Sunset Properties was high on this family’s list of possible builders for their home.
Project Style: Craftsman
Size: 4 bedrooms; 4 bathrooms + 2 half-baths;
5,000 sq. ft.
Home Story: The homeowners had been watching several of Sunset’s custom homes develop and become reality in their neighborhood. They liked what they saw and chose Sunset after meeting the whole design/build team. The homeowners loved their existing 1940’s bungalow. Their extra-wide lot was nestled on a brick, tree-lined South Tampa street. They’d lived in this home for several years and decided to remodel. After a reality-check meeting with Sunset’s Team, they agreed the “old beauty” was just plain worn out! A new, custom home would better serve the needs of their growing family. The design would be current, but reflect the 40’s bungalow charm throughout. From the crown molding, herringbone wood & reclaimed brick floors, the 8’ wide wavy glass & wood pocket door, to the box-vault and coffered ceilings – the “old beauty” will live on.
Challenges & Points of Interest: In a word – COVID. There’s nothing like breaking ground on a project, and keeping your commitments, during a worldwide pandemic! In the custom home building niche delays and revisions are common place, but the COVID-scale setbacks were unprecedented. Literally every element that goes into a custom home became a challenge to procure. Additionally, the pandemic’s impact on the trades was enormous. Scheduling rose to Beethovenesque levels of orchestration! Words like flexible, work-around, reinvent, pivot, tolerance, became part of the pandemic workflow. Perseverance and patience paid off. The Sunset Team completed this gorgeous project in a timely fashion. Phew!