A Private Retreat

When Jason Troshynski with Grace Custom Homes designed a Street of Dreams house in the South Hamptons development in Gretna, he did so with the intention it would become someone’s “forever home.” Now that it is complete, he’s looking forward to having people enjoy all the special touches he incorporated into the 3,800 square foot ranch style home.

Jason has been building custom homes for a little over two years, but his family has been in construction for more than 40 years. He and his uncle, Ted Grace, partnered to form Grace Custom Homes and now build 15-20 homes per year, including major home renovations, primarily in West Omaha and surrounding communities. The South Hamptons home was built to showcase its location.

“We hand-picked the lot it sits on for its wooded view and complete privacy,” Jason said. “You can’t see any of the neighbors, and the trees create a panoramic setting along the back of the house.” Even though it’s just minutes from West Omaha, it is also within walking distance of the Elkhorn River. “It provides a country feel while still being close to the city,” he said.

To complement the stunning view, Jason added a covered deck and a patio off the walk-out basement that includes a fire pit bordered by a half wall that gives it an intimate, courtyard feel. The back of the house is also lined with large windows overlooking the wooded view. “With all the glass in the house, it’s like a piece of art,” said Sallie Elliott with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Ambassador Real Estate, who also works with some of Jason’s clients on home design.

The home’s interior incorporates an open floor plan and flex space on the main level, which can be used as a sitting room, office, or traditional dining room. The living room was designed for lots of seating, including room for a sectional sofa if desired, and the kitchen features an oversized, flat island. “It’s the largest an island can be and still use one slab of granite,” Sallie said. Unlike in many kitchens, you won’t find pendant lights above the island. “That’s so the view into the living room is unobstructed,” Sallie said. “Chandeliers in other parts of the room provide a more updated look.”

Other features in the kitchen include all Thermador appliances, a gourmet cook top, custom range hood, and Sub-Zero fridge with custom cabinet front with hidden hinges. A pocket office sits off the kitchen, which can be used in a number of ways. “It’s a place to keep everyday ‘stuff,’” Sallie said. “Device chargers, wrapping paper, craft supplies—anything you want hidden and out of the way so the kitchen doesn’t become cluttered. It really serves as secondary office space.”

The maple cabinets and wood walnut floors throughout the house have a distressed grey tone finish that blends with the warm grey and cream wall colors. The staircase, which is positioned toward the back of the house rather than right off the main entry, boasts an 18 foot wall that runs alongside it and is covered in cream-colored cork wallpaper with birch texturing. Sallie said all of the finishes and textures in the house are meant to complement the home’s backdrop, not overwhelm it.

Jason built the home with a number of other “wow” factors, such as 12 foot ceilings and extra wide hallways and doorways. “It’s perfect for empty-nesters who may one day need it to be wheelchair accessible or able to add a ramp outside,” he said. Everything about the home was done with relaxation in mind. “I designed it to be peaceful and serene,” Jason said. “It truly is a destination home.”

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