With summer in full swing, so are our new custom and residential projects. From exciting oceanfront condominium renovations to new residential homes, our teams are working diligently to complete each custom project. Our 4th edition of Constructing Conversations features a new residential home built along the John’s Island fairway with beautiful alfresco living areas. We hope you’ll join us as we promote thoughtful conversations and shine a light on the talented artisans and collaborators who help make our community so incredibly special.
Part of the joy of building and renovating homes for our clients is learning about their lifestyle, what is most important to them in a home, and finding the right solutions to meet their unique needs. For the couple who selected Croom Construction to build their new John’s Island home, comfortable living areas and functional, fun outdoor living spaces were on the top of their list.
The custom fire pit is just a few steps from the outdoor living room and creates a perfect alfresco living area for getting the conversations started with friends and family. It also happens to be Project Manager, Aaron Benson’s favorite project. As Aaron explains it, the fire pit is ergonomically correct with its fire bowl at a height of 18” and a diameter of 48”. The 8” top cap is a perfect depth for wine glasses and the bowl curvature comfortably allows space for four chairs. The burner system is a manual light system, which we prefer and recommend, because harsh salt air accelerates the degradation of electronic ignitors. A simple turn of a key safely lights the fire. All of these special qualities are everything our clients love about the fire feature.
We’re often asked about construction challenges and how they affect projects. The biggest challenge with this new residential build was getting the Gantry Crane to the job site. The fire pit’s concrete bowl alone weighed 1,000 pounds and its safe transport through the gated community was critical. We’re happy to report it went as planned!
Transitional, sophisticated and comfortable best describe the interior living spaces of this home. We aptly named the project Barefoot Bungalow for its calming neutral colors and refined furnishings, which were designed by Page 2 Design. The master bedroom and guest house bedroom were both positioned to maximize the golf course and natural views. Creating a peaceful, Zen-like retreat was important for the interior design and construction teams. More importantly, the new home is perfect for our John’s Island homeowners.
Click here for a visual tour of our Barefoot Bungalow renovation.
Collaborating with professional interior designers requires that they command a blend of top design talent, excellent organizational skills, and the ability to work in tandem with our construction teams. Page 2 Design checks all those requirements with ease.
Owner, Page Franzel began her career three decades ago in Hawaii. Before transitioning to residential interior design, her professional repertoire as Director of Design for the Hemmeter Design Group in Hawaii included Hyatt Regency Waikoloa, Westin Kauai and Westin Maui destination resorts. With a longing to return to the southeast, she opened her own firm in Vero Beach in 2009. Her custom furniture and interior design projects have earned Page 2 Design the go-to source for stunning residential interiors.
“We enjoy working with Croom Construction’s team of experts. We can collaborate with confidence knowing that products will always be delivered when promised. Project Manager, Aaron Benson and Superintendents, Eric Perron and Kevin Simpson find solutions for things that often seem impossible. And they do it without compromising quality,” Page said.
Her team’s favorite Barefoot Bungalow design element? The tranquil master bedroom with sweeping views of the John’s Island Golf Course and natural surroundings.
Meet SARAMARIA MOLLEDO - Materials Procurement Director
“I wake up every day grateful, looking forward to working another day with such a reputable company.”
Prior to joining Croom Construction Company, Saramaria was a Kitchen Designer for a large retail chain and an administrative assistant for a commercial construction company. It was there where she learned the critical need for precise logistics with each custom project.
She now works directly with Croom clients, helping them make material selections for their new home or renovation, while also ensuring all materials are ordered and on the job site – on schedule and on budget.
As a designer, it’s no surprise that Saramaria loves watching custom homes “go from 2D to 3D.” Originally from Lake Worth, Florida, she is a graduate of the Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts.
Welcome to the team, Saramaria!
One of the many goals for our Croom Construction companies is to stay engaged with our clients, vendors and design talent while fostering great conversations and sharing of ideas. If you haven’t started following us on Instagram yet, there’s no time like the present. Last year we were all socially distanced and working remotely. Our Instagram stories and posts were – and continue to be – a great platform for sharing with our community. Communication is a two-way street, so feel free to join the conversation soon @croomconstruction.