Combining Comfort and Style

Sometimes it seems as though you have to sacrifice either comfort or style in a home. This room from one of our Shoreline models demonstrates that it’s possible to have both.

Nothing sets a room off more effectively than a fireplace, and this one makes a statement that sets the stage for the rest of the room. The fireplace is framed in stone, with an appealing yet subtle personality. The two insets to either side can be used decoratively, and the glass shelves support that. You could also use the space for cabinets to hold DVDs and games for family use. The niche above the fireplace is perfect for a flat-screen television. A screensaver turns the TV into art when not in use.

Dark wood flooring combines with an area rug to identify the conversation area. With an open-concept floor plan, design tools such as rugs and furniture arrangement help to define every functional space. Thanks to the rich granite countertop and upholstered bar seats, the flow between kitchen and living area is smooth and unobtrusive.

There’s plenty of cushy seating in this room. It seems designed equally well for a group to get together for a football game or just to chat around a warm fire on a cold evening. The wing chair begs someone to curl up in it with a good book and chocolates on a quiet afternoon. A bank of windows provides a nice splash of daylight and adds to the spacious feeling of this home.

We’re proud to build homes that people enjoy living in and sharing with their friends. Successfully combining comfort and style, what could be better?