Design Build Carroll County Home
Owings Brothers Contracting appreciates the opportunity to construct new homes. To be a part of the process of taking an empty land parcel and watching the realization of a customer’s desires take form is most gratifying. During the past few years, this homeowner was offered the ability to select from many contractors, and our goal when chosen was to affirm that choice with a product that exceeds the homeowner’s desires and meets their budget requirements.
This particular project came to us from a design/build approach. The homeowner had an extensive wish list that required first-floor living and included: the master bedroom suite, kitchen, and easy accessibility in and out of the home. Due to their concerns with aging in place, special care was taken to address zero thresholds for showers, low thresholds for door entries and slightly wider doors for access in and out of different spaces. Also, the exterior of the home needed to be maintenance free for ease of care, but they wanted some integration of different materials for interest. We selected a subtle stone accent with the combination of maintenance free vinyl and accented the gable end with board on batten Hardie plank. The interior of the home boasts of random width oak hardwood, semi-custom cabinets, granite counter tops and state of the art plumbing fixtures.
The main objective was to maintain an open space between the family room, kitchen, and dining room to handle large family gatherings. Also, they wanted to keep the three car garage entry from the front elevation, so we disguised it by constructing a sideloaded entry.
The real bonus in this project was the incorporation of a two-story in-law suite that would allow independent living for a recently widowed family member. This space was attached and integrated into the home seamlessly to allow for its own kitchen, laundry, guest bedroom, master suite, living room, and family room. All was accomplished within a seven-month time frame and ran on a very strictly kept budget.
Again we thank our proud new owners for selecting Owings Brothers Contracting to build their custom home.