This sweeping home for empty nesters was designed and decorated to be the perfect gathering place for everyone in the extended family.
The story of this enchanted house began with a single goal in mind: designing a home where Janet and Charles Price could create memories with their expanding family. While empty nesters, they enjoy frequent visits from their daughter and her family of six who live in Colorado Springs, and with their local son and his family of four. “When we’re all together, there are twelve of us, so it is nice to have the extra room to enjoy our time together,” Janet shares.
They entrusted their vision to builder, Mike Blacketer of The Blacketer Company and interior designer Karista Hannah of Set the Stage and within a year, they were living in their dream home. “Working with Mike and Karista was our favorite part of the process. They were wonderful and made the experience so much easier with all the decisions that needed to be made.” The collaboration took the Price’s style from traditional to a more transitional décor aimed at providing a comfortable vibe.
“We love the open concept. It suits our family well when we are all together.” The great room and kitchen provide an amazing space that has already become a foundation for special memories with family and friends. Cross-back bar chairs at the curved breakfast bar create a comfy conversation spot while stylish lantern fixtures provide warm light. Big family meals are easy at an expansive farmhouse table accentuated by a rustic chandelier. Built-ins flanking the fireplace hold whimsical collectibles and a plush sectional invites relaxation.
Upstairs, the master bedroom is a sanctuary. Luxurious linens dress the bed complemented by the patterned accent wall. Wingback chairs find a home in front of the stately window providing an amazing view of the surrounding landscape including the pool. A tufted bench resides at the foot of the bed while the shiplap ceiling adds unique architectural dimension to the room.
What makes this home so endearing is the use of every nook and cranny – inside and outside. Two landings – one going to the lower level and the other going to the second floor – feature cozy sitting areas that are a favorite spot for their grandchildren. Originally destined to be a dining room, the space to the right of the foyer evolved into a piano room which is an unexpected, yet pleasant surprise. The lower level is an entertainer’s dream with a custom bar and a media room. Warmer months allow them to utilize their outdoor space which includes a pool and an outdoor kitchen surrounded by five acres of lush landscape.
Janet sums up her home beautifully by sharing, “I think more than anything our home has a warm and very welcoming feel when you walk in the front door. We love to host events. We enjoy sharing our blessings with our family and friends.”
furniture, cabinets: Century
Window treatments: Draped in Style
Carpet & Hardwood: Carpet Specialists
Countertops: Eleet Stone
Interior Design: Set the Stage Interior Design and Home Décor
Builder: Mike Blacketer, The Blacketer Company
Tile: Robin Straub, Louisville Tile
Landscaping: David Dormick of V3 Aesthetics, Inc.
It’s the question we get asked most often about our décor stories: What paint color is that?
Here, the answers:
Paper white #1590
Pure white sw7005
Foyer, hallway, great room, kitchen, upstairs hallway, walls
Revere Pewter hc-172
Office, piano room,
Benjamin Moore Plymouth Rock #1543
Office trim, piano room trim, master bathroom
london fog #1541
Benjamin Moore Himalayan trek #1542
Game room, media room, bar
Harbor Gray AC-25