Building Process



Land
  • Find location in New Canaan that supports $2 million new construction.
  • Determine degree of buildability through deep hole testing and soil scientist reports and survey.
  • Buy the lot.
Design
  • Specify the needs to a local architect based on the number of bedrooms and features.
  • Architect designs a floor plan and elevations elevations to meet the needs of customer or market conditions.
  • We review those plans and refine to make this a Kaeser custom home, improving the flow from room to room, suggesting finishes, and adding features like built-ins and message centers.
  • Orient the House on the lot to take advantage of sunlight, views, accessibility, privacy, parking and recreational needs.
  • Work with a professional landscaper to develop a site plan that accommodates septic, well, and pool.
Permitting  and Engineering Process
  • Design septic and well plans for Town Hall approvals and permits at the following: Health, Wetlands, Zoning, Engineering, and Building Departments.
  • Secure building financing with one of the local banks who know Kaeser's reputation for quality homes that come in on time and on budget.
Building
  • With permits, Kaeser clears the land and prepares for demolition. Kaeser has a perfect safety record.
  • Pour the foundation.
  • Erect the frame.
  • Cover the frame with Tyvek and shingle, clapboard or stone.
  • Roof with either cedar shakes or asphalt shingle.
  • Blow insulation using state of the art ICYNENE foam for Energy Star(R) Certification.
  • Install windows. Thermal, high-quality, double glazed, with true divided lights wiring. the whole house is wired for data, sound and lighting.
  • Plumbing. Top quality Jado, Toto and Waterworks brass and nickel fixtures.
  • Heating. Hydro-air or Geo-thermal for superior systems, energy efficient and healthier environment.
Finish


  • Cabinetry. Custom cabinetwork in cherry, oak, maple and sometimes teak in the message center, the kitchen, the entry hall, the dining room, the library, all bathrooms, the mudroom.
  • Corner boards, railings, porticos and oversized copper gutters demonstrate exterior quality.
  • Hardwood floors throughout. Banded floors in the formal rooms.
  • Mahogany front doors and stairway banisters.
  • Landscaping. Terrace design. Gates and driveway design. Belgian block driveway aprons and borders.
  • Paint. No baked on finishes. Paint is hand brushed throughout.
  • Appliances. Top of the line Wolf, Asco, Sub-zero appliances. Double ovens, dishwashers and freezers are standard. New appliance drawers.
  • Stonework. Counters in granite or marble. marble tile backsplashes in the kitchen and every bathroom throughout the house. Each one unique.
  • Panelling. Deep, coffered ceilings in the formal rooms, bead board panelling and wainscoting on porches and mudrooms and raised panelling in the dining room.
  • Underground sprinkler systems, stone walls and sod lawns are also standard on Kaeser houses.
 
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