From Emily S. (Buyer of a new construction home from The New Old House Co.)
Initially we felt the Oaklawn house was a bit beyond our price range and didn’t even include it on our showing list, but we communicated extensively with Stacy via email before our visit about other houses of interest and were grateful for her prompt, professional responses. When we arrived in town and met Stacy at the first house on our list, we were immediately struck by her warm, bubbly personality; by the 2nd or 3rd house we felt like old friends. We viewed several homes that were under construction, and were impressed with her knowledge of all aspects of the building process, as well as her eye for details or issues that would have otherwise escaped us. By the end of the day, we had lost out on the home we thought we wanted, and ended up touring Stacy and Michael’s Oaklawn home. We were blown away by its quality, charm and beauty. There was not a paint color, finish, fixture or detail that we would have changed, and the layout of the home was carefully (and very successfully) designed for every day family function, as well as entertaining. In short, it was our dream home, and we decided to go for it and make it ours.
We moved in a little over a month later, and it has now been almost a year since we settled here on Oaklawn Ave. When we arrived on March 20th from California, Michael was waiting to welcome us and help us get settled. Stacy had arranged to have mattresses delivered so that we wouldn’t have to sleep on the floor until our furniture arrived. And our first evening in Minnesota was spent at Stacy and Michael’s home, where they fed us amazing home-cooked food, relieved our stress with good wine, and then sent us home with sheets, towels and all of the other odds and ends we’d need to get through our first days. Ten months later, Michael continues to patiently respond to any inquiries, providing excellent referrals or even making house calls himself. We feel like he is as invested in our home as we are, and we can’t say enough about his integrity and professionalism.
Every day I wake up and marvel at the fact that I actually live in this house, which is the perfect combination of taste, function and quality. We are thrilled to have purchased a Sullivan home, and can’t recommend the New Old House Company highly enough. To Stacy and Michael, thank you for doing what you do, and for doing it so well.