By Michelle Howe
A first glance inside the Precision Builders new home at 407 Heartland in Fairfax brings to mind the definition of precision: quality, condition, or fact of being exact and accurate. From the floor plan design to the color palette used, to the fixtures and small details, one can sense that attention to precision has gone into each decision. The five-bedroom, three stall-garage has more than 3200 square feet of finished living space. Entering from the garage, one thing that jumps out is the central vac unit, that will make cleaning out your car much easier. The garage is also plumbed with both hot and cold water - something you don’t often see. Inside the home, there is a built-in coat rack/drop-zone that has ship lap above it and storage underneath, with laundry to the right. Straight ahead is the kitchen that has many special design features. The island is topped in white quartz and to the right is a large walk-in pantry. The stove has a custom wood hood over the top with the microwave next to it in a lower cabinet. The trash can is hidden in a drawer that rolls out from the right of the sink and there are cabinets with pan dividers on each side of the stove. These hidden yet simple design features make the space more functional and fun to use. Cabinets and doors throughout the home are white with square black handles. The flooring in the kitchen is a European oak with gray tones, that gives it a rustic feel even though all the modern necessities are in place.
To the left off the kitchen is the master bed and bath, with a large walk in closet that includes built-in shelving. The master bath has a one-of-a-kind sliding glass door to the shower stall and specialized lighting under the vanity.
The clean lines and angular hardware and accessories throughout in addition to the neutral/grey color scheme make the entire home warm and welcoming. Entering from the front door, the great room features a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace that leads to the dining space. You can also cozy up to the island and enjoy breakfast there. Off the dining area is a maintenance free deck with a stairway that goes down to the half-acre lot and open patio below.
The lower level has a custom theatre room that is mapped out for a speaker system and is built acoustically to create the theatre atmosphere. In fact, the rest of the house is wired with Sonos – the Home Sound System that allows you to play or stream music using a wifi connection. State-of-the-art is not an overstatement for this home. The rest of the basement includes a large finished area with a walk up wet bar with built-in wine racks and a stone backing that is crafted to look like wood. There are plenty of cabinets and a mini-fridge to keep your beverages chilling downstairs. The lower level also has two bedrooms and a full bath, with an unfinished space for storage. Each bedroom has four canned recessed light fixtures that you can dim, that is something many home builders don’t do. “That is probably one of my favorite things to do, is picking out lighting, because there’s so much out there,” says Kelly.
Back upstairs to the right of the front entry are the “Jack and Jill” bedrooms, where there is a shared full-size bath in between each bedroom. The convenience of this design is another unique aspect to the home. And last, but not least, there is the full-length glass front door that is glazed and striated with horizontal lines that match with the stone exterior of the home. Another unique accent that adds to the overall beauty of the design. It’s very evident that much thought and detail has gone into this precision-built home – and that is how they get their name.
Precision Builders Arron Wulfekuhle 319.560.1884 precisionbuilderscr.com
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