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The vision for this project was to create a sprawling contemporary design that takes advantage of the view—including a lake and three holes at a Tom Watson golf course. This meant incorporating plenty of large windows along the back of the house. A lanai stretches almost the entire back façade, extending living space outdoors as well as protecting interior spaces from the western sun. At the front of the house, opposing garages and an impressive entryway with a clerestory catch the eye. 

The lot was a challenge for this project. While it had stunning views, it was narrow for the opposing garages. Because of the elevation taper toward the back of the lot, the design team had to step down the foundation each time it intersected with a side setback to ensure the house fit perfectly. The stunning view meant many major rooms needed to be at the back of the house. 

Originally designed near the primary suite, the laundry room was moved near the mudroom to allow more width for other areas of the home. And to maximize the view, a long foyer was designed to capture a line of vision from the front door to the back of the home. Plenty of sketching from the design team resulted in a model that checked all the boxes.


Castrop Design Group


Starr Homes

Interior Designer

Dwell Interiors

Photos by

James Maidhof


Engineer: HD Engineering  Landscaper: Next to Nature Landscape  New Home Community: Village of Loch Lloyd  Real Estate Agent: Ashlea Black  Cabinets: Cabinets by King  Flooring: Kenny’s Tile  Plumbing Fixtures: Prairie Center Plumbing, Heating & AC  Lighting Fixtures: Wilson Lighting  Windows: Builders FirstSource

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