“the walls are in” and “the windows are in”
Another crazy busy day with Lake Wylie's Top Custom Home Builder! I was so glad that it worked out for Mike Jenkins, project manager, to be able to meet me out at the beautiful waterfront home he is building in a gated golf community on Lake Wylie!
I was here just a few weeks ago and it is always startling how much can happen in such a short time!
The phrases “the walls are in” and “the windows are in” really don’t do justice to it at all! With the walls in, you can
really begin to feel the flow of the house. And as this house is completely custom there are interesting discoveries (sunroom, office pantry, etc.) all the time. But, the windows were the first thing I noticed before we even went in the house. Gorgeous custom windows that have the arts and crafts style lattice at the top. And the artistic window placement over the front door is really a show stopper plus adds warm, natural light to the upstairs.
Once inside though, the windows and walls (along with the hardwood flooring that is here being installed) are already beginning to tell the story of how gorgeous a home this is going to be. This shot is taken from the living area looking into the kitchen and dining nook. These windows just didn’t quite meet the look the owner was going for (sometimes things look different on paper) so transom windows were added. Lovely.
To the left are the sliding doors that lead out to the large screened porch overlooking Lake Wylie. Mike showed me a very interesting detail: a protective flap is placed under the flooring (inside the house) next to the bottom of the track for the sliding door so that no water could ever spill over the track into the room. This is not required by code. And even though the floor should be protected from rain by the covered porch – it would take some storm to bring rain that far! -- both sliding glass doors receive the same treatment by McSpadden. Just one of many hidden ways the McSpadden approach takes custom home building to a different level. How’s that saying go? It’s all in the details.
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Published Stories . . .
- Gaston Gazzette September 2012
- Charlotte Urban Home July 2010
- Lake Wylie Living Fall 2007
- Charlotte Place Summer 2007
- Today’s Charlotte Woman/July 2007
- House Trend Magazine – May 2007
- SouthPark Magazine – May 2007
- NC Boating Lifestyle September 2006
- Charlotte Business Journal September 2006
- Lake Wylie Living Spring 2006
- NC Boating Lifestyle April 2004
- Charlotte Place May - October 2003