Light my fire: The Icon 160T fireplace from Heatilator is the focal point of the great room. The 36-inch-wide wood burning fireplace has a traditional brick pattern refractory. The manufacturer's Caliber GCDC60 direct-vent gas model was used to warm up the screened porch off of the kitchen.

Good wood: Plank flooring from Bruce Hardwood Floors, milled with micro edges and square ends, lends a contemporary look to this traditional home. Bass used slate inlays to create a medallion threshold, demonstrating the versatility of the Newcastle pattern. The planks, 3/8-inches thick and 3-inches wide, are constructed from northern birch. A factory finish makes for quick installation and consistency of color and finish.

Sitting pretty: With comfortable furniture from Lifestyle Contract Furnishings, the porch becomes an extension of the living space. Four lines were used throughout Homelink--Lexington Home Brands, Drexel Heritage, Henredon, and Summer Classics outdoor furniture. Lifestyle's program allows builders who meet high-volume requirements to have a larger selection from the company's many lines. Lifestyle will even arrange installations.

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