Custom Homes vs Spec Houses vs Customizing a Home Model

Feb 1, 2024


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Embarking on the journey to build or buy a new home opens a world of possibilities. At Stranville Living, we understand that every homeowner has unique needs and preferences. That’s why we offer a range of options, from custom homes to spec houses, allowing you to find the perfect fit for your lifestyle. In this blog post, we’ll explore the differences between custom homes and spec houses, along with the exciting prospect of customizing one of our home models for a custom feel. 

What is a Spec Home? 

A Spec Home, short for speculative home, is a property built by a builder without a specific buyer in mind. These homes are constructed based on the builder’s vision and design, incorporating features and finishes that are likely to appeal to a broad range of potential buyers. At Stranville Living, we take great pride in offering over twenty meticulously designed home models for our spec houses, ensuring diversity and quality in our offerings. 

Purchasing one of our quick possession homes is perfect for you if you want to blend convenience and style. With our expertly crafted spec homes, you can move into a brand-new home that feels custom without having to make any critical design or layout decisions. 

Quick Possession Spec Homes in Lethbridge, Crowsnest Pass, and Sparwood 

Stranville Living Master Builder provides an array of spec homes in several growing southern Alberta communities as well as Sparwood, BC. Our carefully curated home models offer thoughtful layouts, efficient use of space, and contemporary design elements, allowing residents to experience a turnkey solution for their move to or within these communities. 

Visiting our show homes is an excellent way to get a feel for our building style and witness firsthand the craftsmanship and attention to detail that goes into each home. Our show homes serve as tangible examples of the possibilities that await you in a Stranville Living property. 

Custom Homes: Coming Soon to Sparwood and Crowsnest Pass 

For those who desire a more hands-on approach to their dream home, our custom homes are the epitome of personalized living. Coming soon to Sparwood and Crowsnest Pass, our custom homes offer an unparalleled level of flexibility in design, allowing you to shape every aspect of your living space to reflect your unique tastes and preferences. 

Stranville Living’s commitment to customization is rooted in the belief that your home should be an extension of your personality. From the layout and architectural details to the choice of materials and finishes, our custom homes are a canvas waiting for your personal touch. 

Selecting Your Location: For those seeking a personalized touch to their living experience, Stranville Living extends the opportunity to build custom homes in exclusive locations like Sparwood and Crowsnest Pass. These communities provide a backdrop of natural beauty, and the chance to create a home that complements the surrounding environment. 

Tailored to Your Vision: When it comes to custom homes, the possibilities are virtually endless. At Stranville Living, we offer the chance to build your dream home from the ground up. Whether you’re envisioning a modern oasis or a classic retreat, our team works closely with you to turn your ideas into reality. 

Personalizing Every Detail: From the layout and architectural design to the choice of materials and finishes, every detail is customizable with a custom home. Whether it’s a spacious kitchen, a cozy reading nook, or a luxurious master suite, your preferences shape the blueprint of your home. 

Personalized Budgeting: Contrary to common misconceptions, custom homes can be tailored to various budgets. Stranville Living ensures transparency in cost discussions, allowing homeowners to make informed decisions at every stage of the construction process. 

Customizing a Home Model: Tailoring Your Possession 

One of the distinctive features of Stranville Living is the opportunity to build and customize one of our home models, personalizing your home at every stage of the build. This unique offering allows you to infuse your personality into a home without starting from scratch, making the process and result feel custom. Building your new home from one of our home models allows for a faster and often more affordable process than a fully custom build.   

When customizing a home model with Stranville Living as opposed to purchasing a spec home, you gain the advantage of choosing the community and lot that you want to build on. You then choose from a selection of available finishes, fixtures, and design elements to make the home uniquely yours with the help of your sales consultant and our in-house interior designer. Whether it’s selecting a different kitchen countertop, upgrading flooring, or even adjusting the floor plan within certain parameters, our goal is to provide you with a tailored home that meets your specific needs. 

Building Dreams in Sparwood, Crowsnest Pass, and Lethbridge 

Stranville Living is currently building custom homes in Sparwood and Crowsnest Pass, while spec homes are available in all three locations – Sparwood, Crowsnest Pass, and Lethbridge. This strategic approach ensures that residents across these regions have access to a variety of housing options, whether they prefer the personalized touch of a custom home or the convenience of a thoughtfully designed spec house. 

Our team of new home sales consultants is ready to guide you through the decision-making process, helping you choose the option that best aligns with your lifestyle, preferences, and timeline. We invite you to visit one (or more!) of our five stunning show homes. Meet our talented sales team and experience the quality of our craftsmanship firsthand, envisioning the possibilities for your own living space. 

In conclusion, Stranville Living offers a spectrum of choices to accommodate the diverse needs of homeowners. Whether you’re drawn to the freedom of designing a custom home, the allure of a spec house, or the exciting prospect of customizing a pre-constructed home, Stranville is committed to bringing your vision to life.