Welcome to another beautiful Parade of Homes tour! Today’s tour is of a house I looked at in Durham, North Carolina. It’s my first time taking a look through a home in Durham and it was very unique! Let’s take a look through this modern traditional foursquare house.
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I would have loved to get a better straight on shot of the exterior of this home but the houses were so close together. Built by Homes by Dickerson, one of my favorite local builders, it features three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms. This home is 3,384 square feet and at the time of viewing was listed at $975,000.
I love the columns! And the brick! It’s a nice touch to have the copper accents tie in together and you’ll see shortly how the porch pendant and the garage lighting all are in this pretty copper.
The front door has so much character and charm! I truly love everything about this front porch.
Here’s a look at the front door from the inside.
There’s beautiful stained trim throughout the home that you can take in and enjoy from the home office.
The home office is a good size and even with all of the dark stained wood trim it feels light and bright thanks to the windows and French doors.
TWO STORY FOYER
You’ll see another view of this beautiful chandelier later but I just had to show how impressive the two story foyer is with windows letting in so much light. In case you didn’t know, I love natural light and lots of windows!
From the foyer you walk into the living room. Take note of the craftsmanship.
That may be my favorite feature of this modern traditional foursquare house…the natural light. The living room opens up to the large sunroom with custom windows.
The living room itself isn’t very large but it’s adequate. I love the fireplace and the brick insert. It gives the feel of a traditional living room of years past. And that’s what the builders said they were going for…to pay homage to Sears, Roebuck & Co. catalog homes.
I would add built in cabinets flanking the fireplace to add more storage. If the windows weren’t there I’d do floating shelves or built in shelves.
The sunroom is very large and allows more living and dining space. If you want even more space the patio is equally as large.
I like how they tied in the brick pattern to the front porch and the white planks on the ceiling are nice to break up the dark wood stained walls.
This may be the largest sunroom I’ve ever seen, similar to many of the screened porches I share but this is a unique way to provide an indoor/outdoor feel without having to be outdoors.
Here’s a better view of the living room from the kitchen so you can get a better idea of the size. Because there is the sunroom I don’t think the living room has to be too large. Like I mentioned, they were going for a more traditional space. Back in the day we didn’t have oversized great rooms and family rooms like we do today.
There’s no separate dining space. In fact the dining table is built in off of the island. I don’t love that.
What I do love is the kitchen. In addition to the white cabinetry, there are two accent cabinetry that is made to look more like furniture than built ins. I really like the contrast.
Access everything you need with the sliding ladder. Anytime I see a sliding ladder I think of Beauty and the Beast! Am I the only one?
A unique feature of the kitchen is the appliances are in the pantry.
One thing this kitchen does not fall short on is storage! I like all of the drawer storage for the lower cabinets.
The glass cabinets are perfect for decorating. Not that I could ever pull that off! In my dreams lol.
MUDROOM AND LAUNDRY ROOM
Off of the kitchen is the mud room and laundry room. On the left is a storage/coat closet and past that on the left is the garage entrance.
The laundry room is a good size and provides functional storage, decorative storage and a wash room sink.
Right off of the utility room and before we get to the primary bedroom there is a powder room.
A windowed walkway leads to the owner’s suite.
The owner’s suite is light and bright and airy and I love it!
Notice the hanging picture rail around the room? I’ve never seen that before have you? You may have noticed it in other rooms throughout the home.
The primary bathroom has a lot of personality!
A good size shower completes the bathroom with vertical tile to make it appear even larger.
The primary bedroom is complete with a walk in closet. I like that more builders are including full length mirrors built in to the closet.
Here’s another look at the foyer lighting. From this angle you can see the loft at the top of the stairs.
On the second floor there are two secondary bedrooms that share this bathroom. There’s also a large loft and storage closet.
See what I mean? A very large storage closet. For me this is the perfect home decor storage.
And that wraps up the tour of this modern traditional foursquare house. What do you think? I like to share homes like this because it’s not what you typically see everyday. Walking into the home I didn’t know what to expect and I left pleasantly surprised and in love with the details and craftmanship.
Homes by Dickerson shared a quick video tour on their Instagram
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What I love about Homes by Dickerson is the attention to detail and their unique style. You’ll see as I share a few more of their homes I saw last year.
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