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Live and Golf in Westmoreland County

Westmoreland custom homesOutdoor Perks of Living in Our New Home Communities

If you are an avid golfer, you already know that Westmoreland County is the birthplace of golfing legend Arnold Palmer, who grew up in Latrobe. We can’t promise that being a Westmoreland County resident will improve your golf game, but the number of private country clubs and public golf courses in and around Murrysville, Penn Township, and Unity Township means that choosing to live in this region will afford you lots of opportunities to improve your game.

Here is a short list of public golf courses close to some of our most desirable new home neighborhoods. You can live in a custom home built with the exact features and materials you want, and make it to your early morning tee time in just minutes.

Cloverleaf Drive Golf Club, 351 Cloverleaf Drive, Delmont, 724-468-4173. A course of 27 holes designed in 1956 by Wynn Tredway.

Glengarry Golf Links, 168 Lentz Road, Latrobe, 724-423-4653. A Scottish-Links style 18-hole course with 6 lakes.

Meadowlink Golf Course, 4076 Bulltown Road, Murrysville 724-327-8243. A full-service course with an 18-hole layout and five water hazards.

Ridgeview Golf Course, 1076 Gravel Hill Rd., Ligonier, 724-238-7655. A challenging 9-hole course with beautiful views.

Rolling Fields Golf Club, 4138 Hankey Church Rd, Murrysville, 724-335-7522. Offer an 18-hole course and a simulator for virtual play on more than 90 different courses.

Interested in learning more about our custom home communities, or in building on your own lot? Contact us today!

5 Elements of Home Design

Westmoreland custom homesMaybe you know that you want to build a new custom home, but have no idea where to start. You don’t have to be a trained architect or interior designer to understand some basic design principals that will help you make layout and materials decisions for your home project. Hiring a great builder, of course, will make a huge difference in how you approach and understand your design decisions. We always work very closely with our clients, communicate their options every step of the way, and make sure their design decisions are the best ones for their lifestyle and budget. Continue reading

Your Moving Day Checklist

Westmoreland custom homesYou’re almost there — ready to start living in your completed custom home. Before you can start decorating and setting up that gourmet kitchen, you have to get through moving day. Everything will go a little easier with a list (or lists). Here are a few tips that can save you some aggravation as well as repeated trips to the store in the middle of moving. Continue reading

Tips for Childproofing Your Home

Westmoreland custom homesWhen you designed your custom home, having a family might have been in the back of your mind as you chose your layout and the number of bedrooms. Once you actually bring baby home, you start looking at your home’s interior from a whole different angle. There is no substitute for constant supervision when it comes to babies and toddlers. But here are a few tips for keeping young children safe at home. Continue reading

Choosing Paint Colors for an Open Concept Layout

Westmoreland custom home builderDespite all of the interior design “rules” floating around, you could argue that the one golden rule of choosing paint colors for the interior of your new custom home is to pick colors that you love. If being surrounded by amethyst or a zesty shade of tangerine makes your heart swoon each day, then go for it! You just might be sharing your home with other people, however, who don’t feel the same way about orange walls. And if your new home has an open concept floor plan, there are a few tips for picking paint colors that should make everyone at home. Continue reading

Tips For Your Custom Home Gym

Westmoreland custom homesHere we are again, January, when many of us make new commitments to get healthy. Some of the biggest obstacles to working out on a regular basis are time and motivation. Working gym or yoga time into your daily schedule can be tough, especially on dark winter mornings and evenings. That’s why so many people carve out space in their home for a treadmill, weight bench or other exercise equipment.

When you design a new custom home, it’s easy to plan for a home fitness area. Not only can you add a room or configure your lower level to include a home gym, you can figure out the type of windows, flooring, HVAC and technological features that will make your workout space a place that the whole family wants to spend time in. Continue reading