The Meyer’s Two-Story Custom Build: A vision two years in the making!

It was a little over two years ago that the Meyers came to me with a vision for their new construction home.  They had the lot, they had the ideas, but they had to wait for the right buyer to come along for their current house.  I am so grateful they never gave up on that happening because their new home is now built and it is beautiful!  I am sure they would agree- it was worth the wait!

Meyer exterior

Let’s take a tour of this two-story custom home!


Meyer flyer light

Entering this home at the front door you will come into a pleasant receiving space that is ready and waiting for some additional decorating!  This is on my To-Do list!   The foyer also has one of my favorite light fixtures of the entire home.

Great Room

One of the best features of this layout is how the light comes in from every angle.  This is the view into the Great Room from the foyer.

Meyer arch into living roomThe Second Floor

The U-shaped stairs in this home was opened up during a framing walk-thru to allow for the best combination of open railing without becoming too busy.  The steps went from a necessity to a focal point.

View from the Great Room:

Meyer arch with view of open rail

View from the landing going upstairs:

Meyer stairs

View from upstairs looking down the stairs:

Meyer stairs2

There are two generous sized bedrooms with walk-in closets and a spacious bath on the second floor.

Meyer main bath double sinks

Meyer main bath flooring

First Floor Master Suite

Back down the stairs to the first floor you will turn left into a hallway which takes you to the guest bath and the Master suite.

Meyer Master Bath

Meyer double vanities

Walk-in tile shower with multiple shower heads…

Meyer tile shower

Meyer tile shower2

And double sinks in a vanity with crystal knobs and furniture feet.

Meyer double vanities with framed mirrors

Meyer double vanities with furniture legs

With the bedroom at the back of the house plan for maximum privacy, the master closet ends up in the front of this suite right off the bathroom.  With a big bright window and custom shelving…who wouldn’t want to unpack in this closet!?!

Meyer custom closet shelving

Powder Bath

And since we’ve covered 2 of the 2.5 baths in this home so far, we might as well check out the powder bath.  Adorned with the crystal chandelier I was crushing on months ago when we picked it out at Northtown Lighting.  You can read about a few more Powder Room Upgrades Ideas from that earlier post!

Meyer powder bath light

Meyer powder bath2

Meyer powder bath

The Main Attraction…

And since I know the suspense is probably killing you…we’ll get right to the kitchen and dining room of this custom two-story design!  Here it was a few weeks ago during construction-

meyers kitchen during construction

And here it is now:

Meyer kitchen3

Meyer kitchen

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Meyer kitchen2

Meyer kitchen corner sink

Meyer kitchen corner sink faucet

That tile backsplash and granite combo?  It looks great!  We might have wavered between the light and dark side but I think the end result is perfect!

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A few more details before we are done with this tour-


Meyer mudroom bench


Meyer dinette

Meyer dining room light

Great Room Fireplace

Meyer fireplace

Meyer fireplace slate stone with white mantle

Meyer open rail with fireplace view

And to close this story, two-years in the making, I leave you with one final before and after shot.  These houses come so far in the last two weeks of the build.  It is amazing to see  something you’ve been imagining and working to complete with a client go from this-

meyers under construction2

To this-

Meyer arch into kitchen

So quickly!

I really want to thank the Meyers for letting me and Midwest Design Homes be apart of this project!  I enjoyed all the design challenges and I look forward to seeing this home through to its furnished and decorated stage!

Stay tuned!

If you have a vision for your perfect new home build but need some help getting started- give me a call at 920-810-8347!


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