There 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.
As 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.
The 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?
The master bathroom was perfect and ledÂ 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.
One 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 Â . . . 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?
Here’s more of the wonderful kitchen.
A 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.
A bedroom upstairs had two awesome twin beds.
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!