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In the early concepts of the Oakmont, the design team focused on creating expansive common living areas with modern connectivity from one room to another. The plan uses subtle ceiling treatments and a large central vault to define the main-floor living room, kitchen and dining space. The Oakmont also nods to the modern entertainer with a walk-behind bar off the kitchen that doubles as a prep kitchen. Throughout the plan design process, they emphasized the key living areas while keeping secondary rooms efficient to stay on budget and deliver maximum effect.

Planning was a challenge during the COVID-19 pandemic. After various delays in the start-up process, they finally broke ground in early July 2021. They had only 10 months for the build. With supply shortages and backorders, the design team stayed on call to make decisions at a moment’s notice. The home is truly a product of its environment. 

Amid the uncertainty, the team grew much closer, finding a collaborative approach to keep progress on track. Despite multiple site changes and substitutions, the team was able to achieve their vision of the home and deliver it on time for the 2022 Artisan Home Tour.


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JS Robinson Fine Homes

Interior Designer

Blue Nest Design

Photos by

Matthew Anderson


Real Estate Agent: Angela Fitzgerald and Michelle Capek  Appliances: GE Café Appliances from Factory Direct Appliances  Art: Uttermost, Wayfair  Cabinets: Harris Wood Products  Closet: Phase 2 Construction LLC  Countertops: Stone Surfaces  Electronics: Integrated ELAN Whole Home Automation System, Whole Home Audio, Lighting & Security by Naturally Wired  Flooring: Kenny’s Tile, ProSource  Rugs: Wayfair, West Elm  Furnishings: Uttermost, Crate & Barrel, Pottery Barn, Wayfair, West Elm  To the trade Showrooms: KDR and Designer’s Library  Accessories: Uttermost, Crate & Barrel, Pottery Barn, Wayfair, West Elm, HomeGoods, At Home  Hardware: Wilson Lighting  Plumbing Fixtures: Delta and Brizo provided by Neenan Supply  Lighting Fixtures: Wilson Lighting  Wall Coverings: Phillip Jeffries  Paint: Sherwin Williams  Accent Wall Faux Painting: Mary Walker Stucco: R. Carreon Stucco & Stone  Roofing: Stoneworth Concrete Roof by Century Roofing  Windows: Windsor Window & Doors

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