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Hardware and Finishes Installed in Home Build

Brushed gold, wood bring design styles together

We are in the home stretch of this beautiful custom house with many of the finishes installed from wood floors to lighting. Each lighting fixture, wood-wall treatment, hardware and tile has been installed to perfection.

The mudroom is now outfitted with a wall of wood planks and six hooks for each of the children’s jackets and backpacks. The bench below offers space to remove muddy shoes from hours of outside play on their large lot.

The laundry area has plenty of counter space for folding and sorting with its white maple cabinets. Gold brush modern hardware and white subway tiles with black grout against the walnut counters juxtapose modern and traditional design.

Custom laundry area

Walnut countertops and white maple cupboards provide plenty of storage.

gold finishes

Brushed gold finishes are a new look for this custom design.


Brushed gold finishes are a new look for this custom design.

Industrial lighting fixtures blend modern and traditional design.

black railing

Black satin paint with a bit of shine make this staircase pop along with interesting lighting along with metal pipe railing.

homework loft

Brushed gold lighting installed in the homework loft.

black paint

Black satin paint with a bit of shine make this staircase pop along with interesting lighting.

Custom homework loft with lighting and built-in desks rest above the great room.












City: Larkspur

Blueprint collaboration: March 2016

Broke ground: July 2016

Estimated completion: May 2017

Square footage: about 6,000

Property size: 3 acres

Bedrooms: 6

Bathrooms: 5

Garage: Oversized 3 car garage

Basement: Finished with in-law suite and a custom heated yoga studio

As a visual treat, in the middle of the house, is the staircase painted black satin with a unique silver lighting treatment ready for a funky place to hang framed classic album covers. The railing is made of metal piping to add to the edgy charm.

The black maple kitchen cabinets are installed as a dark anchor to the white and bright great room. The white marble counters and island with a marble waterfall and the wood lined face also connects the two design worlds. A large capacity refrigerator in stainless steel and industrial sized stove complete this family of eight’s home bistro.

As the final touches are put in place, all of the design details including a homework loft for the six students with built-in desk and mounted lighting are ready for the brood to use each space.

Next time: The finale!

Custom Home Build: Warm and Light

Bright light, tall ceilings and clean lines

We have been working on the many details of the inside of this beautiful family home for months. Every aspect of life with six children has been thought of, including a large mudroom with benches and hooks for jacks and backpacks right off the garage.

After the mudroom you enter the oversized pantry to efficiently unload groceries and supplies before you get to the open kitchen /family room with windows on all sides to see the amazing forest view.


  • City: Larkspur
  • Blueprint collaboration: March 2016
  • Broke ground: July 2016
  • Estimated completion: April 2017
  • Square footage: about 6,000
  • Property size: 3 acres
  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Garage: Oversized 3-car garage
  • Basement: Finished with in-law suite and a custom heated yoga studio 

In the family room is a custom fireplace with reclaimed wood that goes the whole way to the 20-foot ceiling. Don’t worry about the cold air coming through because the 20, large double-pane windows, and the Radiant-heated wood floors, with keep their feet toasty as they watch TV or entertain.

Throughout the house it feels clean, light and bright with its many windows, 8-foot doors, 10-foot ceiling on the main level and 9-foot ceiling on the basement and second floor levels.

Next time: We will talk about an interesting paint choice (black!) and where it is at! Also, the kitchen cabinets are in!

9 Ilene Ct, Suite 14, Hillsborough, NJ 08844 United States | (908) 281-7888