October 24, 2020


The Young-Mullen Home


The Young-Mullen home is in the Towne of Clifton within walking distance to all of the town events, shoppes, and restaurants. After people visit Peterson’s Ice Cream Depot in the summer, they often walk by Nichol and Mike’s home to the eight-acre park. Built in the 1970s by James J. Hricko , it was featured in “Country Home Magazine” as a “Best Bang for Your Buck” design. The efficient open floor plan is timeless and appealing.

The Young-Mullen home is a light and airy delight. A perfect blend of modern, family, and found items makes for an appealing Country Chic vibe with a side of Rustic Flair. Decorated with shades of cream, white, and natural colors, it will make you think you have stepped into a magazine.

The front porch is large and comfortable, a perfect spot for a warm evening. As you enter the home, the spacious living and dining rooms greet you with a comfortable sofa. A large hutch from an old general store is filled with Nichol’s white Ironstone collection. Beyond the dining table is a fabulous white bar that Nichol acquired from a local antique dealer.

Nichol and Mike have refurbished the kitchen with interesting leather granite on the island and limestone countertops with a farmhouse sink. Nichol created a unique light fixture with a ladder over her island. The cozy attached sitting room features a fireplace with a modified German Smear finish, which gives it an old-fashioned texture.

More outdoor space can be enjoyed on the large screened porch in the back of the home, overlooking the horse paddock and the eight-acre park. A pie safe was purchased from a farmhouse on Colchester Road long before Nichol knew she was moving to Clifton. The children ate at the dining table while growing up.

The second floor master bedroom has an eclectic blend of decor and maintains the harmony of the first floor with soothing shades of cream, white, and neutrals. The guest room nightstand was Nichol’s grandmother’s sewing cabinet from a farm in Bluemont, VA.

The upstairs office houses a special chair from Nichol’s Grandmother Lake, who grew up in Clifton. She needlepointed the upholstery for this chair while married to Dr. Benjamin Rush III. His ancestor, Benjamin Rush Senior, signed the Declaration of Independence.

The original homeowner for 12800 Chapel was Richard King. The field behind the home is known as “Kings Field” and was the baseball field for all of Clifton in earlier days. Nichol designed a barn and horse paddock on this site, which was built by Ronnie Fowler in 2019. The barn is home to three Tennessee Walkers, Ghost of General Lee, Diesel, and Memphis. Little Daisy Dukes is the mini paint pony. The Young-Mullen home is the perfect retreat for their grown children and their many Clifton friends.

Flower arrangements are designed by the Rocky Run Garden Club.

Park on the street in town and walk down Chapel Street along side of the Clifton Baptist Church. No parking on Chapel Street itself.