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Buyer of something different home: ‘This one feels special’

By on April 23, 2018 in Articles with 0 Comments

Builder Ken Stevenson said “something different” was what he was going for with his new house in north Wenatchee, and that’s exactly what buyers Lisa Toran and her husband Miguel Uriostegui, with their 18-month old daughter Audrey, were looking for.

“We had been stalking the MLS and Zillow home postings and sales for several months,” said Lisa, “and saw about 14 houses in our recent short three-day trip to Wenatchee… I love the character of the older homes downtown, but we weren’t ready for the renovation projects at this point in our lives, so a newer house really appealed to us.”

Lisa said she and her family are happy to move to the Pacific Northwest and closer to their extended families in California, after 10 years on the East Coast. She will work at Confluence Health as an Epilepsy specialist, the first one in the area.

A happy coincidence is that most of Lisa’s strong positive reactions of the home were a mirror-image of what the builder was proudest of when he finished it last month: windows, roofline, extra suite, color scheme, materials, and especially the balcony and its views.

“Most new houses had a more ‘cookie cutter’ feel, but this one feels special,” said Lisa. “I was a little concerned that maybe it stuck out too much in the neighborhood, but all my concerns were erased. This house is truly something you need to see in person, from the inside, to fully appreciate. The ad said exactly that, and I thought that was some throw-away realtor phrase, but it’s very true.

“We plan to make the downstairs space into a playroom for our daughter, as well as a TV room. The bedroom and bathroom down there make a perfect office and guest room. We’ll keep the colors, as they fit the aesthetic of the house, and we plan to make it our own with furniture and decor, and colorful art to add additional lightness and contrast to the space.”

This fortuitous combination of a builder taking a risk and family knowing their needs was aided by listing agent Perrin Cornell of Century 21 and selling agent Kay Stevens of Premier One.

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