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Twice as Nice, Revisited: Completed Custom Home on Wild Horse Creek Road

To give you a bit of background on the family, they are empty nesters who wanted a ranch plan perfect for just the two of them. They travel a lot, and wanted a house that fit their lifestyle. They called us with a design challenge we happily embraced, which was to design a totally unique smaller, but nice home that included only the spaces they needed and had used in the previous home they built with us. 

State-of-the-Art Home Theater in Chesterfield, MO

We are delighted to finally share the professional photographs of a state-of-the-art lower level home theater we built in ChesterfieldMissouri. It’s a movie buff’s dream. If you remember, we worked with the homeowners to create a beautiful home theater in a small and awkwardly shaped unfinished area of their finished lower level. Check out the previous blogs for whole story.

This Thanksgiving, We're Thankful for This Champagne Punch

Food is more important on Thanksgiving than any holiday of the year – well, in the Hayden family anyway. We have lots of from-scratch family recipes with special steps and particular methods. It can get a little overwhelming, and we have to make shortcuts somewhere. That’s why we always serve up punch in a punch bowl on Thanksgiving.

A Dream Custom Home in Forest Hills Country Club

We just got the photographs in on a recently-completed DH custom home in Forest Hills Country Club in Chesterfield and were so in love with this home that we wanted to give you a closer look at this project.

2015 Looking Like 1998!

The stock of aging homes in the St. Louis metropolitan area is making infill custom homes the answer for more and more people. If you can afford the absolutely perfect lot on the most desirable street, that’s great. But a lot of families wonder how to get the best value in a home they love in the general location or school district they desire. Well, it may not be the answer you want, but it’s a simple one.

DH Custom Homes Featured Lot Opportunity in Town and Country

We are excited to share another DH featured lot opportunity! We have a new custom homesite available in Town and Country in the highly desirable Ballas Court neighborhood of off Ballas Road between Manchester and Clayton. 

Preparing Your Home for Back to School

With the kids back in school, you might be thinking of ways to update your home and make it kid friendly. There is nothing worse than getting the kids ready for school only to be scrambling around trying to find a misplaced backpack, rain coat or gym bag. We pulled together some of our favorite home updates to keep your family organized and ready for the school year.

Introducing our Newest Home Design: The Pelham

Now, we love all of our plans and we are always saying that each one is our favorite, but this one just might be our new favorite! You'll see it here first, a sneak peek at our all-new custom-designed DH home in development that we have named the Pelham.

DESIGN TRENDS: Marsala, the 2015 Color of the Year

Each year, Pantone releases their pick for the official "color of the year". Industries ranging from fashion,  home design, technology and beauty look forward to the announcement and finding ways to incorporate the latest color into their work.

To Build or to Renovate? That is the Question.

We meet many of our clients when they are in the initial phase of purchasing an older house. They come to us with the question "do we build a new home, or renovate what we have?"  To be honest, this isn’t always an easy question to answer.  As we work with them through the process, they all come to different conclusions for their own reasons.

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