|PLATINUM AWARD: North Atlantic Region|
Best Single-Family Detached Home More Than 4,001 square feet
|View a larger image.||Project Name: Springhouse|
Location: Newton Square, Pa.
Designer/Architect: McIntyre-Capron & Associates, Paoli, Pa.
Builder: SpringHouse Builders LLC, Wayne, Pa.
Interior Designer: J.K. Kling Associates, Wayne
Developer: Foxhall Lane L.P., Wayne
Land Planner: Glackin, Thomas & Panzak, Paoli
|In a conservative market, even subtle changes can create excitement. In this 7,549-square-foot model home in suburban Philadelphia, new ideas start in the foyer with a 6-foot-wide main staircase tucked around a corner. Other design innovations include a shingle-style exterior not prevalent in this area, a more spacious laundry room, a potting room with brick flooring, his-and-her master bathrooms and even blackboard panels on the refrigerator doors. Buyer reaction resulted in six sales, averaging $1.9 million, during the first nine months. "People can't always tell you the details," builder Chip Vaughn says, "but they will tell you how it feels."|
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