Creating a Uniquely Home Designed for You
If you’re thinking of building a custom home, it’s because you want a home that both fits your needs and is uniquely yours--with special design elements that reflect your family’s taste and interests.
That’s just the kind of project that Arron Wulfekuhle, owner of Precision Builders in Cedar Rapids, likes to work on. Wulfekuhle always meets with the clients to find out their needs and desires and share his unique ideas. Together they draw up a design for a custom home that is individually tailored to that family.
This home, with a contemporary feel in the interior and featuring many of today’s most sought-after features, is an example of what Precision Builders can do. It was Precision Builders’ 2013 Parade Home and it received over 2100 visitors that year.
Walk up to this home’s front door, and you’ll immediately see the combination of classic elements and unique design touches that Wulfekuhle is known for. The classic stone and siding exterior features many windows and a peaked roofline that give it curb appeal, while modern sidelights around the front door add a contemporary look.
From inside the front door, the home’s open floor plan is quickly evident. There are no walls to block the view across the space or hinder the flow from great room to dining area to kitchen. Soaring ten-foot ceilings give this open living area a spacious feeling, and allow for generous transoms across the top of three large windows overlooking a wooded valley.
The view out those back windows catches the eye immediately. Wulfekuhle made the most of it with this home’s design. The clean, contemporary style of the rest of the area direct the attention to the stunning view. Serene colors--a soft gray on the walls, and a gray-brown custom stain on the maple floors--echo nature’s offerings.
This room has a cozy fireplace area at one end. Anchored by a linear fireplace surrounded by dry-stacked natural stone in sparkling charcoal gray, the sitting area is comfortable and attractive. Sleek, contemporary built-ins offer storage space, and surround stereo complements the flat-screen TV above the fireplace.
Just a few steps away is the kitchen. Again, clean lines of contemporary design prevail here. Dark sable brown-painted custom cabinets with sleek chrome fittings line the walls, and light-colored granite countertops pick up the grays and dark browns. There’s a kitchen island with prep and eating areas; unique modern pendants add light. A walk-in pantry just behind a door provides a place to store kitchen items so that the area stays uncluttered.
The large dining area adjacent to the kitchen is set off with a trayed ceiling--it defines the space without blocking it off. Beyond the dining area is a large three-seasons room with screened floor-to-ceiling Eze breeze windows on three sides allowing for plenty of cool summer breezes--or closed windows on a chilly fall day.
Wulfekuhle created an innovative contemporary design in the master suite, also on this level. It’s an open suite with no doors to the master bath. Both privacy and flow are created through the use of well-placed entryways. Behind a wall at one end of the bedroom is the spacious master bath. A huge 14 by 4 foot walk-in shower features two different shower heads, decorative tiling, and niches for storage. The walk-in closet for this master suite has two built-in dressers and two separate areas for hanging clothes.
Also on this level are two bedrooms that share a full bath in the hallway and an oversized laundry room.
The lower level of this home offers lots more space for living and entertaining. Ceilings here are nine feet high, and large windows along the back wall let in plenty of light. A fireplace with stacked stone surround offers a spot to sit and relax, and a full bar makes entertaining easy. Another unique touch, a wine closet, is next to the bar, and its glass door makes checking on supplies easy. A stamped concrete patio just beyond French doors offers a handy outdoor entertaining area.
Also on this floor are an office and bedroom, along with a full bath. A large unfinished area could be used as storage--or finished for more living space. Beyond a door is a lower two-stall garage with a door that leads to a driveway at the back of the home. A set of stairs goes up to the main garage.
With its liveable layout and contemporary design, this home shows how Precision Builders can bring together the best of stylish and practical living in one unique and individual home. For a private showing or for more information on this home call 319.774.2760.