Tilson Homes
May 5, 2023

A Look Inside the May Family's Beautiful Nottingham D Home

Custom Homes, Home Tour, Lifestyle

When it comes to building your forever home, you want a beautiful space that fits all your needs and wants. The May family was looking for a home with plenty of room for entertaining family and friends, and Tilson's Nottingham D (retired floor plan) was a perfect fit. Join Marla May as she takes us on a tour inside their beautiful new home in Ellis County!

As soon as you step foot into the May family’s home, you will immediately notice the openness and versatility of the space. Off the expanded foyer is a stunning family room, a study, and a formal dining area. The main family room features a vaulted ceiling with large windows from which they can enjoy views of their property. The space is inviting for hosting and entertaining, with multiple seating areas. One of the May family's favorite customizations is the expanded kitchen.

The expanded kitchen option features an island, granite countertops, and pullout drawers, making cooking and entertaining a breeze. The ceiling was raised to create more cabinet space, which is attractive and maximizes storage. The kitchen was designed with functionality in mind and is perfect for big family gatherings and meals.

The home office is the perfect space for both Marla's and her husband's work and could be converted into an additional bedroom if necessary. The master bedroom boasts a spacious layout and stepped ceiling, providing plenty of room to relax and unwind. Two secondary bedrooms provide additional space for hobbies like scrapbooking or the ability to host family and friends overnight. 

The rear of the house was modified for a 180° view of the land. This was accomplished by slightly reducing the size of the guest room that is being used as a playroom for their grandchildren and rotating the master bedroom so the rear wall of the house is aligned. The exterior of the home was finished with Green Earth paint and stone to blend in with the nature surrounding it. The May family customized an attached garage to be large enough to accommodate two large vehicles while still allowing plenty of room to walk around. Lastly, a door was added to the secondary bath for easy access from the side yard rather than coming through the main house.

The May family knew what they wanted in a forever home, and Tilson's Nottingham D floor plan fit the bill. With plenty of space for entertaining and customizations like an expanded kitchen, raised ceilings, and modifications for panoramic views, the May family's new home feels both functional and inviting. Tilson Homes has been helping families build beautiful spaces for over 90 years, and the Nottingham D plan is just one of many of our customizable home plans. If you are in the market for a new home, be sure to stop by one of our design centers and chat with our experienced team to create the custom home of your dreams.

Color Selections Shown in this Home


  • Stone: Tumbleweed Tan
  • Siding: SW7748 Green Earth
  • Trim: SW7738 Cargo Pants
  • Garage Doors: SW6082 Cobblestone
  • Wood Stain: SW3518 Hawthorne
  • Roofing: Teak Shingles


  • Walls/Ceiling: SW9173 Shiitake
  • Trim: SW7507 Stone Lion
  • Floors: A6104 Blue Misted Gray


  • Cabinet Door Style: Sentinal Arched Raised Panel
  • Cabinet Color: Burnt Sienna
  • Countertops: Santa Cecilia Granite
  • Backsplash: By Owner

Master Bathroom

  • Cabinet Door Style: Sentinal Arched Raised Panel
  • Cabinet Color: Burnt Sienna
  • Countertops: Santa Cecilia Granite
  • Flooring: By Owner
  • Shower Wall Tile: By Owner
  • Shower Floor Tile: By Owner
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