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Tuskes Homeowner Style with Nicole & Mike

Tuskes Homeowner Style with Nicole & Mike

Welcome to our third installment of From House to Home: Tuskes Homeowner Style, where we catch up with homeowners after they've moved in to see how they've personalized their space. Our homeowners personal style is the final piece that makes the houses come to life and truly become "home"!

Mike & Nicole

Home Design: Madison Traditional
Community: Oxford Ridge
Year Built: 2021

When Nicole & Mike began dating they were both owners of their own residences. As their relationship progressed Nicole decided to sell her brick cape cod in West Easton and move to Mike's home in Hellertown with the intention of finding a home that was "theirs". When they began their home search, they quickly realized building would be a better fit for them than buying an existing home. Building a new home also gave them the opportunity to start fresh, create a home together, and cross off every item on their wish list.
Focusing on the Center Valley area, Mike heard about a new community we were building in called Oxford Ridge. They fell in love with the community because of it's quaint size, award-winning school district, and convenient location in Coopersburg, PA. Oxford Ridge also offers direct access to the Saucon Rail Trail, offering miles of well manicured trails, which was a big bonus since they love being active outside.
After reviewing several floorplan options, they ultimately chose our popular Madison home design which offers plenty of room for everyone to have their own space. After a visit to our Design Studio to choose their personalized options, construction began and they moved into their new dream home in June 2021. Now that they've had time to settle in, it's time to see how they put their own spin on their new home.
Approaching the entrance of their Madison Traditional, you're greeted by beautiful landscaping, accenting the exterior of their home and tree-lined yard which gives their home a mature feel even despite it being brand new. The garage door, front door, and shutters are all a matching black color, adding contrast to the gray horizontal siding and vertical white siding. Cut cobblestone veneer and platinum gray shingles further complement the contrasting colors, tying the home's exterior together. 

Entering through the Foyer, your eyes are immediately drawn to the stunning staircase with it's oak stained treads, painted risers, and iron balusters. From there you're warmly greeted by a carved wooden "welcome" sign along with personalized hooks for each member of their family (including one with a heart for guests). Just beyond the Foyer lies a Study that is bathed in natural light from the windows on both sides of the room, a perfect environment for the plants that line the walls and continue throughout their home. They even have an app to remind them to stick to a watering schedule, which is a genius idea!

Next up is a chic Dining Room and accompanying Wine Bar, which is perfectly placed for entertaining and well stocked with spirits and glassware. A unique farmhouse style chandelier hangs above the dining room table, illuminating the space and showing off their personal style.

Continuing into their gorgeous Kitchen, you'll find dual colored white and gray cabinets, white Silestone countertops, and an extended island with room for seating. Modern black geometric pendant lights hang above the island and seating area, complemented by recessed lights that can be found throughout the Kitchen and adjoining Great Room. Luxury Vinyl Plank flooring is installed in all the main living areas, which they love due to it's durability and pet friendly surface. A white farmhouse sink and matte black faucet sit beneath a window that overlooks the peaceful back yard, and sliding doors lead to the back patio for easy access to the outdoor entertaining space.

Directly attached to the kitchen is the spacious Great Room, where we found more attractive neutral furniture and gorgeous green plants throughout the room. Windows flank the gas fireplace (the centerpiece of the room) which is a perfect place to display family photos and seasonal décor. Well placed console and side tables provide more space for displaying decorations that show off their unique style. 

We can't thank Nicole and Mike enough for inviting us into their beautiful home. The entire team at Tuskes Homes wishes you many years of happiness at Oxford Ridge!

Loving the Nicole & Mike's home as much as we do? Here are some of the design features showcased in this home:

  • Horizontal Siding in Platinum Gray
  • Vertical Siding in Glacier White
  • Cut Cobblestone Stone Veneer in Hampton
  • Charcoal Gray Shingles
  • Black Insulated Garage Door
  • Black Front Door & Shutters
  • Flooring: Rocklock Plus II – Wisp Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring in throughout the first floor
  • Slate Surround Fireplace in Kenwood (Painted White)
  • Wellborn Kitchen Cabinets – Hancock (Glacier) with Hancock (Dove) Shiplap Island
  • Lyra Silestone Countertops
  • Kitchen Faucet: Moen Sleek (Matte Black)
  • Wine Bar: Wellborn Kitchen Cabinets – Hancock (Glacier) with Black Silestone Countertop
  • Homeowner Addition (Wayfair)
Paint Colors Used:
  • Dushell White by Sherwin Williams in Foyer, Dining Room, Kitchen, and Great Room
  • Santorini by Sherwin Williams in Study


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