favorite home from parade of homes

02 July 2014

Happy July, 320 Sycamore readers! Last week, I went with my sister in law Kristine to some homes in the Utah Valley Parade of Homes. I love visiting the homes for great ideas and inspiration. I wanted to share my favorite home with you – I literally loved almost everything about it. It was by Raykon Construction and so tastefully done and well thought out, I wanted to share it with you:
For many past parade of homes, I’ve loved the inside but wasn’t crazy about the outside. Not on this one, I loved the exterior presence as you drove up:

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A front room with some beautiful architecture and a faint wallpaper that I thought was perfect:living room chairs

mirror wallpaper

The main family room was gorgeous. Traditional with a hint of modern on those streamlined shelves:family room

Beautiful architectural touches everywhere:
architecture in family room

family room arch

family room shelves

The family room opened to an open dining and kitchen. It was interesting to see a mixed wood kitchen with the darker wood and the white – I wasn’t sure if that was something that had gone by the wayside, but it definitely worked here:



kitchen 2

The door past the fridge looked like cabinets, but it opened up into a pantry behind, kitchen pantry

allowing the fridge to be flush with everything else --- love that idea!pantry

It opened up to a patio that had a fireplace with the same stone as the front of the house.outside fireplace

The floors were beautiful as well – they were called Alta Vista Historic Walnutjune 2014 014

The master bedroom:master fireplace
master bedroom

Master bathroom:master bathroom

I loved the mudroom with the lockers:mudroom

Double washers and dryers are not a bad idea when you have lots of kids:
double washers

a little office area in the laundry room
laundry room

The architect did a fantastic job of taking advantage of hallways and corners for storage:
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I was in love with the neutral backdrop with fun pops of color everywhere in the accessories:kids room colors

a secret little play area you could crawl into:

Fun bedrooms:
boys room red blue

girls room

The basement family room was so fun:downstairs family room

with a crazy big storage room:food storage

The basement bathroom was also smart with a separate toilet and shower area, with the vanity area on the right.
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It was a total of about 8,000 square feet and the builder said it was approximately $94 a sq ft which equals $752k, plus the lot, I would guess about a $900k home. It was beautiful though! Thanks for coming along with me – I’ll share some more features of other homes!

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  1. A beautiful home. Thanks for sharing especially the cost break down to keep it real. :-)

  2. what a beautiful home! I think I want to move!

  3. I went to this home too, and it was certainly my favorite as well! It's only a few miles from where I live and it was so fun to see all they did to make this home wonderful. Thanks for sharing, it was fun to be able to examine it anew. It's given me ideas to try in my own humble abode.

  4. The exterior is really stunning, and the interior, *jaw-dropped* Beautiful! This automatically become my dream home. I hope my dream of having such beautiful house will come true.

  5. I love the design! My ideal home. Love it, but it must cost me a fortune to own it.

  6. Wow an 8000 sq ft house here would cost you a couple million, it's gorgeous!

  7. Love the interior features! The mud room lockers are fantastic, and I am smitten with that laundry room too - two sets of stackable washers and dryers - brilliant! And that storage room - swooning. ;-)

  8. I think my whole townhouse could fit in the storage room. Gorgeous home.

  9. I attended the parade of homes as well this year. Something I noticed is that Osmond seems to have cornered or have the in with all the builders, most of them seemed to be decorated by them. I was really hoping to see something AMAZING or POP out at me. Maybe my expectations were to high. By the way, this home was one of my favorites as well.

  10. Do you know where I can find the floor plan? Love it


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