Modern & Magnificent – Smart Homes
There is something truly magnificent about the way seamless functionality and flawless design come together in this stunning two-story home from Smart Homes. Offering 3,225 square feet, this five-bedroom, four-bathroom home at 133 N. Wildcat Dr. in Sioux Falls is a beautiful illustration of the proficient craftsmanship, thoughtful layout and breathtaking concepts Smart Homes incorporates into each of their builds. And with views of the city lights and a location conveniently tucked away in a cozy eastside neighborhood, is as well positioned as it is delightfully designed.
Arriving at the home, the contrast between the cedar-colored features and the darkly hued siding provides a gorgeous introduction to the contemporary theme of the entire home. Landscaping, courtesy of Earthscapes, includes rock edging and a gorgeous lawn that wraps around to a rear fenced yard, an inground pool installed by AAA Pools & Construction and a sundeck. Whether you are enjoying a moment to yourself or entertaining company, the backyard is sure to be a popular destination for all who walk through the door.
Inside, the home is delightfully airy and bright due largely to the extensive 20-foot ceilings that tower over the living and dining rooms of the open-concept layout. Adding to the brilliance of this design are white-painted walls and Schoeneman Bros. millwork, modern black accents including black-framed Andersen windows, carefully chosen light fixtures, surround sound and a security system. With such an expansive feel, it would be easy to fall prey to a more sterile aesthetic but the addition of warmly toned Thornton Flooring plank wood floors and an incredible amount of natural light infuses the home with endless comfort.
The open space under the soaring ceiling consists of a chic and cozy living room and adjoining dining area. Against a wall in the living room is a sleek gas fireplace with a contemporary, brick and wallpaper façade that runs from floor to ceiling. This room will surely be a place to gather in any season.
When it’s time to transition from conversation to cuisine, simply shift into the dining area located at the heart of the open-concept main floor or continue into the amenity-rich kitchen. Bleached oak lower cabinets and shelving from Dakota Cabinets mingle with white uppers and stand in beautiful contrast to the black cabinets of the black, quartz-topped island, while gold fixtures and hardware tie everything in fluidly. Additional storage and organizing space can be found in the adjacent walk-in pantry with custom shelving.
In any other home, stairs may simply be used as a means of getting from one floor to another but this home capitalizes on the opportunity at hand and creates another unique statement piece alongside the utility of it. Custom panes of glass run up the stairs under a black banister and around the perimeter of the upper loft area, thus keeping the design open and the space seamlessly cohesive. The lofted room includes a sitting area with a bar and is not only a fantastic place to gather and enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the living and dining rooms, but also provides access to the upper level of a two-story composite deck at the rear. Running 30 feet toward the back of the home, this second-floor deck not only offers amazing vistas of the backyard and refreshing pool but it has also been waterproofed on the underside by Undercover Systems of the Heartland to allow the deck below to be covered and enjoyable in any type of weather.
Back inside, owners and visitors alike will find that the dreamy accommodations surpass all expectations. Four guest bedrooms are beautifully and conveniently laid out to include all the style, space and storage one could ask for. Each of the home’s three guest bathrooms is well-appointed with expertly laid tile, elegant finishes and plenty of storage space.
While each of the secondary bedrooms and bathrooms is splendid in style and function, it is truly the primary bedroom that takes your breath away. In this oasis, you will not only find a sprawling amount of space in which to relax and indulge but also access to the deck and the additional peace it provides. As breathtaking as the bedroom is, the attached bath and giant walk-in closet with seating area are actual showstoppers. The spa-like bathroom features a gorgeous, multi-toned, tiled walk-in shower, richly-stained wood vanity with dual sinks and seat and gold fixtures that heighten the graceful elegance across the board. The space is customized with lush carpet, a seating area, tons of natural light and an unbelievable organizing system that took a typical walk-in closet to an owner’s dream.
For additional room to spread out or entertain, stairs leading to the lower level open into a carpeted great room with another sleek fireplace and plenty of natural light. This level also contains a bedroom, full bath and a large utility/storage area with epoxy floors.
With such a delightfully designed interior, it is no surprise that the attached three-stall garage is finished with impeccable attention to detail. Understanding the wants and needs of any homeowner, the builder has included hot-and-cold-water access, beautiful epoxy floors from Garage Force and a floor drain.
A client-focused approach, customized designs and exceptional craftsmanship have given Smart Homes a well-earned reputation as a trusted, reliable builder in the Sioux Falls area. Owners, Vince and April McCormick, work together to support their clients through the building process from design to closing with transparency and professionalism. April uses that same positive client approach to uniquely tailor her strategy for each of her realty clients as well. As a real estate advisor for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Midwest Realty, April’s goal is to provide clients with the information, expertise and guidance they need to feel empowered in the buying and selling process. This exquisite home at 133 N. Wildcat Dr. is yet another example of the positive client experience at the forefront of each interaction with Smart Homes and Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Midwest Realty.