The beautiful brick home in Plain Township was finished in 2011. David said he got the inspiration from several home magazines and designed the custom layout on eplans.com.
CEO of Appalachian Basin CPAs, Inc., David said he essentially built the home himself, with help from many of his friends. With 45,000 bricks—from Belden Brick—in the house, it took an entire summer to lay the bricks.
With a quick look throughout the house, you will notice that everything is rounded. David said that’s his favorite part. He didn’t want anything squared off. The front door, arches and most of the walls are rounded. Also custom-designed is the open-frame wall with stained-glass windows near the ceiling, and the planks in the wood floors are at a 45-degree angle. Another custom feature is the secret passageway from the office to the master bedroom that daughter Andrea made sure to show off.
Additionally, the house has three fireplaces, a custom brick wall behind the stove and two patios—a large one off the mudroom and a more private one off the master bedroom. The mudroom also boasts an abundance of closet space. Adjacent to the mudroom is the main garage. David has his own garage with gas and oil signs plastered all over the walls and a beautiful maroon 50th anniversary edition Chevrolet Corvette. The garage is complete with a man cave above.
Not yet completed in the basement is a wine bar and wine cellar.
Three years after the move-in, David is still in love with the place.
“I wouldn’t change a thing. I designed it just the way I wanted. Now my wife, she would probably say the laundry room is too small,” David said.