Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The Best of the Showhouse

I hope that you have read my last two posts on the designer showhouse in Flat Rock, North Carolina that I visited a couple of summers ago.  As I stated previously, no inside photography was allowed but I was lucky enough to find these photos on the real estate agent’s website since the house was for sale. If you missed those posts, you can read the first one here and the second one here.

flatrock exterior

The house was absolutely beautiful and I have saved the best for last!!

flatrock entry before

The pictures above and below are of the entry before the designers came in. Both were quite lovely.

flatrock entry before 2

There was a vestibule type area in front of a spacious hallway that ran across the front of the house.

flatrock entry after

Can you believe the difference? I didn’t care for the glass top table in front of the fireplace but I loved the bold color and the large ceramic planters were beautiful.

flarock porch

There were porches on both sides of the front door and the porch ceiling was painted the same color as the interior foyer. I also loved the drapes on the porch.

flatrock back porch

If you scroll back up and look at the first photo in this post, you will notice that the rear entry also has porches on both sides of the door. This photo shows the rear porches. One was decorated as a cooking area. I love the old cupboard used here! In the distance, you can also get a glimpse of the dining area. It was spectacular. There were drapes just like you would have in a dining room which coordinated with the floral table runner over a floor length burlap tablecloth. There was also a candlelight chandelier on a pulley system. No detail was overlooked here. This outdoor room was one of the best I have ever seen. These photos and my lame description do not do it justice. Actually, the rear porches were my favorites of the entire house!  I hope you have been inspired.

I’ll be linking to Wow Us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style. Click over for lots of great inspiration!

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~ Liz ~ said...

So fun. Thanks for the tour. Not likely I'll be seeing such gorgeousness in person anytime soon, so it's nice to get a glimpse of it here!
Liz @ Quirky Vistas

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

What a lovely place. I am visiting you via Wow Us Wednesday and I would love for you to stop by :)

The HOME GIRL said...

WOW! So beautiful! Thanks for sharing this lovely home! =D

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Pat, This is a stunning house, inside and out! I am such a love of porches. Don't you love how the ceilings are painted! Great and inspiring post!

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Wow. What a gracious and grand home. The moldings, floors, fire places and open rooms are just breath taken. Thank you for sharing such beauty with us.


Kathy Shea Mormino said...

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Kathy Shea Mormino

The Chicken Chick

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I just love painted porch ceilings!

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Beautiful showhouse, wish I lived close and could take a tour, you have done an excellent job showing it to us.