Architectural Details Make Home Intriguing

architectural-details-make-home-intriguingwOne common complaint with production homes is that they all look alike. There are many ways to make sure every home in a community looks and feels unique. Having a nice mix of models to choose from, ensuring that every street has a variety of home styles, and offering a good selection of external architectural details.

This home, one of the Seaboard models at Cooley Station, is a good example. To start, take a look at the stonework on the entryway. This adds color and texture to the home.  That same stone appears on the lower half of the front of the house, providing a base for the window and almost seeming like outdoor wainscoting.

Curves outline the top of each window and the front entry. The white case work also shows up under the roof line, above the lower stone work and atop the two half-columns at the sidewalk entrance. These splashes of white add contrast as well as charm.

Notice how the shutters bring an old-world feeling to the home. This mood is echoed in the gaslight-style outdoor carriage lamp just to the right of the front window.

One final touch of style comes from the pavers making up the driveway and sidewalk. This finishing touch makes this home worth more than a second look.

If this is the home you would like to claim as yours, we invite you to visit it and the rest of our models at Cooley Station. For more information, visit

The Basha: Architectural Details Pop

Legacy Models 125When planning any room in your new home, first consider architectural details that will add charm, convenience and interest to the space. Let’s take a look at this family room, from Fulton Home’s Basha model at Legacy, for some ideas.

To begin, the coffered ceiling draws the eye upward, and you are rewarded by the view of rich brown beams running across. To make the space even more intriguing, two non-traditional ceiling fans add a breeze and some retro-industrial style to the space at the same time.

A generous window wall brings the outside indoors visually every day and, when weather permits, the glass doors slide back to make the connection between outside and inside complete. Notice how the outdoor architecture contributes to the mood inside also.

Take a look at the focus wall, holding both a flat-screen television and a fireplace. The lines are clean and contemporary while the glass cabinets on either side add style and storage. This look is miles better than the days not so long ago when a large television would dominate a room like this one. Instead, this media wall contributes to the style of the space while subtly providing solid functionality.

Even the doorway to the next room shows personality with its soft arch. The contrast between the rich taupe of the walls and white ceiling and trim adds to the overall interest this family room offers. With the right choice of architectural features, a room shows its personality even before furniture is added. To see more, visit Legacy and wander through all three of our inviting model homes.

Architectural Features Make a Home Yours

From the Fulton Home Daylight Plan

From the Fulton Home Daylight Plan

A staircase can be so much more than the path between levels in a home. In this case, the combination of wood and wrought iron make this staircase into a central architectural feature in this house. Imagine it decorated with greens for the holidays or used as a background for family photos.

When you buy a new Fulton home, selecting your model and community is just the starting point. When you visit Fulton’s online and physical design centers, you will begin to discover the choices you have to make your home totally yours.

Want a darker or lighter wood railing? You can have it. Would you like a simple modern look? It’s available. And notice the little extras such as the on-the-floor outlet for lighting. If you want wainscoting in your dining room or an arts & crafts look in the living room, the selection of special architectural features available through the Fulton Design Center will help you meet your design goals.

With a Fulton home, you can have the advantage of well-planned communities with production prices while selecting those special extras that make your home feel like a custom creation. With hundreds of combinations of architectural touches, built-in cabinetry, flooring, lighting and other options, your home will be unique, inviting and totally yours.

Our team of skilled and knowledgeable designers looks forward to helping you dream and create the home that fits your style and needs.