Since we first revealed it at the MBA Parade of Homes in 2012, the Brooklyn model has been our most popular ranch home. With its spacious layout, optional flex room, and truly unique Master Shower area, it’s no wonder that Demlang customers love this layout!
When it comes to selecting countertops for the kitchen, flooring for the foyer, or carpet for the kids’ rooms, we pride ourselves on the easy and on-budget selections process that takes place in our Design Gallery. We know that our work as a semi-custom builder means that you make the home yours – with fixtures and finishes that reflect your unique style. But, it doesn’t stop there! Exterior selections and a variety of front elevations have kept the Brooklyn looking fresh year after year.
We’ve compiled some “Best of the Brooklyn” photos to show you just how unique this home can look!
Looking back at our original Parade Model you can immediately appreciate all that the Brooklyn has to offer! This Award-Winning layout has classic touches of stone, both horizontal and vertical siding details, faux shutters, and a courtyard garage that works great on narrow lots. The original elevation featured a double entry front door for an extra welcoming effect and the multi-toned brown masonry blended perfectly with the landscaping beds below!
Craftsman style returns but with a new look – bright cedar accents and cool country blue siding. In 2016, the trend towards natural stain and vivid exterior colors came into play. The neutral stone provides a nice balance below without making the home look too busy. You’ll also see a change to the front door, swapping sidelights for the double entryway from previous elevations.
In 2017, the Brooklyn shed it’s craftsman flair in favor of a new, elegant stone masonry approach. With the popularity of this look on our Dakota Parade Model, we knew that this change would give the Brooklyn greater appeal.
The more traditional, distinct stone arches gives the front door a real “wow factor” and provides more shelter on the front porch than other elevations. You’ll also see that the shutters were exchanged for windows with privacy glass or shades, giving you more natural light in the master bath.
The craftsman style cedar accents return in 2018 to our newest Brooklyn model now open in the Town of Summit, giving it a charming yet casual facade. The trend towards grays this year brings a contemporary palette into play, while the deep toned wood stains on the faux shutters contrast nicely with the white trim. By choosing a more neutral color scheme, the masonry becomes more of a focal point – with greater texture and variation in stone color. It’s just the right amount of contemporary for your new home!
From double entry doors to stone archways, the unique styling of the Brooklyn can take on any appearance you want. Be it traditional or contemporary, craftsman or classic, it’s no wonder that people love the Brooklyn model year after year! For more information on the Brooklyn or other ranch floor plans, please contact us today!