A trend I am seeing throughout the country is that builders are stepping up their game relating to elevations. Why?
This 4,400-square-foot custom home borrows from the builder’s love of traditional period homes of the 1920s both outside and inside.
|This custom home set on a large lot dotted with mature shade trees and a totally private expanse of back yard looks as if it might have been here for years.|
|Its masonry details, grand roof lines, copper accents and divided-light windows lend an established air to the new, 4,400-square-foot home built for a young family.|
|The rear of the home is as impressive as the front elevation, with several large windows capturing views and a multilevel deck and patio providing plenty of room for entertaining.|
Designed and built by Ed Saloga for his young family, this 4,400-square-foot custom home borrows from the builder’s love of traditional period homes of the 1920s both outside and inside.
Masonry details on the front exterior combine with decorative shutters and copper accents to create an old-world feel for this thoroughly modern home. The copper-covered cupola rising from the roof interrupts the extended roof line and balances the height of the chimney. Windows on all four sides allow light to enter interior spaces and serve as a beacon in the darkness. Four roof gables of varying heights unite the expansive front elevation.
Cedar siding on the rear elevation lends a casual elegance to the outside living/entertaining space. A multi-level yard and deck provide plenty of play space for the two children in the family.
Style of Home | Traditional
Location | Sugar Grove, Ill.
Total Square Footage | 4,400
Market Value | $1 million
Designer/Architect | Ed Saloga Design/Build, Sugar Grove
Builder | Ed Saloga Builders, Sugar Grove
Target Market | Families with children
Major Products Used | Doors and Windows: Kolbe & Kolbe | Roofing: cedar | Siding: Skookum cedar