Project Spotlight: A Truly Custom “Forever” Home

Derek and Sarah have always dreamt of building a new home. After moving to Lancaster County and experiencing an unsuccessful home search, they decided it was time to pursue that dream.  They had certain requirements for their “forever” home and hadn’t been able to find a home that met their needs within their price range.  They thought building a new home was not financially possible.  After looking into it further, they found that building a new home was more cost-effective than buying a house that was on the market and having to make repairs and improvements to make it work for their family. 


A realtor that was working with Derek and Sarah referred them to Metzler Home Builders.  After an initial consultation with Jordan Metzler, they visited a house that Metzler’s had in the Parade of Homes and saw the attention to detail and expert craftsmanship.  That helped “seal the deal” and they decided to move ahead with plans to build. 

Their gorgeous home nestled in the rolling hills of southern Lancaster County features four bedrooms, three and a half baths, an office and large laundry on the first floor, and a loft used as a playroom on the second floor.  With four daughters, Derek and Sarah wanted as much closet space as possible, and as many bathrooms and vanities that the house could hold!  Jordan worked with them to come up with a house plan that would meet those needs.  When asked what they like about their new home, Derek and Sarah said “Everything!”  At the top of the list is the kitchen.  It is the “heart of our home, a gathering place for our family and friends. It has become the hub for socializing and connecting with loved ones over a good meal.”  Also on their list is the wrap-around front porch.  Most mornings you’ll find them on their rocking chairs enjoying a cup of coffee. 


“The team at Metzler Home Builders communicated a very clear and organized picture of the process for us,” said Derek and Sarah. “They were incredibly friendly and accommodating along the way.  After working through modifying other custom designs to meet our needs, Jordan recommended we start from scratch on a design for a custom build.  In the end, we had the perfect design for our family. They delivered an excellent product on schedule and on budget.  Metzler Home Builders changed our lives in the best way possible.  Our family has the opportunity to make lasting memories in a well-crafted custom home!” 

This article was originally featured in our Fall 2021 print newsletter.