Sep/Oct
2012

A Home Fit for a Builder: Mickey Rowland's home is built on a strong foundation of excellence and quality

Written by Trish Amundson
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home-fit-for-a-builderResidential building contractor Mickey Rowland of Excel Homes has a deep-rooted dedication to excellence and quality. From his home to his neighbor’s and approximately 100 others throughout the area, he builds each custom home as if it was his own.

Customized for comfortable living
“It’s always a learning experience when building a house, and there are many decisions to make. I want to make it perfect,” says Rowland, who applied what he has learned in the trade to the home he recently built for his own family.

The mission-style home comprises 4,500 square feet of traditional and contemporary architecture. Granite and rich woods flow throughout three levels of living space. The open design combines the kitchen, dining area and living room, where the family of four — Mickey, Tonya, Dylan and Jade — spend time together and with friends.

The main floor is perfect for mealtime and gathering, with granite countertops, custom natural cherry cabinets and trim and a limestone tile/glass backsplash. A pantry adds a practical yet stylish storage solution. Top-quality hickory flooring ties it all together and extends to the dining area, where a Brazilian cherry border accents the floor. Hickory tongue-and-groove ceiling crowns the area and adds warmth and ambiance. The adjacent living room encompasses a cherry built-in entertainment center, with a fireplace and TV, as well as comfortable furniture and tasteful décor.

Quality from the ground up
Nearby, distinctive glass doors open into the office, and a wood and carpeted staircase leads to the second floor. Four upstairs bedrooms are roomy with generous walk-in closets.

The spacious master suite features double doors, cherry crown molding and more of the hickory tongue-and-groove ceiling. The luxurious master bath includes a jetted whirlpool—where one can relax and enjoy the backyard view—and an intricate tiled shower and floor…a favorite project of Rowland’s.

On the lower level, a sunroom/living room and two bedrooms offer more living space. A granite bar, complete with refrigerator, sink and dishwasher, is conveniently located near the walkout door to a stamped concrete patio with backyard seating. The area is open to an expanse of green lawn, tranquil woods and outdoor basketball court.

Excellence from the inside out
From hidden materials, such as surround sound and a security system, to visible finishes and amenities, every element of this home meets high standards of quality, excellence and durability.

Rowland’s home serves as a model for others who dream of living in a custom, well-built home, either newly constructed or remodeled, and will be featured on the 2012 Fall Showcase of Homes this month from September 14-16 and 21-23. Come see his home and many others on the tour.