When it comes to the new single-family home rising on Lakewood’s Edanola Avenue, builder Dana Paul is in his element. Craftsman-style building, after all, is what he knows and loves.
“I’ve certainly taken a liking to this style of building,” said Paul as he surveyed the progress surrounding him. “I’m a tiny-lot builder – that’s what I know how to do.”
Led by Paul, Prairie Stone purchased the land at 1383 Edanola Avenue in 2017 after being selected to build a new home on the property as part of the City of Lakewood’s 21st Century Housing initiative, which promotes housing stock diversity. The home will incorporate a first level that is ADA accessible thanks to features like a first-floor master suite, wheelchair accessibility and curb-less showers.
Since breaking ground in November, Paul has worked diligently employing his trademark craftsman building style that emphasizes handcrafted quality and keen attention to detail. His progress has been as steady as a spring rain shower.
Last week Double 5” vinyl siding was installed featuring a unique shade of brownish gray that’s complemented by charcoal-colored siding near the home’s roof. This milestone follows others in recent months, including the completion of rough wiring and plumbing, the addition of an on-demand hot water tank and the installation of a furnace with corresponding ductwork.
Next steps on Paul’s to-do list include the installation of insulation and drywall in the coming weeks.
Situated on an irregular lot with easy walkability to numerous amenities, the Edanola home will offer just under 1,800 square feet of living space with four bedrooms and five bathrooms (three full and two half). It is expected to be completed and listed for sale by this fall.
“The idea is to provide a housing option that’s universally designed, meaning the first floor can be adaptable to the occupants,” said Paul, also a member of the LakewoodAlive Housing Outreach Program’s all-star volunteer group known as the ‘A Team.’ “This home can suit a lot of different family makeups and appeal to a wide range of folks.”
The downstairs level will feature a spacious master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, a separate half-bathroom, hardwood floors and an open-living concept for the kitchen, dining room and living room. The decision to implement a nine-foot-high ceiling on the first floor is at least in part a product of Paul’s 6-foot-4 height.
The upstairs level will include a “mini-master bedroom” with en-suite bathroom, an additional full bathroom and two more bedrooms, one of which offers a view of Lake Erie in the distance.
LakewoodAlive will provide further updates regarding Paul’s Edanola House Project in the coming months. For more information, please reference our previous article:
- February 21, 2018 – Dana Paul Bringing Unique Housing Option to Lakewood’s Edanola Avenue