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In the world of contemporary home design, one builder stands out as he redefines architectural marvels: Mark Sumada of Suma Design and Construction. His legendary floorplans have always captivated the imagination. A true visionary contemporary home builder, Sumada has emerged as a trailblazer, transforming the very essence of modern living through his exceptional designs. With an unwavering commitment to pushing boundaries with a unique artistic flair, Sumada has redefined what it means to build a home, infusing each project with innovation, luxury, and a distinct touch of magic.
At the core of Sumada’s designs lies a commitment to sustainability and environmentally friendly practices, too. Recognizing the urgent need to build with a conscience, he incorporates cutting-edge eco-friendly technologies, energy-efficient systems, and sustainable materials into his projects. Each element integrated into his designs is carefully considered to minimize environmental impact while maximizing comfort and efficiency. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that his creative touch brings in the “wow” factor at every turn.
Through the use of expansive floor-to-ceiling windows, sliding glass doors, and thoughtfully designed outdoor living areas, Sumada brings an effortless invitation for natural light and scenic views into the heart of the home. He artfully transforms the exteriors of each home, as well, creating them as extensions of the living spaces, fostering a sense of tranquility and balance.
One of Sumada’s recent home designs reflects this commitment to personalize living and eye-catching appointments. Whether it’s a grand entrance, a state-of-the-art kitchen, or an indulgent spa-like bathroom, each room is meticulously crafted to exude opulence, comfort, and sophistication.
Customized after Sumada’s popular Santa Claire III design, this version, known as the Delano, stands as a super contemporary offering of the former.
“We took the Santa Claire III plan and customized it to get this new plan,” noted Sumada, referring to this home located in Mission Oaks Estates near 102nd and Mission Road in Overland Park, Kansas. “The owners of this particular home wanted something more contemporary, so we delivered on that request.”
The owners saw the original model of this design and liked the inside but wanted to expand upon it. First of all, they desired a flatter roof. As such, Sumada came up with this lower pitched roof design which really sets the stage for what’s to come.
A four-bedroom reverse floor plan with two bedrooms upstairs and two bedrooms down, along with three-and-a-half bathrooms, this home encompasses roughly 3,500 square feet of living space. The exterior cedar siding and acrylic stucco beautifully decorate the exterior, along with a middle garage that stands a foot taller and a foot wider than its side counterparts.
Among the many favored interior appointments include 12-foot scissor doors leading to the covered, screened-in porch with composite decking, walnut flooring and cabinets, directional lighting, and vaulted ceilings which extend to 18 feet in the great room. Windows situated above the fireplace allow for more light to enter the room. The fireplace also enjoys a porcelain frame in a matte finish that resembles marble. Floor to ceiling windows further populate the master suite and the kitchen as well.
Highlighting the master bathroom is wavy tile-textured wall in a gun metal color that acts like a true piece of art. The bathroom is adorned with a white macaubus quartzite, along with square porcelain vessel sinks and black faucets. The adjoining master bedroom also boasts a textured, white-enameled wall that adds a unique architectural focal point to the room. In the kitchen exists a combination of walnut and painted cabinets, some with glass shelves, along with a walnut island. The nearby half-bathroom sports a unique design element with a selfie-like mirror.
Sumada enjoyed working with the owners of this home…and for good reason.
“They knew what they wanted, and they communicated that well,” he noted. “It was a process, and we did face some challenges, as this was implemented during the pandemic. However, the end result was definitely worth the wait.”
Clearly this design has cemented Sumada’s position as a true visionary and master of his craft.