Behind the Scenes: Custom Home in Poulsbo, WA

Posted on November 21, 2018 by Kevin Estes

This post is the latest installment of our Behind the Scenes series which gives you a peek into the stories behind the homes that we build.

When the Marches came to us last year to design and build a custom home in Poulsbo, WA you might say we weren’t exactly their first choice. That’s because the Marches had originally planned to build a prefab home until they realized that a prefab home would be more work than they expected.

“I needed more help than that. I needed a builder who could take care of the deck and the garage and the septic and the driveway. I didn’t want to be looking for that myself,” said Mrs. March.

Right from the start the design process was a collaborative effort between the Marches and our design team. “She had a vision in her head of what she wanted and had a napkin,” Mr. March explained about his wife’s ideas for the home design. “Those guys [Estes Builders] couldn’t have been better at putting that on paper.  They seemed as excited to do it as we were.”

The Marches had a few specific requirements for their new home:

    • A contemporary look and feel
    • A home office
    • An extra large shower in the master bath
    • A mother-in-law suite with a separate entrance
  • Large outdoor area with view of hood canal and Olympic mountains

We worked with the Marches to design a 3 bedroom, 3 bath home with more than 2,000 square feet of living space.

Here’s what the Marches had to say about their new home:

Ready to write your own Estes story? It’s easy to get started. Simply schedule a Project Analysis and bring your design ideas (even if they are on the back of a napkin!). During your Project Analysis our team will review your design ideas and help you create a budget and an action plan to bring your dream home to life.

Schedule your Project Analysis today.

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The design has turned out to fit our lifestyle just right.


The plans were drawn better in one week than another designer/builder did in two months.


From the start of this process to the completion, it has been fun.


Our sketches and ideas were translated into a viable floor plan, and adapted perfectly to the slope of the lot


Your in-house design team made it a snap with their knowledge and expertise


Estes took care of things that we didn't even think of.


We have a “showplace” home delivered on budget and on time. We could not have asked for more.


Honesty, integrity and genuine interest to listen.


Our home was completed on time with no surprises.


Each of our concerns was yours too. Once again Thank You for this endless consideration


My mother in Ohio loves checking up on our home via the website! What a good idea!


We have a "showplace" home delivered on budget and on time. We could not have asked for more.


Exceptional choice, quality, delivery, service and value describe our experience with Estes Builders


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