The story of a house design, from idea to design to plan!
On the way to school one day, I had the idea for this house and quickly wrote it down in my phone. I said it'd be a large classic victorian house with a modern glass back.
Later, I sketched the floorplan both on my phone and on paper. I had decided to have a grand entrance hall with a dining room and bathroom to the left, and an office and guest room to the right. In the back would be the great room which would be open to the backyard and a tiered deck. Upstairs would be bedrooms and the master suite.
The exterior shifted a little more towards looking like an old factory building than a victorian home, but I was okay with that. Classic brick walls with orderly windows completed the look. While the three story deck and quirky green front door kept a modern feel.
I designed the interior with a classic color scheme, straight from Sherwan William's "Early and Late Victorian" color family. And many of the rooms were inspired by photos I found on Pinterest.
Such as the kitchen, inspired by this classic white galley kitchen.
And the living room, inspired by this modern and functional living room.
And the guest bedroom, inspired by this chic and relaxing bedroom.
Off the main entry hall is the formal dining room, half bath, office, and guest bedroom. At the back of the house is the living room and kitchen, both very open to the backyard. The two car garage is connected to the kitchen and dining room through a multiuse mud room/butlers pantry.
On the second floor, you arrive in an open family room with a grand master suite at one end and a hallway with 3 more bedrooms, a full bath, and a large laundry room in it.
The dining room off the entry hall which connects to the kitchen through a butlers pantry/mud room.
The second floor family room which has an exposed brick stairwell.
The elegant master suite with his and hers closets and an attached bath.
If walls could dream... they'd dream of simple inspiration turning into stunning home design.