I'm down in Jacksonville, Fl this week visiting my parents, and the HGTV Smart Home just happens to be 15 minutes away from them. We drove by Sunday morning and found out they were giving tours later that day. I was surprised by how many people were there, and I didn't get very many photos because of that. Walking through I heard the same thing come out of everyone's mouth- "This could be my new home". Someone will win it. I'd be pretty ecstatic myself, but I gotta be honest and state what I think everyone else was thinking- it was surprisingly small! I'm talking 10'x12' bedrooms. It was sufficient, sure. Each of the three (yes only three!) bedrooms had their own bathroom, which is more than my house has. But I guess I was expecting bigger for an HGTV Smart Home. Here are some pictures I snapped. I love the beachy color scheme, appropriate for its 5 minute bike ride to the beach. It's located in a neighborhood called Paradise Key that gives off a nature preserve feel. Knowing Florida that means snakes! You can see more pics online of course, but here are the few I took (and a couple I snatched off their website to show you).
|Master Bath: This is seriously the size of a bedroom itself.|
All the toilets in the house were these awesome computer operated,self-closing toilets. Now if they could replace the toilet paper on the roll, we'd be in business.
|Outdoor Shower: really neat concept, but it's on the garage side of the house, not in the back by the pool like you'd think.|
|2nd Floor Hallway turned loft|
They put a tv on the opposing wall, but it's hardly big enough to call it a second family room.
Beautiful, subway tile in a warm, chocolate brown.
I LOVE that they put three china cabinets side by side along the wall to create a statement.
The curtains are on a track around the whole space to close off the dining area. This would make for some cozy dinners.
All in all, a beautiful house, of course. I believe there are still 39 days left to enter to win.
Also, here are a few other pictures of some houses we saw in a new development called Rivertown. It's this adorable, little community right across from the river. They're building new craftsmen style homes from $170k-mid $200k.
|Neat idea for end tables: stained vertical stripes for a rustic modern look.|
|The view across from the house.|
|The view from upstairs. Look at the detailed columns in the open floor plan.|
|My favorite part of the kitchen. The breakfast nook with built-in cabinetry.|
|Check out the mirror. We have that at Redesignation, too.|
|Cute little girl's room.|
Isn't it all so warm and inviting? Hope you enjoyed my real estate vacation Monday. We'll be back in the burg for more next week.