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22 Walls of Windows - Custom Home top request for 2019

Posted by Stanton Homes on Fri, Dec 14, 2018 @ 13:12 PM

Window Designs and Photos of 22 Walls of Windows Trending for 2019

Walls of Windows are the #2 Top Request for Custom Homes in NC

Here are 22 Walls of Windows trending for 2019 in the Raleigh region. 

Massive walls of windows that let in natural light are one of the top reasons homebuyers choose to build a custom home. Production homes and existing homes that were not built recently typically have only a fraction of the window coverage of a custom home. Take a look at these 23 approaches to adding extra windows throughout your new home:

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#1 Wall of Windows - Two story wall of solid glass

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This massive wall of windows is set in wood framed sections bolstered by steel commercial structure. The bottom windows open. Flooring is wood-look tile. A stone wrap surrounds the window wall. Beams overhead complete the design. This viewpoint is from a balcony overlook.

#2 Wall of Windows - Gathering Areas

This photo illustrates two walls of windows, stretching across this Great Room and Breakfast Room within full view from the Kitchen. The Kitchen Island here is the center point for gathering, with the fireplace to the right with a floor to ceiling tile surround another focal point.

#3 Wall of Windows - Country Estate 

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There are multiple walls of windows in this 3 story Country Estate home. Natural light influence is a big part of this custom home design, including double sliding glass doors leading to the upper deck.

#4 Wall of Windows - Main Living Areas

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This is another great example of wrapping the Great Room and Breakfast Room in walls of windows within view of the Kitchen. The natural light that streams in through all this glass makes all of the main floor gathering areas brighter.

#5 Wall of Windows - Master Suite Retreat

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This Master Suite Retreat takes advantage of the views, with walls of windows across the Bedroom Suite and Sitting Room. The wall color has a natural tone, following the theme of reflecting nature. Hardwoods are solid oak flooring.

#6 Wall of Windows - Castle rotunda

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This all-brick custom home has a wall of windows across the tower rotunda in the back. As you can see in this photo, there are a lot of other big windows that further expand the classic elegance of this estate home.

#7 Wall of Windows - Library

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These bookcases are built within a wall of windows, so that this Library can be filled with light and wonder. What a great way to enjoy a good book - with wide open views on all sides.

#8 Wall of Windows - To the Rooftop

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These Walls of Windows take advantage of spectacular views. The Great Room is filled to the ceiling with windows, which keeps on going across the entire back of the home with more picture windows and glass doors. Natural light, and all the sights.

#9 Wall of Windows - Transoms

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The transoms tucked over the top of windows in the Great Room provide a wall of windows up to the 9 foot ceiling. More glass windows and a door to the Screen Porch extend the sunshine.

#10 Wall of Windows - One Room to the Next

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The Wall of Windows in this Great Room rise to the 11 foot ceiling with transoms. Adjacent, the wall of windows in the Breakfast Room rise to a 9 foot ceiling. Stonework denotes a formal area. Changing shades of paint provide room definition. 

#11 Wall of Windows - Double Sliding Glass Doors

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These double sliding glass doors take the place of windows, with a welcoming transition for indoor/outdoor living. The overall effect is like a Wall of Windows, with increased natural light as well as easy access. 

#12 Wall of Windows - Sun Room

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What could be more fitting for a Wall of Windows than a Sun Room? Soak it up, with windows all the way around the entire room, including glass French Doors leading into the Sun Room from the Great Room. Top it off with these sunny yellow walls!

#13 Wall of Windows - Two Stories and a Curve

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This curved Wall of Windows is stunning. Subtle rounding of the wall adds elegance. The massive amount of glass bathes all the main gathering areas of the home with natural light. Sculpted columns nearby are exclamation points for this work of art.

#14 Wall of Windows - on an Accent Wall

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This simple approach to a Wall of Windows with transoms over the top of picture windows is enhanced with the ribbon of color in its accent wall, which draws the eye around the corner as the sky blue wall wraps around more big windows.   

#15 Wall of Windows - Estate Home

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This custom estate home has so many walls of windows it required commercial framing. The intent was views from every portion of the home, and an endless array of natural lighting. All goals are a success.

#16 Wall of Windows - Subtle Curve with Big Impact

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The subtle curve in this Wall of Windows tucked into an alcove adds interest to the Great Room. A touch of color to the walls pulls the the rest of the room together. Custom cutouts allow for future cabinetry, at the homeowner's request.

#17 Wall of Windows - Enhancing Outdoor Living 

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Another example of a curved Wall of Windows. Everyone enjoying the outdoor setting on the deck can feel connected to what's happening inside, with windows setting the tone for indoor/outdoor lifestyle. Great views don't just happen in one direction.

#18 Wall of Windows - 2 Story Cedar Wrapped Picture Windows

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These huge picture windows make a bold statement - 2 stories high. Cedar framing is replicated on the fireplace and Kitchen, as part of the custom designed theme for this home. Stacked rock surround and solid oak hardwood flooring complete the room.

#19 Wall of Windows - Capturing Light through the Screen Porch

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When Great Room windows have a Screen Porch on the other side, an 11 foot ceiling allows for more light to shine through, with transoms, like this Wall of Windows framing the fireplace. It also expands the open floor plan feel.

#20 Wall of Windows - Reflecting the Roofline

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The massive Wall of Windows on this new home in NC emphasizes the roofline, with custom windows shaped to follow the architectural design. The walk-out basement beneath also emphasizes the appeal of natural light.

#22 Wall of Windows - Master Suite

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The Wall of Windows in this Master Suite provides a light and airy feel to the room. The double trey ceiling above extends that openness. Glass French Doors to the private deck and Screen Porch beyond add even more access to outdoors. 

#22 Wall of Windows - Doors and Windows Everywhere

HorseCountry-EstateIsland

The Wall of Windows in the eating area beyond this Kitchen are brighter with transoms. And take a look at how glass doors and picture windows are heightened by curved windows above, for a formal look to the transition of indoor/outdoor living.

More 2019 New Home Trends in NC

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19 Trending Trey Ceilings

14 Screen Porches for New Homes in NC

7 Multi-gen homes designed for privacy

9 Big Showers for Two in the Master Suite Bathroom

 

More Chatham County New Homes | Custom Home Builder NC Options

 

Make appointment to see available Stanton Homes

 

Ready to move in? Check out the Mackinaw

 

AT1RGS4w

 

Ready to move in? The Glenview is Gorgeous

 

GlenviewExterior

 

Help Finding a Floor Plan that Fits your Lifestyle

 

Get Started Here - Custom Building Your New Home 

 

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Screen Porches Trending for 2019 [14 Photos of Screen Porch Designs in NC]

Posted by Stanton Homes on Sun, Dec 09, 2018 @ 12:12 PM

See 14 screen porches (click on photos to see inside the homes, too)     

Enjoy indoor/outdoor living year-round with a screen porch to keep things cozy. Here are 21 photos of Screen Porches designed and built by Stanton Homes, to give you more ideas for your custom home, with entertainment space under the roof: 

Screen Porch Design #1 - Dual stairways provide free flow in two directions to the back yard for this family-sized screen porch. Screen porches like this can be adapted to fit just about any custom home by a custom home builder in North Carolina.

ArcadiaScreenPorch 

Screen Porch Design #2 - This huge Treehouse Screen Porch offers birds-eye views of wooded acreage. A stairway to the back yard has a landing in the middle, to ease the way down. The beadboard ceiling is tinted to match the color scheme of this custom home in Chatham County.

CabotScreenPorch

 

Screen Porch Design #3 - Ceiling fans help circulate fresh air in big screen porches like this. The choice here of a wide plank white ceiling gives a more formal look to outdoor living. Screening on all exterior walls as well as under the floor boards helps keep insects on the outside.

AliciaScreenPorch

 

Screen Porch Design #4 - This huge screen porch was designed in conjunction with a patio below that provides the perfect place for grilling for outdoor eating on this expansive entertainment area.  Fresh air and wide open views add enjoyment.

BellemontScreenPorch-1

 

Screen Porch Design #5 - Expansive space including a high ceiling gives this massive screen porch the ability to host indoor/outdoor activities with as much room to maneuver as the gathering areas inside this custom home.

BroganScreenPorch

 

Screen Porch Design #6 - The spaciousness of this huge screen porch is even more expansive with the high ceiling that follows the roofline. A deck beyond carries outdoor living around the side of the home as well as down into the property.

ChaletVertScreenPorch

 

Screen Porch Design #7 - This high top screen porch adds artistry to this new home in Orange County designed by the homeowners with their custom home builder. The extended screened room walls heighten elegance for this intimate outdoor living space.

CoqueryCottageScreenPorch

 

Screen Porch Design #8 - This massive screen porch is almost like having a basement - with a breeze. The concrete flooring in place of decking extends the home's foundation. The see-through fireplace and three sets of glass French doors invite flow-through for large gatherings.

DanielScreenPorch

 

Screen Porch Design #9 - Small back yard? Extend its usability with a big screen porch like this custom home in Apex, NC. The huge fan with light set into a high ceiling expands versatility for long hours of protected outdoor living.

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Screen Porch Design #10 - Custom homes often carry the roofline across the screen porch like this, so the enclosed screen room feels like it's an integral part of the custom home design. A ceiling fan lengthens indoor/outdoor enjoyment.

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Screen Porch Design #11 - The grandeur of this custom designed screen room with extensive upper decking and a massive ceiling fan steeps this ultimate screen porch with the luxury of a Grand Lodge.

GrandLodgeScreenPorch

 

Screen Porch Design #12 - Practical and simplistic, this screen porch pairs up with the patio below for family entertainment. A wooden staircase joins the two levels of outdoor living. A beadboard ceiling completes detail work with the perfect cover story.

GreenhavenScreenPorch

 

Screen Porch Design #13 - When outdoor living is a big emphasis in your lifestyle, this tucked in Screen Porch in accompaniment to a massive wood deck is a great way to enjoy year-long enjoyment of fresh air activities.

SaddleridgeScreenPorch

 

Screen Porch Design #14 - The see-through fireplace in this screen porch makes this indoor/outdoor entertainment screen room attractive all winter long. Beautiful stonework and a wall of windows further enhances the welcoming appeal.

WoodlandRetreatScreenPorch

 

More New Custom Home Trends for 2019

19 Hot Fireplaces Trending for 2019

12 Big Kitchen Islands

19 Trending Trey Ceilings

7 Multi-gen homes designed for privacy

9 Big Showers for Two in the Master Suite Bathroom

 

Raleigh North Carolina Region New Homes | Custom Home Builder NC Options

 

Make appointment to see available Stanton Homes

 

Ready to move in? Check out the Mackinaw

 

AT1RGS4w

 

Ready to move in? The Glenview is Gorgeous

 

GlenviewExterior

 

Help Finding a Floor Plan that Fits your Lifestyle

 

Get Started Here - Custom Building Your New Home 

 


 

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12 Trending Big Kitchen Islands for 2019

Posted by Stanton Homes on Sun, Dec 09, 2018 @ 09:12 AM

Photos of 12 Big Kitchen Islands Trending for 2019

Big Kitchen Islands are the #1 Request for Custom Homes in NC

Here are 12 Big Kitchen Islands trending for 2019, designed and built in custom homes in North Carolina by Stanton Homes.

Gathering around a Kitchen Island is the most popular place for friends and family to hang out at home - see why, in these 12 photos of custom home islands in the kitchen.

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#1 Big Kitchen Island - Center sink, central storage

This Big Kitchen Island is framed with walnut cabinetry with a beautiful furniture finish, with easy access to storage from the Kitchen and Great Room. 

The Kitchen Island sink with adjacent dishwasher access allows for easy interactions while taking care of tasks.

 

#2 Big Kitchen Island - Sous Chef

This Chef's Kitchen is designed for entertainment, with a Big Kitchen Island as the centerpiece. The stained furniture-style cabinetry allows for spacious storage under the Kitchen Island.

A veggie sink tucked into the corner provides convenience, backed by lots of space to spread out. A microwave is set under the Kitchen Island countertop. 

 

#3 Big Kitchen Island - Bold Personality

This stunning granite countertop with gold and brown veins draws even more attention to this Big Kitchen Island. When you work with a custom home builder in NC, you can set your veggie sink wherever you want it - like this corner spot.

Tuck bar stools under the countertop, away from traffic flow. 

 

#4 Big Kitchen Island - with a Little Kitchen Island 

This estate home's Chef's Kitchen has a Big Kitchen Island - with a sink, dual level bar with seating and cabinetry, and a Little Kitchen Island, with a microwave tucked underneath. 

The two Kitchen Islands are integral to the efficient Kitchen layout in the photo above, which was custom designed to be both aesthetic and functional. 

 

#5 Big Kitchen Island - Ultimate Open Space

This custom designed Kitchen takes open space seriously, with a Big Kitchen Island artistically angled for more flow-through. Maple hardwood flooring and maple finish wood cabinetry set a light tone, topped by dark granite with light marbling. 

Bar style seating at the back, cabinetry storage shelving on the front, and a full size sink set across from the microwave complete the layout.

 

#6 Big Kitchen Island - Old World Influence

This Big Kitchen Island designed with rich elegance including ornate legs and a custom shaped quartz countertop compliments this luxury Kitchen with its furniture finished premium cabinetry of wood and glass, stacked stone walls, mosaic tile over the range, beams overhead, and a color and texture blend throughout that makes this Kitchen Island stand out even more.

A seating bar and full size sink top the deep storage cabinets accessed from the front.

 

#7 Big Kitchen Island - Stretch Limo

A Big Kitchen Island can be tucked into a narrow kitchen by extending the length and tightening the width, for a practical result filled with purpose. This f10' long countertop is unencumbered with sinks or appliances, making it a very usable surface.

A short peninsula and built in shelving at the edges of the Kitchen add even more storage. The light color tones chosen from tile backsplash to countertop and cabinetry are set against a walnut stained floor.

 

#8 Big Kitchen Island - Classic Provincial

The formal intent of this Estate Home Kitchen is evident from the furniture-style pantry to the wood-look tile floor and the Big Kitchen Island. The blend of dark and light add classic appeal, from the listello accents in the tile backsplash to the stain and quartz choices.

Veggie sink at the end across from the full sink, stove and wall ovens gives triangular work space. Cabinetry all around provides a combination of drawers and cupboards.

 

#9 Big Kitchen Island - Open Floor Plan

This classic black and white Kitchen has a Big Kitchen Island as the centerpiece, with a wide open surface that sets the tone of the open floor plan. A seating bar at the back provides even more flexibility for this effective approach to big gatherings.

The white tile backsplash continues the theme of simplicity, with traditional premium cabinetry placements that can blend with any architectural decor choice.

 

#10 Big Kitchen Island - Strikingly Beautiful

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This Big Kitchen Island provides a huge surface to gather around for work and play. With the biggest granite top possible without a seam and tuck-under seating at the back the only thing better than its size is its beautiful black and white marbling.

This Kitchen is filled with light, from can lights overhead to under the cabinet lighting, a big window over the sink, and a wall of windows to the side. 

Ask about availability to move in now to this gorgeous new home, the Glenview, in Pittsboro, NC. See below for more information.

 

#11 Big Kitchen Island - Grand Lodge

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This Big Kitchen Island looks like a movie set, with extravagant details throughout. Designed to be a focal point in this stunning estate home, it vies with one-of-a-kind features throughout the custom home. Wood beams overhead in the Kitchen provide stark contrast to the white coffered ceiling beyond. 

The custom cut curved quartz countertop is embraced by carved wood footings and space for everyone to gather. Tile flooring replicating a wood grained effect ties multiple rooms together.

 

#12 Big Kitchen Island - Massive Matrix

HorseCountry-EstateIsland

This Big Kitchen Island is designed to be the most important piece of furniture in the room. With the biggest quartz surface possible, a veggie sink next to the microwave tucked under the countertop, and lots of storage, this Big Kitchen Island makes a bold statement for practicality.

Note the blend of light and dark premium cabinetry, and the generous big drawers for easy access to everything. This Big Kitchen Island is the center of attention in a wide open floor plan with beautiful features in every direction, across wood-look tile.

 

More 2019 New Home Trends in NC

19 Hot Fireplaces Trending for 2019

19 Trending Trey Ceilings

14 Screen Porches for New Homes in NC

7 Multi-gen homes designed for privacy

9 Big Showers for Two in the Master Suite Bathroom

 

More Chatham County New Homes | Custom Home Builder NC Options

 

Make appointment to see available Stanton Homes

 

Ready to move in? Check out the Mackinaw

 

AT1RGS4w

 

Ready to move in? The Glenview is Gorgeous

 

GlenviewExterior

 

Help Finding a Floor Plan that Fits your Lifestyle

 

Get Started Here - Custom Building Your New Home 

 

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Screen Porches Trending for 2019 [14 Photos of Top Trending Screen Porch Designs in NC]

Posted by Stanton Homes on Thu, Dec 06, 2018 @ 10:12 AM

See 14 screen porches (click on photos to see inside the homes, too)     

Enjoy indoor/outdoor living year-round with a screen porch to keep things cozy. Here are 21 photos of Screen Porches designed and built by Stanton Homes, to give you more ideas for your custom home, with entertainment space under the roof:

 

Screen Porch Design #1 - Dual stairways provide free flow in two directions to the back yard for this family-sized screen porch. Screen porches like this can be adapted to fit just about any custom home by a custom home builder in North Carolina.

ArcadiaScreenPorch 

Screen Porch Design #2 - This huge Treehouse Screen Porch offers birds-eye views of wooded acreage. A stairway to the back yard has a landing in the middle, to ease the way down. The beadboard ceiling is tinted to match the color scheme of this custom home in Chatham County.

CabotScreenPorch

 

Screen Porch Design #3 - Ceiling fans help circulate fresh air in big screen porches like this. The choice here of a wide plank white ceiling gives a more formal look to outdoor living. Screening on all exterior walls as well as under the floor boards helps keep insects on the outside.

AliciaScreenPorch

 

Screen Porch Design #4 - This huge screen porch was designed in conjunction with a patio below that provides the perfect place for grilling for outdoor eating on this expansive entertainment area.  Fresh air and wide open views add enjoyment.

BellemontScreenPorch-1

 

Screen Porch Design #5 - Expansive space including a high ceiling gives this massive screen porch the ability to host indoor/outdoor activities with as much room to maneuver as the gathering areas inside this custom home.

BroganScreenPorch

 

Screen Porch Design #6 - The spaciousness of this huge screen porch is even more expansive with the high ceiling that follows the roofline. A deck beyond carries outdoor living around the side of the home as well as down into the property.

ChaletVertScreenPorch

 

Screen Porch Design #7 - This high top screen porch adds artistry to this new home in Orange County designed by the homeowners with their custom home builder. The extended screened room walls heighten elegance for this intimate outdoor living space.

CoqueryCottageScreenPorch

 

Screen Porch Design #8 - This massive screen porch is almost like having a basement - with a breeze. The concrete flooring in place of decking extends the home's foundation. The see-through fireplace and three sets of glass French doors invite flow-through for large gatherings.

DanielScreenPorch

 

Screen Porch Design #9 - Small back yard? Extend its usability with a big screen porch like this custom home in Apex, NC. The huge fan with light set into a high ceiling expands versatility for long hours of protected outdoor living.

DinsmoreScreenPorch2

 

Screen Porch Design #10 - Custom homes often carry the roofline across the screen porch like this, so the enclosed screen room feels like it's an integral part of the custom home design. A ceiling fan lengthens indoor/outdoor enjoyment.

GlenviewScreenPorch-1

 

Screen Porch Design #11 - The grandeur of this custom designed screen room with extensive upper decking and a massive ceiling fan steeps this ultimate screen porch with the luxury of a Grand Lodge.

GrandLodgeScreenPorch

 

Screen Porch Design #12 - Practical and simplistic, this screen porch pairs up with the patio below for family entertainment. A wooden staircase joins the two levels of outdoor living. A beadboard ceiling completes detail work with the perfect cover story.

GreenhavenScreenPorch

 

Screen Porch Design #13 - When outdoor living is a big emphasis in your lifestyle, this tucked in Screen Porch in accompaniment to a massive wood deck is a great way to enjoy year-long enjoyment of fresh air activities.

SaddleridgeScreenPorch

 

Screen Porch Design #14 - The see-through fireplace in this screen porch makes this indoor/outdoor entertainment screen room attractive all winter long. Beautiful stonework and a wall of windows further enhances the welcoming appeal.

WoodlandRetreatScreenPorch

 

More 2019 New Home Trends in NC

19 Modern Farmhouse Features

12 Big Kitchen Islands for 2019

19 Amazing Fireplaces designed for custom homes

7 Multi-gen Homes with Floor Plans and Photos

19 Trending Trey Ceilings for 2019

 

More Wake County New Homes | Custom Home Builder NC Options

 

More Chatham County New Homes | Custom Home Builder NC Options

 

Make appointment to see available Stanton Homes

 

Ready to move in? Check out the Mackinaw

 

AT1RGS4w

 

Ready to move in? The Glenview is Gorgeous

 

GlenviewExterior

 

Help Finding a Floor Plan that Fits your Lifestyle

 

Get Started Here - Custom Building Your New Home 

 


 

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