Tour Joseph Douglas Homes Carlisle Model at the 2017 MBA Parade of Homes

Beginning in mid-August, potential buyers can experience 22 brand new homes constructed by some of Southeastern Wisconsin’s select home builders of the Metropolitan Builders Association.

MBA Parade of Homes CarlisleDiscover the latest in decorating trends, cutting-edge technology, sustainable building techniques, and the best in exterior, interior, and landscape design. Interact with some of the Greater Milwaukee Area’s top builders; ask questions and gather ideas regarding remodeling your current home, buying a new home, or building your dream home.

Each Parade Subdivision will feature several builders and their best designs. For example, in Menomonee Falls, Joseph Douglas Homes is showcasing The Carlisle as their 2017 Parade of Homes Model. Starting with their most popular floor plan with a first-floor master bedroom, and then adding a personality of its own, the architects at Joseph Douglas have created a top-of-the-line residence. The Carlisle is a “must see” on this tour and is considered to be the “little sister” of their very popular Newberry and Somerset models.

The Carlisle’s two-story foyer creates an impressive grand entrance, and a wall of windows fills the family room with tons of natural light. A chef’s kitchen is nearby, hosting a great prep island, a walk-in pantry, and a spacious casual dining area. Nearby is a “flex” room which can be used for a formal dining area, an office, or a study. Toward the back of the house is a laundry area with a separate mud room complete with lockers and a big storage closet – perfect for muddy shoes, school books, and sports equipment. A powder room is right near the garage entrance.

Along with the large first-floor master suite – which includes a whirlpool tub, separate shower, and a walk-in closet – The Carlisle also has three additional bedrooms, a full bath, and a loft on the second floor. This home is perfect for a growing, active family. Be sure to put this house at the top of your list of homes to tour.

The Parade of Homes began in the 1940s and showcased the best subdivisions and must-see model homes in southeastern Wisconsin built by the area’s most experienced builders.

Tickets for the 2017 MBA Parade of Homes will be available online, at several advance ticket locations, and at Parade entrances. You will be allowed into each subdivision only one time. The Parade of Homes opens on Saturday, August 12th and runs through Monday, September 4th.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t suffer the pain of high energy bills in your next home

Do you cringe each month when your utility bill arrives in the mail? If high energy costs are getting you down, don’t blame your electronic devices. Heating and cooling are the largest energy expense for most homes, reports the U.S. Department of Energy.

If you dream of building a new, custom home, you must make some fundamental decisions about how the home will be built in order to avoid thousands of dollars in wasted energy costs each year.

When you picture your dream home under construction, you likely think of hundreds of wall studs (the skeleton of a building) creating the frame of your home, as that is how many U.S. homes are built — from tract homes to custom-built mansions. So-called “stick framing” has been the standard practice in home building since the 1800s. Yet, this method is notoriously difficult and expensive to make energy efficient, leading to high heating and cooling bills.

More custom home builders have discovered an advanced method of building that can help reduce a home’s heating and cooling energy consumption up to 60 percent compared to stick framing. The system is structural insulated panels (SIPs), which can be used to form walls, roofs and floors in big sections (24 ft. each) that install quickly and easily. SIPs panels are made when structural wood sheathing is laminated to a rigid foam core for superior strength and insulation. Compared to traditional two-by-four stud walls, SIPs have thicker and more continuous insulation for exceptional insulating power, and have far fewer gaps where heated indoor air can leak out.

Making a home airtight is the most critical thing you can do for high energy efficiency.  In one custom home Strong built for the O’Meara family in the snowy foothills of the Wasatch Mountains, the large SIP panels leave few spaces for gaps and help super-insulate the home. This high efficiency allowed the home to supply 90 percent of its heating and cooling needs through passive solar energy.

Likewise, when it came time to design her own home, Montana architect Becki D. Miller, AIA, used SIPs to help create a structure that she estimates is about 30 times more airtight than a conventional home. In addition to being energy efficient, Miller notes that SIPs help simplify and speed construction. “In one step, you can have the walls up and they’re insulated and sheathed,” says Miller. “With SIPs, we had the walls up in only two days.”

“While SIPs are an advanced building method, they’re not new,” says James Hodgson, general manager of Premier SIPs, a manufacturer based near Tacoma, Washington. “SIP homes have been built in the U.S. since the 1960s, but with new interest in energy-efficient construction, more people are asking for SIPs.” Hodgson notes that manufacturers continue to innovate with SIPs, including new types of insulating cores. His company’s Platinum SIPs, for example, use a new type of insulation that increases the panels’ insulating power by more than 20 percent.

Joseph Douglas Homes: Your Go-to Builder

When looking for the right home builder, you may hear many unfamiliar words and phrases. The confusion will often complicate your search. To simplify your journey, we will guide you through the process. Think of us as your as your go-to builder and your resource along the way!

Let’s start by examining the different types of home builders.

Custom Home Builder

A custom home is created exactly how the buyer wants it to be. Custom homes are one-of-a-kind, and unlike any other home in your neighborhood. If you want a palace, then you will get a palace! Custom homes are built on land the buyer owns. The builder and architect work closely with the customer to design and construct a home with every possible feature to meet the client’s needs. Custom homes are often built with the highest quality while offering the most customization. Changes can be made throughout the building process.

Production Home Builder

Production home builders design and construct many homes. The homes are built in developments, and on land the builder owns. Many production home builders build more than 100 homes each year. Many different types of homes are available, including single-family, condominiums and townhouses.

Production builders use standard plans. However, they also offer a variety of floor plans to choose from, various options and elevations. There will likely be multiple homes in the neighborhood that look similar to each other.

A range of features including flooring, appliances, cabinets, countertops and trim are also offered. These options may or may not increase the base home price, but they enable the buyer to pick items that they desire. However, the builder may or may not offer a selection of options that conform exactly to what the customer wants.

Semi-Custom Home Builder

Semi-custom home builders build their homes using existing models and previously used blueprints. In most cases, the buyer can adjust the plans to personalize the home to fit their specific wants and needs before construction. When construction begins, there is less flexibility to make changes.

The home can be built on land that the builder or the buyer owns. Semi-custom homes are usually offered at a very affordable price, giving them an excellent blend of value and personalization. The entire project is often completed very quickly compared to a full custom home.

So What Kind of Home Builder is Joseph Douglas Homes?

We are like the Swiss-army knife of home building; you cannot place us under one label. With over 20 years of experience and countless accolades and awards, we offer semi-custom homes and full custom homes. We have many customizable portfolio homes, but if you come to us and want us to build a castle for you, then say no more!

You might want to take advantage of a semi-custom home’s affordability and rapid construction process.

Maybe you want that jaw-dropping custom home, built with every top-grade element needed to create your masterpiece.

You have the power to choose whichever selection best aligns with your dream. Home buyers utilize our unique, in-house design capabilities to personalize one of our portfolio homes or design a custom home exactly tailored to homeowner specifications. Our advanced, three-dimensional software allows you to see your new home from any angle, inside and out, before it’s built. This in-house custom home design service is offered to all our customers at no additional cost.

So basically, you still get the perks of paying less on a faster time-frame compared to building a 100% custom home, but you benefit from having a much higher level of flexibility when it comes to the design. We have better pricing options than most custom home builders with our All Inclusive-pricing and our Guaranteed Pricing.

MBA Spring Tour Launches This Saturday!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MBA Spring Tour Launches This Saturday

Tour Opens Doors to 53 Homes, Condominiums, Lots, and a Remodel Project

(Waukesha, Wis.) April 20, 2017 – The Metropolitan Builders Association (MBA) 2017 Spring Tour, presented by Pella Windows & Doors, opens this Saturday and will run three consecutive weekends: April 22 – May 7. Locations are open each weekend from noon to 4 p.m. This FREE regional-site tour will feature 42 model homes and two condominiums, nine lots ready for future construction, and one remodel project (open the last weekend only).

The MBA Spring Tour kicks off the building season, and connects consumers with the area’s leading residential building contractors. The three-weekend event draws thousands of visitors from all over Wisconsin. As the only extended open house of its type in the state, the Spring Tour offers a unique opportunity to view a variety of projects and help consumers begin planning for the home of their dreams.

“The MBA Spring Tour opens the doors to more than 50 locations, in southeastern Wisconsin, that people can tour over the three weekends,” said Kristine Hillmer, MBA Executive Director. “It inspires those on the fence about building or remodeling, and helps them find the right people for their project.”

Collectively, the MBA Spring Tour sites will showcase a wide array of home building trends, including the latest concepts in floor plans, energy efficient products, fixtures and appliances, structured wiring, home automation, security systems, and interior design.

A complete list of projects and map are available online at MBASpringTour.com.

ABOUT THE METROPOLITAN BUILDERS ASSOCIATION (MBA)
The Metropolitan Builders Association, located in Waukesha, Wis., is a not-for-profit trade association that represents nearly 1,000 companies involved in the construction, development, and remodeling of single and multifamily housing and light commercial property in Waukesha, Washington, Ozaukee, Jefferson, and Milwaukee counties.  Collectively, its members employ tens of thousands of workers in the Milwaukee area and conduct millions of dollars of business each year.  For more information, visit MBAonline.org or the Metropolitan Builders Association’s Facebook page.

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262.522.3623

Kendal

Project Description:

This 2,158 sq foot home holds a spacious kitchen and dinette area that looks into the eating and living areas.  A center island counter as well as a walk-in pantry are perfect for food prep and storage.  Positioned to the front of the home is a room flexible enough to be a study or dining room.  Not to be overlooked are the powder room and a sizable mudroom near the three car garage which boasts of a walk-in closet and window seat.   On the second story, there are four bedrooms each with their own walk in closets.  The washer and dryer are also conveniently placed on the second floor.  The master bedroom, complete with tray ceilings, has a spacious bathroom with a double sink vanity, a rectangular tub, and separate shower.

Address:
N88 W18566 Duke Street
Menomonee Falls WI 53051
Lot 27 – Christman Park

Model Hours:
Saturdays & Sundays 1 to 4 PM

Kendall Model

Directions:

From I-45, take Main St. (Exit 50) west 2 miles to Christman Rd., turn right and go ½ mile to subdivision entrance and follow signs to model.

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Address:

N50 W13740 Overview Dr. Suite D Menomonee Falls, WI 53051 Phone: (262) 783-4700 Menomonee Falls, WI, 53051, United States.
Latitude: 43.110096
Longitude: -88.082498

Email:

sales@josephdouglashomes.com

Contact:

Customer Service: +262-783-4700

Opening Hours:

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Brighton 2016 Parade Model

2016 Parade of Homes Model

Project Description:

Award-pending 2016 Parade of Homes model.  The Brighton may be new to our portfolio but received rave reviews during the parade.  The most common comment was that the Brighton offers great use of space and lives much larger than its 1900 SF footprint.

  • 1900 SF Split Bedroom Ranch
  • Large kitchen with prep island, walk in pantry, and roomy dinette
  • Extra tall ceilings with transoms for lots of natural light
  • Spacious master suite with whirlpool tub, shower and walk-in-closet
  • Mud Room with separate laundry room
  • Private secondary bedrooms and bath
  • Integral stairs from Garage to the Basement
  • Optional Bonus Room above Garage

Address:
N61 W13808 Weyer Farm Rd
Menomonee Falls, WI

Model Hours:
Offer Pending
Price $519,900

Brighton Model - 2016 Parade of Homes Model

Directions:

From Hwy 41/45 exit at Silver Spring Rd., go west 2 miles to Lilly Rd., go north 1/2 mile to Weyerhaven Subdivision entrance & follow signs to home

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Joseph Douglas Homes

Website:

Address:

N50 W13740 Overview Dr. Suite D Menomonee Falls, WI 53051 Phone: (262) 783-4700 Menomonee Falls, WI, 53051, United States.
Latitude: 43.110096
Longitude: -88.082498

Email:

sales@josephdouglashomes.com

Contact:

Customer Service: +262-783-4700

Opening Hours:

Mo 8:00-5:00
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We 8:00-5:00
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Fr 8:00-5:00

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Carlisle Model

Project Description:

The design of the 2,400 SF Carlisle was inspired by its big sister plan, the Newberry.  It has many of the same features including the 2 story great room and foyer which open to the informal dining area and kitchen… perfect for living and entertaining. The first floor master suite has an elegant tray ceiling and inviting bath with a large walk-in closet.  Upstairs are 3 more bedrooms, a large bath, and a landing that looks over the great room.

Address:
S72 W16427 Glen Cove Ct.
Muskego, WI

Model Hours:
Available Now
$464,900

Carlisle

Directions:

From I 43 and Moorland Rd, take Moorland Rd. South 2 miles to Janesville Rd, west 1 mile to Glen Cove Ct., north into Forest Glen Subdivision and home is on the left.

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Joseph Douglas Homes

Website:

Address:

N50 W13740 Overview Dr. Suite D Menomonee Falls, WI 53051 Phone: (262) 783-4700 Menomonee Falls, WI, 53051, United States.
Latitude: 43.110096
Longitude: -88.082498

Email:

sales@josephdouglashomes.com

Contact:

Customer Service: +262-783-4700

Opening Hours:

Mo 8:00-5:00
Tu 8:00-5:00
We 8:00-5:00
Th 8:00-5:00
Fr 8:00-5:00

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Trestle Creek Subdivision

Project Description:

Trestle Creek Subdivision | New Home Builder & Home Remodeling | Menomonee Falls | Joseph Douglas HomesJoseph Douglas is proud to be a preferred builder and co-developer of this subdivision perfectly placed close to downtown and minutes from the airport. The subdivision is now complete and has had a tremendous amount of interest as only 12 of the original 24 lots are still available. As the preferred builder, Joseph Douglas Homes has an extensive portfolio of homes to fit the narrow lot profiles. Call or email us today to receive more information. It has been about 30 years since the last development in this community so act now as this truly is a once in a lifetime opportunity!

Address:
Trestle Creek Subdivision
City of St. Francis

 

Additional Info:
24 Homesites
Municipal Water and Sewer
St. Francis Schools
Prices between $75,000 and $90,000
Trestle Creek Subdivision Information Brochure

Trestle Creek Subdivision

Directions:

From Milwaukee, take I-94/I-43 south to Howard Ave. (Exit 314), east to Kinnickinnic Ave., north to Koenig Ave, east to subdivision entrance.

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Joseph Douglas Homes

Website:

Address:

N50 W13740 Overview Dr. Suite D Menomonee Falls, WI 53051 Phone: (262) 783-4700 Menomonee Falls, WI, 53051, United States.
Latitude: 43.110096
Longitude: -88.082498

Email:

sales@josephdouglashomes.com

Contact:

Customer Service: +262-783-4700

Opening Hours:

Mo 8:00-5:00
Tu 8:00-5:00
We 8:00-5:00
Th 8:00-5:00
Fr 8:00-5:00

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Sivyer Avenue

Project Description:

13 affordably priced homesites in the City of St. Francis. Perfectly placed close to local parks, the lakefront, downtown Milwaukee and minutes from the airport.

Address:
Sivyer Avenue
City of St. Francis

Additional Info:
City of St. Francis
13 Homesites
Municipal Sewer & Water
St. Francis Schools
Prices between $60,000-$73,000

Sivyer Avenue

Directions:

From Hwy 41/45 exit at Silver Spring Rd., go west 2 miles to Lilly Rd., go north 1/2 mile to Weyerhaven Subdivision entrance & follow signs to home

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Local SEO

Joseph Douglas Homes

Website:

Address:

N50 W13740 Overview Dr. Suite D Menomonee Falls, WI 53051 Phone: (262) 783-4700 Menomonee Falls, WI, 53051, United States.
Latitude: 43.110096
Longitude: -88.082498

Email:

sales@josephdouglashomes.com

Contact:

Customer Service: +262-783-4700

Opening Hours:

Mo 8:00-5:00
Tu 8:00-5:00
We 8:00-5:00
Th 8:00-5:00
Fr 8:00-5:00

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Brighton Model

2016 Parade of Homes Model

 

Project Description:

Award-pending 2016 Parade of Homes model.  The Brighton may be new to our portfolio but received rave reviews during the parade.  The most common comment was that the Brighton offers great use of space and lives much larger than its 1900 SF footprint.

  • 1900 SF Split Bedroom Ranch
  • Large kitchen with prep island, walk in pantry, and roomy dinette
  • Extra tall ceilings with transoms for lots of natural light
  • Spacious master suite with whirlpool tub, shower and walk-in-closet
  • Mud Room with separate laundry room
  • Private secondary bedrooms and bath
  • Integral stairs from Garage to the Basement
  • Optional Bonus Room above Garage

 

Address:
N61 W13808 Weyer Farm Rd
Menomonee Falls, WI

Now Closed!!! Sorry this model is no longer available for viewing.

Brighton Model - 2016 Parade of Homes Model

Directions:

From Hwy 41/45 exit at Silver Spring Rd., go west 2 miles to Lilly Rd., go north 1/2 mile to Weyerhaven Subdivision entrance & follow signs to home

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Local SEO

Joseph Douglas Homes

Website:

Address:

N50 W13740 Overview Dr. Suite D Menomonee Falls, WI 53051 Phone: (262) 783-4700 Menomonee Falls, WI, 53051, United States.
Latitude: 43.110096
Longitude: -88.082498

Email:

sales@josephdouglashomes.com

Contact:

Customer Service: +262-783-4700

Opening Hours:

Mo 8:00-5:00
Tu 8:00-5:00
We 8:00-5:00
Th 8:00-5:00
Fr 8:00-5:00

Make an Appointment