When starting their Northern New Jersey new home search, many homebuyers seek colonial homes simply because that’s the style with which they’re most familiar. Unfortunately, they may be missing out on their dream homes due to their lack of knowledge regarding the outstanding benefits of contemporary homes. Don’t let this happen to you! Below, find 4 great reasons to go contemporary. Here, we use currently-for-sale, contemporary, 3-bedroom 460 West Mountain Road in Sparta, New Jersey to illustrate the benefits of contemporary homes.
Smart Use of Space
Contemporary homes use space as efficiently as possible. This includes designing ceiling space as well as hallways and corridors to maximize airflow and minimize transitional spaces. Contemporary houses also seek balance between space and overall home size. Additionally, living space isn’t limited to indoor space but also extends to the way a house is built into the surrounding environment, taking into account nearby homes and the natural environment. Check out the huge deck wrapping around the back and side of 460 West Mountain Road offering easy access to the beautiful outdoor living spaces. The deck faces a private mountain providing four-season views and peaceful privacy.
Lots of Light
Contemporary homes also pay extra attention to natural light levels. This typically means including not only large windows facing the south side of the house, but also smaller windows on multiple sides of a room to bring in a natural light level that provides enough light to see by without compromising privacy. Maximizing natural light levels in this manner decreases energy costs during the summer months by allowing homeowners to use less electricity for lighting. 460 West Mountain Road possesses a spacious great room where a cathedral ceiling allows sunlight to spill through the home.
Contemporary home design integrates aesthetically-pleasing aspects into the overall design plan while minimizing unnecessary structural add-ons. The best contemporary homes balance design, structural efficiency and overall aesthetic value. Signatures of a contemporary home typically include mixtures of natural wood, stone, metal and glass elements; large, bold exterior elements; and sharp, clean lines. At 460 West Mountain Road, the exposed-stone chimney system not only exudes natural beauty, but also makes wintertime household heating convenient. An exterior stone foundation pleases the eye and provides sturdiness.
Contemporary homes place big emphasis on energy and environmental efficiency. This means employing smarter usage of materials, and great attention paid to insulation, air conditioning, air flow and so on. Maximizing and recycling energy wherever possible is a major goal. Contemporary homes typically employ water-saving indoor plumbing, energy efficient lighting and sustainable, recycled building materials. Combined with good natural light levels and efficient airflow, these aspects of a contemporary home save you money – and help the planet – in the long run. The energy-efficient and Earth-friendly design of 460 West Mountain Road leads to sunshine warming the home during the winter and the mountains shading and cooling the home during hot summer afternoons.
Are you ready for YOUR contemporary home? Click HERE for more information on 460 West Mountain Road or call Team Nest Builder’s Lynn Garafola today at 973-222-3777 to arrange a private showing! Interested in a FREE downloadable Spring 2019 Home Buyer Guide? Click HERE!
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