Featured Builder | Allen Homes
Home Ideas Magazine - October 2017
By Kelli Phelps
Photography By: Michels Digital Solutions
Located in the newly developed Dakota Prairie Addition, this 4-bedroom, 3-bath custom-built home by Allen Homes is a breathtaking beauty. With 2,678 finished square feet, the Ranch home features a wide open floor plan and countless custom amenities throughout.
The exterior greets guests with an oversized four stall garage, a Craftsman-style white front door and dual vertical windows. The siding – a mix of horizontal and shake – is painted a lovely grey-tan color. Dark stack stone complements the crisp white trim and neutral paint. A gorgeous landscaped exterior – complete with rock, edging, and a sprinkler system – welcomes guests inside.
Rustic wide plank laminate flooring runs throughout the main living area, and bright white Poplar trim lends to a contemporary style. An elegant ceiling fan sits neatly in the tray ceiling, offering a cozy feel to the open space. A large three-pane picture window allows light to flow in, and recessed lights and a set of lamps provide additional lighting.
The open floor plan of this Allen Homes design leads you from one room to the next, with the kitchen located conveniently near the living room. The dream kitchen has everything a home chef could ask for. Custom stacked Maple cabinets pop against a polished subway tile backsplash and grey-toned quartz countertops. A large painted island with seating for four sits below a pair of contemporary chrome lights – perfect for early breakfasts or late-night snacks. The island, complete with a granite composite sink, adds additional storage and prep space. A spacious walk-in pantry completes this ultimate kitchen.
Immersed in natural light, the dining area sits just off the kitchen. A second picture window overlooks the backyard, while a sliding glass door leads to the covered deck. A custom railing with wrought iron spindles leads guests down the steps to the open backyard. With plenty of space for furniture and an abundance of recessed lighting, this family-friendly space is terrific for entertaining on those cool fall nights.
The master suite is a comfortable retreat. Plush carpet is underfoot and a functional ceiling fan hangs above. A large walk-in closet, lit by a transom window, offers custom shelving and built-in hampers. Inside the master suite, cares drift away as elegance meets practicality. Crisp white cabinets and dual sinks rest on oversized gray tile flooring. A full-length horizontal mirror, framed in white, beautifully complements the dark-colored glass tile backsplash. The same oversized tile adorns the walls of the walk-in shower, accented by vertical glass tiles. A transom window, rainfall shower and shelf top off this master suite.
Also located on the main floor is a mudroom that doubles as a laundry area and drop zone. Grey tile flooring and custom storage make this a functional space for every member of the family. A second bedroom is located on the main floor, complete with a large window and three-panel closet doors. The guest bath features a large white-framed mirror, brushed nickel sink and painted vanity. A shower/tub combo and square tile flooring finish off the luxurious bathroom.
As if the main level wasn’t enough, Allen Homes has included even more custom amenities in the finished lower level of this new home. Dark millwork is found throughout, as is lush neutral-colored carpet. In the huge family room, an exquisite floor-to-ceiling gas fireplace sits in the corner. Cultured stone panels and a custom mantle combine to make the fireplace an absolute showstopper. Two more bedrooms and a full bath complete the lower level.
Doug Allen, a third-generation builder, leads the skilled Allen Homes team. With over 90 years of combined experience, the team keeps a simple philosophy: “first we listen, then we build your dream.” This home is a testament to the work Allen Homes does, thanks to experienced craftsmen, superb building materials and award-winning designs.