Scallon Custom Homes - Building Your Dream Home

Article by Jane Claspy Nesmith
Photography by Justin Fox

With its unique rustic Tuscan look, inviting design, and upscale amenities, this home, located on Cedar Rapids’ northeast side, is a beautiful example of the award-winning work of Scallon Custom Homes.

“The homeowner tells me that she feels like she’s on vacation every day in this home,” says Paul Scallon, who worked closely with the family to create a legacy home of their dreams.

Right away, a visitor can tell this is a special home. Rustic stone, stucco, and brick make up the exterior, and faux dormers bring interest to the roofline, especially at night when the dormers can be lit. A stone-look walkway leads to the front porch, where a wood column and beam give a sense of the home’s style. Double front doors welcome guests into the spacious foyer area.

From the foyer, the home’s great room beckons. A soaring cathedral ceiling with rustic wood beams draws the eye up to a line of high-level transom windows. Just below those are huge windows looking over the home’s wooded backyard. On an adjacent wall is a built-in fireplace made of stone and brick going up to the lofty ceiling. Built-ins flank the fireplace, and more wood gives a cozy feeling.

Just beyond the great room is the home’s kitchen. Cabinets line the walls--in rustic wood, painted wood, and distressed painted wood, using every nook and cranny for storage and beautiful design. Stone and brick form the kitchen’s backsplash, a nod to the fireplace and exterior look of the home. Corbels below the stove’s hood add a touch of class.

In the center of the kitchen is a large island with sink, dishwasher, and more storage. Along one edge is a breakfast counter--with space for six people. Pendants above shed light. For more seating room, the large breakfast nook next to the kitchen has space for a large table. Throughout the great room and kitchen, hand-scraped hardwood floors create a sense of unity. The angled kitchen means the floor planks are at a diagonal there, a stunning look.

If the weather is nice, the family can walk out one door to a covered deck that overlooks the backyard. Another door leads to a three seasons room. Memory vinyl windows can be raised or lowered, depending on the weather, so that this room can get lots of use. Wood trim and beams create the same rustic look that’s found elsewhere in the home.

The master suite, on this floor, features a spacious bedroom with a view of the back yard. The master bath has tile floors, and more warm wood in the cabinets and along the sloping ceiling over the dual vanity. A walk-in shower and whirlpool tub await, offering a spa experience at home. Near the entrance to the master bath is another luxury: a bedroom coffee station to make waking up that much easier.

Also on this floor are a guest room with adjacent bathroom, laundry room, and drop zone near the garage entrance. Scallon found hard-wearing oak for the drop zone lockers, and gave them a distressed-look finish.

“The homeowners didn’t want a ‘museum’-type home,” says Scallon. “They wanted someplace where family and friends could feel comfortable.” According to the homeowners, it’s already served its purpose.

With 23 years in the homebuilding business, Scallon knows how to help homeowners get the house they want while staying within budget. “I pride myself on being detailed and thorough up front which helps the process go smooth,” says Scallon, whose many years of experience help him anticipate potential issues. “My hope also is to alleviate concerns about building a home whether they have never built a home before or are just apprehensive about the building process in general.”

The lower level of this home offers lots more room for living and entertaining. One area features durable stained concrete floors where a pool table stands ready. Soft carpeting delineates a family room area, anchored by another stone fireplace, television, and comfortable lighting. There’s also a second family room for the children’s toys, a full wet bar, and three bedrooms, two of which share a Jack and Jill bathroom, and another that has access to a full bath in the hall.

Walk out through a door on this level to a large patio with an in-ground pool. A changing room on this level makes it easy to take a swim.

With all the luxurious appointments and a design that is reminiscent of southern Italy, it’s no wonder the homeowners feel like they’re on vacation when they’re at home. And Scallon Custom Homes made the building process smooth for everyone. “It was easy and fun,” the homeowner said.

 

Building Team:

A-Tech/Beam Team
Security - Home Theatre
Central Vacuum
Home Organization
5741 C Street SW Suite A, CR - 319.848.7171
Coralville -
319.339.0004
www.atechbt.com

Ogden & Adams Lumber
Doors-Windows-Cabinets-Countertops-Siding-Lumber-Moldings
144 32nd St Dr SE, Cedar Rapids
(off 1st Ave behind the Irish Democrat)
319.363.8125
www.ogdenadams.com

Professional Plumbing Service
“The Plumbers You’d Recommend to a Friend.”
4880 80th St, Fairfax - 319.846.8185
www.profplumbing.com
Rathje Construction Co. 305 44th St Marion - 319.377.3179
www.rathjeconstruction.com

Landscape by Design, Inc.
Creating unique landscapes that can be enjoyed for years to come.
319.849.2242
www.landscapebydesigncr.com

Novak Heating & Air Conditioning
Residential & Commercial HVAC Work
Free Estimates & Duct Cleaning
24 Hour Service & Seasonal Tuneups
319.364.4626
www.novakheating.com

Allied Glass Products Inc
Iowa’s Source for Professional
Glass Services
2345 Blairs Ferry Rd NE Suite B, CR
319.364.2495
www.alliedglassproducts.com


Pool Billiard & Spa Gallery
Escape from the world without leaving the comforts of home!
Swimming Pools - Hot Tubs
Pool Houses - Pergolas & Patios
Brunswick Billiard Tables & Accessories
Outdoor Furniture & More
1723 2nd St, Coralville -
319.338.5380
2343 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, CR - 319.377.2320
www.poolbilliardandspa.com

Woodharbor Design Showroom of Cedar Rapids
1737 Boyson Road
Hiawatha, IA 52233
319.393.9147
www.woodharborcr.com

Stephenson Masonry
Brick – Block – Stone
319.360.3531
Randy’s Carpets & Interiors
Helping Our Customers Create
the Beautiful Homes They Desire!
401 2nd St, Coralville – 319.354.4344
5454 Center Point Rd NE
Cedar Rapids
319.393.1400
www.randyscarpets.com

 


 

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