Beautiful outdoor living spaces afford plenty of space for entertaining

Lansing Island is synonymous with luxury living and a custom home from Echelon Builders and contractor Mark Hickerson is a stunning example of living luxuriously. Superior workmanship and attention to detail are hallmarks of this dream building team.

The results speak for themselves. This 9,000 square foot Mediterranean style stunner is perfectly appointed with marble floors, soaring floor to ceiling windows, stone banding, intricate woodwork and handcrafted built-in cabinetry. Unique features such as a state of the art home theater and a beautiful putting green with sand trap make this a fun and livable custom estate. Its timeless open floor plan provides easy circulation between gracious rooms, offering a warm sense of hospitality.

Ten-foot glass windows offer a direct relationship to the outdoors upon first entering the home.

Ten-foot glass windows offer a direct relationship to the outdoors upon first entering the home.

Visitors are awed as they walk through the exquisitely hand-forged wrought iron Cantera doors which provide a panoramic view of the Banana River. Making the most of the soaring ceilings, double-stacked 10-foot glass windows provide an immediate connection to the outdoors. The 16-foot tall custom stone fireplace adds weight and elegance to the spacious yet comfortable formal living room. The handmade black iron stair railing offers a contrast to the graceful white marble stairway.

Five generously sized bedrooms and seven luxurious baths make up this estate. Everyday living features were well thought out, ensuring ease and livability in each room. A custom closet system incorporates a convenient hidden laundry shoot. The upstairs rooms and walkways have sound-isolating, rubber matting installed beneath the hand-scraped wood floors, creating a peaceful ambiance for the busy household. Bird’s eye views of the Banana River and stunning sunsets can be enjoyed from the balconies that grace the rear of the house. Architectural details surround the free form pool and spa, adding to the visual landscape of the property.

Playing to the benefits of riverfront living, this luxury home is expanded to include beautiful outdoor living spaces for unparalleled entertaining possibilities. Designing the home around intangible strengths of the lot and its pinnacle views was of utmost importance to the owners. Echelon Builders prides itself on helping homeowners derive the full enjoyment of not just their home but of their total home site.

The outdoor kitchen with custom stone work, substantial granite tops, a gas fireplace, and technologically advanced audio and video features was installed to give the customer their desired lifestyle experience. A misting pest control system was designed into the construction of the home, which greatly reduces mosquitos and other pests and allows for the ultimate entertaining experience.

Builder Mark Hickerson brings over 20 years of custom homebuilding experience to Echelon Builders. He has worked with nationally known

A state of the art home theater makes the home a fun and functional estate.

A state of the art home theater makes the home a fun and functional estate.

companies such as Arthur Rutenberg Homes and is excited to now be partnering with Echelon Builders. Echelon believes that delivering an elite customer experience is the most important component of their business model. “Ensuring our customers’ happiness is our ultimate goal,” Mark said. “We care about our customers and want them to have a home they love. Every family is unique. Our team works directly with clients throughout the entire process ensuring a home customized to their specific needs.”

Echelon wants their clients to be in the driver’s seat making the most important decisions that impact their home. Imagine the process in terms of flying an airplane. The client is the pilot and Echelon is everything else – the navigator, the flight mechanics and of course the aircraft itself. Their job is to give clients an incredible home building experience that puts them in control. From initial proof of concept to hanging the last roof tile, they are constantly in iterative mode, adapting and changing specs and designs to make sure clients are happy every step of the way. They embrace and anticipate the need to be flexible and open minded through the building process. No change request is too small or unimportant. They are a customer centric building company – “we love making people happy.”

One of the foundations of Echelon Builders’ philosophy is having a repeatable system of quality building. It starts with having long lasting relationships with the best subcontractors and material suppliers in the area that understand zero-defect building and punch-out by phase construction. The idea is to perfect each phase before beginning the next, resulting in a much tighter project at the end and bringing a sense of ease to the customer during construction.

Today’s discerning home owners are seeking environmentally-friendly designs and materials. Echelon Builders is bringing each of our clients “green” construction options at affordable prices. Using environmentally friendly insulation and building materials helps to lower heating and cooling costs. Water conservation is considered in the construction design as well. Eco-friendly features are a marketable commodity and tend to increase the value of the house for resale purposes.

Echelon Builders takes pride in every home they build by striving to make the ordinary into something extraordinary. Their clients’ vision becomes their passion – blending customized plans with quality craftsmanship, resulting in the home of their dreams. From remodels to expansions to brand new homes, Echelon promises to deliver smart options with competitive pricing. Their team of experienced professionals is dedicated to exceeding clients’ expectations, during and long after the building experience.

Echelon Homes is precisely what you would imagine from hearing the name. They provide a level of service only previously imagined. Find out more at GregEllingson.com/Echelon-Builders or call (321) 794-6203.

This article appears in the December 2014 issue of SpaceCoast Living.
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