W hen a reader told me about a neighborhood in Utah where new houses are being built with exteriors inspired by classic older house styles, I had to check them out. I found three that are on the market now, so take a look and then tell us which one you like best.
The interiors of the houses look much more modern than the exteriors, although you’ll find classic details here and there.
I think the staircase detail is interesting, as is the built-in bench seat for the kitchen table (comfort, however, may be another matter!).
The white kitchen is lovely but I would have liked to have seen some of the stained wood in the cooking area, too.
A big mudroom like this would definitely be a selling point for me:
Check the listing to see all the photos and details. Asking price: $699,999.
This traditional two-story home has some lovely woodwork, built-ins, and lots of big windows.
There are 4 bedrooms and 3 baths.
I really like this kitchen with the mix of black lower cabinets and wood-stained uppers.
I also like the built-ins in this house, like this window seat:
Check the listing for all the photos and details. Asking price: $615,000.
I love a simple yellow house like this with white trim and a front porch. It would be fun to see the front door painted a bright color, wouldn’t it?
Inside, the kitchen has more of a country vibe than the other two.
The finished basement provides additional living (and playing) space:
There are 5 bedrooms and 3 baths.
I could really go for a big, sunny laundry and mud room like this:
Check the listing for all the photos and details about this yellow house. Asking price: $499,900. All three houses were built by Destination Homes. Check their website to see more of their floorplans and houses for sale. (Thanks to Kim for telling me about them.)
Now it’s time to pull out your (fantasy) checkbook and buy one. Which one will it be?
Click here to see more new houses with classic style, including…