Behind the Scenes: Building a Custom Home in Port Angeles

March 9, 2016

Do you ever wish you could take a peek into a home that someone else is building to get ideas and inspiration for your own dream home? If so, we have some great news. Our new “Behind the Scenes” series gives you an inside look at some of the homes that are currently under construction for Estes Builders customers. Like this beautiful single story home that’s scheduled for completion later this month in Port Angeles, WA. This home features 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1,900 square feet of living space, and some surprising extras.  That’s because, like every home we build, this home was designed from the ground up specifically to suit the lifestyle of our homeowners. Here’s a behind the scenes look: The challenge: This couple from California wanted to spend their retirement years in the Pacific Northwest where they could enjoy right-outside-their-door access to hiking, fishing, and other outdoor activities. They wanted a home with the look and feel of a cabin but with some design elements that were unique to their interests and lifestyle. They came to us with a big vision and a firm budget. The solution: Working together with our customers, we recommended high quality, budget-friendly materials that helped our customers prioritize their home design so they could build the home they wanted within the budget they had in mind. Here are some of the design ideas that we helped our customers incorporate into their home: image05 Vaulted ceilings were an important design element for this customer. Vaulted ceilings with recessed lighting maximize the main living area and make it appear brighter and larger. The partial open concept kitchen balances a spacious feel with additional storage areas. The custom built-in at the end of the kitchen counter keeps cookbooks within reach. image03 One of the advantages of building a custom home in the Pacific Northwest is lot orientation. You can design both your plan and the placement of your home to take advantage of light and views. One of the items on our customer’s wish list was a kitchen nook with windows on three sides to enjoy the beautiful view on the side of their home. image01 One of the most popular requests from customers that are retiring in the Pacific Northwest is a home with his and her hobby spaces, like this one. For him, we designed and built a detached garage with separate shop area. For her, we designed a piano room with a view. image02 Like a lot of our customers, this couple wanted to create a home that maximizes indoor and outdoor spaces beautifully and seamlessly. This bright room with French door has a stunning natural view with easy access to the large covered deck pictured below. image04 Construction on the home began last September and we look forward to handing the keys over to our homeowners later this month. What’s on your wish list for your dream home? Whatever it is, chances are that our team can help you make it a reality. Simply schedule a free Project Analysis to get started.   Estes Builders is an award-winning design build firm that specializes in custom homes in Western Washington. We have earned more than 130 customer testimonials and a reputation as Western Washington’s most trusted custom home builder. We build custom homes in Sequim, Port Angeles, Port Townsend, Port Ludlow, Bainbridge Island, Kingston, Silverdale, Port Orchard and surrounding areas. Contact us for a FREE Project Analysis to discuss your project. ]]>