This year we’ve got 12 amazing homes—yes, 12!—on our Traverse City Area Home Tour. Here’s a sneak peek inside Home #4. See more on Saturday, October 19.
Homeowners Nathan and Reno Greenwood, along with partners Charles Stockton and Kyle Swenor, have come together to form True Blue & Associates, the firm that built this stunning home in a neighborhood off Cedar Run Road just west of Traverse City. The five-bedroom home embodies True Blue’s philosophy of delivering high-end amenities at standard home prices—a goal the design-build firm accomplishes by providing everything from the architectural and interior design to products and finish elements.
To see this home is to believe—right from the first steps through the front door into the slate-floored foyer where a handsome black steel-and-glass door system allows a peek into the great room beyond. The door functions to protect the great room from drafts when the front door opens. That’s a good thing, but the fact of the matter is: It’s just plain cool.
This is a shoes-off home (Reno is Japanese) and to that end, the foyer is also outfitted with a well thought-out area to remove them. The family, in fact, stores all their shoes in a large built-in shoe closet accessed by a handsome rolling door so there is no reason to ever have shoes in the rest of the home.
Shoes off, follow the sand-colored white oak floors into the light-filled great room with its soaring cathedral ceiling, banks of black metal-framed European-style casement windows, dormer sky lights and black metal-framed glass bifold doors that open up to a spacious deck. Two walls clad in shiplap and a white quartzite fireplace facade marry casual with elegant, a theme furthered in an Edison bulb chandelier.
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The open kitchen is outfitted with white custom cabinetry, a generous island topped in River White granite, Thor appliances and a back splash clad in dove-gray handmade subway tile. A door in the kitchen leads to an outside pool.
The master suite features a white brick and shiplap gas fireplace faced with a walnut mantel, a Reno-designed modern take on a canopy bed fashioned from black steel, and a built-in entertainment center hidden behind handsome walnut doors.
The bathroom has Carrera marble floors, counters and wainscoting and features a rectangular soaking tub and a multi-head shower behind a seven-foot glass, easy-glide glass door system.
A guest suite on this main floor offers walkout access to the pool and a darling bathroom with a basket weave tile floor.
The lux touches continue on the lower level where a wet bar offers eight beer taps, and a sauna and steam shower are just steps away. There are three bedrooms down here as well, a guest room and two children’s rooms that look like they are straight out of a storybook. On this level you’ll also find the secret playroom (behind doors disguised as shelves).
Chock-filled with elegant, fun and surprising touches, this home is one for the ages—exactly as True Blue intended it.
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