Luxurious owner suites feature several rooms.

 

Originally published by TC  Brown on Columbus Monthly | Monday, Novber 6, 2018

Amenities seem to pop in and out of lavishly constructed homes and this year’s BIA Tour of Homes was no exception—especially within the confines of expansive owner suites built into each home.

It wasn’t long ago that designers tossed cold water on the installation of free-standing bathtubs. But a peek inside homes at the recent parade in Jerome Village uncovered soaking tubs as a renewed and hot amenity.

And those tubs are getting prettier, too. Judges bestowed a gold award on the second-floor master suite in Manor Homes Midwestern’s mountain, chalet-style home. It featured a galvanized steel, freestanding, rivet-lined tub, perched on a raised deck that was covered with natural pebble flooring.

“These tubs are a big-time trend and this one is extremely heavy,” says Molly Croak, co-owner with Joy Coulter of Couture Design, the home’s interior designers. “The nice thing about free-standing tubs is it makes the room feel bigger.”

A gigantic, programmable walk-in shower, with a bench and dual showerheads stood nearby—another trend today.

“It’s a smart shower, so you can lay in bed, say ‘Turn on the shower,’ set it to the degree you want and the water doesn’t run until it is warmed up to that point,” Croak says.

The Manor also included a separate seating area with a long white sofa, narrow coffee table and a large walk-in closet. Décor involved pendant lighting and a rustic, reclaimed wooden headboard.

Another tendency for today’s owner suites includes space for capturing serenity—a realm of retreat. Coppertree Homes embraced the concept with its combination yoga, meditation and workout room as part of its second floor suite.

With muted gray walls, blackout window treatments, candles and mindful decorative mantras reminding one to refresh, relax and unplug, this 160-square-foot space provides a perfect escape from the pressure cooker of endless responsibilities.

Another of the suite’s unique features was literally hidden within the large walk-in closet, where the closet’s shelving concealed a door to a secret room, which was also lined with shelves—the perfect hiding spot for gifts or valuables.

An outdoor escape would have been a good theme for Memmer Homes’ owner suite, which captured a bronze award for its first floor bedroom suite. (First floor owner’s suites are another trend.) Three immense, side-by-side windows spot-lighted the room’s interior with bright, natural light.

Windows were bordered at the bottom with seats and shelving, and they provided more illumination in the expansive walk-in closet.

“The master bedroom is not all that big, but we wanted to keep it light and airy, so it did not need to be huge,” says Kelly Scott, of Kelly Scott Interiors. “We also used a mix of metals and material and texture to inject a modern element.”

November 6, 2018

Built for Success

Originally published by Zenios Michael Zenios on 3 Pillar | Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Quality homes and happy customers don’t happen by accident. The best builders have systems to ensure those outcomes.

If you have a complete set of construction documents, including accurate blueprints and product descriptions, then material and labor costs won’t vary much between equivalent professional builders. Most of the price difference will rest with the builder’s “fee”—the overhead and profit built into the home’s cost.

What does that fee cover? And is a lower fee always better?

The first answer is that the fee makes great service possible by funding the builder’s internal management systems. These systems keep every part of the job running smoothly, and the best builders have spent years creating and fine-tuning them.

Those builders are in demand among customers who expect great service and, as a result, they command higher fees. We believe it’s money well spent.

Many of us have known contractors who did good work operating by the seat of their pants, but that doesn’t work anymore. It may be adequate for handyman jobs, but on a custom home it’s a recipe for disaster. That’s because today’s builders face a business environment that, if not deliberately managed, will quickly throw projects off schedule and off budget.

Here are four examples of these complexities and how management systems ease the pain.

More regulations. Zoning restrictions, association rules, building codes and labor laws make building homes tougher and more expensive than it used to be. Management systems, backed up by the right software, help the builder navigate these regulations while staying on schedule and on budget.

Less room for error. Engineered building components and code-mandated energy-efficiency details make today’s homes unforgiving of moisture problems. The builder’s quality assurance system helps the project manager confirm that workers are detailing the home to be healthy, comfortable and durable.

Vanishing workers. The most challenging issue today is the shortage of skilled labor. With fewer young people seeking careers as carpenters, plumbers and electricians, builders have to compete fiercely for the best ones. The best subcontractors and employees prefer to work for builders who run well-organized jobs and who pay promptly—builders with financial stability and effective scheduling and management systems.

Rising material costs. A combination of tariffs and high demand for building products has fueled big price increases in recent months. Builders with systems for reducing jobsite waste and negotiating fair prices with suppliers can mitigate the impact of those increases.

How do you spot a company with such systems? Talking with past customers is a wise step but you can also ask questions when interviewing builders, such as:
How will the builder keep you updated on the schedule? How often will you get job progress and budget reports? It doesn’t matter whether the information gets sent through an online portal or by email: the format matters less than the fact that the builder has a system for communicating it.

How does the builder organize product selections? Are there detailed selection sheets? Will you be expected to meet due dates for selecting products? You want a “yes” to this last question because a firm, systematic approach to selections really helps keep the job on track.

When you walk the home at critical stages (for example, after mechanical rough-in) does the builder use checklists to ensure that everything was completed as planned?

Builders aren’t that different from other companies that make complex products for demanding customers. Those in high demand get there because their systems allow them to focus on creating great products for fair prices. Smart homeowners choose one of these builders for their custom home.

Warm Regards,

Zenios Michael Zenios
3 Pillar Homes

October 29, 2018

Plan to Succeed

Published by: 3 pillar Homes, Tuesday, October 16 2018. 

A complete set of plans and specs will eliminate problems and help ensure a smooth project.

Never underestimate the importance of good plans and specifications to a successful new home build. These crucial documents need to be fully completed in order to generate a realistic price, schedule, and contract. Too often, however, they’re left undone.

The plans are the visual representation of the finished home, showing what it will look like when complete. They include dimensions and other important details that guide the builder during the project. The plans should also verify any regulations that apply to the project, such as height limits, setbacks, solar access by neighboring properties, survey requirements, and whether the home is in a flood zone. In fact, most building departments want to see a full set of plans before issuing a building permit.

Specifications, or specs, detail in writing what types of appliances, fixtures, roofing, siding, and even paint will be used in the home. They may even reference written quality standards. This information helps the builder create a realistic budget and tells the homeowners exactly what they are getting for their money.

Incomplete specs are a common cause of job problems. That’s because a lot of projects get underway before all items have been fully specified. The reasons? Perhaps the homeowners couldn’t make up their minds about certain items, such as the grade of carpet in the master bedroom. In such cases, the builder and homeowner may agree on an allowance amount to spend on the items and leave the actual product decisions until later.

Most jobs proceed smoothly with some allowances, but having more than a few is asking for trouble. Remember that plans and specs set expectations and give clarity to the job, so leaving things out may lead to conflicts, delays, and unexpected price increases. The same goes for vaguely written specs—the term “midrange kitchen faucet” might mean different things to the builder and homeowners, so the homeowners could end up with a lower quality faucet than they expected or have to fork over $200 more for the one they really want.

View original article HERE.

Join the Jerome Village builders for a Community-Wide Open House

Sunday, October 21 from 12 pm – 4 pm

Located in Dublin City Schools, Jerome Village offers 13 neighborhoods featuring a diverse range of architectural styles, home sizes and price points to meet your needs.

Come explore more than 10 homes – from beautifully decorated models, to move in ready spec homes.

Bob Webb Homes10600 Honeysuckle Way

Located in the Arrowwood Neighborhood, $550k – $750k

Bob Webb Homes11371 Winterberry Drive

Located in Eversole Run, $750k – $2mil.

3 Pillar Homes: 11325 Winterberry Drive

Located in Eversole Run, $750k – $2mil.

Compass Homes: 10626 Arrowwood Drive

Located in the Arrowwood Neighborhood, $550k – $750k

Epcon Communities: 10312 Silverbell Drive

Located in The Courtyards at Jerome Village, $350k – $550k

Arthur Rutenberg Homes: 11170 Plum Ridge Place

Located in Plum Ridge Place, $1.5+ mil.

Coppertree Homes: 11363 Winterberry Drive

Located in Eversole Run, $750k – $2mil.

Manor Homes: 8078 Lilium Way

Located in the Wren Wood Neighborhood, $400k – $500k

Memmer Homes: 11355 Winterberry Drive

Located in Eversole Run, $750k – $2mil.

Pulte Homes: 11547 Sumner Way

Located in the Wren Wood Neighborhood, $400k – $500k

Fischer Homes: 8005 Lilium Way

Located in the Wren Wood Neighborhood, $400k – $500k

Rockford Homes: 7385 Willowbrush Drive

Located in the Willowbrush Neighborhood, $400k – $500k

Schottenstein Homes: 7421 Yarrow Run Road

Located in the Willowbrush Neighborhood, $400k – $500k

Romanelli & Hughes: 11312 Cedar Crest Drive

Located in Eversole Run, $750k – $2mil.

 

 

Download the open house map.

Make sure to plan your day accordingly and stop by Pasquale’s Pizza and Pub, located in the Jerome Village Community Center. We recommend their famous Founder’s Favorite!

Join the Jerome Village builders for a Community-Wide Open House

Sunday, October 7th from 12 pm – 4 pm

Located in Dublin City Schools, Jerome Village offers 13 neighborhoods featuring a diverse range of architectural styles, home sizes and price points to meet your needs.

Come explore more than 10 homes – from beautifully decorated models, to move in ready spec homes.

Bob Webb Homes10600 Honeysuckle Way

Located in the Arrowwood Neighborhood, $550k – $750k

Bob Webb Homes11371 Winterberry Drive

Located in Eversole Run, $750k – $2mil.

3 Pillar Homes: 10602 Arrowwood Drive

Located in the Arrowwood Neighborhood, $550k – $750k

Compass Homes: 10626 Arrowwood Drive

Located in the Arrowwood Neighborhood, $550k – $750k

Epcon Communities: 10312 Silverbell Drive

Located in The Courtyards at Jerome Village, $350k – $550k

Arthur Rutenberg Homes: 11170 Plum Ridge Place

Located in Plum Ridge Place, $1.5+ mil.

Coppertree Homes: 11363 Winterberry Drive

Located in Eversole Run, $750k – $2mil.

Manor Homes: 7979 Wren Wood Drive

Located in the Wren Wood Neighborhood, $400k – $500k

Memmer Homes: 11355 Winterberry Drive

Located in Eversole Run, $750k – $2mil.

Pulte Homes: 11547 Sumner Way

Located in the Wren Wood Neighborhood, $400k – $500k

Fischer Homes: 8005 Lilium Way

Located in the Wren Wood Neighborhood, $400k – $500k

Rockford Homes: 7385 Willowbrush Drive

Located in the Willowbrush Neighborhood, $400k – $500k

Schottenstein Homes: 7421 Yarrow Run Road

Located in the Willowbrush Neighborhood, $400k – $500k

Romanelli & Hughes: 11312 Cedar Crest Drive

Located in Eversole Run, $750k – $2mil.

 

 

Download the open house map.

Make sure to plan your day accordingly and stop by Pasquale’s Pizza and Pub, located in the Jerome Village Community Center. We recommend their famous Founder’s Favorite!

By: Sherry Paprocki, Columbus Monthly

Seven new homes at Eversole Run featured in BIA’s home tour

Seven new state-of-the-art homes at Eversole Run in Jerome Village are featured this year at the Building Industry Association’s Parade of Homes tour, which continues through Sept. 16.

The seven houses, ranging in price from $750,000 to $2 million, were built by Arthur Rutenburg Homes, Bob Webb Homes, Coppertree Homes, Memmer Homes, Manor Homes, Romanelli & Hughes and 3 Pillar Homes.

Eversole Run is in Jerome Township, in the Dublin City School District. It is an exclusive neighborhood with homes situated on spacious, park-like lots surrounded by mature trees, a ravine and a water feature. Houses on the tour will include a diverse range of architectural styles.

The 2013 BIA Parade of Homes was also hosted by Jerome Village. This year’s attendees will have an opportunity to see the broad spectrum of homes that have been built in that area. More than half of Jerome Village’s 1,600 acres have been developed to date, including 13 neighborhoods, a community center featuring a restaurant, pool and fitness center, and trails that connect to the Glacier Ridge Metro Park trail system.

Jerome Village is a development by Nationwide Realty Investors, the real estate development affiliate of Nationwide and the developer of the Arena District and Grandview Yard among others in Central Ohio. Directly and through joint ventures, Nationwide Realty Investors owns more than $2 billion in real estate investments across the country.

View original article and slideshow here.

Arthur Rutenberg Invites you to the Arthur Rutenberg Homes’ Hyde Park Model Home

Grand Opening in Jerome Village from 12pm – 5pm

Located at 11170 Plum Ridge Place Plain City, Ohio 43064

Family friendly activities include FREE BBQ, live music, balloon animals and a sketch artist with GIVEAWAYS every hour!

Click HERE to download an event flyer for more details.

 

Dublin Gymnastic Booster Vendor Event

August 11 |9:00-2:00 pm| East Lawn

FREE Admission! First 100 attendees receive a “Swag bag” at the gate!
Over 35 local businesses participating!

Trivia Night

Every Wednesday | 6:30 pm | Pasquale’s
Start with happy hour from 4:00-6:00 pm and then go head to head with your neighbors, family and friends at Trivia Night. Reservations suggested please call (614) 733-0006.

1st place receives a $20.00 gift card
2nd place receives a $10.00 gift card
3rd place receives a Free Appetizer

Story Time

August 19 | 10:45-11:15 pm | Community Center
Interactive Story Time with Union County Public Library.

Join the Jerome Village builders for a Community-Wide Open House

Sunday, July 29 from 12 pm – 4 pm

Located in Dublin City Schools, Jerome Village offers 13 neighborhoods featuring a diverse range of architectural styles, home sizes and price points to meet your needs.

Come explore more than 10 homes – from beautifully decorated models, to specs and even a muddy boots tour!

Bob Webb Homes10600 Honeysuckle Way

Located in the Arrowwood Neighborhood, $550k – $750k

Bob Webb Homes11371 Winterberry Drive

Located in Eversole Run, $750k – $2mil.

3 Pillar Homes: 10602 Arrowwood Drive

Located in the Arrowwood Neighborhood, $550k – $750k

Compass Homes: 10626 Arrowwood Drive

Located in the Arrowwood Neighborhood, $550k – $750k

Epcon Communities: 10312 Silverbell Drive

Located in The Courtyards at Jerome Village, $350k – $550k

Arthur Rutenberg Homes: 11170 Plum Ridge Place (muddy boots tour)

Located in Plum Ridge Place, $1.5+ mil.

Coppertree Homes: 11363 Winterberry Drive

Located in Eversole Run, $750k – $2mil.

Manor Homes: 7979 Wren Wood Drive

Located in the Wren Wood Neighborhood, $400k – $500k

Pulte Homes: 11547 Sumner Way

Located in the Wren Wood Neighborhood, $400k – $500k

Fischer Homes: 8005 Lilium Way

Located in the Wren Wood Neighborhood, $400k – $500k

Rockford Homes: 11570 Orchid Hill Drive

Located in the Orchid Hill Neighborhood, $400k – $500k

Rockford Homes: 7385 Willowbrush Drive

Located in the Willowbrush Neighborhood, $400k – $500k

Schottenstein Homes: 7421 Yarrow Run Road

Located in the Willowbrush Neighborhood, $400k – $500k

Romanelli & Hughes: 11312 Cedar Crest Drive

Located in Eversole Run, $750k – $2mil.

Memmer Homes: Model home coming soon

 

Download the open house map.

Make sure to plan your day accordingly and stop by Pasquale’s Pizza and Pub, located in the Jerome Village Community Center. We recommend their famous Founder’s Favorite!