Everyone has a basic need for shelter, but most people want more from their home than four walls and a roof, they want a home that reflects their station in life, their personal style and a sense of community beyond the sanctuary of their property.
Those investing in a newly-built home are buying more than state-of-the-art design, modern functionality and premier amenities, they are investing in the reputation of their builder and the expertise the builder brings to the home's construction. Knowing what goes into a new home is just the beginning of what a good builder should understand and provide to their clients, a professional builder should be sensitive to current trends and personal tastes of the prospective homeowner. Also, the right builder will never cut corners and will stick to deadlines and budget.
Brian McCarthy embodies what a professional builder should be. Having been in business for 24 years, McCarthy has developed 15 villa communities and has served the unique needs of countless clients. Throughout the years, he has established a competitive advantage, because he is capable of building homes to meet a variety of budgets, tastes and needs. Because McCarthy says he is specializes in offering construction modifications to meet the individual client's needs, each building project will stand out as unique.
This week's featured home, 4207 Lake Pine Drive, in the Crystal Ridge neighborhood of Monclova, is a fine example of what makes McCarthy Builders stand above the area's competition.
Clad in a light taupe brick with clay-colored vinyl siding and topped with a black roof, this villa home radiates desirable curb appeal and welcoming style to the neighborhood.
Step into the foyer from the sidelighted front door and take in the striking 10-foot ceilings and slate-look tile floor. A lovely guest bedroom is situated just to the left and offers visitors a double closet and access to a full bath featuring a white vanity and cultured marble countertop.
Across the foyer, the great room beckons visitors to bask in a grand high coffered ceiling gleaming with natural light provided by the large picture window. A breathtaking view of the lake is accentuated by the window's transom.
Light, cherry-stained cabinets adorn the kitchen, which opens to the great room. Entertaining is easy, as the room's peninsula snack bar allows conversation (and snacks) to flow throughout the space. All countertops are granite-look laminate, and pendant lights above the peninsula accentuate the sparkle of surface.
Additional storage can be found in the pantry, and the home's dining area boasts plenty of space for a large table, chairs and a hutch.
A sunroom nearby is set apart from the kitchen space by an arched entryway flanked by regal pillars. Easily accessible from the sunroom, the poured concrete patio provides a place for the homeowner to take in the sounds of nature.
A deep tray ceiling, with fan, further enhances the home's generously proportioned master bedroom. The attached master bathroom features a large white-wood vanity with cultured marble countertops. The step-in shower boasts two seats and dressing for the day is made more convenient by the walk-in closet.
The home's third bedroom, or den, is located through a hall off the kitchen. This space features its own double closet. This area of the home also is where one can find the laundry room, coat closet and access to the two-car garage. Well insulated and painted, the garage is completely finished and offers even more storage with pull-down stairs leading to an attic.
The active Crystal Ridge homeowners association is involved in managing the neighborhood, and the low monthly fee covers snow removal, lawn mowing and fertilization and maintenance of common areas. Each home comes with a one-year warranty and is Energy Star rated.
Visit this model home during a special Open House 1-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. For a convenient private tour, call Joyce Allen at (419) 360-1534. Crystal Ridge is located off Monclova Road, one and a quarter miles from St. Luke's Hospital. The featured home, 4207 Lake Pine Drive, is located at the back of the neighborhood.
Energy Star rated
Convenient Monclova Township location