Country Meets Contempo
Home Ideas Magazine - April 2013
As you approach this beautiful home created by Chad and Jill Young and their team at Superior Construction, a variety of sharp peaks outlined by cream tones create an interesting first impression, while warm gray tones enhanced by a combination of light colored brick and stone accents cover the front of the home. A cozy covered stoop, guarded by two wooden columns lead to the front door and into this inviting country cottage.
Through the door you step into the tall, narrow foyer which rises high above lit by two old fashioned jar-like light fixtures holding candelabras, along with a transom over the door and another small window sitting high above at ceiling level. Below, natural toned planked wood flooring is one of the first elements to introduce you to the rustic, country, but classy theme of this beautiful Superior Construction home.
Step off to the right and you find a powder room filled with unique elements from the large, rectangular sink sitting atop a rustic barn wood vanity base, to the natural woven bamboo wall covering with metal stud accents scattered here and there, to the chandelier above, dripping with strands of wooden beads instead of crystals.
To the left, under an arch created with a rustic wooden beam, is the office or formal dining space. A large window looks to the front of the home. Above, the cathedral ceiling is finished at the top center and on each side by heavy, rustic, unfinished beams which complement the natural toned planked wood flooring. Another natural wooden piece draws your eye, the large wooden light fixture hanging in the center of the room, with natural wood in a lattice pattern surrounding four candles inside, yet another custom country design.
If you enter from the garage on the other side of the home, you get a real feel of the rustic country overtones found throughout the home. Large, beautiful, rectangular tiles in creams, grays and tans cover the floor, looking almost like aged wood. The mudroom offers lockers, cubbies and a bench with a barn wood back. The laundry room sits just off the mudroom with the same tile floor contrasting with warm brown rustic alder cabinetry in a classic old fashioned style. But the door to the laundry is truly unique as it’s an actual barn door that slides to open and close.
Back to the foyer, as you continue forward, the soaring ceiling continues, highlighted by several broad wooden beams, here in a warm brown stain sitting high above the bright, open great room. This space offers a more contemporary feel, starting with the floor- to-ceiling windows with wide cream toned frames covering the entire far wall, overlooking the covered deck and the neighborhood beyond. To one side, an open stairway leads to the upper level and offers a mix of old and new styles with old fashioned newell posts guarding simple, more modern metal banisters.
Sitting mid-room and separating the great room from the kitchen is a stunning two sided, free standing fireplace rising to the ceiling, covered in small, rectangular, stacked natural stone in a variety of grays, tans and soft pinks. The fireplace itself sits low, in a lengthy rectangular design which passes through to the kitchen.
Step around this masterpiece and you find yourself in the custom kitchen. Here, an abundance of soft cream toned cabinetry in a simple, straight lined design covers two walls, finished with matching crown moulding at the ceiling. Days-gone-by touches are added to the cabinets, with faceted clear glass pulls and bubbled glass fronts on the upper level of cabinets. The stove hood continues the look of yesteryear as it matches the rest of the kitchen cabinetry. The backsplashes are created with small, brick-like tiles in a soft tan, complementing the gorgeous cream toned granite with gray veining and hints of merlot creating the countertops and covering the huge center island. The island base is finished in a distressed, old fashioned country look, while above, the country theme continues as the ceiling is covered by three large coffers filled with wide bead board, all in a soft cream tone which enhances the lightness of this stunning space.
Open to the kitchen sits the casual dining space, with a large, chunky, square table with built-in benches filling one corner. The table is creatively designed with rustic remnants of natural wood complete with nail holes and all. A door from this space leads to the large covered deck, with plenty of space for relaxing.
Hidden between the kitchen and the office/dining space are even more custom elements. Tucked into its own tiny “hallway”, the butler’s pantry offers glass front cabinets above a wine shelf and a granite counter, with a wine fridge below. The backsplash is an eye-catching piece created from natural wood from wine barrels, a classy, unique touch. Across from this, open a glass front door and you find the walk-in pantry. This entire hidden space is conveniently located for easy access from both the kitchen and the formal dining room.
Back into the great room, step past the stairways to the upper and lower levels, through another rustic alder door and you step into the calming, quiet master suite. Plush tan carpet caresses your feet, complementing the soft tan toned walls and cream woodwork. Large windows look to the back, offering subdued natural light and a great view. Through another door, a cozy walk- in closet fills one corner, while across the room another set of sliding barn doors open to reveal the master bath.
Contrasts of light and dark define this stunning space starting with the very light tan and gray rectangular porcelain tiles covering the floor, with a wood grain pattern, classy with a hint of country. A raised, double vanity fills one wall, topped by gorgeous granite in a dramatic mix of cream, gray and black with groupings of crystal playing throughout. Chunky gray bronzed faucets add a contempo touch working well with the vanity base of dark wood in a clean, classic design, finished with more glass pulls. The same tile found on the floor also creates the back walls of the open, glass shower which fills a far corner, while a large walk-in closet completes this beautiful space.
Take the open stairway from the great room to the upper level and you find even more interesting designs in this custom Superior Construction home. At the top of the planked wooden stairs, you step onto a landing, leading to bedrooms in either direction. Directly in front of you at the landing, a niche, framed by rustic wood, holds favorite accents. Beyond this you step into a large bedroom looking to the front of the home, here the walls are covered in a deeper gray tone, drawing your eye to the back wall which is completely covered in rustic barn wood, with distressed red highlights.
Across the hall another bedroom looks to the back, built with a child in mind, as it holds a secret space behind a pint-sized doorway, with a tiny window and low ceiling, the perfect play space. A splash of color highlights this room as one wall is covered in a bright teal.
Step down the hallway and you find another bedroom or playroom, with the traditional, angled attic ceiling of days gone by.
Sitting between the bedrooms and completing the upper level is a unique bath, here, the floor is covered with what you would swear was heavily grained planked wood, but is actually tile, in distressed darker gray and brown tones. Two raised vanities cover two different walls each topped with the same granite as found in the kitchen and warm brown wooden bases below. A pocket door hides the shower, with walls created with the same porcelain planks as the floor, and a walk-in closet finishes this space offering access from both the bath and one bedroom.
This beautiful showcase home, filled with designs and elements both old and new, is a spectacular example of the creativity and talents of Chad and Jill Young and their talented team at Superior Construction.
With over 11 years experience in building custom homes in Sioux Falls and the surrounding area, Chad and Jill Young pride themselves on their one-on-one approach and dedicate themselves to creating enjoyable living with the highest quality.
Superior Construction (Chad Young 201-7372)
2304 S Durango Dr
Southern Sioux Falls