Project Spotlight: Spectacular One-Story Living

Bob and Claudia wanted to build their dream home that would enable them to stay-in-place as they grew older. They found a 10-acre parcel of land that overlooked a farm valley with a spectacular 3-to-4-mile view of the countryside. They had already worked with an architect to develop a plan for their 1 ½ story home, so their next step was to approach Metzler Home Builders about building their new home. Metzler’s worked with the plan and made it into a well-executed design to meet all their needs. Their top priority was to have a home that had all the main rooms on one floor, so Bob and Claudia could continue to live there as they age-in-place.

The 3,345 square foot home has an open floor plan and many floor to ceiling windows that allow an abundance of light into every room. With the kitchen, breakfast nook and family room all facing south, Bob and Claudia get to see phenomenal sunrises and sunsets across southern Lancaster County. A favorite area of their home is the covered patio off the kitchen, which features ample space for outdoor furniture and a fireplace and overlooks the pool in the backyard.

“The subcontractors used by Metzler Home Builders were all very quality conscious,” Bob stated, “and we developed a growing sense of confidence related to the build quality of our home.”  Because of the home’s location on the top of a ridge, Metzler’s saw that their home would be exposed to higher winds. With that in mind, they suggested two layers of insulation. The first layer was a closed-cell spray foam, with a second layer of fiberglass batt insulation. They also recommended a hybrid heat pump/propane HVAC system that maximizes efficiency in both the summer and winter months. Additionally, the Superior Walls basement system is extremely efficient and allows the homeowners to use the basement even though it is not finished.

Bob and Claudia agree that “Honesty, integrity, excellent communication, and problem-solving skills all describe what makes Metzler Home Builders the company to use when building your new home!”

collage of a new one story home. top picture shows the exterior by the pool, bottom photos show entryway and staircase and the living room area with large windows and doors for light

collage of photos for a new one story home. photos show the kitchen and dining area, bedroom, bathroom, and back patio with a scenic overlook