That’s right. Another one. What? You don’t like town homes either? Well, strap in, because it’s here. This one is an interior unit and is 1690sf (?). 3/2.5/1 again. This little nugget was mostly yellow and gray which I’m already completely sick of. It’s not an interesting enough color palette to become a “thing”, you know? This one is a C, but only because I like the big ass mirrors.
I really don’t care for the piece on the wall in the kitchen. It’s just too bland and that wall is fantastic. Also, she did a sports themed room for the boy, and even though it’s my alma mater, I don’t care for “school” rooms. We’ve seen much better boys rooms here on this blog, so the bar is high. Speaking of bars, the bar stools are some of my favorite and I’ve seen another builder use these. I love the metal things on the sides of the living room window. They have nice texture and hopefully you can see that in the pictures. Overall, nothing special.
By now you must be thinking I only go to town homes. Well, you’d be wrong, but I do go to quite a few. To wit: this baby at 1885 sf, 3 Br, 2.5 Ba, and 2 car garage. Like most town homes, this one is uninspired but the size is pretty good. The layout is not as awful as most, but you can decide if you like it or not. Sadly, the decorator didn’t rise to the challenge. It’s not horrible, but it has no Wow, no Zhush, no Ah. There is liberal use of Ikea stuff and she picked the good stuff, so that. Overall, this is a C. Seems harsh, but with a challenging floor plan, it’s a perfect opportunity to really show your stuff. The furniture is awful and looks super cheap. I just think there are some missed opportunities here. So I stand by the C.
This house is not one of my favorites. It’s really too big. It’s 3579 sf, has 5 BR’s, a 2 Car garage, and 5 bathrooms. That’s 5 bathrooms to clean. It is a monster. It seems a bit outdated and they are still using the earthy neutral tones but with no surprises to mix it up. They also have the bane of my existence – granite.
The kitchen is huge. Like, enormous. On the surface that seems awesome, but the decorator used a small rectangle table in the breakfast area, when clearly she should have used a round one. Also, the island is too big. And it’s perfectly square. I don’t cook, but it seems to me that you’d have trouble getting something in and out of the oven. And the same is true for the refrigerator. The whole family has to walk all the way through the kitchen for breakfast. Seems picky, but this is a big kitchen. Poorly designed. Did I mention the horrible granite? And the backsplash that aggressively competes with granite? Just no.
They also chose to use brushed chrome lighting with white tulip globes that seem quite modern and they don’t match the heavier, Mediterranean architecture and decor. Not only are the fixtures unattractive, but they look cheap, especially in a house they are clearly trying to make “grand”. The whole house feels heavy and very Kirklands.
The bedrooms upstairs are laid out nicely. In fact, there’s really nothing wrong with the upstairs. The upstairs and front porch save this one. Enjoy.
Uninspired and they can do better.