MOORE — The 2014 Southwest Showcase of Homes continues this weekend with a smaller-than-usual, 24-home lineup that includes two project homes built to benefit local charities.
The Southwest Showcase — co-presented by the Moore Home Builders Association and Southwest Home Builders Association — shows new homes, open free to the public, from 1 to 7 p.m. daily through Sunday.
For Brandon Waller, owner of Affinity Homes, building this year’s project home for the Moore association was an opportunity to showcase his building style in an addition he personally developed — while benefiting worthy causes in the region.
The Moore project home, 1812 NE 27 Terrace in the Siena Ridge addition, is a three-bedroom, two-bath, 1,756-square-foot cottage with an inviting, covered front porch and patio and roomy storage inside a three-car garage.
The heart of the house is an open kitchen-living-dining area complete with a fireplace and upgraded fixtures and finishes surrounding a central kitchen island.
The master suite is situated in privacy just off the family area, with an ample bedroom and an open, light and luxurious-feeling master bath.
In addition to two smaller bedrooms, a flex room at the front of the house can serve as a study or possibly an additional bedroom.
The house carries an Energy Star certification, with weather-sealing technologies from Home Energy Solutions.
Of the $203,900 listing price, Waller said he hopes to see as much as $30,000 contributed to the Moore builders association’s charitable beneficiaries, which in the past have included the Cleveland County Red Cross, the Food for Kids Backpack Program and scholarships for homebuilding-related study at Moore Norman Technology Center, among others.
Siena Ridge, situated near NE 27 and Bryant Avenue, is sold out in its first two phases, Waller said.
Waller, a Lawton native who serves as first vice president of the Moore Home Builders Association, was first exposed to construction through his father, a general contractor.
“I started pushing a broom at homebuilding sites when I was 5,” Waller said.
In 2004, after working as a supervisor for other large local builders, Waller started Waller Homes, the company that today is known as Affinity Homes.
Like other builders in the Moore/South Oklahoma City area, Waller said he has been “extremely busy” is the past year. “And that’s not about tornado rebuilds,” Waller added.
He and most local builders did take on rebuilding jobs, but his plate has been full with construction for “new people moving here,” he said.
In addition to Affinity Homes’ project house, the Southwest Home Builders Association has a project house as well. Built by Meek Construction, the home is at 1821 Lago Drive in Moore’s Sendera Lakes addition.
Sendera Lakes, by developer David Odom, is in the first phase of what Odom said would be a rollout of six or seven phases.
Odom, who began his career as a builder and before that “learning the details of the business” on the subcontractor side “in plumbing, electrical, HVAC, you name it,” said that moving into the role of developer was not such a big shift.
“When you come right down to it, the family is always your customer, whether you’re a builder or a developer,” Odom said.
Waller, who is working on both sides of that fence — developing and building — agreed with Odom’s assessment.
“My philosophy is to be more hands-on” in the process, personally overseeing the construction of every Affinity home, Waller said.
Waller said he believes that the best way to expand his philosophy into new markets around the metro area is to “bring that same hands-on attitude to my role as a developer.”
In addition to the featured houses, the 22 other 2014 Southwest Showcase homes are at the following additions and addresses:
Brentwood, 712 NE 23.
Lake Woods, 645 SW 28.
Landrun, 31792 Landrun Ave.
The Legacy, 3124 SW 138.
Olde Stonebridge, 215 N Riverdale.
Rio de Bella, 11809 Calvia Court.
Rock Creek, 2913 SE 5.
Rockport, 12613 Quartz and 12620 Carnelian Way.
Seiter Farms, 2628 SE 38, 2720 SE 38, 2728 SE 38 and 3613 Rita Road.
Stone Meadows South, 15901 Stepping Stone Lane.
Talavera, 17000 Madrid, 116 SW 169 and 236 SW 169.
The Villas at Briarwood Creek, 13405 Cross Vine Court.
Williamson Farms, 4920 SW 120 Terrace, 12401 Heathfield Lane and 4701 SW 127.
Sendera Lakes, 1808 Lago Drive.