Featured Builder | Smith Development
Home Ideas Magazine - April 2018
Functional & Fabulous
By Stacey Kracht
Photos by Cipher Imaging
Tucked in a private cul-de-sac on the south side of Sioux Falls, this three-bedroom, two-bath Smith Development home is stunning from the moment you pull into the driveway. Multiple peaks in the roof rise above the home’s main area as well as the above the garage, and a flat elevated area in the middle has a window that adds lighting inside the house and balances the crests on either side from the outside. Dark wood-stained garage doors have built-in windows, providing superb curb appeal and additional lighting inside. The home’s exterior is finished with a classic tan siding, elegant white trim and rich brown stone.
Inside, the main entry area opens into a beautiful vaulted ceiling, embellished by a stunning crystal chandelier. The round light fixture catches and scatters the sunbeams that stream in through the skylight placed high on the front wall. Additional lighting flows in, thanks to the front door and its side panel with high built-in windows.
An angled hallway conveniently leads to two bedrooms and a bathroom. The bedrooms, located toward the front of the home and away from the main living space, offer plenty of privacy for family members and guests. Both rooms are finished with ceiling fans, large windows and spacious closets.
Back in the main living area, the distinguished living room is defined by a dark-painted coffered ceiling that seamlessly contrasts and complements the room’s elements. The ceiling holds its own against the light-colored wall paint and the natural light flooding in through the massive windows, but matches the window trim and built-in cabinetry. A remarkable floor-to-ceiling fireplace mixes brown-toned tiles, ultimately creating the room’s statement wall. Glass-front stained cabinets and staggered free-floating shelves on either side of the mantel host small décor pieces, giving dimension to both the wall and the entire room.
The smooth transitions leads you to the rest of the living space: a breathtaking dining and kitchen area. Again, light soaks this space in sunshine, and a large window offers views of spectacular backyard greenery. An elaborate, sophisticated light fixture hangs above the dining table, with dazzling glass strands illuminating the room. Sliding glass doors open from the dining room to a covered back deck that spills into a practical backyard.
In the kitchen, a pair of elegant globe pendants allow light to shine onto a granite-topped island. A tall, modern faucet in the island’s undermount sink ties the appliances and light fixtures into the kitchen’s design. A playful slate and white staggered tile backsplash mingles between the countertops and cupboards on the two walls opposite the island. The stainless-steel refrigerator with French doors rests just across from the sink for ease-of-use during meal preparation.
The upper kitchen cabinetry is capped in the corner and on either end with one cabinet that sets a bit higher on the wall, adding a touch of stylish dimension. A black oven and microwave melt into the dark cabinetry along the far kitchen wall, and the white woodwork of the island contrasts against dark cabinets but flows beautifully into the living room. An etched glass door gives the pantry a chic touch without revealing the storage inside, which is complete with built-in shelving units.
Conveniently close to the main living area and just behind the dominant living room wall lies the master bedroom. A trio of square windows rests above the bed, spilling sunlight into the tray ceiling and across the room. The ceiling fan offers comfort in any season, and additional windows provide more views of the backyard foliage. A brightly-illuminated master bathroom boasts sleek his-and-hers mirrors and double sinks that dip gradually from the countertop, allowing for easy cleaning and daily use. A tall corner linen closet, topped with thick crown molding, offers sufficient storage. Pretty light fixtures and a wall-to-wall rectangular etched window flood the space with light. A fabulous tiled walk-in shower allows homeowners to relax after a long day. The bathroom continues into a walk-in closet with an abundance of built-in drawers, cabinets and hanging bars.
A large foyer connects the home to the three-stall garage. Complete with a shimmering crystal light fixture, the drop zone has everything a busy family would need. A built-in locker system with cubbies and hooks merges function and style. The laundry room is nearby too, making clean-up a breeze.
Downstairs, homeowners have the opportunity to add two additional bedrooms, a family room and a bathroom. With plenty of room to expand, this custom home with upgrades abound is a growing family’s dream home.
If you’re ready to build your dream home, contact Smith Development Company today. The experienced team focuses on creating homes and neighborhoods that are beautiful and affordable, always with the highest standards of construction. Attention to detail, exceptional design and excellent craftsmanship are found in every custom home.