We’re in love with open-concept floor plans — and with good reason.

A floor plan like this 4,649 square-foot custom-built home by Schuerman Builders allows rooms to flow effortlessly into each other to maximize space. It also creates flexibility for everyday living, as well as relaxation and entertaining. In other words, it’s a contemporary classic.

In the great room, the coffered ceiling creates a sense of timeless style and defines the sitting area beneath it. A neutral, distressed-texture area rug grounds the round coffee table, sofa and other furnishings. On either side of the linear fireplace and media wall are niches for artwork and display and lower cabinets for storage.

The contemporary style and color scheme — quiet grays on the walls and grayed dark brown on the floors for warmth — provides continuity throughout the home. Schuerman’s use of architectural details and high-quality craftsmanship builds on the theme, including installing 7-foot tall interior doors, thick baseboards and a distinctive metal cable-and-iron staircase that leads downstairs.

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Glass transoms above windows and interior doors “lend themselves to the open feel people like, but still have the privacy needed for these locations,” says Rob Schuerman.

A trio of metal-clad pendants dangle above the slab of walnut butcher block topping the broad kitchen island. An apron-front sink is centered on the island. Custom Plato cabinetry stops short of the ceiling, except the center cabinet concealing the stove vent. Quartz countertops and subway tile backsplash are practical, easy-care touches for a busy family. A modern pendant ring creates drama above the round table in the dining room.

In the master bath, a large soaker tub, dual vanities with backlit LED mirrors — ideal for applying makeup — and a roomy enclosed shower create a spa-like retreat. A pass-through door to the laundry room from the master closet adds convenience.

Throughout the home, floor-to-ceiling windows bring the outside in, while the outdoor kitchen, deck and landscaped lower patio and fire pit beckon family and friends to venture outdoors. And for anyone up for a pick-up game of basketball, there’s always the sports court.

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