The Richmond Homearama is showcase of local Richmond home builders. The model homes feature all of the latest trends in home construction and design. The Richmond Homearama takes place in a premiere Richmond area community. The 2014 Richmond Homearama took place in Magnolia Green (Chesterfield) and featured 7 model homes. Jesse and I had a blast touring all seven of the show houses and looking at the different architecture and designs. The third and fourth house of the show were my personal favorites, so I’m especially excited about today’s tours!
2014 Richmond Homearama House Tours: House #3, “Southern Charm” by Southern Traditions
I have really become a fan of coffered ceilings and the ceiling in this house was gorgeously done with barnwood! I didn’t realize how much of a fan of natural wood I was until I toured these houses because I was drawn to all the wooden accents in these houses. I guess it’s because of all the wood trim in our house, it must be rubbing off on me. 😉
The kitchen also had a ton of natural wood, but there was such a weird mixture of textures in the room. There was tile, beadboard, granite, stainless steel and rustic natural wood, which was very overwhelming. I wasn’t a huge fan of the kitchen island either. The wood extending from the granite island was kind of weird. (Photo via Homearama)
Right down the hall next to the refrigerator were the mudroom, laundry room and powder room. I LOVED the powder room in this house, but I didn’t like that it was so far from the main family room. The wall paper was awesome and reminded me of the wallpaper Emily of Go Haus Go just put in her powder room. I also appreciated the nod to Richmond with the RVA towel.
The guest room in this house was my favorite of all the bedrooms in the show. I loved the muted neutrals and yellow, the bed frame and the accent wall! Oh, that white planked wall! Excuse me while I wipe up my drool.
The children’s bunk room reminded me of something you would see at the beach because of all the beds, but I did like the concept. My favorite thing was the shutters on the inside of the windows. It made me feel like I was in a playhouse, which is perfect for a kid’s room! (Photo via YHL, mine had a lady walk into the frame).
2014 Richmond Homearama House Tours: House #4, “Greystone” by Ray A. Williams Custom Homes
The first thing about this house that caught my eye was the gorgeous double front doors. The large windows and the natural wood were just gorgeous against the stone exterior. There was also another door at the other end of the porch that opened into the mud room, the setup of that was interesting because the mudroom was almost like a hallway and it was on the other side of the house from the garage and driveway. This home also had amazing architecture features with coffered and vaulted ceilings through out the house and my favorite back yard of the day.
This house did have my favorite kitchen of the whole Richmond Homearama though! I love how white and bright it is, but it’s also cozy. Things weren’t spread out, which is important when I’m cooking, but it was still big. And I really like the bar area, even though it was in front of the breakfast nook, which I thought was a tad redundant.
This house also had a few normal bath tubs! Most of the houses we toured had the elaborate all glass fronted showers, even in shared Jack and Jill bathrooms, so it was nice to see a normal tub every once in awhile.
My absolute favorite thing about this house though was the back porch and patio. There were sliding glass doors in the “keeping room” next to the kitchen that opened onto a beautiful covered porch with outdoor living furniture, then there was a large deck space with a table and grill, and then a patio with a huge fire pit. All I’d need was a little more space for a play set for kiddos and this would be my dream yard.
What’s your favorite house so far? Or your fave design element?