The Valverde, A Showcase Home for All Seasons (4 of 5)

High Style Kitchen, Owners Suite
Back inside, the mom, the entertainer and serious gourmet alike will appreciate the “foodie-friendly” kitchen, designed to inspire serious culinary pursuits while encouraging lively conversation and family gatherings. You can’t help but admire the enormous island that dominates the space; an eight-foot long distressed black walnut custom countertop resting atop expresso island cabinetry.
A stunning backsplash wall of glass tile flanks the island and provides a dramatic backdrop for sable-polished, whisper-close cabinetry that encases the latest GE Monogram appliances and hides built-in spice racks, pull-out bottle storage, recyclable trash containers, pull-out shelves and silverware trays. “Exploring the 21st century refrigerator alone is worth the trip,” said Messina, “it’s truly a dream kitchen.” These simple touches reflect the creative work of the ICI Homes design team who has successfully fused a stylish kitchen that can host an elegant dinner party one night and a cupcake baking event for a gang of girl scouts the next.

The owners’ suite brings home the true definition of “getting away from it all” while still being part of the action. Separate vanity and mirrored areas bookend plenty of cabinet space while a 32” TV, cleverly hidden behind the larger vanity mirror, provides entertainment during a long soak in the luxurious spa-bath. “His & Hers” custom closet and state-of-the-art walk-in shower continue the theme of simplified elegance.

As the Showcase Home, the “Valverde” serves as the main attraction for the March 17-April 1, 2012 Parade of Homes in Volusia County. For more than 40 years, the Parade of Homes, sponsored by the VBIA, has given area residents a peek into the latest in new home design. Created to offer a taste of the latest trends in residential construction, interior design, and landscaping, the Parade typically draws thousands of visitors to new homes throughout the county. The “Valverde” serves as a local “dream” home, featuring the finest materials and highlighting the latest in new home, high tech, and energy efficient options.

To visit, take I-95 to exit 278 and head west on Old Dixie Hwy. Plantation Bay is on the left.
Take Plantation Bay Drive to gated entry and the attendants will provide a community map to the Showcase Home. For more details about the “Valverde” Showcase Home, ICI Homes’ extensive plan library or ICI communities in the area, please visit ICIHomes.com/Showcase. For more information about the VBIA Parade of Homes, please call 386-226-1414 or visit www.VolusiaParade.com.

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