Adam and Colleen Ireton lived in a lovely home, but one that lacked the open concept and land they truly desired. Colleen grew up with an abundance of land surrounding her childhood home and craved the serenity that setting provided, so the couple set out to explore pre-existing homes with larger home sites. When they weren’t quite finding what they were looking for, their Realtor suggested building. With that, Adam and Colleen began meeting with custom builders, but the first few didn’t meet their needs. That’s when their Realtor suggested they tour a Drees model home. She mentioned that many of her clients have built with Drees Homes and were all very pleased.
After touring the Drees Crestwood model home, the Iretons fell in love. They knew instantly that they had found their match. Shortly after that visit, Colleen was running errands and drove past a property for sale. She recalls, “It was the perfect amount of land for us.” One hour later, they made an offer and the rest is history!
Read more on their home building journey below.
What floor plan did you choose and what attracted you to this design?
We knew the moment that we toured the model that the Crestwood would be our home. At first glance, we loved the soaring ceilings, open floor plan and large kitchen. We were also looking for a large basement and spacious laundry room, and this model had it all. Lastly, we stepped out into the outdoor living space with a fireplace and that sealed the deal! The Crestwood literally checked every one of our boxes.
As you have watched your new home’s design come to life, what have been your favorite features?
We love to entertain so the large island in the kitchen is definitely a favorite! We can’t wait to host Thanksgiving with the whole family around that island. In the bathroom, we opted for the “super shower,” which takes up one whole wall. We have never experienced a shower that large! Our favorite part of the house though is the outdoor living space with fireplace. Each morning, we can sit on our deck and sip our coffee just looking out into nature.
What did you enjoy most about the building process?
This was Adam’s first time building and my second time. My first experience was a bit stressful with lower quality materials and the communication with the builder was not the best. We were both so pleased to talk to our builder about the progress on our home weekly. We also enjoyed learning more about Drees’ building materials and the quality that goes into each home. From beginning to end, each team member listened to us and performed way past expectation. At our walk-through, we were literally at a loss for words. Everything was done impeccably!
What advice would you give others who are interested in building a home?
We would tell others to choose Drees. We would tell others that it doesn’t have to be stressful or scary. Drees will support you along the way! You can’t beat their professionalism, quality, honesty, attention to detail, etc.
Why did you choose to build with Drees?
We searched other custom builders and did a lot of research before we made our decision. No other builder came close to giving us what we wanted. The quality and amenities that Drees offers are top notch and you cannot beat the price. We can’t imagine building with anyone else. As I told the Drees team, “Well done! Well done!”
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