2015 Show House

November 5, 2015

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Baldwin County Home builders show house, Fairhope alabamaEven though I’m a bit tardy showing you these photos, you’ll still love this beautiful house. The Baldwin County Home Builder’s Association 2015 Show House was bright, open, modern and inviting.

 

Baldwin County Home Builders Association Show House, 2015, Fairhope AlabamaThere was such a crowd of people touring the home, and they had also parked a giant SUV in the driveway, so it was difficult to get a good photo of the exterior. The coastal craftsman style house is located in Colony at the Grand, a new neighborhood on the South end of Fairhope. It’s a gated community, which always makes me scratch my head. I mean . . . it’s Fairhope. Who are you trying to protect yourself from, ladies with casseroles or ladies with tennis racquets? Okay, just had to get that out. I feel better.

 

Baldwin County Home Builders Association Show House, 2015, Fairhope AlabamaAs you entered the front door, there was a small office area on the right with sliding barn doors. With the cool driftwood light fixture, they turned this small space into a very stylish area. The home was built by Stuart Construction of Bay Minette and designed by Larry W. Garnett Design and Planning.


Baldwin County Home Builders Association Show House, 2015, Fairhope AlabamaThe master bedroom was cozy and decorated with beautiful light blue and neutral tones. The windows were fitted with custom fabric shades that were operated by the touch of a button. You can see the ipad next to the bed, which linked to all the custom automated features throughout the house. The headboard was very pretty, but is it just me, or is it a bit cattywompus?

Baldwin County Home Builders Association Show House, 2015, Fairhope AlabamaThe master bathroom was perfect and led to a huge walk-in closet. I don’t care how big the closet is, I prefer to have my own separate closet and not share with my husband, so if I lived here, he’d have to find another place for his clothes. It’s just a girl thing.

 

Baldwin County Home Builders Association Show House, 2015, Fairhope AlabamaAhh . . . the heart of the home. This living area was gorgeous and had a breakfast nook tucked in the back and a fabulous kitchen with vaulted ceiling behind.

 

Baldwin County Home Builders Association Show House, 2015, Fairhope AlabamaThe side door, flanked by awesome curtains opened to a great back porch and outdoor area that included a pizza oven. Such a perfect house for a party.

 

Baldwin County Home Builders Association Show House, 2015, Fairhope AlabamaOne of my pet peeves, that I know 80% of Americans have because of our love of TV and the new designs of flat screens is  . . . TVs over the fireplace. I know! What do we do? Sometimes there’s not a good option, but I swannee, there’s got to be a better way!!! What do you think?

 

Baldwin County Home Builders Association Show House, 2015, Fairhope AlabamaHere’s more of the wonderful kitchen.

 

Baldwin County Home Builders Association Show House, 2015, Fairhope AlabamaA small powder room for guests was decorated with charming old distressed plank walls. The house was listed at over $600,000 and we were told there were already three offers on it by 10:00 that morning.

 

Baldwin County Home Builders Association Show House, 2015, Fairhope AlabamaThis was a great work spot, just inside the garage door where you could organize yourself before you leave. The windows overlooked the front porch.

 

Baldwin County Home Builders Association Show House, 2015, Fairhope AlabamaThe clever design has the cubby/drop-it-all-here spot just outside the door as you stepped down into the garage.


Baldwin County Home Builders Association Show House, 2015, Fairhope AlabamaThere was a lovely guest room and full bathroom downstairs off the kitchen.

Baldwin County Home Builders Association Show House, 2015, Fairhope Alabama

A bedroom upstairs had two awesome twin beds.


Baldwin County Home Builders Association Show House, 2015, Fairhope Alabama

Here’s a closer look at how they upholstered the side rails and footboard to match the headboard. Very unique with a nice tailored look that I loved.

 

I really liked this house, although I am one of the few people who still love having (and use) a formal dining room. I think a combination dining room with library or study would make good use of the space, but nowadays, no one, or at least the builders, don’t think they are necessary.

 

What do you think? Could you live here? I’d bring you a casserole on moving day if you’d let me through the gate!

 



 

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  1. I’m with you on the TV over the fireplace abomination. Never. Ever. Love the painted kitchen cupboards.
    The twin beds are fabulous. The master bed headboard is a little hard to figure out. I love board and batten but not floor to ceiling. All the furniture, lamps, etc interrupt the pattern and make the wall look weird to me. Maybe that is why the headboard looks off kilter?

    1. Yes, maybe you’re right about the walls making it look funny, but something was just off. Still . . . I wouldn’t cry if someone gave me the bed!

  2. You don’t say how many square feet the house has. I’m with you, I’d like a formal dining room. Can’t imagine where you’d have Thanksgiving in this house. It was lovely but seemed tight to me. Of course I’m from the southwest and we get a little more for our money out here. I think the problem with the master bed was the comforter was on crooked. However I think the head board is all wrong too. Too small. Anyway, I did love the master bath! Thanks for posting it. I love home tours!

    1. Good point about the square footage. I went back and looked at the notes and it wasn’t listed, but I would say it’s in the neighborhood of 3,000 sq. ft.
      Thanks for the comments!

  3. I am with you on the TV over the mantle. I think people do it because they don’t want to choose between two focal points….TV or fireplace. Watching TV from that angle is hard though. It is like getting to the latest must see movie and having to sit on the front row. Too high!
    I don’t like the new trend with no formal dining room either. I love my dining room at holidays and family gatherings. Of course, it is not a bad place either when you want to get off by yourself and do a little work when you have a small home. Lots of good memories around the dining room table.

  4. I’m a sucker for a home tour Leslie Anne, and I’m swooning over the office in this house with those open sliding barn doors~ thanks for sharing~ I’ll be sure not to try to visit that neighborhood with a casserole or a tennis racquet 🙂

  5. Is there more to the headboard hiding behind those pillows? If not, I agree that it is a little small making it look unbalanced. I agree about the TV…makes my neck hurt. And actually, how many times will you have a fire in the fireplace in Fairhope? In my own home, I think my fireplace is a waste of wall space. I’d rather have one of those big old 80s entertainment centers on that wall.

    1. Are you kidding? We use fireplaces down here when it gets freezing cold . . . around 70°. BRRRR!!!!

      And yes, the headboard goes all the way to the edge, but it’s so low you can’t see it.

  6. 1. I can’t believe that they want that much money for this house. It is insane.
    2. The master bed is off — it’s not your eyes. I think the stools are off -kilter, too. Having participated in show houses in the past, that last problem may be that someone moved them (and that duvet) after the designer did the install.
    3. I think the TV over the FP is an abomination.
    4. The house needs a DR. I would probably use that little “office” which seems redundant to me with those computer desks in the mudroom.

    Just my humble opinions!

    1. I always love your opinions. The way you worded #3 made me laugh out loud! And as for price, there are old falling-apart shacks (loving referred to as “cottages”) that are closer to downtown, going for more than this!!! Fairhope is a strange real estate market.

  7. Hi Little Bitty Pretty One! Oh, this is a beautiful house and with each snap I was thinking of the show ‘Fixer Upper’ with Chip and Joanna Grimes. Hope you’re doing well and thank you for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

    1. Don’t you just love Chip and Joanna’s show? They are lovely, and I’m sure could turn an old shack into something just as beautiful as this house! It really does look like their style!

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