A Look Back at Dreambuilder 15: Shingle-Style at the Beach

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It’s been nearly a year since we completed Dreambuilder 15, our authentic Shingle-style home located in Avalon in south Jacksonville Beach.  Located just two blocks from the Atlantic Ocean, this four-bedroom, three and a half bath home is nearly 3,100 SF on two levels.

At Dreambuilder Custom Homes we try to bring architectural authenticity to our homes using true residential architectural styles.  We selected the Shingle-style for this home as it is a coastal style found in the homes of Cape Cod.  Elements of the shingle style include:  obviously, shingle or shake siding; stone accents; towers with subdued roof structures (not high and pointed like the Queen Anne style); and prominent gables.  Windows play an important role as well:  windows in sets of three; transoms; and the use of half-round windows are all elements of the Shingle-style home.  You can see all of these features in Dreambuilder 15.

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Kitchen and breakfast room

Inside, you’ll find a contemporary, open floorplan made for today’s family, but with styling still consistent with Shingle.  Interior trim is in simple, clean lines  and vintage-style interior doors.  To mirror the window transoms, we stacked the shaker-style kitchen cabinets.  We also brought the outside in with the stone fireplace.

There’s plenty of room to spread out as well.  A secluded first-floor study with creative ceiling design is ideal for the work-at-home owner, and a two-story dining room with wrap around balcony creates beauty and drama.  Upstairs, four bedrooms share three baths, with the large master suite taking up the entire rear of the second floor.

Dining room

Dining room

You can see plenty more pictures as well as the floorplan for Dreambuilder 15 in our Dream Home Gallery.  You can also see in-progress construction photos on our Facebook page.

If you’d like us to help you design and build your dream home, please contact us today!

 

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