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Mid-century modern ranch designs shine at KB Home’s Stapleton Starlight Collection

In 2017, KB Home debuted its stunning Starlight Collection in the heart of the Stapleton master-plan. The unique ranch floorplans evoke a mid-century modern aesthetic with architectural design elements that home shoppers may find uncommon in today’s new home market. KB Home has put its own spin on the mid-century designs of the 1950s, which were characterized by flat planes, large glass windows, open space and featured simplicity, and an integration with the outdoors. During this era, clean lines and smooth surfaces created an understated look with the central idea that less becomes more.

“The KB homes at Stapleton Starlight Collection feature many of the architectural elements which were prevalent in America’s post-war suburbs and popular for several decades,” said, Ken Gancarczyk, SVP, KB Home Builder Services, Architecture and Design. “KB Home presents Stapleton homebuyers with a fashionable spin on the mid-century modern design with homes that are constructed with state-of-the-art building practices, sustainable materials and tasteful finishes.”

KB Stapleton Starlight Eclipse Overall

The new homes at the Stapleton Starlight Collection exhibit many of these design elements including clean lines, expansive great rooms, as well as large-pane windows and sliding glass doors that promote indoor-outdoor living. The integration of nature was a focus of mid-century architecture with rooms that have multiple outdoor views, or multiple access points, encouraging an appreciation of healthy living. In these new KB homes, the continuous flow of kitchen into the great room and to the outdoors creates a grand living space for homeowners to enjoy nature and host parties and family gatherings.

KB Home has also integrated other mid-century architectural elements such as changes in interior floor elevation. For example, in the Eclipse floorplan the steps between the living room and entry way create a split-level space and increased depth in the home. Additionally, the roof beams and ceiling are exposed with the windows extending to just below the roof line; and the asymmetrical front of the home includes a recessed entrance and an expansive brick wall. While touring the Stapleton Starlight Collection’s model home, buyers can experience the collection’s unique craftsmanship and take a trip back in time.

The new homes at the Stapleton Starlight Collection have up to four bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths, and two- to three-car garages and range in size from 2,301 to 2,890 square feet. Other desirable design components include over sized great rooms, vaulted ceilings, walk-in closets, kitchen pantries, covered patios, dens, and flex spaces. The large footprint of the homes at Stapleton Starlight Collection allow for expansive basements, which can be finished to add up to an additional 1,800 square feet including a bedroom, full bath, and large recreation room.

KB Starlight The Eclipse Kitchen

The KB homes at the Stapleton Starlight Collection are priced from the high-$600,000s.

Like all KB homes, those offered at the Stapleton Starlight Collection will be built to ENERGY STAR® guidelines and include WaterSense® labeled faucets and fixtures, meaning they are designed to be more energy- and water-efficient than most other typical new and resale homes. The water- and energy-saving features built into every new KB home can help homeowners save on their monthly utility bills.

KB Home (NYSE: KBH) is one of the largest homebuilders in the United States, with more than 600,000 homes delivered since our founding in 1957.  We operate in 35 markets in 7 states, primarily serving first-time and first move-up homebuyers, as well as active adults.  We are differentiated in offering customers the ability to personalize what they value most in their home, from choosing their lot, floor plan, and exterior, to selecting design and décor choices in our KB Home Studios.  In addition, we are an industry leader in sustainability, building innovative and highly energy- and water-efficient homes.  We invite you to learn more about KB Home by visiting, calling 888-KB-HOMES, or connecting with us on or

For more information on the Starlight Collection visit the KB Home’s model home at 9301 59th North Place in Beeler Park neighborhood

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