Lofts add flexibility to Summerlin homes

While the traditional definition of a loft is a former industrial building turned modern apartment, today, lofts are incorporated into a variety of single-family home floor plans, including many in the master-planned community of Summerlin.

Defined as a singular, open space without walls directly under the roof with direct staircase access, lofts within single-family homes can be used for a number of special purposes, including as an additional bedroom, playroom, fitness room and office. Lofts offer significant flexibility and their popularity is evident in the growing number of homebuilders who are meeting consumer demand for lofts by incorporating them into today’s modern home designs.

According to Jenni Pevoto, director of master-planned community marketing for Summerlin, lofts are known for their airiness and openness, created by a lack of walls and often, higher ceilings.

“Families love lofts that can be repurposed over time,” she said. “While a loft may start out

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