We live in a community where every home is the same, yet EVERYONE that walks into our home is in awe! “WOW…wow, is this the same house?” This unexpected reaction is a result of the customized renovations we made to this "cookie cutter" home in South Florida. From the exterior, no one would know we changed a thing and due to the HOA rules we cannot, but it has become our DREAM HOME!
Last year we purchased a 2002 Divosta built 3 bedroom+ Oakmont model in Palm Beach Gardens. As an estate sale, this home was a great buy; it was one story, had the square footage we desired, and it was located on an excellent lot with a desirable southeastern exposure and water views. We loved the location of the community and the amenities however, the floor plan and functional space was not ideal for our family. The house was also situated on water, yet none of the rooms captured the lake views, and the kitchen was isolated and far too small. We decided to move forward with the purchase and agreed that we would seek the help of an architectural design specialist to transform this property into what we needed.
We solicited a few architectural design firms that would consult on a custom home renovation project. It was a challenging process to identify someone but in the end, Nathan Aleskovsky of the Johnston Group who came with high recommendations was the ideal partner for our project! He was highly responsive, innovative, and professional. When he gave us design ideas and options he walked us through his vision and laid out the steps that would be necessary for this project. Nathan Aleskovsky made himself available based on our schedules, and often times it was at night or on weekends. Being so resourceful, he was able to secure blueprints on our home and draft the renovation plans quickly as he knew we were anxious to get started. He also introduced us to some helpful websites, provided guidance on our material selections, and advised on some color choices (even though that wasn’t part of the scope) which pulled the design all together.
We never envisioned what could be done with the guidance of a talented architectural designer, but Nathan Aleskovsky of the Johnston Group believed he could transform this home into our dream home, and he did just that! We are so pleased that we selected the Johnston Group and couldn’t be more satisfied with the outcome!