A Year In Review

2020! A year none of us will ever forget, for many different reasons. A year when our homes became more than the place where we sleep and eat. Our homes became our offices, our learning centers, our gyms, our watering hole, our renovation stations, our sanctuaries, our favorite eateries, our movie theatres, our safe places, our libraries, and finally, our place of reflection when thinking back on the changes, hardships, blessings, and growth that occurred this year.

With all of the ways our homes serve us, we wanted to highlight four homes throughout the year that we loved building, showing their uniqueness from each other and their similarities. The features of the homes that became places of happiness, tears, frustrations, sighs of relief, and ultimately havens from the outside world. We want to highlight some of the features and suppliers of these beautiful homes!

Oak Hill, The Bennett

Cypress Grove, The Chaumette

Shepherd’s Creek, The Chambertin

Magnolia Preserve, La Crema

When asking around the office what room was your most frequently used room in your house during 2020, most answered with the kitchen! Our kitchens became the place where our meals went from quick after-work simplicities to more elaborate and complex dishes. We broke out the old cookbooks, we tried new recipes, we turned our coffee area into a Starbucks and re-created the cold foam cold brew. We used our dishes more than ever!

Chambertin Kitchen Highlights:
Countertops: Taj Mahal
Cabinets: Batesville
Vent Hood Style: Batesville

The Bennett Kitchen Highlights:
Backsplash: Cathedral Retro
Countertops: Shadow Storm
Vent Hood Style: The Bella

La Crema Kitchen Highlights:
Countertops: Quartzite Kalahari
Cabinets: Batesville
Vent Hood Style: The Marseille

Chaumette Kitchen Highlights:
Cabinets: Designer
Countertops: Ocean Jasper
Vent Hood Style: The Marseille

We put our family rooms to the test this year. We finished puzzles, played games, and read books. We turned our living rooms into at-home gyms. We binge-watch Yellowstone and Tiger King. With our new quantity of free-time, our living rooms were transformed from rooms typically used for entertaining guests to places of true relaxation with our families!

La Crema Family Room Highlights:
Fireplace Interior: Old Georgian Tudor
Lighting: Ferguson
Flooring: Erin, American Hickory

The Bennet Family Room Highlights:
Flooring: Gunsmoke
Windows: Pella Windows
Interior Fireplace: Millwood Light Ledgestone

The Chaumette Family Room Highlights:
Flooring: Gunsmoke
Beams: Cedar
Brick: Old Georgian Tudor

The Chambertin Family Room Highlights:
Fireplace Interior: Frasier Canyon
Flooring: Chestnut Stain
Lighting: Visual Comfort

This year, we turned our home bathrooms into luxury spas. We took the time to actually use our bathtubs, painted our own nails, used the face masks, and even organize our closets!

The Chaumette Master Bathroom Highlights:
Fixtures: Moen
Cabinet Provider: Designer
Lighting Supplier: Ferguson

La Crema Master Bathroom Highlights:
Cabinet Provider: Batesville
Lighting: Ferguson
Shower Tile: Trav Silver

The Bennet Master Bathroom Highlights:
Cabinet Provider: Designer
Shower Tile Floor: Vitality Mica
Fixtures: Moen

The Chambertin Master Bathroom Highlights:
Cabinet Provider: Batesville
Lighting: Hudson Valley Lighting
Shower Floor Tile: Castellina Linear Hex

We took the time to truly use our outdoor living areas this year! We lit fires in our outdoor fireplaces, we played with our kids in our backyards, we spent evenings reflecting over a glass of wine on the patio, we read books, and we held socially-distanced lawn parties. We’ve never spent so much time outdoors in a year!

Chambertin Outdoor Living Highlight:
Brick Provider: General Shale
Flooring: SageBrush SMP Stone
Windows: Pella Windows

Bennett Outdoor Living Area Highlight:
Brick: Woodhaven
Windows: Pella Windows
Fans: Ferguson

La Crema Highlights:
Windows: Pella Windows
Brick: General Shale
Concrete: Brook Finished Concrete

Chaumette Outdoor Living Highlights:
Brick: General Shale
Windows: Pella Windows
Fans: Ferguson

There are so many details of these beautiful homes that we could highlight! To see all of these, feel free to view our video gallery here. Looking at all four homes, we wanted to feature our personal favorite parts of each! Four different rooms of these homes with unique details and amenities that we’ve fallen in love with while designing.

The Bennett Second Floor

La Crema Master Bedroom

Chaumette Media and Rec Room

The Chambertin Laundry Room

Our homes have served as our “place” this year. We are so grateful to have the opportunity to build these homes for amazing homeowners. As we continue into the new year, we have loved reflecting on the work we’ve accomplished this year, the growth that we’ve made as a team, the changes we’ve been able to make in the community, and the lives we’ve been able to touch. What a year!