When a family set out to build their Anchorage home for themselves and their three children, they knew they wanted a calm oasis that overlooked gorgeous landscaping. The 6-bedroom, 4-full- and-3-half-bath home, built by Meridian and designed by Dan Grimm, gave the family the space they needed to entertain and enjoy.
The home’s design is described as having a Cape Cod exterior and Northeastern Coastal interior with blues, beiges, and grays throughout. The family moved in almost two years ago to the open home on two acres of lush Jefferson County land; they often spot geese, deer, and birds visiting their backyard.
Several rooms inside have exposed beams and calming hues to accentuate the neutral furniture, wood flooring, and countertops. The family room consists of accordion doors, leading out to a patio, restored beams, and a slate-fronted fireplace. A vaulted ceiling pulls the eye upward in the hearth room, while a built-in bar with a walnut slab entertains guests.
In the kitchen, quartz countertops and chrome fixtures bring elegance to the Normandy Blue island, and the hood over the range is made of restored beams. The family enjoys being able to see into the eat-in kitchen and family room from the kitchen, which is perfect for entertaining. The dining room is intimate with a dark blue, octagonal Schumacher wallpaper, exposed ceilings, and a gold Restoration Hardware light fixture. The dining room chairs add a pop of color with a salmon design inside the blue fabric.
The master bedroom is calming, again glass window in the room hangs on the wall with vaulted ceilings and archways and a fireplace while accessorized with grays, beiges, and blues. The mantel in the master bedroom is also made of restored beams. “It’s calming ... the colors are easy on the eyes,” the family says. The master bath displays clean lines, white surfaces, and nickel fixtures. The walk-in shower shows off a blue mosaic-tiled accent wall, mixed with white and gray tile on the adjacent walls.
Moving into the office, the room is adorned with pops of emerald green and gold in the Phillip Jeffries wallpaper and furniture. A personal touch of a stained and comes from a family member’s home state of Pennsylvania. The second floor is home to game, craft, and piano rooms.
The finished basement is divided by barn doors for the family’s movie room and game room on either side. The movie room holds a huge sectional for the group to cuddle and a wine closet for the adults to enjoy. A second office, gym, and sauna complete the basement.
The home is a good change from the family’s previous “dark and divided” property with “a lot of open space and light,” says the family. “It feels very calm and very warm at the same time.”