For the 14th annual Builder Concept Home series, which runs in conjunction with the annual International Builders’ Show, Belgard Hardscapes and Eldorado Stone showcased their versatility. This year’s series featured three distinct homes built by Centerline Homes, Coral Springs, Fla., that reflect the different lifestyle needs of Gen X, Gen Y and Gen B (Baby Boomers).
“The Builder Concept Home Series is a unique way to show the versatility innate to Belgard pavers,” said Ken O’Neill, vice president of marketing for Belgard Hardscapes. “With our large selection of pavers in every color, texture and style imaginable, we were able to outfit three different homes with three distinct styles and lifestyle needs without compromising design.”
The outdoor surfaces of each home, including driveways, walkways, patios and pool decks, were covered with Belgard pavers, supplied by Oldcastle Coastal. The Gen B home features 1,975 sq. ft. of Urbana Knightsbridge and a border of 12×12 Urbana Charcoal (315 sq. ft.). The Gen X home features 2,070 sq. ft. of Mega Arbel Oak Run with a border of 12×12 Urbana Slate (630 sq. ft.). Lastly, the Gen Y model has 12×12 City Series Cream (2,088 sq. ft.) and 268 sq. ft. of Appian Combo Cream.
Eldorado Stone has three stone profiles featured on the model homes, supplied by Allied Products. A unique combination of Oyster Cut Coarse and Pearl White Coastal Reef was used on the front elevation and outdoor kitchen of the Gen B house. Eldorado’s Autumn Leaf RoughCut was used to accent interior walls and the outdoor living space of the Gen X home, and Pearl White Coastal Reef was used for the stone turret. The Gen Y house features the Pearl White CoastalReef on the façade, courtyard and kitchen backsplash.
Eldorado Stone Accessory items and various wallcap combinations were used on each home as well. Michael Woodley of Woodley Architectural Group, Denver, Colo., the architect firm for the Gen B and Y homes, stated “[Eldorado Stone] allowed us to be creative and worked with us as a team. They came up with a way to modify an existing stone profile and color for use in our show homes and the result is something we are all proud of.”
The trio of homes is set side-by-side on a cul-de-sac, and will serve as model homes for a 1,900-unit section of the Eagle Creek community near Orlando’s Lake Nona. The Builder Concept Home series has promoted innovative yet market-ready design ideas and progressive building practices since 1998.