HOME SITE:

Turnkey site prep including:

  • Underbrushing lot – up to ¾ acre
  • Clearing house site of dead and unwanted trees
  • Building level house pad with fill dirt
  • Install 20’ concrete culvert
  • Grading 30′ out from foundation
  • Landscaping – $8000+ budget:
  • $2500 in plants, shrubs, and flower beds
  • 20 pallets St Augustine sod installed
  • 8 zone sprinkler system
  • Concrete flatwork (3000 psi)
  • 2,000 sq. ft. metal mesh reinforced concrete with 3/8” rebar perimeter on driveway and walkways
  • Poured concrete sidewalls on culvert
  • Aerobic spray septic system with auto chlorinator and 2-year maintenance contract (when sewer not available)
  • 250-gallon propane tank installed (tank leased)

FOUNDATION:

  • Geotechnical soil samples of house location to determine ground soil composition
  • Foundation designed by independent structural engineering firm
  • Engineering firm supervised concrete placement and post-pour inspection
  • Post-tension cable or traditional ½” rebar foundation with 24” deep concrete beams (based on soil tests)
  • Up to 12” high foundation pad

FRAMING:

  • 2×6 exterior wall, 16” on center
  • 2×6 roof rafters, 16” on center
  • 10′ ceiling height (per plan)
  • 8’0 Doors – interior and exterior (per plan)
  • 1/2″ OSB sheathing on entire exterior of house
  • Tyvek type house wrap

EXTERIOR HOME FEATURES

  • 100% Brick exterior with stone accents per plans
  • James Hardie fiber-cement soffit and fascia
  • Brick / masonry wrapped chimney
  • Kwikset keyless entry deadbolt on door
  • Termite Bora-Care pre-treatment – Up to $1,000,000 termite warranty
  • 5” seamless gutters with downspouts

ROOF:

  • CertainTeed High Definition architectural shingles (lifetime warranty)
  • ½” OSB roof decking
  • TechShield roof decking over porches
  • Ridge vent where applicable

ENTRYWAY

  • 5’ Mahogany double front door stained with decorative wood surround
  • 36” chair rail / picture frame trimwork
  • 7 ¼” crown molding with 7 ¼” baseboards
  • Crown molding with a cap over interior door
  • Double-tiered crown molded corners
 

AIR CONDITIONING & HEATING:

  • Lennox 15 SEER+ high-efficiency AC unit
  • Lennox Ultra-high 95% efficient gas furnace
  • Honeywell zoned system with multiple thermostats (Min. of 2 zones – Master bedroom & main area)
  • Honeywell Wi-Fi programmable thermostat
  • Whole house high-performance media air filter
  • Fresh air intake from outside
  • Equalization ducts installed for around-the-clock comfort
  • Mastic-sealed ducts (reduces air leaks by 60%)

AUDIO/VIDEO & SECURITY:

  • Cable-TV (Coax) & phone lines (Cat-5) in all bedrooms, study, game room, and living room
  • 2 speakers with volume control on rear porch
  • 5.1 speakers in living room or media room
  • Alarm system with motion detector and 2 keypads

PLUMBING:

  • Rinnai tankless hot water heater – 6.5 GPM
  • Delta oil rubbed bronze faucets
  • Glacier Bay elongated comfort height toilets
  • PEX water piping with central Manablock distribution panel
  • Undermount sinks in all bathrooms
  • Gas connections: furnace, water heater, dryer, cooktop & fireplace(s)
  • Exterior hose bib connections – (3)

ELECTRICAL:

  • Hunter ceiling fans in living room, game room, master bedroom, all guest bedrooms, and porch
  • Ceiling fan slider switches for speed control
  • Recessed lighting throughout the home
  • Décora rocker-style light switches
  • Wall outlets installed in baseboards in entry, living room, study, and breakfast area
  • Dimmer switches on dining room chandelier and kitchen bar lights
  • Rope lighting in tray ceiling
  • Rear porch flood lights (2)
  • 12-gauge electrical wiring throughout house
  • Automatic light switch in pantry
  • 200-amp electrical service

DRYWALL

  • Inside home: 1/2” drywall, rounded corners with medium spray texture
  • Ceilings: decorative stomp or knockdown texture
  • Showers – 1/2″ Hardie-board cement board
  • Outside home: medium spray texture
  • Garage: 1/2”drywall on garage walls
  • 5/8” drywall on shared garage / living walls
  • Porch: 1/2” moisture resistant drywall

PAINT/ STAIN

  • Sherwin Williams paints and stains:
  • Walls – 1 color included, flat sheen paint
  • Ceiling – 1 color included, flat sheen paint
  • Trim – 1 color included, semi-gloss oil-based
  • Stain – 1 color included, flat sheen finish
  • Exterior – 1 color included, flat sheen paint

ENERGY EFFICIENCY FEATURES

  • Energy Star inspected :
  • Insulation inspection before sheetrock
  • Blower-door test to verify tightness of home
  • Air duct blower test to verify HVAC ductwork efficiency
  • Vinyl windows – Low-E & double-pane high-performance energy efficient window
  • Poly sealed base plates, exterior doors & windows

Spray foam insulation –

  • Foam exterior walls with 3.5” open cell foam
  • Foam roof rafters with 5.5” open cell foam
PRINT FOAM FEATURES

INTERIOR FEATURES:

  • Oil rubbed bronze finish fixtures, including door hardware, shower enclosures, bath fixtures and towel bars
  • Max Grade lever style door knobs
  • Cabinet door and drawer knobs and pulls
  • Granite countertops in kitchen, bathrooms, & utility
  • 5” hand scraped wood flooring in main living areas : entry, living room, dining room and study
  • 16” travertine tile in kitchen, breakfast, utility & baths
  • Shaw upgraded carpet with ½” pad in all bedrooms, closets, game rooms, and stair treads
  • Stone fireplace surround with custom wood mantle

CABINETRY / TRIM:

  • Custom built cabinets throughout home built cabinets ensure a perfect fit
  • Solid ¾”stain-grade Birch plywood sides & faces (no particle board)
  • Custom cabinet doors with a variety of styles
  • Full extension drawer guides
  • TRIM WORK
  • 8’0 Roman arch hollow core interior doors
  • 8’0 exterior doors with adjustable thresholds
  • 7 ¼” baseboards downstairs & 5 ¼” upstairs
  • 3 ½” door casing on all doors
  • Tray ceilings
  • Double-layer crown molding with crown alcove ledge for recessed rope lighting

MASTER SUITE:

  • Bedroom – 7¼” crown molding & 7¼” baseboards
  • Independent thermostat – zone controlled system
  • Hunter ceiling fan w/light kit & wall speed control
  • Bathroom – 4¼” crown molding & 7¼” baseboards
  • 36” stained base cabinets with ¾” Birch plywood faces, recessed panel lip mold doors, curved cabinet sink face with rope trim (per plan)
  • Travertine tiled floor and tub surround

GARAGE:

  • Remote garage door opener for each garage door
  • Keyless entry on overhead garage door
  • 8 sheets of decking (256 square feet) in attic with pull-down staircase (per plan)
  • 4 bulb florescent lights
  • Wayne Dalton insulated garage door w/ opener
  • Keyless entry for overhead garage door
  • Drywalled and painted garage
  • 5 ¼” baseboards

SELECTIONS

  • Chosen through the Elara selection center
  • Decided throughout the course of construction
  • Selections include granite, plumbing and electrical fixtures, cabinet and door hardware, entry doors, brick and stone, paint, stain, and flooring

    UTILITY ROOM

    • 42” stained upper cabinets with ¾” Birch plywood faces & recessed panel lip mold doors
    • 4 ¼” crown molding on cabinet top
    • Decorative molding on cabinet bottom
    • 36” stained base cabinets with ¾” Birch plywood faces & recessed panel lip mold doors
    • Laundry/hobby table in with wall cabinets and clothes hanging rod (per plan)
    • Built-in bench / storage cabinet (per plan)
    • Water line for refrigerator ice maker
    • 4 ¼” crown molding / 7 ¼” baseboards

    BONUS ROOM

    • Hunter ceiling fan w/light kit & wall speed control
    • Independent thermostat – zone controlled system
    • 4 ¼” crown molding with 5 ¼” baseboards

    KITCHEN:

    • 42″ and 54″ wall cabinets with raised door panels
    • Crown molding and lower molding on upper cabinets
    • Sliding pot and pan storage drawers in kitchen cabinet
    • 2 glass doors standard

    Bosch stainless steel appliances:

    • 30″ convection double oven
    • Built-in microwave
    • Dishwasher
    • 36″ gas cooktop with 5 sealed burners
    • Built-in vent hood

    STUDY

    • Hunter ceiling fan w/light kit & wall speed control
    • Decorative wood stained waffle ceiling
    • Wood stained 36” tall block panel chair rail
    • Stained French doors with glass panels
    • Stained wood casing trim on windows

    BREAKFAST AREA

    • Accent transom picture windows (per plan)
    • Painted wood casing trim on windows
    • Raised bar wall wrapped in stained wood panels
    • Decorative wood corbels on bar (5)
    • Crown molding with cap over exterior doors
    • 4 ¼” crown molding with 7 ¼” baseboards

    GUEST BATHROOMS

    • 36” stained base cabinets with ¾” Birch plywood faces / sides and recessed panel lip mold doors
    • Travertine tiled shower and tub walls (8’ tall)
    • Wood framed vanity mirrors
    • Storage cabinet above toilet stained with crown molding, decorative 2” rope or fluted trim on edge, and decorative molding on bottom
    • Acrylic slide-in soaking tubs
    • 4 ¼” crown molding with 7 ¼” baseboards

      DINING ROOM

      • 36” chair rail / picture frame trimwork
      • Painted wood casing trim on windows
      • 7 ¼” crown molding with 7 ¼” baseboards
      • Double-tiered crown molded corners

      GUEST ROOMS

      • Hunter ceiling fan w/light kit & wall speed control
      • Built-in 12”x84” MDF shelving in guest closets
      • 4 ¼” crown molding with 7 ¼” baseboards (upstairs rooms have 5 ¼” baseboard)

      LIVING ROOM

      • Hunter ceiling fan w/light kit & wall speed control
      • Built-in display cabinets stained with solid Poplar
      • Wood faces, raised panel doors and decorative adjustable shelving
      • 42” wood burning fireplace with gas log starter
      • Stone fireplace face and hearth with custom built wood mantle
      • Decorative surround above mantle
      • Painted wood casing trim on windows
      • Accent transom picture windows (per plan)
      • 7 ¼” crown molding with 7 ¼” baseboards
      • Crown molding with cap over exterior doors
      • Double-tiered crown molded corners with decorative keystone trimwork

      SERVICES:

      • Weekly site meetings with construction managers during the build process
      • 3rd party inspections at key stages of construction
      • Processing of utility hook-ups & building permits
      • 1-year warranty walkthrough
      • 2-year warranty on electrical, plumbing, and HVAC
      • 10-year foundation and structure warranty
      • Warranty Program with sheetrock crack repair at 1 year

      PERMITS / UTILITIES:

      • Local permits for the county
      • Septic permits where applicable
      • Additional fees may be required for HOA, or City
      • Permits (Conroe or Houston)
      • Underground electrical wiring – 100’ of wiring from utility company transformer to home
      • Underground water line – 100’ of underground plumbing from water meter to home
      • Utilities – coordinate electrical, gas, and water connections, establish utilities in company name, direct pass-through on the billing to Owner monthly