OFFERED BY NATURECRAFT CUSTOM HOMES By Lynette Chilcoat
"My goal is to show that the customer has flexibility and I want to give people design freedom," says builder Travis McKenzie, owner of Naturecraft Custom Homes. As someone who has been in the building industry since 1992, McKenzie has forged a signature platform—he creates beautiful homes out of fundamental elements. My trademark is that I use natural products,” says McKenzie. His penchant for utilizing these types of materials is based on the belief that synthetics may have their place, but aren’t the optimum substances to use for his custom homes. “I believe God made it right the first time.” And within this realm of offering up houses made with a vast array of stone, wood and metal, he proves time and again that each place can be a unique showpiece, yet comfortable enough to be called home. Working in tandem with a team from The Group, Inc. Real Estate, McKenzie is providing buyers with distinctive, yet very diverse, design options. Berin Jacob Wachsmann, Andrea Schaefer and Jason Billings have all helped to create a winning medley of homes available from Naturecraft. “The difference is in the details,” says Wachsmann. “The integrity of the builder is important, also,” adds Schaeffer. “Travis is building the best houses he can. He walks the
client through the whole way and will be on-site every step of the way, which keeps you on task and on budget. He builds relationships, which is just as important as the building.” Each varies from the next in both outward appearance and floor plan, making the house one commissions from McKenzie truly one of a kind. Here are a few of Naturecraft’s select projects.
This home, located near Harmony and Taft in Le Jardin, presents the feel of contemporary country living at the southern edge of the city for around $585K. Open and airy, towering windows let in sunlight, while offering amazing views. The interior color scheme of oyster shell white, offset with simple soft grays, offers a clean palette with which the potential homeowner can create their own style. Awaiting personal touches, such as bright accent pieces, the three-level modern farmhouse design is spacious, yet not overwhelmingly so. Five bedrooms located throughout are co-mingled with a main floor great room, an oversized family entertainment area in the basement and an inviting loft begging to be transformed into a comfy reading space or relaxing craft corner. Amenities include a master suite on the main level, hemlock
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