By Abby Dudley


Sleek, contemporary designs. Strong, clean lines. Simple but powerful statements. It’s hardly a surprise that as products of our modern world, we favor “modern” trends. But poorly done, the style can feel cold, barren, and uninviting.

Enter Eddy Homes, the custom home builder whose ability to deliver swoon-worthy results is as unbelievable as the homes themselves. As professional dream makers, its team regularly delivers homes, both individually and within communities, that are elevated works of luxury. Using completely customizable methods of design, customers can choose any style of home that speaks to them. That means they do a lot more than the modern aesthetic — Traditional, Craftsman, and European are among them — but contemporary is one of their most popular styles, and no one in Pittsburgh (and probably beyond) does it better than Eddy Homes.

Characterized by minimal lines and open, clutter-less layouts, the modern style celebrates an uncomplicated approach to design. “Simple is the best word to describe modern, so a lot of straight lines, not a lot of detail,” explains Cristina Palamides, design coordinator for Eddy Homes. Cool, neutral colors dominate a contemporary space, allowing bold tones — in the form of an accent wall, a striking light fixture, or a salient piece of art — to really pop. Entire rooms are also painted with sunlight that floods in from large, deliberate windows. To achieve a modern aesthetic, Palamides starts by looking at the function of the space. “What is the space used for and how do you move through it? Then, I build by adding simple furniture and colors, ending with a splash of color on the walls or with fun accessories such as throws or pillows.” She knows that she’s succeeded when a room evokes calmness and sophistication.

One current Eddy Homes project, an estate home in their Copper Creek community, is a $1.9 million venture into the European aesthetic, an exterior style marked by projecting eves and low-pitched roofs, sharing some of the clean lines found in modern designs. Though newly underway, it promises to be chic, tasteful, and — for your convenience — move-in ready in September 2016!

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Eddy Homes Communities to Explore

Indian Ridge | North Strabane Township (Starting at $412,900)

• 31 single family homes
• Four floor plans: two ranch plans, one master up plan, and one first floor master bedroom plan
• Low maintenance neighborhood with Home Owners Association (HOA)
• Selling now

Cherry Valley Estates | Mt. Pleasant Township (Starting at $274,900)

• 41 luxury patio homes
• Four floor plans: one ranch plan and three first floor master bedroom plans
• Low maintenance neighborhood with HOA
• Selling now

The Crossings | Peters Township (Starting at $348,700)

8 patio homes remaining
• Four first floor master bedroom floor plans
• Maintenance-free condominium neighborhood
• Selling now

Brookfield Estates | Pine Township (Starting at $450,000)

• 38 carriage homes
• Four first floor master bedroom floor plans
• Low maintenance neighborhood with HOA
• Coming summer of 2016

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Eddy Homes, 242 Station St., Bridgeville. 412.221.0400. eddyhomes.com.

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