2016 BCHB Showcase House

October 17, 2016

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BCHB 2016 Showcase House - Leslie Anne Tarabella.com - blogWoo-woo baby! This showcase house is one for the records! Sold in a matter of days for somewhere in the $600,000 range, people were loving the new, simplified look and found 40-gazillion ideas for their own homes.

 

BCHB 2016 Showcase House - Leslie Anne Tarabella.com - blogInside the front door to the left was the dining room. I know people nowadays don’t like formal dining rooms, but I LOVE them. I think someday I’d like to combine a dining room with a library. I have to have room for a very old dining set that has a table that expands to seat 12 (but I only have 6 chairs), a sideboard, server and china cabinet. I didn’t think all the pieces would fit in here, so I had to pass on this house. Onward to Downton Abbey, I say!

 

BCHB 2016 Showcase House - Leslie Anne Tarabella.com - blogThis guest room was to the right of the front door, and I guess it could also be used as an office.

 

BCHB 2016 Showcase House - Leslie Anne Tarabella.com - blogI wanted to include this photo, because one teensy-tinsey detail that bugged me was the closet. Do you see how there are two rows of shelves? Well, they are built in — unadjustable, and go around the entire closet, so there’s no hanging DRESSES! I love to wear dresses, and EVERY closet in this house had this configuration except for a tiny space in the (very small) master closet, where I could fit maybe 8 dresses, max. Do the builders think we’re all T-shirt wearing people now? (sadly, I think we may be). If you have dozens of princess ballgowns you are seriously out of luck.

 

BCHB 2016 Showcase House - Leslie Anne Tarabella.com - blogNow, on to happier things. Look at this little chair nook! Pretty-pretty-pretty!

 

BCHB 2016 Showcase House - Leslie Anne Tarabella.com - blogThis is the beautiful view from the main hallway into the family room. I am definitely a big fan of brick walls. How about you?

 

BCHB 2016 Showcase House - Leslie Anne Tarabella.com - blogLooking back at the front door.

 

BCHB 2016 Showcase House - Leslie Anne Tarabella.com - blog

Here it is . . . the master bedroom on the first floor overlooking the backyard area. So peaceful and soothing.

 

BCHB 2016 Showcase House - Leslie Anne Tarabella.com - blogBut the master bath is just downright elegant. That’s the small closet at the end. The mirror makes it look larger than it is. It’s meant as a his-and-hers, but even if it was mine-and-mine, it wouldn’t be large enough (glittery ballgowns, remember?)

 

BCHB 2016 Showcase House - Leslie Anne Tarabella.com - blogThis is such a great space for laundry and a walk-through to the back door. Excellent cabinet placement for awesome storage.

 

BCHB 2016 Showcase House - Leslie Anne Tarabella.com - blog

But on to the important room, the kitchen. I adore the wood countertop on the island!

 

BCHB 2016 Showcase House - Leslie Anne Tarabella.com - blogYou’ll have to excuse my hot-day ponytail look, but I was so excited at this detail I don’t mind being the door-model. You think it’s a regular pantry cabinet door, but then you open it to find .  .  .

 

BCHB 2016 Showcase House - Leslie Anne Tarabella.com - bloga giant walk-in pantry! This makes up for any small closet jokes I’ve ever told in the past about this awesome house! The pantry has storage for all the neighbor’s food plus the National Guard!

 

BCHB 2016 Showcase House - Leslie Anne Tarabella.com - blogSee? It turns a corner and goes on and on and on. (Three cheers for the slide-out shelves!).

 

BCHB 2016 Showcase House - Leslie Anne Tarabella.com - blogOnce it cools down around here, maybe by November (please, please,please?), this will be the most popular spot of the home. Just off the kitchen, it’s a beautiful outdoor space.

 

BCHB 2016 Showcase House - Leslie Anne Tarabella.com - blogNow, for the upstairs. This is the landing made for games, studying and lounging in pretty chairs.

 

BCHB 2016 Showcase House - Leslie Anne Tarabella.com - blogOne of the two bedrooms upstairs. Cutie-pie!

 

BCHB 2016 Showcase House - Leslie Anne Tarabella.com - blogThen there’s this . . . TV wonderland complete with twinkly stars on the ceiling. I’d never get my son out of there. There were several doors that opened into unfinished attic storage which is fabulous for all those Christmas decorations.

 

* This house was built by Truland Homes and is 3,670 square feet, and features 4 bedrooms, 3 baths and garage space for 3 cars. It is in the Firethorne neighborhood, located on Hwy. 181 in Fairhope, AL. For more information on homes or lots in this neighborhood, call Dawn Beasley at 251-463-1398 or Alicen Fowler at 251-295-1014.

 

 

 

 

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  1. This house is very nice — but not my cup of tea. Too brown, for starters! I agree with you that the pantry is the best thing about the whole house, with the brick walls running a close second, and the walnut countertop tying it. (That I would truly love to have.) You know it was designed by a man, possibly a Yankee (gasp!) when they left no room for dresses and glittery ball gowns!!!

  2. Leslie Anne, I am always up for a home tour (do you think it is our nosey nature)!! Oh goodness, I hope Hillary’s pantsuits never become the new look…it is hard to beat a beautiful dress! I like several elements of the house…the brick wall, the pantry (wow), and the master bath. But, I wonder who planned the small closets?

  3. Some lovely features. Was that shiplap running up the stairs and in the reading nook? Joanna Gaines would be impressed. Also loved the nautical theme in the bedroom.

  4. I heard all the ads for this place and recognize it by many of the details you shared. While it does have a ton of neat accents, It’s definitely too trendy for me. And, then there’s the dress/formal gown issue. My long clothes take up about 1/3 of our current closet. Yeah, those with the bar would be a no-go. I guess unless some of that attic storage could be converted. Ha! 😉
    Thanks for sharing the tour.

  5. Love the brick walls and the shiplap, I wonder when that will trend out though…the closet is confusing but I would kill for that pantry and outdoor room! Thanks for the tour and hope you find your Downton Abbey soon!

    1. I remember my great grandmother’s house having the shiplap, and I think it just depends on what type of house it’s in. Authentic country cottage or suburban neighborhood? Time will tell.

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