In the midst of all this artistry — which includes a great room with a jaw-dropping, irridescent porcelain tile entertainment unit that occupies an entire wall in the living room — is an interior design that brings all the artistic touches to life. High ceilings, large windows and wide aisles combine with rich finishes to provide a main living area that’s both livable and luxurious.
“We went with 10-foot ceilings in the foyer, kitchen, dining room and living room to open things up that much more — the extra ceiling height adds to an already spacious interior feel. The home has a good flow and nice open feel — it’s designed for entertaining, so if you’re going to entertain, you need space. Then, you place the artistic touches all around you,” says Vassallo.
While largely open-concept, the home also has its share of well-placed division. For example, Vassallo and his design team decided to go with a separate, enclosed dining room off the wide, angled foyer.
“You set the tone of the home from the foyer out, so we went with an extrawide foyer with an inviting entrance that incorporated porcelain and hardwoods,” he explains. “We then enclosed the dining room to set it apart from the kitchen. Having it enclosed also makes it a great flex room or den if you don’t want to use it as a dining room — all you have to do is put on the doors. There’s a large dinette area off the kitchen, so it doesn’t necessarily have to be a dining room.”
Meanwhile, the secondary bedrooms and master bedroom exist in separate wings, with the bedroom wing filled out by an elegant four-piece bath and expansive laundry/mudroom off the garage.
Then there’s the secluded master bedroom. While not expansive as those found in larger KDR homes, it’s still spacious and no less luxurious.
“It has everything you need,” says Vassallo. “There’s ample room in the bedroom, and the ensuite comes with a corner soaker tub, custom-tiled shower with glass door, beige porcelain floor — and a big walk-in closet with a piano window to let in natural light. The vanities in both bathrooms were also custom-designed, and the common walls in the bathroom, laundry room and master suite are all soundproof.”
Gina Somers, KDR’s sales representative for 10 Yacht’s Cove, adds that the bungalow — ideal for either empty nesters or young families — is not only logical in its design, but is also very, very alluring.
“It’s warm, cozy and inviting home,” she says. “It features a great floor plan, is beautifully finished and has a huge basement you can make your own. It has a lot going for it on every level.”
Details help define KDR’s show home.