Welcome to the Fireside Retreat Parade of Homes tour! I’m excited to walk you through this beautiful home today! Tucked away inside a Raleigh neighborhood this home is unassuming from the outside and absolutely beautiful inside. I hope you gain some inspiration throughout this house! Grab a snack because I have a lot of pictures to share with you 🙂
Even the overcast skies can’t take away from this lovely exterior! The Fireside Retreat home features five bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms. It comes in at 4,473 square feet of living space. At the time of viewing it was listed at $1,449,000.
There’s not a lot of details I have on the house that I tend to have. What I do have is an abundance of pictures! More eye candy never hurts right?
The three car garage offers a covered entryway.
Entering the home you’re greeted by this beautiful stairway with a unique accent wall. Look at the attention to detail with the trim along the staircase.
Immediately I’m in love with the wide plank white oak flooring. I like how the foyer has a traditional feel.
The craftsmanship throughout the home is right up my alley. It’s the extra touches to the large baseboards and crown molding along with the trim around the doorways for me.
Where I’m standing in the shot above is right in front of the powder room. I like how it has a little glam personality and isn’t the faucet and vanity so unique?
Off of the powder room there is a small walkway that leads to the guest bedroom. They have it staged as a first floor home office. On the second level there is another home office.
It makes a really good size guest bedroom and comes with it’s own attached bathroom.
The attached bathroom has a bit of a masculine feel to it. I love the color of the countertops.
Moving into the heart of the home we have the dining room which is right off of the kitchen. It’s definitely an architecturally interesting room with the trim on the walls, the beams on the ceiling and the chandelier.
The family room is very interesting and your eye is drawn to so many places at once. I particularly love the ceiling detail. This is on the only shot I have of the living room without anybody in it.
Between the living room and kitchen is this little butler’s pantry. It’s not until now that I notice the left drawer doesn’t have a handle. I’m not sure if that’s intentional or not.
FIRESIDE RETREAT GOURMET KITCHEN
Now let’s go into the showstopper of this home…the kitchen! Whereas I got only one halfway decent shot of the living room, I got perhaps too many really good shots of the kitchen. Let’s admire it’s beauty!
My favorite feature of this kitchen has to be the arabesque ceramic backsplash. It’s such a statement and really elevates the kitchen as if it needs anything else! I’m not a true fan of the gold/brass hardware trend but it definitely works in this kitchen.
I love the countertops in this kitchen. There’s very little color in the perimeter countertops but the island has a little more grey throughout.
PANTRY WITH BUILT IN ORGANIZATION
If you’ve been around here for awhile you know how much a well thought out pantry impresses me. This pantry offers great space to store all the things as well as built in organization. I don’t need the wine organizer but I will say as someone who doesn’t find the need for a full wine storage the way I see in many of the homes in this price point, I can appreciate the thought put into this one.
Of course I love the sheet pan storage because my goodness do I get so annoyed keeping up with mine! And the built in can shelf storage is something I think all pantries should come with. Or it can be used as a spice rack which is nice option to have.
An empty pantry provides so much promise doesn’t it?
Off of the living room is the screened porch with a retractable screen. You can see there is an outdoor standalone fireplace. Who needs a firepit when you can have a fireplace right?
On the other side of the living room is the primary bedroom. It’s a great size. Notice the hanging pendant lights beside the bed.
From this view you can see the accent wall. I’ve never seen anything like this before!
The gold accents and fixtures continue into the primary bathroom. Take note of the towel bar in the middle between the vanity mirrors. I like that much better than the small towel rings or bars that are typically in a bathroom.
The soaking tub has its own little space and I love the basketweave accent tile that is also in the shower. It’s too pretty to cover up!
The only thing this beautiful shower doesn’t have is a built in bench but it has everything else. I especially love the wall ledge to store the necessities. I’ll always love the look of hexagon marble tile. It’s a classic for me and something I definitely want in my own home one day.
I know I said I have a lot of pictures of the Fireside Retreat house! And we’re still on the first floor. From this view you can see into the walk in closet, but I won’t add those pictures. This is one beautiful bathroom if I do say so myself!
MUDROOM & OWNERS ENTRY
Directly outside of the primary bedroom is the laundry room which is a really great size. From there we turn and have access to the mudroom and owner’s entryway.
On the opposite wall from the mudroom bench they have a command center and you can get a better look at the door that leads to walkway that you see at the top of this post.
Let’s take a look on the second floor. On the way up the stairs I stopped to take this picture so you can see this aspect of the foyer. You can see on the right is the access to the first floor guest bedroom. On the left is a little niche that I don’t quite know its purpose.
Here’s an up close and personal look at the foyer chandelier.
UPSTAIRS LANDING & LOFT
Atop the stairs is a large landing that leads to a loft.
Immediately off of the loft and stairway landing is the bonus room.
The bonus room has an attached study according to the floor plan. That’s what I think this desk area and built in bookcases belong to.
On the second floor there are three bedrooms. This bedroom has it’s own attached bathroom and the other two bedrooms share a Jack and Jill bedroom.
This is such a lovely bathroom! Of course I love the floor tile but I also love the countertops.
And the shower tile!
One of the other bedrooms has an interesting wallpaper instead of built ins. Instead they put a built in bench to create a cozy nook.
We’ll wrap up the Fireside Retreat house tour with the Jack and Jill bathroom. It’s a nice space with black fixtures and floor tiles. What I love is the shower and how it works with the angles of the house.
Overall I enjoyed touring the Fireside Retreat house. I hope you did as well. It was certainly unexpected from the exterior versus the interior. I don’t know what I was expecting but I was pleasantly surprised.
Until next time, thank you for spending time with me today ♥