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Distinctive Doors

April 19, 2019

Front doors are a natural focal point, helping define your home’s style and curb appeal from the moment your guests arrive. For larger homes with tall ceilings, a larger door — often 8-12 feet high — makes a statement and complements the home’s scale. A solid wood or iron door can evoke a sense of […]

Winthrop Rear Elevation with Deck and Patio

Outdoor Living Spaces

April 10, 2019

Outdoor Spaces, Views, and Livability of Your Home Indoor-outdoor living has become a prevalent part of many people’s lives, whether on a grand scale like a screened porch or pool/patio complex, or through a smaller outdoor amenity like an herb garden, coffee patio, pergola, swing, or grilling area. With the exception of pools, it’s often […]

Two New Plans Now Available at Summer Creek

March 29, 2019

We are pleased to announce that we have introduced two new floorplans at Summer Creek; the Evanton and the Grayson. When designing the Evanton, we augmented the strengths of the Grayson… the open floorplan, interactive room layout, and abundant natural light… and infused more drama in the key areas: the Foyer, Owner’s Bedroom, and Family […]

A bar sink with patterned tile.

Plumbing Fixtures

March 23, 2019

What finishes and metals are on trend for kitchen and bath fixtures? Just about all of them! Polished and brushed nickel and chrome remain popular, but matte black, pewter, gun metal, copper, and new gold tones like champagne and gold patina are appearing more frequently. Polished brass finishes, which were emblematic of the 80’s and […]

A site plan, well rendered, can really help visualize how your home will look once built.

Siting a New Home

March 15, 2019

Where your house is placed on your homesite can have significant and permanent impact on the livability and comfort of your home. There are many considerations, but the biggest factors are often the size and shape of the lot and whether you’re choosing a personalized portfolio home or a completely custom design. Your builder or […]

Curved Stair from Above

Stairs

February 20, 2019

Always a major architectural feature, with the current emphasis on open concept and soaring ceilings, stairs are an even bigger and more prominent element. Typically establishing the home’s style from the entry, a staircase is perhaps one of the strongest examples of the fusion of style with function.

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Appliances: Smart, Bold, Functional… and Varied

February 11, 2019

Just as the predominance of white/gray kitchens is giving way to richer colors and patterned backsplashes, appliances are moving beyond stainless. Black, black stainless, slate/gray, and even white are increasingly popular… the latter with new textures and high-end handles. Colorful ranges and hoods have been a high-end trend for a while, and bright retro-style appliances […]

Best of Houzz: Design 2019

Best of Houzz

February 01, 2019

Thank you, Houzz! We’re thrilled to receive this honor – the “people’s choice” award from the Houzz community – for our design of the exercise room in our Summer Creek model home. We believe the difference is in the details, and we’re committed to delivering innovative and inspiring design in every home we build. If […]

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LIFE | STYLE: January 2019

January 31, 2019

Maintenance Reminder: The local temperatures are dropping below freezing most nights and even during the colder days. Make sure to shut off your hose bibbs inside to prevent them from freezing. It is also a good time to adjust the baffles in the ductwork and have your furnace serviced to ensure peak efficiency during the […]

A shower having patterned tile, summary size.

Patterned Tile

January 31, 2019

Decorative tile has a long, rich history. As early as 3,300 BC, cities like Babylon used vibrant cobalt glazed tile. Early patterns were created as mosaics of glass, stone, and/or tile pieces. Stylized patterns arose in Islamic cultures because depictions of living things were not allowed in mosques or homes, with the patterns spreading to […]