Home Sweet Home – Rosewood

  • ” . . . a work of art is like a rose. A rose is not beautiful because it is like something else. Neither is a work of art. Roses and works of art are beautiful in themselves.”Clive Bell

Flowers are amazing.  From a little seed, glorious beauty, colors, textures, and scent grow and bloom into a multi-sensory symphony of happiness.  As the beauty of a rose is undeniable, so is a home, the architecture, the style, and the voice it speaks when it calls your name. In Nature’s hands, beauty happens.  In an architect’s hands, Frank Snodgrass’, beauty happens.  Rosewood blossoms in 2 stories, 3 bedrooms, 2 ½ baths, and a covered front porch, perfect for rocking in a chair and the world in front of you.

Home Sweet Home – Rosewood

Envision yourself driving up to this home, your home.  The sideload garage with two front windows makes the home look larger and doesn’t ‘break’ the line, visually, of this charmer.  I know, I can’t take my eyes off the front porch either.  Sitting and chatting or listening to the world around you with those you love, or your best, favorite someone is perfect here.  Get the rocking chairs and table, hang ferns between the columns and you’re set.  Plant roses just off to the side of the porch for the sweetest wafting of scents when Mother Nature blows gently,  her winds.  Now, comfie as it is out here, let’s go in.  There’s beauty there as well.

Home Sweet Home – Rosewood

Living Room & Dining Room

Walking in, you are met by the stairs to the second story, a living room to your left, and a dining room to the right.  This living room can be as formal or relaxed as you wish.  A formal setting might mean more ornate wood features in molding around the room, carving on legs of furniture, and fancier coffee tables.  Or, a more relaxed space brings softer colors, softer materials, the kind of space that says “Sit.  Stay a while”.  With windows on the front of the house, sunlight will stream into this room.  A long outer wall will hold your artwork or floating shelves for books and photos.

The dining room, to the right, can also be as formal or relaxed as you prefer.  Maybe a rustic table with bench seating suits you or a round pedestal table with high-backed tufted chairs works.  It’s your canvas, just make it beautifully yours.  Another long outer wall will fit your china hutch, a nice sideboard, or a favorite picture flanked by ferns on carved wood pedestals.  The stairs share a wall with the dining room.  Maybe building open shelves/nooks under the stairwell gives you more storage space or an area to highlight glass art, shells, and other interesting treasures of yours.

Home Sweet Home – Rosewood

Family Room & Kitchen/Eating Area

From the living room, a wide, but columned entrance takes you to the family room.  A large fireplace anchors the space for comfort and warmth when you need it.  This room opens to your kitchen, not in a wide-open concept way, but the doorway is quite open that you might consider two couches that face each other or know that you might see the back of furniture from the kitchen.  Whatever you choose, it will be great.

The walls flanking the fireplace are solid as is a back wall next to the kitchen opening.  This is where you spotlight hobbies and creatively hang art, a guitar, pottery pieces…whatever you like.  Make the room cozy and just right for you. On the backside of this room is a wall of windows.  This is shared with a covered porch (that we’ll get to).

From the family room, the large opening to your kitchen leads to a large eating area.  This eating area, while spacious enough for a long table and several chairs, has a door out to the covered porch, so be mindful when you think furniture design and function.

Facing the eating area, add casual seating by raising a portion of the bar area of the island where your sink and more counter space are located.  There is an L-shaped counter and cabinet space on a wall shared with the garage.  A swinging door leads back to your dining room. I don’t know anyone who ever said “I wish there wasn’t so much space in this kitchen.”  I don’t think you’ll say that either with a nice L-shaped pantry in the wall behind the stairs.  This is ideal for storage, extra cans/dry ingredients, pots/pans, and cookbooks.  Maybe you even leave room for a small wine fridge.

Home Sweet Home – Rosewood

Porches – Covered and Uncovered

From the eating area in the kitchen, walk out to your covered porch.  This is the ideal spot for your grill and a dining set.  On the extended, uncovered, porch, put out pots of flowers and herbs, a few chaise lounge chairs, and bring your book, you’ll want to read out here

Home Sweet Home – Rosewood

Back Hall & Garage

From the kitchen, a doorway leads to a powder room, laundry room, and out to your two-car garage.  Make room for cabinetry and pegboard to hang work and garden tools.  Maybe you’ll add a utility sink for easy clean-ups when needed – there’s room in this garage.  Use it well.

Home Sweet Home – Rosewood

The Master Suite

The master suite, as well as 2 other bedrooms and a large bonus room,  are on the second floor. At the top of the stairs, the master space is to the left. This room is spacious enough for a cozy, cushy bedroom set and a chair in the back corner.  Windows line the back wall of this room.  Your master bath has a long dual sink vanity angled into a corner.  A soaking tub and shower are side by side and a door to the commode offers necessary privacy.

A walk-in closet rounds out this area.  Fill it well.

Home Sweet Home – Rosewood

Other Spaces

From the master suite, go left to one bedroom with a closet along one wall.  To the right is another suite with a small walk-in closet.  A bathroom is available to both bedrooms, but it is not a jack and jill style.  It is located on the landing at the top of the stairs.

Beyond the bathroom is a large bonus room.  This space has 2 dormer windows for light.  Maybe you use this for office space, exercising, or the movie-watching room you’ve always wanted.

“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”  Call this Rosewood, call this home.  No matter what you call it, it’s a wonderful place to be.  Click the green “Add to Cart” button and this is yours.

Make this your own.  Welcome home.


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