I’m excited to share the first Parade of Homes tour of 2019 with you! I took a break for the holidays but I’m back at it sharing the Bradford House Tour. Be sure to pin the pictures you love!
This was the last house that I saw of the tour and it was the most packed! So I got a lot of pictures but at the same time couldn’t quite capture everything. I am sharing a few pictures from the builder’s website to give you a better look at this gorgeous home.
The Bradford house boasts 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms and is 5,498 square feet.
Disclaimer: you may want to grab a snack…there’s a lot of pictures.
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As you can see this house won gold in it’s price point. I don’t know what style of house I would call this. It looks to have a French country exterior but it has a lot of modern design touches inside.
When you enter into the home through these gorgeous double doors, you have the den/home office on the right. I love the modern take on the sliding barn door. The stairway to the left and as you can see, the wet bar. The main floor is open concept so you can see directly into the great room and through to the rear porch.
Here’s a look at the home office off of the entryway. The windows are so classic and tall and let in so much light.
Wine storage for the wet bar. What are your thoughts on a wet bar like this? I personally don’t like it and I’ve seen quite a few houses on this Parade of Homes tour that have them. Everyone doesn’t drink and many people don’t drink on that level I would think. What do I know. But this home has two wet bars. You’ll see the second one later. I guess my question would be, if you’re not a drinker, how would you use this space?
The staircase has a classic look that I love. The iron stair spindles have a unique pattern.
This is a wonderful view of the great room looking toward the front door. I love the ceiling detail. The top of the fireplace with the TV is a really cool feature.
Looking from the foyer to the main living space you can really see how open it is. Especially with the slider doors open and allowing the outdoors in. The main floor is spacious and inviting.
A nice large sectional is perfect for this living space. The corner spot is calling for me!
This is a very modern, sleek style fireplace.
What I have loved about so many of the houses I’ve toured in the Triangle Parade of Homes, is the focus on the indoor outdoor living. Especially when you live in a climate that you can enjoy the outdoors most of the year. This outdoor living room is cozy and comfy. Perfect for a summer barbecue and watching football in the fall. To the right of this picture you can see the phantom screens that can be raised and lowered. Great attention to detail.
Peeking into the master suite that has it’s own access to the rear porch.
To the left of the outdoor living space is the outdoor dining. And as you can see, there were a ton of people in this house!
Before we leave the backyard, let’s look at this swimming pool. Just steps off of the rear porch is a nice swimming pool perfect for our Carolina summers. It has a shamu shelf with a hot tub and overlooking the fairway. This neighborhood does have a pool but it’s nice to have your own. Since there is a neighborhood swimming pool, this one doesn’t need to be too big.
A little private sitting area to enjoy some sun and coffee or sweet tea. It has a small fire pit that is kind of hidden by the bush.
Heading back into the house, before we see the kitchen, here’s the informal dining room. There is no formal dining room in the Bradford house. So they made this area large enough to accommodate a nice sized table.
The dining room features this built-in floating buffet which is perfect for storage.
The dining area overlooks the sunken keeping room that features another modern fireplace. The fireplace is the focal point in the room.
I love the large windows in this room. The keeping room is both sunken and has vaulted ceilings so it feels really big.
Now let’s look at this gorgeous kitchen! There’s a lot of things I like about this gourmet kitchen. You can see that storage abounds making this kitchen both functional and beautiful.
The subway tile backsplash adds to the glam factor.
I love the cabinetry! The simple inset panels are my dream! Speaking of dreams, so is the gas range. The drawers flanking the range are perfect for pots and pans.
If you like to display your dinnerware these glass door cabinets are a real focal point. I wouldn’t choose the contrasting colors like this but I’m intrigued by it. It’s a bold move that works in this kitchen.
The large kitchen island features a stainless steel apron sink. I must admit, the contrasting metals is bothering me. I would rather have polished nickel hardware since the sink is a focal point.
Look at how you can see everything and be a part of it all from the kitchen sink.
You can see the pocket door that separates the kitchen from the mudroom. We’ll get to that in a minute…
Perhaps my favorite aspect of this kitchen is the hidden pantry.
I’ll take you around this huge pantry from left to right. I think a secondary refrigerator is great. Why have it in your garage when you can have it in your pantry! They call this a bulk pantry because it’s perfect for regular pantry needs but can accommodate your Costco hauls as well. Talk about a dream!
They have the right set up as a coffee station. Perfect for a built-in espresso machine.
A handy built-in nook for cleaning supplies is a great idea. Having them right off of the kitchen works well.
Talk about #pantrygoals right!
The mudroom space has access to the secondary stairs. Also in this space you’ll see are the laundry room, a walk-in storage closet and a powder room.
The laundry room is a large multi-functional space.
The command center can be used in a number of ways. They have it set up as a gift wrapping station, which if you know me, really makes me smile. It could also be used as a craft space with the island.
Right off of the laundry room is a powder room with access to the backyard. I wish I had gotten a better picture of the vanity because I really like the style of it.
Before we go upstairs, let’s take a look at the master suite.
The master bedroom itself is a comfortable size. And with the tall ceilings and access to the rear porch it’s more than enough space. I love the double trey ceiling.
Everything about the double vanity I love. The floating cabinets with the under mount lighting, the countertops, the mirrors and the sconces.
The marble tile surround of the shower matches the slab from the kitchen island. The master bathroom has both a warm and luxurious feel.
The master closet is quite large. It’s practically a his and hers closet separated by the island.
Moving upstairs, from the rear stairs you’re greeted with a study nook for the kids.
The guest bedroom boasts a classic and timeless look. I love it.
This bedroom is really sweet. The focal wall art gives it a very airy and whimsical feel.
This girls bedroom has an en suite. I like the tiles laid vertically like this, it adds height to the shower.
The bathroom makes a great uses of space with the walk-in closet and pocket door.
GOLF THEMED BEDROOM
This golf themed bedroom is perfect design inspiration for a budding PGA athlete. That’s about all I know about golf haha.
The golf theme continues into the en suite.
The upstairs hallway is nice and wide. You can see access to one of the guest bathrooms.
The openness of the foyer flows up through the stairway and upstairs walkway. An orb light fixture is a great choice for the entryway.
The light fixture over the stairs is also a good choice. I really like the look of it. And aren’t these stairs beautiful! The design of the iron spindles are a nice touch.
CLUB ROOM/MEDIA ROOM
The club room as the builder is calling it takes the rec room/man cave to the next level. The wood beams and vaulted ceilings contrast to provide a spacious room.
The media room features a large TV screen with a sunken living space. Plus the bar area. It’s perfect for having the gang over to watch the big game!
What more could a guy ask for?
One last look at the back of this unique home! You see from this view that even with the pool, there’s still a lot of green space. I think some of the things that makes the Bradford House unique are that it’s in the heart of the city, on a golf course, with a pool and on a good lot. I mean, you wouldn’t look at this backyard and think it was in the city. You’d expect it to be in the suburbs or even further out.
I hope that you enjoyed the Bradford House tour! I know I enjoy sharing these lovely homes with you. When I go to the Parade of Homes tours I get so much inspiration for decorating my home and what I’d like to incorporate in my future dream home. If you see something you like be sure to pin it on Pinterest and share with others. You can follow me on Pinterest too.