Welcome to my Home: Our Little Slice of Heaven

Welcome to my house!  I feel like this post has been a long time coming.  After you spend a year planning something and then another year building something that has long been in your dreams and on all of your goals list and then you finally move in… you kind of just want to live it versus share it.  So excuse us while we just LIVED this dream come true.
But I downloaded and uploaded a bazillion pictures and I am hoping you will enjoy our dream home just as much as we do.  It was definitely a labor of love.  I picked our nearly every single detail myself with Jeff skipping out on all design meetings after spending the first one selecting faucets and shower fixtures for 3 hours.
Now that we’ve been in our new home for nearly two months it feels more real, more lived in, more messy and all of that, I prefer.  I look at these pictures now and they feel a bit sterile and a bit cold.  Today our home feels more WARM, more filled with LOVE and FAMILY.  Pillows are out of place, shoes on the floor, a dish in the sink and towels all over the pool area, but that to me, just means that we are loving every inch of our space.
So without further ado…. our home!
This door.  Oh, this door.  What was once a little Pinterest inspiration turned into a custom made door made by one of Michigan finest wood workers who crafts these doors by hand.  It spans a large space and after the 1st door was rejected by yours truly for just not living up to my vision… door #2 was created.  Door #2 is perfect.  From her curved arch to her huge bevel glass insets she just screams come closer & walk in.
Once you walk in most people notice our horses.  The artist, James McLaughlin Way, not only paints these nearly life-size horses on canvas, but he sells limited editions of them.  This one also happens to be glass coated, but what you don’t realize is… it’s over 5 feet wide.  It looked SO large when it arrived.  Sometimes I think they almost look too small for this space in a photograph, but in person they seem right at home.
Faux cowhide rug is just a bit of the unexpected in our front entry.
But who’s looking at that rug when you peer in and see THOSE beams!  Watching our builder’s rough carpenters come in and craft them on-site was amazing.  The feeling I wanted to achieve was “rustic glam” and these beat up worn cedar beams that span nearly 20′ definitely fit the bill.

Perhaps one of my most favorite spaces to curl up with a book.
Fuzzy sheepskin ottomans crafted by me!  These were a fun DIY designer-inspired pop to our great room that I’m glad I crafted for about $400 vs. purchasing for $2000+.  My girls LOVE sitting on them too!
I remember when we realized the island would be 13′ long.  It seemed like it was going to be huge, but it fits the space and has turned into our favorite place to gather.  Everytime we have friends over this is where everyone hangs out.
Dream fridge… CHECK.
Oh, that real brick backsplash!  I tell ya… I nearly gave the mason a heart attack asking for messy brick mortar and a herringbone pattern, but the brick and the quartz counters and the crystal pendant lights just added to the “rustic glam” feel.
Our dining room is so simple and just off the kitchen, but this table… one of my splurges from Restoration Hardware, along with the chairs, is one of my favorite pieces.  Such a classic look and this table was actually the inspiration for all of the hardwood flooring in our entire home!
Our sunroom otherwise known as our family chill room.  It’s where we come to relax, kick back, watch TV, play board game and unwind in the evenings.  And this was the only furniture that came with us from our old home… it just seemed to fit perfectly into this new space.
Back off of the front entry is one of my favorite hangouts… my office!
Then down the hall and around the corner is our master suite.  I remember looking at this room on paper and thinking, “It looks so small!”  Apparently this is an issue for many people building a home–it looks small on paper.  Of course, it continues to look small with drywall, painted walls and then carpet.  Once then furniture is in, “OMG, this room is huge!”
It’s definitely a perfect dreamy master bedroom.  So serene and comfy and today it looks even more peaceful and plush with custom drapes now hung to tie-in entire design.
The bathroom mirror that nearly gave everyone fears over installation, but now installed… is perfection.  Our master bath was a compilation of a few Pinterest ideas and I absolutely love how it turned out.  We once shared a sink.  Now we don’t even touch elbows!
A moment of AWE & silence for the Swarovski crystal faucets, please.  They were definitely worth the splurge.  They catch the light and sparkle all over as you walk through the bathroom.
Our steam shower… forget fancy bathtubs, I’ll take a huge steam shower any day.  Add in 3 different shower heads including a rainfall shower head and this thing is the most amazing shower I have ever taken in my entire life.  Also, one of my favorite little details… the herringbone tile floor & ceiling.

Into the back hall you’ll find lots of little hidden treasures… like our half bath, message station, laundry room, lockers for boots, shoes, coats and backpacks, plus access to the upstairs.

Let’s head upstairs to my girl’s space, shall we?!  It’s one of my favorite spaces in the whole house and well, my girls just love it.  I was worried about us being on the main floor and their bedrooms and play space being on the 2nd floor, but they love their Parisian loft.  It’s Paris chic!
Palest of pink bathrooms with penny tile floor and quartz counters.
Audrey’s bedroom…
Finley’s bedroom…
Now we’re headed back downstairs, but this time down two flights of stairs in our basement.  Beyond the home gym it’s not an area we have used a lot this summer, but I know as the weather turns cooler here we’ll be enjoying every inch of it this fall & winter.
Our lower level family room is perfect for chilling and I’m so glad we splurged on a new couch for this space… it filled with down feathers and heavenly.  The double chaises ensure that everyone has a comfy spot for movies or Netflix marathons!
You can play a game of pool…
Or belly up to the bar!
Antique glass mirror tiles came from Etsy for a unique backsplash!
The piano I grew up playing on now resides in our basement just waiting for our girl’s to start piano lessons this fall.  They love tinkering.  I love the canvas of Wemmick above our piano from our friend and photographer, Amy Carroll.
Our home gym, perhaps one of our most loved rooms in the whole house.
Lower level bath perfect for special guests.  I had some fun with this bathroom picking out some fun tiles and a faucet that was a bit out of my comfort zone, but the waterfall faucet is a hit.  It also functions great as a drinking fountain for super hot & sweaty workouts.
Our first guest room… The Dream Big Suite.
Our second guest room, which I lovingly named the Puerto Rican Suite.  It has a very beachy vibe!
And lastly, let’s head to my favorite space.  We live in Michigan, so I’m aware our summer’s are short but like I always say… they’re the kind of summers Kid Rock writes songs about!  Nothing beats a Michigan summer and we’ve been enjoying every minute of it each day by this pool.  From early morning coffees to late night swims and s’mores by the fire table this space was designed to feel like a getaway.  When I just chill or work from here I feel like I’m on vacation, a tropical vacation, and that was most definitely the point.
We use this outdoor television daily.
All summer meals are grilled and served up here.
Our pool’s infinity edge, and the sound it creates is amazing.
Our master deck… the perfect little afternoon getaway.
A putting green?  Yes, a putting green.  It was Jeff’s idea and one that actually worked out perfectly for our backyard.  We wanted some green space, but didn’t want real grass near the pool.  It’s also provided hours of endless entertainment for major kid-friendly putting tournaments!
I have room for friends.  C’mon over, I make a mean margarita!
The best place to sit and just take it all in, plus roast those marshmallows!

Photos courtesy of Dan Johnson Photography

For questions on where specific items were purchased, leave me a comment below… I’m happy to answer.  I also did a LIVE tour on Facebook Live of our home where I answer a lot of Q’s on where many items can be found, so you may also refer to that:  www.facebook.com/LeslieKortes
Thank you for stopping by our home, we home you enjoyed the peek inside.

Builder:  Engelsma Homes


  1. Unknown wrote:

    The outdoor areas are to die for, and I love the interior ceiling and beam details! You must be so proud of your new home. Everything looks amazing!! I think I would never want to leave!

    Posted 7.22.16
  2. Unknown wrote:

    Your home is absolutely stunning! Beautifully decorated inside and out too! I love this layout. Would you mind posting the floor plan for your home?

    Posted 8.21.16
  3. Unknown wrote:

    You have my dream house!! Could you post the floor plans? My husband and I are building soon, and even though we would be building on a smaller scale, I love how your kitchen/dining room/living room are all one big area!!!

    Posted 8.21.16
  4. Leslie wrote:

    Hi Lisa, thanks for stopping by! We worked with an architect and I unfortunately do not have a shareable file of the floor plans. Just one old beat up set.

    Posted 8.22.16
  5. Leslie wrote:

    Hi Meghan! Thank you for your kinds words and how exciting that you'll be building soon. I will tell you I do not have a set of shareable floors plans for our home. I'm sorry! I hope the pics help give you a good idea tho!!

    Posted 8.22.16
  6. Unknown wrote:

    Beautiful! Who designed your home please??

    Posted 8.22.16
  7. Unknown wrote:

    Your home is beautiful! We are building our dream home right now as well and I love the chandelier in the living room and the couches in that room! If you could tell me where the chandelier and the couches were from that would be awesome1

    Posted 8.22.16
  8. Leslie wrote:

    Hi Britt! Our builder was Engelsma Homes πŸ™‚

    Posted 8.22.16
  9. Leslie wrote:

    Hi Kaley! The great room chandelier is a Restoration Hardware knockoff that I found at a local furniture store for a fraction of the price of the RH one. There are lots of Orb knockoffs out there if you start browsing πŸ™‚

    The couches in the great room are by Cozy Life. I love Chesterfield style sofas!!

    Posted 8.22.16
  10. Unknown wrote:

    Thanks for your response Leslie!! Just one more question, is the floor plan one you got through your architect or did you find it on another site?

    Posted 8.22.16
  11. gapeach wrote:

    What quartz countertop do you have in the kitchen, master bath, and bathroom in basement? Beautiful!

    Posted 8.22.16
  12. Leslie wrote:

    Hi there, our quartz counters are Rococco. Thank you!

    Posted 8.23.16
  13. Unknown wrote:

    Hi you have gorgeous home! If you don't mind me asking, how big is your home ( in square foot) and around how much did it cost you to build it? Thank you so much for your response!

    Posted 8.25.16
  14. Leslie wrote:

    Hi there! Our home is approx 6000sq ft including all finished spaces, top to bottom. We were right around $1M for the house, that does not include the pool or lot.

    Posted 8.25.16
  15. Unknown wrote:

    Hi again Leslie! I'm sorry to have so many questions but it's not often you see a home in which you like everything about it πŸ™‚ Talking about square footage, I love the size of your great room and kitchen. Could you tell me what the dimensions are of both rooms and the ceiling height in the great room? I love a vaulted ceiling in the great room! Thank you!

    Posted 8.25.16
  16. Trisha wrote:

    Hi! Love your house and furnishings! Great job!! What hardwood flooring did you use? Love it!! We are building our home and love your floors! Love it all!

    Posted 8.27.16
  17. Unknown wrote:

    Can you give the dimensions of your gorgeous kitchen and dining room please?

    Posted 8.28.16
  18. baby sis wrote:

    Where did you get those great stools you covered with the fur? Such a great idea!

    Posted 8.29.16
  19. Leslie wrote:

    Hi! I purchased the ottomans thru Overstock.com and the sheepskins thru Overland πŸ™‚

    Posted 8.29.16
  20. Leslie wrote:

    It's an engineered maple hardwood!

    Posted 8.29.16
  21. Leslie wrote:

    Aw, thanks lady! I think our ceiling is about 18'. I will have to check the other dimensions for you tomorrow!

    Posted 8.29.16
  22. Anonymous wrote:

    HI Leslie
    Love your home. Would you mind telling me the main floor paint color as well as the rug in your great room with the chesterfield coaches!!!! Thanks

    Posted 8.29.16
  23. Anonymous wrote:

    I forgot to ask about the pool table and the barstools in the basement bar too! Thanks!

    Posted 8.29.16
  24. Leslie wrote:

    Anew Gray is the paint color. The rug is PB. Chesterfields I ordered from our local furniture store. The pool table is a Brunswick custom, my hubby's pick. Barstools are Pier 1. πŸ™‚

    Posted 8.29.16
  25. Anonymous wrote:

    Thank you so much!!!

    Posted 8.29.16
  26. Nena wrote:

    I was curious what your trim color is? It looks crisp, not yellow.

    Posted 8.29.16
  27. Trisha wrote:

    Thanks for your reply on the hardwood! Any chance you know the color? Also love your rug under your dining table, is that from RH too? Thanks so much!!

    Posted 8.29.16
  28. Unknown wrote:

    Your home is absolutely stunning!!!! Love everthing about it from the floors to the ceilings. Where did you get all your beautiful bar/kitchen stools?

    Posted 8.29.16
  29. Leslie wrote:

    Dove White, I believe.

    Posted 8.29.16
  30. Leslie wrote:

    Home Goods!!!! I shopped for about 15 months prior to our house being completed, so I ended up with 3 storage units and lots of pieces all ready to move into our home <3

    Posted 8.29.16
  31. Leslie wrote:

    I don't remember it! I tried to match the tones to our RH dining room table tho. The rug was a Home Goods find πŸ™‚

    Posted 8.29.16
  32. Unknown wrote:

    I LOVE your home!! The hubby and I are having our blue prints drawn on September 11th and I'm also dying to know the size of your kitchen, pantry, dining room & living room? Those 3 rooms are where the most family time is spent and your rooms are the exact size I'm looking for!! Thank you in advance:)

    Posted 8.29.16
  33. Absolutely stunning! Would you mind sharing your master bedroom/bathroom paint colors? And also the color of your kitchen cabinets? Thank you!!

    Posted 8.29.16
  34. Leslie wrote:

    The kitchen cabinets are White Dove. I will have to look-up the bedroom & bathroom colors, I cannot remember off the top of my head anymore πŸ™‚

    Posted 8.29.16
  35. aknancy wrote:

    Love your home. Congratulations on getting that dream 'completed'. I have built 2 homes (so far) and whew… I know the feeling … but in the end, it's the results that pay for the time taken… πŸ™‚ I do have one quick question. May I ask where you found a 'faux' cow rug that you have in the entry? I love the look but do not want to purchase 'real'…for obvious personal reasons… Thank you.. And thanks for opening the doors of your beautiful home..

    Posted 8.29.16
  36. Leslie wrote:

    Aw, thank you! The faux cow rug is from Joss & Main. I love it because it's more gray in tone than brown.

    Posted 8.29.16
  37. Unknown wrote:

    Thank you!!!

    Posted 8.30.16
  38. Thank you so much for answering everyones questions, and for looking those colors up for me. I really appreciate it. We are building a farmhouse and your rustic glam style is definately inspiring! πŸ™‚

    Posted 8.30.16
  39. Thank you so much for answering everyones questions, and for looking those colors up for me. I really appreciate it. We are building a farmhouse and your rustic glam style is definately inspiring! πŸ™‚

    Posted 8.30.16
  40. At the risk of being annoying, I just have one more question for you…the carpet name, brand and color in your lower level family room. It's lovely. Thank you so much!

    Posted 8.30.16
  41. Leslie wrote:

    I know it's a Shaw carpet. I will have to look up the color. Thankfully our builder gave us a binder with everything in it, but um… I have to go dig that out too πŸ™‚

    Posted 8.30.16
  42. Trisha wrote:

    Thank you! If you happen to find the brand/color for the floors, I'd love to know! We are building and am having such a hard time picking out hardwoods and love your floors! Thanks again!!

    Posted 8.30.16
  43. Tamquilts wrote:

    This looks exactly like what we want to build. Is there a house plan we can see somewhere?

    Posted 8.30.16
  44. Leslie wrote:

    Awww, thank you! Our home was custom designed by an architect, so unfortunately I do not have a public house plan available to share.

    Posted 8.30.16
  45. Unknown wrote:

    Gorgeous Home. Would you mind forwarding the contact information for the architect that you used? Would be greatly appreciated:)

    Posted 8.30.16
  46. Unknown wrote:

    Love your kitchen bar stools. Can you please tell me where you got them?

    Posted 8.30.16
  47. This is an absolutely gorgeous home! My husband and I have been looking everywhere for a layout that we like and this is the first one I've seen that I love! Any chance you can share the main level floor plan?

    Posted 8.30.16
  48. This is an absolutely gorgeous home! My husband and I have been looking everywhere for a layout that we like and this is the first one I've seen that I love! Any chance you can share the main level floor plan?

    Posted 8.30.16
  49. Leslie wrote:

    Hi Lindsay! It was an in-house collaboration with our builder for our custom home, the plans are not available for sale.

    Posted 8.30.16
  50. Leslie wrote:

    Thanks! They were a very LUCKY Home Goods find between 2 locations! I swear they get the best furniture in during the fall months, so keep your eyes peeled!

    Posted 8.30.16
  51. Leslie wrote:

    Hi Hannah and thank you!! That's so sweet! Unfortunately our build was a custom home design exclusively for us, so I do not have public plans to share. I hope the photos are inspiration enough πŸ™‚

    Posted 8.30.16
  52. Unknown wrote:

    I so enjoyed "touring" your home. I have done my share of building and renovations of our homes and I appreciate all the details you've put into this. It's certainly a home of perfection and beauty as well as function. It's probably the most impressive home I've ever seen and I just LOVE it. Thank you for helping people by answering questions.

    Posted 8.31.16
  53. Leslie wrote:

    Wow, thank you! It was truly a labor of love. One I"m not doing again, so I just totally plan on enjoying this one a lot. <3

    Posted 8.31.16
  54. Unknown wrote:

    Can you tell me the total square footage of the house? Loved it!

    Posted 8.31.16
    • Brenda McFadden wrote:

      Hi….how would you describe your design style? We are building and our planner wants to know my design style. Your house is totally my style?

      Posted 7.11.21
  55. Unknown wrote:

    I would also be interested in knowing square footage if possible. Thank you!

    Posted 8.31.16
  56. Unknown wrote:

    Also, where are the stairs that go upstairs located?

    Posted 8.31.16
  57. Leslie wrote:

    Thank you! We are just 5 square feet shy of 6,000sq ft finished πŸ™‚

    Posted 8.31.16
  58. Leslie wrote:

    Hi there, we are just a few square feet shy of 6,000sq ft finished. And the stairs that go up to the girl's space are located off the back hallway.

    Posted 8.31.16
  59. Unknown wrote:

    Leslie your home is gorgeous….You did a beautiful job and Rustic Glam is totally my style to so I was swooning over every room. If you don't mind my asking…. where did you find the double chaise couch in the basement?

    Posted 9.2.16
  60. Kim wrote:

    Yes, love the Rustic Glam…Great job.. Could you share some info regarding the exterior products used. What is the lap siding and shake made of? Is it fiber-cement? Also the stone work, were they individually mortared or in panels? Thanks in advance for the info. Enjoy making memories in your lovely home..

    Posted 9.2.16
  61. Nancy wrote:

    Absolutely stunning! What a retreat!!! Enjoy your peice of paradise and God Bless in your new home

    Posted 9.3.16
  62. Leslie wrote:

    Thank you so much, Nancy!

    Posted 9.4.16
  63. Leslie wrote:

    Hi Kim, all of the exterior siding is James Hardie fiber cement boards. Shakes too. All of the stone was done by a local mason and they were all individually mortared. Thank you!

    Posted 9.4.16
  64. Leslie wrote:

    Hi Jaclyn! We ordered that couch from Bassett! The all down fill is amazing!

    Posted 9.4.16
  65. Unknown wrote:

    Can I ask you an odd question? I was trying to figure out where the pantry is! Is it behind that sliding barn door? I love this layout but I was just wondering where the pantry was hiding in the kitchen! πŸ˜‰ Thanks!

    Posted 9.9.16
  66. Riley wrote:

    I love your entryway chandelier. Could you tell me where its from?

    Posted 9.10.16
  67. Unknown wrote:

    Also, the color of the wainscoting in the half bath as well as who makes the wallpaper. I love every detail of your stunning home!!!

    Posted 9.15.16
  68. Unknown wrote:

    Also, the color of the wainscoting in the half bath as well as who makes the wallpaper. I love every detail of your stunning home!!!

    Posted 9.15.16
  69. Unknown wrote:

    Would you mind sharing the paint color of your family chill room? I love it!

    Posted 9.15.16
  70. I just love your home! You did an amazing job of putting it all together. My husband and I are building this spring and have a plan similar to yours. Would you share the dimensions of your living room, kitchen and dinning room? I want to make sure we didn't make ours too small. Thanks!

    Posted 9.15.16
  71. erika wrote:

    What a stunning home!! I'm absolutely in love with everything, but especially would love to know the wall color for the girls' pink bathroom, as well as the color for the pink vanity? Also, what did you design the shower/tub area with in there, as far as tile/colors, etc?

    Posted 9.16.16
  72. Jenny wrote:

    What paint color did you use in your living room? Love it!

    Posted 9.25.16
  73. Unknown wrote:

    It boggles my mind the amount of choices/decisions you had to make for this house. We've built two new homes but much, much smaller. Your house is (to me) more beautiful than homes I've seen in the many decorating magazines I've looked at, simply because it is made for a family to enjoy actually using every part of it. May you enjoy living there for many, many years!

    Posted 9.25.16
  74. Unknown wrote:

    It boggles my mind the amount of choices/decisions you had to make for this house. We've built two new homes but much, much smaller. Your house is (to me) more beautiful than homes I've seen in the many decorating magazines I've looked at, simply because it is made for a family to enjoy actually using every part of it. May you enjoy living there for many, many years!

    Posted 9.25.16
  75. Unknown wrote:

    What brand is that refridgerator? Love the whole house!

    Posted 9.26.16
  76. Leslie wrote:

    SubZero πŸ™‚

    Posted 9.28.16
  77. Unknown wrote:

    So funny, I just found your page on Pinterest. I was drooling over your house, and saw you were in MI. so I pulled your builder up online. I didn't know you would be so close to me, we're in Zeeland! We just purchased a lot and will be building in the next year or two. Thanks for all the inspiration, love you beautiful house!

    Posted 9.29.16
  78. Unknown wrote:

    Beautiful home and beautifully furnished and decorated with love!! I enjoyed looking at every space!
    Could you please share how you made the sheepskin ottomans? I've been having the same thoughts but don't know how to execute the idea… Would really appreciate it if you could share your tricks! πŸ™‚

    Posted 9.29.16
  79. Leslie wrote:

    Aw, that's so exciting!! House building so 1 part fun and 1 part stressful, but I say enjoy each minute and make it perfect for your family because I know we'll be here for a long time to come!

    Posted 9.29.16
  80. Leslie wrote:

    Hey Joanna! I almost think that needs to be a separate blog entry or live tutorial on Facebook, so that I can show you each step! I'll work on something, stay tuned πŸ™‚

    Posted 9.29.16
  81. BT wrote:

    Your home is absolutely stunning and I love the orb chandelier in the family room. I've found several similar ones online, but I was hoping you might be able to share the size of yours. It fits so well in the space.

    Posted 9.29.16
  82. Unknown wrote:

    Yes please! I'll be looking forward to it!

    Posted 9.29.16
  83. Abigail wrote:

    This is absolutely spectacular. I can't wait for the opportunity to have such a beautiful home like yours! That hard wood is absolutely gorgeous. Love it!

    Posted 9.30.16
  84. Edith wrote:

    Absolutely beautiful! Every detail is stunning! I love the light fixtures and wooden beams and herringbone patterned backsplash and pretty much everything! Congratulations on your home οΏ½οΏ½

    Posted 10.1.16
  85. Edith wrote:

    Absolutely beautiful! Every detail is stunning! I love the light fixtures and wooden beams and herringbone patterned backsplash and pretty much everything! Congratulations on your home οΏ½οΏ½

    Posted 10.1.16
  86. Leslie, congratulations – your home is stunning inside and out!! Where did you get the DESK in your gorgeous office?

    Posted 10.1.16
  87. jennifermj wrote:

    Your home is lovely. You are very fortunate. Enjoy the time you will spend with family and friends.

    Posted 10.1.16
  88. Unknown wrote:

    Leslie and family,
    Congrats on your beautiful home! Like everyone else posting, I love your design and tasteful decor. I hope to see more postings and your responses. God's Blessings to your family. Beautiful down to earth style home. Very impressive and motivational.
    Gina in PA

    Posted 10.1.16
  89. Unknown wrote:

    Hi Leslie, I have to say I'm HAPPY for you & your family! What a beautiful house and lovely home you've got! I hope you guys build wonderful memories and never forget how lucky you're are. All the best!!

    Posted 10.1.16
  90. Unknown wrote:

    Absolutely gorgeous inside and out!! Would you mind sharing the source for the lower level tile and where you found the cool desk? Enjoy the beautiful Michigan fall.

    Posted 10.2.16
  91. Leslie wrote:

    Yes, the pantry is behind the sliding barn door! It was a perfect way to make it special in the space. Anyone can have a regular door, but a "pretty" barn door was totally what I had in mind!

    Posted 10.3.16
  92. Leslie wrote:


    Posted 10.3.16
  93. Leslie wrote:

    Awww, thank you! All trim is Dove White. I'm not sure of the wallpaper maker… I'll see if I can find out!

    Posted 10.3.16
  94. Leslie wrote:

    Oh, just saw this…. Mega Greige is the color.

    Posted 10.3.16
  95. Leslie wrote:

    Thank you!! The color is Agreeable Gray πŸ™‚

    Posted 10.3.16
  96. Leslie wrote:

    Hi Debbie, thank you! The lower level tile was from Virginia Tile. The cool desk was purchased locally, but it's by Hooker Furniture.

    Posted 10.3.16
  97. Leslie wrote:

    Thank you, Gina!

    Posted 10.3.16
  98. Leslie wrote:

    I believe it is 36" across! Thank you!

    Posted 10.3.16
  99. Leslie wrote:

    Hi Hannah, we do not have a plan available for sharing. I hope the pics work as enough inspo tho!! Happy building!

    Posted 10.3.16
  100. Leslie wrote:

    Sometimes I think ours are too big, LOL! It's all very open, but I believe our living room is like 18×22 and our kitchen island is 13' long. I hope that helps!

    Posted 10.3.16
  101. Leslie wrote:

    All.Those.Designs. Haha, now it's so fun to just ENJOY! Thank you <3

    Posted 10.3.16
  102. Leslie wrote:

    I'm going to do a tutorial! You're definitely not the first to ask πŸ™‚

    Posted 10.3.16
  103. Leslie wrote:

    Hi and thank you! The desk is by Hooker Furniture, Rhapsody collection.

    Posted 10.3.16
  104. K K wrote:

    Lovely house! I am designing my home and had the same idea for an A Frame family room with planks/ and kitchen right off it. Love seeing what you did because it put the picture in my head something real to see!
    A couple questions- I was thinking of doing a sliding barn door for my pantry too- someone mentioned that on here but don't see a pic- can you share a pic of that and your inside pantry? Also would love to see your laundry room! And a pic of the whole front of your house! Thank you for sharing!

    Posted 10.3.16
  105. K K wrote:

    where is the sliding barn door? i don't see it in the kitchen. πŸ™‚ thx!

    Posted 10.3.16
  106. K K wrote:

    Yes! Would love to know the color of the shaw carpet in the basement! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful home and tips!

    Posted 10.3.16
  107. K K wrote:

    one more question- is the paint in the basement the same as upstairs? Is it Anew Gray or Agreeable Gray? Also what is the color of the Shaw carpet in the basement. And I love the carpet liner on the stairs- is that from Shaw too? Thank you so much!

    Posted 10.3.16
  108. MizzDre wrote:

    Your home is absolutely amazing! I mean AMAZING!!! Thank you so much for sharing your dream with us all and providing so much detail.

    Posted 10.3.16
  109. Unknown wrote:

    Beautiful!!! We are having plans for our home drawn up now. I'm curious about the dimensions of your kitchen? Trying to figure out what size will be best, and it's really hard to tell when drawn on a piece of paper:)

    Posted 10.3.16
  110. Morgan wrote:

    Hi Leslie! In love with your home! What species are your wood accents and what stain did you use on them? I'm especially loving the ceiling over your back patio area.

    Posted 10.3.16
  111. Hi there

    You know instead of being happy for you, I am merely saddened. What a glorious house/home you have. I understand you all likely worked hard for all that you have. I also worked hard, but I do not have. I have to tell myself, hey, at least I have my husband, my cat, a roof over my head. Just not the beautiful home with the white picket fence. At my ave now, this dream will never become real. Your master bedroom is bigger than my apartment. I really could cry, it hurts. But enough of the pity party. May God bless your family in your lovely home.

    Posted 10.4.16
  112. Leslie wrote:

    HI there! Inside and outside on almost all the beams it's cedar πŸ™‚ And I picked a custom stain that matched our flooring just to tie the two together. The front door is a mix of ponderosa pine & douglas fir. Thank you!

    Posted 10.4.16
  113. Leslie wrote:

    Six years ago we were living paycheck to paycheck, hardly getting ahead, drowning in all forms of debt and I was a stay-at-home mama with two little girls. Instead of letting life happen to me, I made life happen for me, but never did I wish I had a different path or a different life. My struggle became my story, my trials became my triumphs. We worked out butts off to achieve and pay for everything we have today, we're debt free and we're able to give to charities close to our heart. Let your faith be bigger than your fear, my dear <3

    Posted 10.4.16
  114. Leslie wrote:

    Hey Lyndsey! The Master bed & bath are both Sea Salt by Benjamin Moore.

    Posted 10.4.16
  115. Leslie wrote:

    Shoot me an email or FB msg and I can send you a pic of it in the morning, that's easy! I'm always in there to get breakfast started πŸ™‚ And I can send you snaps of the laundry room, but it's not huge… just mainly for laundry!

    Posted 10.4.16
  116. Leslie wrote:

    Leslie.Kortes@gmail.com or Leslie Kortes

    Posted 10.4.16
  117. Leslie wrote:

    Awww, you bet <3 I'm so happy you enjoyed sharing in the pics with us!

    Posted 10.4.16
  118. Leslie wrote:

    Yes, it's the same… Agreeable Gray up and down, b/c it's just so open. It just didn't make sense to stop and start colors at corners or hallways. And ugh, I gotta go find the stuff on the carpet colors! I cannot remember!

    Posted 10.4.16
  119. Leslie wrote:

    I know off the top of my head that the island is 13'… gonna have to look up the actual dimensions tho!

    Posted 10.4.16
  120. Yes, that helps a lot! Thank you so much!

    Posted 10.4.16
  121. Unknown wrote:

    Beautiful Home! Would love to know where you purchased your large area rug in the great room / in front of the fireplace and specifically which one it is?

    Posted 10.4.16
  122. Unknown wrote:

    Your home is beautiful, but your story is amazing!!! Can you tell me the who made the engineered floor and the color??

    Posted 10.4.16
  123. Leslie wrote:

    Hi there, it's a Pottery Barn all wool rug. I cannot remember the name of it however, but I'm fairly certain it's still on their site. I'll browse later if I get a chance πŸ™‚

    Posted 10.4.16
  124. Leslie wrote:

    Aw, thank you, Kim! Unfortunately I do not remember the maker or specific color (beyond it's a maple), but I'll check the leftover box in the basement!

    Posted 10.4.16
  125. Unknown wrote:

    I love your home. Can you share where your office desk is from

    Posted 10.6.16
  126. Unknown wrote:

    Very beautiful home. We are downsizing but love your entry in relation to the open stairs to the lower level. It is exactly what I want and will show your pics to the architect. Thanks for sharing! (kids, hubby, and puppy are adorbs as well!)

    Posted 10.6.16
  127. Peggi wrote:

    Beautiful home, Leslie! Thank you for sharing! Will you tell us the color on the island in the basement and where your hidden door leads to.

    Posted 10.6.16
  128. Celeste wrote:

    Absolutely stunning!..you & yours have a gift for design and decorum..your new home speaks volume of pride and family love.Truly home is where the heart is..many years of love,laughter and health in your new home.
    Maria B. CANADA

    Posted 10.6.16
  129. Celeste wrote:

    Absolutely stunning!..you & yours have a gift for design and decorum..your new home speaks volume of pride and family love.Truly home is where the heart is..many years of love,laughter and health in your new home.
    Maria B. CANADA

    Posted 10.6.16
  130. Celeste wrote:

    Absolutely stunning!..you & yours have a gift for design and decorum..your new home speaks volume of pride and family love.Truly home is where the heart is..many years of love,laughter and health in your new home.
    Maria B. CANADA

    Posted 10.6.16
  131. Wow! Your home is breathtaking. Several people have asked you questions and you have been so generous to answer. I know you mentioned your sofa's in the living room, the chesterfield sofas are from Cozy life. Do you by chance have the swatch names for the base fabric and pillows?

    Posted 10.6.16
  132. Linda wrote:

    I love your house. Love the banister! Do you know what stain was used? And do you love the stove? Would you buy again? I'm switching to gas and trying to decide.

    Posted 10.7.16
  133. Linda wrote:

    I love your house. Love the banister! Do you know what stain was used? And do you love the stove? Would you buy again? I'm switching to gas and trying to decide.

    Posted 10.7.16
  134. Unknown wrote:

    Very beautiful. I can only imagine the time you spent making decisions to make it all come together. We have been remodeling our kitchen since July and I mean it's overwhelming. Even with the help of a designer for the cabinetry. You just don't realize all the decisions from top to bottom. Lighting alone can tire you out. I've been on every web site known to man kind looking at just rugs! ha ha Great job! It's lovely! (a fellow Michigander – Williamston MI).

    Posted 10.7.16
  135. You have a beautiful home! LOVE, LOVE IT! There are aspects of your home that are very similar to the home we have just started building. We are going for the "modern farmhouse" look on the inside. Cannot wait to see what we end up with. Where did you get your wrought iron bed in the guest room? Exactly what I am looking for for our ranch. I found one at Ethan Allen that looks almost identical to yours but didn't want to spend the $$.

    Posted 10.8.16
  136. Anonymous wrote:

    Where are the kitchen pendant lights from?

    Posted 10.9.16
  137. Unknown wrote:

    Hello Leslie..what a special person you are to share so much. Incredibly beautiful home, I love everything. We are building and I would love love to know the mfg company or where you got the kitchen island pendant lights & the dining room chandelier. They are exactly what I want, I have been looking for crystal lights for almost a year now. Also please the chandelier in your master bedroom, crystal in a bird cage..just stunning. Thank you so very much, Diana Allen

    Posted 10.12.16
  138. Unknown wrote:

    Your home is absolutely beautiful. The layout and all of the special touches that you have put on it. My husband and I are starting to put together plans for our dream house. I am curious as to what the depth and length of the house is. I know you said in another comment that it is just under 6000 sqft. Just curious as I love this layout and am wondering if I can fit similar on the piece of land that we will be building on. And where is the hall way that leads to the bedrooms. I couldn't find a picture of that.

    Posted 10.12.16
  139. gapeach wrote:

    Could you please tell me what floor tile, shower tile and counter top you have in your master bathroom? It's gorgeous and looks like what I'm thinking of using in our new home. Is it Calacatta Gold porcelain tiles, or marble? Are your cabinets white or off white? Are the countertops quartz? Which one? I'm meeting with design tomorrow and think I want to go this route, just haven't seen it in person. It looks off white in your pics, and not real white. Thank you so much!

    Posted 10.13.16
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    Posted 10.14.16
  141. Leslie wrote:

    Hi there, I can tell you that all of our tile is porcelain but it looks like marble πŸ™‚ To me, it just wasn't worth the huge upgrade for marble when this honed porcelain was SO beautiful. Then I could just use it everywhere and not feel guilty πŸ™‚ The accent tile is an iridescent mother of pearl tile. The countertop is quartz, Rococo is the "color." Have fun!

    Posted 10.15.16
  142. Leslie wrote:

    The kitchen pendant lights are from Overstock.com. The chandelier in our master bedroom was from a local furniture store, Art Van, and I have no idea if they carry this any longer.

    Posted 10.15.16
  143. Leslie wrote:

    Overstock.com πŸ™‚

    Posted 10.15.16
  144. Leslie wrote:

    Awww, yay, congrats on your build! Modern farmhouse… SWOON!

    The wrought iron bed is old!! I've had it for years now… it was from a store called The Bombay Company and I believe they are no longer around. I've seen similar tho on Wayfair.com πŸ™‚

    Posted 10.15.16
  145. Leslie wrote:

    RIGHT?! I looked at rugs until I went cross-eyed!! Thank goodness I had some amazing luck at Home Goods πŸ™‚

    Posted 10.15.16
  146. Leslie wrote:

    Hi Linda! The stain was a custom pick to tie-in our floors to front door, etc.. And I do love our stove. She's fab, cooks like crazy, but I've always cooked on gas. She does not bake super even tho, FYI. I do use my electric wall oven for cookies and such. I just get a better result, so for that reason I did not splurge on the Dual Fuel Wolf range. Mine is all gas.

    Posted 10.15.16
  147. Leslie wrote:

    I do not! I had to return any swatches I had, but they had SOO many fab selections if you have a store near you that carries the brand, GO LOOK! I had fun putting it all together to tie in our room.

    Posted 10.15.16
  148. Leslie wrote:

    Awww, thank you, Maria! Many blessings to you too <3

    Posted 10.15.16
  149. Leslie wrote:

    I will have to check on the color of the bar in the basement. I remember picking it, but I do not remember the name. I picked SO many and I only have the paints for the walls on my sheet. I'll check tho!!

    And the hidden door (my husbands pool stick rack) leads to his "secret" poker room πŸ™‚

    Posted 10.15.16
  150. Leslie wrote:

    Hi, thank you, Sarah! My desk is the Rhapsody Desk by Hooker. She was one of my fave pieces!

    Posted 10.15.16
  151. Andrea wrote:

    Beautiful home! Love everything. What brand refrigerator is that??

    Posted 10.15.16
  152. Unknown wrote:

    What a beautiful home you have! I love how light and airy it feels, but still seems warm and inviting. You are blessed. Thank you for sharing your pics!

    Posted 10.16.16
  153. gapeach wrote:

    Thank you very much for your sweet response. That is exactly what I went with, the porcelain tiles! Are yours Calacatta or Carerra? I went with Calacatta Gold, quartz that looks like marble and white cabinets. I am using the tiles on the floor as well. Are your cabinets white or off white? I was so worried I'd be sorry changing them to this. We had already decided on real marble and I researched it, and thought it'd be way too much trouble down the road, and the cost was crazy! And you're right, we could end up getting the porcelain everywhere and it looks so real! Your style is so much like mine. It's so exciting to build your dream home. Take care! So glad I found your blog. πŸ™‚

    Posted 10.16.16
  154. Unknown wrote:

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    Posted 10.17.16
  155. nsimona wrote:

    What a gorgeous home! We are goin to start building soon, I would love to have beams like you have in the living room. Would you mind to tell me a rough estimate on the cost of the beams? Totally fine if you don't want to disclose. Thanks for sharing your house, it is beautiful!!

    Posted 10.17.16
  156. Brie wrote:

    GORGEOUS!! Where is that entryway light from? I have been searching forever for something similar!!

    Posted 10.20.16
  157. Leslie wrote:

    Yes, I found it on Wayfair. It's the large size.

    Posted 10.20.16
  158. Unknown wrote:

    You have done a beautiful job with your home! I have searched the comments and couldn't find anything on your coffee table. Where is that from? Also, any information on your stairs in the great room is appreciated! Great work! It takes so much talent and hard work to make that vision into reality!

    Posted 10.21.16
  159. Unknown wrote:

    You have a beautiful home. I love your outdoor pool and putting green – I would want to stay outside all of the time listening to your fountains flowing into your pool. And, I am imagining fire in those pots on the columns by the pool? Please post a photo with those fires lit! PS – I am curious where the mysterious bookshelf door by the pool table leads you??

    Posted 10.21.16
  160. Yvette wrote:

    Love the half bath details. Could you please share the paint color on the wainscoting. Just a beautiful home. Enjoy!!

    Posted 10.22.16
  161. ang5svr wrote:

    Just wanted to say you've been a great sport and reminded me why I'll never be a blogger. So many persistent requests. Architects are expensive and very weird about sharing their designs, as this is a work of art for them, and not about the money earned in mass productions. And must say you handled that negative comment very graciously!

    We moved into a home triple the size of our old home last year (3800 hsqft)and am about to lose my mind trying to keep it clean with 3 kids (well 4 if you include the hubby) and two animals. Our entire home is all hardwoods and slate, like yours, which I thought I'd love. Now I've purchased 12×15 rugs for every room!!! Rugs USA great source, joss & main and Wayfair supply for bus owners. I could not imagine anything larger without committing myself(joke). But God Bless You. WISH YOUR FAMILY LOTS OF HAPPINESS IN YOUR NEW HOME. I think it's a different feeling to get into your dream home when your debt free, as most are not. Our family values this principle as well, and know you can finally breathe and enjoy your little piece of heaven. Best wishes

    Posted 10.27.16
  162. Leslie wrote:

    Wayfair actually for the coffee table too.

    Posted 10.27.16
  163. Leslie wrote:

    It's a color called Smoke & Mirrors (obsessed with it!) by Graham πŸ™‚

    Posted 10.27.16
  164. Leslie wrote:

    Hi there! Yes, those are fire bowls on either side of the fireplace and they are fun when lit at night, I have shared some pics of them in action on Facebook and snapchat!

    The "bookshelf" is actually my husband's pool cue rack for his pool table, but it's actually a secret door too which opens up to his poker room!!

    Posted 10.27.16
  165. Leslie wrote:

    Awww, thank you for your sweet post! It was all a process, and one we rather enjoyed, but you're so correct… with an architect and builder all involved let alone it being a custom design for our family it's just not shareable.

    Haha, and I hear you on all those wood and tile floors! They look gorgeous until you need a million rugs!

    Posted 10.27.16
  166. Leslie wrote:

    Honestly, I looked back thru old order logs, but didn't find an exact price. Initially smaller scale beams were built into the build of our home. They knew i wanted beams. But…. then I made the scale of the beams larger, added the king post and side posts, enlarged the arc, etc…. so I know we had to pay for those overages beyond the initial beam cost. For that reason I cannot tell you their exact price. They were worth it tho–I think they just make our great room πŸ™‚

    Posted 10.27.16
  167. Leslie wrote:

    I'm sure it will be gorgeous! You can't go wrong if you just pick what YOU like and what selections complement each other! I believe our cabinets in the master are White Dove.

    Posted 10.27.16
  168. Leslie wrote:

    SubZero πŸ™‚

    Posted 10.27.16
  169. Leslie wrote:

    Oh man, I don't know our length and depth, but I do know we are the allowed 10' clearance from our properties lines on each side, LOL! We do have just over an acre, but it's relatively narrow… and much deeper since it extends down to the river behind our home.

    And there is a photo of our back hall… and from there there are stairs that lead upstairs to our girls bedrooms and play loft. Our master bedroom is off of it's own hallway… kinda tucked off to the right of my office.

    Posted 10.27.16
  170. Unknown wrote:

    Thank you for your quick reply! Xxo-

    Posted 10.27.16
  171. gapeach wrote:

    Sorry if you've already shared where you got the Orb chandelier, but I don't see it if you did! Is it from RH? What size is it? Also, your kitchen table from RH, are you able to sit drinks and things on it without ruining the wood? Is it sealed? AND, one last thing..What metal finish are your lights in your master bath? Gold? Did you mix the metals? I'm not sure if I should stay with all chrome or mix it up. Thanks!

    Posted 10.27.16
  172. Unknown wrote:

    Love, love, love your home. I can't tell from the pictures what color your furniture is in the great room. Is it cream? Also, where did you get the cute little gray bench by the front door?

    Posted 10.29.16
  173. anne wrote:

    I love the hardwood floors! What did you use?

    Posted 10.29.16
  174. Unknown wrote:

    Where is your master comforter from? The white and tan. Gorgeous

    Posted 10.30.16
  175. Steph wrote:

    Beautiful! Do you mind sharing the ceiling height in your sun room? I am wanting to do something similar in our home that isn't too tall!

    Posted 11.2.16
  176. Dawn wrote:

    Hi love your house …. If you know.. What color and brand is your roof?

    Posted 11.2.16
  177. bythebay wrote:

    Your house is absolutely perfect, Im using your photos for inspiration. Thank you so much for sharing.
    and may I ask what your business is that you have as a stay at home mom? Thanks again, Blessings!

    Posted 11.4.16
  178. bythebay wrote:

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    Posted 11.4.16
  179. Unknown wrote:

    Love your home! Do you have a floor plan you are willing to share? Thanks, Brinda

    Posted 11.6.16
  180. Leslie wrote:

    Hi Brinda! Thank you. I currently do not have plans I can share, since we were a custom build. I am in talks with our builder & architect to make something available for purchase soon tho πŸ™‚

    Posted 11.6.16
  181. Leslie wrote:

    Aww, thank you! And I'm a Beachbody Coach–I love that it allows me to be mommy and breadwinner for my family. If you'd like to know more you can shoot me an email, Leslie.Kortes@gmail.com

    Posted 11.6.16
  182. Leslie wrote:

    Hi, thank you! I do know the roof brand is Landmark. I think our color might be Weatherwood, but I'll double check.

    Posted 11.6.16
  183. Leslie wrote:

    Hi there! The furniture in our great room definitely has a grey undertone to it, but it is warm in nature. Definitely not cream tho. The fabric is almost light a tight knit tweed. And the grey velvet bench in the front hall I found on Wayfair!

    Posted 11.6.16
  184. Leslie wrote:

    Hi there! The orb was purchased from a local furniture store, it's about 36" in diameter. It has a very similar look to RH. Our dining table is RH. It is a finished table, but… I don't set drinks on it. I typically use a tablecloth. I know RH does sell some reclaimed pieces that are not finished and all of the marks are "the look" but it wasn't what I wanted.

    We have chrome and some "winter gold" in our bath. But yes, I do mix metals all the time πŸ™‚

    I hope that helps!

    Posted 11.6.16
  185. bythebay wrote:

    Just watched some of your videos/top coach academy..I was inspired and Im not even in the biz! Your personality and faith really shines. Thank you!

    Posted 11.7.16
  186. Unknown wrote:

    Beautiful home. What kind of stain did you use on your beams? What color is your living room walls? I seen where the floors were engineered maple hardwood to you recall the finish on them? Thank you, and again very beautiful.

    Posted 11.8.16
  187. Unknown wrote:

    Beautiful home. What kind of stain did you use on your beams? What color is your living room walls? I seen where the floors were engineered maple hardwood to you recall the finish on them? Thank you, and again very beautiful.

    Posted 11.8.16
  188. Unknown wrote:

    I need the floor plans!!! Do you have a picute of it?? Please.. its so beautiful?

    Posted 11.12.16
  189. Unknown wrote:

    Such a lovely home! Such beautiful taste you have- you should be very proud!
    Are you willing to share a "rough" estimate of the cost to build a home this size, with the fixtures you chose?
    Also, what was the timeline for building, from start to move in date?

    Beautiful home, indeed! Please don't be offended by my question- I do not mean to be rude. I am researching such costs for my own home building experience. Any and all advice (and numbers) is helpful. God bless you!

    Posted 11.13.16
  190. Sherry wrote:

    Your home is AMAZING!!! Where did you get the sofa's that are by the kitchen (main family room) and do you remember the fabric? Are they Potterybarn??

    Posted 11.14.16
  191. Stacia wrote:

    Your home is simply amazing!! We just went through the custom home build process as well. It is daunting and what you have accomplished with your home is out of this world. We live in Minnesota so completely understand your love of Michigan summers! πŸ™‚ We have not landscaped our yard yet or completed our outdoor spaces. I would love to know what the topography of your lot looked like before the building started. We are only a 1.2 acre wooded lot as well, but the ground must be much flatter. You seem to have alot of elevation?? We are also in a walkout rambler style home… I would LOVE to be able to create something similar to your outdoor space. My dream! Did you design this space as well or have a landscaping company help you? I just cant figure out how you have a walkout on your main level and lower level?? Did you bring it tons of dirt to build the land up to the height of the back of your house at the sun room? So it seems your home is actually 3 levels, correct? Sorry for all the questions, and thanks so much for any answers you have!! πŸ™‚

    Posted 11.14.16
  192. Unknown wrote:

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    Posted 11.15.16
  193. Serina wrote:

    You're house is absolutely incredible. Me and my husband plan on traveling for a year or two to see where we would love to live and if it wasn't to weird I would love to know every detail about your home. You're house is everything I dream to have!

    Posted 11.18.16
  194. Unknown wrote:

    I love your home! Where are those arm chairs from?

    Posted 11.20.16
  195. Unknown wrote:

    I just read through the entire post (thanks for answering every question!). Can you please share about the black and white striped drum light in the bedroom? Thanks so much πŸ™‚ it is a beautiful home that has lots of love put into it!

    Posted 11.20.16
  196. Unknown wrote:

    Absolutely beautiful! Where are your coffee and sofa table from in your living room?

    Posted 11.21.16
  197. Stunning home!! Question – what is the room to the left of the stairs on the main floor? (has the beautiful barndoor)

    Posted 12.6.16
  198. Leslie wrote:

    Awww, thank you! That's our pantry door πŸ™‚

    Posted 12.6.16
  199. Leslie wrote:

    Thank you! It's from Pottery Barn Teen!

    Posted 12.6.16
  200. Leslie wrote:

    I purchased it locally at a furniture store here, however I have seen very similar ones on Wayfair πŸ™‚

    Posted 12.6.16
  201. Leslie wrote:

    In the living room? Same maker as the couches… Cozy Home Living.

    Posted 12.6.16
  202. Leslie wrote:

    Hi there and thank you for your kind reply! We actually have HUGE changes in elevation on our lot AND in our neighborhood, it's kinda fun. Altho paying for all of those huge stone retaining walls was a fortune πŸ™‚ So yes, our lower level slider goes out to a lower yard and our pool walks out from the main floor. Believe me, if you don't have to work with existing grade changes your project will be simpler with way less engineering. And retained walls. Our drop was 9' from our upper level patio to our lower yard, so we had to do something. It was actually my idea to use that grade change and DO something cool hence the infinity edge pool. Much of the vision was mine and originally drawn by me (I'm sure our pool designer thought I was nuts!), but we did obviously use a landscaper for installation. The front landscape (not featured much in these photos tho) was planned by a landscape architect. He definitely saw and understood our vision tho!

    Posted 12.6.16
  203. Your house is absolutely amazing & shows that a lot of thought was put into all the details. Hope you're enjoying it every day … great job!

    Posted 12.7.16
  204. Unknown wrote:

    I have seen some beautiful homes, but this truly is what I would want in a home if I could afford it. Everything a person could need and some is here. You are blessed. Truly be great full for all you and your family have. I wish you and your family a Merry Christmasand many to come.

    Posted 12.12.16
  205. Unknown wrote:

    I have seen some beautiful homes, but this truly is what I would want in a home if I could afford it. Everything a person could need and some is here. You are blessed. Truly be great full for all you and your family have. I wish you and your family a Merry Christmasand many to come.

    Posted 12.12.16
  206. lsvandolah wrote:

    Love your house!! May I ask, where is your drink fridge from? We are building a house and need one for our wetbar. Thanks!

    Posted 12.18.16
  207. Leslie wrote:

    I believe it's by Marvel. It's been great so far!

    Posted 12.19.16
  208. Unknown wrote:

    My husband and I are planning to build in SW MI wine country and are using your home as a model with our architect. Can you please solve an argument I'm having with my husband? How big is your dining area? I think our architect has made ours too big and I want to shave it down. I love the size of your dining area!

    Posted 12.31.16
  209. Unknown wrote:

    What a beautiful home! Is there a seam in your island?

    Posted 1.8.17
  210. Stunning home! I came across your page while researching paint colors. Are any of your rooms anew gray? Do you have a place where all colors are listed by room? Any help is so appreciated! Tanya Harville

    Posted 1.8.17
  211. Kelle wrote:

    By far, one of the prettiest homes I've ever seen; really beautiful! Job well done!

    Posted 1.11.17
  212. Hi Leslie, beautiful home, beautiful work! Where did you get the arched beams in the Great room and the one by the front entry. We are building this spring and would like to have arched beams but don't know where to source them here in Canada. Thanks in advance. LivingSafari

    Posted 1.14.17
  213. Dodie G wrote:

    You've done a phenomenal job designing and decorating your home floor to ceiling. I thought I read on one of your comments that your stair runner was from Shaw. Do you mind sharing name and color?

    Posted 1.15.17
  214. Unknown wrote:

    Beautiful home! Do you know the brand of engineered hardwood you used? Thank you.

    Posted 1.16.17
  215. Unknown wrote:

    Very interested in where you got your coffee table in your main living room. We have one similar but it is losing its finish and splintering:( lovely home!

    Posted 1.21.17
  216. Unknown wrote:

    Where did you purchase the console table?

    Posted 1.23.17
  217. Denise G wrote:

    Love it! Can you please tell me where you purchased the square light fixture in your foyer? It is beautiful. Thanks!

    Posted 2.2.17
  218. Unknown wrote:

    Impressive design. I love the layout of your home!!!
    You mentioned that the beams are cedar and were constructed on site. One of my favorite design aspects of your home. Would you mind sharing how much approximately those beams cost?

    Posted 2.2.17
  219. Ddelleo wrote:

    Absolutely gorgeous home! Love everything about it!! Is the paint color of your great room agreeable grey?

    Posted 2.9.17
  220. Leslie wrote:

    Hi there! Yes, the color in the great room is Agreeable Grey πŸ™‚

    Posted 2.10.17
  221. Unknown wrote:

    Hello!!! I'm in love with your black pane windows. So subtle, but a big statement! Where are they from??

    Posted 2.13.17
  222. Leslie wrote:

    All of our windows are Jeld-Wen, thank you!

    Posted 2.13.17
  223. Unknown wrote:

    I would love to know about the fabric on your living room chairs. Is it from Ballard? The Aryiana fabric?

    Posted 2.21.17
  224. Unknown wrote:

    Our tastes are extremely similar, I could move right into your house and feel at home. You've done an amazing job! I adore the light fixture in your office (as well as all your other fixtures!). Do you know who the manufacturer is?

    Posted 2.24.17
  225. Unknown wrote:

    Do you mind me asking, who installed your pool? Did they also do the landscaping?

    Posted 3.1.17
  226. Leslie wrote:

    Our pool was done by Blue Water Pools…http://bluewaterpoolsgr.com Our landscape was designed by a landscape architect and installed by 2 local companies. If you need more info, LMK πŸ™‚

    Posted 3.2.17
  227. I just love your house and all of your finishes. Do you have a TV in the main room next to the fireplace or not? thank you for your time.

    Posted 3.4.17
  228. Unknown wrote:

    Beautiful home, we have been inspired! I wondered if you happen to know the distance between the ceiling beams in the great room? We are renovating our home from a distance and it's been hard to determine how many we need πŸ™‚ Thanks!

    Posted 3.4.17
  229. Leslie wrote:

    I honestly don't. Best guess… maybe 6-7'!

    Posted 3.4.17
  230. Love your home -would like to know your exterior paint colors if possible !! Thanks

    Posted 3.6.17
  231. Tinabell wrote:

    Absolutely beautiful home! I could easily find myself being jealous, but I'm not going down that road. Haha. You have been blessed! I noticed you have very few window coverings. Although I love that look, I think it would freak me out not having any privacy. Enjoy every moment with your family and make many memories!

    Posted 3.10.17
  232. Leslie wrote:

    Aw, thank you! And these pictures were taken before we moved in (staged for Parade of Homes) and you're right… I think none of our window coverings were in for Parade. Everything was installed after. The timing of the custom orders just didn't work out, but I honestly love it MORE with drapes and such. It just finishes the room. There are more updated photos in the Christmas pictures I shared. πŸ™‚

    Posted 3.10.17
  233. Ashlee wrote:

    I've looked to see if this question has been asked but I don't see it – forgive me if Im repeating anyone! Im wondering where the entertainment center is from in your basement. It is a gorgeous home – congrats!

    Posted 3.16.17
  234. Leslie wrote:

    You're correct, I don't think it has! I found that piece on Birch Lane!

    Posted 3.16.17
  235. Unknown wrote:

    Your home is Beautiful!!! What kind and color are your floors?

    Posted 3.20.17
  236. Unknown wrote:

    This comment has been removed by the author.

    Posted 3.20.17
  237. Unknown wrote:

    just perfect! Do you know the color of the staircase railing in the foyer?

    Posted 3.23.17
  238. Leslie wrote:

    Hi Kelly, our railings are bronze! It seems everyone does black around here, but I felt the bronze was more warm πŸ™‚

    Posted 3.23.17
  239. Unknown wrote:

    Hi Leslie, did you ever find out what kind of flooring you used? Thank you

    Posted 3.27.17
  240. Unknown wrote:

    Hey!! i love your home so much! i was just on pinterest looking at home decor and stumbled upon a picture of your home and thought it looked familiar…. just remember i went there for parade of homes!! it was so awesome πŸ™‚ what a small world

    Posted 3.29.17
  241. Unknown wrote:

    Just like many of the others who have commented, I am in love with your home! I will certainly be using it as inspiration for the dream home my husband and I are working on.

    I saw that you guessed your living room is 18×22, with 18' ceilings. Were you able to confirm that? And do you know what the dimensions of the kitchen are?

    And one last question- is there ANYTHING that you would change about your design? I can't imagine there would be!

    Thanks for your response (:

    Posted 4.3.17
  242. Hi! Could you send a picture of the whole front of the house? We are building and I am sending these pictures to our architect. Your house is AMAZING!

    Posted 4.4.17
  243. I would love to know what house plan you used! This us very close to my dream home. You have done an amazing job decorating!

    Posted 4.21.17
  244. Leslie wrote:

    Thank you! The design was my own. Our vision, drawn by our architect and then built for us. Our home plans are now thru sale for our builder. You may email me, Leslie.kortes@gmail.com for more info. Thanks!

    Posted 4.21.17
  245. Ohana.leid wrote:

    Love the stone on your fireplace mantel: Can you tell me what brand color and info on it. Congratulations on your beautiful home!

    Posted 4.22.17
  246. Unknown wrote:

    Absolutely stunning. Do You mind me asking you what state this was built in?

    Posted 4.27.17
  247. I am obsessed with your hardwood floors! Do you know the exact name and brand by chance? Thank you so much!

    Posted 4.29.17
  248. Unknown wrote:

    What are the dementions of your great room? I love your window… how high is your vaulted ceiling?

    Posted 5.5.17
  249. Unknown wrote:

    What are the dementions of your great room? I love your window… how high is your vaulted ceiling?

    Posted 5.5.17
  250. Unknown wrote:

    What are the dementions of your great room? I love your window… how high is your vaulted ceiling?

    Posted 5.6.17
  251. Unknown wrote:

    What is the color of the walls in the main living area please? It's so darn hard to get the whites right!! And you have done "right" in so many areas!!

    Posted 5.12.17
  252. Leslie wrote:

    Thank you <3 The color is Agreeable Gray!

    Posted 5.15.17
  253. Unknown wrote:

    Hi there! I was just curious as to the size of your master bedroom? In the house plans I am working on, I have our master at 15 X 20 and keep worrying that it's too small!

    Thank you!

    Posted 5.18.17
  254. Unknown wrote:

    Hello… I am in amazed at how you have answered each question with such grace and poise. Your home is all over pinterest and everyone is in love with it. What a great job you did!! I am curious, now that you have had the crystal lighting in the kitchen and dining room for awhile, I'm wondering if it has stood the test of time… mainly have you had to clean them yet? Do they stay dust free and do everything you had hoped they would do? I love them too, but my husband is trying to scare me away from the "dust catchers". He is practical and doesn't appreciate the bling like I do! πŸ™‚

    Posted 5.30.17
  255. Leslie wrote:

    Aw, Alexis! You are too sweet girl, thank you! As far as those crystal chandeliers… they DO need cleaning and dusting. I mean, you can do a simple dusting each week, but at some point you're on the kitchen counter with a rag and Sparkle polishing each crystal. The last time my cleaning lady did each crystal was about 6m ago. We're due again!!

    I still love the bling tho!!!!

    Posted 5.30.17
  256. Alison wrote:

    Where is your pool table from?

    Posted 6.6.17
  257. Unknown wrote:

    Gorgeous home! Love how the whole house flows so well. Are you an Interior Decorator or did you hire one? It's hard to envision the end result. Thanks.

    Posted 6.11.17
  258. Unknown wrote:

    Leslie, I'm absolutely in love with your home! The main living area is exactly what I have in my mind and I also have pinned a ton pics and floor plans to build hopefully in the next couple of years. Not sure if this is possible but are you able to share the floor plans??

    Posted 6.13.17
  259. Leslie wrote:

    Hi Linda! Thank you πŸ™‚ No, I'm not an interior designer and did not hire one… just love decorating and home decor!!!

    Posted 6.13.17
  260. Leslie wrote:

    I believe it's by Brunswick!

    Posted 6.13.17
  261. Unknown wrote:

    Hi Leslie! Your home is absolutely breathtaking! I noticed you didnt have a picture of your laundry room. I am dying to see it and where is it located??

    Posted 6.20.17
  262. Unknown wrote:

    Hi Leslie! Your home is absolutely breathtaking! I noticed you didnt have a picture of your laundry room. I am dying to see it and where is it located??

    Posted 6.20.17
  263. Yang Kuo wrote:

    I love your home! Where are those arm chairs from?

    thanks for sharing…
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    Posted 6.27.17
  264. Unknown wrote:

    Absolutely awesome! this is the place where everyone wants to live life with their loved ones, i liked the carpet tiles and well furnished room, gym and fitness center and of course outside view is incredible with swimming pool for chilling out whenever you want to. If one day i has all these then i think life will be more interesting and incredible.It is also good if you have leather flooring but it's ok .. you know human expectation is getting more and more… πŸ™‚

    Posted 7.5.17
  265. Unknown wrote:

    amazing amazing house!! wow!! blown away with every detail. I know you said wayfair for the entry light I have searched and searched.. any chance of remembering the name? thank you

    Posted 7.23.17
  266. Emma wrote:

    Hi there. Maybe I missed this Q & A in all of the comments, but what are the dimensions of the island? I have been looking for one to seat 5. Thank you!

    Posted 8.2.17
  267. Unknown wrote:

    Hello there. I just want to say I love your home!!! I was wondering what brand of fridge that you have and do you still love it.

    Posted 8.4.17
  268. Leslie wrote:

    Awww, thank you! Our fridge is a Sub-Zero and yes, we do still love it! Built & runs like a tank πŸ™‚

    Posted 8.5.17
  269. Mitzy wrote:

    Wow! What an amazing home you've designed. I've been following you since last year when I first saw the photos on piterest. Most of the questions I had were answered in previous posts, but may I bother you with one more? What color is the paint on the exterior hardy boards? It blends beautifully with the natural stone and wood elements. Thank you for your time!

    Posted 8.21.17
  270. Mitzy wrote:

    Wow! What an amazing home you've designed. I've been following you since last year when I first saw the photos on piterest. Most of the questions I had were answered in previous posts, but may I bother you with one more? What color is the paint on the exterior hardy boards? It blends beautifully with the natural stone and wood elements. Thank you for your time!

    Posted 8.21.17
  271. Unknown wrote:

    What are the dimensions of your great room? Thanks

    Posted 8.26.17
  272. Ms. Vara wrote:

    Hi there! You have suchca gorgeous home. Question: Where did you get that fabulous coffee table and sofa table in the main living room?

    Posted 9.4.17
  273. Unknown wrote:

    Hello! Your home is gorgeous! I am currently building a home and referred to yours several times as inspiration! Would you mind sharing you ceiling height in your kitchen and master bedroom?

    Posted 10.1.17
  274. Unknown wrote:

    Hi Leslie, I'm drooling over your beautiful home. Can you tell me the height of your front door? Thank you!

    Posted 10.6.17
  275. Unknown wrote:

    Hi Leslie, I'm drooling over your beautiful home. Can you tell me the height of your front door? Thank you!

    Posted 10.6.17
  276. vaiybora wrote:

    wow i love all room in this home so much.


    Posted 10.9.17
  277. Shilaw wrote:

    This is handsdown the most stunning and cozy home I've ever seen. Which colour of the tuftex runner in taza did you use?

    Posted 12.8.17
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  281. Unknown wrote:

    This house is truly AMAZING!!! So beautiful. you should consider getting into interior designing. Did you ever look on the box of hardwood flooring to find out the color and brand of hardwood?

    Posted 3.16.18
  282. Unknown wrote:

    woops sorry I am signed into my sons google account.

    Posted 3.16.18
  283. Unknown wrote:

    Also what is the paint color of your gym and cork flooring brand and color? HAs it held up well?

    Posted 3.16.18
  284. priya k wrote:

    I enjoyed reading this blog post. It was inspiring and informative. Its good idea to consider vastu shastra and vastu tips by vastu expert when building our dream home.

    Posted 3.23.18
  285. miller1045 wrote:

    Love your house! I see in your feed the house was roughly a million I believe I read. Was wondering the price of the patio/pool area?

    Posted 3.28.18
  286. Leslie wrote:

    $200k-ish for backyard. Front was a separate budget. I hope that helps!!

    Posted 3.29.18
  287. Unknown wrote:

    Your home is beautiful! Do you happen to know the dimensions of your living room?

    Posted 4.18.18
  288. Jen wrote:

    It’s gorgeous! Would you mind sharing the floor plan?

    Posted 5.7.18
  289. Unknown wrote:

    I saw you said your island was 13' long… I'm curious if you could tell me the width? And what countertop material did you use (did you have to have a seam??). Thanks!!

    Posted 5.14.18
  290. Unknown wrote:

    Hi there! Did you ever have a chance to find this out? We are selecting stains now and I LOVE this floor color. Please and thanks in advance!

    Posted 5.15.18
  291. Unknown wrote:

    Your home is beautiful!! Could you please tell me color of brick backsplash in kitchen?

    Posted 5.28.18
  292. kelsi wrote:

    Where is the laundry room? I know you said it’s in the back hallway but is it to the left or right, behind the half bath or behind your oven fridge, etc?? And where does the door go that is at the base of the steps that go upstairs? Also, where is the master closet? Can you kind of explain how the master bath is set up maybe in relation to the front of the house? Thank you!

    Posted 6.21.18
  293. kelsi wrote:

    I think she said they live in MI.

    Posted 6.21.18
  294. Julia wrote:

    Just came upon your blog after seeing a link elsewhere. Your home is perfection personified! Just beautiful!!

    Posted 6.30.18
  295. Unknown wrote:

    LOVE your Home! I would love to know the pain colors in the main living area and the bedrooms!?

    Posted 7.6.18
  296. Stefanie wrote:

    Any luck finding the name of rug style? Would love to know too πŸ™‚

    Posted 7.31.18
  297. Unknown wrote:

    Beautiful home! Do you recall the color of the paint in your sunroom/family room? And where you found the rug?

    Posted 8.12.18
  298. Unknown wrote:

    Love your home. Can u tell me where to purchase the foyer light. The one with the cows rug under it?

    Posted 9.8.18
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  300. Unknown wrote:

    love,love,LOVE! everything and I mean EVERYTHING about your home is an absolute inspiration. You literally captured exactly what I want in our home. The decor,style, and layout of your home is what I want. Definitely will be using this as my inspiration whenever we build our forever home πŸ™‚ Beautiful!

    Posted 10.25.18
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  302. shafferc wrote:

    What an absolutely beautiful home! I love everything about it! My husband and I are building our 5th house-this time on the lake in Tennessee. I love the chandelier in the living room. Do you know the dimensions?

    Posted 12.29.18
  303. shafferc wrote:

    Absolutely gorgeous home! I love everything about it!!! My husband and I are building our 5th house. This time we are building on the lake in Tennessee. I am in love with the light in the living room. I have looked at several like this. Do you know the dimensions?

    Posted 12.29.18
  304. Unknown wrote:

    Hi Leslie, I have admired your home for years now. My husband and I are getting ready to build and I am using some of your ideas in your plans. I was curious, what is the dimensions of the dining area in the kitchen? I want to make sure I have enough space to accommodate large family dinners. Thank you so much. Happy Holidays.

    Posted 12.30.18
  305. Unknown wrote:

    I'm late to the party but do you know the name of you entryway chandelier?

    Posted 1.9.19
  306. Unknown wrote:

    I'm late to the party but can you tell me the name of your entryway chandelier

    Posted 1.9.19
  307. Unknown wrote:

    not sure if my comment posted but can you tell me where your entryway chandelier is from and the name?

    Posted 1.9.19
  308. Unknown wrote:

    I clicked on your page and was intrigued because your home is in Michigan. I live in Traverse City. Are you near by? Your home is beautiful.

    Posted 1.16.19
  309. ktharder wrote:

    Where did you get the lounge chairs at the tanning ledge

    Posted 2.10.19
  310. Unknown wrote:

    Hi Leslie, we are building a home inspired by yours, so THANK you for your great taste. Is there any chance you could tell me how thick the faux beams are? Kitchen- 7' width, 4-5" deep? Living room- are they 6" wide, 8" deep? Is the arch thicker- like- 8"x8" ? (Just do not want ours too skinny or too heavy)
    I lknow this is a big question but we will be forever grateful!

    Posted 2.10.19
  311. Unknown wrote:

    Your home is beautiful! It has given me lots of inspiration for rooms I am working on! I have a question about your kitchen hood. Was that custom built – or did they order the piece somewhere and painted to match the cabinets? I want the same hood! Thank you so much!

    Posted 2.21.19
  312. Unknown wrote:

    Just have to say your home is beautiful! I found it on pinterest a few years ago and it has been a huge inspiration while we have been building our home all the way in Nebraska … our floor plan and open stair case is quite similar to your layout…
    I was wondering if you could share the width of your living room/great room along the large window — right now I am in the process of buying furniture and finalizing a layout and do not want to overcrowd things… I liked you comment about how everything looks small on paper and still small with drywall and paint but once you move the furniture in it seems much bigger!

    Posted 2.22.19
  313. Unknown wrote:

    Leslie, you have exquisite taste! It's evident in all the fine details of your home! Congratulations to you & your family in making your dream come true!:D
    Wanted to ask what brand of paint is the Agreeable Gray & Mega Greige, please? Also, what color paint did you use in the two guest rooms, as well? Thank you for sharing your home w/ us…so very beautiful!

    Posted 3.1.19
  314. Carey wrote:

    Hello, I love the greatroom! I’ve been looking for a floor plan to build that has a great big vaulted ceiling like this. Can you tell me where you found the plans for this home? Is it a custom plan or is it one that is available to purchase? Thanks so much!

    Posted 3.4.19
  315. Unknown wrote:

    Gorgeous Home! My husband and I are building now could you let me know if you had your beams in you great room custom made or was there a company you specifically ordered them from?

    Posted 4.19.19
  316. Kati wrote:

    Your home is gorgeous! I have a couple of questions I hope you can answer. How tall is your wainscoting in the mudroom? In your master the lighting in your tray is that a rope light or the led light strips and is it tucked into a small piece of crown?

    Posted 5.15.19
  317. Hi Leslie! I found your home on Pinterest and am OBSESSED!! Can you tell me the flooring color/stain color used on your beams??

    Posted 5.15.19
  318. Bailey wrote:

    Stunning home! Where did you purchase the brick backsplash from? And what is the name of it?

    Posted 7.4.19
  319. I also LOVE the flooring! What color was the maple?

    Posted 7.8.19
  320. Julie wrote:

    Hi there! Your sunroom is my inspiration for how I want to paint and set up our sun room! What color paint did you use on your walls, do you remember? Would love to use that exact color. Thanks! – Julie

    Posted 11.13.19
  321. Noemi wrote:

    Your home is gorgeous! What color paint did you use in the main living areas?

    Posted 11.17.19
  322. Unknown wrote:

    I believe the brand of paint is Sherwin-Williams. I had the same question early on πŸ™‚ So hard to get the white/beige/grays just right

    Posted 3.27.20
  323. Mkep wrote:

    How big and what stone is your kitchen island? It looks larger than 10.5’. We are currently shopping for our build and our plans call for a 11.5’ x 5.5’ island, and single slab quartz doesn’t come that large and we either need to shrink the island or have a seam in it. Does yours have a seam and if so, is it noticeable? Thank you!!

    Posted 4.25.20
  324. Rae wrote:

    I know this is an older post however, can you share the wall color in the family room?

    Posted 9.1.20
  325. Rae wrote:

    I know this is an older post however, can you share the wall color in the family room?

    Posted 9.1.20
  326. Rae wrote:

    I know this is an older post however, can you share the wall color in the family room?

    Posted 9.1.20
  327. Christie wrote:

    Hi! Your home is gorgeous!! Where do you get the two big chairs in your main family room? And what is the fabric?

    Posted 9.26.20
    • Got them at a local furniture store, I think the chair brand was Cozy Home.

      Posted 1.25.21
  328. Erin wrote:

    Hi! Would you be able to tell me where the orb chandelier was from? Looking to find one for my foyer. Thank you!

    Posted 11.11.20
    • I purchased it at a local furniture store near me!

      Posted 1.25.21
  329. Kasey wrote:

    I literally β€œpin” your home daily. What is your main level square footage?

    Posted 12.19.20
  330. Hilda wrote:

    I love the chandeliers over your island and dining table. Can you give me the diameter of each. Also, where were they purchased??? Love your home!!!

    Posted 1.23.21
    • I think they’re 12″ and I found them on Overstock.com

      Posted 1.25.21
  331. Jamilla Hage wrote:

    Absolutely love your home – it’s perfect. Do you have the floor plan? I would love to take a look at the layout.

    Posted 1.27.21
  332. Haley M wrote:

    I love your house! The decor is stunning and the outdoor area just looks like so much fun. I’m also obsessed with the pink cabinets in the girls’ bathroom. Everything is perfect. Thanks for sharing!

    Posted 2.7.21
  333. Cynthia wrote:

    Leslie, I love your home. We are currently building and have kitchen cabinets with a soffit and recessed cans due to your inspiration! Can you tell me how high your cabinets go before soffit begins? Thank you!

    Posted 2.25.21
  334. Esther Henningsen wrote:

    Your home is lovely! Can you please provide the name of the architect you worked with?

    Posted 2.26.21
  335. Pamela wrote:

    Absolutely perfect! Congratulations!

    Posted 2.28.21
  336. Anita wrote:

    Hi Leslie, I’m in a serious hunt for house plans as we will be starting our home soon. Is there anyway you could share your floor plans? So much of yours is what I’m looking for. Thanks

    Posted 3.10.21
  337. Lisa wrote:

    I love your home. Do you have a floor plan I can look at? My husband and I are looking for plans for our new build.

    Thank you!

    Posted 3.20.21
  338. Courtenay Hemphill wrote:

    Love your home. We will be building very soon and are looking at designs. Would you be so kind to share your plans?
    We live on PEI and think your type of house would fit in so well.

    Posted 3.26.21
  339. Denise Evans wrote:

    Such a beautiful home. We will be building in Texas soon and I’m wondering if you’d be willing to share your architect or plans? We have a flat lot and would be building something much smaller but this is exactly the look I have in mind.
    Thanks so much!

    Posted 4.3.21
  340. Shelly wrote:

    Hi Leslie… Love your home! I am building a new home and using your pictures as inspiration! Can you tell me the name of the granite you used in your kitchen? I love how you combined a warm feel with the white cabinets. I’m really having trouble deciding on what granite to use. If you could email me I would appreciate it

    Posted 4.5.21
  341. Hilda wrote:

    Can you please tell me what the color of your porcelain master bath tile is? Thank you!

    Posted 4.30.21
  342. Anita Craig wrote:

    OH GIRL! This is the house plans that I LOVE and have been looking for, for months!! Please tell me where you got them?? please, your home is gorgeous!! Thank you

    Posted 5.21.21
  343. Sheri Wood wrote:

    Do you recall the size of your Orb chandelier in your family room? I’m building a home with a similar ceiling.

    Posted 6.9.21
  344. Julie Russell wrote:

    Hi! What a beautiful home πŸ™‚ I LOVE the entryway chandelier (near the horse picture). May I ask where this was purchased, or any details you may be able to share to cut down on the 20 hours i’ve already spent scrolling through lighting stores? ha Thanks in advance and great work!!! Julie

    Posted 7.9.21
  345. Chris Ryder wrote:

    Your home is so.ething I could only dream of. It is so beautiful and well designed. I love your colors from the siding to your hideaway gym, how fun. Hope all is well with your beautiful family and tell the girls to roast a marshmallow ( or 2) for me

    Posted 8.3.21
  346. Sheila Nimmerrichter wrote:

    Girlfriend this place is to die for…good gor you thanks for sharing

    Posted 1.3.22
  347. Candace Moore wrote:

    Absolutely beautiful home. We are so excited to begin our build and ours will be home to those gorgeous gothic arches, only ours in the kitchen…Any tips appreciated. πŸ™‚

    Posted 2.2.22

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