My Finished Home!

uponthehilltopAugust 27, 2014

Hello Everyone,
I had fully intended to post pictures a month ago and have been so busy with summer, but now that school has started back, I have a quiet moment to sit down and share photos!
Congratulations to everyone who is currently building. This site was a huge source of knowledge and encouragement for me during my build!
Hope everyone is doing well!!


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scrappy25

Wow, really lovely! So many wonderful features. Can I ask for now what tile you used in your bathroom? It is so serene looking, thanks!

    Bookmark   August 27, 2014 at 12:05PM
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DLM2000

Beautiful! You must be settling in? Lot's of really lovely elements but I must point out one that really grabbed me - I love your kitchen hood! What a graceful shape - just smashing!

    Bookmark   August 27, 2014 at 12:27PM
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uponthehilltop

Hi Scrappy! Thanks for the compliment. The tile came from Jenkins Brick Company and was one of the options offered by our builder and was within our tile allowance of 3.00 psf. It comes in the 18x24 as well as 12x12 and 2x2's. We chose 18x24 for everything and the shower floor is 2x2's as well as the shower ceiling.
Hope that helps! I wish I had a name!!

    Bookmark   August 27, 2014 at 12:28PM
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Skyangel23

Love it, uponthehilltop! LOVE the front entrance, the door, and that gorgeous stone. Beautiful interiors too. Congratulations!

    Bookmark   August 27, 2014 at 1:11PM
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MFatt16

Perfection! I remember seeing your build at the drywall stage and now seeing it done makes me see the light at the end of the tunnel. Enjoy it!

    Bookmark   August 27, 2014 at 1:50PM
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MTRead13

Wow - beautiful home! Thanks for sharing!

    Bookmark   August 27, 2014 at 2:56PM
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ivy07

Nice home! I hope you're enjoying it.

    Bookmark   August 27, 2014 at 3:04PM
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rgps

Hope you are coming over to the decorating site on GW so we get to see what you do next. Beautiful home. Lots of great decorating advise and fun on that site.

    Bookmark   August 27, 2014 at 3:24PM
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RealHousewifeofNJ

Beautiful home! I especially love the kitchen - stunning! Congratulations!!

    Bookmark   August 27, 2014 at 3:37PM
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gilesrealty

Really beautiful! You did an awesome job. Congratulations!

    Bookmark   August 27, 2014 at 3:48PM
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goosie8360

wow, how stunning! That first shot of your kitchen doesn't even look real - it looks like a painting!

May I ask what type of floors you have throughout the kitchen/main living areas? I love the color.

    Bookmark   August 27, 2014 at 4:21PM
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uponthehilltop

Thanks everyone!
Goosie- My camera was on some custom setting that day and made the coloring do that, lol.
The wood floors are from the Frontier line by Bruce, they are Golden Blonde.
We had the installer pull out the really light pieces...

    Bookmark   August 27, 2014 at 5:50PM
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autumn.4

upon-oh so pretty! So you are in and settled now yes? Congrats. It turned out spectacular. So many things to admire. Love all the details with the arches and trims. Awesome. :)

    Bookmark   August 27, 2014 at 6:30PM
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Annie Deighnaugh

Well done! Aren't you glad the 2 million decisions are behind you and now you get to enjoy the place!

    Bookmark   August 27, 2014 at 7:06PM
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zippity1

lovely home, lovely setting.....

    Bookmark   August 27, 2014 at 7:51PM
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jdez

Hilltop- it is truly beautiful.

    Bookmark   August 27, 2014 at 9:06PM
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Michelle

Love it! My favorite is your beautiful entry. The stone, door, lights....ahhhh!!

    Bookmark   August 27, 2014 at 10:29PM
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Kathy Harrington

Gorgeous home and setting! It's wonderful to see the finished project after all the hard work! Enjoy

    Bookmark   August 29, 2014 at 5:57PM
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ellendi

Just spectacular, all around. Can I ask details of your floors? The species and the stain. We will be renovating a co-op for my daughter.

    Bookmark   August 29, 2014 at 6:15PM
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Zoe52

What a beautiful home both inside and out! Congratulations for your selections. Well done! I bet you can't wait to move in!

    Bookmark   August 29, 2014 at 6:28PM
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uponthehilltop

Thanks everyone! I am so thankful that the building decisions are complete. Now, I am faced with decorating dilemmas and a need for new furniture!!

As far as the wood floors go, they are from the Frontier line by Bruce Hardwood Floors, they are Golden Blonde.
We had the installer pull out the really light pieces...and made sure they really mixed it up to give it the beautiful finished look!

    Bookmark   August 29, 2014 at 9:58PM
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mrshalf

Hilltop, that is indeed a beautiful home. I was curious what the size of your kitchen is. Mostly the three legs of the U. Mine will be 16'4" by roughly 12'. I'm trying to get a visual of my space with an island in it.
thanks in advance, enjoy decorating!

    Bookmark   August 30, 2014 at 8:34AM
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uponthehilltop

Hey there Mrshalf! My finished dimensions are around
15 3/8 feet by 12 feet. I think you have to take into account that the plans are from framing, prior to sheetrock. Looks like your kitchen might be a smidge larger than mine. I'd LOVE to see how you have yours laid out as far as appliance placement and so on. I feel like it is plenty large and I feel like I have TONS of space around my island.

I gave up my double oven to do the buffet wall of cabinets. What I don't have pictured is my walk in pantry. I ended up purchasing this AMAZING Breville oven that can cook anything you cook in the oven, it just has to fit on a half sheet pan.

So, even though I don't have my dream double oven, I do have a back up in the pantry that can handle breads, small casseroles and warming up items.

Please do post your kitchen plan. Do you know your island dimensions?

    Bookmark   August 30, 2014 at 12:26PM
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sombreuil_mongrel

The staging is awful!!!
It looks cold and impersonal like nobody lives there. IMHO I think it would look better with furniture, drapes and some nice area rugs. But aside from that it looks like a house built circa 2014, in the US, which is fine if you like that sort of thing.
Casey

    Bookmark   September 3, 2014 at 1:10PM
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aktillery9

Gorgeous! You really thought through ALL of the details. You must be so proud!

    Bookmark   September 3, 2014 at 1:45PM
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ILoveRed

Beautiful home. Enjoy.

    Bookmark   September 3, 2014 at 2:02PM
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uponthehilltop

Wow, I hope the poster above understood that the house had not even been moved into prior to these pictures being taken! We are not living in an empty house.
Not sure who that poster is, but have never seen such a rude commenter!

Thanks to everyone else for the compliments. And for the record, we do have window treatments and furnishings etc., lol!

    Bookmark   September 4, 2014 at 11:10PM
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Errant_gw

Ignore the grump!

You have a lovely home. Congratulations!!

    Bookmark   September 4, 2014 at 11:18PM
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dbrad_gw

Check that sarcasm meter.

    Bookmark   September 4, 2014 at 11:20PM
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zorroslw1

Sounds like Grumpy above has "green eyes".

Your home is beautiful. Kuddos

    Bookmark   December 28, 2014 at 9:37PM
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