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2011 Parade of Homes: The Cordova

January 16, 2012

Here’s a home tour of our popular Cordova home. This beautiful new home in Lehi, Utah was featured in the Utah Valley Parade home and the response was unbelievable. People LOVE the decor, the layout and all of the thoughtful details that went into this home.

So here are some things that people couldn’t stop commenting on… we’d love to hear what you think too!

The small “drop zone” cabinetry between the mudroom and the kitchen was very popular. The space is perfect for a laptop, cell phone charger and bill pay area. It’s the simple details like this that can make your new home fit perfectly with your lifestyle. There’s also a nearby powder room featuring a great spring green that people have really responded to.

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For most people looking for a new home in Utah, the family room is VERY important. This family room makes a huge impression with it’s large size and open feeling. People have said that they could really see themselves entertaining or just relaxing with family in this comfortable space. (I personally L-O-V-E those blue and white upholstered chairs and the playful drapery fabric!)

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The kitchen has also been very popular and people are surprised to hear that the cabinetry and flooring are both affordable options from our McArthur Homes Design Studio. The cabinetry is Beech with an Espresso stain (an included finish for McArthur Homes homeowners) and the flooring is a beautiful engineered Birch in a Driftwood finish. The countertops are also a huge hit in a White Ivory granite.

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The area that has received the MOST comments in the home is this clever reading nook tucked into the stairwell. Designed by our very own, Roger Bess, this window seat and open shelving turns a previously “wasted space” into a highlight of the home.

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At the top of the stairs is another clever nook designed as a homework area for the kids. I love the idea of giving the kids an area to do their homework while still being open to the rest of the home.

The master suite is especially impressive with its large size, vaulted ceilings and adjacent nook (see next pic). People have loved the open feeling and details such as the fresh fabric choice for the drapes and accents.

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As part of the master suite, the retreat is the PERFECT place to get some peace and quiet, a little sanctuary all your own. To me, those chairs seem to be begging for someone to curl up on them and enjoy a good book!

The master bath also turned out beautifully! It has a clean, refreshing look with white tile and that same spring green in the accents and drapery. The white octagon tile from DAL tile has a lot of people talking. They either LOVE it or they don’t, but I’m definitely a fan.

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The front living room (which can also be converted to an office) has a slightly more formal look than the rest of the home. It stays fresh and playful with white paneling and fun details like the furry white pillow on the sofa. The paneling look shown here and in the mudroom has been a huge hit. For directions, see our “how to” post here.

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Here’s one last photo that I think sums up the style of the home. The chair is tailored and elegant, the pillow adds a pop of color while the numbered boxes and gumball machine add a touch of whimsy. I think Emily from HGTV would call this Tailored Whimsical Elegance… or something like that. 🙂cordova 11

Here are some links if you’d like more information on this new home design, the Cordova or McArthur Homes, a new home builder in Utah. Enjoy!

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