If you’re reading this, you’re probably considering buying a new construction home. You may even be interested in touring a model home. You’re in luck because Joseph Douglas Homes, one of the premier home builders in southeastern Wisconsin, just opened their newest model!
Open House – New Construction
This 2800 square foot, one-of-a-kind, custom design is a pride and joy of Joseph Douglas Homes. The model, open on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 pm to 4 pm, is a far cry from the home builder’s standard portfolio. The home is the product of a visionary homeowner that made specific design requests.
Joseph Douglas Homes describes this new model as one of the most notable homes they’ve ever built! The home’s exterior features a modern farmhouse look with a twist, boasting stone, vertical siding, and metal roof elements. The ranch-style home has stunning architectural details throughout. If you don’t do a double take at the outer beauty of this home, you certainly will when you walk inside.
Walking through the stately front door, you’ll be in awe of the entryway. The foyer of this home acts as a true gateway to elegance. An accent wall showcases a stone wall topped off with bead board. Above you, you’ll immediately notice the towering cathedral ceiling. Ridge beams and trusses run continuously through this home, beginning at the front porch, running throughout the foyer and into the dining room area, and ending at the covered rear porch.
The dining area has more to it than just eye-catching ceiling details. It truly is the heart of this open house new construction. The open-concept style layout gives way to an immense kitchen with an enormous island perfect for the chef in your home or for your family to gather around. The oversized sink looks over a sprawling backyard, and the built-in appliances are state-of-the-art. Just off the kitchen, you’ll enter a “work-in pantry” designed to hide everyday appliances while still keeping them easily accessible. The panty also provides food storage.
Adorning the alternate side of the dining room is the elegant family room. This family room was built with relaxation and luxury in mind, which you’ll see by the stone detailing around the fireplace that extends from floor to cathedral ceiling. As if the fireplace wasn’t remarkable enough on its own, it is flanked on both sides by classic built-ins perfect for board game and book storage or to display your favorite collectibles.
This custom home features two bedroom suites – but don’t let that deter you. Nestled just outside the main suite, the main bedroom contains two ample-sized walk-in closets. The rooms’ position, extending beyond the central part of the home, presents the perfect way to take in a striking view. The pure beauty of the master bath may leave you speechless. The design team at Joseph Douglas Homes refers to this space as the “best-kept secret of this design .”The cathedral ceiling carries into this bathroom. A pedestal tub rests directly in the center of the room. One side of the room showcases an elongated, custom vanity and shower. The other side holds a separate water closet, creating an added layer of privacy. A second suite across the hall is the perfect layout for a guest room or an in-law suite.
Passing back through the home and to the kitchen, you can’t help but notice the 12-foot glass doors leading out to a covered back porch. Along the pathway to this porch is a unique drop station for grilling. Because it’s nestled just outside of the main suite, the drop station doubles as a coffee bar. If that didn’t sound appealing enough, the porch comes with a natural, wood-burning fireplace and offers a panoramic view of the tree-laden estate. A second covered porch can be found near the garage. This informal entrance hosts an oversized laundry room, mudroom, drop station, powder room, and an extra walk-in closet!
Where to Go
This breathtaking, custom-model home is located at W182N6888 Sanctuary Drive in Menomonee Falls, WI. If you’re driving into the area from the east, you’ll want to take Interstate 45 to the Good Hope Road exit. At the end of the off-ramp, go west. In about 4 ½ miles, you’ll see the Sanctuary of Good Hope Subdivision entrance. If you’re coming from the west, you can take Hwy 64 to Good Hope Road. When you exit the highway, go west for approximately 5 ½ miles to the entrance of the subdivision. Once you’ve turned into the subdivision, follow the signs directing you to the custom-model home.
What to Know Before You Go
Now that you’ve heard the description and seen the photos of Joseph Douglas Homes’ Custom Model Home, there are a few more things to do before jumping in your car and heading over. The home building professionals waiting to greet you want you to fully take advantage of your visit. They’ve put together this list of helpful tips to prepare you for your custom model home tour:
Step One: Research. Research the builder, the types of homes they build, and what previous customers have to say about their homes and the building process.
Step Two: Research again. Once you’ve narrowed down the models you’d like to visit, investigate the neighborhood. Look to see what the amenities are nearby and what the school system is like, and decide if the area works for you in addition to the home.
Step Three: Ask questions. When you tour a model home, you will get your first impression of the builder. It will likely be the first time you speak with them face-to-face. Ask about anything and everything that comes to your mind. Whether it’s about the building process, the home itself, possible upgrades, or home warranties, this is a perfect opportunity to get all the answers you desire. Joseph Douglas Homes staff will happily walk you through everything!
For more information about Joseph Douglas Homes or to find out more about the new, custom model, contact them today at 262-783-4700.