Meticulously designing and maintaining their custom-built home has been a true labor of love for homeowners Pat and Peggy Flinn. The couple, who intended to create a warm and welcoming environment, knew from the beginning that their home would be much more than simply a place of residence. They wanted it to be a comforting space for loved ones to gather, a peaceful retreat after a long day, and a trove of their most cherished memories.
Having embarked on several custom projects in the past, the Flinns are no strangers to the home building process. For their most recent home, located in the secluded neighborhood of The Sanctuary, they enlisted Curt Hofer & Associates. Completed in 2011, this one and half story home spans 6,714 square feet.
The exterior of the property, which includes the vacant lot next door totaling 1.41 acres, is adorned with mature trees that were lovingly planted by the Flinns. “When we moved in, there were only two trees on the lots, and we have since planted 52 trees,” Peggy Flinn said. “We specifically wanted a property without a lot of trees so we could plant what we wanted, where we wanted. Every tree we planted feels like my baby. They’re all very special and there are a lot of memories in the trees.”
Recently, Flinn also planted 600 begonias, adding the perfect touch to the well-manicured landscaping. A bubbling water feature also stands out, creating a soothing allure to the property. The immaculate lawn, Flinn noted, is due to her husband’s thorough attention to detail and diligent upkeep.
Upon entering the timelessly traditional home, guests are greeted by a welcoming vestibule that leads into the thoughtfully designed floor plan. Sucupira wood flooring, a natural-colored wood from Brazil that is only available at certain times of the year, stretches throughout the main level. The home boasts six bedrooms and seven bathrooms, a formal dining space, and a large chef’s kitchen.
Storage space isn’t lacking in this home, as the Flinns were careful to include a lot of it in their original design. Perhaps one of the most unique—and convenient—features of the home is the elevator, which makes hauling extra items to storage easier than ever.
On the lower level, the expansive entertainment space is the ideal hangout spot, especially during parties and holidays. Equipped with a generator and geothermal system, the home also has six heating/air conditioning zones to ensure the perfect temperature in each room.
While every room in the house is special to the couple, Peggy’s favorite is the office on the upper floor, whereas Pat’s choice is the four-season room. The Flinns like to spend their evenings on their covered deck gazing at breathtaking sunsets and watching wildlife. The outdoor fireplace creates a cozy spot to unwind.
As listing agents for this stunning home, Deb Cizek and Mandy Bierman with The Cizek Stork Group – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Ambassador Real Estate, said it’s been a pleasure to showcase the property’s quality craftsmanship. “We are fortunate to have clients like Pat and Peggy who are easy to work with and have pride of ownership,” Cizek said. “They have taken care of this home like it was a masterpiece. I wasn’t in the home the day they moved in, but I would imagine that it feels and looks very much the same. It’s rare to enter a home where you don’t see any wear or tear, but this is one of those homes.”
Cizek said the future home buyer can trust that there weren’t any corners cut with this particular property. “The next homeowner is going to have a quality, beautiful home that they can be proud of for a lifetime.” Both Cizek and Bierman agreed that a home like this cannot be duplicated in today’s market. “There is so much charm in this home and it includes a lot of unique features that you just don’t see often,” Bierman said.
Over the years, the Flinns have collected countless memories with their family, especially their grandchildren, in the home. Now that it’s time to downsize, the Flinns hope they can pass the home onto a family who will treasure it as much as they did. “It’s been full of love with us living here and we hope that will continue,” Flinn said. “We hope they love it and want to take good care of it, as we built it from the bottom up and it has meant a lot to us.”
For more information, or to schedule a private showing, contact Deb Cizek at 402-699-5223 or Mandy Bierman at 402-212-6208, realtors with The Cizek Stork Group – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Ambassador Real Estate.