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Citiscape Construction is a custom home builder specialized in custom design and build luxury quality custom and estate homes for clients at very competitive prices. We build custom homes either on our lot or on your lot. Citiscape Construction is an Approved Custom Builder in the prestigious Lake Olympia community.

If you do not have a full set of plans, we will assist you with the design and help you maximize the appearance and view, as well as minimize your costs. We can provide you general guidelines to derive an estimated cost before you spend money on plans. Our architect division will be able to create your dream house in a short time. Once the plans are ready, we would encourage you to seek for competitive bids from others. In most cases, we will be able to beat the prices offered by any reputable custom home builders and we can also offer you many upgrade materials at lower prices. Please call to arrange for a free consultation appointment with no obligations.

Our construction quality far exceeds most builders, including items hidden behind the walls. Below is comparison of some key components of most houses built by Citiscape Construction:

Construction Quality Comparison
Typical Custom Homes built
by Citiscape Construction
Commonly used by
most of our competitors
Roof Masonry tile roof - heavy weight solid masonry tiles, commonly used in million dollar luxury custom homes. The tile manufacturer even offer limited lifetime warranty on this superior product. Composition roof, weigh only a tiny fraction in comparison, is far more vulnerable to hail storm or hurricane.
Structure Due to the enormous weight of the roof tiles, our structure and foundation are specially designed by engineers to provide stronger support. Our wood studs are solid #2 fir with no joints, built on 12' to 16' center. Wood studs are built on either 16' or 24' center, mostly finger joint glued together from multiple scrap pieces.
Truss System Floor truss system used are 18" pre-engineered multiple steel band reinforced in the factory, designed to allow pipes to run through without drilling through wood. Most trusses are built on site, which are less durable. Holes must be drilled through the wood to allow pipes or ducts to run through which tend to weaken the support.
Sub-flooring 1-1/8" thick, tongue and groove solid plywood. 3/4" to 1-1/8" thick wafer board (pressed wood pieces) which may break apart when wet or under heavy weight.
Kitchen counter top Natural granite slab is standard in all homes Corian, a chemical product made by Du Pont, tiles, Formica or other man-made products.
Exterior walls Stucco exterior walls are made of low maintenance genuine four layer masonry material. Brick, wood siding, masonry boards, or fake stucco composed of Styrofoam sheets with a stucco look veneer which frequently cause moisture problems.
Kitchen cabinets 42" upper cabinets are standard. Most cabinets are made of high quality solid maple Some offer 36" upper cabinets. Most cabinets are paint grade or made of grainy Oak
Internet/TV wiring & cables High technology On Q Plus homes wiring system or equivalent are installed in all rooms. It includes pre-wiring for surround sound speakers, 2 other sets of speakers, RG-6 quad+shield coax wiring to maximum protection from interference, Category 5 cable for high speed digital internet, internet TV and satellite connections, and security video monitoring source outlet, 4 TV outlets, etc. Typical phone and cable TV wiring
Front door Solid mahogany 6 panel wood doors Metal doors
Interior doors Raised panel doors Flat doors
Floor covering Ceramic tile is a standard feature in entry foyer, all baths and kitchen. Slate tile is standard on terraces and sun decks. Upgrade wood floor is made of solid 3/4" hardwood (stain per customer's choice) which can be sanded and re-finished unlimited times lifetime. Linoleum or Ceramic tiles at entry foyer and bathrooms. Wood floor, if offered, are usually either laminated (not real) wood floor or a thin layer of wood on top of other layers what cannot be sanded or re-finished if damaged.
Master tub Jacuzzi brand premium tub with multiple relaxing jets. No name brands; may or may not include jets & motor.
Gutters Gutters on all sides Gutters on the front porch only
Fireplace Heat & Glo direct vent fireplace with glass doors and gas logs. Non-wood burning electric fireplaces.
Heating and A/C system Mostly high quality Trane's energy efficient system, with adequate capacity (double units) sized by engineers to meet each house's need. Unknown brands which may not be sized to optimum capacity. Some comes with only one unit
Fence/Railing Decorative wrought iron railing at terraces and sun decks. Wrought iron fence/gate & cedar fence for yard. Cedar fence and wood railing.
Custom Design Our in-house licensed architect and designer can assist customer to custom design a house at the most cost efficient way and quotes can be provided within a few days. Most of our competitors send customer's design to outside architects which may take several weeks before a plan can be finalized and quotes can be provided.
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