As we kickoff 2018, one thing we’re genuinely excited about is sharing more stories behind our client’s beautiful homes! While it’s always fun to see the finished product, sometimes it’s even more interesting to hear how and why it got there. Today, we’re starting our series with a feature on Chris and Wendy’s breathtaking Autumn Ridge “Swiss House” (their nickname for it, which we love).
A blended family with five kids ranging from ages 24-15, Wendy and Chris needed a home with lots of room for gathering together and hosting their busy crew! They love their layout with its many functional spaces, especially the large kitchen with a view. Wendy’s favorite memory in their home so far is watching Chris cook a fabulous meal, with their kids all congregated around the center island as the Sonos provided the soundtrack overhead.
Rustic Glam Style
When it came to creating the mood of the home, Wendy had a clear idea in mind: rustic glamor. Reflected in all of the unique material combinations such as barn wood floors and sparkly accent chandeliers, bold, but still functional, finishes echo throughout each space. Wendy and Chris also sang the praises of their Interior Designer extraordinaire, Lisa Robbins of Design Créatif! She seamlessly translated their unique style, and even hand drew designs for the bathroom cabinetry.
The Family that Lounges Together
One of Chris and Wendy’s requirements was designing fun, usable places for their family to spread out, relax, and enjoy time together. Each kid has a separate bedroom and bathroom, along with a casual upstairs lounge for watching tv or doing homework. The lower level is ready for hosting of all kinds! It boasts a sport court, cozy fireplace, games, adjacent outdoor bonfire pit, and full kitchen for baking up treats.
Front Porch Life
When asked to name their favorite spot in their home, Wendy, and Chris both agree that the front porch claims first place. As construction was happening, they liked to check out each week’s progress on Friday evenings. They’d bring along a cooler, swing their feet off the front porch, watch the sunset, and enjoy their own private happy hour.
Thanks to Chris and Wendy for sharing their building experience with us! We loved hearing about how they’re creating memories in their new home. Finally, we want to give recognition to our hard-working team. Wendy had nothing but wonderful things to say about everyone from our Architect, Dave Zweber to Custom One’s owner, Todd, to our VP of Operations, Cheryl, to Home Sale Consultant, Lori – best crew in the business!
Want to see even more photos of this charming “Swiss House”? Head over to the image gallery to get the full virtual tour!