Custom Home Builder Review: “You Treat Everybody Like Family”

January 10, 2017

See what the McFarlands had to say about designing and building their home with Estes Builders.

A Personalized, Collaborative Design Plan

The McFarlands came to us with a few design ideas in mind. First, they wanted to take advantage of the fantastic views from their property from several rooms, including a uniquely shaped breakfast nook where they could enjoy views from every window. They also wanted enough room in their main living area for a grand piano. They wanted the whole home to have a universal, age in place design that would be comfortable for many years to come. On the outside they wanted a classic Craftsman look and feel. We worked with the McFarlands to design a 3 bedroom, 3 bath home with 2,800 square feet of living space that includes this stunning open concept great room with spectacular views.

Key Challenges

There were two key challenges for the McFarland home. The first challenge was that the lot they owned is located on bluffs, which presented unique challenges for geo-technical information and engineering prescriptions. The second challenge was that the community had a strict 17’ height limit which made capturing views more difficult. To overcome this, the team incorporated scissor trusses to enable higher windows on the view side while giving volume to the main living areas.

The Results

We were excited to deliver this home to the McFarlands just in time for the holidays. According to Mr. McFarland, “Estes has just been beyond our expectations… It’s more than a professionalism. You care. You treat everybody like family. We feel like your family. We couldn’t be happier. All this is beyond my expectation.” A big thank you to the McFarlands for trusting us with their dream home. Ready to begin designing your dream home? It’s easy to get started. Simply request a free Project Analysis to get started. ]]>

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