Stories Unfold with Burger Homes
Article by Cindy Hadish
Photography by Corridor Home Photos
Additional Photography by Justin Fox
New stories are about to unfold at Buckingham Place in Marion.
Burger Homes & Development builds homes that can become your castle, including a stunning five-bedroom, five-bath walkout ranch at 752 Buckingham Place.
“We put everything in it,” said Deb Burger, citing three-panel solid doors, designer light fixtures, professionally designed interior and a myriad of other high quality features. “Nothing was left out.”
With 2,500-square-feet on the main floor and 2,000 below, the home lends a stately appearance on its one-third-acre lot on the new cul-de-sac. The location is in a convenient spot, close to Linn-Mar Schools, as well as businesses and shopping in Cedar Rapids.
Textures dominate the exterior, including real stone, along with shake shingle siding in the gables and dormer. Just inside the front door, 11-foot-high ceilings introduce an air of spaciousness found throughout the home, with transom windows above each interior doorway continuing that spacious ambiance.
Rooms adjoining the main entryway could serve a multitude of purposes. An office is easily envisioned in one room, which features a bow window overlooking the front yard, while the other could become a formal dining room, music room, sitting room or a second office. A guest half-bath is conveniently located off the flexible-space rooms.
Walnut floors and a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace in the great room convey a natural aura that imbues the home, with large windows overlooking views of mature trees in the backyard, seemingly bringing nature indoors.
The extra-large master bedroom features a 12-foot double-tray ceiling, plush Frieze carpeting and wide transom windows. Adjoining it, the modern master bath includes pearl-colored birch wood cabinets with soft-closing drawers, crystal light fixtures and a separate water closet with a window.
In-floor heating make tiles cozy for bare feet, while a free-standing garden tub is perfect for soaking after a long day. The tile shower offers three choices of showerheads behind a glass door. Granite countertops, dual sinks and custom mirrors lighted from above are complemented by a modern backsplash that matches the soap dish in the shower.
Just off the master bath, a spacious walk-in closet offers solid, built-in shelves that can be customized for shoes, purses or other items, as well as ample room to hang clothes. Throughout the home, crowned doorways and windows with aprons below and crowns above, exemplify the expertise of Bob Burger, a journeyman certified carpenter with 5 years of schooling and nearly 40 years of building experience.
Upstairs bedrooms that can be used for guests or children feature walk-in closets and one includes a storage area that doubles as a window seat, with a bathroom accessible from either room.
As spectacular as the rest of the house is, the main attraction is the kitchen, considered the hub of the home. Chisel granite countertops, custom cabinetry with dovetail drawers and high-end appliances lining one wall are among the features. A unique glass and stone backsplash complements the mocha cabinets, while the kitchen island is offset in pearl, with space for several people to sit.
More seating is available in the breakfast nook, featuring built-in benches with wood wainscoting that provide a rustic charm to the room, as well as a dining space, offering ample room for large family gatherings and parties. That space extends into the outdoors, under a large covered, maintenance-free deck that features a ceiling fan and light, overlooking a stamped concrete patio, with space for a grill, table and even more seating.
The lower level of the home offers as many amenities as the main floor, with a second fireplace in stainless steel, glass and tile in waves that mimic the look of the carpeting, and elegant light fixtures continuing the feel from upstairs. A wine tasting area, seating for a poker table or chairs, full wet bar with Italian porcelain floors, wine rack and full kitchen with cooktop and quartz bar top are among the many features.
Along with two bedrooms, a half-bath and full bath, space is also available in the lower level to create an exercise room. The entire home offers high energy efficiency, along with central vacuum, security system and a three-car garage.
The Maurer family is living one of the first “chapters” unfolding in the new Buckingham Place addition, having moved into their new home this summer.
“The quality stood out to us, and we could tell they would be a great builder for us,” Brianne Maurer said of Burger Homes. “We love the home and we’re very, very happy here.”
See more at:
www.burgerhomes.build or call: (319) 551-6223
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