Home Tour Part 1

by Sherry

Sunday I was lucky enough to tour the beautiful home of  Bill and Les Stinson.  Their home was recently featured in R.Home magazine and I fell in love with it instantly.  You can read the article Here.  Bill is the owner of W.L Stinson Custom Homes and Les is the owner of the design firm Hunt and Gather.  What a great team they made in custom building and designing this stunning home. 

You find the home down a  mile long driveway and nestled in the woods with a backdrop of the James River.

The first room you see upon entering the home is the dining room. Don’t you just love the benches?
French cabinet with chicken wire inserted in the doors. 
Eat in kitchen. Love the mix of chairs and fabrics.
Have you ever seen a more gorgeous pantry?
Sitting room off kitchen
Beamed ceiling in sitting room with my favorite wine barrel chandelier.

Les and Bill have decorated their home with wonderful architectural antiques. When interviewed for R.Home Les said “Bill would love a La-Z- Boy in every room! ” There is one in his upstairs office as well as a flat screen TV. Bill jokes “why can’t we have furniture like everyone else?”.

Thanks for visiting  and please check back tomorrow for part 2 of the tour of this fantastic home.

I am linking up to The Inspired Room and Faded Charm Cottage.

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kim April 26, 2010 - 3:29 pm

Gorgeous home. Thanks for sharing it with us and I look forward to part 2.

ButterYum April 26, 2010 - 3:37 pm

That kitchen could be my final resting spot!


Nancy April 26, 2010 - 4:53 pm

Beautiful, beautiful! I love mixing chairs too. I have two kinds of chairs at my dining room table. I love those benches they have too. Interesting and pretty color combinations. That ceiling is spectacular with the beams. Love it. Thanks for sharing!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia April 26, 2010 - 7:47 pm

Oh my gosh Sherry, how lucky are you to tour that beautiful home! I want that pantry!! Oh and those mix matched fabrics at the table, oh so dreamy, Have a wonderful day!

From the Kitchen April 26, 2010 - 7:55 pm

What a lovely home. I like the decor–something different there. I read your last post and am wondering if I may come with you to your garage sales? I never find anything like your treasures!


Sylvia (at) Lily's Pad and Petals April 26, 2010 - 8:49 pm

Wow , what a blessing to have a home like that – those ceiling beams – to die for!!!

maureen @ The Inglenook Decor April 26, 2010 - 10:15 pm

so, so beautiful! yes, I adore the benches! And I loved it that they had different style chairs at the dining table…gorgeous!

Donna April 27, 2010 - 12:43 am

Move me in and lock the door! Those shabby blue benches are awesome! My jaw dropped! Thanks so much for sharing! Donna…the 3rd sister

Denise April 27, 2010 - 1:44 am

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Susie from Bienvenue April 27, 2010 - 3:32 am

Oh my goodness….what a beautiful home. Thank you for sharing it with all of us~ ((hugs))

Just Lisa April 27, 2010 - 4:03 am

The kitchen is my favorite! Love it!

I came by to welcome you to SITS! We're happy to have you with us!

GardenofDaisies April 27, 2010 - 4:05 am

It is a beautiful home!

Anne - Fiona and Twig April 27, 2010 - 4:35 am

That's one stunning home! Thank you so much for these photos. LOVE those dining room benches. 🙂

Have a great week,

Tallulah's Antique Closet April 27, 2010 - 8:02 am

Hi Sherry! Thanks for your visit today. I am glad you liked the oil of the pugs. The photos on your post are great. I luv the benches with the old paint. Have a good week…Julian

Mom in High Heels April 27, 2010 - 11:30 am

Wowzers! I love the wine barrel chandelier. We have a dismantled barrel in our basement. I wonder if I could talk Mr. HH into building one of those?

sissie April 27, 2010 - 11:51 am

Ooh their home is so unique and pretty. Love all the antiques and mixes of furniture styles.


Popcorn Served Daily April 27, 2010 - 6:53 pm

Lucky You! What a great place to visit to soak up ideas. Thanks for sharing your world!

Chari at Happy To Design April 27, 2010 - 11:56 pm

Hi Sherry…

What a beautiful home! I would have loved touring it! Ohhh yes, I love, love, LOVE those pretty chippy aqua benches in the dining room…awesome! Sherry, thank you so much for taking us along with you on the tour of this fabulous home! It was a real treat!!!

I also wanted to thank you for coming by and leaving such a sweet note full of well wishes for the Sunday Favorites "One Year" birthday celebration! I was just tickled pink that you came by and joined in with the fun! Thank you, sweet lady!!!

Have a wonderful day and best wishes with my gift card giveaway!

Chari @Happy To Design

Theresa @ 612Riverside April 28, 2010 - 2:04 pm

Beautiful! When you see the outside of the home, it could totally have gone the way of pretencious, but it looks so homey! She decorated it with such wonderful character, it's gorgeous! Theresa

Nice and Easy Antiques April 28, 2010 - 3:04 pm

I just can't get over the benches…LOVE THEM!

Alaina April 28, 2010 - 7:37 pm

Beautiful home. The dinningroom is the room I love and I was not expecting it from the look of the outside. My favorite are the benches.

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something April 28, 2010 - 11:06 pm

absolutely delightful and charming! …still wiping the drool off my chin…

Miss Gracie's House April 29, 2010 - 4:06 am

Such a uniquely decorated home…lucky you to get to see it…thanks for sharing!

[email protected] April 29, 2010 - 2:37 pm

I am speechless – and now terrible depressed. I have to run out and paint, buy or find something. What a home!!! thank you.

Cheryl~ZanyMayd April 29, 2010 - 2:58 pm

I Loved this Home, Had me at those Wonderful Blue Benches ~ Thanks for Sharing…..

Natasha May 1, 2010 - 10:06 am

A beautiful home-thanks for the tour! I agree about the lazy boy chairs too!

Best wishes,

Donna May 11, 2010 - 2:01 am

ooh what an incredible home! Thanks for sharing,
Donna D.


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