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Mountain Ridge Estates- A great place to call home!

Categories: Custom Home in Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh on your lot builder | Posted: January 30, 2020 | Comments Off on Mountain Ridge Estates- A great place to call home!

 

If you are planning to buy a new home this spring or summer season and are searching for the perfect place to build your new home, look no further! Parry Custom Homes, a premier Pittsburgh on your lot builder, is proud to share a beautiful new home community located in North Huntingdon, PA that would be an ideal location to call home.

Located in Westmoreland County, this beautiful new home community provides two cul-de-sac streets, which are ideal if you have kids at home or if you crave more privacy and a less busy atmosphere in terms of traffic around you.

Mountain Ridge Estates comes by its name honestly, as it sits atop the ridge of a mountain! It has the most picturesque views you can find and the wooded backyards offered in this community add to the overall appeal and charm. Imagine having your morning coffee and getting to enjoy the views this community has to offer- everyday!

You can also get the privacy and wonderful scenery from the private wooded lots that surround this beautiful community. There are 23 acres of green space and land that has been left undeveloped, so you can get out and enjoy the beautiful spring air as nicer weather comes to your doorstep this season.

What makes this community even better, is the location! Mountain Ridge Estates is conveniently located just 16 miles from Pittsburgh and just 5 miles north of Monroeville. So, not only can you enjoy a great location, privacy and scenery but you can still be close to all of the action Pittsburgh has to offer whenever you choose!

Those with children of school age or who will be of school age in the future, will be thrilled to know that this wonderful community is also  location in the Norwin School District, which has consistently been listed high amount the school rankings in Westmoreland County as well as across the greater Pittsburgh area.

This neighborhood offers approximately 48 home sites, so once they are purchased this amazing opportunity and location will be gone! Be sure and contact the team at Parry Custom Homes to learn more about how they can help you build your new home in this amazing location.

 

 

 

Parry Custom Homes is an established homebuilder in the Pittsburgh area.  Call or contact us today for more information about this floor plan option, or to view other homes in our portfolio that may suit your new home needs.

Floor Plan Spotlight: The Loretta

Categories: Custom Home in Pittsburgh, Custom Home Plans, Pittsburgh on your lot builder | Posted: January 24, 2020 | Comments Off on Floor Plan Spotlight: The Loretta
The Loretta

The Loretta

If you are looking for a Pittsburgh on your lot builder this New Year, you have come to the right place! Parry Custom Homes is the premier custom builder for custom homes in Pittsburgh and offers stunning new homes to most any buyer and budget.

We also offer a wide portfolio of home plans for our buyers to choose from, which can allow them to visually pick and choose what specs of a new home they like and customize the rest!

One of our most popular floor plans that work great for a first time home buyer or even a second time buyer wanting to purchase a new home, is our Loretta floor plan.

The Loretta plan is a stunning 2-story home that starts from the $240’s. This home is incredibly spacious for the price, spanning over 2,240 square feet.

This great home has 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 1 half bath. It is ideal for someone looking to start a family, or a family looking for some extra space and still not blow the bank.

The first floor of our Loretta plan has a gorgeous foyer as you walk in the front entrance, as you see a straight entry fireplace. There is a kitchen and great room along the rear of the house as well. The dining room in this home is located to one side of the foyer and the den is located on the opposite side of the foyer. There is a powder room right next to the foyer as well, allowing for the perfect location to entertain guests.

The second story of our Loretta floor plan features a master suite with a large bath and closet. There are 3 additional bedrooms upstairs as well as 2 full baths. A great feature about this home is the second floor laundry room that is included for the ultimate ease in doing laundry. It just makes sense!

Lastly, this plan includes a full basement under the entire first floor living area that can be turned into a great man cave, workout room, or additional play area for the kids. The options are endless!

To learn more about our Loretta plan or for help in finding the perfect home plan to suit your needs, contact us anytime! We are here to help buyers find their dream home.

 

 

Parry Custom Homes is an established homebuilder in the Pittsburgh area.  Call or contact us today for more information about this floor plan option, or to view other homes in our portfolio that may suit your new home needs.

Savvy Gardeners Understand Climate and Weather

Categories: Homeowner News, Homeowner Tips, New Homes in Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh on your lot builder | Posted: January 17, 2020 | Comments Off on Savvy Gardeners Understand Climate and Weather

 

Spring Gardening Tips

Spring Gardening Tips

Spring may still be a few months away, but dreaming of warmer temperatures may have you ready to get in your garden. Spend the next few months studying up on what plants will work best in your environment. Savvy gardeners keep one eye on the sky and the other on their plant beds. They give nature a nudge by understanding the climate, learning how to read the weather and then creating a landscape that fits. Parry Custom Homes, a premier Pittsburgh on your lot builder, shares information on how to grow the best garden possible this spring!

It’s good to know what the weather is doing, why it’s doing it and what it will do next. If you go with your climate and soil, your garden will be much more successful and if you choose the appropriate plants and tend to them well, you’ll save money because there’ll be fewer failures.

Learning how to read clues about upcoming weather can result in a more productive garden.

You can predict whether there will be a frost by noting the temperature and the rate it changes at dusk, can predict whether dew will form. Calculate the atmospheric humidity and you’ll know how likely it is to rain or snow. Watch the clouds for approaching weather fronts and gathering storms.

Soil and climate are closely linked. At the extremes, desert soils are sandy while tundra soils are low in nutrients because vegetation is so limited.

The more sand you have, the faster it will drain, so you might need to irrigate. Clay retains water and is very fertile because it stays wet it tends to be cold in spring, so you can’t work it or plant it early in the year.

Silt is very fertile. Loamy soil, which is best of all, has approximately equal parts of clay, sand and silt.

Then there are microclimates, which can vary depending on the size and shape of your property.

Lower terrain may have lower temperatures than higher terrain. Exposure to sun and wind can create a dry microclimate even in areas with adequate rainfall.

When you have a few days of unexpected 65-degree weather come February or March, people may think they can plant. But nature has a way of getting even and it’s best to stay with the tried and true. Things aren’t what they used to be, but nobody can be certain what the weather is moving toward.

 

 

Parry Custom Homes is an established homebuilder in the Pittsburgh area.  Call or contact us today for more information about this floor plan option, or to view other homes in our portfolio that may suit your new home needs.

Need to get your home first impression ready for the spring market?

Categories: On Your Lot Builder Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh on your lot builder | Posted: January 10, 2020 | Comments Off on Need to get your home first impression ready for the spring market?

 

Home For Sale in Pittsburgh

Parry Custom Homes

Before you know it spring will be on our doorstep and if you are planning to sell your home this spring, chances are you have been spending the past colder months preparing the inside to be buyer ready. However, everyone knows a first impression is make or break when it comes to shopping for homes. Is your homes exterior ready for its close up? Parry Custom Homes, a premier Pittsburgh on your lot builder, shares tips on how to get your home ready to make the best first impression it can on buyers.

The first step as you might have guessed for getting your home ready for its up close and personal visit with prospective buyers, is to clean, clean, clean. This means, cleaning all of your exterior windows, your front door, giving your deck, driveway and anywhere else that may need it a good power washing as well.

You will also want to do the lawn aesthetic items, such as trimming your bushes, moving your lawn and cleaning up and flower beds that may have gotten ruined from the winter months. You can also use your garden hose as a type of power-washer for your fence, sidewalk, driveway and so on.

Next, if you aren’t going to re-paint your homes exterior as a whole, be sure to give a fresh coat of paint to the accent areas of the home. Focus on your trim, front door, shutters and anywhere else that might need some TLC in the painting department.

Consider adding a touch of new to your front doorway, buy adding some elegant metal door numbers to the front of your home. A nice new front door rug and a seasonal wreath are also great touches that say “welcome home” to buyers.

Another great inexpensive update is to change out and update your light fixtures on the exterior of your home. Most home décor centers have nice light fixtures for around $20 and they can really make a big difference in terms of look and even the light that is given off at the front of your home.

If you have a front porch on your home, be sure to show that off with some great furniture, a rocking chair or seat. This is a great way to show off outdoor living space on the front part of your home.

Lastly, be sure to bring some life to the front of your home by either planting some flowers or placing potted flowers in planters at the front door.  This is a great way to welcome spring and have your home be one of the first to reflect that!

 

 

Parry Custom Homes is an established homebuilder in the Pittsburgh area.  Call or contact us today for more information about this floor plan option, or to view other homes in our portfolio that may suit your new home needs.

Kitchen Design Tips for your Parry Custom Home

Categories: New Homes in Pittsburgh | Posted: January 3, 2020 | Comments Off on Kitchen Design Tips for your Parry Custom Home

Parry Home kitchensThe kitchen is a great place to add in unique and cool appliances or colorful statement pieces like a fire engine red mixer or cobalt blue toaster to liven up the counter of your new home in Pittsburgh. Your backsplash can easily be one of the biggest design statements of your kitchen. Take advantage of its dominance and play it up with beautiful glass tiles or accent pieces. Backsplashes can be functional, but it also a great place to easily make a statement without re-designing your whole kitchen.

Kitchen appliances can be just as beautiful as they are functional. There are so many options available to you for your new home than just refrigerators, ovens and dishwashers.

Dishwasher drawers are half the size of a standard dishwasher. They are great energy savers as they use fifty percent less water and electricity than the conventional dishwashers that consumers are so used to. The dishwasher drawers are great for small households, bar areas or theater rooms.

Refrigerator drawers are a great option that can be configured the same as drawers. The refrigerator and freezer can be included as part of a full fridge or separated into smaller drawer units for easy access for children. They are available in a stainless finish and can be integrated into your kitchen cabinetry.

Ice makers are one those items that once you have them, you don’t ever want to live without them. You never have to fill an empty ice tray again. Some ice makers require a gravity drain and a water line, but installation is minimal.

For those of you who are avid wine collectors or a wine drinker, a wine fridge is a wine lovers dream come true. They maintain a proper and stable storage environment for your wines and are available as free standing or under counter units. Some models offer multi temperature zones and have various or contained storage options.

A warming drawer would be a welcomed addition to your new Parry home. It allows you to keep dishes warm if you timing is a bit off when entertaining in your home. Moisture control keeps food from drying out and helps retain crispness.

Don’t leave your countertops void of personality. Remember the rule of multiples when accessorizing your counter space in your kitchen. Always group items in odd numbers, it is always more pleasing to the eye. Accessorize with functional elements you need and use every day. Kitchen gadgets and small appliances are stylish and can be treated as more than just kitchen tools in your home.

 

Parry Custom Homes is an established homebuilder in the Pittsburgh area.  Call or contact us today for more information about this floor plan option, or to view other homes in our portfolio that may suit your new home needs.