Friday, June 15, 2012
Baesemann House Tour...
our containers sit on the backside of our builder's property -
and this is the house that sits on the front side of the property.
don't you just love it?
(it used to be an old farmhouse in disrepair)
shane and lisa graciously let us tour their house,
even though it isn't completely finished
and they can't make up their mind on furniture yet
(i hear rumor shane's the picky one)
the windows in this house are as amazing as that massive statement of a ceiling.
and that table -
i'll get around to that table in a bit.
for now, just soak it in.
the wall of glossy gray tile is my favorite feature in the room.
like us, lisa and shane's main living space have to coexist -
kitchen, living room and dining room all have to hang out together
and feel cohesive.
this wall makes such a statement and keeps the kitchen from looking too "kitchen-y"
and the floors are such a warm rustic compliment to all the sleek modern lines.
this faucet is their "splurge" -
and i love it.
it's one of the items that you would see in a showroom and not get -
but in the space -
it's so graphic and simple.
and the subtle texture and pattern to the metal -
we love it.
shane built custom fronts to ikea cabinet bases
and lisa recently stained them.
i love the warmth of the wood grain.
b for baesemann.
love the tassles.
it takes a big vase to compete with these enormously tall ceilings.
plus, the rounded lines compliment all the sharp angles in the room.
lisa and shane are so aware of the little details.
i want one.
but our ceilings are so low, it would just make our rooms look smaller.
now, that table -
let's talk about it.
shane and lisa moved it in from the patio when they couldn't make up their mind
about what to buy for this space.
but between you and me - this narrow farmhouse table is it.
love it. want one.
and don't you think it fits the space?
plus, it fits with shane's passion for recycling and re-purposing.
(yep, he's a green builder as well)
the most finished room in the house is the guest room/office.
there are almost too many details to talk about.
let's start with the windows, the drapery panels, the colors schemes, the chair...all of it.
but my favorite has to be the custom cubbies that utilized all the dead space under the stairs.
oh, and the slab on the desk - green and gray veining.
turning back to the door,
check out the subtle green on the walls, the charcoal trim
and that beautiful dark stain on the glass door.
but this is why the kids ask me three or four times a day
if they can have a playdate at the the baesman house -
shane and lisa took advantage off all the space in this house -
and built this little nook for their nephew in the space over the second bedroom.
it's a kid's dream.
heck, it's my dream.
it's such a cozy space with toys and books and a tv and video games.
and lisa said on the fourth you can see the fireworks from up there.
this is the other side of the room.
(don't you love the random color blocks in the flor pattern?)
and that blue chair with the rust/orange curtain panel
with the sage green walls and the gray carpet -
what an eye for color!
but mostly i adore the fish,
and then i adore the small side table -
which i want as well.
this house is growing my "someday" wishlist.
i saved the best for last (well, the best in my opinion)
let's go back and take a better look at that wall of tile.
if you spend enough time around shane and lisa,
you start to get how creative and clever they are -
i can't get over the hidden pantry.
(it has a magnet release)
well, that's it for now.
i'll try to convince them to let me come back when it's all done.
i can't wait to show you the back yard -
which has one of the most amazing rooflines over the patio.
the reason we love working with baesemann design and build
is that shane is not only an excellent builder, but he's also an amazing designer.
it's a rare marriage of talents -
not often seen in the world of custom builders - especially around here.
and bonus, his work is impeccable and he's very up front and very honest.
you know you're working with the right builder
when inspectors show up and as who your contractor is and you say baesemann -
and they all nod knowingly and say,
"you barely have to inspect shane's work - it's that good"
so, there you go.
shane and lisa's house.
thanks to them for letting us take a peek.
Posted by Becky at 7:41 AM