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Custom Build 6,001 to 10,000 square feet

Catalina Classic

This custom home is meant to grow with a young family of five. Wanting it to feel timeless and classic without being predictable, the project team focused on product durability, functional practicality and a sensible layout. While designing such a large-scale home, the primary goal was to make the residence feel collected, traveled, curated and intentional rather than brand new—as if it came together organically over a long period of time.

Designed with the flexibility to handle all stages of life, the floor plan highlights important gathering spaces built for practical, everyday life, such as the great room that houses the kitchen, breakfast room and family TV room. A lower-level courtyard functions as a transition space from the rear covered patio downstairs to a recreational space with a bar, pool table, movie area and, most importantly, a full bathroom with a classy yet industrial speakeasy vibe and a tiered steam shower. The sunroom—situated off the primary suite overlooking the pool—is a well-loved space for Mom and Dad.

The home’s color palette incorporates shades with neutral undertones—gray for the library, charcoal navy for the laundry and a muted forest green for the butlery and basement bathroom. These choices help break up the monotony of white and walnut cabinetry throughout and will pair well with future design updates. Varied finishes—crystal knobs on the main level; polished nickel in the primary bathroom; aged brass in the kitchen, bar and laundry; and matte black in the boys’ bathrooms—were used strategically throughout the home to give it a sense of having naturally evolved. Each living space, bedroom and bathroom stands out with its own unique ambiance and style while seamlessly integrating into the whole design.


Wendlandt & Stallbaumer

Interior Designer

Kara Kersten Design


Nate Sheets


Cabinets: Profile Cabinet  Countertops and Fireplace: Carthage Stoneworks  Flooring: ProSource Wholesale; International Materials of Design; Fireclay Tile; Eddie Cummings Tile Co.; Acme Floor Co.  Hardware: Builder’s FirstSource; Rejuvenation   Lighting Fixtures: Western Chandelier; Rejuvenation  Plumbing Fixtures: Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery   Wall Coverings: Phillip Jeffries; Wallquest; Hygge & West  Installation: Jeremy Wood

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