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Longtime no blog! We have a number of exciting projects going right now, but today is all about our spec home that is currently for sale in West University. When we introduced this project last fall we were in the early framing stage so we wanted to share some of the progress of the plumbing, sheetrock, and millwork. We have a monster post today but it really shows how each space has transformed over the past few months.

The exterior has come a long way from the last time we shared the project, with the brick exterior now painted a creamy shade of white that blends beautifully with the sand-colored windows. The metal overhang accent pieces coordinate with the dark shingled roof for a nice contrast to the light paint.

West University Spec Home

West University Spec Home

West University Spec Home

The first floor guest bathroom is a full bath rather than a powder, but we’ve separated the shower and tub from the sink area. It’s accessible from the office/guest room on the first floor and from the main hallway. The tub and shower will be located behind the door to the left. To make this bathroom have a little more character, we made the vanity look more like a piece of furniture, popping out the middle section and raising it up on legs.

West University Spec Home

West University Spec Home

The fireplace wall is located in the main living space, which is open to the kitchen and the formal dining room.

West University Spec Home

West University Spec Home

West University Spec Home

The formal dining room is off to the left in the picture below and has a vertical shiplap accent wall. The shiplap will be repeated behind the open shelves on the fireplace wall as well.

West University Spec Home

Looking in at the formal dining room with the living room/fireplace wall off to the right.

West University Spec Home

West University Spec Home

The picture below is taken from the kitchen/living area looking towards the front door. There is an office/guest room directly to the right of the front door, followed by the first floor bathroom. The dining room is immediately to the right (you can see the planked accent wall) and the open staircase to the second floor is to the left.

West University Spec Home

The kitchen is one of the most exciting spaces to see transformed over time, going from a blank canvas to the developed hub of the home. The picture below is taken from the living room looking towards the kitchen (the plumbing in the middle is where the island will be located).

West University Spec Home

Standing near the island and looking towards the wall that the refrigerator will be located. The door opening to the left leads to the mudroom, pantry, back entrance of the stairway (did we mention that it’s double-sided staircase?!) and the garage entrance.

West University Spec Home

West University Spec Home

West University Spec Home

This small area shown below is a fully-functioning wet bar area that will have a wine fridge, sink and ice maker. It’s connected to the kitchen but has enough separation that Wild Rose Interiors is able to give it a few unique design details to make it a space of its own.

West University Spec Home

West University Spec Home

West University Spec Home

West University Spec Home

Here you can see better how the wet bar fits in relation to the kitchen. On the wall between the windows in the kitchen will be a custom plaster fireplace and iron open shelving.

West University Spec Home

Moving upstairs you can start to see how the double-sided staircase works. At the midway point you reach a landing that splits to the back of the house leading to the mudroom/garage entrance or to the front of the house that opens up to the dining/living area.

West University Spec Home

West University Spec Home

The view looking down on the mudroom area- a bench with hooks above to the right and a small desk area with storage to the left (the large walk-in pantry is across from this desk; the kitchen is to the left).

West University Spec Home

A glimpse into the master bathroom where we have double sinks, a space for the freestanding tub below the window and a large walk-in shower.

West University Spec Home

West University Spec Home

West University Spec Home

West University Spec Home

The last space we’re sharing today is the Jack & Jill bathroom on the second floor (there’s also an additional full bathroom but the lighting hasn’t allowed us to photograph it well).

West University Spec Home

This shared bathroom is highly function with the shower being separated from the sink area by a door and the toilet being separated by yet another door, which truly allows multiple people to use this space at once. In the picture below, the shower is straight ahead and to the right is the water closet.

West University Spec Home

West University Spec Home

West University Spec Home

West University Spec Home

We weren’t kidding when we said today’s post was a doozy, were we?!?! While we wish we could have done a better job of sharing the progress in real-time, it is exciting to capture the progress of the space all at once, too. We’ll back next week with all the tile work that’s happening and a few updates on the exterior. Interested in more information on this home? Check out our listing on HAR.