Architectural Built-ins: Benefits of Great Design

Our homeowners are raving about our beautiful options for built-ins as architectural elements in their new homes. From window seats, to shelving in islands and hallways, built-ins offer not only storage and seating, but make a bold statement in our home designs.

These built-ins are designed to  be useful and beautiful, giving you the ability to make your home truly your own with family photos on display on hallway shelving, favorite cookbooks stored within the island, and the a splash of color and comfort a window seat beings to any room.


We asked John Farrell, Director of LeanDesign about the design process and the architectural planning that goes into creating built-ins in our home designs:

“Built-Ins” are a great source of character that we offer in many of our Home Designs.  These built-ins are located in key areas such as the Owners Retreat window giving you a deeper window sill.  It can be a bookcase located next to the fireplace to display family photos, books, and art to personalize your Home.  We also offer Built-In Grand Pantries that add additional cabinet storage to the Kitchen.  Each Built-In option offers multiple uses and adds a special custom look to of our Home Designs.”



These stunning architectural additions to your home complement Charter’s LivingDesign™ Principles found in all home designs that we build.

  • Natural Light – Our homes have 20% more windows that are 30% larger than other homes–allowing natural light to brighten your home, and mood!
  • Sight Lines – We carefully consider the placement of every architectural element to create a stunning view from every angle in your home.
  • Great Spaces – We carefully think about how you will use a room–ensuring you will enjoy more of the space you get in a Charter Home.
  • Timelessness – Our homes stand the test of time, we create architectural foundations as authentic and enduring as the people who live in them.

Want to see these design principles in action? Come visit us this weekend! Call Kathryn, our online sales representative, at 800-325-3030 for an appointment. Or just stop in, our models are open this weekend from 11AM – 6PM.