LACONIA — The Lakes Region Builders & Remodelers Association's boldest project to date, the 2013 Children's Charity House, is being built, landscaped and decorated by LRBRA members .
Construction and finish materials are being provided at sharply discounted prices or altogether donated by various LRBRA supplier-members. Mike Hayward of Hayward and Company Log & Timber Homes volunteered as the general contractor on the project. Upon completion, the house will the Featured Property in the 2013 Lakes Region NH Parade of Homes Tour and then sold; the proceeds to benefit the 98.3 WLNH Children's Auction.
Located at Windemere Ridge, 190 Turner Way in Laconia, the Children's Charity House is a dramatic 2,200 sq. ft. craftsman-bungalow-style which will be finished with the very finest materials and workmanship, bedecked with color, flooring, artwork and furniture by local professional interior decorators. The wooded property with mountain views will be skillfully landscaped and will be offered for sale by RE/Max Bayside Realty.
Local company engagement with the project is growing. The Patrick Wood Law Office helped the LRBRA obtain a construction loan, the efforts protected by LRBRA Member Melcher & Prescott Insurance. Leighton Diversified joined Advanced Land Surveying Consultants to ascertain the lot boundaries. Jordan & Associates landscape architects worked with Randy Shuey, septic design engineer to design the lot, maximizing the views of the Ossipee Mountains, setting the stage for Chris Burke Stone Masonry and Belknap Landscape Company to install functional outdoor living spaces.
JF Kimball Excavation LLC donated the cellar-hole excavation, followed by Southern NH Concrete Construction Company which formed and poured the foundations with everything sealed and insulated by Quality Insulation, Inc. Hayward & Company came through within a large framing crew completely frame and roof the house.
Other contributors included are WF Richards Excavation, Morin Electric, K. A. Clason Fine Woodworking and Middleton-LaValley Building Supply, the later obtaining astonishing construction material donations from suppliers. The house will feature windows and doors from both Pella Windows & Doors and Portland Glass, with flooring by New Hampshire Hardwoods, exterior decking materials from Uncle Hilde's Building Supply. NH Electric Coop, Eastern Propane, Tradesman Builders, Bella Woods Building & Remodeling, Alan Mann Construction, Dumpster Depot, Twin Oaks Construction, Steeplechase Custom Homes, Nutter Enterprises, Ambrose Brothers and Simpson Trucking all donated time, labor and/or materials.
With direction from a team of local interior designers, including All In The Details interior Design, The Home Beautiful, Decorative Interiors and Sandra Curtis Designs, the Harris Family Furniture store will completely furnish the home, all of the interior decorations, furnishings, artwork, window treatments and supplemental floor coverings available for optional purchase, creating a move-in-ready residence for any growing family or retiring couple. AM HVAC, PENCO Plumbing & Heating, Gilford Well, and Baron's Major Brands Appliances all are committed to donations of products and services.