Friday, July 22, 2011

The New Casa: A Sneak Peak

We considered buying a "shell" and having a contractor do the work to finish it. After we found this house for a good deal, we knew this was the house for us. Take a peak.

Here is the outside of the house, which is just fine. No great curb appeal. Since this picture was taken they painted the trim black and the door a nice gray.


Through the front door is the living room, with a small 1/2 bath on the right. The ceilings are 12-14' tall on this floor, so while this house is the same width as our (about 12' interior), the ceiling height helps make it feel larger.

living room

At the back of the house is the kitchen and dining room. The stairs of the house are in the middle, bisecting the space. Since they are an open stair it helps to make things still feel open. The kitchen has nice cabinets, counters, appliances, and a pretty good overall design.

kitchen 2

Here is the second floor layout, showing the two bedrooms each with their own bathrooms. Also, having the washer and dryer on this floor is pretty nice.

second floor plan

I can't pull the pics of the bedrooms into this post, but both they and the baths are pretty nice. Here is a sample of the bathrooms. Overall the tile quality is good in all of the 4.5 bathrooms. I don't know what we are going to do with all of those bathrooms, but the more the merrier?

back bed bath

The third floor is what we fell in love with. It is a master suite with the bedroom at the front, the master bath in the back, and a wet bar leading out to the rooftop deck. Here is the landing, looking forward toward the bedroom.

atrium 2

Turning around 180 degrees and you have the wetbar to the rooftop deck.

wet bar 2

There is a small deck landing on this level, and then up you go one more level to the main deck area. It has view of the harbor and will be great to watch fireworks from. :-)

rooftop deck

The front of the third floor is the master bedroom, with a nice big walk-in closet with a glass panel door. All the bedrooms have recessed lighting and ceiling fans, and the master has the nice coffered ceiling.

master bed

The master bath at the back of the third level has a double vanity, a soaking tub, and to the left of the vanity there is a stand up shower with a bunch of a jets and a floating glass door.

master bathroom

Also, the mancavebasement is fully finished and runs the length of the house. It also has a full bathroom, just in case I need to shower in my mancave. You never know...

basement stairs

We have a parking space in the back, but our one major thing we gave up with this house was a yard. :-( For more pictures of the house, including the full floor plans check out the virtual tour.

parking pad

Thus far, all things are heading smoothly, so hopefully all continutes to go well and we'll be moving in a little over a month.


Katie @ said...

oh my gosh - what an awesome house you're going to create here!

bldaniels24 said...

That is a beautiful house you are moving in to. I hope you make many memories with both houses.

Anthony said...

new place looks awesome. Love the stairs and all the space! Nice deck, although, looks like you have a lot of staining to do in your future! ha. Good luck finishing up the basement at the current place. Saw the post and looks great so far. Looking forward to seeing how make the new place your own.

sellthesedownfalls said...

Ahhh, small 'internet world' - I've seen your renovations blog (stumbled upon by googling for baltimore rowhouse renovations), and my husband and I almost wrote an offer for that place! I hope you love it - it is great. The.most.amazing view from that roof deck! Enjoy! :D

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jessysue26 said...

I stalked this house on homedatabase for months - I love the modern finishes; I just wish Baltimore had more like this. Congrats on a beautiful rowhome!

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