Welcome back, fellow lookiloos. Hope you enjoyed yesterday’s model home tour and are ready for another one. This is a smaller house plan they offer in the subdivision and has the garage in back, so I liked the exterior better. Take a look…
Loved the board and batten woodwork that gave the small entry hall a bit of substance. There’s a study off one side…
And the master suite is on the other:
I thought it was interesting how they used some beadboard and trim to frame the bed without taking it all the way to the corners:
There were a lot of blues and grays in the house.
Here’s the first-floor floorplan so you can get your bearings:
Turning the corner out of the master suite, you see the kitchen and vaulted living room ahead:
The fireplace wall is planked with bleached wood that gave the tall wall some texture.
I failed to get a wide shot of the kitchen without people in it. Oops. Hope they don’t mind making an appearance on my blog…
The kitchen was a lot smaller than the one in the house I showed you yesterday, and this one’s open to the living and dining areas:
Do the cabinets on the window wall in the kitchen look squatty to you? I wasn’t crazy about the small windows above them, either, although I appreciate the attempt to bring more natural light into the room:
I was also kind of puzzled by the artwork hung so high on the fireplace wall. On the other side of the living area is an open dining area:
Because the two-car garage is attached to the house in back in this plan, the backyard is pretty small. The door to the garage faces the stairs above, and I didn’t like how there’s no transition between the two (i.e., a mudroom).
The stairs lead up to an open loft:
Lily had a great time exploring the models with me and loved the loft:
On the other side was a sitting area with an entertainment center (sans TV):
There are two bedrooms on the second floor, including this boy’s room:
The neighborhood is in Mason, Ohio. For more information about the house and how to build one like it, visit M/I Homes.
Which one do you prefer — the bigger model I showed you yesterday or this one? The other one was a little too big for me, but I’d want the walk-in pantry, bigger laundry, and mudroom it had that this one lacks. I think every family needs a room dedicated to coats and shoes. 🙂
Have you done any lookilooing in model homes lately?
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