This living and outdoor area by Grande Custom Homes has a bright and modern feel with a bit of European charm. A space like this is great for entertaining whether it entails having friends over to watch the big game, or just to have movie night with the family. The biggest thing that strikes you as you walk in to this house is the flow. John Jackovich, the designer and owner of Grande Custom Homes tells us, When you can create an open flow and also bring the outdoors in, it creates an area of special interest. And, in todays market, open floor plans are almost a necessity when building or selling a home.
Here is a perfect example of this philosophy. They have incorporated a sliding recess door that encloses into the wall between the 17 x 14 outdoor living area and the 20 x 18 main living area so that when closed keeps all of the elements outside, and when opened, it instantly gives you more square footage of living space. Jackovich feels that this alone can actually help sell or resell the home down the road and instantly adds more resale value.
Custom homes and living areas are all about the details and there are plenty here that really set this entertainment area apart and make for a really unique look. You can see exposed joists with bead board above for the ceiling of the screen porch. They also used a clean white paint on this area which really helped to bring light into the room as well as open up the gable to let additional light in. Skylights bring in another element to the screen room which help it glow with natural light.
In the living room, you can see a beautiful coffered ceiling treatment along with two transoms on each side of the fireplace. To help save some money for the homeowner, Jackovich decided to do a prefab low reveal fireplace and drop it in the floor system to give it a more masonry look. The owners wanted to burn gas logs with a remote starter (but can burn wood logs as well if they ever decided to change their minds). They went with a real masonry fireplace in the screened porch so you can smell the aroma of real wood burning when the recess doors are open or when spending time in the screened area. To kick things up a notch, they have incorporated a complete audio system with speakers throughout the house and screened porch with surround sound in the living room for a true theater experience. Everything can be controlled by your home computer, ipad or even iphone with an app that can be downloaded for free.
In addition to amazing entertainment and living spaces, Grande Custom Homes specializes in remodeling and new construction services for their clients and will help with the design process as well as work with clients that are bringing their own designs to the table. Past and current projects can be found in Myers Park, Dilworth, Elizabeth, Plaza-Midwood, Cotswold, Chantilly, Southpark as well as the Lake Norman area. Currently, they have 2 custom home projects located in the exclusive enclave of Jordan Manor that should be finished and available to purchase in July of this year. For more information, go to www.grandebuilders.com or contact John Jackovich directly at 704-999-6898.