Tilson Homes
Sep 12, 2023

Exploring Delaney Straley's Gorgeous Canyon Home in McLennan County

Custom Homes, Home Tour

If you're looking for a home that's both unique and stunning, the Straley's custom-built Canyon D home might just be the inspiration you've been searching for. Located in McLennan County and designed by Waco design consultant Mariah, this home perfectly blends sophisticated style with functionality. From the spacious common areas to the luxurious master bedroom and spa-like bathroom, this house was built with comfort and beauty in mind. Join us as we take a closer look at this incredible home, and discover how customizations and unique design choices can take your dream home to the next level.

A Custom Exterior

Delaney had a specific design in mind for the exterior of her home, but none of the available Canyon elevations matched. Mariah took Delaney’s inspiration photo to the Drafting department to see what they could create, and together, they were able to achieve the desired exterior.

Alternate Kitchen

When you walk into the spacious entryway of the Straley's home, the kitchen immediately captures your attention. The Alternate Kitchen boasts stunning black cabinetry that was raised to the ceilings, allowing room for floating shelves underneath. Wavy, white subway tile with dark grout stands out against the contrast of the black cabinets. The kitchen features a large, rectangular island at its center, a walk-in pantry with plenty of storage space, and tall ceilings. As you move into the dining area, you'll be struck by the incredible view out of the large windows. You'll also appreciate the easy access to the back porch, which is perfect for gathering with friends and family. 

A Gathering Place

The spacious family room features a soaring cathedral ceiling, wall-sized statement windows that flood the room with natural light, lightly stained wood accents, and a full-brick-face fireplace, complete with a low-profile hearth. It is truly the perfect gathering space for the whole family. The rear covered porch features a cathedral ceiling extending from the living room, rough-sawn wood posts with brick bases, and plenty of space to gather. It's the perfect spot for hosting friends, or for simply relaxing and taking in the beauty of your surroundings.

Spacious Bedrooms

One of the reasons the Straley family chose the Canyon D floorplan was the size of the bedrooms. When you walk into the master bedroom, you are greeted by a dark green accent wall, creating a calming and restful atmosphere. This bedroom also features a spa-like bathroom, complete with herringbone floor tile, a walk-in shower, dual vanities, linen cabinets, and a huge closet, which provides ample space for all your clothing. Their son, Eli, has a large bedroom with padded, plush carpet that's perfect for a play area. With plenty of room for his toys, his crib, and his “big kid bed”, this room will grow and evolve along with him as he gets older. The guest room is equally welcoming, boasting tall ceilings, cozy furniture, and plenty of storage space.

A Study Perfect for Morning Coffee, Reading, or Working from Home

Just off the entryway and through the double glass doors is a study. The study features a cozy reading nook, a dedicated workspace, and a black accent wall, providing the perfect, relaxing environment to enjoy a coffee in the morning or work from home. 

With unique customizations and statement pieces throughout, the Straley's home is a one-of-a-kind standout. If you're in the market for a new home, consider Tilson and experience the magic for yourself. We would love to work with you to bring your own dream home to life.

Color Selections Shown in this Home


  • Brick: Silver Thorn
  • Siding: SW 7069 Iron Ore
  • Trim: SW 7069 Iron Ore
  • Wood Stain: SW 3521 Crossroads
  • Roofing: Onyx Black 
  • Front Door: 6 Lite V-Groove, Jacobean


  • Walls/Ceiling: SW 7014 Eider White
  • Trim: SW 7006 Extra White
  • Wood Stain: SW 3521 Crossroads
  • Study Accent Wall: SW 7069 Iron Ore
  • Bedroom Accent Wall: SW 6188 Shade Grown
  • Floors: 1020 Springfield Oak
  • Carpet: 110 Winter White
  • Utility Floors: 12x24" Offset CT76 Calcatta Empire
  • Guest Bathroom Wall Tile: AR02 Fawn


  • Cabinet Door Style: Groveland Flat Panel
  • Cabinet Color: Espresso
  • Countertops: White Ice Quartz
  • Backsplash: CC80 Cloud
  • Grout: #104 Timberwolf

Master Bathroom

  • Cabinet Door Style: Groveland Flat Panel
  • Cabinet Color: Espresso
  • Countertops: White Ice Quartz
  • Shower Wall Tile: 12x24" Stacked CT76 Calcatta Empire
  • Shower Floor Tile: 1.5" Hex RL23 Stamina Gray
  • Grout: #103 Cobblestone
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