rebuilding after lossBuilding a home is a stressful time for anyone. Imagine rebuilding your home after you lose everything to a fire. That’s what happened to Quail homeowners Alan and Pat. While attempting to deal with the loss and settle in to their temporary housing, they were also dealing with the insurance company, trying to put their lives back together and oh yes…building a new home. On the stress scale, we think this would be off the charts.

original sketches

A COPY OF THE ORIGINAL SKETCHES FROM THE HOME OWNER

They wanted something similar to their old home and we were happy to give them what they wanted, but we had to find a way approximate their old home even though there was minimal technical information available. In order to accomplish this the homeowner sent us sketches that reflected their home prior to the fire as well as information regarding updates to the home that had occurred while they lived there.

Other home builders may have stopped right there and tried to “sell around” this obstacle, but we’re always up for a challenge. From their sketches, we went to work with the team at Alan Mascord Design Associates and found a plan that was similar to their old home. Our designer Kristy had her work cut out for her but careful collaboration with the homeowner allowed us to give them a new home that was exactly what they wanted even though it was not identical to the home they lost.

They used this chance to install updates that will enable them to comfortably live in the home as they age in place. Like this elevator that allows them full access to both levels of the home.

home elevatorThey also included fire sprinklers throughout the entire home due to updated city codes and for peace of mind. The unobtrusive sprinklers are unlike ones you may have seen elsewhere. They are flush against the ceiling and very understated. So understated that we’ll point them out to you so you don’t miss them.

understated fire sprinklersThank you Alan and Pat for putting your trust in us.

See all of the pictures of this beautiful home in our gallery.