February 24, 2020

Project Update: Chestnut Hill New Build

We just went over to tour the finished product of our Chestnut Hill spec house with Haven Builders this morning and are so delighted with how it came out. The listing will go up on Wednesday (address is 15 Vine Street, Newton, MA) and there will be open houses this weekend! Doing these spec homes is both easy and difficult– there isn’t a client (other than the ideal buyers we try to keep in mind) so there is less indecisiveness, but always a strict budget to work against. In the end, I think this house came out so well and will appeal to lots of people. It’s so nice when builders use designers to help choose finishes– it’s ultimately worth the investment, and there’s nothing worse for me than seeing a super expensive house done in cheap materials and fixtures…

SO here we go… Vine Street!

Obsessed with the copper lanterns– and not crazy $$$ either!

The kitchen is awesome- basically my ideal kitchen layout. The lower cabinetry is painted Farrow & Ball Cromarty and the lights are some of my FAVORITES from Visual Comfort/ Circa Lighting.

It’s so incredibly bright in here!

The hardware are these pulls and knobs from Emtek.

This section of the kitchen is so useful- coffee bar, double wall ovens and a beautifully paneled fridge.

Note the inset cabinetry- such a nice high quality detail.

The mudroom is huge and I love the flooring, which is porcelain brick (easy to maintain but with a nice, rustic look).

I love the knobs throughout the house- a classic, super well-made style from Emtek.

In the powder room we combined a classic wood vanity with a geometric marble floor tile.

OMG the master bathroom is a DREAM!!!! The floor is my favorite checkerboard marble and this TUB!!!

Another wood vanity dressed up with some really wonderful lights and demure knobs.

Oh hello beautiful shower, nice to see you.

The master bedroom is MASSIVE, with an insanely huge closet too. We picked these great, classic swing arm lamps for by the bed area.

This is the guest bathroom- LOVE the flooring, the sconces and the shower is totally spa-like.

The shared Jack and Jill bath came out really well too– the marble plaid floor is so sweet, but not cloyingly so.

Instead of classic subway we mixed it up with a  geometric style in here and it’s a nice departure!

I had to use my favorite porcelain star floor tile in the laundry room (comes in a few colors) and how cute is the blue cabinetry to match!?

The simple dowel style on the the stairs feels modern yet completely classic and in line with the rest of the house.

The family room off the kitchen is also so sunny and bright. We designed this built in to surround the gas fireplace and offer tons of storage.

The dining room…

The sconces by the garage….

Pretty granite stairs down to the patio…

One of my favorite front door entry sets

The exterior…

I hope you like it! We think it’s a pretty special new build. :)

*Styling/staging throughout the house by Setting the Space.


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