Happy Friday! Today’s Feature Friday is one you are going to love. Many of you will remember that I shared my friend, Ruby’s Craftsman style lake house with you all. They built this home almost 5 years ago, hard to believe it’s been that long, but it has. In 2015, I shared the pics of Ruby and Bill moving into the lake house, then a couple more posts after that, but I haven’t shared anything since Christmas of 2015. Sometimes we don’t see our friends as much as we’d like and things got busy for both of us after that and I only saw the house a few times during the last 4 years. That first link has more information about the house build, like exterior paint colors and stone colors, so click there for more.
I have had many people stop by my blog when I posted the house plan name and linked it, but here’s the information again if you’re looking at this house plan. For those of you who want the floor plan of Ruby’s lake house, it’s the Merveille Vivante floor plan. Click that link to go to the website. The plan is 1400 s.f. and they enlarged it to 1,800 s.f.
When I saw the listing pictures on Zillow, I asked Ruby if I could share these with you and she said yes, so here you go. I know many of you remember this house and the posts I did sharing it and several have asked me for updates in the last few years. These pics are better than any I took, so you can now see how the house turned out and what all they’ve done to the house, especially on the outside. They worked very hard on the exterior back yard and it looks great!
I’m not going to talk a lot here, just enjoy the pics! The photographer for the real estate listing did a great job capturing the house. Every thing looks picture perfect and shows the house off so well.
They added these stairs from the driveway down to the lower garage, as well as sodded front and back and added landscaping.
Master bedroom and bath.
Guest rooms with bathroom between.
Finished basement downstairs.
Storage at the back.
Separate guest room in the walk out basement.
See that little drop leaf table? I painted that for her years ago. The table was left in the old garage when they bought the house and I repainted it for Ruby.
Down below, they had more patio added with poured concrete and they DIY’d all those pretty walls you’ll see below as well as the fire pit.
I love how the backyard turned out!
Isn’t that gorgeous? Those tiered walls and stairs turned out great.
Aerial view of the house. They have a dock on a cove, very private and secluded.
Lake Allatoona, which is very expansive. We live on the other end of Lake Allatoona in Acworth and love it!
I knew you all would love to see these finale pics and even though they are moving, it’s fun to see how this house ended up. They did some great improvements and I’m sure the next family will enjoy it very much. I can’t wait to see where they land next! Here’s the home listing on Zillow if you want more information or are interested in looking at it!
What an absolutely gorgeous home! We are about to downsize and seeing this house and the plan makes me know I can make a smaller house beautiful and livable. Thank you so much for posting this beautiful home!
What a beautiful home! I know it will be hard to leave but welcome to SC, Ruby! “Smiling faces, beautiful places!”.
What a gorgeous home ! The design and layout is perfect and her decorating – outstanding ! I love everything about that home ! Would you happen to know the paint color she used for her interior doors and trim (maybe the kitchen cabinets are that color also ). I love it !
Linda Hickey says
This is a beautiful home. I love all different themes of each room. Very simple but elegant all throughout. The backyard landscaping planning is done so well for enjoying and entertainment. I absolutely love this.
What a stunning home Ruby created! It’s going to sell fast and then she can start in on her new project closer to her beloved family! This lake looks fabulous! xo
Wow. That’s downright dreamy! Woods, water, resort-like grounds, beautiful house. Won’t be on the market long.
I’ve loved Ruby’s house ever since you introduced it. All these years later it is even more beautiful. Best wishes to them and their move.
Thank you for sharing this lovely home. I enjoy home tours for the decorating ideas and architecture.
I always love when you share friends/family homes. Southern style capes are my favorite style home (which we have) and this is such a beautifully designed lake home. I could live on that outdoor porch/deck. About 10 years ago my husband and thought about moving to a larger home and I am so happy now that we stayed put and just did upgrades to our current home which is 1,800 sq ft and the perfect size for the two of us now that we are retired.
Anyone who is interested or thinking about downsizing should check out the popular “Young House Loves” blog. They recently moved from a colonial in the suburbs of Richmond, VA with over 3,100 sq ft to a fixer upper in the Florida panhandle with just 1,400 sq ft and they have two children and a dog as well. They really dive into all the pros/cons of a drastic downsize which by the way was intentional on their part as a way of simplifying their live style. They have already done some great improvements to their Florida beach house in the short time they have been there such as vaulting the ceilings, new decking, painting, etc. They have lots of plans for this house in the future.
HI, Teresa, I know John and Sherry, met them many times in my blogging journey and am loving their new house and move in FL. So fun to watch!
They lived in the same county (Chesterfield) as I do and I would see them now and then at a Target (which they had a product line) or a local home event. I had to ride by their previous home after they painted the brick white just to see it in person and it was very beautiful.
I loved their painted brick Colonial, it really turned out great. I hope they enjoy their new home in FL and I’m sure they will.