I shared this photo with the story of it took 2 weeks to buy the house. What I didn’t mention is that anything with siding is part of the addition. Including the overhang over the entry, the garage, the bump out on the 2nd floor, and everything in the back. We loved that this house had old-home character, like squeaky original hardwood floors and a wood fireplace. But also included the latest new-home amenities, like an attached garage, master bathroom and walk-in closet.
Formal Living Room
Speaking of wood fireplaces… there is one in the formal living room. The fireplace is inoperable, but we probably wouldn’t use it anyway. I want to keep the original brick, but I’m envisioning accessorizing with some birch logs.
Another thing I loved about this house is the light fixtures. The remodeler didn’t use any of those cheap “boob” lights, like Chris Loves Julia likes to call them.
While it doesn’t include a kegerator, we’re pretty excited about the wet bar/butler’s pantry that’s between the kitchen and dining room.
There is so much to love about this kitchen! The number 1 thing I love is the amount of space; after unpacking there are still several empty drawers and cupboards. I see many more kitchen posts in the future.
The family room is right off the kitchen and has an abundance of windows, recessed lighting and a gas fireplace. I love how open it is to the kitchen, I’m sure we’ll be spending a lot of time in this room.
This photo does not reflect just how big the master bedroom is. Our king bed sits between the two windows with plenty of room to spare on either side. I like to call those two recessed lights the “reading lights”. They are perfectly positioned right over the head of the bed and controlled by the switch by the second window. The door on the left is the closet, and the opened door is the master bathroom.
Like the master bedroom, the master shower is huge! I honestly would have opted for a smaller shower and private room for the toilet, but I can’t complain.
The master closet is the only room, other than in the basement, with carpet. We slept here the night we moved in. A washer, dryer and Ikea closet organization system have all been ordered.
The office (aka small bedroom), has a tiny closet and window. It’s on the main floor and a perfect room to set up my home office since I work from home.
Main Floor Bathroom
The main bathroom is in the middle of the house and has a tiled shower, pedestal sink and tile floor.
Upstairs Guest Bedroom
The upstairs guest room is another huge room with one of the dormers. I plan on making this room really cozy and welcoming to entice all our family and friends to visit. 🙂
Upstairs Small Bedroom & Upstairs Bathroom
There is a second bedroom upstairs, but it’s a really odd shape. It’s long and narrow and might turn into Nolan’s game/sports room. You can also see the upstairs bathroom in this photo; it’s very similar to the main bathroom downstairs.
Down the stairs and to the right there is a carpeted spaced that will soon be our little workout area. To the left of the stairs in the mechanical room with access to the crawl space underneath the addition.
And maybe our favorite part of the Cincinnati House Tour is the porch. There is access via the kitchen door and the garage door. How beautiful is that ceiling!? We’ve lived in the house about a week now and have spent almost ever night hanging out back here.