In Bob Webb Group’s Parade home, almost every room is a room with a view.
The house emphasizes openness, particularly on the first floor, which was designed to make all the rooms feel like one big space, says Neil Rogers vice president of Bob Webb.
“When you’re standing in the kitchen looking down through the house, there’s nothing to stop you from looking into the casual breakfast (area), looking into the living room,” Rogers says.
The five-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bathroom house has 5,509 square feet of finished space.
In addition to being open, the kitchen is loaded with high-end appliances for gourmet cooking, designed cabinetry for storage and marble and granite for the various surfaces. The casual dining room with a built-in buffet is just off the kitchen, and a formal dining room is to the right of the entry foyer.
Bob Webb’s commitment to openness also leads to one of the house’s most impressive features: the first-floor den. Instead of standard drywall, the room’s walls are made of art glass, further improving visibility on the first floor. The visibility with visual breaks makes the area open, yet intimate.
“If you’re sitting in your den, you’re going to be looking through the art glass out to the kitchen or hallway,” says Rogers.
Maximizing the space available is another high priority in the Webb house. The design as a whole was done with the intention to maximize the lot, including a garage angled to the side of the house, and built-ins are commonplace throughout.
“We’re going to have tons of built-ins in the den, great room, mudroom, (etc.),” Rogers says.
Among those built-ins are a media area in the great room, complete with a large TV and additional media components; lockers and hangers in the mudroom; and bookshelves and a desk area in the den.
Also on the main floor is the blue stone deck complete with fire pit, which is positioned in the space between the kitchen and the garage. It transitions from the first floor down to the lower level.
Beyond the blue stone, natural materials will be common throughout the house, particularly in the walkout lower level with its stacked slate on the face of the bar. Among the materials being used are granite, marble, slate, natural hardwood and limestone.
Though the natural materials show Bob Webb’s commitment to the Parade theme, the other materials throughout the house show the company’s commitment to quality building. Finger joints in the walls keep the drywall from bowing, and the engineered silent flooring uses flat heads to avoid sagging.
There are “no squeaks, no movement on the floor,” Rogers says. “You can get 50 people on that floor and it won’t move at all.”
The lower level also contains an entertainment area with space for a pool table, a wet bar and a guest bedroom with an attached bathroom.
“We’re going to transition between the outside and the inside on (the lower level),” says Rogers.
The sizable master suite and a sizable master bathroom to go with it highlight the second floor. The bathroom has a massive walk-in closet, a separate toilet area and two sinks, along with a custom-built shower with a tile floor and a great deal of detail around the mirrors and walls.
A Jack-and-Jill bathroom connects two children’s rooms, and a fourth upstairs bedroom has its own bathroom.
Being part of this year’s Parade made perfect sense for Bob Webb, Rogers says. Jerome Village has generated a great deal of excitement since it was announced, and it’s part of the very successful Dublin City School District.
“It’s the next big development for Dublin schools,” says Rogers.
Prism Construction put a great deal of effort into bringing the outdoors in and the indoors out with its Parade home.
The four-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bathroom, 5,272-square-foot house is Prism’s first Parade contribution.
Designer Sherry Massa of UVA Interiors/Exteriors & Designs managed to get her hands on some rare hardwoods and has incorporated them into furniture, columns, beams, the custom fireplace and more. She’s particularly proud of the wormy chestnut, which is part of the kitchen island and the powder room wall.
“The characteristics (of the wood) are just phenomenal,” Massa says.
Prism’s efforts to emphasize the outdoors can also be seen in nature-inspired décor and more than 1,000 square feet of covered outdoor living space, including a front porch, a rear porch and a rear outdoor area off the lower level. The lower level exterior sports a TV with an easy hookup for video game consoles, and leads into the lower level interior, which has a heavy emphasis on gaming.
On the lower level, the immersive video gaming room, designed by Dennis Blair of Blair IT, has two main elements contributing to the gaming experience: a three-LCD screen setup in landscape mode, with a single image stretching about 12 feet across all three, and a 6-foot-tall curved screen served by multiple projectors. Multiple speakers make for a multi-directional gaming environment.
Also on the lower level are an exercise room and a rec room, the latter of which continues the gaming theme with a series of retro arcade cabinets. The level also houses the garden garage, a separate garage for yard equipment that is accessible from both the house and the yard and is entirely separate from the signature four-and-a-half-car garage on the first floor.
On the first floor, the custom dining room off the kitchen grabs the attention with two custom built-in buffet servers and overhead lit transom cabinets for collectible displays. Character hickory arches herald the entrances from the kitchen into the dining room, breakfast area and great room.
The great room uses even more unique wood via a barn door on a track, as does the four seasons room off the great room, which has a grooved plank ceiling along with many windows for a relaxing view.
“The four seasons room allows you to appreciate the panoramic views of the outdoors while enjoying indoor luxury living,” says Prism President Mike Hammel.
A foyer and a breakfast area, both with built-in bench seating, and a flex room that could become a study or bedroom fill out the first floor.
Upstairs, a girl’s bedroom with a cowgirl theme – complete with accessories from Rod’s Western Palace and wooden pallets on the walls to resemble fences for the painted horses – connects via a Jack-and-Jill bath to a boy’s room with a motorcycle theme, including items from C & A Harley-Davidson. His and hers walk-in closets highlight the master bedroom, and a claw-foot bathtub and a rain head shower highlight the master bathroom.
A fourth bedroom with its own bathroom and a computer room with two built-in desks and bookshelves make up the rest of the second floor.
Beyond UVA, Blair, Rod’s and C & A, other Prism vendors include Frontgate, Play it Again Sports, Stein Mart, Kohl’s, JD Equipment, Billiards Plus, Pottery Barn, Crate & Barrel, Cruisin Classics, Yager Landscaping, James Hardie Building Products, Northern Window & Door, All My Sons Moving and Storage, Columbus Garage Floor Coasting, EZ-Integration, Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery, Hunter Douglas Blinds, Pacific Green Furniture, Vanguard Hardware, Graves Piano & Organ Co., The Appliance Co., Beds N Stuff, Distinctive Granite & Marble, Organized Home Remodeling, Turner Studio and Gallery and Hilliards Furniture.
Garth Bishop is editor of CityScene Magazine. Feedback welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org.