Do you like to walk through model homes or visit open houses? I do but I’m not really sure why. Does it stem from youth when I played house all the time as a little girl? I’ve just always had a fascination with houses, from their layouts to the way they’re decorated. I never tire of looking at houses. When I was in high school I used to draw floor plans of houses I would design. I thought about being an architect at one time. Anywho … hubby and I recently visited a model home by Pulte … and I fell in love with the floor plan.
This beautiful home is the Riverton model. The style of decor is what I call industrial chic … not really my style but I think it’s tasteful. The front door is to the right, and this office space is what they call a “flex” room, meaning it can be whatever you want it to be.
The dining room is on the other side of the front entrance. What I love about this house is the layout. It’s so open and spacious and would be a great place to have all of the family over for holidays and special occasions.
The dining room leads into a butler’s pantry that leads to the kitchen. One thing about model homes … they show a lot of the upgrades which increases the price of the house. So when looking at the base price, you need to keep that in mind.
I have to confess … hubby and I are talking about putting our house on the market this spring, and looking at model homes is giving me ideas what to consider for the future. I’d love to find a house with an open floor plan like this one, where all the kids can come over and we all fit into one big open room.
At the other end of the kitchen is the living or family room. So you can prepare food in the kitchen yet still be in the same room as everyone watching the football game. And better yet, if the TV is big enough you can see the game yourself!
From the staircase, you get a better idea of the open layout in this home. The sunroom located off the eating area is an upgrade. I love the staircase because it’s U-shaped as opposed to one long set of stairs.
And at the top of the stairs is a loft, as opposed to a long hallway leading to bedrooms. I’m not a fan of the wrought iron on the stair rail, but it’s an upgrade so no worries. The standard rail is all wood. Maybe I don’t like wrought iron stair rails because we had one in my childhood home and I once got my head stuck in it. Don’t ask.
The bedrooms are all decent-sized. With 4 of them, each grandchild could have their own room when they spend the night at grandma’s. I would love that! Hubby says it’s more house than we need, which is true, but it’d still be nice to have a room for each grandchild.
The master bedroom has a tray ceiling. It’s not my decorating style, but the space is sufficient. I forgot to take a picture of the master bathroom, but the toilet has its own little space with a door. Love that!
Here’s the floor plans if you’re interested in seeing the layout.
First Floor Layout – Riverton Model by Pulte
Second Floor Layout – Riverton Model by Pulte
And if you’d like a virtual tour … you can watch the video!