Building Stories: The Daggett’s Custom Home in Carmel

Jackson’s Grant residents, the Daggetts, share what life in their new custom home is like. Learn why they love the flow of their house, what made the design process go so smoothly, and what surprised and delighted them when they first walked into their completed home.

What made you decide to live in Jackson’s Grant?

Jennifer: It’s four minutes from his work, which was our main goal. But we have great neighbors and the green space for the dogs.

Ron: My perspective is that we really liked the green space, the trails. We liked the homes, the community pool. It’s a great location. 

What is your favorite thing about your home?

Ron: That’s tough. We had a more traditional house before, so we like the 10’ ceilings, the transoms, the beams, the oversized island. I like the fit and finish of Old Town.  

Jennifer: All of it. We designed it to be exactly what we wanted. Our friends asked us last night if there was anything that we would do differently - we honestly couldn’t come up with anything.

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What was the building process like for you?

Ron: We really like when the mudroom, flows into the laundry room flows into the master closet into the bathroom. We really liked that. We picked a [predesigned] plan that featured that and made changes. We’re people who really trust the process. Buildertrend was really good, our Construction Manager Jim was good with daily reports and weekly emails. We had a little anxiety early on about allowances and understanding it, but we worked through that. 

Jennifer: Communication was really good. We could always find someone to answer our questions if we had one. The [vendor] reps were really good about letting us know when we were getting close to our allowance. 

Share with us the thoughts and feelings you had when you walked into your completed home for the first time.

Ron: We were surprised by how big it was. It looks smaller from the outside, but inside it’s so open. We loved it.  

Jennifer: For as close as we are to our neighbors, it’s very private. We could almost reach out and touch them, but we never see them because of the way that the house is designed. Lynn asked us, “Is it starting to feel like home?”, and I said “Yeah, because we were with it for the whole process. Everything about it we picked out. Once everything together it felt like home.”          

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Would you recommend us to a friend?

Jennifer: Absolutely. The whole process, everybody that we dealt with was great to work with. It’s not like they’re just going to sell you a house and then disappear. Everyone was great, Jim still waves and rolls down his window, asks how the dogs are. 

The Daggett family found the home design and location that was right for them. Make the move and write your own building story with Old Town Design Group at Jackson’s Grant, in the heart of Carmel.