Relaxing Haven

Written by Kitt Walsh

“Home,” was much on the mind of builder John McGarvey, president of McGarvey Custom Homes, when he conceived this all en-suite four-bedroom residence with 5,665 square feet under air in Quail West.

“Naturally, it has the curb appeal and wow factor that everyone has come to expect from a McGarvey home,” says McGarvey

Custom Homes salesperson John Zagar. “There is a knock-out view right across the 18th green of the championship golf course and sparkling lake, and the house takes advantage of its location on a great lot.”

But the idea of a “home” as opposed to a “house” was what McGarvey concentrated on, and in doing so, he walked a mile in the future homeowner’s shoes.

“I wanted the home to be a place where you could feel comfortable in a pair of sweatpants or a tuxedo, where the owners could host a fantastic cocktail party around the pool, or gather the family for a memory-making Christmas dinner,” McGarvey says.

Part of McGarvey’s plans for this house, or rather a family’s future residence, was for it to be a one-story home. “It is a perfect house for aging in place with never the need for an elevator,” he says. The task of designing such a happy haven fell to residential designer Rich Guzman of R.G. Designs, who found the project predictably challenge-free.

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