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19 Fireplaces for 2019 [See-through Fireplaces, Modern Fireplaces, Fireplaces with Cabinetry, Fireplaces with Tile Surrounds] Photos of Fireplaces in NC Custom Homes

Posted by Stanton Homes on Thu, Nov 15, 2018 @ 14:11 PM

19 Photos of Fireplaces trending for 2019 in Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill

       See-through Fireplaces. Marble or tile surround Fireplaces.           Modern Fireplaces. Fireplaces with built-in Cabinetry.

It can be a lot of fun to work with your builder to design your new fireplace for your custom home. Whether you want your fireplace to be bold and prominent or small and subtle, here are 19 great ideas for your new fireplace.

Read on to see what's trending for fireplaces in 2019, in NC.

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5 See-through Fireplaces

 

#1 Fireplace Design - See-through fireplace between the Formal Dining Room and Great Room

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This see-through fireplace between the Formal Dining Room and Great Room provides a warm centerpiece to the gathering areas in this custom designed home by Stanton Homes. It also serves as structural support. Stone colors were selected to add softness and blend with gray walls and hardwood flooring. Additional stone accents in the Great Room and Front Porch provide continuity for this design theme.

 

#2 Fireplace Design - See-through fireplace between the Master Suite and the Dressing Area

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This 3-sided see-through fireplace was custom designed to provide views of the fireplace from the master suite, dressing area and master bath. The wall of windows in the master suite provides additional natural light, with romantic appeal. This custom home has four fireplaces. Click on the photo to see more.

 

#3 Fireplace Design - See-through fireplace between the Great Room and Keeping Room

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This see-through fireplace provides firelight views from the Keeping Room, Great Room and Kitchen. The stacked stone adds a lightness to this massive floor to ceiling fireplace structure. A custom built Craftsman mantle was site-built to create a unique accent.

 

#4 Fireplace Design - See-through fireplace between the Great Room and Breakfast Room

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This see-through fireplace was strategically placed toward the side, to allow for more wide open space between the Breakfast Room and Great Room. It's open view from either side enables everyone in the main areas of the home to enjoy its warmth. But it's positioning makes it more of a statement than a centerpiece, with the ability to create a more intimate sitting area apart from the rest of the room.

 

#5 Fireplace Design - See-through fireplace between the Great Room and Screened Porch

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This see-through fireplace emphasizes outdoor living, with a connection from the home's biggest gathering points to the screen porch. A wall of windows further emphasizes the link to additional entertainment areas outside. Access to the fireplace on the outside of the home extends usage of the screen porch for year-round enjoyment.

 

4 Modern Fireplaces

 

#6 Fireplace Design - Modern Fireplace by the Back Stairwell

This modern fireplace is replicated by the geometric design of windows that reflect the shape in an alternate pattern nearby. Designed for the simplicity of a contemporary design, its presence is strong - with the effect of a single work of art on a large wall - and yet subtle.

 

#7 Fireplace Design - Modern Fireplace by the Sun Room

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This modern fireplace is framed in marble that draws attention to its significance. Set on the back wall of the Great Room facing the Kitchen, this fireplace is further enhanced by an abundance of natural light through glass doors and walls of windows that encase every aspect of the sunroom to its side.

 

#8 Fireplace Design - Modern Fireplace in the Entrance

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This custom designed modern fireplace with an artistic raised hearth setting provides a dramatic black and white contemporary touch to the entrance of this custom home.  Tucked into a front corner of the Great Room, its one of the first unique aspects to be noticed upon entering the home. 


 #9 Fireplace Design - Modern Fireplace on the Entertainment Floor

This modern fireplace offers warmth to this basement retreat, in tandem with a full bar, wine rack and spacious entertainment areas. Set into a stone surround, the fireplace setting reflects the color choice in a brick wall behind the bar. An engineered wood floor ties the room together with similar soft brown tones with a hint of gray that matches the surrounding walls.

 

7 Custom Designed Fireplaces with Cabinetry

 

#10 Fireplace Design - Custom Designed Fireplace with Cabinetry and Light

This modern/contemporary fireplace in NC is designed to be a very important part of the room, with extensive cabinetry on both sides as well as custom designed trim detail. The entire wall of windows (including transom windows) light up every detail. The stain choice for the hardwood floor and the stark white features are a nice contrast with pale blue and gray accent walls.

 

#11 Fireplace Design - Custom Designed Fireplace with Shelving and Transoms 

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This custom designed fireplace provides a spark of simplistic color in room dominated by white accents - from a huge coffered ceiling to wall to wall shelving, and white rails and trim work on the stairway beyond. The fireplace is framed by big tiles (including a flat hearth) and topped by a site built mantle. Transoms over the top of the shelving on either side of the fireplace add natural light.

 

#12 Fireplace Design - Custom Designed Fireplace with Shelving and Shiplap

This NC new home fireplace has a surround of gray tile and white grout with a custom made mantle and shiplap backdrop. The alternating splashes of gray and white add interest. White trim around the double sliding glass door with picture windows on either side, as well as white trim at the ceiling and floor complete this modern farmhouse fireplace setting.

 

 #13 Fireplace Design - Custom Designed Fireplace with Cabinetry and Shelving 

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This custom designed fireplace setting is choreographed with its surroundings. Lower cabinetry follow the wall and extend around the corner, to fully encase the entire end of the room. Upper shelves to the left replicate the look of the overhead catwalk to the right, with parallel lines as opposed to the horizontal lines of the railings. The custom fireplace choice of solid black pops from the white backdrop. Tan walls meld beautifully with the stain choice for the hardwood flooring.

 

 #14 Fireplace Design - Custom Designed Fireplace with Contemporary Shelving

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This custom designed fireplace gets right to the point, with a contemporary design in grey, black and white. Basic shelving, Craftsman trim, and straightforward simplicity make this fireplace stand out. Slate surround and a flat slate hearth retain the purity of design, with a no-nonsense approach to a design/build custom fireplace. 

 

#15 Fireplace Design - Custom Designed Fireplace with Classic Cabinetry and Shelving

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This custom designed fireplace is traced in tradition, with cabinetry and shelving placement that has remained popular for generations. The site built custom mantle adds an interesting twist, with clever trim pieces that were hand drawn and selected.

 

4 Fireplaces with Tile or Marble Surrounds

 

#16 Fireplace Design - European Fireplace with Tile Surround

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The totally unique fireplace and island in this picture were hand crafted by Stanton Homes based on European influence and the custom requests of the homebuyer who worked directly with the design/build team to create this home. You won't find anything like this in a production or semi-custom home. It's a perfect example of how creative you can be when you build a truly custom home.

 

#17 Fireplace Design - Fireplace with Marble Surround 

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Next to a chef's kitchen that pulled out all the stops, this classic fireplace overlooks the Great Room. With a soaring ceiling above, the subtle simplicity of a traditional fireplace set in a stone surround with a barely-there basic mantle and crisp white trim is the perfect anecdote to this upscale custom home. 

 

#18 Fireplace Design - Fireplace with French Country Surround

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Set in a place of importance on the longest wall in the Great room, with a wall of windows on either side and coach lights to draw attention, this custom built fireplace adds a playfulness to the gathering area through a tile mosaic surround. The site built mantle adds a bold shelf above and columns on either side further capitalize on the French Country design of this custom home.

 

#19 Fireplace Design - Grecian Fireplace with Marble Surround

This fireplace has contemporary/modern appeal, with custom designed hand built columns, mantle, and sculpted artistry to the ceiling. The crisp linen effect is accented by a marble surround. This is just one of the four fireplaces in this custom home in NC - each fireplace has an entirely different look and purpose. Click the photo to see the others.

 

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Fireplace Photos | Top Trending Fireplaces for new homes in 2019

Posted by Stanton Homes on Thu, Nov 08, 2018 @ 11:11 AM

Custom Designed Fireplaces are created to fit your lifestyle

Here are 9 photos of Fireplaces custom designed for gathering areas in new homes in North Carolina - trending at the top of the most popular fireplace ideas for 2019. Plus a bonus, at the end! 

Click on each photo to see the rest of the home.

#1 Fireplace Design - Modern Classic

This new home fireplace has a stone to the ceiling surround with a slightly raised hearth. It's entertainment focus is emphasized by its proximity to outdoor living as well as an entire wall of cabinetry with transom windows above with natural light in tandem with the double doors with picture windows on either side with bold arched picture windows over the top. The stone selected for the fireplace surround blends with the stain choice for the solid oak hardwood floor.

 

#2 Fireplace Design - Fire and Light

This modern/contemporary fireplace in NC is spotlighted by natural light from an entire wall of windows as well as cabinetry on either side highlighted by extensive trimwork. Multi piece crown molding ties the artistic custom designed centerpiece together. The open appeal of the white, black and grey theme blends with the light stain choice in the hardwood floor.

 

#3 Fireplace Design - Stacked Rock

This stone surround fireplace with raised seating hearth emphasizes the two story ceiling in this great room. Big windows on either side of the fireplace are replicated above, to make the room feel bigger. A french door to the left and additional windows around the corner add to natural light. The stone colors selected for the fireplace surround are reflected in the wood-look tile in the eating area and kitchen on the left side, adding conformity to this custom designed new home interior.

 

#4 Fireplace Design - Hand Crafted

This fireplace has contemporary/modern appeal, with custom designed hand built columns, mantle, and sculpted artistry to the ceiling. The crisp linen effect is accented by a marble surround. This is just one of the four fireplaces in this custom home in NC - each fireplace has an entirely different look and purpose. Click the photo to see the others.

 

#5 Fireplace Design - Entertainment Archway

This fireplace with stone surround and hearth for seating is tied to the entire gathering area in this NC custom home via a custom designed and hand crafted archway between the great room and the kitchen as well as an additional stone wall in the kitchen. Tile flooring expands the entire length to lighten up this Craftsman home with both contemporary and southwestern tones.

 

#6 Fireplace Design - Modern Country

This NC new home fireplace has a surround of gray tile and white grout with a custom made mantle and shiplap backdrop. It's a natural segue to gray walls and white cabinetry shelving that dominate the great room. White trim around the double sliding glass door with picture windows on either side, as well as white trim at the ceiling and floor complete this modern country fireplace setting.

 

#7 Fireplace Design - Contemporary Classic

The classic contemporary appeal of this new estate home in NC is reflected in this sleek inset fireplace that greets guests in the receiving area just beyond the grand curved stairway. The thin rectangular shape is replicated in the windows beyond, with geometric symmetry.

 

#8 Fireplace Design - Artistic Expression

Big, bold and bright - the custom designed fireplace surround in this NC new home blends historical influence with stone work arched over the top of a wooden hand crafted mantle and seating hearth. The soft toned stone work provides eye-catching color within a heavy influence of gray. Set into a wide plank engineered floor and a room filled with Craftsman influence, this arched stone fireplace surround makes a dramatic impact.

 

#9 Fireplace Design - Cedar and Stone

This modern fireplace offers a subtle influence for this two story great room. The contemporary stone surround combined with Craftsman influence is topped by a cedar mantle that is replicated in the window trim to the side. With a backdrop of singles that meld the interior and exterior of this home, lots of natural night and classic oak hardwood flooring, this fireplace fits comfortably in its surroundings.

 

#10 - Fireplace Design Bonus - Basement Retreat 

This modern contemporary fireplace offers warmth to this basement retreat, in tandem with a full bar, wine rack and spacious entertainment areas. Set into a stone surround, the fireplace setting reflects the color choice in a brick wall behind the bar. An engineered wood floor ties the room together with similar soft brown tones with a hint of gray that matches the surrounding walls.

 

More Wake County New Homes | Custom Home Builder NC Options

 

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Modern Farmhouse Trends for 2019 [See 19 photos]

Posted by Stanton Homes on Wed, Oct 31, 2018 @ 10:10 AM

 

Modern Farmhouses are trending for 2019 new home styles in NC

Here are 19 top requests for custom modern farmhouses in 2019

#1 modern farmhouse feature: White exterior

White is the number one color request for modern farmhouses to be built in 2019. 

 

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#2 modern farmhouse feature: Big covered porches

Big covered porches are the most popular feature in modern farmhouses to be built in 2019.

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#3 modern farmhouse feature: Dormers

Dormers say "countryside" to many modern farmhouse owners - another big trend in 2019.

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 #4 modern  farmhouse feature: Metal roof

Metal roofs are back in 2019 - especially as accents, like this Raleigh custom home.

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#5 modern farmhouse feature: Screen porch

Take it outside, with the comforts of a big screen porch. Big trend for 2019. 

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#6 modern farmhouse feature: Open kitchen and great room

Beam in, with an open kitchen/great room. Still standing strong as a top request in 2019.

 

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#7 modern farmhouse feature: Big island

The kitchen is overwhelmingly the favorite home hang-out place. A big island makes it fun. 

 

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#8 modern farmhouse feature: White cabinets

Clean and bright: White wins again for kitchen cabinetry in modern farmhouses.

 

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#9 modern farmhouse feature: Industrial and artistic lighting

Exaggerated lighting is a new trend for 2019, like this country kitchen. 

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#10 modern farmhouse feature: Big pantry

Make room for more pantry and storage space in 2019. Custom built Stanton Homes can even stagger your shelves, cabinets and drawers to fit your food storage needs.  

 

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#11 modern farmhouse feature: Apron sink

Apron front sinks are one of the first upgrade requests for 2019 modern farmhouses. (Also see sinks in features #9 and #13.)

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#12 modern farmhouse feature: Classic bathrooms

This Chatham Country modern farmhouse illustrates the sought-after simplicity of a classic bathroom.

 

  

#13 modern farmhouse feature: Lots of windows

More natural light is one of the top trends for modern farmhouse new homes in NC. 

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#14 modern farmhouse feature: Drop zones

A spot to drop things off is commonly checked as "essential" in modern farmhouse homes. See more here: https://info.stantonhomes.com/bid/113724/7-mudroom-drop-zone-ideas-raleigh-custom-home-builder-0 

 

 

#15 modern farmhouse feature: Storage 

This modern farmhouse fills up wall space with places to put things. Finding more places for tucking things away is another big trend for 2019 in NC new homes.

 

 

#16 modern farmhouse feature: Raised ceilings

Raised ceilings open up gathering areas in 2019 countryside homes 

 

 #17 modern farmhouse feature: Whimsical features

Custom homes can be designed with personal features that fit the simplistic style of a modern farmhouse, like this custom built wine rack.

 

 Or trim features such as ship lap and beams. 

 

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#18 modern farmhouse feature: Hardwood floors and stairways

Real hardwood floors remain a solid choice for NC modern farmhouses in 2019.

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#19 modern farmhouse feature: Wainscoting 

Wainscoting isn't just for Dining Rooms in 2019 - here's how it looks in a country style bathroom. 

 

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More Wake County New Homes | Custom Home Builder NC Options

 

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7 Multigenerational new homes [Dual Master Floor Plan Layouts and Photos]

Posted by Stanton Homes on Wed, Oct 17, 2018 @ 20:10 PM

7 Multigenerational New Homes | Dual Master Floor Plans for Raleigh New Homes

 

Floor plans and photos of multi-gen homes [Custom home building in NC for multi-gen and dual master suite homes]

 

Multi-gen living arrangements are one of the top reasons to build your new home with a custom home builder in North Carolina - so you can create a layout with special consideration for places to mingle and spaces for privacy.  

Get the 6 Things to Think About Before Choosing Your Next Home (and 5 bonus aging in place floor plans not included in this post).

Here are 7 dual master / multigenerational homes with floor plans and photos, to give you ideas for your new multi-gen home as you work with your custom home builder in NC.

Click on photos to see layouts and more pictures of each multi-gen home.

#1 Multi-gen Floor Plan: Dual Master Suites on Separate Floors

 This custom designed multi-gen home has 4345 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, dual master suites, home theater, office, exercise room, dog room and formal dining. The Barcelona provides spacious private quarters on separate floors, and generous main living areas. The chef's kitchen is designed for multiple tasks and gathering.

 

#2 Multi-gen Floor Plan: Dual Master Suites on Separate Floors. Third floor for entertainment

This multi-gen home has 5751 square feet, 4 bedrooms. 4.5 baths. Movie set stairway with incredible overlook. Amazing kitchen. Entertainment floor, with full bar and fireplace. Curved balcony overlook. More than 80 windows. The Grand Lodge is the ultimate in luxury living for multi-gen families.

 

#3 Multi-gen Floor Plan: Mom's Suite Downstairs, Owner's Suite Upstairs

The Serengeti has 4,364 Sq Ft with 5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms. The owner's suite is upstairs and a bedroom suite for mom with a big walk-in closet and private bath are downstairs. Two islands in the kitchen provide lots of space for cooking projects with easy access to the breakfast, sitting, and keeping room. There is also a home office and a prayer room in this custom designed interior.

 

#4 Multi-gen Floor Plan: Upstairs Master Suite. Downstairs Bedroom Suite. Secret Passageway Escape Room for Kids 

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The Dickerson is 2907-3245 Sq Ft with 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms. The Master Suite is upstairs. A spacious downstairs Bedroom Suite with private bath can be connected to an expanded sitting room and the possibility of a small kitchenette in place of the main floor Office. Kids bedrooms can connect through a secret passageway with a play area between.

 

#5 Multi-gen Floor Plan: Extended Second Master Suite Apartment on the First Floor

The Maple Lane is 3,275 Sq Ft with 5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms. There is a full apartment within the home, with a Second Master Suite that includes the privacy of its own sitting room and outdoor living access. The Master Suite on the second floor second has a private Romeo and Juliet deck, huge walk in closet with cabinet island and an adjoining exercise room. 

#6 Multi-gen Floor Plan: Flex Space for Expanded Multi-gen Living

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 The Hopkins has 2604 Sq Ft with 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms. The Owner's Suite is upstairs. The downstairs Dual Master Suite can have additional privacy by expanding into the Living Room on the main floor. This version has a 3 Seasons Room with an Outdoor Kitchen.

 

#7 Multi-gen Floor Plan: Apartment Within a Home Upstairs, With Elevator Access

The Dugan is 3184 Sq Ft with 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms. It can be built with an elevator to the upstairs, like this version, and can also have full accessibility throughout the home. As with all custom homes built by Stanton Homes, we can modify this custom designed home even further to accommodate special needs. 

 

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Are white kitchen cabinets trending for 2019?

Posted by Stanton Homes on Thu, Oct 11, 2018 @ 15:10 PM

Will white cabinets be popular in 2019?

What cabinet colors are trending for new homes?

Will white cabinets be popular in 2014 homes?

 

White kitchen cabinetry is more popular than ever in trending new home colors for 2019.

Bright white kitchen cabinetry continues to be the top choice for custom homes, with a variety of accents like this, with painted Linen cabinets, Absolute Black granite and white subway tile backsplash.

 

2019 Kitchen Designs - White Cabinet Ideas #1: White and Gray

 

This open island kitchen layout has white cabinets on perimeter with pale Morning Mist grey tone granite with slight lavender/purple vein.

 

The island features custom Mountain Grey cabinetry with Ibere Maestra Black granite.  The white and grey theme is picked up again with white subway tile backsplash and Blended Ice glass mosaic accent over cooktop area, and just a touch of deep grey on the walls. 

 

Will white cabinets be popular in 2014 homes? 

2019 Kitchen Designs - White Cabinet Ideas #2: Java and White

 

The classic layout in the Summerlyn lends itself perfectly to a combination of Cherry Java perimeter cabinets with Painted Linen with Hazelnut Glaze on island. Each color is accented separately, with a Tahoe granite on perimeter with Suede Brown granite on island.  A beautiful natural tumbled stone backsplash completes the look.

 

Will white cabinets be popular in 2014 homes?

2019 Kitchen Designs - White Cabinet Ideas #3: Espresso and White with Black Glaze

The stone accents and natural beams make the Country Manor kitchen a great place for entertaining. Perimeter is Espresso Maple cabinetry. Island is painted Celadon with black glaze.  Granite is Bianco Romano. Decorative stone veneer on floating soffit and framed columns framing kitchen cook top wall cabinetry.

 

Will white cabinets be popular in 2014 homes?

2019 Kitchen Designs - White Cabinet Ideas #4: White on Light

 

The dual island kitchen in the Cannon is bright, light and welcoming, with a combination of light and white. The cabinetry is maple with antique painted finish, topped with pristine Gran Dorado granite. 

 

Will white cabinets be popular in 2014 homes? 

2019 Kitchen Designs - White Cabinet Ideas #5: White with Warm Cherry

 

Rich Cherry tones contrast with brilliant glazed white cabinetry in the Brogan. Cabinetry is painted maple with Butterscotch glaze, with Cherry Spice island, accented with a New Venetian Gold granite. 

 

Will white cabinets be popular in 2014 homes?

2019 Kitchen Designs - White Cabinet Ideas #6: Black and White

 

Maple perimeter is Espresso, island is White with Black Glaze topped with River White granite. Backsplash is Fudge Glass in a waterfall mosaic, with a vertical hang. 

 

Will white cabinets be popular in 2014 homes?

 

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19 Modern Country Farmhouse Features  [Farmhouse photos]

Posted by Stanton Homes on Fri, Jul 27, 2018 @ 06:07 AM

What does a Modern Country Farmhouse have? New Custom Home Designs in the Raleigh region

What makes White Country Farmhouses the most popular architectural design for custom homes in NC?

White Modern Country Farmhouses are one of the most requested custom architectural designs in North Carolina right now.

Whether prompted by a homebuyer’s return to nature, yearning for a simplistic life, or comfort inspired by a country home, White Modern Country Farmhouses are a popular blend of contemporary and traditional artistry that's in high demand.

Here are 19 features common to modern country farmhouses, with photos from new Raleigh white modern country farmhouses. 

 

#1 modern country farmhouse feature: White exterior

Although modern country farmhouses can be painted any color, white is by far the most poplar color. Whether it speaks to the quest for purity in lifestyle or merely harkens to a sense of simplicity, many homebuyers believe white is just right for this architectural style.

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#2 modern country farmhouse feature: Big covered porches

Big covered porches that extend over the majority of the front of the home (and often continue around the side and back) are one of the most common reasons people choose this kind of floor plan. Especially in North Carolina, where lifestyles often encompass indoor/outdoor living, a covered front porch says “stay a while.”

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#3 modern country farmhouse feature: Dormers

Dormers are often a feature of modern country farmhouses. They serve to break up the roofline, bring additional natural light into the upper floor, and add country appeal.

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 #4 modern country farmhouse feature: Metal roof

Full metal roofs can be a pricey custom feature, so a popular option is metal accents for a portion of a roof (especially over the front porch) on modern country farmhouse homes. This Raleigh custom home is an example of a modern white farmhouse exterior with black metal roof accents: 

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#5 modern country farmhouse feature: Screen porch

A big screen porch is another way of adding outdoor living to a home that’s especially popular with modern country farmhouse plans. They add more ability to enjoy the countryside – in a relatively contained environment.

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#6 modern country farmhouse feature: Open kitchen and great room

The simplistic nature of a modern country farmhouse encourages get-togethers. There is a lot of emphasis on big spaces for gatherings, with focus on the kitchen and great room. The beams across two ceilings in this photo also illustrates the appeal of wood in this style of home.

 

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#7 modern country farmhouse feature: Big island

Big islands are a constant in modern country farmhouses - serving as a gathering place as well as a focal point, with large surfaces designed for multiple activities. In the photo below of a modern country farmhouse kitchen, the built-in bench is part of the island cabinetry. 

 

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#8 modern country farmhouse feature: White cabinets

The clean and basic nature of a white modern country farmhouse design is often continued inside, with white cabinets the number one choice for kitchens and bathrooms.

 

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#9 modern country farmhouse feature: Industrial or artistic style lighting

Exaggerated lighting is a common request for modern country farmhouses, like this photo of pendant lights over the kitchen island. Note the apron front sink, too - read on for more photos of this highly sought after feature in custom homes.

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#10 modern country farmhouse feature: Big pantry

With all the family and friends that love to hang out in your new home, you’ll need a big pantry with custom storage – one of the most popular features in most modern country farmhouses. This pantry photo illustrates how shelving can be designed to fit the kinds of products you want to place there, when you build a custom home.

 

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#11 modern country farmhouse feature: Apron sink

Although this is a custom feature that does not come standard in every modern country farmhouse, it is one of the most eye-catching focal points. Some people even call it a “farmhouse sink” because it suits this kind of home so well. (See two more white apron front sinks in farmhouse features #9 and #13.)

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#12 modern country farmhouse feature: Free standing tub or squared-off rectangular tub

The simplistic nature of a modern country farmhouse continues in the master bath, where bathtubs can be whimsical or contemporary with equal ease.

 

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#13 modern country farmhouse feature: Lots of windows

Since many modern country farmhouses are built in the countryside, it isn’t just a quest for more sunlight that makes lots of windows a popular request. It’s also a feeling of being one with nature – without neighbors a fraction away to block the view.

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#14 modern country farmhouse feature: Drop zones

Countryside living can mean more mud and more clutter to drop off at the door. Drop zones are one of the most sought after features in every new home – but in modern country farmhouses, they can seem essential.

 

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#15 modern country farmhouse feature: Ample storage throughout the home

As you can see in these photos, built in storage is tucked into a variety of rooms in many modern country farmhouses. Each cubby, shelf and cupboard is designed for the use of its placement, in today’s custom homes.

 

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#16 modern country farmhouse feature: Raised ceilings

Big spaces that define modern country farmhouses don’t stop with window walls and gathering spaces. Raised ceilings in great rooms, master suites, kitchens and other rooms are also designed to create a feeling of spaciousness.

Raleigh white modern country farmhouses

 

#17 modern country farmhouse feature: Country style trim

Whereas most custom homes come with two piece crown molding, modern country farmhouse trim packages can be more subtle with simple, straight lines. 

 Raleigh white modern country farmhouses

 

Ship lap is another popular trim trend for Raleigh white farmhouse designs. And here are more of the wood beams that can add a rustic or contemporary touch to custom homes.

 

Raleigh white modern country farmhouses

 

#18 modern country farmhouse feature: Hardwood floors and stairways

Hardwood floors are the most popular choice of flooring in modern country farmhouses, especially in all of the main floor gathering areas. It’s easy to clean and has natural wood appeal intricate to country living.

Raleigh white modern country farmhouses

 

#19 modern country farmhouse feature: White wainscoting 

While not all walls in modern country farmhouses are white (grey is actually the most requested color right now) it’s common to have a specific wall with wainscoting, board and batten, or ship lap that adds personality and draws the eye to a specific area.

 

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Raleigh Homes with the Laundry Room Next to the Master Closet

Posted by Stanton Homes on Wed, Jul 25, 2018 @ 12:07 PM

Get Access to the Laundry Room Through the Master

Raleigh New Homes

Floor plan designs often place the master suite and laundry room on opposite ends of the home. This keeps washer and dryer noise away from the bedroom and directs traffic patterns away.

Raleigh Homes with the Laundry Room Next to the Master Closet

See a photo tour of this home, a version of the Cabot, with a white and back tile pattern in the laundry room accessible through the master closet.

 

What are the most common locations for a laundry room? 

On the first floor, laundry rooms are most often kept next to the kitchen/garage entrance, mud room, and drop zone

On the second floor, laundry rooms are most often placed between kids' bedrooms or down a hallway (still keeping the master bedroom separated from laundry room noise and traffic). 

Raleigh Homes with the Laundry Room Next to the Master Closet

What are the latest trends in laundry room placement for Raleigh new homes? 

However, Stanton Homes is seeing a shift toward convenience in new home requests, with more home buyers asking for floor plans with the laundry room next to the master bedroom, with or without an additional door into the master bath or master closet.

 

Raleigh Homes with the Laundry Room Next to the Master Closet

Where else can I have a laundry room?  

When building a custom home, there are always exceptions to common trends. A very popular Raleigh home design, the Cotswold (pictured below), places the laundry room next to the master bedroom (without private access). This keeps laundry room facilities close by, through traffic. 
 
Raleigh Homes with the Laundry Room Next to the Master Closet
The Cotswold Raleigh new home is over 3,000 sq ft with 5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, and a first floor guest suite:
 
Raleigh Homes with the Laundry Room Next to the Master Closet

 

Below are examples of popular Raleigh North Carolina new home designs with laundry room access through the master closet (or very close to the master bedroom). Tell us your favorites! 

 

The Timber Ridge - Max Fulbright Design

The master bathroom leads directly into the laundry room in this Max Fulbright design.

Separate his and hers closets wrap behind the dual vanities. Raleigh Homes with the Laundry Room Next to the Master Closet

The Ingram - Alan Mascord Two Story Home

In this version of the Ingram, a two story Alan Mascord home design, the master bedroom has direct access to the laundry room / craft room through the walk in closet.

A two story design - with the master bedroom on the second floor - has the added benefit of keeping the laundry room on the same level as all (or most) bedrooms.

Raleigh Homes with the Laundry Room Next to the Master Closet

 

 

The Halstad by Alan Mascord

In this main floor master design, the laundry room is located just around the corner from the master bedroom.

Ample storage cabinets, a built in ironing board, a sink, and two countertops create a functional design - with easy access between rooms.

A separate mud room keeps the working laundry room clear of outdoor gear and everyday clutter.

Raleigh Homes with the Laundry Room Next to the Master Closet

 

The Sherri - Custom home design by Stanton Homes

In this version of The Sherri, the master bedroom includes a private entrance to the laundry room, through the walk in closet.

Access between the master closet and laundry room couldn't be easier.

Raleigh Homes with the Laundry Room Next to the Master Closet

 

 

The Madison - Max Fulbright Designs

Inside The Madison, the first floor laundry room is located just steps away from the master suite.

Across the hall, a linen closet offers tucked-in storage space.

Raleigh Homes with the Laundry Room Next to the Master Closet

 

 

 

Raleigh Homes with the Laundry Room Next to the Master Closet

 

Raleigh New Homes:

Get more ideas for your master bedroom layout and laundry room design, here:

Floor plans with a mud room - with drop zone photos

What is a Universal Design laundry room?

Best mudroom designs, sizes, and layouts [Mudroom Drop Zone Photos]

Best Designs for the Master Bath [Photos of 11 Styles]

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Best Navy Blue Paint Colors 2018 | SW 6244 Naval

Posted by Penny Hull on Fri, Jul 07, 2017 @ 12:07 PM

Best Navy Blue Paint Color Guide for 2018 | Photos of Sherwin Williams Naval Blue

Dark blues and navy tones are making their way into more new home designs in NC and beyond. Here are the most popular Dark Blue and Navy Blue paint options we're seeing in Stanton Homes in the Raleigh / Triangle area.

Best Blue Painted Great Rooms: "SW 7602 Indigo Batik"

This great room fireplace mantel - created in a ship lap pattern - is painted in SW 7602 Indigo Batik:

Best Navy Blue Paint Colors 2017 | SW 7602 Indigo Batik

Navy Blue Paint for the Dining Room:

This formal dining room is painted in SW 6244 Naval:

Best Navy Blue Paint Colors 2017 | SW 6244 Naval

Dark Blue Painted Home Office or Library:

This home office / library is painted in SW 7602 Indigo Batik:

Best Navy Blue Paint Colors 2017 | SW 7602 Indigo Batik

Navy Blue Paint for the Bedroom:

This bedroom room is painted in SW 6244 Naval:

Best Navy Blue Paint Colors 2017 | SW 6244 Naval

Most Popular Blue Paint Color Names

What are the names of most popular blue paint colors?  Here are a few of the best blue paint colors we've used in Raleigh custom homes (in dark and light shades):

SW 9177 Salty Dog,  SW 9178 In the Navy,

SW 7602 Indigo Batik, SW 6218 Tradewinds, SW 6512 Balmy,  SW 6235 Foggy Day, SW 6786 Cloudless, and Benjamin Moore Serenity

 

These gray paint colors are also popular in new Stanton Homes:

SW 7548 Portico, SW 7015 Repose Gray, SW 7045 Intellectual Gray

Benjamin Moore HC-105 Rockport Gray, SW 6205 Comfort Gray, SW 7672 Knitting Needles,

SW 7032 Warm Stone, SW 7030 Anew Gray,

Benjamin Moore 2111-60 Barren Plain, and SW 7667 Zircon


More of the Best Paint Colors for 2018 - Raleigh Custom Home Builder Top Picks:

Here are links to bathrooms painted in light blue, green, beige, and brown - popular colors in Raleigh custom homes:

  1. SW 6512 Balmy - Light blue paint for the master bathroom
  2. SW 6422 Shagreen - Light, bright green master bathroom paint
  3. SW 7714 Oak Barrel - Beige painted master bathroom
  4. SW 6117 Smokey Topaz - Golden brown painted master bath

Contact Stanton Homes at 919-278-8070 or visit http://stantonhomes.com/ to learn more about building an custom home in North Carolina - with the help of an interior design expert throughout the selection process.


 

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Raleigh New Homes with Three Car Garage | The Statesboro

Posted by Penny Hull on Wed, Jun 07, 2017 @ 09:06 AM

Popular House Plans for Raleigh New Homes:

The Statesboro is a popular main floor master home plan with a split or carriage style three car garage option.

See what this Raleigh new home floor plan has to offer, with a large front porch, open layout island kitchen, four bedrooms, an optional 4th bath, separate mud room, and space to add an upstairs game room (or second "bonus room").

House Plans for Raleigh New Homes | Custom Builders NC


New Floor Plans that can be Modified by the Builder:


Custom home builders like Stanton Homes specialize in design/build and custom house plans. See the two most popular additions to this Raleigh house plan - copyright Frank Betz - with an overview on what it can cost to add a bathroom or game room.

The Statesboro: Downstairs Floor Plan

House Plans for Raleigh New Homes | Custom Builders NC

 The Statesboro: Upstairs Floor Plan

House Plans for Raleigh New Homes | Custom Builders NC

 

What does it cost to add a Bathroom to my home? 

For new home construction, the cost of an additional bathroom depends on several factors, including:

  • Placement of the bathroom (does add the bath change the footprint of your home?)
  • Size of the bathroom (bigger bath = higher cost! This makes sense - you're adding labor and materials to the home)
  • Finishes and features (custom tile shower or fiberglass tub? designer light fixtures? etc.)

House Plans for Raleigh New Homes | Custom Builders NC

What does it cost to add a second Game Room or Bonus Room to my home? 

Adding a second game room in place of a two story ceiling in the living room will actually reduce the cost per square foot of your home.

Game rooms are more cost effective per square foot than most other rooms of the home (espeically kitchens and bathrooms - think of those appliances, cabinets, and tile). If you're looking for ways to increase the value of your new home, always consider adding a secondary space such as a game room or bonus room.

Your builder can tell you where it makes the most sense - for budget and livability - to expand the square footage of the floor plan you've selected.

House Plans for Raleigh New Homes | Custom Builders NC

Statesboro floor plan images Copyright Frank Betz Associates.


Custom Builder NC - Stanton Homes

Can't find a floor plan you like?  Let us know, and we’ll email you house plan ideas. You can also work with our design team to create a brand new plan with everything just the way you want it. Request more floor plan ideas here.

More 2017 new home trends:

Shaker Style Kitchen Cabinets - Popular Styles for 2017

Most Popular Gray Paint Colors - with Photo Examples

Color Trends for 2017 - with Options other than Gray

Best Main Floor Master House Plans for 2017 New Home

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7 Top Plant Shelf Ideas | How to Build an Awesome Plant Shelf

Posted by Penny Hull on Tue, May 16, 2017 @ 13:05 PM
Photos of Plant Shelves in New Homes

Plant Shelf Ideas for the Foyer, Master Bathroom, and Kitchen

Looking for home plans with built-in plant shelves? What are the most common locations for inserting a plant shelf?

Plant Shelf Design Idea #1: In the Foyer (above the front door)

See "below" and "above" views of this foyer plant shelf design:

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Foyer plant shelves work well in home plans with a two story foyer and tucked-in front porch or portico. (See more examples of foyer plant shelves in the Carwile, Cove, and Maple Lane new home photo galleries - and a more contemporary plant shelf here, in the New River House.)

 

Plant Shelf Design Idea #2: In a Mud Room (Above a Drop Zone)

See the piece of trim added above the garage and pocket office doors? A custom plant shelf runs along two walls of this hallway style drop zone:

 

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See more photos of this home, a version of the Mitchells Farmhouse.

 

Plant Shelf Design Idea #3: Above a Fireplace Bump-Out

The asymmetrical fireplace design leaves space for a plant shelf above the  side-by-side built ins: 

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See more photos of this home, a version of the Treehouse.

Plant Shelf Design Idea #4: Above Built In Bookcases

The vaulted ceiling in this great room leaves ample space to add plant shelf space above the built in bookcases: 

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See more photos of this home, a version of the Lake House.

Plant Shelf Design Idea #5: In the Master Bath

This master bathroom layout with separate vanities and a centerpiece tub leaves room for twin plant shelves above the shower and toilet room: 

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See more photos of this home, a version of the Remington.

Plant Shelf Design Idea #6: Above the Master Bedroom Entrance

These Master Bedroom entrances were bumped out for a more impressive passage, and include a plant shelf above the entrance.  

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5 More Plant Shelf Idea Photos - Here:

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