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    Discover Luxury Estates by CBIA’s Builder of the Year, Stock Custom Homes – Florida Weekly - February 14, 2021 by Mr HomeBuilder

    When one enters a Stock Custom Home, they cant help but notice the highest level of craftsmanship is applied, and remarkably stunning attention to detail is throughout. Only Stock can provide the most enviably appointed, custom-built, and furnished estate homes in the area, which is why they were named the 2020 Builder of the Year by the Collier Building Industry Association. The award-winning custom home building division of Stock Development is now offering an exquisite collection of grand estates in Southwest Floridas most highly regarded communities and neighborhoods.

    Bonita Bay

    Stock is currently constructing two custom estates in Bonita Bay, featuring Gardenia II and Clairborne II layouts, after their tremendous success in Bay Woods. The residences, which will be completed in the spring, will showcase the divisions highest level of sophistication in one of the most sought after and well-recognized areas of Southwest Florida.

    Breathtaking from the entry, the Gardenia II will encompass nearly 4,000 square feet under air of cutting-edge architectural design and interior design by Sheila Corasaniti-Cook of Boutique Interiors. The second custom estate, inspired by Stocks grand 4,369-squarefoot under air Clairborne II floorplan, will feature tasteful interiors by Soco Interiors in its four bedrooms, study, exercise room, great room, and expansive outdoor living area.

    Pine Ridge Estates

    Stock continues to be a preeminent builder in Pine Ridge Estates, with three residences currently available. One is located at 607 Myrtle Road and is a nearly 5,000-square-foot under-air, designed in collaboration with R.G. Designs Inc. and renowned Wilfredo Emanuel Designs. It boasts four bedrooms plus a bonus room, four and one-half bathrooms and a pool bath, a great room, study, double two-car garages, and Stocks trademark luxurious and expansive outdoor living area.

    Inspired by the fresh, airy palette of a Southampton aesthetic, a 4,672-squarefoot under-air residence at 125 Caribbean Road is being designed in collaboration with R.G. Designs and Cardamom Design. To be completed this summer, the property will boast four bedrooms plus a bonus room, four full bathrooms, plus a pool bath, and one powder bath, a great room, study, double two-car garages, and an outdoor living area encompassing more than 1,500 square feet.

    Finally, a new estate is being built at 422 West Street. It will offer four bedrooms and four and one-half baths, plus a pool bath, within 4,477 square feet under air. The generous outdoor living space will encompass 1,348 square feet. Clive Daniel Home and South Florida Design are collaborating on the home, which will have an overall aesthetic of comfortable luxury and a color palette of white, cream, and taupe with accents of periwinkle, aqua, and soft blue throughout.

    WildBlue

    Two exquisite Stock Custom Homes are currently being constructed in Wild- Blue. The first is based on the Alexandria floorplan and will boast 4,672 square feet under air. The design team, including Laurie Walter of Cardamon Design and Richard Guzman of R.G. Designs, will create an overall aesthetic of transitional and timeless elegance.

    The second, based on the Winfield floorplan, will encompass 4,720 square feet under air. Soco Interiors and R.G. Designs, Inc. will follow a modern coastal-inspired design with a layered neutral palette of soft taupe, crisp white, and subtle grey with deep aqua and navy-blue accents.

    Customize Your Dream Home

    Now celebrating 20 years as Floridas preeminent homebuilder, Stock has completed more than 5,000 homes along the Gulf Coast and beyond. Continuing to expand, the award-winning luxury homebuilders custom homes division, Stock Custom Homes, is actively working on custom estates throughout Southwest Florida along with Sarasota, Wellington, and Palm Beach.

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    #ASKSETHANYTHING: Forget the bidding war can we just build a house? [Column] – The Delaware County Daily Times - February 14, 2021 by Mr HomeBuilder

    Im not going to lie, its tough out there for buyers. Thats no longer a secret at this point. It seems anything with four walls and a roof is selling with multiple offers in a matter of hours, not days. (this actually isnt the reality, but I can talk about that another time).

    Buyers right now are masking up, seeing the home for a few minutes and placing offers with waived contingencies and escalation clauses (Ask me more about this if you dont know what these are).

    But what if I told you there is a much less hectic process? One where you get to select where your home is built, what amenities it contains, the layout, the finishes, etc. Welcome to the world of new construction.

    The fact is that builders are unable to keep up with demand right now and the reason is many buyers are ditching the resale market (non-new homes) and deciding to just build their own house instead. There are pros and cons to this approach, but most of my clients enjoy a pretty smooth process when deciding to build their dream home.

    1. No bidding wars. This is a huge one. There are certain buyers who just refuse to engage in them. Either they are averse to the drama of a bidding war (most arent dramatic, by the way, if your agent knows what theyre doing); have a principled objection to paying top dollar; or some other reason.

    The fact is that building your home is a pretty calm process and if a buyer is looking for a more controlled environment, its something that can be ideal.

    2. Build it to suit you. There are many buyers who buy their dream home and STILL have to make modifications after settlement. This is more out of pocket cost and disruptive once youve moved in. New construction allows for the buyer to select layout, finishes and even the lot in the community and its basically done when you move in. This also allows them to align their homes look and construction with the latest trends in real estate. HGTV anyone?

    3. Resale value usually holds. Since it is new(er) for many years to come. Buyers do like new and even if the house is 4-years-old and you have to sell it, it should retain value and appeal to the marketplace. Keep in mind, builders dont typically construct homes in areas that are overly speculative (although they can in certain areas of the country) which means theyre in desirable locations in terms of highways and schools.

    1. The waiting. The fact is that new construction has to keep up with demand, so that means you cant visit a site, pick a house, write a check and move in right away. They cant build them fast enough right now. Depending on the builder and the particular house youre looking to build, it can be anywhere from 3 to 12 months before the moving truck pulls up.

    2. Builder limitations. These home builders are trying to build houses as fast as they can and so that means their ability to customize every little thing in a house is either not possible or will cost you more cash during the construction process.

    Every time a buyer wants to change this or that, the most common refrain is, Sure, we can do that, but there will be a custom charge for that. For some buyers that is OK if their budget allows, but too many custom changes to a house can make that affordable new house a money pit. Thankfully, the builder is usually transparent with these costs.

    3. Paying a premium. New construction is much like a new car in that depending on what phase the builder is in (Phases describe whether the builder has just starting building homes or on their last few), you can pay a premium. You can get a discount if the builder has just a lonely sales trailer and nothing built yet because they are trying to get homes sold. Another time is at the end when builders are trying to sell those last few homes so they can move on entirely from the job after several years. But dont forget youre building a house. Everything is new, so be prepared to generally pay a premium for that.

    At the time of this writing, I currently have three clients under contract for new construction with Toll Brothers, Rockwell & Deluca. All of them initially thought theyd buy existing homes and were pleasantly surprised by the offering of some of these companies.

    Warning: If you choose the route of new construction, BE SURE TO CALL YOUR REALTOR TO MAKE THE INITIAL CONTACT. (This includes not registering on the builders website) Otherwise, the sales representative can claim whats called procuring cause and have a right to represent both you and the builder which is not ideal. It is important that you have your own representative to guide you through the process and be your advocate.

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    Who’s building where in Acadiana? Here are the building permits Issued Feb. 1-5 – The Advocate - February 14, 2021 by Mr HomeBuilder

    Commercial additions, alterations

    ACCESSORY BUILDING: 324 Haydite Ave., Lafayette; The Family Church, owner; Ziler Architects, applicant; self, contractor; $22,675.

    OTHER: 1008 Cameron St., Lafayette: Alfred Broussard, owner; description, splitting building into two tenants; Alfred Broussard, applicant; $30,000.

    RENOVATION: 113 Kol Drive, Broussard; Sysco Doerle Facility, applicant; Williams Company Southeast, contractor; $2,359,534.

    TENANT BUILD-OUT: 1137 S. Bernard Road, Suite C, Broussard; Beau Soliel Nutrition, applicant; Pride Contractors LLC, contractor; $10,000.

    ADDITIONS: 411 Commercial Parkway, Broussard; Siemens, applicant; Flex Construction LLC; addition to office, $222,000; addition to shop, $360,000.

    217 Waterhouse Road, Carencro; Brian Martin; $499,500.

    301 Espasie Drive, Milton; Prestige Custom Homes LLC; $306,000.

    307 Comanche Drive, Lafayette; Walter Arceneaux; $216,000.

    214 Gable Crest Drive, Lafayette; Manuel Builders; $202,500.

    307 Capstone Crossing, Lafayette; Manuel Builders; $238,500.

    141 Gable Crest Drive, Lafayette; Manuel Builders; $193,500.

    219 Gable Crest Drive, Lafayette; Manuel Builders; $234,000.

    607 Bourdette Drive, Lafayette; Manuel Builders; $193,500.

    219 New Trails Lane, Youngsville; D R Horton Inc. Gulf Coast; $270,000.

    221 New Trails Lane, Youngsville; D R Horton Inc. Gulf Coast; $342,000.

    204 Oak Side Alley, Lafayette; Brent Rochon; $1,039,500.

    204 Rue Novembre, Scott; Jonas Melancon; $342,000.

    221 Redfern St., Lafayette; Lancaster Construction LLC; $333,000.

    210 Starlight Drive, Lafayette; D R Horton Inc. Gulf Coast; $166,500.

    313 Adry Lane, Youngsville; Manuel Builders; $193,500.

    300 Anza Drive, Youngsville; Manuel Builders; $202,500.

    113 Spider Lily Lane, Lafayette; DSLD LLC; $283,500.

    307 Sparrowhawk St., Broussard; DSLD LLC; $220,500.

    515 Winthorpe Row, Lafayette; Tuan Tran; $526,000.

    106 Carnaby Drive, Lafayette; Gen Group Construction LLC; $274,500.

    103 Grandmark St., Lafayette; DSLD LLC; $315,000.

    113 Harvest Creek Lane, Lafayette; Prestigious Home Builders LLC; $400,500.

    204 Rue Viansa, Lafayette; D R Horton Inc. Gulf Coast; $166,500.

    207 Keelingwood Lane, Lafayette; Manuel Builders; $193,500.

    110 Gable Crest Drive, Lafayette; Shivers Brothers Construction; $229,500.

    130 Gable Crest Drive, Lafayette; Shivers Brothers Construction; $198,000.

    205 Canary Palm Way, Broussard; Triple D's Homes LLC; $240,511.

    609 Easy Rock Landing, Broussard; EJ Rock construction; $262,286.

    402 Sandy Bay Drive, Broussard; Blue Wing Builders LLC; $245,000.

    404 Sandy Bay Drive, Broussard; Blue Wing Builders LLC; $232,000.

    107 Lakes Edge Drive, Broussard; AM Design Inc.; $207,849.

    215 Canary Palm Way, Broussard; Leon Clayton Enterprises LLC; $296,185.

    508 Sandy Bay, Broussard; Hart Homes LLC; $232,428.

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    WATCH: Star Trek and Doctor Who fan documents his process of building custom, working sets in his basement – Daily Star Trek News - February 14, 2021 by Mr HomeBuilder

    FEBRUARY 12, 2021 - This week, WTHR of Indianapolis brought us a story of a local man, who went the extra light year for a DIY project.

    Todd Spann is a huge fan of both Star Trek and Doctor Who, two franchises that have each been around for more than 50 years, telling stories of exploration, loyalty, and mutual respect. So it makes sense that when Spann had the opportunity to build his new basement exactly how he wanted it, he would combine his two passions, creating a stunning tribute to both Star Trek and Doctor Who. And hes also built a YouTube channel where you can watch the whole project come together.

    When Spann bought his home in Westfield, Indiana, he was pleased to see it had a completely unfinished basement. I wanted a theater and a computer room and everything, Spann said of his home, adding, I just went a little weird and created this idea because I wanted something different.

    Spann began researching photos of the sets he intended to recreate, teaching himself how to build it all from the ground up. When asked about the design process, Spann said it was a lot of trial and error. [I would] set something up and think, 'Well, that's not going to work.' [Id] tear it down and try something else until I got it to where I was happy."

    Just stepping into the basement is a wild experience. With fully automated sliding doors, just like on Star Trek, step inside and the first thing youll see is a functional six-person transporter pad, complete with working controls. Head down the hallway of Spanns basement starship and youll find yourself in the home theatre, lovingly crafted to resemble the bridge of a Starfleet vessel. From the captains chair, Spann is able to manipulate the lights, screens and sounds of his starship bridge. Saying the command Computer, red alert! automatically triggers the classic red alert siren, and the call, All hands to battle stations!

    But thats not all: Spanns basement also includes a full-sized TARDIS that doubles as his computer room.

    Spann started his basement build more than three years ago. While there is more construction to come, he says that once the dangers of COVID-19 have passed, hell be ready to offer tours of his creation. To see the full WTHR report and dozens of videos detailing the construction of this sci-fi inspired basement, head over to Todd Spanns channel on YouTube.

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    Irons Brothers Construction wins Remodeling Excellence Awards – My Edmonds News - February 9, 2021 by Mr HomeBuilder

    The Building Industry Association of Washington has announced the winners of its2020 Excellence in Remodeling Awards, and Irons Brothers Construction, Inc.took top honors in two categories.

    The Excellence In Remodeling awards program recognizes outstanding remodeling projects across Washington, ranging from additions and historic renovations to kitchen and bath updates to entire home transformations at a variety of price points. This year, remodelers from home builders associations across the state submitted 32 entries in 19 categories.

    The Building Industry Association of Washington traditionally honors award winners at a live annual awards ceremony, but COVID-19 restrictions forced the organization to cancel its live event for 2020.

    The awards presented to Irons Brothers include:

    Parents of two boys, the homeowners in this remodel wanted to be close to their children while also having a private retreat to themselves so Irons Brothers added a master suite using creative reconfiguration of existing space. The remodeling team built an addition to the rear of the home using the familys existing laundry room and expanding into their outside-corner covered patio.

    They then filled the bathroom retreat space with luxurious elements to combine modern-day comfort with 1955 architecture, including a curbless, walk-in shower with a wide doorway for accessibility.

    Oversized white tiles surround the large shower niche, while marine blue dimensional gloss tiles create a statement at the vanity. The rich walnut custom cabinets with white quartz countertops and silvery-gray plank floor are durable and timeless. A clerestory window at the top of the shower and a large skylight maximizes the use of natural light.

    This third-floor master suite is the crowning glory of this redesigned home.Irons Brothers certified aging-in-place design team specified elements for the retired couple and their 120-pound pit bull terrier to age in place.

    The team added a new residential elevator to the west side of the home to access the master bedroom from all levels, placing the elevator shaft on the homes exterior to minimize the need for interior structural changes. This move also maximized the couples budget. The shed roof for the addition followed the sites slope, creating tall walls east of the master suite for clerestory windows that allow daylight without sacrificing wall space in the bathroom/closet area.

    This design kept western walls low to maximize the bedroom views. The master bathroom includes an easy-access shower, his-and-her wall-mounted vanities with motion-sensor lights, and pops of beachy blue for a spa-like feel. An extensive walk-through closet and indoor sauna completes the suite.

    Other universal design features include wider doorways, slip-resistant flooring and reduced transitions, lever handles, and pocket doors for easy use.

    You can view these projects in a video here.

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    Co-starring in Malcolm & Marie, the stunning Monterey County home where the movie is set – SF Chronicle Datebook - February 9, 2021 by Mr HomeBuilder

    Caterpillar House is the first custom home on Californias Central Coast designated LEED Platinum, the highest rating for sustainability from U.S. Green Building Council. Photo: Joe Fletcher

    Movie producers like Ashley Levinson are used to high-stress multitasking. Yet making sure a cast and crew stayed safe and healthy during a clandestine shoot in the midst of the deadly coronavirus pandemic was an entirely new degree of challenge for Levinson, one of the principal backers of Malcolm & Marie, which was written and directed by her husband, Sam.I dont think I slept through the night until two weeks after we wrapped shooting, said Levinson, reflecting on the high-wire act of pulling together the intimate new Netflix drama out Friday, Feb. 5, which was filmed over 14 days near Carmel over the summer to become one of the first films to wrap production during the pandemic.

    When Sam Levinson and Zendaya both concerned about the forced time off from filming their HBO drama series Euphoria hatched the idea of making a movie while the entertainment industry was on lockdown, using pods and bubbles to prevent the virus spread were not yet familiar concepts. The NBA successful experiment of playing all its games in Orlando hadnt even started.

    First off, we had to immerse ourselves in learning as much as we could about how the virus is transmitted and figure out, could we even do this safely? Ashley Levinson said. We wouldnt have done it if we didnt have doctors telling us that what we were doing was safe.

    Zendaya takes on a mature role and an ownership stake in her new movie Malcolm & Marie

    She knew a high-level epidemiologist who had been in Wuhan, China, where the pandemic began, and his findings informed the protocols the producers devised: pre-shoot quarantining, regular coronavirus testing, everyone in protective equipment, and a promise from everyone involved not to leave (the set) once we arrived, Levinson said.

    Although they discussed shooting in Zendayas or the Levinsons home, Los Angeles wasnt issuing permits (to shoot) because the (COVID-19) numbers were so high, Levinson said, so we started looking at various places we could get to with one tank of gas, to eliminate as many stops as possible.

    Monterey County was the only place in California at the time allowing shoots on private properties. So it had to be Carmel, Levinson said.

    Production designer Michael Grasley, who also works on Euphoria, researched contemporary homes along the Central Coast that would fit the films aesthetic goals: a midcentury, open-plan property that would pop on screen in black and white.

    San Francisco architect Jonathan Feldmans stunning, eco-conscious, rammed earth-and-glass Caterpillar House, on 33 acres in the private Santa Lucia Preserve, fit the bill.

    Review: Zendaya tears into John David Washington in riveting, dramatic Malcolm & Marie

    While Malcolm & Marie has just two roles, a feuding couple played by Zendaya and John David Washington, the glamorous house in which the entire movie takes place became effectively the movies third character.

    Feldman studied film and thought of being a filmmaker before pivoting to architecture, so its fitting that the stunning residence has a natural cinematic quality, with huge south-facing sliding windows framing views of the rolling hills.

    Caterpillar House is the first custom home on Californias Central Coast designated LEED Platinum, the highest rating for sustainability from the U.S. Green Building Council. It is built with 2-foot-thick earthen walls, from dirt excavated from the site during construction.

    Its a glass box, all about its connection to nature, to natural light, Feldman said. Yet, shot at night, it somehow became even more monumental, looming, even moody in a way that really fit the story (of) this couple isolated from the rest of the world. It was really exciting to see how well the house lent itself to that.

    We knew we wouldnt have to do that much to make it look great, Levinson said. The house was ideal. Its a work of art itself.

    Everyone working on the film lodged at the nearby Carmel Valley Ranch, which closed due to the pandemic and had standalone buildings for everyone with their own HVAC systems so we wouldnt be cross-contaminating anyone that could potentially be sick, Levinson said.They limited the cast and crew to just 22 people far fewer than a typical set. The lean team meant we got really crafty with every element of the film, Levinson said. We brought stuff from our own houses. Our personal pillows were there. Zendaya brought her own clothing (and did her own hair and makeup). We borrowed a friends bed. We kept some of the owners belongings. It was a case of eliminating how many things we needed from the outside world.

    They rehearsed in a parking lot and did outdoor camera tests, too. A San Francisco chef prepared meals with produce from Monterey-area farmers.

    There were so many things you wouldnt have thought of, she said. I mean, if someone wanted a cup of coffee, you couldnt have different people getting it. Things you would never think of normally.

    Levinson says the experience of making Malcolm & Marie with collaborators all invested in one anothers safety and equity (crew members are shareholders in the films profit structure, with future proceeds donated to Feeding America) convinced her that we might want some of these positive changes to stick around in post-pandemic productions.

    Its the most proud Ive ever been of the process, being a part of a community of people that you respect so much, with every single person really looking after each other, she said. I feel enormous gratitude for the fact that we were able to make a film that were so proud of, make it in the way that we did and also give back.

    Malcolm & Marie (R) begins streaming on Netflix on Friday, Feb. 5.

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    Co-starring in Malcolm & Marie, the stunning Monterey County home where the movie is set - SF Chronicle Datebook

    Whats It Like to Sleep in a Hexagon? – The New York Times - February 9, 2021 by Mr HomeBuilder

    When Don and Lou Ann McLean bought a hexagonal home on the edge of Lake Austin in 2013, they loved the 1.3-acre waterfront lot. But they were hesitant about the house, which was built in the 1960s and had the feel of a rustic lodge.

    The structure, propped up on columns above a site that plummeted to the water, had few redeeming qualities after being sliced up into a series of awkward spaces over the years and extended with a clumsy 1980s addition.

    It was a little hard to get our heads around it, said Ms. McLean, 63, a former attorney.

    But of all the different places we looked at, this one was on a pretty spot on the lake, said Mr. McLean, 71, a retired insurance broker. It had about 185 feet of water frontage, more than any of the other homes they saw. So the lot won us over.

    The McLeans were looking for a change after raising their four children in Orange County, Calif. We had always wanted to live on a lake, Ms. McLean said. We were water-skiers and raised our kids boating, and thought that a lake would be a great place for our permanent home.

    The couple, who own a six-acre vineyard called Caprichosa, part of the Vines of Mendoza resort in Argentina, also wanted to live in a city, which is how they settled on Austin, Texas, after a cousin of Ms. McLeans suggested it.

    Despite their reservations, they bought the property for $1.95 million, then recruited a local architect, Jim LaRue of LaRue Architects, to transform it. At first, he thought demolition was the solution. It was sort of a frumpy, dumpy little building that was originally a fishing cabin, Mr. LaRue said. When we saw it, the concept was that we were just going to scrape it.

    But as he studied the site, he realized that the structure was irreplaceable, literally: It was so close to the lake that it seemed to hover over the water an impossible feat today, as new homes there are required to be set back at least 75 feet from the shore.

    To retain that position near the waters edge, Mr. LaRue opted to keep the hexagonal footprint but to reconfigure the walls and roof, repurposing the existing structure as a new primary suite. Then he demolished the 1980s addition to make way for a connected, low-slung building, threaded between pecan trees, that would contain most of the homes 4,200 square feet.

    The new house is built with rugged materials including Texas limestone, exposed steel and standing-seam metal roofing that is also used as siding. Tall glass doors slide open at one end of the living-and-dining room to connect to a broad covered patio equipped with retractable screens and integrated heaters for year-round use.

    Rather than adding a fireplace and TV to the living room, Mr. LaRue put them outside. When the glass sliders are open to connect the indoor and outdoor living areas, the fireplace anchors the far end of that common space, he said. It just happens to be outside.

    And should anyone want a quick dip during commercial breaks, a pool hugs the edge of the patio.

    For the interiors, the couple worked with Laura Britt, of the Austin-based Britt Design Group, to develop a very warm, organic, modern palette, Ms. Britt said. Finishes include European white-oak floors, hand-troweled and -burnished plaster, walnut kitchen cabinets elevated on beefy legs and textiles that add bursts of color in an otherwise neutral envelope. For the dining area, the couples builder, Classic Constructors, made a custom table from wood beams salvaged from the old hexagonal roof.

    In March 2019, nearly three years after construction began, the McLeans moved in. At that point, their team began work on the dock, which has an ipe storage locker for kayaks and a paddleboard, with a deck on top. By the time everything was finished in the fall of 2020, they had spent roughly $4 million.

    Now hunkered down to wait out the pandemic, they are especially appreciative of their easy access to water and the changing views through the floor-to-ceiling windows of the surrounding landscape, designed with Environmental Survey Consulting; the reflecting pool with aquatic plants that wraps around their bedroom (in place of the balcony that was originally there); and the abundant wildlife.

    You get almost a treehouse feeling, Ms. McLean said. Weve had foxes come through the yard, and weve had robins and nuthatches, so its been lovely.

    Some neighbors have also reported owl sightings. Everyone around here is noticing a lot more wildlife than theyve seen before, she said. Maybe there are more birds and animals moving in, she speculated, or maybe were just here to notice it.

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    Custom home in Franktown puts focus on health – Centennial Citizen - February 6, 2021 by Mr HomeBuilder

    A custom home built in unincorporated Douglas County was featured in an interior design trade magazine and received a certification from an organization focused on healthy living spaces.

    The ranch-style home, located in the Fox Hill community in Franktown, was also featured in a miniseries on Youtube and Amazon Prime created by House Beautiful, the interior design magazine. Eleven designers from across the country collaborated on the concept.

    The home includes four bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms, three laundry rooms, five fireplaces and a full boomer suite for aging parents, said Nick Nettleton, custom builder for the home and owner of Nicholas Custom Homes.

    It was very rewarding to see it all come together, he said.

    The house is now up for sale and listed at nearly $3 million, according to the Fox Hill website.

    The 5,400-square-foot home is located on a 1.8-acre lot in Fox Hill, a community that provides residents access to a fully operational farm with apple and pear orchards, a berry patch, eggs and honey.

    Wellness Within Your Walls, a certification that guides consumers and professionals on healthier measures for home design and construction, gave the Fox Hill house its first ever full accreditation, according to a news release on the project.

    In order to acquire this accolade, the builders met requirements of a 10-step approach to ensure health and wellness in the home. The 10 steps focus on providing clean air and water, enhanced exposure to natural light, the removal of unnecessary chemicals and toxins in the home, physical wellness attributes, conscious consumption, mental wellness, spiritual wellness, food science, behavioral strategies and positive lifestyle habits, according to the news release.

    It starts from the ground up, Nettleton said. Were trying to make the house as healthy to live in as living in the wilderness. We didnt want the house to cause any negative health effects.

    Nettletons team accomplished this by implementing several techniques like using all sealed-combustion appliances, which improves efficiency and safety of those items. They also only used building materials that dont have harmful volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, which can have adverse health impacts.

    They built the house with a full water filtration system complete with a water softener and a UV light to remove everything from the drinking water including any bacteria or chlorine. The furnaces were also made to ensure the air is as clean as possible.

    It makes sure that the air youre breathing is very healthy and allergen and bacteria free, he said.

    Nettleton said not many homes have these features yet.

    I do think its getting more popular, especially with COVID-19, he said. I think a lot of people have realized they spend a lot of time at their home and being made aware of healthier living in general.

    The company broke ground on the project at the end of March 2020 and it was completed in August of that year.

    It was a struggle to build an almost 6,000-square-foot house with (11) designers in four and a half months, Nettleton said. With the COVID-19 situation, that made it much more challenging.

    Nettleton said his company plans to only build homes that meet the Wellness Within Your Walls certification going forward.

    It was an exciting process for us, he said. Weve never done something like this before.

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    Names and Faces – Seacoastonline.com - February 6, 2021 by Mr HomeBuilder

    Portsmouth HeraldHayes, Hartford join The Elm Street Group

    MANCHESTER The Elm Street Group of Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) today announced that Daniel Hartford and Christine Hayes have joined the team as a Financial Advisor and Senior Registered Associate, respectively. Hartford and Hayes will be based in the Firms Wealth Management office located at 1000 Elm St in Manchester, New Hampshire.

    Both Dan and Christine bring experience and exceptional competency into their new roles and they will be an impactful part to our growing wealth management team that is committed to best in class client service, said Michael Shearin, Senior Vice President, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management.

    Hartford has been with Morgan Stanley since 2020. In his new role, he will be responsible for portfolio management, securities risk analysis and trading. Formerly with Wellington Management Company for over six years, Mr. Hartford is a native of Manchester, NH. He holds a bachelors degree from University of Massachusetts, Boston and currently lives in Manchester, NH with his wife Megan and son William.

    Hayes has been with Morgan Stanley since 2018. In her new role, she will help oversee operations and administration for the team. Formerly with TIAA-CREF for over 14 years, Ms. Hayes lives in North Hampton, NH.

    ROCHESTER HRCU is pleased to announce that Donna West has been hired as their Director of Human Resources. West takes the lead on overseeing the credit unions HR efforts companywide.

    West brings nearly a decade of HR experience to HRCU. Most recently, serving as the HR Manager at RiverWoods Durham, in Durham NH. In this role, West oversaw HR, while facilitating professional development, managing all benefits, and onboarding new employees. Prior to RiverWoods Durham, she also ran HR for Anchor Insurance Managers in St. Petersburg, Florida, as well as, ReEnergy Holdings LLC, of Latham, New York.

    Donna brings a great deal of human resource experience to HRCU. With the growth we have experienced and the challenging times we are in to keep staff well informed and safe, Donna will be a tremendous asset to our organization, said HRCU President & CEO Brian Hughes.

    West is a member of both the Society of Human Resource Management and the Southeast Human Resource Association. She and her husband Mike reside in nearby Alton Bay, NH.

    HRCU is a state-chartered and federally insured community credit union that has been serving the New Hampshire community since its inception in 1962. With several locations throughout the seacoast, HRCU prides itself on helping its members achieve their financial goals through convenient, technology-driven, services and a compassionate, personalized approach.

    YORK, Maine Eldredge Lumber has recently finalized the acquisition of Selectwood in Portsmouth.

    Founded in 1982, Selectwood (selectwood.com) operates out of a 70,000-square-foot facility in Portsmouthand serves custom home builders and remodelers from Boston, Mass. to Portland, Maine. Selectwood has a reputation as a premiere stocking distributor of high-grade cedar, mahogany, ipe, redwood, Douglasfir as well as high-end composite building materials and hardware. Like Eldredge, Selectwood also has a strong partnership with the Marvin Window and Door Company.

    A strong customer base, unique specialty lumber expertise and an experienced team focused on customer relationships make Selectwood an ideal addition to the Eldredgefamily.Eldredge looksforward to expanding Selectwoods current product offerings in Portsmouth as well as being able to offer its unique inventory to customers from the York and Portland locations.

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    Bainbridge home offers plenty of space inside and out for $1.2M: House of the Week – cleveland.com - February 6, 2021 by Mr HomeBuilder

    BAINBRIDGE TWP, Ohio -- The Chagrin Valley Area is quaint, picturesque and full of historic homes. But if youre looking for a home with more space and amenities than downtown Chagrin Falls can offer, the French country-style home at 8145 Woodberry Blvd. deserves a look.

    Built in 2006 in the Woods of Wembley development, the home boasts 7 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms in 8,000 sq. ft. The Perrino Builders custom home combines a stately exterior with a welcoming interior.

    The inside does not disappoint with its distressed walnut wood floors, custom millwork, multiple fireplaces and wrought iron details, says listing agent is Anne Marie Rath with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Lucien Realty. Though the grand scale of the home is evident in the two-story foyer, living room and open-concept kitchen and great room, an intimate and comfortable feel to the home prevails, Rath says.

    Buyers will appreciate the luxurious first-floor master suite, with its fireplace, two closets and master bath featuring a steam shower with dual jets and temperature regulating controls. A perfect to escape to on a cold winters day, Rath, the listing agent, says.

    Another highlight is the office, which is located on its own mezzanine, providing a quiet sanctuary for your work-from-home situation.

    It overlooks the front gardens -- my favorite area of the property -- with its pretty river birch, and seasonal plants such as hydrangeas and roses, as well as a water feature.

    The walk-out lower level offers even more additional living space, with a large rec room, kitchen, wine cellar and a flex space that could be used as a seventh bedroom or gym.

    The outdoor space includes multiple patios including a large deck with a pergola-covered dining area and fireplace. The home is also close to the natural beauty of Frohring Meadows and the recreational opportunities the Wembley Club has to offer.

    Though it is located in Bainbridge in Geauga County, the property has a Chagrin Falls mailing address and is located within the Chagrin Falls Exempted School District. Because of this, the buyer pays Geauga County property taxes, but is not subject to RITA taxes.

    On the market since May, the home is available for $1,199,000.

    8145 Woodberry Blvd. offers 7 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms in 8,000 sq. ft. The listing agent is Anne Marie Rath with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Lucien Realty. (Photo by Tom Schuerger, Lakeside Photo Company)

    8145 Woodberry Blvd. offers 7 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms in 8,000 sq. ft. The listing agent is Anne Marie Rath with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Lucien Realty. (Photo by Tom Schuerger, Lakeside Photo Company)

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    Address: 8145 Woodberry Blvd.

    City: Chagrin Falls

    Price: $1,199,000

    On the market since: May 30, 2020

    Year built: 2006

    No. bedrooms: 7

    No. bathrooms: 6 full, 1 half

    Lot size: 1.05 acres

    School district: Chagrin Falls Exempted Village Schools

    Real estate agent and contact info: Anne Marie Rath, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Lucien Realty

    p: 216-272- 9770

    e: realtor.rath@gmail.com

    8145 Woodberry Blvd. offers 7 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms in 8,000 sq. ft. The listing agent is Anne Marie Rath with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Lucien Realty. (Photo by Tom Schuerger, Lakeside Photo Company)

    8145 Woodberry Blvd. offers 7 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms in 8,000 sq. ft. The listing agent is Anne Marie Rath with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Lucien Realty. (Photo by Tom Schuerger, Lakeside Photo Company)

    8145 Woodberry Blvd. offers 7 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms in 8,000 sq. ft. The listing agent is Anne Marie Rath with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Lucien Realty. (Photo by Tom Schuerger, Lakeside Photo Company)

    8145 Woodberry Blvd. offers 7 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms in 8,000 sq. ft. The listing agent is Anne Marie Rath with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Lucien Realty. (Photo by Tom Schuerger, Lakeside Photo Company)

    8145 Woodberry Blvd. offers 7 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms in 8,000 sq. ft. The listing agent is Anne Marie Rath with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Lucien Realty. (Photo by Tom Schuerger, Lakeside Photo Company)

    8145 Woodberry Blvd. offers 7 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms in 8,000 sq. ft. The listing agent is Anne Marie Rath with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Lucien Realty. (Photo by Tom Schuerger, Lakeside Photo Company)

    8145 Woodberry Blvd. offers 7 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms in 8,000 sq. ft. The listing agent is Anne Marie Rath with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Lucien Realty. (Photo by Tom Schuerger, Lakeside Photo Company)

    8145 Woodberry Blvd. offers 7 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms in 8,000 sq. ft. The listing agent is Anne Marie Rath with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Lucien Realty. (Photo by Tom Schuerger, Lakeside Photo Company)

    8145 Woodberry Blvd. offers 7 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms in 8,000 sq. ft. The listing agent is Anne Marie Rath with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Lucien Realty. (Photo by Tom Schuerger, Lakeside Photo Company)

    8145 Woodberry Blvd. offers 7 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms in 8,000 sq. ft. The listing agent is Anne Marie Rath with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Lucien Realty. (Photo by Tom Schuerger, Lakeside Photo Company)

    8145 Woodberry Blvd. offers 7 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms in 8,000 sq. ft. The listing agent is Anne Marie Rath with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Lucien Realty. (Photo by Tom Schuerger, Lakeside Photo Company)

    8145 Woodberry Blvd. offers 7 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms in 8,000 sq. ft. The listing agent is Anne Marie Rath with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Lucien Realty. (Photo by Tom Schuerger, Lakeside Photo Company)

    8145 Woodberry Blvd. offers 7 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms in 8,000 sq. ft. The listing agent is Anne Marie Rath with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Lucien Realty. (Photo by Tom Schuerger, Lakeside Photo Company)

    8145 Woodberry Blvd. offers 7 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms in 8,000 sq. ft. The listing agent is Anne Marie Rath with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Lucien Realty. (Photo by Tom Schuerger, Lakeside Photo Company)

    8145 Woodberry Blvd. offers 7 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms in 8,000 sq. ft. The listing agent is Anne Marie Rath with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Lucien Realty. (Photo by Tom Schuerger, Lakeside Photo Company)

    8145 Woodberry Blvd. offers 7 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms in 8,000 sq. ft. The listing agent is Anne Marie Rath with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Lucien Realty. (Photo by Tom Schuerger, Lakeside Photo Company)

    8145 Woodberry Blvd. offers 7 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms in 8,000 sq. ft. The listing agent is Anne Marie Rath with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Lucien Realty. (Photo by Tom Schuerger, Lakeside Photo Company)

    8145 Woodberry Blvd. offers 7 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms in 8,000 sq. ft. The listing agent is Anne Marie Rath with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Lucien Realty. (Photo by Tom Schuerger, Lakeside Photo Company)

    8145 Woodberry Blvd. offers 7 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms in 8,000 sq. ft. The listing agent is Anne Marie Rath with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Lucien Realty. (Photo by Tom Schuerger, Lakeside Photo Company)

    8145 Woodberry Blvd. offers 7 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms in 8,000 sq. ft. The listing agent is Anne Marie Rath with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Lucien Realty. (Photo by Tom Schuerger, Lakeside Photo Company)

    8145 Woodberry Blvd. offers 7 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms in 8,000 sq. ft. The listing agent is Anne Marie Rath with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Lucien Realty. (Photo by Tom Schuerger, Lakeside Photo Company)

    8145 Woodberry Blvd. offers 7 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms in 8,000 sq. ft. The listing agent is Anne Marie Rath with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Lucien Realty. (Photo by Tom Schuerger, Lakeside Photo Company)

    8145 Woodberry Blvd. offers 7 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms in 8,000 sq. ft. The listing agent is Anne Marie Rath with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Lucien Realty. (Photo by Tom Schuerger, Lakeside Photo Company)

    8145 Woodberry Blvd. offers 7 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms in 8,000 sq. ft. The listing agent is Anne Marie Rath with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Lucien Realty. (Photo by Tom Schuerger, Lakeside Photo Company)

    8145 Woodberry Blvd. offers 7 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms in 8,000 sq. ft. The listing agent is Anne Marie Rath with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Lucien Realty. (Photo by Tom Schuerger, Lakeside Photo Company)

    8145 Woodberry Blvd. offers 7 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms in 8,000 sq. ft. The listing agent is Anne Marie Rath with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Lucien Realty. (Photo by Tom Schuerger, Lakeside Photo Company)

    8145 Woodberry Blvd. offers 7 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms in 8,000 sq. ft. The listing agent is Anne Marie Rath with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Lucien Realty. (Photo by Tom Schuerger, Lakeside Photo Company)

    8145 Woodberry Blvd. offers 7 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms in 8,000 sq. ft. The listing agent is Anne Marie Rath with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Lucien Realty. (Photo by Tom Schuerger, Lakeside Photo Company)

    8145 Woodberry Blvd. offers 7 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms in 8,000 sq. ft. The listing agent is Anne Marie Rath with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Lucien Realty. (Photo by Tom Schuerger, Lakeside Photo Company)

    8145 Woodberry Blvd. offers 7 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms in 8,000 sq. ft. The listing agent is Anne Marie Rath with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Lucien Realty. (Photo by Tom Schuerger, Lakeside Photo Company)

    8145 Woodberry Blvd. offers 7 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms in 8,000 sq. ft. The listing agent is Anne Marie Rath with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Lucien Realty. (Photo by Tom Schuerger, Lakeside Photo Company)

    For more information on 8145 Woodberry Blvd., Chagrin Falls, contact Anne Marie Rath at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Lucien Realty at 216-272- 9770 or realtor.rath@gmail.com.

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