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Belle Ame

Belle Ame a new Pennwest Reserve series!

Open concept design featuring 3 bedrooms two bathrooms describes our Belle Ame 3. The Belle Ame series features the same kitchen design with additional room and features per flooprlan.   An open concept living, dining and kitchen space make this home perfect for entertaining. Great Space and great sight lines!

Check it out! 


Employee Notification

Pursuant to Governor Wolf’s Order prohibiting operation of businesses that are not life-sustaining, we will not be operating production tomorrow March 20. We are asking administrative staff to arrive as usual to help with an orderly closure. As we learn more information from the Governor, we will provide further communications to our employees. Please check our website and Facebook for that information.

Design Notes

Color is taking a front seat in all aspects of design today. The pictures below are from random publications but all have a central theme, bright colors. The room scenes have pulled their colors from the artwork shown, and the front door area is picking up the colors from the mat. It’s interesting that all three feature shades of teal and yellow which plays nicely off the neutral gray and beige of the walls. Whether you’re freshening up a room or starting from scratch, start with a piece of artwork or a print you love and pull the colors from it into the room. You’ll end up with a very polished look and a room you love.


Debbie Stutsman

Corporate Director of Design

Platinum Builder Award

2-10 Home Buyers Warranty recognizes The Commodore Corporation as a Platinum Builder for 2018!

The Commodore Corporation is proud to accept this award from 2-10 Home Buyers Warranty!

The award is described as below:

The Platinum Builder Award Recognizes accomplished builders who demonstrate leadership in new construction with innovations in design, marketing strategy, and construction technology. These builders think big while remaining committed to provide the personal touch that connects home buyers to the communities in which they build.


Color of the Year!


The end of the year always heralds the announcements for “The Color of the Year” by various paint companies and those who specialize in forecasting color trends. The color palette seems to be getting warmer for both fashion and interiors.  Pantone’s color of the year “Living Coral” is a vibrant color and is already influencing the fashion world.

Sherwin Williams’ color of the year is “Cavern Clay” which is a nice soft version that can blend with many other colors including some of the gray colors. It makes a nice accent wall and is not overwhelming in a whole room.

You may want to consider adding pops of the 2019 color of the year to your interiors to warm up the look.


Debbie Stutsman

Corporate Director of Design

The Commodore Corporation


Design Notes!

They have always said that design goes in cycles, and the new cycle is trending to mid-century modern. Think clean lines, lighter feeling furniture, channel that “fifties look”. With the fall furniture market this year we are seeing this influence. Curves are everywhere and they are showing up everywhere from upholstery to case goods, even in lighting and accessories. There is a resurgence of wicker, rattan and caned furniture. These organic pieces add warmth to any interior and keep any interior from looking too harsh.

“Color blocking”, using a bold color on a single wall or piece of furniture, is softening with more pastel tones and subtle patterns and textures. There is also more use of earthy tones in rust, copper and soft gold, which blends with the appearance of brass and gold tone hardware.

The “farmhouse/shiplap” look is still strong but does show signs of starting to trend down. Younger buyers are looking at other clean looks to define their spaces and the mid-century look fits their style. Here is an overview of some of the new looks at this fall’s furniture market:

Ultra 7 with Evolution Bundle!


Our Ultra Series is a family of floor plans with many features included as standard.

The Ultra 7 with the Evolution Bundle includes so much more!

A formal foyer entry way welcomes you into the home. A large closet with built in storage benches is located in the foyer and features a beautiful sliding barn door.  Entering the heart of the home you have a view of all the living space! A large Great Room is open into the Kitchen & Nook, with columns and feature ceilings spanning all three rooms.  The Great Room has an electric fireplace, ship lap feature walls, great windows for natural light, and a great footprint for furniture layout. The Ultra 7 Kitchen has great storage space, a large center island including the kitchen sink, and dishwasher, a walk-in pantry, built-in microwave, and more! Check out this fantastic Kitchen through our photo gallery and video tour!  The Nook also has storage space and entertaining space with the built-in Beverage Center. A 10’ Sliding Patio door is located in the nook as well.  The bedroom and bathrooms are all located at the opposite side of the home. The hall bathroom is first, with the two secondary bedrooms are next, and both of these rooms have great closet storage space.  The Master Bedroom is located at the end of the hallway, and includes a large walk-in closet and attached Master Bathroom.  The bathroom features a large walk—in ceramic tile shower, ship lap accents behind the gorgeous framed mirrors, recessed lighting, ship lap towel hook wall, and a linen closet!  Take a little time to walk through our Ultra 7 with Evolution Bundle in our new Virtual Tour!

Check out the complete features list here:—ultra-7


Color of the Year Design Notes

Announcing the color of the year for 2017…green. In various shades and a bit different from source to source but it is in fact green. Quite a big change from the various shades of white a year ago. It follows the influence of botanical looks that surround us and is also acting as a calming agent in our turbulent world right now.


lush-green lush-green-carpet


Lush is nature’s neutral. From the tallest trees to the deepest valleys, green surrounds us. It’s vibrant, but at the same time, soothing. It changes with the seasons without ever getting old or boring. It’s sprouting up in interior design and fashion trends across the world. Lush spans every style, from glamorous to rustic to contemporary. It can be a statement color, and it plays just as nice with jewel tones as it does with popular neutral hues. Lush can also be used as an accent color to pull out subtle hues in a tweed carpet, bold print or throw pillow. Lush is an excellent companion to hardwood flooring. Just as you’d see in nature, Lush greens are an organic complement to the natural beauty of hardwood.

2017 Fall Builder Show



We had a successful Builder Show this past month.

We had two Pennwest Homes on Display that represented our new Evolving strategy at Pennwest.  We had many updates to our standard features and options for our 2018 product, evolving the product to the next level!

Some Standard Feature examples include:

  • New 3/4 Overlay Cabinet system
  • Soft Close Undermount Drawer Guides 100#
  • Whirlpool Appliances

We added many new options, including several new ceramic tile backsplash options, ship lap accent walls, LED fireplaces, Moen Faucets, Prairie Grid Windows, and much more!

Below are links to both models we displayed, each includes photos, a video tour, as well as a 360 virtual tour of the home.


Pennwest Ultra 7 Evolution Bundle HE304A


LeFantastique LX331A