Moore project house featured in Southwest Showcase

The Southwest Showcase concludes this weekend with 29 new homes open free to the public from 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The annual event is organized by the Moore Home Builders Association and the Southwest Home Builders Association.
BY TIM FALL trfall@gmail.com Published: June 8, 2013

Custom details

The same kinds of custom details are echoed in the master suite, with its granite-topped vanities, more glass tiles and Travertine flooring. A spa-inspired shower and a walk-in closet large enough for a game of racquetball round out the master.

Two kids' bedrooms are in a half Jack-and-Jill layout — one has a door to the granite-and-tile finished bathroom they share; a separate door is open to the rest of the house. Both have ample closets.

The living room gives a feeling of open, connected flow from the kitchen, its natural stone fireplace, substantial wood mantel and a custom built-in corner cabinet.

The study, which looks out on the covered patio and outdoor fireplace, has an exposed-beam ceiling.

Upstairs is a large bonus room — maybe a kid zone, could be a dad cave — complete with built-in cabinetry and kitchenette.

The 2,395-square-foot home is offered at $284,900.

Clark family business

Russell Clark said he knew by about age 20 that he wanted to be a builder and that it's been great growing the business with his father. But it wasn't just by chance that Russell was drawn to home design and construction. For the Clarks, it's all in the family.

His maternal grandfather, Durward Marical, “built most of Moore” in the mid-1900s, Russell said. His uncle, Dwight Clark, acts as superintendent for all R&R Homes projects. Sister-in-law Mandi Clark is their sales representative and has been with R&R since 2007.

R&R Homes is developer of the Rock Creek addition, which after nine years and more than 500 home sites is in its final phase. The neighborhood is literally across the street from neighborhoods destroyed by the tornado. Rock Creek lost only a fence.

“We lucked out. It just weaved through us,” Mandi Clark said.

Russell said that he hopes this year's Southwest Showcase of Homes helps people who suffered damage or loss “to get back on track and move on with their lives.”