For prospective homeowners, deciding where to put down roots comes with all sorts of challenges, especially when the property you fall in love with is missing the actual house. Finding your little slice of heaven is a great start, but the fact remains: building a house is a daunting task. Thankfully, where you see an empty plot of land and a slew of pitfalls, hidden costs, and setbacks, Renaissance Homes’ Renaissance On Your Land (ROYL) division has the expertise and foresight to bring your personalized vision to life, free from the typical hassle.
The locally owned company established itself as a leader in the industry over the course of 36 years, constructing more than 4,500 houses on its development tracts around Portland. With its skilled ROYL team of designers and builders, Renaissance’s attractive aesthetic and dependable reputation are now at your disposal, placing you in charge of where and how your house is built.
“We had customers buying lots outside of Portland and Lake Oswego who loved our homes but needed help during all phases,” says Randy Sebastian, president of Renaissance Homes. “There was an obvious demand for a trusted builder like Renaissance to streamline the entire building process, and we filled that need.
Clients are presented with a remarkable variety of options, from larger scale features to the finest details. You will decide on everything: the floor-plan, countertops, kitchen cabinets, hardware finishes, and more. Two story or single level? Maybe you’re looking for an ethereal white-on-wood farmhouse layout. Or perhaps you gravitate towards darker granite surfaces and sleek bronze fixtures. The choices are yours, but the most popular plans (available in the Renaissance catalog) are a great launching point if you ever feel overwhelmed. Most importantly, the costs and construction timeline are established up front, and because of the valued relationships Renaissance has developed with vendors, everything is handled under one roof.
While the power is in your hands, every building rises to the standard of Renaissance Homes’ superior craftsmanship and efficiency beneath the surface. Air filtration units and minimal toxic materials ensure a comfortable and healthy living environment. With the Polar Blanket Blown-In insulation and Renaissance Rain Screen, you’ll stay especially warm and dry against the elements. The floors even go above and beyond building codes, providing a sturdier—and quieter—foundation to walk on.
It all comes together in a dwelling that fits your unique lifestyle. “Floor plans have changed a lot,” Sebastian says. “People want to enter from the garage and hang their wet jackets in a mudroom. The kitchens and dining areas are more open and airy. Expansive sliding glass walls are also a common request because they want seamless indoor to outdoor flow.”
It doesn’t matter if you’ve purchased sprawling land in the country or a narrow neighborhood lot, you’ll get an end-to-end building experience. That means a site evaluation, grading, septic, electrical, and anything else you require. Under the guidance of one full-service general contractor, once you decide where, Renaissance will take it from there.
“Most custom builders these days will give you an inexact prediction on price and timing, which almost always ends up low by the end,” Sebastian says. “With Renaissance, we give you the house you want on time and at the price you signed up for. No tricks.”
To learn more about Renaissance Homes, visit Renaissance-homes.com.