Previously published in the Summer 2015 ideal-LIVING Magazine. Ideal Home Preview.
ideal-LIVING magazine is pleased to announce that Tribute Homes is placing the finishing touches on a 2015 Ideal Home in Brunswick Forest near historic Wilmington, NC. The home will be featured in the fall issue of ideal-LIVING magazine and at the fall ideal-LIVING Resort & Retirement Expos, but we wanted to give you a little preview of what’s to come…
Warm and inviting, this 4,000 sq. ft. custom home features richly detailed, four-sided architecture not only on the public front of the house, but also its back and sides. Window placements are carefully considered to maximize natural light and usher sunrise and sunset views indoors.
An open floor plan highlights gracious living spaces for modern entertaining. Emphasis is placed on enabling rooms to act as circulation spaces, rather than relying upon conventional, and often dark, hallways.
The home’s main living space soars 18 feet at its peak, and is crowned by stained beams hugging its ceiling contours. Dormers welcome daylight and supply timeless architectural detail. Custom built-ins offer generous opportunities to display prized artwork and collections, and optimize storage in style. A two-sided fireplace delineates the kitchen from the living area, yet allows both to enjoy the warmth and atmosphere it provides. Though it defines the two spaces, this striking architectural embellishment also encourages visual connection between them.
A luxurious master suite is also embellished by an elegant vaulted ceiling in both the master bedroom and bathroom which is enhanced by a focal point bathtub positioned before a series of floor-to-ceiling windows. A built-in bunk room over the garage supplies sleeping, storage and play space for visiting grandchildren. An impressive media room underscores the home’s many options for relaxation and entertainment.
Even outdoor living areas, including a spacious screened porch and outdoor kitchen, display signature thoughtfulness in terms of design, and are beautifully integrated into the landscape, further blurring the distinction between indoors and out.