2015 ideal-LIVING home
communities on the Carolina coast, Brunswick
Forest, just outside of historic downtown Wilmington, NC.
“We’ve come out of the great recession and
we wanted to show that housing is back and
that great design can be achieved at an affordable price point with a sense of luxury,” said
Dan approached his brother with an idea.
Martin Horner is a principal of Soucie Horner,
Ltd., an interior and architectural design firm
headquartered in Chicago with offices in Naples,
FL, that serves luxury residential markets. The
firm consists of 22 architects and designers who
are passionately driven to create beautiful spaces.
Dan asked, “What if we took the detailing
that you do for high-end clients and bring that
into a home that can be built more than once?
You do this great design for high-end clients, but
then someone only gets to enjoy it once. What if
we could allow more people to experience this?”
Desiring to bring high design to a broader
audience, Soucie Horner’s SH Studio division
teamed with Tribute Homes to create the Designer Collection by SH Studio. The collection
pairs timeless design elements with a quality
building team to offer luxury-infused homes at
The Designer Collection by SH Studios offers
three packages – Classic (everyday traditional),
The great room incorporates
volumetric spaces with vaulted
exposed beam ceilings to create a
comfortable, yet elegant feel.
The kitchen, a central gathering point,
is large and inviting. Self-closing
cabinets are Addison by Echelon in
mushroom color topped with leathered
black pearl granite, while the
island is Calcutta marble.
The energy efficient appliances are
stainless steel by Kitchenaid, with
the exception of a mushroom-colored
customized paneled French door
refrigerator to match the cabinets.
The dining room is formal, yet casual.
The table seats eight, but there’s
room to grow for larger gatherings.
Even though it’s part of the great room,
the dining room has a special feel of its
own. It’s draped in a sheer fabric that
adds a sense of glamour.
Above is the den with lower
ceilings and built-in cabinetry with
a dry bar for a more casual space
to relax and watch television.