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Take a Virtual Tour of The New American Home 2018

Posted by Emser Tile on Mar 13, 2018 8:16:24 AM


As our living spaces evolve, new trends arise and timeless elements remain, but functionality and comfort continue to be ever-important. New homes must embody this flexibility, so we’re proud to once again partner with The New American Home to illustrate the advancements and aesthetics of today’s modern living. Professional Builder explored how ‘transitional style meets state-of-the-art construction smarts’ in this Montverde, Florida residence.

Designed by Kate Clarke from Homes Reimagined, the 10,000-square-foot Tuscan-inspired home radiates warmth and at-home comfort while celebrating functionality and openness.


The master bath features a spa-like feel with serene neutral tones and organic elements. A free-standing tub rests atop an inset of our Metro Cream leaf mosaic tiles — replicating the definition of an area rug with the tactile and functional elements of natural limestone. Additionally, chic pendant lighting reflects off our lustrous Vogue glass subway tile with an illuminating effect. 


A spacious walk-in shower continues the natural theme of a leaf mosaic along the floor and accent wall, balanced by a travertine-inspired tile in Esplanade — a series also featured in The New American Home 2017.


The dazzling kitchen features a two-tiered island and range hood with metallic accents, demonstrating the visual intrigue created when introducing various levels and scales of even the same materials. Alternating horizontal large format white subway tile and stainless steel ribbons pair for a large-scale backsplash that mirrors the lengthy island and linear floor. Gray wood-look plank tiles ground the open-concept space with a natural aesthetic and inherent durability. 

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Two upstairs guest baths take on varying color schemes — one cool, one warm — but each with a cohesive theme of shape, texture, and mixed materials. In the first, Virtue’s interlocking octagonal tiles alternate ornate patterns and smooth textures for an eclectic accent floor, while Jazz electrifies wall design with a ripple motif. The second bath carries Pivot’s thin glass chevron pattern from floor to ceiling with sparkling metallic accents that tie into wooden cabinetry and wall art.


A celebration of indoor-outdoor connected living, an open-air grill and kitchen overlook the water. Vertigo, a large-scale chevron backsplash, lends a soft, yet functional design element without competing with the beautiful outdoor scenery.

Photography by Jeffrey A. Davis Photography.

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