Reality House: Workable Solutions

THINK TANK: Designed as an appendage to the floor plan, the study/den is a quiet spot, far removed from the frenetic core of the home. Its location adjacent to the front entry means clients can stop by for meetings without encountering the rest of the house. A faux painted ceiling by Artistic Projects of Boynton Beach, Fla., gives the space a touch of Old World flair.

SWING KING: Architect Series out-swing patio doors from Pella Windows & Doors maximize views and bring in light. Shown here in the den, the 8-foot doors feature grilles with traditional high-definition profiles permanently bonded to the inside and outside of energy-efficient glass to meet Celebration's design codes. Solid pine grilles are bonded to the interior, while the exterior is protected with weather-resistant brown aluminum cladding. www.pella.com.

TALL TALES: The right interior door helps make a house feel special. The Reality House uses 8-foot and 6-foot 8-inch Cheyenne two-panel plank smooth doors from Masonite. Launched in honor of the company's 80th anniversary, the special-edition molded panel doors feature beaded planking and lines that mimic the stiles and rails on real wood doors. They also feature Safe 'N Sound solid core construction for noise control. www.masonite.com.

MULTITASKING HEAVEN: Built-in cabinetry and an Lshaped countertop fuse maximum efficiency into a small home office space next to the rear staircase and within earshot of the family room.

CABINET POSITIONS: Kitchens aren't the only spaces where fine cabinetry is appreciated. Game rooms, studies, and dining rooms also have swag to stash. This study, for example, uses Timberlake Cabinet Co.'s Cherry Chocolate in a simple Shaker design with iron oxide pulls. The cabinets are made the same way as the kitchen units: solid wood fronts and drawer boxes, dovetail joinery, and full-access drawers. www.timberlake.com.

A SEPARATE PEACE: An intimate outbuilding in the rear yard has all sorts of possibilities—workshop, art studio, potting shed, kids' clubhouse, storage unit, you name it. Air is kept circulating in the vaulted room with a ductless A/C unit. Its clean façade of Sherwin-Williams SuperPaint Exterior Acrylic Latex Satin ties in with the main residence.

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