LACONIA — After public informational sessions and advance project planning, the Lakes Region Builders & Remodelers Association's most audacious project to date yet has begun. Dubbed the 2013 Children's Charity House, the home will be built, landscaped and decorated by LRBRA members at minimal or no costs.
Further, a large portion construction and finish materials are being offered by various LRBRA supplier members either free or at reduced costs. Local builder Mike Hayward of Hayward and Company Log & Timber Homes offered to donate his time, acting General Contractor on the project. Upon completion, the house will be featured in the 2013 Lakes Region NH Parade of Homes Tour and then sold; the proceeds to benefit the 98.3 WLNH Children's Auction.
The Children's Charity House is being built at Windemere Ridge in Laconia. Located at 190 Turner Way, the 2200 sq. ft. craftsman-style bungalow will be finished with the very finest materials and workmanship, representative of LRBRA Member-company skills. New LRBRA member company RE/MAX Bayside helped the association locate and purchase a beautiful piece of wooded property with mountain views.
Franklin Savings Bank agreed to be the financial partner, structuring a construction loan allowing the LRBRA to own the property by June 1, 2013. Earl Leighton of Leighton Diversified worked with the surveyor Carl Johnson of Advanced Land Surveying Consultants to ascertain the lot boundaries for the septic system placement. Tim Jordan of Jordan and Associates, a Laconia based land planning and landscape architect firm is working with Randy Shuey a NH licensed septic design engineer to design the lot and make it naturally beautiful, the landscape to be installed at a later date by Belknap Landscape Company. JF Kimball Excavation LLC of Boscawen, donated labor and equipment for the Charity House cellar-hole excavation, followed the next morning by Southern NH Concrete Construction Company, which formed and poured the foundations.
The home will be marketed for sale by RE/MAX Bayside, 603-279-0079 & www.baysidenh.net, starting this fall and opened to the public on Columbus Day Weekend during the 2013 Lakes Region NH Parade of Homes Tour.