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Your Imagination has a Home: The Earnhardt Collection Blue Ridge

The Earnhardt Collection Blue Ridge by Schumacher Homes

The Earnhardt Collection Blue Ridge by Schumacher Homes

To this day, I think my love for nature and the outdoors comes from having the Blue Ridge as a backdrop for my childhood. Even now, when we drive through Virginia, there’s just nothing like it.” – René

To this day, I think my love for nature and the outdoors comes from having the Blue Ridge as a backdrop for my childhood. Even now, when we drive through Virginia, there’s just nothing like it.” – René

René Earnhardt discovered her love of nature through her spirited play in the Blue Ridge Mountains. She ran through the mountain forest wielding a stick as a sword. Streams of sunlight guided her path like a spotlight to secret passages. She’d trade bits of her granola bar with the squirrels for their stories, and she’d follow the sounds of nature; rustling bushes, twittering birds; to find fairy kingdoms.

That imaginative spirit is reflected in the design of the Earnhardt Collection™ Blue Ridge by Schumacher Homes.

“My fondest memories growing up were spent in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia and this home design captures the essence of the grandeur mountains I so fondly called home,” says René.  “We wanted to create a home that captures that spirit of fantasy – of possibility – that you feel when you connect with nature.

“Growing up in Virginia, it didn’t take much to fall in love with the Blue Ridge Mountains. I remember driving up and down the Blue Ridge Parkway and looking out at all the trees stretching as far as I could see in every direction."

“Growing up in Virginia, it didn’t take much to fall in love with the Blue Ridge Mountains. I remember driving up and down the Blue Ridge Parkway and looking out at all the trees stretching as far as I could see in every direction.”

Kerry and René have a sincere love for life in the outdoors that is clearly reflected in the plan for the Blue Ridge. This single-story home features a multi-gabled elevation and is anchored by a huge central great room that flows to both the kitchen and the dining area. Open and spacious with lots of windows, the great room is sure to become your family’s favorite gathering place. But when it’s time to retire, the spectacular owners’; retreat will provide a comfortable space to relax and rejuvenate. Perhaps the most striking features of this NAHB Gold-Award Winning home are its abundant natural light and intriguing architectural elements. Like all Schumacher and Earnhardt Collection™ homes, everything is customizable. So, if there is something you’d like to add or take away, you’re only limited by your imagination!


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Subway Tile – Classic and Contemporary

Schumacher Homes Charleston A Owners' Retreat Bathroom (Akron, Ohio Model Home)

Subway tile makes for a sleek and shiny backsplash for the Jack and Jill sinks in our Schumacher Homes of Akron Charleston A Model Home.

It’s been over 100 years since this classic decorative accent made its debut in the New York City Subway System, and its popularity has only grown – becoming a true American classic look.

Use different colored grout for a grid-like effect to your subway tile.

Use different colored grout for a grid-like effect to your subway tile.

Subway tile offers an excellent choice because it’s both beautiful and functional. You can go colored or classic white, then achieve an artistic pop with a contrasting grout.

Use marbled or textured subway tile for a dressier look.

Use marbled or textured subway tile for a dressier look.

Subway tile makes an awesome backsplash for your kitchen. You can create a durable, easy-to-clean backsplash that will help make your kitchen into one of your favorite rooms in your new home.

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The uses for this on-trend tile are endless – floors, walls, backsplashes, and bathtub surrounds; in stacks, offset, chevron, herringbone or other creative patterns! Check out Schumacher Homes Bathroom and Kitchen Photo Galleries for more subway tile inspiration!

Your Serenity Has A Home: The Earnhardt Collection Hummingbird

The Earnhardt Collection Hummingbird

The Earnhardt Collection  Hummingbird by Schumacher Homes

Anyone remember the Seinfeld episode in which Frank Costanza screams “Serenity Now!” as a means of lowering his blood pressure? That phrase became one of the most memorable from the show because in the rat race of all of our lives, we can all use a little, “Serenity Now!”

And perhaps no family knows more about life in the fast lane than the Earnhardts, and that’s where the inspiration for the Earnhardt Collection™ Hummingbird by Schumacher Homes was born.

The Earnhardt Collection Hummingbird Porch

The Earnhardt Collection Hummingbird Porch

“Like everybody, we keep a crazy busy schedule, and with all we have going on with the kids’ schedule, and our schedule, and family and friends, it feels like we’re just flying 90 to nothing all the time, like a hummingbird,” says René. “For us, our home is our retreat. It’s the one place we can relax and regroup and just be together. For us, Hummingbird was a reminder that no matter how fast we’re flying, there’s always something ‘sweet’ about coming home.”

The Hummingbird floorplan was one of the first designs built when we launched the Earnhardt Collectionin 2011. The Tinsley family that built in SC, gave René and Kerry at tour of their custom Hummingbird, which they built as a retreat to get away from the hustle and bustle of fast pace life and relax with family friends.

The Tinsley Family with Kerry and René Earnhardt

The Tinsley Family with Kerry and René Earnhardt

Step through the front door of Hummingbird, and you will know you are home. The openness of the kitchen, great room and dining room are magnified by the spectacular two-story cathedral ceiling that makes the home feel enormous. Downstairs, you’ll enjoy a private owners’ retreat with a beautiful bath and two huge closets that are completely separated from the other two bedrooms upstairs. But you’ll still feel connected thanks to a spacious upstairs loft that looks down on the great room and dining room. You’ll also enjoy a roomy front porch—complete with your very own hummingbird feeder.

The Earnhardt Collection Hummingbirdt Floor Plan

The Earnhardt Collection Hummingbirdt Floor Plan