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Our Parade of Houses entry 2017 - The Carter Canyon house

Description of Carter Canyon

The John Merritt Homes entry in the 2017 Greater San Antonio Builders Association (GSABA) Parade of Homes in the Canyons of Scenic Loop marked a high point in the company’s building history. Around 14,000 attendees got a chance to visit the home, and the other nine were in the parade, so we chose our entry as the People’s Choice.  Also, the panel of judges selected this home as the recipient of their Best Floor Plan Award.

As you approach the home into the cul-de-sac, you are able to view through the 6’ steel front door, the foyer, and the swimming pool, which has a negative edge, giving full view to the hills seen from the backyard. The dark steel roof anchors the light stucco and grey dry-stack rock exterior. The landscaping is contemporary, with geometric rock bed borders and simple native plantings.

This home has 4133 square feet of living, four bedrooms, five and a half bath Transitional-style with two living areas, oversized back porches, an outdoor kitchen, a study, formal dining, and a game room. Natural stone flooring covers the living area. The expansive outdoor entertainment area and negative edge pool have endless views to the east. The use of large windows and generous sliding glass doors throughout the home makes the outdoor entertainment seem like a part of the interior. The open floor plan is great for entertaining guests while still offering a tranquil, intimate atmosphere for the family. The Kitchen is built for the avid cook with a 48” gas range and features a 6’ side-by-side refrigerator/freezer combo with lots of upper and lower custom cabinets with soft-closing hardware. The Kitchen has direct access to the dining room via a connecting Butler’s Pantry with more prep tops and cabinetry. Also, adjacent to the Kitchen, the kids can do their homework at the command center with the large desk and corkboard wall.

The full wet bar is probably the entertainment hub of the home, featuring a sink, ice maker, dishwasher, wine cooler, liquor drawers, and pivoting windows to access the large radius overhand on the curved patio dining.