In a quiet cul-de-sac in El Dorado Hills’ Serrano community, crews put the finishing touches on new homes built by Wichert Homes.
These craftsman-inspired masterpieces have already sold but builder Craig Wichert and his team are ready to design and build more. For the past 28 years, Wichert has brought his expertise to the housing markets in communities like El Dorado Hills (more than 100 homes in Serrano alone), Fair Oaks, Cameron Park, Placerville and Orangevale, building gorgeous spec homes and working with clients to build custom homes that perfectly suit their needs.
The modern craftsman home Village Life recently toured on Da Vinci Court in El Dorado Hills exemplifies Wichert Homes’ style and dedication to quality construction. The home features a beautiful great room with exposed trusses and custom windows. As is common with Wichert Homes, Nicolette Wichert pointed out, once you step inside the front door you can see all the way into the backyard.
Hoping to appeal to many buyers, this home, like many others designed by Wichert Homes, lives like a single story with an office and the master bedroom on the main floor plus a second, large bedroom nearby — perfect for aging homeowners who don’t want to trudge up and down stairs as well as homeowners with young families who want to keep the little one(s) close.
The home’s lower level — with three more bedrooms, a media room, two bathrooms and a second great room — is great for guests, parties … you name it.
No detail is overlooked in a Wichert home. From the stunning quartz countertops to the top-of-the-line appliances to the designer light fixtures, everything is high-quality and blends well with the home’s decor.
+ Standard features of Wichert Homes at Serrano include:
+ Hand-scraped, engineered wood floors
+ Furniture-grade, custom-built, solid wood cabinets, professionally finished in the shop
+ Walk-behind wet bars with built-in wine refrigerators
+ Covered loggias with built-in fireplaces and outdoor kitchens
+ Sierra Pacific Windows; solid-core doors and trim
+ Acroflex stucco system
+ Custom fireplaces
+ Natural stone masonry
+ Beamed ceilings using reclaimed beams or custom-built hardwood beams
+ Extensive pre-wiring for audio/surround sound and internet
+ Tank-less water heaters
+ Radiant roof sheeting for energy efficiency
+ Proper drainage under slabs and around foundations
+ All downspouts tied in for maximum drainage efficiency
+ Higher efficiency a/c and heating units with whole-house fans and zoned systems
+ Some homes incorporate solar
Wichert Homes works with interior designers to create each home’s gorgeous look and uses reputable and professional subcontractors, some of whom have worked with Craig for more than 20 years.
“Each of my subcontractors is licensed and insured and they know my process and what’s expected with these houses,” Craig said. “They stand behind the quality of their finished product. There are no shortcuts.”
It takes between seven and eight months to complete a spec home, Nicolette said, adding that her father will work with clients for as long as it takes to get their custom home just right.
A solid reputation has earned Craig Wichert praise from the building community and his clients.
“Craig Wichert is an exceptional builder. We give him our highest recommendation and have referred friends considering building a custom home to him,” states the The Sena Family. “He built the perfect home for our family and provided guidance at every stage including in the early stages of lot selection and design. Craig is a consummate professional, highly experienced, responsive, collaborative, and adheres to the highest standards. He is exceptionally dedicated and diligent. We had a wonderful experience building our home with Craig.”Published in