Norton Commons House 4 – The Watchtower


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The Watchtower
Brian Arnold
Castlebuilt Homes

Interior Designer:
Brian Arnold
Castlebuilt Homes

5,065 square feet
4 bedrooms
3.5 bathrooms

Home Highlights:
1. Greek revival architecture with two levels of balconies on the front exterior and 11-foot ceilings on the interior first floor

2. Spiral staircase leading to roof access with incredible views of neighborhood

3. Gourmet kitchen with spacious dining area, custom cabinets and handmade stainless steel hood

4. Extensive trim throughout

5. Screened porch with fireplace and outdoor entertainment area with built-in grill

6. Formal study, pocket office and secret room

7. Lower level family room/theater area, fitness room and guest suite

8. Luxurious owner’s suite with closet access to second floor laundry

Everyone will be on the lookout for Brian Arnold’s incredible, four-bedroom home, majestically showcasing three floors of front exterior porches and unique interior spaces, including a secret room and a spiral staircase leading to the roof. Castlebuilt Homes has combined timeless design with modern technologies to offer homeowners a thoughtful floor plan that is sure keep their family running precisely.

The Watchtower engages passersby to admire its white painted brick exterior and stately Greek revival architecture, while the second and third floor covered balconies inspire curiosity. A spacious foyer announces The Watchtower’s interior and serves as a central traffic zone below the gorgeous staircase. Eleven-foot ceilings are highlighted on the main level and extensive trim is noted throughout. French doors introduce an elegant home office that is sure to inspire homeowners to get down to work, and just beyond, the welcoming culinary spaces and living room offer plenty of room to host large gatherings. The welcoming dining space confirms The Watchtower’s invitation to stay for dinner, while the gourmet kitchen, complete with a large center island, custom cabinets and a handmade stainless steel hood, prompts the family chef plenty to double the recipe. A large walk-in pantry and plenty of counter space adds a dash or two of function within the stylish space.

Plentiful windows usher in natural light throughout the main level, where a fantastic great room with a gorgeous hearth and custom built-ins serve as focal points of the gathering area. Huge sliding glass doors lead to the screened porch and outdoor living area. A built-in grill and outdoor fireplace further define the space, which also walks out to the side yard. A built-in bench and cubbies outfit the mud room, while two hall closets and a pocket office encourage homeowners to stay organized and on task. Upstairs, guests can’t wait to venture out onto the second floor balcony before they head up the spiral staircase to get a better view of the neighborhood on the third floor. The owner’s suite is tucked at the end of the hall and features beautiful windows, a built-in cabinet and a designated coffee bar. Double doors introduce a luxurious master bath with a changing room and large walk-in closet that has access to the second floor laundry.

A lower level family room and theater area will likely be where the party’s at while the family bartender serves up drinks at the full-service bar. A fitness room will prompt homeowners to stay in shape, while unfinished storage space will keep off season essentials organized and out of the way. The lower level guest suite encourages overnight guests and the challenge of finding the secret room with keep them occupied. Outfitted with geothermal heating and air and a hybrid insulation package with bibb and foam insulation, The Watchtower is built to save on energy costs. With plenty of room for the whole family to be engaged, inspired and entertained, it’s designed to make every minute count.

Appliances: Century Entertainment & Furnishings
Ceramic/Tile/Marble: Mees Tile & Marble (materials); Sterling Tile (installer)
Closet Design: Castlebuilt Homes
Concrete (craftsmanship): JK Meredith
Financing: Republic Bank
Floor: Carpet Selections
Furnishings: Century Entertainment & Furnishings
Interior Finishes: Castlebuilt Homes
Interior Lighting: Brechers Lighting
Interior Trim: Wayne Underwood
Kitchen Cabinetry: Century Entertainment & Furnishings
Landscaping: Fall City Property Maintenance
Outdoor Living Area: Castlebuilt Homes
Painter: Progresso Painters
Realtor: Norton Commons
Roofer: New Level
Theatre System: Century Entertainment & Furnishings
Windows: Metro Window Company, Kyle Labar