Dreambuilder 18

Dreambuilder 18

Dreambuilder Custom Homes is pleased to announce the recent completion of Dreambuilder 18, our new custom home located in prestigious Pablo Creek Reserve, a gated community in the Intracoastal West area of Jacksonville.  Custom designed from scratch for David and Lindsay Rosas, Dreambuilder 18 is an authentic farmhouse modernized for today’s family.

When the Rosas first approached Dreambuilder, they were interested in a more Mediterranean-styled home.  Upon driving through the community, however, we noticed a large number of existing Mediterranean homes and a fewer number of homes in other styles.  Working with the Rosas, we came to the farmhouse style as one that would drive the lifestyle the Rosas were looking for:  beauty, casual living, earthy finishes and the feeling of ‘hearth and home’, while providing space for their growing family as well as lifestyle activities the Rosas enjoy.

Dreambuilder 06 5208 Commissioner 042AThe result is a 3,500 SF, five bedroom home in an 0pen, modern floorplan, yet filled with unique and authentic details characteristic of the farmhouse style.  Downstairs, the foyer, great room, dining room, kitchen and breakfast area are all open to each other yet are distinct spaces.  Hardwood floors enhance the continuity and the use of solid fir beams in several areas remind visitors of the timber-frame homes of old.  A bright red sliding barn door separates the first floor playroom from the rest of the home and is the immediate focal point upon entering the house.  From there, visitors move into the dramatic two-story stair hall, and the first floor opens up into the main public spaces.

A first floor guest suite with adjacent bath creates a private get-away for overnight guests, and a media room off the great room allows for easy transition from dinner and drinks to entertainment.  The playroom on the first floor also allows for the children to have their own area nearby without bringing all of their things into the open.  Storage solutions abound, with a built-in at the entry and a large mudroom built-in near the garage entrance, complete with shelves, cubbies and coat hooks.  Large closets, most of them walk-ins, are located throughout the home.

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The kitchen and breakfast area is an exciting combination of color and texture.  Darker distressed cabinets in a driftwood finish bring in the ‘rustic’ aspect, while painted white cabinets bring in the ‘cottage farmhouse’ appeal.  A tin ceiling treatment over the 6′ square island brings the past to the present and a distressed oak ceiling in the breakfast area adds another layer of color and texture.  Plenty of windows and two skylights fill the room with light.  Exposed filament pendant lighting over the island and a burlap breakfast room shade add more detail, texture and authenticity to this modern farmhouse.  And speaking of modern, the stainless steel appliance package from the GE Café line provides chef-grade cooking ability, including a double convection oven, gas cooktop and counter-depth French door refrigerator.

Upstairs, four additional bedrooms and three full baths provide plenty of space for the growing Rosas family.  One bedroom will be used as an upstairs study, conveniently located next to the master bedroom, and features its own bathroom.  Two other bedrooms share a Jack and Jill bath with double vanity and separate bathing area.  All of the baths combine the modern conveniences of today with the Victorian farmhouse touches of the past, including hexagonal and subway tile, chrome ‘waterpump’ faucets and clawfoot tubs.  The large laundry room is also conveniently located upstairs and includes direct walk-in access to the attic storage area over the garage.

Dreambuilder 27 5208 Commissioner 058AThe master suite is a beautiful retreat and includes fir beams in the ceiling to continue the farmhouse theme.  The master bath is a gorgeous combination of Victorian and contemporary styling, with a free-standing double slipper tub, separate vanities and a furniture-quality built-in providing plenty of storage.  Plumbing and lighting fixtures have modern lines while also evoking the style of the past.  The large shower provides a bench, built-in niche shelving and two shower heads controlled by the Kohler dtv prompt, and electronic wonder that controls each shower head individually for pressure and temperature.

Outdoors, this farmhouse looks like it could be sitting on the open prairie with authentic open rafter detailing, gable brackets and board and batten siding.  The large wrap around porch beckons the visitor to come and stay a while, and the stone accents bring a homey earthiness to the façade.  The Rosas wanted the landscaping to reinforce the farmhouse theme by including a variety of fruit trees, including peach, loquat and avocado, in the landscape, as well as a raised box garden for growing vegetables and herbs.  Dreambuilder also provided fencing, a well for irrigation and gas service to the home.

You can see floorplans and pictures of Dreambuilder 18 in our Dream Home Gallery.  You can also see construction pictures on our Facebook page.  Additionally, be sure and check out our new Houzz profile featuring Dreambuilder 18.

Dreambuilder is under contract to build two additional homes in Pablo Creek Reserve in the coming months.  If you’d like more information on this community or any other property in the Jacksonville area, please contact us.  We’d be happy to design a custom home just for you.


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