House Tour, Custom Craftsman

April 4, 2013 by 19 Comments

Don’t you just LOVE a Dreamy Dwelling House Tour?!   Anneke from This, That & Life is sharing her Custom Craftsman — built to perfection! (That three car garage is calling my name).

House Tour, Custom Craftsman

We lived in a wonderful little 60′s rambler for the first 7 years of our marriage, but with an amazing father-in-law who is a home builder and the opportunity to design and build our own home with his guidance, we jumped at the chance! We had a really challenging lot to work with, but in the end we survived through the entire process and we love it!

I think we have a “million” construction photos, and I promise I won’t bore you with them, but just to share a few. Here I am after we had cleared the lot and done some dirt work.  Yup…this is for real people.

This wall was pretty much engineering madness. My husband, who was acting as the general contractor, had a great time working with the engineers to make this thing 100% safe and secure. We’re still working on making it pretty.

And last one!

This was me during the building phase. Checking up on progress with the 3 year old, 1 year old, and preggo with the 3rd and last! By the time we moved into our Dreamy Dwelling our little one was 4 months old.  Once we finished the whole building process, I learned about Craigslist and the rest is history. We’ve slowly decorated, redecorated, and rearranged rooms to meet the needs of our ever changing family and most of the items in our home were bought through Craigslist or thrifted everywhere. If not….there was a good deal someplace!

Welcome!

House Tour, Custom Craftsman

We live in the Seattle area close to the water. We built a very Northwest Craftsman style of home, but I also have fallen in love with Nantucket/Coastal style. Although I LOVE color, I tend toward the side of simplicity and keep the main area of our home to white, tan, and grey colors, etc. It is such a large open concept floor plan, and this works well for our family.

House Tour, Custom Craftsman

Like most people we are still “in progress”.

House Tour, Custom Craftsman

House Tour, Custom Craftsman

House Tour, Custom Craftsman

House Tour, Custom Craftsman

House Tour, Custom Craftsman

Now heading into the Kitchen, Living Room, Dining Room area.

House Tour, Custom Craftsman

House Tour, Custom Craftsman

House Tour, Custom Craftsman

House Tour, Custom Craftsman

House Tour, Custom Craftsman

House Tour, Custom Craftsman

House Tour, Custom Craftsman

House Tour, Custom Craftsman

House Tour, Custom Craftsman

This used to be our downstairs laundry room right off of our garage. It’s wonderful because it has a large utility sink, a toilet, and shower. I decided to stick with our laundry closet upstairs and turn this wall into our “mudroom” for shoe storage, backpacks, etc. This was one of my fave Craigslist hacks last year! You seriously won’t believe the before picture.

Ok! Now heading upstairs! Unfortunately there was just NO way I could get our kid’s rooms and the playroom together for this photoshoot, but here is a progress photo I took of our daughter’s shared bedroom after I made their headboards.

Here is our Home Office, which I finally just finished! I have a tutorial in the works for that bookcase too. You can see more pictures of the room here and my desk makeover here. One of my favorite parts of the room is the BIG green block on the wall! It makes me happy.

House Tour, Custom Craftsman

Our Master Bedroom is definitely a retreat for us, but to be fair, I’m in the middle of “fixing it up” and making it super dreamy.  By the time this posts, I’ve already sold our bed and added the couch we bought for $75 on Craigslist. It’s in the works!

House Tour, Custom Craftsman

House Tour, Custom Craftsman

House Tour, Custom Craftsman

House Tour, Custom Craftsman

And our Master Bathroom. It was such a pleasure working with the team who installed our tile. They were amazing!

House Tour, Custom Craftsman

House Tour, Custom Craftsman

That’s it for today, but I’d love to have you join me on This, That & Life as I share furniture makeovers, design tips, diy and thrifting ideas, and even a bit of family and fitness.

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Thank you to Kirsten Reed of ReedJPhotography for all of the professional photos.

Anneke’s home is definitely dreamy!  You can check it all out and keep up with her latest at This, That & Life.

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Comments

19 Responses to “House Tour, Custom Craftsman”
  1. tanya says:

    Gorgeous house! The partition between living room and dining is beautiful. Like the fireplace too… and that bedroom is soooo spacious! I wish I have one like that someday!

  2. Beautiful home! I love the dining room!

  3. Vanessa says:

    What a gorgeous home!! I recognized the familiar Pacific NW landscape very quickly and it is fun to see beautiful projects from my neck of the woods. The entire home is absolutely stunning and the attention to detail obvious! :-)
    Vanessa

  4. Betty819 says:

    What a lovely home! I love that you carried the same or similar color throughout the house. You can always add color in by adding accessorites but the same color helps it look larger, more organized. I have a cousin that lives in a “row house/duplex” in a large metropolis city and the last time they painted, they decided to paint all one color and used white woodwork and it helps to make the space larger and it flows from room to room. She is a classy lady but she likes things simple, yet elegant and she has a good eye for elegance in her own way. When we moved into this house 8 years ago, the seller had the painters do all white walls and woodwork and he bought cheap wall to wall carpeting and had it installed to put the house on the market. It had only been on the market 2 days when we saw it and put a contract on it. At our previous homes, we always uesd different color carpet and paint in each room and now I realize how hodgepodge it must have looked. We fell in love with BM paints about 10-13 years ago and my living room and dining room walls are a color similar to yours and it has held up so well. With your small children, how do you manage to keep those white slipcovers clean and the white throw rugs in your bedroom? You mentioned you had already sold your dark bed on Craig’s list, what did you replace it with? Or did I miss that part? Thanks for sharing your pictures. Loved all of them.

  5. Kristy Swain says:

    I loved seeing the whole house, Anneke!! Thanks for sharing! It’s so fun to have a better idea of where you live. Gorgeous!

  6. Lorraine says:

    Absolutely gorgeous. Although a work in progress, you have a such a wonderful template and a great start. It won’t take any time for you to continue to make it “you.” Definitely love the openness of your floor plan!

  7. Such a beautiful home! I love that it’s pretty but also has a homey feel.

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