The latest new home by Jess Alway is for sale — in Holiday Ranch Estates, Salem, Oregon.
Possibly the most bold design yet in Holiday Ranch Estates, Alway Homes has brought together new details and ideas for a truly unique experience. The first thing to strike visitors is the pronounced timbers out front and free flowing railing design. While this is a one-story house, a fake dormer has been added to create visual balance – the type of addition that most people would never realize and most builders wouldn’t think to do. While the dormer may be fake, all the stonework is the real deal and up close the difference is obvious.
To accentuate the roof-line, Alway Homes uses two different color roof materials with a darker, two foot wide band running the perimeter of the house starting from the gutter line. The last few details to catch the eye from the exterior include upscale stamped concrete, a rounded chimney, and a custom front door with machined details.
Take a close look and what you WON’T find are any unsightly metal colored vents. That’s because we design our ventilation system to route through the attic space and minimize the number of vents we need to have sitting on the roof. We then color match them to the shingles and put them in out-of-sight places. It is this kind of detailed planning that subtly separates an Alway home from the rest.
Moving to the interior, a patterned brick floor, an intricately tiled wall inset, and columns either side offer a dramatic entry way. The majority of the flooring in this house is wide plank hardwood that underwent significant milling, layers of primer, sanding, square pegs at the end of every board, and sealant for an aged look that adds character to the house. Beyond flooring, each window sill is made from reclaimed lumber and waxed for smoothness. All cabinetry is top notch with finger-jointed, soft close drawers – meaning they will last far longer and never slam shut.
This kitchen is another special place to spend time. With a high quality oven and range, your food is bound to taste as good as your work station looks. The large kitchen sink is under-mounted giving a clean finish and an uninterrupted counter-top. Even power outlets are moved from their traditional position on the back splash to out-of-sight areas under the cabinets – eliminating any visual breaks in the tile. Overhead lighting is flexible and allows users to re-position the lights to their liking. The island features a granite top and overhead runs a large brick barrel vault providing interesting detail to the ceiling.
The master bathroom is one room that is hard not to like. With tile wainscoting, a free standing vanity, and accent lighting in many areas, the bathroom provides a striking place to relax. The free standing tub takes front stage and tends to overshadow other amenities such as a sky light, large mirror, private toilet area separated by a pocket door, and full shower.
The master bedroom provides ample space for a large bed and night stands on either side. A patio door offers easy access to the back yard and overhead a sloped ceiling enhances room size and is capped off with a ceiling fan at the center of the ridge line.