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Suma Design & Construction
Luxury contemporary home builder Mark Sumada is at it again. He’s continually turning heads and dropping jaws with his incredible award-winning custom home designs. In short, Sumada is doing what comes naturally to him and what he does best: creating beautiful spaces for families to enjoy together. In his 40+ years in the industry, he has learned to successfully marry innovation, creativity, and a bit of the unconventional.
One of Sumada’s newest plans is the updated Monterey, with this particular model located in the Chapel Hill subdivision in Overland Park, Kansas.
“This house is unlike any house you’ve ever seen,” emphasized Sumada.
With an impressive 3,330 square feet of living space, with two bedrooms upstairs and two bedrooms downstairs, this home leads the pack in terms of design, style, and innovative features. With creative input from his wife Pam Baker, who is a real estate broker, agent, and interior designer, the design appointments within are in a league of their own. What first catches the eye is the striking tower that stands tall above the house.
“This is directly above the kitchen, giving that space an 18-foot ceiling,” noted Sumada. “Because the tower is surrounded by windows, it offers plenty of natural light to flow into the kitchen.”
As part of that impressive presentation are the suspended white oak beams above the kitchen that also have lights in them, providing additional ambiance and warmth to the space. The accompanying artistic ceiling fan, with a six-foot span, is a piece of art in and of itself.
But the design fun does not stop there. No matter where you look throughout the kitchen, you see how easily Sumada blends function with aesthetics in a perfectly natural and balanced manner.
The dark enameled wood cabinets hold their own against the lighter, white oak cabinets. The unique center island has room for five. The white quartz countertops adorn the island, table, and perimeter counters, adding another layer of simplistic beauty.
What cannot go unnoticed, however, is the ceramic tile backsplash above the range. With such a strategic presence, it almost seems like a work of art on display in the kitchen.
“The kitchen is really dynamic, and everything flows well off of it,” expressed Sumada. “It’s a great house for entertaining, as all of the living and gathering spaces are right off of the kitchen.”
Hardwood flooring dominates throughout the great room, kitchen, and hallways while each of the four bedrooms are carpeted, and the bathrooms are tiled.
The master bathroom is a sheer delight. The white floating countertop with vessel bowl sinks stand strong against the black faucet fixtures and the spacious cabinetry below. The shower and soaker tub are accented with wavy ceramic tile for another layer of texture, completing the look with the 12 x 24 ceramic tile flooring.
The full bathroom in the hallway also enjoys a dark wood floating vanity and quartz countertop. The backsplash is comprised of tile that gives the appearance of granite.
“We used 24” x 47” tile pieces stacked vertically so the seams would not show,” explained Sumada. The mirror floats off of that backsplash, giving the black vessel bowl sink double the presence for added beauty and charm.
Expansive windows in the great room help to shine the light on the linear fireplace, which is perfectly framed in black tile designed to look like wood.
“When you see it in person, you will notice how much texture it has,” explained Sumada. “The accompanying art niches have glass shelves, so the light in there shine down through them, which is really cool to see at night.”
The floor-to-ceiling windows in the dining room open up that particular space, and the 10’ scissor doors in the great room open to a covered deck with a patio below. Adding to the rich display of aesthetics in this home is the unique light fixture composed of long rods hanging directly above the wrought iron staircase.
The lower level is home to two additional bedrooms and offers the space for an optional third bedroom, along with ample storage space. The main living area boasts an 18’ x 34’ sitting area and is highlighted by a stunning black paneled accent wall with a display ledge underneath.
The exterior of the home is equally compelling with its artistic mixture of materials on its façade, including acrylic stucco, white cut stone, and cedar shiplap siding. The vertical windows complete the picture and help to elevate this home to an entirely new level.
“There is nothing like this in Kansas City,” smiled Sumada.