2018 Design Features

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Foundation

  • 10″-thick and 8′-tall foundation walls with steel reinforcing (7′ – 7″ net height)
  • Air-entrained 3000 PSI concrete on footing and basement walls
  • Continuous hard-piped drain tile system
  • Garage floor support system
  • Garage and porches filled with non-compactable material (gravel)
  • Air-entrained 4000 PSI concrete on basement and garage floors
  • TUFF-N-DRY H8 weatherproof foundation system
  • Vertical control joints with wire water-stop in foundation walls to control cracking on long and straight foundation walls

Exterior

  • Tyvek house wrap
  • Full brick front and 1st floor brick wrap
  • Insulated steel entry doors
  • Premium 0.042 thickness vinyl siding on 2nd floor sides and rear elevations
  • Maintenance free soffits and rakes
  • 18″ neoprene flashing on all brick ledges
  • Certain Teed 30-year Landmark dimensional shingles
  • Extended 10″ overhangs on front, rear, and side elevations
  • 6′ high windows on 1st and 2nd floors with captive window grids (front only)
  • Coach lights at front door and garage (per plan)
  • Front and rear duplex all-weather exterior outlets
  • Front and rear frost-free hose bibs
  • Seed and straw entire yard where disturbed
  • 12′ x 12′ concrete patio (grade permitting)
  • Plan-specific landscaping package
  • 4′-wide concrete curved walkway
  • Air-entrained 4500 PSI concrete on all driveway, patio, porch and sidewalks
  • Aluminum 5″ gutter and 2″x 3″ downspout system

Interior

  • 9′ ceilings on 1st and 2nd floors
  • Smooth ceilings
  • Ceiling finish and textured walls in garage
  • ¾” solid oak floors in foyer and powder room
  • Decorator wall-to-wall carpet with 6 lb, ½” pad
  • 3¼” base trim on all floors
  • 2¾” casing at windows and doors
  • Decorative 2-piece crown molding in two rooms of choice
  • Chair molding in formal dining room
  • Decorative columns (per plan)
  • Choice of several decorative smooth interior doors
  • Decorative lighting package
  • Quality PPG paints – 1 color, 2 coats
  • Painted trim
  • Satin nickel interior door hardware
  • Overhead lights in all bedrooms, walk-in closets and pantry

Kitchen

  • 42″-tall wall cabinetry from Merillat with decorative crown molding
  • Plywood, dovetailed and self-closing cabinet drawers on base cabinetry
  • Granite kitchen countertops
  • Spacious islands (per plan)
  • ¾” solid oak floors throughout the kitchen and breakfast nook
  • Frigidaire 30″ stainless freestanding range
  • Frigidaire 30″ stainless over-the-range microwave with two-speed ventilation
  • Frigidaire 24″ built-in dishwasher with energy saver dry option
  • Delta Linden pull-out faucet with Diamond Seal Technology
  • Ice maker hookup with recessed box and shut off

Baths

  • Ceramic tile floor and walls in master bath
  • Ceramic wall tile in all tub/showers
  • Ceramic tile seat in master shower (per plan)
  • Choices of Kohler pedestal or vanity sink in powder room
  • Adult height vanity cabinets in all baths
  • Cultured marble vanity tops
  • Full height vanity mirrors
  • Kohler tubs and elongated commodes throughout
  • Delta Lahara faucets with Diamond Seal Technology

Electrical, Plumbing and Utilities

  • Five CAT-5e or RG6 outlets
  • Durable, quiet, non-corrosive FlowGuard Gold™ water pipes
  • Chain-driven opener for each garage door
  • One keyless garage door entry pad
  • Fan and light pre-wire in master suite
  • 200 AMP electrical service

Structural

  • Steel I-Beam with steel post in basement
  • 2×6 exterior wall constructions
  • Machine-rated No. 1 grade 2×12 1st and 2nd floor joists for minimal floor deflection
  • ¾” subfloor glued, sanded and screwed for extra strength
  • 7⁄16″ OSB exterior wall and roof sheathing

Energy Saving Features

  • ResNet™ certified by independent third party
  • Home Energy Rating System (HERS) certificate provided on every home
  • Bryant™ quiet 14+ SEER rated state-of-the-art air conditioner with Puron™ refrigerant
  • 96%+ efficient Evolution system with Bryant whisper quiet variable speed gas furnace
  • Evolution Connex control by Bryant
  • Simonton™ insulated vinyl windows with low-E coating and argon gas between panes
  • 2×6 exterior walls allow for about 57% more insulation than traditional 2×4 exterior walls
  • Super Insulated shell:
    • R-50 attic insulation on the house
    • R-19 exterior wall insulation on the house
    • R-14 basement wall insulation
    • R-19 exterior wall and ceiling garage insulation
  • Insulated and steel-backed garage doors
  • The whole return and supply system of channels connecting the furnace to different rooms of the house is installed inside of the conditioned space
  • The whole return and supply system of channels connecting the furnace to different rooms of the house is ducted with metal and sealed with mastic to prevent leakage
  • Advanced sealing techniques for minimized air infiltration
  • Broan™ SmartSense ultra silent fresh air fan for maximum indoor air quality
  • CFL bulbs (excluding exterior fixtures)
  • High-efficiency 55-gallon gas water heater