A Spacious Home Full of Amenities
Article by Jane Claspy Nesmith
Photography by Justin Fox
This spring’s Parade of Homes gave many visitors an opportunity to walk through one of CRDR Homes’ newest homes in the highly-desirable neighborhood near Xavier High School. With an inviting floor plan, lots of upgrades, and a soft contemporary decor, this home at 6321 River Parkway NE will appeal to growing families and empty-nesters alike.
This home has curb appeal to spare: multiple gables, bright white trim, and a wide, welcoming front porch. Stone and vinyl siding make the exterior low-maintenance as well as beautiful.
It’s easy to impress visitors when you walk through a new home’s front door, but Dustin De Heus of CRDR Homes wanted us to see what it was like coming in through the home’s spacious three-car garage. “That’s the way families come into the house these days,” pointed out De Heus. “They don’t use the front door.”
The design of this home makes entering from the garage both welcoming and practical. The drop zone includes a bench and coat hooks. There’s also a huge walk-in closet with lots of shelves and space for hanging coats. Across the way is the home’s laundry room, near the back door, so dirty clothes from outdoor chores don’t have to be dragged through the home.
Just a few steps from this entrance is the home’s big kitchen, sure to be a gathering place for friends and family. White-painted cabinets topped with granite offer plenty of storage, and there are two full-sized ovens. In the center of the kitchen is a two-level kitchen island featuring a sink and bar-height seating for up to six people. Pendant lights shed light on the island that has gray-stained maple cabinets.
If that’s not enough room for dining, there’s a large space just beyond the island for a table, and just through the sliding doors is a covered patio, with a cooking deck just around the corner. An outdoor stairway leads down to the large backyard that backs up to a private yard.
Open to the kitchen is the home’s great room. This room continues the home’s serene color scheme of soft browns and grays highlighted with white trim, and large windows let in lots of natural light as well as a nice view of the private yard. With a nod to contemporary design, this room is anchored by a linear fireplace with glass stones. Instead of a mantle, there’s a floating hearth below the fireplace, echoed by clean floating shelves for art works or books. Quarter-sawn oak flooring adds warmth to this room and the kitchen as well.
The master suite is just beyond the kitchen. The large bedroom has plenty of room for chairs or love seat as well as a large bed. The master bath has a clean, contemporary feeling. Floor tiles have a subtle stripe, and the walk-in shower tiles feature dimensional waves. Two sinks share a marble countertop, and dark-stained cabinets offer plenty of storage. More storage can be found in the huge walk-in closet.
Two bedrooms on the other side of the home also have their own walk-in closets--in fact, each bedroom in this home has its own large walk-in closet. These two bedrooms share a Jack and Jill bathroom, and each has large windows.
That’s not all for this home, though. The spacious lower level offers more space for entertaining or relaxing. There’s a full bar with sophisticated sleek black cabinets and countertops. Stacked stone on the wall behind the bar adds a designer touch. The open area is wired for surround sound, and the whole home has a Sonos wireless audio system.
On this floor, there are also two more bedrooms, one at either end of the floor, and two full baths. CRDR Homes has made sure there’s plenty of storage space as well, and--important in the Midwest--a storm shelter under the front porch.
With a full 3,722 square feet (2116 on the main level; 1606 on the lower level), this house has plenty of space for any family. But don’t worry; it’s also energy-efficient, featuring LED lighting, BIBS (blown in fiberglass) insulation, and high efficiency windows and HVAC system. “This house doesn’t only look great, it performs great,” says DeHeus. “When tested it received a very high rating.”
Dustin and his wife Jody, who does much of the interior design for their custom homes, are always building on their knowledge about what works best for homeowners and uses that knowledge to provide exceptional customer care and reliable home services. CRDR, a family business founded in 1974, provides truly customizable options for every need. Whether it’s this home, which could be yours for $492,000, or a new build on one of the other lots they have in this neighborhood, or a home built on a lot elsewhere, a CRDR home can make your home dreams a reality.
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