House of the Week: “The Alessandra” by MWG Custom Homes at the Houses Parade (photos)


BALDWINSVILLE, NY – Designing your dream home seems like a daunting task.

There is so much to consider. You have to choose from the layout of the house, inside and out, the number of rooms, additions like windows and fireplaces, and down to all the little details like the color of the paint, the cabinets. , lighting fixtures and tiles.

When Jackie and Vinnie Turner from Liverpool began the process of designing a new home for their family, they turned to MWG Custom Homes and designer Michele Graham, of M Graham Interiors, a division of A La Maison Home and Lifestyle. LLC, to help them. with their project.

“It was a great experience,” said Jackie. “They have been a great support in the process of creating our own dream home.”

Their finished four bedroom, four bathroom home at 224 Lexi Lane, named “The Alessandra,” in the new Treybrook subdivision in Baldwinsville was chosen as one of seven chosen to be part of this year’s Parade of Homes. .

MWG Custom Homes uses a unique 3D rendering system at the start of the “discovery process”, which allows a homeowner to virtually watch their home come true before their very eyes. They can make changes and suggestions before the first nail is driven.

For the Turners, they were looking for a home with plenty of space and an open floor plan. They also wanted a big yard for their daughters to play and a swimming pool. And they were looking for a home that would meet the needs of the active family on the move and that could accommodate the older family members who would visit them.

With over 4,700 square feet of indoor living space, built on nearly an acre of land, the family has plenty of room to move around.

The finished lower level has approximately 750 square feet of space and is raw for a fifth bedroom.

Guests enter the house through a spectacular two-story lobby with triple chandeliers. A large sunny room, with a beautiful stone fireplace, has bespoke cabinets and a wall of windows.

The sleek kitchen offers plenty of workspace and has its own pantry, coffee bar area, Cambria quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances.

Michele Graham’s interior design work can be seen in these two spaces.

She suggested stone and wood features in the great room and gray grout and hardwood floors in the kitchen to bring “warmth” to the house.

“MWG always creates a wonderful space to decorate,” she said.

The home office in the entrance hall serves two purposes.

In the age of COVID, a permanent office where one can work efficiently from home is almost a must now, but a suggestion from Dean Simms, MWG’s project manager, has made the space even more versatile.

Jackie’s in-laws are often from Pennsylvania and have trouble managing the stairs.

Rather than building another bedroom on the first floor, Simms suggested adding a Murphy bed built into a wall of custom cabinets.

“It looks like an office,” Jackie said. “It was such a great idea.”

A practical locker room off the kitchen features bespoke cabinets, a full bathroom, and pool access. It allows children to take off their shoes when they come home from outside and to change after swimming.

Graham had fun decorating the two bedrooms upstairs for each of the girls in the family and their shared bathroom.

She did such a good job that every time they visited the site they would ask their parents if they could stay.

“They are very excited,” their mother said. “I cried when I saw their rooms.”

It’s stories like this that make a designer’s hard work worth it.

“The owners trust you,” Graham said. “The end of the project is the most rewarding part. They come in and see it finished for the first time. It’s like a TV show.

The Turner family will have to wait until the parade of houses is over before officially moving in. They’ve been staying in a hotel since July for the big day after letting the family they sold their old home to move in earlier.

“It will be worth it,” said Jackie.

The parade of houses continues until September 26.

Strong points
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 4 full bathrooms
  • Large room with stone fireplace and fitted wardrobes
  • Gourmet kitchen with walk-in pantry
  • Home office with Murphy bed
  • Large cloakroom with storage and custom bench
  • Laundry room on the 2nd floor
  • Custom stone pillars
  • Custom cabinetry and finishing work
  • Custom ceilings with decorative false lights
  • Smart home features
  • Soft light switches
  • Oversized garage for three cars with rubber stone flooring
  • Covered porch in buffered concrete
  • Garage stairs for direct access to the basement
  • Inground pool
  • Professional landscaping and sprinkler system

Manufacturer: MWG Custom Homes, Matthew Gould, and 315-657-2474

House design and floor plans: Custom Homes MWG, Dean Simms,

Designate: Michelle Graham, M Graham Interiors, a division of A La Maison Home and Lifestyle LLC., 315-440-6637

Architect: Rod A. VanDerWater – Architect, PC, AIA, [email protected], and 315-472-9848

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