Cape Coral Custom Home

Cape Coral Custom Home

Cape Coral Custom Home

Astrid and Tony Shover knew they had found the right builder for their Cape Coral custom home after meeting Paul Homes’ New Home Consultants, Jeffrey and Niska Gazlay.  Tony recalls, “their customer service was superior and with (their) assistance, we were able to build the home that we wanted within our budget.”

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Jeffrey and Niska Gazlay

CAPE CORAL CUSTOM HOME: Searching for their Dream Home

Originally from Atlanta, Astrid and Tony started their search for a new home after Astrid’s parents retired in Naples. They wanted to find a community nearby where they felt comfortable raising their family. After substantial research, they chose Cape Coral. Fortunately, their Realtor helped them find the perfect home site, which would become the foundation of their home building journey.

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Making the decision on the spot

Their Realtor also introduced them to Paul Homes’ model, The Majestic. Once they realized they could make changes and customize to their liking, their decision was made.  To achieve a more modern feel, they looked to Jeffrey and Niska Gazlay for guidance. They began by incorporating clean, modern lines on the exterior, so the entrance would be square instead of round. They removed nooks and planters and added a tray ceiling in the Great room.

CAPE CORAL CUSTOM HOME: Customizing to their taste

The couple also converted the dining room into a study and extended the kitchen island.  In lieu of an entertainment center, they chose a clean modern look where the TV is installed directly on the wall. The pendant lighting over the island, as well as the Great room chandelier, both contribute to a more modern ambience.  In the master bath, they chose a clear glass wall separating the free-standing tub from the shower.  The luxury vinyl plank flooring creates a wood-like tile throughout the main areas and adds a timeless feature.  The décor, completed by Astrid, is edgy and youthful, reflecting their creative tastes.

Teamwork and Communication

Superintendent Rich Verblaauw was also instrumental in the building of their home. He and his team utilize a mobile app that facilitates communication between the builder and the client. It gave The Shover’s access to photos, documents, and updates in real time, so they felt comfortable building their home from Atlanta.  Tony says, “I built a house a long time ago and it was a nightmare. This build wasn’t stressful. It was exciting.”

Rich prides himself on guiding his clients every step of the way, ensuring they make wise decisions.  Tony adds, “He was excited about what we were doing.”

CAPE CORAL CUSTOM HOME: “It was exciting!”

In summary, Tony says, “We built the Majestic on steroids and designed the home to our lifestyle and personalities.”   To celebrate, they hosted a housewarming party for their friends and family.  “Our friends could not believe how fabulous it is and the overall quality,”

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