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What Defines A Legendary Home Builder?

Categories: Home Buying Tips | Posted: July 17, 2019

Building a home is an exciting adventure, and when you collaborate with seasoned industry professionals it can be a rewarding experience. The journey involves many questions and decisions, all of which can be handled smoothly when you work with a highly experienced home builder. Keep reading to discover the positive differences you can expect when working with a top-quality home builder like Fischer & Frichtel.

1. Legendary Construction Quality

When building a home, finding a company you trust is key to enjoying the process AND the results. With a long-standing company like Fischer & Frichtel, you will know your home will be built to the highest standards for superior, enduring value. Our legendary construction quality and unmatched customer service are the main reasons we have a large number of satisfied repeat customers. We often find ourselves building homes for engineers, architects, and others in the design and construction industry who insist that F&F is the only company they trust.

2. Highly Skilled & Experienced On-Staff Carpentry Team 

You can’t guarantee the quality of a home unless you know the caliber of the team constructing it. So, it’s important to know who will actually be building your home. At F&F, we ensure our quality standards by employing our own union carpenters. Many have been employed by F&F for more than 10 years — some for more than 30 years. Union carpenters are required to complete 6,000 – 8,000 hours of on-the-job training before achieving journeyman status, so they are more educated, experienced and reliable, which ensures the quality of the homes they build. In addition, the management team of F&F’s carpentry division has more than 100 years of combined industry experience, and each one of our construction project managers has more than 20 years of experience.

3. Beautiful, Unique Communities

It’s not just about HOW your home is built, but WHERE it’s built. Look for a home builder that offers a variety of places for you to put down your roots! F&F’s new home communities are well-designed and full of character — from amenity-packed master-planned communities, to private gated communities and wooded estates. Buyers can choose from a wide array of neighborhoods with convenient locations near shopping, dining, entertainment, parks and recreation facilities, and high-rated school districts. Our seasoned development team puts a tremendous amount of thought, research and planning into the creation of each one of our new home communities to ensure that they include the most sought-after features. Drawing upon history, or a site’s special allure, our communities have a distinctive, wonderful sense of place, where homeowners feel a strong connection to the neighborhood.

4. Dedicated Design Team

When you build a home, there’s nothing more comforting than knowing that the plan you choose has been created by an award-winning team of design professionals. Our open floor plans and innovations in design have become legendary throughout the region. And, since times and trends are constantly changing, we continuously enhance our home plans to reflect the latest architectural trends, as well as our customers’ changing needs, desires and tastes. F&F offers a home for everyone, including ranch-style, 1.5-story and 2-story plans in a range of sizes and dimensions. Homes in our Vista Lifestyle™ Communities are also perfect for those who prefer to have their lawn care, landscape maintenance and snow removal provided.

5. Wide Variety of Floor Plans and Design Options

Your home should be built to suit you, your family, and your lifestyle. F&F customers love the exceptionally wide range of choices we make available to them. Each of our new home collections includes a portfolio of floor plans with an impressive number of features which are already included in the base price. Customers who purchase homes from select collections are also invited to visit our Home Center, where customers are paired with a personal design consultant who collaborates with them to choose from our large selection of features, finishes, and enhancements.

6. Extraordinary Customer Experience 

To ensure your dream home building experience is pleasant and stress-free, it’s important to have a team you can rely on to guide you through the process. If you take a look at our customer testimonials, you’ll quickly learn that the Fischer & Frichtel experience is really special. Our customers are full of praise for our community sales managers, professional design consultants, construction project managers, customer service, and warranty team. They can’t say enough about the expert guidance, in-depth communication and one-on-one support they receive from our highly experienced industry professionals.

7. Exceptional Warranty Program 

Your customer experience shouldn’t just end on closing day! At Fischer & Frichtel, it continues through our Customer Care & Warranty Program. F&F homes are covered by a 10-year limited warranty through RWC (Residential Warranty Company). On closing day, customers are given a personal login and password for our Homeowner Warranty Portal, where they are able to review a list of all systems and materials in their home and submit warranty claims. During the first and second year, claims are managed by Fischer & Frichtel and/or the contractors who built your home, which is what makes our program unique.

8. Environmentally Responsible

Being environmentally conscious is important to many homeowners these days. At F&F, our commitment to the environment includes more than just building energy efficient homes. Our green building practices include voluntary participation in the L.E.D.R. construction waste recycling program, which gives us the ability to recycle 95% of all of our construction debris. This prevents excess materials from becoming landfill waste, providing for a greater degree of environmental protection, a smarter use of natural resources, energy savings, and a decrease in greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants.

9. Realtor Friendly 

Make sure your home builder is realtor friendly! It’s not uncommon for home buyers to have a close relationship with a realtor. F&F has a long history of partnering with and supporting the realtor community, and respects these relationships. If you’ve been working with a real estate agent, we encourage you to include them when visiting our community sales managers. We welcome them to be a part of the process.

Choosing to work with an industry-leading home builder can make or break your home building experience. Having a team of seasoned professionals on your side ensures a smooth journey and top-quality results. Explore our website to learn more about our award-winning excellence in design, craftsmanship, and customer service! Make sure to look at our collection of floor plans, take a 3D virtual tour, and virtually design your home with our Interactive Design Tool. If you have questions, please feel free to call our New Home Specialist, Kim Kelly, at 314-283-6510.

Oakleigh Park, An Exciting New Master-Planned Community in St. Charles

Categories: F&F Communities in St. Charles County | Posted: May 30, 2019

Location is certainly one of the explanations for the instant response to Oakleigh Park, Fischer & Frichtel’s newest community in St. Charles City. Future residents are already claiming their favorite sites in this private village, which offers two distinctive home collections.

A Truly Extraordinary Location
Situated in an established residential area at the intersection of McClay and Hackmann Roads, Oakleigh Park is carefully wrapped around the grounds of the McClay branch of the St. Charles City-County Library. The neighborhood features two of the builder’s newest product lines, with the majority of home settings clustered around a single boulevard and three cul-de-sacs.

A wooded creek borders the property, and plans call for an 8-foot asphalt walking trail surrounding the perimeter. The nearby Great Rivers Greenway system puts the Katy Trail and Creve Coeur Park within easy reach. Most of the homesites are walk-outs, many back to trees, and extensive landscaping is planned for the entire site.

Adding still more to its appeal, Oakleigh Park provides a quick commute to major employers on both sides of the river. The neighborhood is directly accessible to Highway 94; the 364/Page Extension is a mere two minutes away; and Interstates 70 and 64/40 are within a 5- to 10-minute drive.

St. Charles’ countless shopping, dining, and entertainment complexes are virtually at owners’ doorsteps, and recreational opportunities abound, including the comprehensive sports and aquatic facilities of nearby Wapelhorst Park. Of special interest to families with children, Oakleigh Park will be served by the Francis Howell R-III District, whose high schools have all been named Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished Schools for the past two academic years.

New-Generation Home Designs
Whether you are looking for a traditional neighborhood environment or an easy-maintenance lifestyle, Oakleigh Park has the answer. The leisure time comes standard with Fischer’s newest Villa portfolio, a collection of free-standing designs starting in the $260s, with lawn/landscaping care and snow removal included in the monthly homeowner association fee.

Already attracting buyers of all types who don’t have the time or inclination for yardwork, this Vista Lifestyle™ community features villa-style ranch and 1.5-story plans with two or three bedrooms, 1,347 to 2,113 square feet of living space, and a 2-car garage.

Equally popular, the builder’s Manor Collection offers eight feature-packed ranch, 1.5-story, and 2-story designs with three or four bedrooms, based from the $290s and ranging up to 2,904 square feet in size. Twenty-four Manor sites are currently available in Oakleigh Park’s first phase, and 60-foot frontages allow for the option of a 3-car garage with many of the plans.

Both collections assure buyers of Fischer’s legendary construction quality, today’s latest amenities, and a wide variety of customization options.

Now Is the Time to Buy
Responding to the high level of interest, development of the Oakleigh Park site has been fast-tracked, and construction has begun. The Manor Collection will be represented by two displays – a 1.5-story “Parker”’ and a 2-story “Stratton.” A “Highland” ranch will showcase the easy-care design portfolio. Mary Stieffermann has been named sales manager for Oakleigh Park and is currently based at St. Charles’ nearby Villages of Provence, where a display model is open for touring. For more information, please visit the Villages of Provence display Mon-Fri between 11am and 5pm at 2301 Parc Saint Mitre Court, St. Charles, MO 63301. Or, call Kim at 314-283-6510.

5 Vista Lifestyle™ Communities That Could Be Your Next Home

Categories: Home Buying Tips | Posted: April 16, 2019

 

Have you been thinking about moving? Fischer & Frichtel’s Vista Lifestyle Communities could be the perfect place! Vista Lifestyle communities offer a home for every lifestyle, from empty nesters to families with children who would prefer not to worry about lawn care, landscaping maintenance and snow removal. These services are included in the monthly homeowner association fee! Homes in these communities range from 1,347-2,250 sq. ft., are uniform in color, include 2-car garages, open living areas, spacious master suites, and are built to Fischer & Frichtel’s exacting standards. So, in addition to providing a carefree lifestyle, these communities have a timeless, aesthetic look and feel. Fischer & Frichtel is currently offering the Vista Lifestyle in five master-planned communities in the St. Charles and St. Louis county areas:

 

 

1. Villages of Provence

The Villages of Provence is a beautiful, multi-builder community situated in the quiet heart of St. Charles, just moments from some of the area’s most popular attractions, such as Historic Main Street, the Missouri Riverfront, Blanchette Park, Frontier Park, the Katy Trail, Lindenwood University and the Streets of St. Charles. Fischer & Frichtel is offering villa-style ranch and 1.5-story floor plans ranging from 1,347 to 2,113 sq. ft. Homeowners enjoy walking trails, a gazebo, abundant green space, and an outstanding location between Randolph Street and Mel Wetter Parkway, with convenient access to Highways 370 and I-70—also less than 15 minutes from the Lambert St. Louis Airport! Homes start in the $230s.

 

 

2. Oakleigh Park – Villas

Conveniently located just off Highways 94 and 364 in St. Charles, Oakleigh Park is a gorgeous, master-planned community with a single boulevard, three cul-de-sacs, and picturesque green spaces. A wooded creek borders the property, and an 8-foot asphalt walking trail surrounds the perimeter, which is near the Great Rivers Greenway—a magnificent system of trails with connectivity to the Katy Trail, Lakeside 370, and Creve Coeur Park. Fischer & Frichtel’s Villa Collection at Oakleigh Park includes ranch-style homes and 1.5-story floor plans ranging from 1,347 – 2,113 sq. ft. Residents of Oakleigh Park will be served by the highly rated Francis Howell School District. Homes start in the $250s.

 

 

3. Charlestowne Place

Charlestowne Place is a fantastic new multi-builder community adjacent to New Town in St. Charles, just minutes from Historic Main Street. Because of its proximity to Highway 370, it is less than 15 minutes from the St. Louis Lambert International Airport! This spacious neighborhood features picturesque lakes, playgrounds, gazebos, walking trails, and a strong sense of community. Fischer & Frichtel Vista Lifestyle home buyers can choose from a collection of floor plans from villa-style ranches, to 1.5-story and 2-story homes ranging from 1,347 sq. ft.- 2,113 sq. ft. Charlestowne Place is served by the Orchard Farm School District. Homes start in the $210s.

 

 

4. The Villages at Brightleaf: Orchard Village

The Villages at Brightleaf is a dynamic, multi-builder community across from Town Center in Wildwood. It features four distinct villages, each with its own style of single-family homes in a variety of floorplans and price ranges. The Vista Lifestyle is featured in Orchard Village, where homebuyers may choose from villa-style ranches, 1.5-story, or 2-story floor plans ranging from 1,347 to 2,250 sq. ft. Families with children may be interested to know that this community is located in the top-rated Rockwood School District. Homes start in the $310s.

 

 

5. Windswept Farms

Located in Eureka, just off I-44 at Hwy 109 and Hwy W, Windswept Farms is a 174-acre, multi-builder community which is full of onsite amenities, including lakes with fountains, a barn-style community pavilion, community gardens, and lots of common ground. Fischer & Frichtel Vista Lifestyle home buyers may choose from villa-style ranches, 1.5-story, and 2-story floor plans ranging in size from 1,347 – 2,113 sq. ft. Homes start in the $250s.

No matter what your lifestyle, Fischer & Frichtel has the perfect home for you. Visit www.fandfhomes.com for more information about our five Vista Lifestyle Communities. While you’re there, make sure to look at our collection of floor plans, take a 3D virtual tour, and virtually design your home with our Interactive Design Tool. If you have questions, please feel free to call our New Home Specialist, Kim Kelly, at 314-283-6510.

 

Thinking about moving? Fischer & Frichtel’s Vista Lifestyle Communities offer carefree living amenities and a home for every lifestyle.

What’s the Best Home for Your Lifestyle?

Categories: Home Buying Tips | Posted: February 7, 2019

Have you been thinking about buying a new home? At Fischer & Frichtel, we offer a wide variety, from master-planned communities, to carefree lifestyle homes, to lavish luxury estates. So, whether you are a young professional, empty nester, or have children, we are certain to have the perfect home for your lifestyle.

best home for lifestyle

1. Villa

Many people are not sure what a villa is, or what makes it different from other homes.

Description: Villas are modestly sized homes which are uniform in color and have full-service grounds maintenance included in the homeowners association fee. In most villas, there are two bedrooms on the main level. At Fischer & Frichtel, villa buyers are also given the option to finish the lower level for even more living and entertainment space. Buyers can add a bedroom or two and a full bathroom to accommodate children, roommates or guests.

Benefits: Many home buyers choose villas for the appeal of the carefree lifestyle. Since lawn care, landscape maintenance and snow removal services are provided, you will never have to worry about the condition of your yard—or your neighbor’s. Because of this, as well as the uniformity in design, these neighborhoods tend to look beautiful and well-groomed for decades.

Suited For: Villas are well-suited to empty nesters and busy professionals, especially those who travel often. However, not having to worry about lawn care, landscape maintenance or snow removal is huge benefit for everyone. That’s why Fischer & Frichtel developed it’s Vista Lifestyle™ Communities, which include villa-style ranch, 1.5-story and 2-story floor plans with full-service grounds maintenance provided. These homes are great for individuals and families in any stage of their lives!

2. Ranch

Ranch-style homes are becoming more and more popular with home buyers year after year, and it’s easy to see why.

Description: Ranch-style homes allow owners the convenience of living on one main level. If you are interested in adding more activity and entertainment space or private guest quarters, Fischer & Frichtel can also finish your lower level during the build. In standard ranch-style floor plans, all of the bedrooms are positioned on one side of the home and the living spaces on the other. In a spit ranch the master suite is on one side of the home, and the guest bedrooms are on the other, with the living spaces in between.

Benefits: Ranch homeowners enjoy not having to walk up and down stairs each time they visit the bedrooms. Ranch homes are available in a wide range of sizes to suit your lifestyle. Fischer & Frichtel open concept ranch floor plans, which are perfect for entertaining and family gatherings, have become legendary throughout the St. Louis region.

Suited For: Ranch style homes are popular with buyers in all walks of life, including families with children, single professionals and empty-nesters. They are a great option for those who are downsizing from a larger 2-story home, yet large families can also upsize them to include five or six bedrooms. No matter the size of your family, a ranch-style home is sure to fit your needs.

3. 1.5-Story

1.5-story homes are a wonderful combination of space and functionality.

Description: In a 1.5-story floor plan, the master suite is on the main level, and the guest bedrooms and additional living space, such as a loft, are on the second floor. Some of Fischer & Frichtel’s 1.5-story floor plans include customization options such as a secondary master bedroom, princess suite, or a Jack & Jill bathroom. For even more living and entertainment space or guest quarters, the lower level can be finished as well.

Benefits: Owners of 1.5-story homes enjoy having the master suite on the main level near the activity and entertainment spaces, and the rest of the bedrooms on the second floor to allow for separation and privacy for children or guests.

Suited For: Not only is this home perfect for families with children, it also suits singles and couples who want the master suite on the main level, and private spaces on the second floor for offices or guests.

4. 2-Story

2-story homes are for buyers who prefer a strong separation between the bedrooms and the activity and entertainment spaces.

Description: The entire main floor in a 2-story home is dedicated to activity and entertainment spaces, while the second floor is reserved for the master suite and guest bedrooms. Fischer & Frichtel offers 2-story homes in a range of square footage options. In most of our 2-story floor plans, there are also bonus rooms on the second level, such as loft spaces. Customization options include a second floor laundry room or additional bedroom instead of loft space.

Benefits: The most notable benefit of a 2-story home is the separation of space. Since all of the bedrooms are located on the second level, there is a natural privacy and sound barrier from the first floor. 2-story homes also maximize square footage for the investment. As with all of Fischer & Frichtel’s homes, the lower level may also be finished to add guest quarters or even more living or entertainment space.

Suited For: 2-story homes are great for families with children, or anyone who prefers their bedroom and living spaces to be completely separate. This is helpful when family members have differing schedules. It allows them to use activity and entertainment spaces freely without disturbing others who may be sleeping.

No matter what your lifestyle, Fischer & Frichtel has the perfect home for you. Visit www.fandfhomes.com for more information about our new home communities and Move-In Ready homes. Or, if you have your own property, we can build a home from our portfolio on your land! When you visit our website, make sure to look at our collection of floor plans, take a 3D virtual tour, and play with our Interactive Design Tool. If you have questions, please feel free to call New Home Specialist, Kim Kelly, at 314-283-6510.

Advice for Homebuyers Who are Downsizing, Upsizing or Rightsizing

Categories: Home Buying Tips | Posted: December 20, 2018

Buying a new home is an exciting adventure. You may be moving closer to your new office or going through a lifestyle change and you want to downsize, upsize, or move to a home with a main floor master suite. Whatever the reason, part of the process should include an assessment of your belongings. Will they fit in your new home? Do you need to keep everything? The following tips will help make it easy.

preparing for your move

1. Preparing for your move

One of the first steps in any home transition, especially when moving to a smaller space, is purging unnecessary items and organizing what you plan to keep. Decluttering before a move will save you time and money on moving expenses and unpacking. A good way to streamline the process is to tackle one room at a time and make decisions based on the condition of each item and how often you utilize them.

If you’d like help with that, call a professional organizer. They can help you decide which items are the most important to you and devise a plan to prepare for your move. In the St. Louis/St. Charles area, professional organizers like Susan Stewart of Perfectly Placed, or Christy DeJohn of Transitions TLC can help you quickly and easily get ready for the big day.

staging your home for sale

2. Staging your existing home for sale

If you have a home to sell, your real estate agent will know what needs to be done to prepare it for the market. Ask your agent for advice on how it should be staged. Agents know which improvements will help bring the best offers, and will be able to tell you which of your belongings enhance your home, and which ones detract from it.

Organizing your belongings can also help make the home appear larger. And, when there are no distractions, it’s easier for potential buyers to picture themselves living there. Of course, you should also ensure that the floors and surfaces are clean, there is nothing in disrepair, and the exterior of the home and landscaping looks well-cared for.

unpacking your new home

3. Unpacking in your new home

Professional organizers can also help you get settled in your new home. They can help you unpack, organize your belongings and set up your closets and other areas that would benefit from organization. Within a matter of days, you’ll have your new house turned into the home you’ve always wanted.

With tips like these, moving into your new home can be easier than you ever thought possible. If you are ready for your next home, check out the St. Louis and St. Charles County industry leaders at Fischer & Frichtel Homes, a homebuilding legacy since 1945.

8 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Home Builder

Categories: Home Buying Tips | Posted: July 10, 2018

Building a home is an exciting adventure, and when you collaborate with seasoned industry professionals, it can be a rewarding experience. Your home is a gathering place where you will create beautiful memories and live out your dreams. That’s why it’s important to choose the right builder. Here are 8 questions to ask so there are no surprises – before, during, and after the build.

8 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Home Builder

1. What Features Are Included in the Base Price?
Upgrades are great – they give your new home extra pizazz, create additional focal points, and add a personal touch. However, many builders charge an arm and a leg for upgrades, so make sure to find out what features are included. Many of Fischer & Frichtel’s collections include additional options in the base price. For example: upgraded cabinets, granite countertops, and/or landscape packages.

8 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Home Builder

2. Who Will Help Me Choose Features and Finishes?
Make sure your home builder employs professional designers to help you select your home’s features and finishes! Fischer & Frichtel’s Home Center Design Consultants are industry professionals who guide their customers through each step of the selection process and collaborate with them to express their individuality, from floor to ceiling, inside and out.

8 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Home Builder

3. Can I Make Design Changes?
Home builders create portfolios of floor plans with your family’s needs in mind. If you’ve found an almost-perfect floor plan but want to make a few changes, be sure to find a builder willing to make the adjustments you want to the plan. Fischer & Frichtel‘s Home Center Design Consultants often make modifications to floor plans while collaborating with customers to personalize their homes. For example: adding extra space to a room, or moving the location of a door or closet.

8 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Home Builder

4. Will You Take Me on a Pre-Drywall Walk Through?
After framing, and before the drywall is installed, walking through the home with your project manager gives you a chance to make sure it is being built the way you expected. It also allows you to see how the electrical and plumbing systems are installed, and visualize the placement of your outlets, switches and other essentials. At Fischer & Frichtel, the pre-drywall walk through is an important part of the customer experience.

8 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Home Builder

5. Who Will Actually Build My Home?
Experience, skills and craftsmanship are the keys to a well-built home. Ask your builder about the background of the professionals who build their homes, and if they are employed, or subcontracted out. Fischer & Frichtel employs its own carpenters, many of whom have been with the company for more than 10 years, and some for more than 20 years! The head of F&F Carpentry Specialties has been with the company for 26 years, and all construction project managers have 20 or more years of industry experience. F&F does contract out some specialties, such as roofing and electric. However, the majority of its contractors have been with them for more than 30 years, and some for more than 40 years!

8 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Home Builder

6. Are You a Union Builder?
Union members are required to complete up to 6,000 hours of training before they can enter the field, so they are more educated, experienced and reliable, which ensures the desirability and durability of the homes they build. A more reliable workforce also reduces safety issues, the need for last minute replacements, and extended building schedules, which can really drive up production costs. Union labor is truly the best value for you and your builder—especially since bids from union vs non-union contractors are surprisingly close in cost. For those reasons and more, Fischer & Frichtel insists on using union labor in all of their communities.

8 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Home Builder

7. Who Provides the Warranty?
It’s easy to push the warranty of your new home to the back of your mind, and think: “It’s new! What could go wrong?” but it’s always best to be prepared. Make sure you understand the terms of your warranty and the company behind it. Fischer & Frichtel homes are covered by a 10 year limited warranty through RWC (Residential Warranty Company). During the first and second year, claims are managed by Fischer & Frichtel and/or the contractors who built your home. Ask your builder if they immediately hand off the warranty to an outside company!

8 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Home Builder

8. Can I Work with My Realtor?
Some builders refuse to work alongside the customer’s realtor, which is a huge red flag. Make sure to choose a builder who is not only willing to work with your realtor, but happy to work with him or her! Fischer & Frichtel understands the importance of realtors for some customers’ home buying experience, so they encourage those partnerships and welcome them to be a part of the process every step of the way.

With these eight questions in your back pocket, you should be ready to start interviewing potential home builders. A great place to begin is with Fischer & Frichtel Homes—voted Best Home Builder of 2017 in the Post-Dispatch Reader’s Choice Awards. Visit our area communities page to inspire your property search, or connect with our New Home Specialist, Kim Kelly, to discuss your needs, and find the right home and community for you.

8 Kitchen Design Trends We’re Loving Right Now

Categories: Home Buying Tips | Posted: June 12, 2018

Once upon a time, kitchens were designed solely for cooking. Today, the kitchen is the heart of the home. Meals are prepared and shared, family and friends connect, and life is lived. Art meets style and technology to create essential living spaces that are both beautiful and functional. As our cooking, eating, social and cultural habits continue to change, so do our kitchens.

Here’s what we are seeing now:

8 Kitchen Design Trends We’re Loving Right Now1. Classic, nature-inspired finishes
A return to neutral colors including shades of grey, taupe and cream mirror the outdoors. We see this in wood flooring, painted cabinets, and countertops. Hickory and walnut add natural wood grain and contrast in 5” to 7” wide planks for more dynamic wood surfaces. Home buyers are selecting contrasting colors for wall cabinetry and islands. White wall cabinets with dark, fog gray bases for the bold of heart. Quartz fabricators have mastered the white Carrara marble look for countertops with an abundance of variety in veining and dimension. Colors and textures of concrete are also popular for subtle, soft color options.

8 Kitchen Design Trends We’re Loving Right Now2. Oversized, multi-use, single-height islands
In today’s kitchens, the island not only provides additional storage and countertop space for food preparation; it has become a dining table, a desktop, and the social hub of the home. New home buyers are anticipating these activities and expect a stylish focal point.  We see waterfall island ends, decorative island legs and contrasting stone or wood island tops to create this kitchen dynamic. Suede and honed finishes on natural stone and quartz create texture and interest.

8 Kitchen Design Trends We’re Loving Right Now3. Rejuvenation of classic motifs
New home buyers can’t seem to get enough of classic design elements such as wrought iron balusters and penny tile. They are also opting for retro elements such as tile backsplashes with Chevron, herringbone or basket weave patterns. Simple, classic elements like this add nostalgia without dating the house.

 

8 Kitchen Design Trends We’re Loving Right Now4. Ergonomics and organization
Customized accessibility is all the rage. New home buyers are asking for separate spaces to display the things they want their friends and family to see, and to hide the things they don’t. They want floating and open shelving to showcase their fun plates and gorgeous glasses, and places to hang their pots. They want wet bars and butler pantries to make hosting parties easier and more fun. They want built-in trash cans, walk-in pantries, pull-open base cabinets and drawers with deep pockets. They want secondary units to store their grandmother’s china sets. Today’s new home buyers truly want to make their kitchen their own.

8 Kitchen Design Trends We’re Loving Right Now5. Integrated appliances
Ergonomic innovation and creative configuration has extended to kitchen appliances, resulting in new advances such as counter-height and side-opening ovens. Also, as technology has improved, appliances have become less bulky and cumbersome. Through the use of additional paneling and creative design, kitchen appliances are being seamlessly integrated or quietly retreating into the cabinetry. When appliances look like cabinets, the kitchen looks more sleek and cohesive. New home owners love hearing their friends ask where the dishwasher, refrigerator or trash can is.

8 Kitchen Design Trends We’re Loving Right Now6. Oversized sinks with commercial-style faucets
Oversized sinks help contain splashes and spills, and allow homeowners to easily soak and wash large pans and other items. Blanco brand single-bowl quartz sinks in rich colors such as cafe brown and cinder are particularly popular. Adding a pull-down spring faucet is a simple way to integrate commercial and residential looks and add charisma to the kitchen.

8 Kitchen Design Trends We’re Loving Right Now7. Design-forward hardware
Brushed stainless steel remains the staple finish for appliances, cabinet hardware and faucets. However, soft and subtle finishes of honey bronze, ash gray, rose gold and matte black are creating a fresh take on the finishing touches. Adding a small pop of contrast creates an aspect of the unexpected without an enormous investment. Commercial-style handles and architectural faucets create energy of creativity and excitement in the kitchen.

8 Kitchen Design Trends We’re Loving Right Now8. Contemporary, energy-efficient lighting
New home buyers are loving can lights, dimmers, and fixtures in honey bronze and polished nickel. Instead of one finish for the entire house, they’re choosing a combination of finishes for a friendlier, more welcoming atmosphere. Energy efficiency is also in high demand. Halogen and fluorescent bulbs are yesterday’s news—home buyers are opting for LED lighting, which is more versatile, efficient and longer lasting. Buyers are also asking for switch-activated, Wi-Fi based lighting, which allows them to turn lights on and off with their smartphones.

At Fischer & Frichtel, we build homes with beautiful, comfortable and functional kitchen environments. Each of our customers is paired with their own personal Home Center design consultant, who collaborates with them to choose the features and finishes for their new home. Our design consultants are highly respected industry professionals whose talent and passion for design have helped Fischer & Frichtel win countless awards for excellence.

To see examples of the looks featured in this article, please visit our community display homes, open daily, from 11 am – 5 pm. We also have a number of Move-In Ready homes for sale, and if you have your own land, we can Build Where You Want. For more information, email Kim Kelly or call 314-283-6510.

The Manors at Pevely Farms: An Escape from the Ordinary

Categories: F&F Communities in St. Louis County | Posted: March 23, 2018

Spring is in the air, and there is no better time to see The Manors at Pevely Farms. Situated off I-44 and Lewis Road in one of St. Louis County’s most scenic regions, Fischer & Frichtel’s gated hideaway is a welcome escape from the hectic pace of daily living – a mere five minutes west of Highway 141!

The Manors’ serene ambience and magnificently wooded hillsides are just two of the reasons to visit as soon as possible, though. Ownership opportunities are dwindling rapidly, and only a handful of the tree-lined, one-acre homesites remain for purchase. A spectacular Move-In Ready “Woodside” ranch is currently available, but likely to sell quickly. Also worth considering, community sales manager Kristy Roderick reminds spring shoppers that interest rates are starting to creep up.

Open for viewing daily, the “Nantucket II” ranch is The Manors’ newest display, representing eight designs from the luxury-packed Vista Collection. Crafted to Fischer’s exacting standards, the various plans start from $559,900, and all include 3-car side-entry garages, James Hardie siding, hardwood flooring, premium cabinetry and stainless appliances, granite kitchen countertops, and a host of other fashionable amenities. Adding still more value, most ranch plans include a finished lower level with recreation room, fourth bedroom, and full bath.

When personalizing their homes, owners are assisted by Fischer & Frichtel’s professional Home Center designers, and the Nantucket II displays a sampling of the exciting custom options available. Highlights to look for include stacked, glass-top kitchen cabinetry; a floor-to-ceiling hearth room fireplace flanked by brick-look porcelain tile; and a huge master bath with walk-in shower and freestanding tub.

Offered for $803,390, the Move-In-Ready Woodside ranch is the epitome of sophistication, with 4,064 square feet of living space, four bedrooms, and 3.5 baths. Landscaped and irrigated, the yard backs to trees, providing glorious views from the great room window wall, expansive composite deck, and oversize patio. Inside, a 12-foot box beam ceiling tops the great room, stone surrounds the hearth room’s gas fireplace, and the island kitchen is appointed with stacked cabinets, fine trim work, double ovens, and a 5-burner cooktop. The spa-like master bath features a freestanding tub and cultured marble shower with seat, and the walkout lower level has an additional flex room, suitable for an exercise or media room, or a home office.

Seeing is believing, so visit the Pevely Farms page for a video and complete details. Kristy Roderick welcomes questions at 636-429-2500.

The Top 6 Most Desirable St. Louis Area Communities

Categories: Home Buying Tips | Posted: January 26, 2018

St. Louis is home to some of the most desirable communities in the Midwest, with each offering distinct features that appeal to every family’s needs. From areas packed with urban architecture, to sprawling rural landscapes, there is something for everyone in St. Louis County, St. Charles County, and West County. So, take a look at our top six St. Louis area communities and become inspired for your next property search!

The Top 6 Most Desirable St. Louis Area Communities

1. Chesterfield

Ranked in the top 10 suburbs to live in St. Louis by Niche, Chesterfield is the St. Louis city for you if shopping is your passion. There are over 150 restaurants and hundreds more retail shops, ranging from small boutique shops to the Taubman Prestige Outlets, in the area, and it doesn’t look like it will be slowing down anytime soon. But, you’d be wrong to think that Chesterfield is merely a shopper’s paradise! The Parkway and Rockwood school districts have both been awarded an AAA rating Missouri Department of Education, and Chesterfield is home to eight private and faith-based schools.

The Top 6 Most Desirable St. Louis Area Communities

2. St. Charles

St. Charles County is a popular choice for families looking to remain in a burgeoning community within commuting distance of St. Louis City. The county is home to several desirable cities. O’Fallon is number 8 on USA Today’s list of the Most Liveable Cities in the U.S., and St. Charles City, Cottleville, and Weldon Spring were all named in Niche’s 2017 Top 10 Places to Live in St. Charles County.

The Top 6 Most Desirable St. Louis Area Communities

3. St. Albans

St. Albans is a quaint, picturesque community featuring high bluffs overlooking the Missouri River, an abundance of green space, large properties, and world-class attractions. Golf lovers take note, the Country Club of St. Albans recently completed a $3.5 upgrade to both of its 18-hole golf courses and country club. Oh, and did we mention, both courses continue to be ranked as two of the top 10 courses in Missouri by Golf Digest magazine?

The Top 6 Most Desirable St. Louis Area Communities

4. Affton

Just a 20 minute commute to Downtown St. Louis, Affton is the perfect community for those looking to remain close to the city. Located near Grant’s Farm and Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site, residents enjoy a mixture of green spaces and modern amenities.

The 6 Most Desirable St. Louis Communities

5. Wildwood

Voted the best place to raise a family in Missouri by WalletHub, Wildwood is one of the most sought after communities in the entire state. Wildwood, located in west St. Louis County, is ideal for families looking to make the most of our region’s breathtaking natural beauty, while remaining a short commute from St. Louis City.

The Top 6 Most Desirable St. Louis Area Communities

6. Eureka

As the 2016 winner of USA Today’s Best Small Town in America award due to its spirit of family and togetherness, Eureka is another popular choice for families. With a small-town atmosphere, easy access to the St. Louis metro area, and local amenities, Eureka is a great place to live, work, and raise a family!

So there you go, there’s the top six most desirable locations in the St. Louis area! Fischer & Fritchel is building new home communities in all of the cities mentioned above, so click here if you’re looking for a new home. We also have Move-In Ready homes for sale in nearly all of these communities.

Fischer & Frichtel Unwraps a Brand-New Community in Affton

Categories: F&F Communities in St. Louis County | Posted: December 5, 2017

‘Tis the season…and Fischer & Frichtel has taken the wraps off an early holiday gift for homebuyers in Affton! The legendary homebuilder is pleased to announce the opening of the onsite sales center for The Manors at MacKenzie Valley, an exciting new neighborhood fronting MacKenzie Road opposite Affton High School.

New-home construction has been a rarity in this historic South County area for many years and, as a result, MacKenzie Valley is expected to sell very quickly. Redevelopment of the 7.7-acre site is now underway on property formerly owned by Our Redeemer Church, and plans for the residential enclave include 38 walkout and standard homesites clustered around a single, tree-lined street.

Future residents have an outstanding choice of home designs from Fischer & Frichtel’s fashionable Manor Collection, with prices starting in the mid-$200s. The flexible ranch, story-&-a-half, and 2-story floorplans provide 1,302 to 2,904 square feet of quality-crafted, free-flowing living space and a host of today’s most requested amenities.

Fischer & Frichtel’s longstanding reputation for excellence is well-known to South Countians, and as community sales manager for MacKenzie Valley, Brooke Bailey is familiarizing customers with the firm’s attentive purchase/construction process. Owners are hand-carried every step of the way and assisted by the expert design professionals of Fischer & Frichtel’s Home Center when personalizing their new homes.

Further enhancing MacKenzie Valley’s residential appeal, Affton takes pride in its classic “small town” atmosphere, demonstrating tremendous respect for its local heritage and landmarks. Circumscribed by Interstates 44, 55, and 270, the area is convenient to the abundant shopping, dining, and other commercial facilities lining Watson Road, and activity-packed programs are available to the public at the nearby Affton Ice Rink.

To the west are several of the metro region’s most popular tourist attractions, including Grant’s Farm, Laumeier Sculpture Park, and the Magic House. And for families with children, the Affton 101 School District features primary, elementary, middle, and secondary schools with an excellent student-teacher ratio.

Interested prospects are cordially invited to visit the sales center, which beginning Saturday, December 9 will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Floorplans are available for review, and buyers are encouraged to make their purchase decisions soon, while prime homesite selection and pre-construction prices are still in effect.

Brooke welcomes calls for more information at 314-283-6510. If you are interested in receiving progress updates, please join the Priority List by completing the contact form at http://www.fandfhomes.com/the-manors-at-mackenzie-valley

8 Steps to a New Fischer & Frichtel Home

Categories: Home Buying Tips | Posted: October 26, 2017

 

  Have exciting dreams of moving into your very own brand new home? It’s easier than you may think, and only takes eight simple steps – otherwise known as ‘the experience that Fischer & Frichtel customers rave about’!

Step #1 – Dream Neighborhood

The cliche exists for a reason – location, location, location! The first step to constructing your perfect home is finding the right spot, and we make it easy with fifteen different communities throughout St. Louis County and St. Charles County. So whether you’ve always wanted to live within walking distance to that favorite store of yours, or you want your kids to be in a particular school district, we have the right community for you.

Step #2 – Finding The Right Home

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After you find the community, it’s time to choose your homesite! You’ll meet with our on-site sales manager who will get to know you and your lifestyle – and then together – you’ll decide upon one of our more than thirty available floor plans, as well as any additional features. Your community sales manager will then price out what you have chosen, and modify if necessary, to meet your needs and desires.

Step #3 – Financing

 Work with our preferred lender, Central Bank, or the lender of your choice to learn about your options and get your financing in order. Central Bank has been serving the St. Louis community for over 115 years, and will work with you through every step of the process to make it as simple as possible. They even have a handy online mortgage calculator, which you can find here: https://www.centralbank.net/mortgage-center/mortgage-calculators/

Step #4 – Purchase Agreement

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Now that you’ve picked your community, your homesite, and have your financing set, it’s time to review and sign the purchase agreement. Once you’ve dotted all of the ‘i’s and crossed all of the ’t’s, we’ll get to work on…

Step #5 – Making Your House Your Home

Now is the time to meet with your personal design professional in the Fischer & Frichtel Home Center, and choose the features and finishes that will turn your dream into reality. Your Home Center designer will collaborate with you to express your individuality, from floor to ceiling, wall to wall, inside and out.

Step #6 – Building Your House

It’s time to start building your house. Your Fischer and Frichtel project manager will explain the building process to you step-by-step, take you on a pre-drywall walk-through, and answer any questions and address any concerns you may have about the construction process.

Step #7 – Homeowner Orientation

When your home is complete, our customer service manager will take you on a pre-closing walk-through of your new home, and discuss the use and maintenance of all systems. It’s time to get to work on those invitations for your housewarming party – and get to know your new neighbors!

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Step #8 – Closing

It’s off to the title company for the closing, where a member of our financial team will meet with you and the title company team to review the paperwork with you and record the proper signatures. Then we’ll hand you the keys, and it’s welcome home! But we won’t be saying goodbye. Our outstanding customer service continues for years to come!

Your closing packet will include all the information you will need about your warranty.
Our homes are covered by a 10 year limited warranty through RWC (Residential Warranty Company). During the first and second year, claims are managed by Fischer & Frichtel and/or the contractors who built your home. That is what makes our warranty program unique!

Ready to start the process? Click here to contact us!
http://www.fandfhomes.com/contact-us

Exciting New Details Revealed about The Villages at Brightleaf

Categories: F&F Communities in St. Louis County | Posted: August 25, 2017

The level of excitement was high on August 24 at The Villages at Brightleaf Preview Event, which was held at the Wildwood Hotel. This invitation-only event marked the release of new information about this unique, master-planned, lifestyle-oriented community located at Hwy 100/Manchester Road and Taylor Road in Wildwood, Missouri.

Attendees studied community maps and discussed home styles, floor plans and base pricing with sales and development experts from Fischer & Frichtel and Consort Homes. They also made appointments to discuss pricing and options in detail, so they would be ready to write contracts after the Grand Release on September 9, 2017.

Four distinct villages will feature a different style of single-family homes with various floorplans and price ranges. In the first phase, Fischer & Frichtel will feature the Woodland Collection, including luxurious ranch, 1.5-story, and 2-story designs with open, flexible layouts, dynamic kitchens and luxurious owner’s retreats. Plans range from 2,081 – 3,840 sq. ft., and base prices range from $479,900 – $579,900.

Site development is well underway at The Villages at Brightleaf. Located in the highly sought after Rockwood R-VI School District, it will be a beautiful community with tree-lined streets, sidewalks on both sides, common areas and abundant green space. Homeowners will walk or bike over the new pedestrian bridge or crosswalk to the restaurants, boutiques, grocery store, movie theater, and fitness center at Wildwood Town Center. Miles of walking and biking trails will lead to parks and trails, including Wildwood’s new Community Park and dog park. Playgrounds, picnic areas, equestrian trails and camping will be just minutes away at Babler State Park and the Rockwoods Reservation.

If you would like more detailed information, or to make an appointment with a member of The Villages at Brightleaf sales team, contact Brooke Bailey at bbailey@fandfhomes.com or call her at (314) 283-6510. The Brightleaf sales center is located in Wildwood Town Center, next to Dierbergs: 2474 Taylor Rd., Wildwood, MO 63040.

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Fischer & Frichtel’s Ehlmann Farms Stealing the Show in Weldon Spring

Categories: F&F Communities in St. Charles County | Posted: August 3, 2017

Some neighborhoods have it all – an outstanding location, natural beauty, privacy, and a fabulous selection of today’s finer homes. And that’s exactly what buyers are finding at Ehlmann Farms, Fischer & Frichtel’s 10-home luxury enclave on Sammelmann Road in Weldon Spring.

Ehlmann Farms’ first two owners are now in residence; two more customer-owned homes are going up; and, with construction of a second Showcase inventory home underway, the move-in-ready “Arlington II” ranch has been dramatically reduced in price for quick sale.

Based from $479,900 to $603,900, eight designs from the builder’s top-of-the-line Estate Collection are offered. The various ranch, 1.5-story, and 2-story plans provide 2,220 to 4,109 square feet of lavish living space, include a 3-car side-entry garage, and are loaded with upscale standard amenities. Purchasers are guided through the construction process by the firm’s expert professionals and assisted by the designers of Fischer’s elegant Home Center when adapting plans to suit their personal lifestyles.

For the buyer with no time to build, the owner-ready Arlington II is an incredible value at its sale price of $689,900. This custom-designed ranch backs to two acres of wooded common ground surrounding the development’s historic burl oak tree. The open-concept plan flows freely from the foyer and formal dining room to the soaring great room, deluxe island kitchen, breakfast area, and hearth room, with its floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace.

A full wing is devoted to the sumptuous master retreat and two generous secondary bedrooms, both with walk-in closets and sharing a Jack-&-Jill bath. Other value-enhancing features include an oversize garage, extensive wood flooring, granite kitchen countertops, a deep-pour walkout lower level, and a spacious deck that capitalizes on the gorgeous views.

Ehlmann Farms’ four remaining homesites all exceed a half-acre, allowing for plenty of space between homes. Two are walkouts, and two are lookout cul-de-sac sites. Currently under construction is a
“Durham II” Showcase ranch, projected for completion in the fall and priced in the mid-$670s.

The scenic neighborhood is superbly located close to Pitman Hill Road and south of the 364/Highway 94 juncture, with direct access to I-64/40. An added attraction, development of St. Charles County’s newest park is in progress at the nearby Kisker/Pitman Hill intersection and planned to include a host of recreational facilities, from trails and stocked lakes to an inclusive playground and off-leash dog park.

For more information about Ehlmann Farms, or any of our other wonderful communities, contact Brooke Bailey at bbailey@fandfhomes.com or 314-283-6510.

With Interest Rates Still Low, Is Now the Right Time to Build Your New Home?

Categories: Home Buying Tips | Posted: June 20, 2017
Family unpacking boxes in their new home

Selecting the right mortgage lender and loan is a key step to your new home.

The American Dream is to own a home of your own – one that fits your lifestyle and your family. Nothing fits the bill like a new home designed for the way you live, with products new and under warranty, and with design options and upgrades that you select to match your taste.

For most buyers, a big part of making their dream a reality is financing.  Where are interest rates currently? Is now the right time to build your dream home?

Over the last ten years, interest rates on 30 year fixed-rate home mortgages have dropped from a high of 6.49 percent in September 2006 to a low of 3.55 percent in September 2016.  With growth in the economy, the Federal Reserve has begun to slowly raise interest rates. However, by historical standards, mortgage rates are still very attractive.

What do lower interest rates mean for you? It means that now is a great time to buy – and you can get more house for your money.

Here’s an example: Monthly payments (principal and interest) with a 3.9 percent interest rate on a $200,000 mortgage would be $943.  If rates increase by one point to 4.9 percent, the monthly payment would increase to $1,061.  Rates fluctuate, so be sure to get the latest quote, but it’s easy to see the advantages of lower rates.

Finding the Right Builder – and the Right Mortgage Lender – Makes All the Difference

With Fischer & Frichtel, you’ve found the right builder. Selecting the right lender and the right type of financing for your needs is also important.

How to proceed? Use helpful online tools. Talk with mortgage professionals. Ask questions. Your choices – including 30 year or 15 year fixed mortgages or adjustable rate mortgages may first seem daunting. However, online tools and mortgage professionals can answer your questions, explain your options, and help you quickly zero in on the best mortgage for your needs.

At Fisher & Frichtel, our preferred mortgage lender is Central Bank.  Why?  They have a strong local presence across the St. Louis area. They’re an integral part of the community because they live and work here.  Local lending decisions are made here, by people who know our community.

The team at Central Bank makes it easy. A mortgage calculator can help you understand the monthly cost of options you’re considering. Central Bank provides an excellent tool at their website here. You can apply and get preapproved online, which means you get your preapproval letter more quickly.  You know from the start how much home you can afford and what your fees are and what the process is. Their website offers an extensive Mortgage Information Center, where you can find answers to most of your questions, including:

  • How much home can you afford
  • Mortgage amortization
  • Mortgage comparisons
  • Homebuying checklists
  • Loan options

Now’s the Time

Building and financing a new home should be enjoyable and stress-free. The team at Fischer & Frichtel and Central Bank can help you every step of the way. To get started, contact Brooke Bailey at bbailey@fandfhomes.com or 314-283-6510.

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Wakefield Forest-A Private Community for Upscale Homebuyers in Wildwood

Categories: F&F Communities in St. Louis County | Posted: June 1, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Did you know that Wildwood has only been a city since 1995, and that its residents are rigorously protective of its natural beauty? Once known as Meramec Township, this vibrant area is now Missouri’s third largest municipality. Wildwood has rapidly become one of the region’s most scenic and enviable places to live, with outstanding schools, parks, recreational trails, and Wildwood Town Center—a mecca of dining, shopping and entertainment.

Less than five minutes from Wildwood Town Center, Fischer & Frichtel has created Wakefield Forest, a magnificently wooded enclave of just seven homesites ranging in size from three to 12-plus acres. Illustrating the appeal of this tranquil, cul-de-sac oasis, the first customer-owned home is already under construction, and the spectacular “Arlington II” display is now open for touring daily.

Wakefield Forest offers seven expansive designs from the renowned homebuilder’s high-end Estate Collection, with prices starting from $599,900. Among the many luxury features included with all homes are 3-car side-entry garages, stylish brick-&-stone elevations, James Hardie cement siding, and deluxe kitchens arrayed with granite countertops, designer cabinetry, stainless appliances, and double ovens.

Wakefield Forest’s gorgeous surroundings are an inspirational setting for buyers hoping to build that one-of-a-kind luxury home. Better yet, assisted by the builder’s professional design team, owners can adapt any plan to express their individuality.

On display and specially priced at $749,900, the Arlington II showcases a variety of the possible options. The fireside hearth room of this stunning open-concept ranch has been expanded and repositioned at the side of the home, bringing the total living space to 3,017 square feet. The main-floor bonus room is equally suitable for a study or fourth bedroom; a spacious composite deck provides glorious views of the 3.65-acre site; and the huge walk-out lower level offers endless possibilities for future completion.

Hardwood flooring blankets the main-level activity areas, and the custom kitchen features an oversize island with overhang, crown molding, decorative cabinet end panels, and convenient pull-outs. Adding glamor to the Arlington II’s opulent master bath are a freestanding tub and a walk-in shower with seat and dry-off area.

A bit hard to find, but well worth a visit, Wakefield Forest is located off Highway 100, 1.5 miles west of Highway 109. Turn right on Lynda Jane Lane, and veer left immediately on Wakefield Farm Road. Please visit the display office, which is open daily 11am – 5pm, or call 636-273-1102.

Fischer & Frichtel Carpenters Spend Their Free Time Building a Playhouse to Benefit the March of Dimes

Categories: Fun & Philanthropy | Posted: April 26, 2017

Fischer & Frichtel is the Platinum sponsor of the 2017 March of Dimes March for Babies, which will take place in Forest Park on April 29. This 2-mile charity walk is designed to benefit the March of Dimes, a wonderful organization that funds scientific research to prevent premature birth, birth defects and infant loss.

To honor the event, employees of the Fischer & Frichtel Carpentry division decided to build a dream playhouse– an adorable 8-foot-by-10-foot playhouse with a 4-foot porch, which will be raffled off, with 100% of the proceeds going to the March of Dimes.

Designed by Vice President of Fischer & Frichtel Carpentry Specialties, Donny Bethmann (and his 9-year-old daughter), and built by the Fischer & Frichtel carpentry team, the colorful appearance of the playhouse was inspired by the villas at The Villages of Provence community.

“The colors of the playhouse are very reminiscent of the homes, but the door is bright purple, which is an ode to our organization – it’s our color,” said Stacy Abeles, executive director of market development at March of Dimes. “It’s just a way to tie our mission into what it is they do, which is build homes for families.”

This one-of-a-kind playhouse includes spindled railing, a vaulted ceiling and a paneled exterior. You may have seen it featured on the Fischer & Frichtel float at the Cottleville St. Patrick’s Day Parade, then on tour around some of F&F’s communities, wrapping up this week at the Reserve at Brook Hill in St. Charles.

“The Playhouse was a labor of love for our team,” said Bethmann. “We know it will bring smiles to the faces of kids who play in it. It’s also built with the same care and attention to detail that define every home we build, right down to the Tyvek house wrap, windows and sidings in our homes.”

The carpentry team contributed free time to building the home – more than 100 hours were donated, along with the materials donated by Fischer & Frichtel subcontractors. Foremen Spencer Schukar and Ray Boyd helped manage the team of 30 people. “We have a great crew of employees when it comes to building for a good cause,” Bethmann added.

The March of Dimes staff expressed their gratitude toward the Fischer & Frichtel construction crew and their efforts on the playhouse, which they said exceeded their expectations. “The team at Fischer & Frichtel spent an exorbitant amount of time planning and executing the build for this playhouse,” Abeles said. “It really is a replication of the quality product that they put in their communities. … We are exceedingly grateful for their generosity and the time and talent it took to build this playhouse.”

Raffle tickets for the playhouse will be sold at the March for Babies event on April 29 or online at: www.marchofdimes.org/events/fandfplayhouse. The winning ticket will be announced on Tuesday, May 2, 2017.

Funds raised by the March for Babies are a lifeline for infants in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU), connecting them with critical care they desperately need.

Last year, the organization funded research grants in the U.S. totaling nearly $24 million. To learn about the March of Dimes, please visit: www.marchofdimes.org.

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Where Does St. Louis Rank? Top 10 Lists – Part 1

Categories: Live-Work-Play | Posted: March 23, 2017
St. Louis a Top 10 City

St. Louis ranks among the top cities in the nation for many reasons. Find out why in Part One of this two-part series.

Think you know St. Louis? Did you know that our city ranks in the Top 10 on ten impressive lists? Some of these rankings you likely know – and agree with. Other St. Louis Top 10’s may surprise you.

Each of these Top 10 rankings underscores why Fischer & Frichtel has been proud to build thousands of new homes for local homebuyers and families across the St. Louis area since 1945. Which of these Top 10 mentions is your favorite?

Top Rising U.S. Cities Where Home Ownership is Affordable – Curbed.com

Curbed.com, a leading real estate website, cited St. Louis’ billion-dollar construction boom that includes Ballpark Village. Curbed also cited our 7 percent appreciation in home prices year over year, the area’s 13 percent growth in Millennial population, and our great suburban and downtown neighborhoods.

Learn about great homes in St. Louis: http://www.curbed.com/2016/12/13/13924116/affordable-cities-us-homeownership-san-antonio-jacksonville-provo-durham

Best Cities to Work in 2017 – ZipRecruiter.com

A leading employment website, ZipRecruiter.com ranked St. Louis seventh in the nation among major American cities for job seekers. There are 1.12 jobs available in St. Louis for every jobseeker. Abundant local jobs help make owning a home, as Curbed.com attests, attainable in St. Louis.

Learn about our plentiful jobs at: https://www.ziprecruiter.com/blog/2017-the-year-of-the-job-seeker/

Best Little Italy’s in America – Afar.com

Many longtime St. Louisans – and even newcomers to our area – are discerning patrons of The Hill, often with passionate opinions on which restaurant offers the best food. It’s great to see Afar, a hip national travel magazine and website, rank St. Louis as one of the nation’s best Little Italy neighborhoods.

“The Hill is one of the best places in the country to get authentic and innovative Italian cuisine,” Afar stated. “Mama’s On the Hill claims to have invented toasted ravioli. It’s said that Yogi Berra, one of The Hill’s own residents, is quoted to have said ‘nobody goes there anymore, it’s too crowded’ about Rigazzi’s, a popular pizza-and-beer joint.”

Bring your appetite to read this list: http://www.afar.com/magazine/the-best-little-italys-to-visit-across-the-us

10 Best Ballparks in America – FoxSports.com

Is there a better place to go after a great meal on The Hill than Busch Stadium?

The old stadium has its diehard fans – and perhaps you’re lucky enough to have purchased one of the stadium seats for your home. As iconic as Busch Memorial Stadium was – including 96 arches that echoed the city’s famed Gateway Arch – it’s hard to deny the appeal of our current stadium, and all of the attractions of Ballpark Village across the street.

“The handsome brick exterior, the friendliest ushers ever, the views of the city, the ability to watch the game from the sidewalk outside, and the mix of old and new that typify the contemporary class of parks all make (Busch Stadium) a great venue,” said Fox Sports.

Get on base at great ballparks here: http://www.foxsports.com/mlb/lists/major-league-baseball-10-best-ballparks-051410

The next time you tell someone that St. Louis is your home, do so knowing that our area has made many of the nation’s Top 10 Lists. Ready for more? Check out Part 2 of our article to see other St. Louis Top 10 rankings.

If you’re ready to consider a new home in the beautiful suburbs of St. Louis – cited by the experts at Curbed.com cited for quality, affordable homes – contact Brooke Bailey at bbailey@fandfhomes.com.

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Where Does St. Louis Rank? Top 10 Lists – Part 2

Categories: Live-Work-Play | Posted: March 22, 2017
Graphic of St. Louis Top 10 City Lists

These Top Ten Lists show that St. Louis is a world-class city. See where we rank in Part Two of this article.

Think you know St. Louis? Part One of our article explored four Top 10 Lists that have honored our city.

Here are five more Top 10 Lists that have recognized St. Louis. Each offers another reason why we’re proud to call the St. Louis area home – and proud to have earned the trust of families to build thousands of new homes across our area over more than 70 years.

Top 10 Tourist Attractions in the U.S. – USA Travel and About.com

Instantly recognizable around the world, the unquestioned symbol of St. Louis is the Gateway Arch. The 630-foot tall arch frames a stunning view of the Old Courthouse and the Mississippi River.

Designed by legendary architect Eero Saarinen, the Gateway Arch is a shining steel symbol of the westward expansion of the United States. The tram ride to the top (closed for repairs until late April) is a rite of passage for school-age children. If you’ve not been to the top of the world’s tallest arch, it should be on your list.

Learn more about the Arch and the surrounding National Expansion Memorial Park at USA Travel: http://usatravel.about.com/od/Top-Attractions/ss/Top-Attractions-In-The-Usa.htm#step10.

#1 Best Place in America to Get Real Frozen Custard – Real Simple

Eighty years ago, a man named Ted Drewes made the logical leap from playing championship tennis to creating the finest frozen custard in the world. His firm then expanded into selling Christmas trees.

For decades, this unlikely pairing of Dutchman Treats and blue spruce trees has led crowds to the distinctive, white gingerbread stores on South Grand and Chippewa. How do you know their frozen custard is the best? The taste says it all, of course. Your server may also flip your custard cup upside down to demonstrate the creamy consistency of this irresistible treat.

Whether you sit on a bench outside, or the hood of your car, you’ll be in great company as you savor the finest concretes, shakes and floats in the world.

To see how simple it was for the editors of Real Simple to rank Ted Drewes #1, visit: https://www.realsimple.com/work-life/travel/destinations/frozen-custard

The 10 Best Science Centers – Parents Magazine

The most-visited science center in the world is in Forest Park. Since it opened as a planetarium in 1963, the St. Louis Science Center has grown to encompass more than 750 exhibits.

More than 1 million visitors a year experience the 300,000 square foot center. Where to start? The editors of Parents Magazine suggest The Discovery Room. It’s loaded with more than 50 great activities for kids – including Makerspace, where kids can create an object and see if it will float or fly, and a Life Science Center, where they can unravel the secrets of their DNA.

Get more tips for parents on sharing the Science Center with your kids at: http://www.parents.com/fun/vacation/us-destinations/best-science-centers/?slideId=39881

America’s Most-Visited Zoos – Travel & Leisure

With three million visitors a year, the Saint Louis Zoo is the third most-visited zoo in the nation. Take the train or stroll beneath the trees among six Zoo Zones that include River’s Edge, The Wild and Red Rocks.

Stars of the show include the major species you’d expect – plus lesser-known animals that offer a lesson is spelling, as well as wildlife. Don’t miss the giraffes, gazelles and penguins, of course, but leave time to get to know the capybaras, takins, okapis and bantengs.

Thanks to sponsors and public funding, most areas of the zoo offer free admission. Before you don your safari suit, see what the experts at Travel & Leisure have to say about our hometown, world-class zoo: http://www.travelandleisure.com/slideshows/americas-most-visited-zoos/3

Top 10 “Foodie Cities” in the Nation – Wallethub Survey, Reported by Riverfront Times

If your quest has taken you to these St. Louis Top 10 attractions – and it’s been a while since you downed that Crater Copernicus at Ted Drewes on your way from the Zoo to the Science Center – odds are good you’ve worked up a healthy appetite.

Fear not! The clever folks at Wallethub.com ranked the Top 10 Foodie Cities in the nation. You’re at the crossroads of taste, quality and accessibility. With a very precise rating of 67.00, St. Louis scored the seventh spot on their list of top towns to tuck into a plate of great grub.

Check out the story from our friends at Riverfront Times – and happy eating! http://www.riverfronttimes.com/foodblog/2016/10/11/st-louis-is-one-of-the-top-10-foodie-cities-in-the-nation-study-says

There you have it, Top 10’s that prove what we’ve always known: St. Louis is a world-class city and we’re lucky to call it home. If you missed Part One of this article, check out the rest of our town’s Top 10’s at: http://fandfhomes.com/blog/where-does-our-city-rank-st-louis-top-10-lists-part-1/.

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Building Hope for Babies: Fischer & Frichtel Sponsoring 2017 “March for Babies–St. Louis”

Categories: Fun & Philanthropy | Posted: March 14, 2017

Fischer & Frichtel carpenters building the Dream Playhouse,
to be raffled off for the “March for Babies.”

For more than seven decades, Fischer & Frichtel has been investing in the future of St. Louis, building thousands of homes for families throughout the metro region.

This year, the respected homebuilder is taking an even more personal approach to the Gateway City’s future generations, serving as Platinum Sponsor for the 2017 March of Dimes “March for Babies–St. Louis.”  And it’s a collaboration that seems almost predestined.

In 1947, Dr. Jonas Salk began his research to develop a polio vaccine, funded by the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, which ultimately evolved into the organization known today as the March of Dimes. At the very same time, Fischer & Frichtel had begun building its first homes in the St. Louis area.

In the ensuing decades, the foundation shifted its research focus to birth defects, premature birth, infant mortality, and a host of other perinatal factors affecting the health of infants, becoming “the champion for all babies.”  Meanwhile, Fischer & Frichtel was rapidly expanding, building neighborhood after neighborhood, and becoming a leader in the local building industry.

Throughout its 70-year history, the company has supported numerous charitable endeavors, with a particular emphasis on those dedicated to improving the lives of children.  When recently approached by a March of Dimes representative, CEO John Fischer was eager to learn how his firm might participate in this year’s “March for Babies–St. Louis,” to be held on April 29 in Forest Park.

To familiarize Fischer and CMO Kari Fischer with the impact of this event, a tour of the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at St. Louis Children’s Hospital was arranged.  The tour was conducted by Dr. F. Sessions Cole, chief medical officer, newborn medicine director, and a member of the national March of Dimes board of trustees, and Lori Goser, NICU Family Support Program Coordinator/Site Manager.

Thoroughly impressed, Fischer committed his firm as the Platinum Sponsor for 2017.  Equally enthusiastic, company employees will join the 2K fundraising walk, and teams representing the office, sales, and construction staffs are currently competing to raise the most funds for this worthy cause.  Donations to support any of these teams can be made online, or individuals can create a team of their own with a personal page on the “March for Babies” website.

In addition, Fischer & Frichtel is building a “Dream Playhouse,” which will be raffled off and displayed on a float in the Cottleville St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 11.  After the parade, the playhouse will be on display in various Fischer communities for several weeks, then at the March site in Forest Park on April 29.

Raffle tickets may be purchased online through May 1, at $5 per ticket or five tickets for $20, with all proceeds going to the March of Dimes.  The winning ticket will be drawn and announced at the company headquarters in Chesterfield on May 2.

For complete details on the “March for Babies,” opportunities to donate, and raffle tickets for the Dream Playhouse, you are cordially invited to visit this page here on our website, fandfhomes.com.

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Plat Maps and Floor Plans Revealed at the Warwick on White Road Preview Event

Categories: F&F Communities in St. Louis County | Posted: March 3, 2017
Warwick on White Road new home community preview event Fischer & Frichtel St. Louis MO

Customers on the Warwick Priority List explore homesite options with Fischer & Frichtel sales and development experts.

The anticipation generated over the last two months for our “coming soon” community, Warwick on White Road, turned to excitement at Wednesday night’s Preview Event. This rare opportunity for new construction—a view-packed enclave in an outstanding location—is located just north of Conway Road in Chesterfield.

Customers at this invitation-only event at Forest Hills Country Club in Chesterfield became the first to see the layout of the subdivision and discuss the homesites in detail with our sales and development experts. As members of the Warwick “Priority List,” they were also invited to attend the “Grand Release” event, when the community opens for sales on Saturday, March 18.

In the meantime, customers made appointments to meet with Warwick Sales Manager John Fister. They will use these appointments to obtain pricing on specific floor plans and options and be ready to write contracts at the Grand Release event. Customers may select from ranch, 1.5-story and 2-story homes with front-entry garage from Fischer & Frichtel’s Estate Collection. Base prices range from $654,900 – $759,900.

John Fischer of Fischer & Frichtel Homes discusses plans for his new community Warwick on White Road in Chesterfield MO

John Fischer discusses plans for his company’s newest community, Warwick on White Road.

Site development is well underway in this intimate enclave of 10 homesites with beautiful views, a single entrance and a cul-de-sac. Homesite choices include standard, partial walkout, lookout and partial lookout sites.

Floorplans range from 2,081 to 3,840 sq. ft. and feature functional use of space, free-flowing layouts and flexible configurations for a variety of lifestyles. These homes will include dynamic kitchens, sumptuous owner’s retreats and an exceptional set of price-included features.

Due to the limited number of homesites, this sought-after community is expected to sell out very quickly. If you are interested in joining the Priority List or making an appointment with the sales manager, please contact Brooke Bailey at bbailey@fandfhomes.com or call (314) 283-6510.

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Why Do So Many Buyers Prefer a New Home?

Categories: Home Buying Tips | Posted: February 17, 2017
buying a new home

Open great rooms and kitchens reflect the way we live today. Shown: Parker model at the Miralago Estates community in Cottleville, Mo.

Buying a new home is an exciting journey. It starts with finding the “right” community, selecting a floor plan that fits your lifestyle, and personalizing your home with options and upgrades that express your unique style. It’s quite rewarding to see your new home come to life.

Buying a new home also has some very practical benefits that homebuyers say are equally important. A survey of homebuyers by Builders Digital Experience (BDX), a leading group of builders, found that many homebuyers cite four reasons why they prefer a new home. Fischer & Frichtel buyers agree. So, what do they say are the major benefits of a new home?

1.) Peace of Mind – A New Home Costs Less to Maintain

Homeowners who have purchased a new home often report that it is much less expensive to maintain. A new home – and its key components – are all new, under warranty, and likely to deliver many years of service. In an older home, the cost to repair or replace your roof, heating and cooling system, or remodel an out-of-date kitchen or bath can be very high.

However, it’s not just the money you save. Buyers of new homes say that they have their weekends back. They spend their time with family and friends doing what they love instead of waiting for repair professionals or tackling fix-it projects.

2.) New Home – New Technology

With decades of experience as St. Louis’ leading home builder, Fischer & Frichtel uses proven building methods combined with some of the latest technology to ensure our new homes meet the highest and most current quality and building standards.

In the world of building science, talented engineers, architects and designers ensure that windows, doors, heating systems and insulation are extremely energy efficient. These advanced components mean better indoor air quality (a blessing if you or a family member have allergies or asthma) and a draft-free, comfortable home.

Thanks to advances in science, building codes, products and materials, and technology, new homes are new and improved.

3.) Suit Your Needs, Lifestyle and Personal Taste

Whether it’s two stories or single story, a study, a media room or an extra bedroom you favor, new home buyers don’t have to make compromises — they make choices. Owners of resale homes must adapt to what’s already there. When you purchase a new home, you’ll select a home that meets your needs and lifestyle, not the desires of the previous owner.

At Fischer & Frichtel, we work hard to understand today’s homebuyers. Our buyers may want an open floor plan that makes living and entertaining easy. They may want a quiet study that makes it easier to work from home. They may want a master bedroom near a young child’s bedroom – or they may prefer to be a comfortable distance from a teenager’s room. A new home allows you to make those lifestyle choices.

4.) New Homes Save Energy

Our buyers tell us that having a more energy efficient home is important because it’s cheaper to heat and cool than a resale home. New homes are the energy-efficient choice for homeowners because they have the benefit of the latest advances in heating, cooling, and insulation, low-e (low emissivity) windows, and energy-saving appliances.

Are you ready to enjoy the many advantages of a new home? Contact Brooke Bailey at bbailey@fandfhomes.com to start your new home journey.

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Fischer & Frichtel Reveals New Prestige Location in West County

Categories: F&F Communities in St. Louis County | Posted: February 1, 2017

Logo for Warwick on White Road new home community by Fischer & Frichtel in Chesterfield MOLuxury home buyers will soon have the choice of another enviable Fischer & Frichtel neighborhood in West County. Site development is now underway for Warwick on White Road, a view-packed, cul-de-sac enclave located just north of Conway Road in Chesterfield, MO.

Sales will begin shortly, but due to the limited number of homesites, Warwick is expected to sell out very quickly.  As a result, interested prospects are encouraged to register for up-to-date reports on the community’s progress, here on our website or by calling 314-283-6510.  Registrants will also be invited to a gala preview event, hosted by Fischer & Frichtel and planned for early February.

Warwick joins Fischer & Frichtel’s selection of prestigious neighborhoods in the County, including Wakefield Forest, situated 1.5 miles west of Highway 109 in Wildwood.  This lushly wooded haven features seven homesites, all exceeding three acres, and the firm’s fashionable Estate Collection, starting from $599,900.  A newly-completed “Arlington II” is available for immediate move-in and specially priced at $769,900.  This expansive 3-bedroom ranch has a main-floor bonus room suitable for a fourth bedroom or study and, like all Estate designs, includes a 3-car side-entry garage and a host of lavish interior/exterior appointments.

Off Highway 109, mere minutes from Wildwood Town Center, the Estates at Deer Hollow is racing to close-out.  The 1.5-story “Wyndham” display is now for sale at $750,000, and two move-in-ready “Durham II” ranches have been reduced to $579,900 and $587,900.   Private and spectacularly wooded, Deer Hollow’s homesites vary from three to seven acres, and base prices range from the $420s to $540s.

New to St. Albans, Village View offers luxury villa owners a country club lifestyle, gorgeous scenery, and finely crafted, detached 2-bedroom ranches from $419,900.  Highlights include 2- or 3-car garages, sumptuous main-floor master retreats, deluxe amenities, optional finished lower levels, and provided yard maintenance.  Final touches are now being applied to a Move-in-Ready “Campton,” offered for $670,514 – with a finished lower level!

In Eureka, Fischer & Frichtel’s homesites in the Manors of Pevely Farms average an acre in size.  The various 1.5-story and ranch designs start from $589,900, and finished lower levels are included in the price of all ranch plans.  Ready for immediate possession is a 4-bedroom “Arlington II” ranch, priced at $750,000.

A rare opportunity for new construction in Town and Country, Pinetree Addition offers three spacious, wooded custom sites and homes from $749,900 in the gated Pinetree community just north of I-64/40 and west of Mason Road.

For complete details on these neighborhoods – or to join the interest list for Warwick on White Road, please email bbailey@fandfhomes.com.

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Fischer & Frichtel Offers Luxury Homes on Large Wooded Sites in Two Prime St. Charles County Locations

Categories: F&F Communities in St. Charles County | Posted: January 20, 2017

Ehlmann Farms Fischer & Frichtel

Several factors top the list of “must-haves” for shoppers ready to build a luxury home, starting with a preferred location and a highly respected homebuilder. Then come the countless assets that ensure the lasting value of any new home, from an attractive neighborhood to a beautiful homesite, nearby amenities, and top-ranked schools.

An industry leader for more than 70 years, Fischer & Frichtel designs all of its quality communities to meet – and exceed! – customer expectations, and two of the firm’s neighborhoods in St. Charles County are standouts. Among the newest is Ehlmann Farms (314-490-8429), a prestigious 10-homesite enclave on Sammelmann Road in Weldon Spring. Indicative of Ehlmann Farm’s appeal, the first owners are already in residence, another customer-owned home is nearing completion, and the first Quick Move-In home is scheduled for delivery in mid-January.

Scenic and private, the wooded, cul-de-sac neighborhood showcases an outstanding selection of home settings, ranging from one-half to nearly a full acre, and eight sophisticated Estate Collection designs starting from $479,900. Three-car garages and dozens of deluxe features are standard, and certain sites include a circle drive. Commuters have easy access to the County’s major thoroughfares; public education is provided by the award-winning Francis Howell School District; and plans are under consideration for a proposed, amenity-packed, 120-acre park at the nearby intersection of Pitman Hill and Kisker Roads.

On Wilmer Road in Wentzville, sales are now underway in Fischer’s final phase at Wilmer Valley (636-332-3077). This tranquil and incredibly picturesque 96-acre development is characterized by rolling hills, gently curving streets, abundant greenspace, walking trails, and a shimmering lake.

Clustered around a private cul-de-sac, the final 26 homesites range up to 3/4-acre, and many back to lush woods and common ground – perfect settings for eight fashionable Classic Collection plans, based from the $280s to $380s. Buyers hoping to launch 2017 in a brand-new home will find a move-in-ready 3-bedroom “Durham II” ranch, just reduced to $367,900 and including a 3-car garage, fabulous designer appointments, and a fully-sodded walk-out homesite. By mid-January, a gorgeous “Carver” two-story with three bedrooms and a 3-car garage, $390,939, will also be owner-ready.

Although a world apart from the hustle and bustle of its vibrant municipality, Wilmer Valley is just minutes from the juncture of I-70 and I-64/40, Wentzville Parkway’s innumerable commercial complexes, and highly rated Wentzville public schools.

For more on these exceptional Fischer & Frichtel neighborhoods, please e-mail Brooke Bailey at bbailey@fandfhomes.com.

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Fischer & Frichtel’s Luxury Home Sales Booming in St. Charles County

Categories: F&F Communities in St. Charles County | Posted: October 10, 2016
Two-story great room new home built by Fischer & Frichtel in the Wyndgate oaks community in O'Fallon MO

A soaring great room in a new home built by Fischer & Frichtel in Wyndgate Oaks in O’Fallon, MO

It’s been a busy summer for Jim Horton, veteran community sales manager with Fischer & Frichtel.  Horton assists customers in two of the prominent homebuilder’s upscale neighborhoods in St. Charles County and also works with custom clients planning to build in the surrounding area.

Describing the burst of activity at Wyndgate Oaks in O’Fallon, Horton reports, “We recently opened our final phase in Wyndgate, and it’s already one-third sold.  All of our Showcase Inventories have been purchased in the past 30 days, and we’re about to start two more that will be move-in-ready by early spring.”

Located off Highway N, the master-planned Wyndgate development is known for its resort-like atmosphere, offering a host of recreational amenities that range from swim and sports complexes to an onsite daycare center.  Wyndgate Oaks’ final section features the largest homesites anywhere in the vicinity and eight fabulous designs from Fischer’s Heritage Collection, starting in the upper $390s.  The Reserve, a private enclave of three homesites up to 5-plus acres in size, features the builder’s spectacular Estate Collection, base-priced from $599,900 to $689,900.

Through October 31, purchasers in Wyndgate Oaks can also take advantage of Fischer’s special “Load It Up” promotion, glamorizing their new homes with up to $25,000 worth of free deluxe options!

At Ehlmann Farms, a prestigious 10-homesite haven on Sammelmann Road in Weldon Spring, the first customer-owned residence is nearing completion; another is scheduled to start shortly; and a Showcase “Arlington II” ranch, $723,665, will be available for move-in by the end of the year.

Wonderfully private, this picturesque cul-de-sac community enjoys outstanding access to the County’s major thoroughfares and spotlights eight exquisitely appointed Estate designs, starting from $479,900.  All include a 3-car side-entry garage, and certain sites include a circle drive, further enhancing their curb appeal.  Ehlmann Farms buyers are also eligible for the valuable “Load It Up” incentive through October, and sales are being conducted from Wyndgate Oaks.

Custom home buyers have been flocking to Fischer & Frichtel in recent weeks, as well.  “Now that the economy has rebounded, people who own acreage in this area are ready to start building,” Horton explained.  Clients choose from a vast array of portfolio plans from Fischer’s fashionable Heritage, Estate, and Signature Collections and are assisted every step of the way by a team of skilled professionals to design a home that meets their unique requirements.

For more details on these exceptional ownership opportunities, contact Horton, 636-625-0376, or visit fandfhomes.com.

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Fischer Has Luxury Ranches for Quick Move-In in 3 West County Locations

Categories: F&F Communities in St. Louis County | Posted: June 3, 2016

West County Homes

A brand-new luxury home … ready for prompt move-in … in a choice of prime West County locations. An impossible dream? Not for Fischer & Frichtel customers!

The legendary homebuilder has four spectacular Showcase Inventories, either completed or nearing completion, in three of the county’s most scenic neighborhoods. All are custom versions of ranch plans from Fischer’s top-of-the-line design collections.

Off Highway 109, six miles west of Wildwood Town Center, buyers-in-a-hurry can choose from two sophisticated residences in The Estates at Deer Hollow, where only a handful of homesites are still available. Both are variations of the 3-bedroom “Durham II” plan, priced in the upper $500s, situated on huge wooded homesites, and lavished with premium features, including wood flooring, volume ceilings, designer kitchens, opulent master baths, stunning hearth room fireplaces, and 3-car auto court garages.

Owner-ready on a 4.99-acre walk-out site, one Durham II provides 2,442 square feet of living space. Scheduled for completion in early June on nearly 4.4 acres, the other encompasses 2,506 square feet and features an expanded great room.

In nearby Wakefield Forest, Fischer is putting the final touches to the community’s first Showcase Inventory. Offered for $801,167, this imposing custom ranch is an expanded “Arlington II” with over 3,000 square feet, a three-car side-entry garage, study/bonus room, designer kitchen, and a spacious composite deck. Other highlights include wood flooring, a fireside hearth room positioned off the side of the home, and a freestanding tub and walk-in shower with a seat and dry-off area in the opulent master bath. Only five open homesites — all heavily wooded and exceeding three acres — remain in this intimate Wildwood enclave, where prices start from $599,900.

Directly accessible to I-44, only five minutes from Highway 141, The Manors of Pevely Farms marked Fischer & Frichtel’s return to the historic golf/residential community last year. Since then, this gated haven has become a preferred destination for buyers seeking a magnificent setting and relaxed resort lifestyle for their dream homes.

Move-in-ready on a one-acre site backing to the course is a fabulous Arlington II with a three-car side-entry garage, volume ceilings, wood flooring, custom finishes, three bedrooms on the main level, and a tall-pour, walk-out lower level finished with a recreation room, fourth bedroom, and third full bath — all for $781,404.

Based at Deer Hollow, Kristy Roderick is a sales manager for all three communities. She welcomes calls at 636-273-1102 or 314-393-9526, and complete details are posted online, fandfhomes.com.

Fischer & Frichtel’s Reserve at Brook Hill Off to a Flying Start in St. Charles

Categories: F&F Communities in St. Charles County | Posted: May 4, 2016

Fischer & Frictel Manor Collection new home Brook Hill community St. Charles MOFischer’s 2-story Manor Collection available at Brook Hill and on display at Miralago Manors.

On April 13, more than 60 groups attended a private preview event hosted by Fischer & Frichtel at Bogey Hills Country Club. The invited guests had registered for advance information on The Reserve at Brook Hill, a brand-new Fischer neighborhood about to be unveiled in St. Charles City. And the attendees were clearly impressed!

When Brook Hill opened for pre-sales on April 23, eager buyers had “camped out” for as long as 23 hours to be among the first to claim their homesites. Twelve homes – nearly 25 percent of this exciting new community! – were sold on opening weekend, and more customers are scheduling appointments to make their purchase decisions.

So, what’s the explanation for The Reserve at Brook Hill’s instant success? First, there’s the community’s phenomenal location off Hackmann Road, inside the city limits and just west of Wapelhorst Park, with easy access to Highway 94 and the Page Extension. In addition, move-up buyers from the immediate area are thoroughly familiar with Fischer & Frichtel’s reputation for craftsmanship, since Brook Hill is in close proximity to Spring Mill, now sold out and one of the most celebrated neighborhoods in Fischer’s history.

Development of the Brook Hill site is well underway, and construction of customer-owned homes will begin in early to mid-summer. The neighborhood is self-contained and planned for a total of 51 homesites, arranged around a single boulevard that culminates in a large oval cul-de-sac.

Two of Fischer’s top-selling design portfolios are being offered. Preview priced from $264,900, the Manor Collection features seven fashionable ranch, 1.5-story, and 2-story plans with 1678 to 2904 square feet of living space. Base prices for the eight luxurious Heritage Collection designs range from $364,900 to $449,900, and floorplans provide up to 3840 square feet.

All 25 homesites in the tree-lined Manor section can accommodate an optional 3-car garage, and additional trees will be planted to further enhance the streetscape as construction progresses. Varying from 1/4- to 1/3-plus-acre, the 26 walk-out, lookout, and ingrade home settings in the Heritage section all allow for a price-included 3-car garage.

Sales for The Reserve at Brook Hill are being conducted from Fischer’s nearby Miralago community, where displays are open for viewing. For information on Manor designs, call 636-875-7416, for Heritage plans, 314-458-8940; or visit fandfhomes.com for complete details.

Home Sales Flourishing in Three Upscale Fischer & Frichtel Communities

Categories: F&F Communities in St. Charles County | Posted: March 30, 2016

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Responsible for three of Fischer & Frichtel’s most fashionable neighborhoods, community sales manager Jim Horton has scarcely had time to breathe since the first of the year.  Horton’s information center is located at Wyndgate Oaks in O’Fallon, where the former display model was recently purchased and a magnificent new display grand opened in February.

Introduction of the 1.5-story “Wyndham” display also signaled the opening of Fischer’s final phase in the master-planned Wyndgate development.  Located off Highway N, the community is known for its resort-like lifestyle, which offers residents a host of recreational amenities including 55 acres of wooded common ground, a swim complex, several parks and playgrounds, a sports court, 3-acre lake, walking/biking trails, and an onsite daycare center.

Wyndgate Oaks’ final section features the largest homesites anywhere in the immediate area – all extra-wide to accommodate standard 3-car garages.  Most are wooded, affording considerable privacy, and the generous backyards allow for sizable outdoor living spaces and/or swimming pools.

Base prices for Fischer’s 8-design Heritage Collection range from $389,900 to $474,900, and the various 3- and 4-bedroom plans encompass 2,131 to 3,840 square feet.  Further expanding buyers’ choices are an owner-ready Showcase Wyndham with a 3-car side entry garage, $636,669, and projected for completion in June, a 3-bedroom “Arlington II” ranch, loaded with upgrades and priced at $637,134.  And in The Reserve at Wyndgate Oaks, three spectacular 2.5- to 5-plus-acre homesites have been designated for Fischer’s top-of-the-line Estate Collection, starting from $599,900.

Horton is also working with customers planning to build in Ehlmann Farms, a prestigious 10-homesite enclave recently opened on Sammelmann Road in Weldon Spring.  Sales are underway, the single cul-de-sac street is being installed, and these picturesque home settings vary from one-half to nearly a full acre.  “Many of the sites back to a common ground area where a historic burr oak tree has been preserved,” the sales manager noted.

Just minutes from Chesterfield Valley, Ehlmann Farms offers eight Estate designs, starting from $479,900.  Each of these fine residences is constructed to the firm’s exacting standards, and purchasers enjoy considerable freedom to customize.

Prospective buyers have only one more opportunity to build a Fischer home in enviable Whitmoor, however.  The 3/4-acre site has a fully usable rear yard and is ideal for any of six Estate plans, based from $579,900 to $669,900.

More information on these three outstanding communities is posted on the builders’ website, fandfhomes.com, and Horton welcomes calls at 636-625-0376.

How To Add Fall Décor in 5 Minutes!

Categories: Live-Work-Play | Posted: December 17, 2015

 

Seasonal Decor Ideas

Seasonal Decor Ideas

If you aren’t into decorating your home for the holidays, or just want to add some simple fall décor to add to your home before winter “officially” rolls around, Fischer and Frichtel Homes, a premier homebuilder for new homes in St. Charles, shares how to incorporate fall décor into your home in as little as 5 minutes!

Whether you need decorative fall centerpieces for your kitchen or dining room table or you just want your home to be in the festive fall spirit, these quick and inexpensive ideas will have your home screaming fall in no time and your guests impressed this holiday season!

These three fall ideas below only take about 5 minutes each to complete and you may have most of the supplies on hand already, which is an added bonus! Another added bonus is many of the fall decorating items are on sale now that the winter holiday items have hit the shelf. So chances are these décor items will cost you little to nothing.

The first fall item you can add to your home is pinecone trees! These adorable trees are simple, stylish and would make a beautiful centerpiece for your table this fall season. You can also use these pinecone trees as filler in your home along a buffet table or it sets of three on your mantle. They will go great in many different areas of your home, and add the perfect fall touch.

The second fall décor item to add to your home is leaf luminaries. This is a great way to incorporate fall into your home while also creating a warm and cozy atmosphere for you and your guests. Take different size glass containers and add unscented tea lights or warm fall scents like cinnamon, apple, or pumpkin for an added layer of fall feel. Take faux fall colored leaves and use a rubber cement or clear glue to adhere them to the outer part of the glass, covering it completely. Once you add the tea light in, it will create a gorgeous fall glow in your home.

Lastly, the third quick and inexpensive fall décor item to consider adding to your home is a monogram fall wreath for your front door, or even other places inside your home. You can actually go to your backyard to begin this project. Gather sticks, pinecones, colorful leaves and any other fall embellishments you can find. Then, decorate and come up with your own fall style wreath using those items. You can top it off with some fall colored bows made out of ribbon.

Hopefully these tips help get your home in the fall spirit, before winter officially rolls around!

 

 

Fischer & Frichtel Homes is a St. Louis area new home builder.  For more information about F&F Homes building your St. Charles new home, please call 314-576-0500.

Are You Relocating and Looking For Work?

Categories: Home Buying Tips | Posted: December 11, 2015

 

Tips On Relocating

Tips On Relocating

If you find yourself looking for new homes because you’re relocating to a new city, it can be a fun chapter and an exciting change in your life. When you move to a new city, everything is new and it is fun to you. However, moving somewhere new can also bring up many challenges you’ll have to face. Most commonly, a place of employment is a huge stressor if you don’t already have employment lined up for you once you move. Fischer and Frichtel Homes, a premier homebuilder for St. Charles new homes, shares some tips to help you find the right job after your move.

First, before you start working it is a good idea to get to know your surroundings. Find out where to buy your groceries, spots of interest and every day places you’re used to from back home that you can have in your new location like gyms, malls, a local pharmacy and so on.

Once you have a decent hold on your new location, get salary surveys so you know where to begin your search. It is important to figure out what your skills and experience can command compensation in. You can easily access graphs that compare what a job title pays in your new location at careeronestop.org. Then, hone that data in sites like salary.com, payscale.com, glassdoor.com and other similar websites.

Before you redo your resume, check sites like Monster, CareerBuilder and Linkedin’s main jobs menu and check the results of full text job descriptions so that you can carefully identify the sought-after skills and achievements that can go into your resume.

Next, find job fairs in your area through a Google search. This will be a helpful avenue to get the ball rolling since these companies are looking to hire- and you’re already in need of a job.

Lastly, be sure to network in your new community and see if you can get job connections through people you know or get to know. You can even use LinkedIn as a tool to get connections for jobs you’re interested in.

Fischer and Frichtel homes can help you find a home in your new city, while these tips can help you find the job you’re looking for as well.

 

 

Fischer & Frichtel Homes is a St. Louis area new home builder.  For more information about F&F Homes building your St. Charles new home, please call 314-576-0500.

 

Can Your Garage Affect Your Ability To Sell Your Home?

Categories: Home Buying Tips | Posted: December 4, 2015

 

Your Garage and Selling Your Home

Your Garage and Selling Your Home

If you have plans to put your home on the market soon, now is the perfect time to declutter your home before moving, and do a deep cleaning of your garage. According to the Wall Street Journal, data compiled by researchers at Realtor.com found that the size of your home’s garage and affect the home’s asking price. Fischer and Frichtel Homes, a premier homebuilder for St. Charles new homes, explains the findings and what they mean for soon to be home on the market.

When realtor.com did an analysis on median listing prices per square foot, it looked at all single-family homes from January 1st to October 31st of this year to find out how much more sellers tend to ask per parking spot in their home.

There was a sharp rise for three-car garage homes, which were price 11.5% higher than those with a single parking spot. Most homes have two-car garages and those homes made up 65% of the listings in the study. Three-car garage homes tend to be larger and higher end, which bumps up the overall pricing.

This makes sense that homes with a seven-car capacity had a sharp increase at asking 31.4% more than one-car garage homes. The ability to park in the driveway and on the street of a home, also played a factor in that it was a nice feature to have, even if it was just a two-car garage.

Oddly enough, homes with two-car garages were 2.71% less expensive than homes that fit a single car. While this small difference is the result of mixing listings, single-car homes are more likely to be smaller places, which fetch a premium nationally on a per-square foot basis.

So, no matter the size of your homes garage, make one-car, two-car and above size garages look even bigger and more spacious, by having them cleaned out and decluttered before you put your home on the market. A clean and tidy garage will automatically look more spacious and appealing to a buyer, than a dirty and cramped garage which will leave buyers thinking the home doesn’t have enough space or storage to house all household needs.

 

Fischer & Frichtel Homes is a St. Louis area new home builder.  For more information about F&F Homes building your St. Charles new home, please call 314-576-0500.

Designer appointed, the Parkview II is sale-priced and owner-ready

Categories: F&F Communities in St. Charles County | Posted: November 27, 2015
Fischer & Frichtel’s new “Wyndham” display at Wyndgate Oaks

Fischer & Frichtel’s new “Wyndham” display at Wyndgate Oaks

New Display Opens, Former Display for Sale at Fischer’s Wyndgate Oaks

Last weekend’s unveiling of Fischer & Frichtel’s new “Wyndham” display at Wyndgate Oaks signaled several exciting opportunities for luxury home buyers in O’Fallon’s resort-style Wyndgate development.

“The new display showcases the opening of our final phase here in Wyndgate Oaks,” explained community sales manager Jim Horton. “And just in time for the holidays, our former display is now available to buyers.”

With four bedrooms, 3.5 baths, a formal dining room, and study, the 1.5-story Wyndham is a customized version of one of the most popular designs from Fischer’s fashionable Heritage Collection. “People love the open main-floor layout, which is great for at-home entertaining,” Horton noted.

Special features shown in the display include an optional breakfast room/kitchen/hearth room arrangement; custom shelving flanking the fireplace in the 2-story, window-wall great room; a stone fireplace in the hearth room; taupe-toned cabinetry and subway tile in the island kitchen; and an opulent bath with separate vanities, corner tub, and a frameless, glass-enclosed rain head shower in the main-floor master retreat.

Accented with wrought-iron spindles, a switchback staircase leads to the upper level, which features a loft, two spacious bedrooms served by a shared bath, and an oversize guest suite with its own bath – all with walk-in closets.

Move-in-ready and sale-priced at $675,000, the former “Parkview II” display is also a 1.5-story, set on a tree-lined, near-half-acre homesite and loaded with designer features. A gorgeous brick-&-stone elevation and 3-car side entry garage give the home great curb appeal, and the backyard, with custom paver patio and fire pit, could easily accommodate an inground pool.

A 2-story great room and 9-foot main-floor ceilings emphasize the home’s 3,903 square feet of free-flowing living space. Custom millwork, solid 8-foot doors, and hardwood plank flooring add elegance, and a unique see-thru fireplace with back lighting is positioned between the hearth room and great room. A dry bar with beverage center adjoins the kitchen/hearth room area, and the deluxe island kitchen is appointed with glazed cream cabinetry, granite countertops, and premium stainless appliances.

His/her closets with organizers line the hall from the bayed main-floor master bedroom to the spa-like master bath. Surrounding the upstairs loft are two spacious bedrooms, an oversize Jack-&-Jill bath, and a third bedroom suite with private bath.

Wyndgate Oaks’ final cul-de-sac enclave offers a selection of premium homesites averaging a half-acre in size, and pricing for the Heritage Collection starts from $389,900. Three magnificently wooded custom sites, ranging up to 5-plus acres, are also available in The Reserve.

Just 15 minutes from Chesterfield Valley off Highway N, the master-planned Wyndgate community provides a host of recreational facilities and countless nearby shopping/dining complexes. For complete details on Wyndgate Oaks, visit fandfhomes.com, or contact Horton, 636-625-0376.

Make Your Home Inviting For Guests This Holiday

Categories: Live-Work-Play | Posted: November 13, 2015

 

Create An Inviting Home

Create An Inviting Home

It is hard to believe, but Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away already. The holiday season often means guests staying in your home. Fischer and Frichtel Homes, a premier homebuilder for St. Charles new homes, shares tips on how to make your home inviting to guests so they are comfortable while visiting this holiday season.

First, be sure to make your home feely cozy from the time they enter for their visit. It is best to give your home a good deep cleaning before guests arrive, to ensure a great first impression and level of comfort on their end. The phrase “a clean home is a happy home” applies here.

A great way to add an extra sense of “coziness” to your home is to light candles with scents like apple spice or vanilla, to fill the air. Lighting a fireplace can also add to an extra cozy atmosphere, especially if the air is chilly. Playing some soft music will add a relaxing tone to your home. Another great tip is to keep the overhead lighting off and rely on lamps to warm up your home with light.

A wonderful idea that will make your guests immediately feel welcomed is a welcome basket in their room when they arrive. Some great items to add to their welcome basket are things like: travel size toiletries, cozy blanket, snacks, card games, magazines, or a candle.

Another great idea whether in the welcome basket or on a nightstand, is to leave information like the Wi-Fi password, an alarm code, the street address of your home (for an emergency), and things nearby they mat enjoy like a coffee shop, gas station or pharmacy. These small things can make your guests feel incredibly welcomed into your home.

Finally, be sure to keep the kitchen open and allow items set out so they are easy to find. For example, setting up a coffee station is a great idea that you could pair with tea, hot chocolate, etc. It’s also a great idea to keep snacks available for people in between meals, like sweet treats or savory munchies. For meals, it is a good idea to opt for buffet style meals to help feed a larger group and make sure your guests have options and enough food to satisfy.

Of all of the tips above, what is the most important of all? Relax! The holidays are a time to relax and enjoy the company of your friends and family, which in the end will make them feel the most welcomed of all.

 

 

Fischer & Frichtel Homes is a St. Louis area new home builder.  For more information about F&F Homes building your St. Charles new home, please call 314-576-0500.

Newly Priced in Chesterfield! – Move-In-Ready Custom Ranch by Fischer & Frichtel

Categories: F&F Communities in St. Louis County | Posted: October 26, 2015

 

Gleaming granite and stainless steel accent the Nantucket II's luxury kitchen.

Gleaming granite and stainless steel accent the Nantucket II’s luxury kitchen.

If you’re looking for Chesterfield homes for sale, “You won’t find an opportunity like this anywhere else in the immediate Chesterfield area!” That’s Kristy Roderick’s description of Fischer & Frichtel’s stunning custom ranch, now available for immediate possession near the intersection of Baxter and Clayton Roads.

Roderick is Fischer’s sales manager for the sophisticated 3-bedroom residence, situated on a tree-lined one-acre homesite in a quiet, established neighborhood. Newly priced at $799,900, the 2951-square-foot ranch is a one-of-a-kind version of the “Nantucket II” from the builder’s high-end Estate Collection.

“In this location – at this price – and with all of its designer features, this home is an incredible value!” Roderick added. Open for touring on Sundays from noon to 4 p.m., the Nantucket II is also furnished for display purposes, helping prospective buyers visualize how the home will adapt to their personal lifestyle.

From the curb, the ranch is the epitome of style with its distinctive brick-&-stone elevation, cedar shutters, architectural shingles, and 3-car side-entry garage. Inside, the open floorplan is accentuated by 9-foot ceilings, hardwood flooring, designer lighting, and elegant trim work. The great room ceiling soars to 11 feet, and a wall of low-E windows overlooks the expansive rear yard, which could easily accommodate an inground pool.

Fischer's owner-ready custom ranch is set on a tree-lined, one-acre homesite.

Fischer’s owner-ready custom ranch is set on a tree-lined, one-acre homesite.

Convenient to the formal dining room, a butler’s pantry adjoins the custom-designed luxury kitchen, showcasing a large work island with overhang, granite countertops, built-in stainless Jenn-Air appliances, fresh white custom cabinetry, and a glass tile backsplash. Fully open to the kitchen are a bayed breakfast room and a gracious hearth room with gas fireplace and marble surround.

In the privacy wing, the master retreat has a room-size walk-in closet and a sumptuous master bath with corner soaking tub, glass shower enclosure, his/her vanities, and premium Moen fixtures. A separate hall accesses the spacious secondary bedrooms, both with walk-in closets and sharing an oversize Jack-&-Jill bath.

Inviting future expansion, the ranch’s tall-pour, walk-out lower level features abundant windows and rough-ins for a full bath and wet bar, allowing for additional recreation space and/or a fourth bedroom suite.

In addition to Sunday viewing hours, personal tours of the Nantucket II may be arranged by contacting Roderick, 314-393-9526. Photos, directions, and more details regarding this superbly located custom home can be found on the builder’s website, fandfhomes.com.

 

 

Fischer & Frichtel Homes is a St. Louis area new home builder.  For more information about F&F Homes building your St. Charles new home, please call 314-576-0500.

Secrets of a Perfect Paint Job- Part 2

Categories: Live-Work-Play | Posted: October 12, 2015

In last weeks blog, Fischer and Frichtel outlined the first steps in prepping your walls for some DIY painting to liven up your old house and make it market ready, so you can move into one of Fischer and Frichtel’s beautiful St. Charles new homes. This week we’ll discuss the next steps in achieving the perfect paint job.

The next step in taking on the actual painting task will be making sure that you are armed with the correct paint brushes. Synthetic brushes, especially a mix of nylon and polyester, hold and release latex paints exceptionally well. Reserve natural bristle brushes for oil-based finishes or water-based paints. Buying good brushes is important, a good brush will generally run you $12-$15.

When it comes to putting a guide in place before painting, do what the pros do. Use low-tack blue painter’s tape- mainly to protect surfaces, but also as a guide for cutting in walls or ceilings. Cut in up to the edge of the tape, but don’t cross over it. Bring your fully loaded brush within about 2 1/4 inches of the tape, but go very light on that last 1/4 inch closest to the tape. The way, you wont wick under the tape’s edge.

Once you’ve masked off baseboards with painter’s tape, pull it off the same day as you apply the paint—but run a blade along it first since latex wall finishes are rubbery until they cure completely. If you are touching your tape you can pull away a piece of the paint from the wall when you go to remove it. Score the edge of the tape between the top of the baseboard and the wall with a putty knife held at a 45-degree angle.

Once you’re ready to begin the painting process, keep these ideas in mind to keep those drips of paint at bay. Never dip the roller so far into the paint that the roller arm gets wet—this is a recipe for drips. And at the start of each workday, strain your paint into a clean bucket, even if you’ve sealed the lid tightly overnight. If you skip this step, you end up with coagulated pieces of paint—known as boogers or snots—on the walls.

The sequence of painting of walls is also important. Many homeowners paint the walls first, then move on to the trim while they wait for the first coat to dry. It is best to think more strategically. Paint all the woodwork first—the first and second coats—then move onto the walls. If you toggle back and forth, your cutlines won’t be as sharp. When you do the woodwork first, you can ride the trim paint onto the walls a little, then cut over it in one go.

Lastly, be prepared for the inevitable “oops” moments. Should you accidentally drip water-based paint on your carpet, do not try to scrub it—the fastest way to embed the color in the fibers of the carpet. Instead, keep the area wet, and blot it up. If you spill a lot, blot up as much as you can, dampen the area, and call a carpet-cleaning company. If you keep the spot wet, a professional carpet cleaner should be able to get the whole spill up.

Hopefully these simple yet affective tips will have your old home looking new again with new paint and have you in your new Fischer and Frichtel home in no time!

 

Fischer & Frichtel Homes is a St. Louis area new home builder.  For more information about F&F Homes building your St. Charles new home, please call 314-576-0500.

Secrets to the Perfect Paint Job- Part 1

Categories: Live-Work-Play | Posted: October 5, 2015
DIY Home Painting

DIY Home Painting

If you’re looking for St. Charles homes for sale but need to sell your current home first, then painting the walls can often give your older home the facelift it needs to help it move fast on the market so you can move into your new Fischer and Fritchtel home. If you’re planning on taking on the task of painting yourself, read on for tips and tricks that will make your life much easier as you tackle the rooms of your home.

Painting may seem like an easy enough task to take on yourself. How hard can it be to paint a few walls, right? However, if done incorrectly you can have a poor paint job left on your hands that will not show nicely when trying to sell your home. The first step when beginning a paint project is to choose the right wall color- correctly.

Get either a large swatch of the paint color you are considering, or better yet go ahead and paint a small section of the wall you’re planning to paint. This will help give you an accurate representation of what the paint color will actually look like, as it plays off your flooring, furniture and lighting in the room.

Next, be sure to measure the room you plan to paint so that you can get the correct amount of paint for that room. A general rule of thumb is one gallon covers about 400 square feet. Be sure to calculate in if you are doing double coats of paint.

Another tip is to go for the good paint and not the cheap stuff. Cheap paint covers well when it is wet but not when it dries. Save yourself the headache and spend more upfront, for a better-finished result.

The next tip is an extremely important tip to not overlook! Be sure to not get so anxious to paint that you forget to clean the walls. Cleaning and prepping the walls is one of the biggest mistakes you can do, which can affect the outcome of your walls. Dust can travel farther that you think, and especially if you’re cleaning a kitchen you will want to clean the walls of grease, oil or food that may have gotten on them.

Your walls are now prepped and ready to begin painting! Check back next week for the next steps in creating the perfect paint job for your new home!

 

Fischer & Frichtel Homes is a St. Louis area new home builder.  For more information about F&F Homes building your St. Charles new home, please call 314-576-0500.

Fischer & Frichtel’s Wildwood Communities Bustling with Activity

Categories: F&F Communities in St. Louis County | Posted: September 29, 2015
Estates at Deer Hollow

Estates at Deer Hollow

A flurry of activity is underway in both of Fischer & Frichtel’s upscale communities in Wildwood. Two more customer-owned homes are under construction in The Estates at Deer Hollow, and the neighborhood’s “Durham II” Showcase Inventory is progressing rapidly, with delivery of this fabulous ranch now projected for December.

Located off Highway 109, six miles west of Wildwood Town Center, Deer Hollow features spectacular homesites, all beautifully wooded and ranging from three to nine acres in size. The enclave’s private atmosphere, prestigious ambience, and eight lavish designs from Fischer’s top-of-the-line Estate Collection have proved irresistible to upscale West County homebuyers.

Starting from $413,900 to $531,900, the basic ranch, 1.5-story, and 2-story plans include three or four bedrooms, up to 3840 square feet of living space, and 3-car side-entry garages. Adding still more value to these fine residences are an outstanding array of high-quality interior/exterior amenities and the exceptional craftsmanship for which Fischer & Frichtel is recognized.

Open for viewing daily, Deer Hollow’s display is a customized version of the 1.5-story “Wyndham” that showcases the Estate Collection’s many deluxe standard features, plus a number of variations illustrating the builder’s ability to adapt plans to suit the owner’s personal lifestyle.

Home shoppers hoping to make a move before the end of the year will definitely want to see the Showcase Durham II, as well. Set on a view-packed, 3.7-acre site, this exquisite ranch is offered for $585,510 and includes a unique auto court, wood plank flooring, a 12-foot great room ceiling, imposing stone fireplace in the hearth room, stunning custom kitchen, and a deep-pour, walk-out lower level.

Nearby, the site has been cleared, and streets are about to be poured for Wakefield Forest, Fischer & Frichtel’s newest luxury community in Wildwood. This 36-acre, cul-de-sac neighborhood will consist of only seven homesites, ranging from a minimum of 3-plus acres to more than 12 acres, creating a wonderfully private haven for future residents.

Although serene and secluded, Wakefield Forest is a mere 1.5 miles west of Highway 109, providing immediate access to the shopping/dining facilities of the Town Center, as well as the city’s numerous parks and trails. During pre-construction, Estate designs in Wakefield Forest are based from $599,900 to $715,900, and information is now available in the Deer Hollow sales center.

Community sales manager Kristy Roderick welcomes questions on both of these magnificent Wildwood neighborhoods at 636-273-1102. Directions to Deer Hollow, Estate Collection floorplans, photos, and pertinent details can be found on the company website, fandfhomes.com.

 

Fischer & Frichtel Homes is a St. Louis area new home builder.  For more information about F&F Homes building your St. Charles new home, please call 314-576-0500.

How To Save Money on Moving Day

Categories: Home Buying Tips | Posted: September 20, 2015
Moving Tips To Save Money

Moving Tips To Save Money

Are you currently in the market for St. Charles new homes or recently purchased a new Fischer and Frichtel home? If so, chances are expenses are piling high as you prepare for your big move. To help soften the financial blow that moving brings, Fischer and Frichtel Homes shares how you can save some extra dollars come moving day.

Most homeowners have to hire professional movers to move into their new home. If that is the case for you, there are ways to save. As it goes with hiring anyone, it will pay to shop around. It is best to ask around for recommendations from friends or colleagues and then seek out three or four candidates to talk with.

You will want to make sure the people you talk with visit your place to make sure they can get an accurate estimate and take an inventory of what you have to move. Once you have all your estimates, compare them with one another. If an estimate you receive comes in far below the others, beware you understand the list of charges and make sure there aren’t any complaints about using the company you go with.

Picking the right time to move can also help your case. Movers are generally busier the last 10 days of the month, because that is when most people move. If you’re able to get your move scheduled closer to the middle of the month, you might be able to negotiate a better rate. The time of the year is also something that can come into play, for negotiating. May through September are the busiest time for moves, with early spring and winter being the slowest time.

Lastly, moving is also the best time to de-clutter. This will not only help free your new home of stuff it doesn’t need, but also free up your moving bill with less things for the movers to add to your bill.

 

Fischer & Frichtel Homes is a St. Louis area new home builder.  For more information about F&F Homes building your St. Charles new home, please call 314-576-0500.

Housing Market at Halfway Point of Recovery

Categories: Home Buying Tips | Posted: September 11, 2015

Whether you are in the market for St. Charles homes for sale or you’ve noticed homes going off the market quickly in your own neighborhood, the housing market is making its comeback after a harsh downturn in the past several years. According to homes.com, America’s housing markets are close to reaching the halfway point in the recovery. For many, this has left them wondering what’s next? Fischer and Frichtel has some feedback on what we can expect moving forward.

The long-awaited housing price rebound is finally arriving. Since 2007, the real estate markets are reaching or exceeding prices after eight years of being in the negative.

Many homeowners have found themselves literally or figuratively trapped in their homes due to the fact that the upside down mortgages or excessive mortgage payoffs have meant they cannot move without loosing out on what they originally paid for their home. Now, buyers are finally seeing their home numbers with equity built, where they can feel comfortable to finally sell their homes.

If you are a buyer in today’s market, rebounding prices demonstrate a trend of potential appreciation and security for years to come if you buy now. This is also a big reason why the ages of the average first-time homebuyers is dipping lower and lower than in the past.

As of June 2015, a total of 142 markets out of the top 300 have achieved full pricing recovery. The Midwest ranks second with 11 markets, while the southern markets dominate the recovery.

All of this means good news overall for those looking to buy a new home or sell their current home. Now is the best time for both, while interest rates remain low.

Tips To Make Your Home’s Entrance Inviting

Categories: Home Buying Tips | Posted: September 7, 2015

 

Front Door Design Tips

Front Door Design Tips

If you are in the market for St. Charles new homes or if you have already selected Fischer and Frichtel Homes to build your new home, chances are there are a lot of ideas for your new home you have saved online or have floating around in your head at any point in time. A really important part when building your new home, is taking into consideration what your guests will see when they first walk to your front door before even entering your home. First impressions are something you only get one shot at, and the same goes for curb appeal of your home.

The front door sets the tone for your new home. You can either lure your guests in or bore them with lackluster detail. Your front door should be inviting and give the feel of “come on in!”

First, be sure that the front door matches the architecture of your home. Investing in a great door is worth the extra expense, since it creates a big impact.

Once you’ve selected the perfect door for the entry of your home, be sure to frame the entryway. The easiest way to think of doing this is to think if you were to snap a photo of your front entryway, would it be framed beautifully or fall flat? An easy way to frame your front entryway is to add planters on either side to balance the door. Wooden planters are a great idea to consider for your home.

Be sure to install hardware that matches the style of your home for your doorknob and other elements that match your personal style and gives a strong first impression.

Next, lighting is a huge part in a welcoming entryway. Not only is lighting your front porch important for safety reasons. It’s always a good idea to install motion detector fixtures at the corners of your home, especially the driveway and main access points. Lights add warmth and friendliness to your entryway, so invest in some beautiful light fixtures to showcase your beautiful new home.

Lastly, use a doormat with personality. You can choose something funny or just something that leaves a kind gesture. Whatever you choose, it will add to the welcoming nature of your new home.

 

Fischer & Frichtel Homes is a St. Louis area new home builder.  For more information about F&F Homes building your St. Charles new home, please call 314-576-0500.

A guide to saving for a down payment

Categories: Home Buying Tips | Posted: September 3, 2015
Saving For A Down Payment

Saving For A Down Payment

The age of those buying a new home has gone down in the past several years, due to the fact that renting has gone up to almost or more than mortgages in many states. For this reason, many twenty-something’s find themselves making the choice to purchase their first home. If you find yourself in this same scenario in looking for St. Charles homes for sale or know someone who is, Fischer and Frichtel have some great tips for how to save up for a down payment.

Saving for a down payment on a new home may seem like a daunting or impossible task, but with the proper planning and smart decisions, you can have a down payment saved sooner than you might think.

First, the minimum down payment for a new home will depend on your financing and might be lower than you anticipate. The best first step to take is to meet with a loan officer to determine the down payment amount you will need in order to purchase your first home. Some down payments can be very doable, depending on the factors of your loan. Here are the best ways to plan out and save for that down payment amount.

The very first step you should take when saving for a loan is to work with a loan officer to clean up and credit issues you might have. Your credit will determine your purchasing power, so you want it to be in the best shape it possibly can before you start looking at homes and shopping for a home loan.

Once your credit is in place or is going in the right direction, then establish what your new home price will be and what you can realistically afford. Once you know your purchase price, you can calculate the down payment number you will need to save towards.

Next, set a goal and a deadline to stay on track with monthly savings to keep you motivated. Then, start saving! It is easiest to create a separate savings account for your down payment. You will be less temped to spend if the money is s not among the accounts you access regularly.

Another important tip is to save automatically. This means, with each paycheck the first thing you do is put the money you have dedicated towards savings directly into that savings account you created. If you don’t see the money, you wont miss it.

Lastly and most importantly if money is tight, see how you can lower your monthly expenses. By cutting back or eliminating monthly expenses you don’t need, you can free up that money for savings.

Hopefully these tips get you moving in the right direction for saving for your down payment in no time!

 

 

Fischer & Frichtel Homes is a St. Louis area new home builder.  For more information about F&F Homes building your St. Charles new home, please call 314-576-0500.

What to put on your shopping list for the first week in your new home

Categories: Home Buying Tips | Posted: August 26, 2015

 

Move-In Kitchen Essentials List

Move-In Kitchen Essentials List

If you are looking for St. Charles new homes or have recently moved into a new Fischer and Frichtel home, chances are the first week in your new home will have your kitchen looking very barren. A well stocked pantry and fridge will go a long way in making you finally feel at home. Once you’ve gotten the unpacking taken care of, here are the top tips on your first grocery store run for your new home.

When filling your new kitchen for the first time, think basics first. Since basics differ from person to person, list out the things you and your family use on a weekly basis and start there. Then, think what you’ll need to cook basic meals for the first week in your new home. If your mind is struggling for ideas, just Google or go on Pinterest for some meal inspiration.

Before you actually make your move, it is best to limit grocery shopping and try to use up as much food as you can in your current home. This will help with less throw away and things to pack in your move. If you have plenty left over that you can’t or don’t want to transport over to your new home, a great idea is to call your local food bank and give them your canned goods. You can even offer food up to the movers!

If you’re moving a short distance, you can use an ice chest to transport perishables. Lastly, here is a site that will give you your emergency stockpile of food items to have on hand while you’re at the grocery store.

 

 

Fischer & Frichtel Homes is a St. Louis area new home builder.  For more information about F&F Homes building your St. Charles new home, please call 314-576-0500.

Smart Storage Kitchen Ideas

Categories: Home Buying Tips | Posted: August 21, 2015
Kitchen Storage Tips 101

Kitchen Storage Tips 101

If you’re currently looking for St. Charles new homes or if you’re already in your new Fischer and Fricthel home, then chances are home design and organization are first priority when moving into your new home. A new home is like a blank slate; you can re-invent yourself however you want apart from your old home. A place people generally struggle with storage for their new home is the kitchen area. No one wants clutter out in the open area of their kitchen that you constantly have to hide and shove away when guests come over. So, struggle no more as Fischer and Frichtel has some great tips on kitchen storage in ways you never thought of before!

The first tip? Stash your stuff in plain sight! This may sound odd since we just touched on not having stuff out and cluttered around. However, consider the idea of adding open shelving to your kitchen. This will provide plenty of storage while keeping everyday serve ware, pots and pans within easy reach. For the true chef, built-in knife slots in a kitchen butcher-clock island keep culinary tools handy and stored at the same time.

Those of you with kids will love tip number two. Keep your little ones busy while you finish up dinner with hideaway kitchen storage for art supplies. Rollout shelves in any cabinet make the most of the storage space. Your kids will be able to access crayons, paper and anything else you want them to have access too and then just close the cabinet doors to hide it all away.

Tip number three is a big help, when it comes to pantry space and organization. Anyone with any type of pantry knows that organization and maximizing the space you have is hard. However, shelves, pullout baskets and shallow drawers added to your pantry will ensure your pantry offers a place for everything and keeps everything in its place. If you don’t have a pantry or your pantry doesn’t offer as much space as you need, convert a small closet into an orderly and spacious pantry.

Lastly, another great idea to keep your kitchen counters clean is to keep root vegetables, like onions and potatoes, fresh longer by storing them in a cool, dry, dark place. Take open weave baskets, which provide air circulation and place them in your lower kitchen cabinets. This will not only keep them out of the way but also keep them fresher longer!

Hopefully these tips help you make the most of your kitchen space and help when unpacking everything in your new home!

Top Dorm Decorating Ideas For Those Going Off To College

Categories: Live-Work-Play | Posted: August 10, 2015
Dorm Room Decor For College Students

Dorm Room Decor For College Students

Are you in the market for St. Charles homes for sale to downsize your home due to kids going off to college? While you might be making a living adjustment of your own, so will your son or daughter as they head off to college and experience dorm living for the next four years! Fischer and Frichtel can help you not only with your new home, but with tips as well for how to help your college student live in style while transitioning into their new living arrangements from HGTV’s top college dorm décor ideas.

When living on his or her own for the first time, your college student probably wants a functional, yet stylish dorm. You can’t walk into any home store right now without being bombarded with vibrant and colorful décor geared towards college students. While it might be tempting to decorate a dorm room with every color and pattern in the store, it is best to stick to two main colors and an accent color. For bedding, try pairing a solid quilt or comforter with a set of fun, patterned sheets.

Next, you know space will be limited in any dorm room. Invest in some stacking chairs so friends can have a place to sit when coming by to visit and you can stash them away when they’re not in use.

If there will be a roommate in the dorm room, add a round wall mirror to the wall of the room. This will not only allow the small space to feel bigger but also give a second “getting ready” station with a quick wall mirror.

A fabric storage bin will be another saver in maximizing storage without taking up more space. Since these are decorative, you can display them on a dresser, desk or open shelves.

For late-night cramming sections or pre-test anxiety, hang some motivating pictures in the room to call colorful, inspirational pieces to add extra motivation.

Lastly, add some additional light to the room and improve the not-so-great dorm lighting with a desk lamp for studying, a table lamp by your bed or dresser, and string lights that add a relaxing glow to the room.

These seven simple tips will make your soon to be college student have a place that feels more like “home” and you will be at peace knowing they have a comfortable place to stay away from home.

 

Fischer & Frichtel Homes is a St. Louis area new home builder.  For more information about F&F Homes building your St. Charles new home, please call 314-576-0500.

Protect Your New Home and Car From Vacation Burglary

Categories: Live-Work-Play | Posted: July 31, 2015

 

St. Charles new home saftey

St. Charles new home saftey

If you’ve recently purchased your new Fischer and Frichtel Home, chances are you are doing all that you can to make sure it is setup just right and making it your own. An important part to think about for St. Charles new homes is protecting it. A lot of people think over this step or think their neighborhood is safe enough to not worry about it, which in most cases is usually true. But to keep your mind at ease, especially if you still have summer vacation plans in store, take the extra steps to secure your car and home.

It is a fact that when people go out of town, their home and vehicle are more at risk for burglary. Fortunately, there are some simple changes to your pre-vacation routine that can dramatically reduce your chances of becoming a victim to thieves.

The first tip: keep it out of sight. Many burglaries happen not by professional thieves, but rather by people who stumble upon tempting or easy opportunities. Hide your valuables to avoid luring anyone to steel your belongings. You can do this by:

  • Remove any valuables from your car. If possible, keep your car parked in your garage while away.
  • Plant shrubbery near ground floor windows to make it harder for thieves to get inside.
  • Keep an inventory and photos of the more expensive items in your home, such as electronics or jewelry.

Next, it is important, especially when you are new to your neighborhood, to be neighborly. Among the main reasons to build relationships with your neighbors, it also helps to have someone you trust close by to keep an eye on your house while you’re away. Some other ways to help are:

  • Give your trusted neighbor a spare house key instead of hiding it outside where it can be found.
  • Temporarily stop your main or ask your neighbor to collect it.
  • Ask your neighbor to drive or walk by your house, to check for suspicious activity.

The third tip is to leave the light on. Almost 66 percent of all reported burglaries are residential in nature. If it is obvious that no one is home, burglars have much more incentive to attempt the break-in. Here are some ideas to make them think someone is home:

  • Use a timer to turn on lights, or even a radio, on and off in your house periodically to mimic activity.
  • Invest in motion-activated lights around the exterior of the house, especially the back yard.
  • Keep curtains in normal positions, to make it not obvious that no one is home, but keep valuables out of plain sight.

Lastly at most important, lock up! About 30 percent of burglaries happen due to an unlocked door or window. The most basic way to keep your home and car sage is to make sure it is securely locked. It never hurts to double check!

If you come home from vacation and suspect that your home has been broken into, do not enter the house. Call the police immediately and wait for them to secure the area.

We hope these tips help keep your new Fischer and Frichtel home safe for many years to come!

Enjoy Your Weekend in St. Charles

Categories: Live-Work-Play | Posted: July 17, 2015

 

Summer in St. Charles

Summer in St. Charles

TGIF! The weekend if finally upon us and the beautiful weather of summer in St. Charles is leaving many wanting to get out and enjoy summer while it is here. If you are looking for St. Charles new homes, don’t spend your summer days inside or on the go searching for new homes. Contact the experts and Fischer and Frichtel Homes for help in finding the perfect home to fit your needs. Having the stress of searching for your new home off of your plate will leave time for you to enjoy summer with your loved ones and friends.

There are some great events going on this weekend in St. Charles for you to consider. First, consider heading out to the Family Arena tonight for “4 & 20: A Tribute to Crosby Stills Nash & Young.” This great event starts at 7:30pm, with doors opening at 6:30pm.

Admission is only $10 and you will get to enjoy a night of world-class musicians. This is an event you wont want to miss and the performers hit the nail right on the head with their performance. Do your self a favor and take part in this wonderful evening of musical talent. You can visit their website here for more information.

You can make it a weekend at the Family Arena if you want, as Fight Hard MMA will be taking place there on Saturday night at 6pm, doors opening at 5pm. St. Louis’ most popular MMA fight is expected to draw in a huge crown, so be sure to get your tickets and arrive early for this event. Check out their website for more information.

No matter what you choose to do with your weekend, remember that there is no need to spend hours searching and stressing to find your perfect new home, when the new home experts at Fischer and Frichtel home can pair you with the perfect new home to fit your wants and needs! Contact them today!

 

 

 

Fischer & Frichtel Homes is a St. Louis area new home builder.  For more information about F&F Homes building your St. Charles new home, please call 314-576-0500.

Floor Plan Of The Week: The Wyndham

Categories: F&F Communities in St. Charles County | Posted: July 7, 2015

 

The Wyndham Floor Plan

The Wyndham Floor Plan

If you are looking for St. Charles home for sale, then Fischer and Frichtel Homes is the best place to start your search! Make finding a new home easy on yourself by choosing a trusted builder that has home offerings for buyers in all stages of life.

A beautiful home to consider if you are looking for more space is Fischer and Frichtel’s Wyndham floor plan. This stunning plan is located in the highly sought after Miralago Estates community.

The Wyndham floor plan features 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, and a 3-car garage. Enjoy the freedom to choose the exterior and interior finishes yourself to ensure your new home fits your personal style and fits your family’s needs!

The Wyndham plan is perfect for a growing family or an already established family looking for more space, as it has 3,752 square feet of space.

If you are in need of a home fast or wanting to be in your new home before the kids go back to school, you are in luck but have to act fast! There is currently a quick move-in home built on the Wyndham floor plan for sale in Miralago Estates.

1202 Miralago Way is a stunning new home that is currently being offered at a sales price of $545,000! This home is sure to not be on the market long, so act fast if this is a home you might want to consider this summer.

Whether you are looking to buy now or looking to build your new home, be sure to call Scott at (314) 458-8940 to learn more about building your dream home in St. Peters!

 

 

 

Fischer & Frichtel Homes is a St. Louis area new home builder.  For more information about F&F Homes building your St. Charles new home, please call 314-576-0500.

Showcasing Furnished, Sale-Priced Inventories!

Categories: F&F Communities in St. Louis County | Posted: July 1, 2015

 

Sale Priced Inventory Homes!

Sale Priced Inventory Homes!

If you are looking for St. Charles homes for sale and need to be in a new home quick, you may feel like you are at a disadvantage. Whether you are relocating or needing to move quickly due to your current living situation, in today’s hot real estate market, it can make for a disadvantage in your favor. However, if you fall into any of the categories above then Fischer and Frichtel has some wonderful news for you!

Unlike display models, inventory homes are seldom furnished and it can make it even more difficult for buyers in a hurry to envision of a home will work for them and how their belongings will fit. In Cottleville, the beautiful Miralago Manors community is featuring two newly decorated showcase ranches! Built on Fischer and Frichtel’s gorgeous Brookmont and Whitehall floor plans, these two showcase homes are just what you have been looking for in your stressed new home search!

Miralago Manors is also the ideal community to call home. From its scenic landscape to the adjacent 65-acre city part and outstanding location at Mid Rivers Mall Drive and Ohmes Road, it is easy to see how it has become a homebuyer favorite. This community has been so popular that it is already 80 percent sold!

Both of these showcase homes for sale are priced at an amazing value of $299,900 and include premium elevations, three bedrooms, 9-foot and vaulted ceilings, designer cabinetry, wood flooring, luxury master baths, and a host of other custom amenities.

In Miralago Estates, a 1.5-story, 4-bedroom “Wyndham” from Fischer’s new Classic Collection is offered for $545,000. Situated on a cul-de-sac, this spectacular 3752-square-foot home backs to common ground and has a partial view of the community lake. Exterior highlights include a brick-&-stone elevation, 3-car garage, and irrigation system.

Inside, the Wyndham provides an opulent main-floor master suite, 3.5 baths, 9-foot ceilings, extensive wood flooring, a 2-story great room with window wall, study, loft, and a custom-appointed island kitchen with Whirlpool stainless appliances, granite countertops, and designer maple cabinetry.

On Highway N in O’Fallon, Wyndgate Oaks is spotlighting a 3-bedroom “Durham II” ranch, immediately available for $525,000. This finely-crafted home has it all: a 3-car garage, 10-foot ceilings, wood flooring, custom trim, a great room fireplace with stone surround, hearth room, spectacular island kitchen, bayed master bedroom, luxury master bath, deep-pour lower-level walk-out, oversize patio, and irrigation system – plus the Wyndgate community’s amenity-packed resort lifestyle!

At Cimarron Forest in Wentzville, the 2-story “Sierra” is set on a prime walk-out homesite backing to trees and sale-priced at $174,900. A former display model, this charmer is filled with the designer features typical of Fischer’s show homes and has two bedrooms, 2.5 baths, stainless appliances, wood flooring throughout the main level, a spacious loft, and patio.

If you have any interest in any of the homes listed above, be sure to contact Fischer and Frichtel as soon as possible since the homes are selling fast this summer!

 

 

Fischer & Frichtel Homes is a St. Louis area new home builder.  For more information about F&F Homes building your St. Charles new home, please call 314-576-0500.

Fischer & Frichtel Hosting Grand Opening Celebration at Pevely Farms

Categories: F&F Communities in St. Louis County | Posted: June 16, 2015
Pevely Farms Nantucket II Display

Pevely Farms Nantucket II Display

If you don’t have big plans for dad this Father’s Day, now you do! Fischer and Frichtel are celebrating their return to the acclaimed golf and residential community of Pevely Farms by hosting a scenic tour this Sunday. If you are in the market for St. Charles new homes, then this event is for you as well. Come out for the grand opening of their magnificent Nantuckett II display in The Manors at Pevely Farms- and a special $20,000 outdoor living incentive!

The historic Pevely Farms is one of Southwest County’s most spectacular settings and was the obvious choice for the introduction of Fischer and Frichtel’s new Vista design collection. If views are what you desire, then this is the location for you. You will love waking up to lush woods that blanket the surrounding hillsides and views from the highland that extend for miles across the Meramec Valley.

Woven among the fairways of the Arthur Hills-designed championship course are homesites in The Manors, which are mostly walk-outs and lookouts, all a full acre in size. As of now, four of the 18 homesites have already been sold, so the time to act is now if this is something you want in your future. The fact that Fischer and Frichtel have a 70-year reputation for craftsmanship can easy your mind that this is the ideal new home decision for you and get you excited for the future.

If you are looking for the ultimate luxury, you will find it here. The Vista Collection encompasses 3,512 to 4,105 square feet of living space, and all homes include 3-car side entry garages, generous applications of masonry on front elevations (per plan), James Hardie siding, architectural shingles, zoned HVAX, and an extraordinary list of premium interior amenities.

The Nantuckett II is one of two Vista ranch plans offered with a price-included finished lower level. This 4-bedroom home showcases a sophisticated brick-&-stone elevation, crown molding, a 12-foot ceiling and a fireplace in the great room. There is also a floor to ceiling stone fireplace in the hearth room and abundant window lighting in the entertainment area and guest suite on the deep-pour lower level.

You will especially love the huge composite deck that is prefect for summer barbecues or parties anytime. Your guests will fall in love with the gorgeous views and the patio with a fire pit accessible from the lower-level walkout.

In honor of the grand opening and for a limited time only, purchasers of any home in The Manors will receive a $20,000 allowance to create their own outdoor living spaces with similar amenities and/or additional landscaping! Imagine being able to throw your own 4th of July party next summer at your ideal outdoor living area of your new home!

For a Father’s Day to remember, join Fischer and Frichtel for the grand opening of The Manors of Pevely Farms. Gated for owners’ privacy, the community is located just a mile from the intersection of I-44 and Lewis Road.

Starting prices for the Vista Collection’s flexible ranch and 1.5 story designs range from $589,900 to $659,900. Contact Fischer and Frichtel anytime for more information!

 

 

 

Fischer & Frichtel Homes is a St. Louis area new home builder.  For more information about F&F Homes building your St. Charles new home, please call 314-576-0500.

What Do Your Weekend Plans Look Like?

Categories: Live-Work-Play | Posted: June 11, 2015

 

St. Charles homes for sale

St. Charles homes for sale

Thursday is finally here which means Friday is on your doorstep! The kids are out of school and summer vacation is in full swing for many. If you are looking for St. Charles homes for sale this summer, you may find it hard to break away and have free time on the weekends because your new home search is taking up most all of your free time. If you find yourself in this predicament, leave the new home search up to Fischer and Frichtel Homes. They have quick move-in homes for most any buyer in the market that can have you in your new home before the new school year starts this fall.

Having the search for a new home off of your plate will allow for more free time this summer with your friends and family, and we all could use more of that. Fischer and Frichtel pulled some fun activities for you to consider this weekend with your free time!

If you want to get out of the heat with the kids or have a fun date night event, consider going to the Omnimax Film of “Mysteries of the Unseen World.” This fantastic theater experience will have you leaving enthralled by the world that is around you that exists in the air you breath, your bodies and all of the events that occur around you minute by minute in nature. The insight of this movie will leave you with a new appreciation for the world around you and the possibilities of science. This theater event is running through the end of June at the St. Louis Science Center in the Forest Park Omnimax Theatre.

If you want a fun date night event, the Gateway Arch Riverboat Sightseeing Cruise is a must! Enjoy a nice evening of cruising down the Mississippi on this scenic one-hour sightseeing cruise and learn about the Mississippi River, the Gateway Arch, and the landmarks and architecture St. Louis has to offer. The captain narrates the cruise on the Tom Sawyer and Becky Thatcher riverboats. Cruise times vary and reservations are required, so check out their website here and plan your date night for this weekend!

No matter what you choose to do with your free time this weekend, be sure to contact Fischer and Frichtel Homes so you can put your new home search to rest and move into your beautiful new home this summer!

 

 

Fischer & Frichtel Homes is a St. Louis area new home builder.  For more information about F&F Homes building your St. Charles new home, please call 314-576-0500.

Floor Plan of the Week: Arlington II from the Vista Collection at Pevely Farms!

Categories: F&F Communities in St. Louis County | Posted: May 18, 2015

 

Arlington II- Vista

Arlington II- Vista

Are you in the market for a new home this spring? If so, Fischer and Frichtel Homes is the perfect builder to fit any buyers home needs for St. Charles new homes. This week, their popular Arlington II floor plan from the Vista Collection at Pevely Farms is the highlight for buyers in the new home market this spring.

What makes The Arlington II of the Vista Collection such a great home, is the fact that it can be built on any available lot at Pevely Farms. Pevely Farms is a scenic golf course community, which is highly desired for those looking for new homes in the St. Charles area.

This floor plan features 5 bedrooms, 3 full baths and a 3-car garage. What makes this plan so great is that it is a 1-story plan, perfect for a homebuyer who wants space but not several stories of home to maintain. This home plan is 3,512 spacious square feet that will never leave you feeling cramped.

There is a finished lower level included with this beautiful home plan option and can serve as extra entertainment space, extra storage space, a kids play area or a home gym! The options are truly endless with this great home plan.

For those of you who are not familiar with the Pevely Farms community, this wonderful new home community is located in Eureka and is known for its scenic wonder with views that stretch for miles.

Residents of Pevely Farms get to enjoy over one acre homesites, 3-car side entry garages, homesites with golf course views, and of course the Pevely Farms golf course!

For more information on The Arlington II home plan of the Vista Collection or any of Fischer and Frichtel’s wonderful home options, contact them anytime!

 

 

Fischer & Frichtel Homes is a St. Louis area new home builder.  For more information about F&F Homes building your St. Charles new home, please call 314-576-0500.

Reclaim Your Weekends!

Categories: Live-Work-Play | Posted: May 13, 2015

 

Lucky 13 Promotion

Lucky 13 Promotion

It is the middle of the week and for many, the weekend is in sight but still might seem far away if you are up to your eyes in stress looking for St. Louis builders to build your new home. If this sounds like your week thus far, than Fischer and Frichtel is here to help and even has a wonderful promotion going on during the month of May that could be just what you have been hoping for to give you your free time back!

During the month of May, you can save big on 13 featured showcase inventory homes during Fischer and Frichtel’s Lucky 13 sale! You can also receive $2,000 to $10,000 for closing! Contact Fischer and Frichtel today to learn how they can help your new home stress come to an end and give you a great deal.

With the stress of finding a new home off of your plate, you can get out and enjoy all of the fun things that St. Louis has to offer and enjoy the beautiful spring weather. If you love country music, that this will be music to your ears! The 2015 Bandana’s Bar-B-Q Country Mega Ticket presents Lady Antebellum this Friday, May 15th at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre. Fellow country music stars Hunter Hayes and Sam Hunt will join Lady Antebellum for this perfect Friday date night event or outing with your friends.

If you are more of a sports fan, than head over to Busch Stadium and enjoy the St. Louis Cardinals as they take on the Detroit Tigers at 7:15pm for a perfect evening of Friday night baseball to kickoff your weekend, with games on Saturday and Sunday as well.

No matter what you choose to do in St. Louis this weekend, reclaim your free time back and call Fischer and Frichtel Homes to learn more about our great Lucky 13 promotion going on this month and to learn how we can help make your dream home a reality.

 

 

Fischer & Frichtel Homes is a St. Louis area new home builder.  For more information about F&F Homes building your St. Charles new home, please call 314-576-0500.

Working For the Weekend! Fun Things To Do In St. Charles

Categories: Live-Work-Play | Posted: April 8, 2015
St. Charles New Homes

St. Charles New Homes

As the song goes, everybody is working for the weekend! If this is the case for you on this hump day, then Fischer and Frichtel has some fun events going on in St. Charles for you to consider as the weekend draws near. If you are in the market for St. Charles new homes, you may feel like you don’t have time to enjoy fun weekend activities until your home search has been completed. However, Fischer and Frichtel Homes has helped many homebuyers surpass the stress and time consuming nature that is purchasing a new home, and help fit them with the perfect home with as little pain and time possible!

Having the stress of finding a new home off of your plate will allow you to enjoy the ensuing weekend. A great way to kickoff your early weekend is the Living History Gala taking place this Thursday at the Grand Opera House Banquet Center, beginning at 4:30pm.

This event begins with a promenade up Main Street, so Civil War attire is encouraged! Mayor Sally Faith will open the gala, along with other dignitaries who will present short vignettes and readings from the conflict. There will be prizes awarded for best costumes, so come in your best. There will also be light refreshments offered and a cash bar. This event is a great way to kickoff your weekend relaxation! Visit their website here for more information.

For some Saturday fun, get out and enjoy your hometown team! The St. Louis Attack will be playing at the Family Arena for their 3rd consecutive season of indoor football. The Attack finished their 2014 X-League regular season undefeated and the chance to host the X-Bowl.

The Attack was defeated last season and is looking to finish what they started last season. Tickets start at $12 and the doors open an hour before kickoff at 6:35pm. Visit their website here for tickets.

No matter what you choose to do this weekend, remember that Fischer and Frichtel can make the home buying experience as easy and painless as possible. Their wonderful staff can pair you with the perfect home to suit your needs. Contact them anytime to get started!

 

 

Fischer & Frichtel Homes is a St. Louis area new home builder.  For more information about F&F Homes building your St. Charles new home, please call 314-576-0500.

Stunning Floor Plan Options In Pevely Farms!

Categories: F&F Communities in St. Louis County | Posted: March 20, 2015
Parkview II Vista Plan

Parkview II Vista Plan

Are you one of the many soon to be homebuyers in the market looking for St. Charles homes for sale this spring? If so, Fischer and Frichtel has a handful of floor plan options available in our stunning Manors of Pevely Farms community! If you are looking for your move-up home, dream home or just craving more space, then these floor plan options are the ideal ones for you.

First, for the smallest plan option available in Pevely Farms, the Arlington II Vista is a great choice. Priced starting at $579,900, this home plan is 3,512 square feet and includes 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a 3-car garage. This home also includes a finished lower level, adding extra space for kids, a man cave or a great workout space.

For a more middle of the line sized home plan, the Parkview II Vista is an ideal choice. This home plan is priced starting just under $600,000 and offers a tremendous amount of space and features for the cost. This plan is 3,840 square feet and features 4 bedrooms, 3 and a half baths and a 3-car garage. This 1.5 story plan is a great choice to consider in this beautiful community.

Lastly, for the largest in size offered in Pevely Farms, the Westbrooke-Vista is a home you will not be able to walk away from. This home starts from the low 600’s and is a spacious 4,109 square feet! This great home plan includes 4 bedrooms, 3 and a half bathrooms and a 3-car garage. This is certainly not a home to miss when considering a home in Pevely Farms.

For more information about any of the great floor plan options above, alternative options or for more help in finding the perfect home plan for you, be sure to contact Fischer and Frichtel anytime.

 

Fischer & Frichtel Homes is a St. Louis area new home builder.  For more information about F&F Homes building your St. Charles new home, please call 314-576-0500.

Looking For Things To Do This Week in St. Charles?

Categories: Live-Work-Play | Posted: March 11, 2015
Events in St. Charles

Events in St. Charles

For those homebuyers who have chosen Fischer and Frichtel Homes to help put an end to their St. Charles new homes search, you probably have a lot more free time on your hands now that you are no longer spending hours on the computer or on the ground searching for your new home. If this sounds like you, then Fischer and Frichtel has some great ideas for you to consider getting out and enjoying the nicer weather doing!

First, the Missouri Valley Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament is taking place March 12 through March 15th at the Family Arena in St. Charles. This great 4-day tournament features 10 league schools for it’s 20th year. This great event has truly become a highlight of March in St. Charles and provides a fun weekend of sports watching close to home. For more information and ticket pricing, check out their website here.

Those of you with kids need to mark the Moolah Shine Circus on your calendars as it comes to town on March. 19th through March. 22nd.

Come Runaway and join the Shrine Circus! This fun event is a great opportunity to experience all the sights and sounds that the circus has to offer for adults and kids alike. Be amazed at the gravity-defying trapeze artists as they fly through the air in their aerial ballet. You will laugh in your seats at the hilarious clowns as they jump and tumble under the “Big Top”. Your kids will love to listen to the roar of the magnificent tigers. You will also be able to watch the elephants as they trumpet around the “Three Rings”. The wonderful carnival food will be available, including cotton candy, snow cones, peanuts, popcorn and soda. There are numerous different acts that everyone can enjoy.

Not only will there be numerous types of animals such as including elephants, fierce royal Bengal and Siberian tigers and high spirited Arabian stallions, but you will even be able to get up close and personal with the elephants and ponies as you and your family can ride them. Come out to see the Moolah Shrine Circus, it is the perfect family get away.

Performance Times for the circus acts are as follows:  March 19, 7:00PM, March 20, 10:30AM and 7:30PM, March 21, 10:00AM, 2:30PM, and 7:30PM, and March 22, 1:00 and 6:00PM.

For more information on this fun event, check out their website here.

 

 

Fischer & Frichtel Homes is a St. Louis area new home builder.  For more information about F&F Homes building your St. Charles new home, please call 314-576-0500.

Weekend Activities in St. Charles!

Categories: Live-Work-Play | Posted: February 12, 2015
St. Charles Events

St. Charles Events

The weekend is finally upon us and that means time to relax, get outdoors and distress from the workweek. Although you may be up to your eyes searching for St. Charles homes for sale, Fischer and Frichtel Homes encourages you to leave the stress of finding the perfect home to us so you can enjoy this and many more weekends doing things you want to do!

For the golf lovers who have been missing getting their swing on this winter, come out on Friday through Sunday for the St. Louis Golf Expo this weekend!

On Friday from 11am-5pm, Saturday 10am-5pm and Sunday from 10am-4pm, start the golf season off right with free rounds of golf, huge savings on the hottest clubs, gear and accessories from top manufacturers.

There will also be show-only specials from over 50 exhibitors, fun skills contests and more. If you are a golfer, this is a can’t miss event for the season!

The St. Louis Golf Expo will be held at the Saint Charles Convention Center. Admission is $13 for adults, $11 for seniors $60 and up, and children 12 and under are free. Visit their website here for more information.

Looking for a fun thing to do on Valentines Day? Come out and see The Beach Boys with Mike Love and Bruce Johnston!

The Beach Boys have been well known and well loved to this day and this fantastic show will feature original members Mike Love and Bruce Johnston performing music from their earliest classics like “Wouldn’t It Be Nice” and “God Only Knows,” from their most popular album, Pet Sounds!

Surprise your sweetheart this Valentines Day with tickets to this great show taking place at Lindenwood’s J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts on Saturday at 8pm. Visit their website here for ticket information!

 

Fischer & Frichtel Homes is a St. Louis area new home builder.  For more information about F&F Homes building your St. Charles new home, please call 314-576-0500.

 

Floor Plan Collection Spotlight: Luxury Villa Series

Categories: F&F Communities in St. Louis County | Posted: January 21, 2015
The Campton

The Campton

If you currently combing through St. Louis builders information to see who you want to build your new home, you are in luck! Fischer and Frichtel Homes is the premier builder in St. Louis and offers a home option for any homebuyer in the market. If you are looking to downsize your current home, or just don’t want the hassle of a 2-story home, our Luxury Villa home plan collection is the ideal option for you.

We have three main floor plans offered in our Luxury Villa Collection that always peak our buyer’s interest. These homes allow you to have all of the upscale elegance you want in a new home, without the upkeep and size of a large luxury custom home.

Our first home option in our Luxury Villa Series is the Auburn home plan. This stunning new home is built on 2,070 square feet and features 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a 2-car garage. This elegant home has a spacious floor plan and is worth considering.

If you are looking for some more space for your new home, the Campton floor plan option is a great choice. This wonderful brick home features 2,385 square feet and includes 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and a spacious 3-car garage option. A great option if you still have kids at home.

Lastly, the smallest of our Luxury Villa Series for those who really want to cut down on space, is our Shelburne home plan. This stunning home is built on 1,988 square feet and includes 2 bedrooms, 2 bathroom, and a 2-car garage. If you really want to downsize or if you live alone, this is a wonderful new home option for you.

To learn more about our Luxury Villa Collection or to learn more about any of these home plans, feel free to contact us anytime! We are here to help make your dream home a reality.

 

 

Fischer & Frichtel Homes is a St. Louis area new home builder.  For more information about F&F Homes building your St. Charles new home, please call 314-576-0500.

What’s Going On In St. Louis?

Categories: Live-Work-Play | Posted: January 14, 2015
Events in St. Charles

Events in St. Charles

If you are currently in the process of searching for St. Charles homes for sale, you probably understand better than anyone the amount of time searching for a new home takes up any free time that you have. The good news is, Fischer and Frichtel Homes is the ultimate resource for you to give you your free time back, and help you find the perfect new home for you to fit all of your needs!

Having the of searching for the perfect new home off of your plate will undoubtedly leave you with spare time to do things you enjoy. Fischer and Fricthel has some great options for you to get out and enjoy in both St. Louis and St. Charles!

First, with both college and NFL football coming to an end for the season, get your sports fix by coming out and enjoying the St. Louis Ambush!

The Ambush plays at the Family Arena in St. Charles and their next upcoming game is January 23rd at 7:35pm! Visit their website for ticket information or to learn more about our great team.

Another great event if you are looking for something to do this weekend, is the 10th Annual Loop Ice Carnival. Celebrate winter in the Loop starting with the Snow Ball on Friday at the Moonrise Hotel. Saturday, there will be free festivities including live ice carving demonstrations with a chainsaw and ice slides for the kids! There will also be human dog sled races, 5k and 10k frozen bun runs, putt-putt pub crawl and so much more! Lear more about this fun event here.

Lastly, this Saturday consider going to the Eagle Days at the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge. This event will allow you to watch eagles fishing, riding ice floes, soaring overhead and roosting in a nearby tree, while also having access to an educational program featuring a wild eagle. Lewis and Clark demonstrations will also be held at this event! For a fun and educational Saturday with the kids, learn more about this event here.

No matter what you do with your spare time, rest easy in knowing that Fischer and Frichtel is the top source for new homes in St. Louis and St. Charles, and will help you find your new dream home in no time!

 

 

Fischer & Frichtel Homes is a St. Louis area new home builder.  For more information about F&F Homes building your St. Charles new home, please call 314-576-0500.

Community Spotlight: Miralago Manors!

Categories: F&F Communities in St. Charles County | Posted: December 16, 2014
Miralago Manors

Miralago Manors

If you are in the market for St. Charles new homes, Fischer and Frichtel Homes are about to make your holiday dreams come true! Our stunning Miralago Manors new home community in Cottleville is now offering amazing savings on all the optional features you want in your new home! They also have quick move-in homes available, so you can kick off the New Year in your new home!

One of the key attraction elements of Miralago Manors is the fact that its natural landscape provides for an amazing setting that overlooks abundant trees, greenery, lakes and walking trails.

Miralago Manors is the ideal location for a person who enjoys being outdoors, or those of you with kids or pets who require a lot of daily activity that you can take outside.

The location of this wonderful new community is unbeatable as well, located just north of St. Charles Community College on the east side of Mid Rivers Mall Drive at Ohmes Road.

Those of you with children will be happy to know that this community is located within the Francis Howell School District, which is one of the best in the St. Louis area. Children attend Warren Elementary, Seager Middle, and Francis Howell Central High School.

If your day-to-day life involves a commute to and from work, you will appreciate the quick access Miralago Manors provides to 1-70 (just 2.8 miles) and Highway 94/MO-364 (1.8 miles). This community provides the perfect location for not just commuters, but those who want to be close to shopping, restaurants, parks and recreation.

Miralago Estates is already 50 percent sold, so the time to act is now as this community is sure to be sold out by early 2015. We have a few quick move-in homes for sale, including homes built off of our popular Stratton, Brookmont, and Whitehall floor plans.

Call or contact us anytime to learn more about our wonderful Miralago Estates community and find the perfect home for you for the New Year!

 

Fischer & Frichtel Homes is a St. Louis area new home builder.  For more information about F&F Homes building your St. Charles new home, please call 314-576-0500. 

Holiday Events to Do In St. Louis!

Categories: Live-Work-Play | Posted: December 8, 2014
Holiday Events in St. Charles

Holiday Events in St. Charles

The Holidays are here and in full force! There are just a few short weeks to the New Year, which is hard to believe since it feels like we were just finishing our Thanksgiving dinner! Although you may be spending a good part of your free time searching for St. Charles homes for sale, Fischer and Frichtel Homes encourages you to leave the home buying process up to us and get out and enjoy some great events going on around St. Charles this holiday season.

First, take an evening this week Tuesday-Sunday, to bundle up your family for a tour of O’Fallon’s Celebration of Lights! This wonderful tour showcases Fort Zumwalt Park magically transformed by twinkling lights, holiday scenes and surprises around each corner.

You and your family can cruise through the park in the comfort of your own car, or book a train ride, Segway or sleigh hayride to enjoy the magic of the holiday season close to home. You can visit their website here for more information and pricing!

Another great event to experience in St. Charles this holiday season is Christmas Traditions on Historic Main Street. You can listen to the sound of the horses’ hooves on the brick street, along with the sweet holiday music of the fife. No matter what time you choose to visit Christmas Traditions, you are sure to fine the genuine, warm tradition of a St. Charles Christmas! See their website here for more information.

If you are looking for a fun way to end your week this week, join 92.3 WIL and “Get Your Country On” with their 12th annual Jingle Fest concert! This always popular even is located at the Family Arena at 7pm this Friday. Admission for this concert is free! Click here to learn more about this great event.

Lastly, this Friday or Saturday take your significant other or gather the family for the Christmas Candlelight Tour, located at the Historic Daniel Boone Home and Boomefield Village.

Once night has fallen, you will be in awe of the thousands of candles that illuminate a world on the edge of the frontier. Guests are able to take a step back to the 19th century and witness Christmas as it was celebrated in years past.

Lean about different cultures and traditions as you enjoy period decorations and hot wassail. The gates open at 5:30 and tickets for adults are $15, and children $10. Learn more at their website here.

No matter what you choose to do this holiday season, Fischer and Frichtel Homes wants to extend a happy holiday from our family to yours.

 

Fischer & Frichtel Homes is a St. Louis area new home builder.  For more information about F&F Homes building your St. Charles new home, please call 314-576-0500. 

Floor Plan Collection Spotlight: Classic Series

Categories: F&F Communities in St. Charles County | Posted: November 25, 2014
Classic Collection

Classic Collection

It may be hard to believe, but Christmas is exactly one month away and Thanksgiving is upon us this very week. That means that the holiday season is officially in full-force. If searching for St. Charles new homes is on your “to-do” list this holiday season, help Santa out and pick out your dream home in time for Christmas! Luckily for you, Fischer and Frichtel Homes has made the home selection process easy with their expansive portfolio of home plans by collection. Our Classic collection of home plans is sure to please most any buyer in the market.

For those of you feeling the need for more space this holiday season with out of town guests spilling over in rooms of your home, our Wyndham Classic home plan is a stunning and most spacious home plan in our Classic series.

The Wyndham- Classic floor plan features 3,752 square feet, so at no point in time will you or your holiday guests feel cramped in this wonderful home.

Our Wyndham-Classic floor plan is 1.5 stores and features 4 bedrooms, 3 and a half bathrooms and has a 3-car garage.

This home plan is available in our Manors at Wilmer Valley community as well as our Miralaglo Estates community.

If you think our Wyndham- Classic home plan might be the ideal home to ask Santa for this holiday season, contact us to learn more about this homes options.

If you are a buyer in the market for a home that is not the biggest in the neighborhood, but also not the smallest, our Carver-Classic home plan is a great home choice for the average home size buyer or move-up byer.

The Carver-Classic floor plan is a 2-story home that is built on 2,904 square feet and features 3 bedrooms, 2 and a half bathrooms, and a 3-car front entry garage.

This wonderful new home plan is available in the popular Manors at Wilmer Valley community.

We have several other home options in our Classic series collection of home plans and would love to help pair you with the perfect home this holiday season. Contact us anytime for more information!

To you and yours, we wish you a Happy Thanksgiving from everyone at Fischer and Frichtel Homes!

 

Fischer & Frichtel Homes is a St. Louis area new home builder.  For more information about F&F Homes building your St. Charles new home, please call 314-576-0500. 

 

Things To Do In St. Charles This Weekend!

Categories: Live-Work-Play | Posted: November 13, 2014
Events in St. Charles

Events in St. Charles

As the workweek comes to an end, the question you might be asking yourself is “what am I going to do this weekend?” Searching for St. Charles new homes may be on your to do list, but be sure to make time for some fun and relaxation this weekend as well! Fischer and Frichtel is here to help you with some great events going on this weekend in St. Charles that you might want to consider checking out!

For the sports lover, the St. Louis Ambush is playing this Friday, November 15th at the Family Arena. Come out and cheer on the Ambush with the family or for Friday night date night at 7:30! Check out their website here for more information.

Before the game on Friday, or to get out of the house for a fun lunch or dinner on Saturday, why not try out a new local restaurant that you haven’t been too before.

Craving Barbeque? Hendricks BBQ was OpenTable.com Diners’ Choice Winner in 2012! Hendricks BBQ serves excellent southern comfort foods, homemade sides and deserts with an authentic pit BBQ. Also enjoy specialty cocktails and southern hospitality in this local favorite!

For a fun place to have a nice Saturday afternoon lunch, visit Alice’s Tea Room. Located on Main Street, this quaint tearoom serves great sandwiches, salads, and desserts. You can even call to schedule a tea party event for the girls!

If you are looking for a place to watch the football games this Saturday or Sunday, 28/65 Brew house is a local favorite and is not just your average St. Charles sports bar. 28/65 is St. Charles true sports bar and features plenty HD TVs for the best view of any game, as well as the longest happy hour in St. Charles and several daily specials. Their famous menu includes appetizers, burgers, wraps and wings. They also feature 28 vodkas and 65 beers on tap, so you will never get thirsty or bored of your drinks here! Visit their website here to learn more.

No matter what you do this weekend in St. Charles, enjoy your time off work and leave the entire St. Charles house searching up to Fischer and Frichtel. With a portfolio of communities, new homes and home plans, we can suit most any buyer’s home needs. Contact us anytime to get started!

 

Fischer & Frichtel Homes is a St. Louis area new home builder.  For more information about F&F Homes building your St. Charles new home, please call 314-576-0500. 

NEW! Move-In Ready Home in Wentzville

Categories: F&F Communities in St. Charles County | Posted: November 5, 2014
213 Wilmer Ridge Drive

213 Wilmer Ridge Drive

If you are in the market for St. Charles new homes, Ficher and Frichtel Homes has the perfect move-in ready home located in Wentzville that could be your new home for the holidays!

Imagine how nice it would be to enjoy this holiday season in a stunning new home. Before freezing temperatures and snow come upon us, jump on this opportunity to own this beautiful new home in Wentzville.

213 Wilmer Drive is one of Fischer and Frichtel’s Executive ranch style homes, which is newly completed and move-in ready in St. Charles County! This home is built on our enlarged ranch plan and features 4 bedrooms, a bonus room, 2 and a half baths, and a dramatic 12 foot ceiling in the great room that is sure to leave your guests in awe.

The exterior of this home is also an attention grabber with its elegant brick and stone front. Located in the highly sought after Manors at Wilmer Valley community, this home offers the located and amenities any buyer would want.

This move-in ready home is built on 2,654 spacious square feet, and also features a 3-car garage. You can plan on being in this home long-term with the 30-year architectural shingles, that will leave your home upkeep worries at ease.

This new home has many added “extra” elegant touches, such as carriage style garage doors, hardwood floors throughout the main living area, and a 42 inch custom library that is perfect for the avid reader, or for kids who need a quiet place to do their homework.

The master suite is one of the favorites of this home, showcasing a huge walk-in closet, soaking tub and separate shower. The room includes raised height vanities, designer 2 door panel doors, and so much more!

This home is brand new on the market and wont last for long, with a sale price of $369,900. Contact us or call our sales manager Mary Stieffermann at 636-332-3077 to learn more about this home or view it in person.

 

Fischer & Frichtel Homes is a St. Louis area new home builder.  For more information about F&F Homes building your St. Charles new home, please call 314-576-0500. 

New Communities Coming Soon!

Categories: F&F Communities in St. Louis County | Posted: October 21, 2014
Coming Soon Communities

Coming Soon Communities

Fischer and Frichtel Homes is excited to announce not one but THREE beautiful new communities that are coming soon! If you are in the market for St. Charles new homes, one of these stunning communities is sure to be the perfect fit for you to call home. Better yet, you can sign up to be on our Priority Lists for first dibs on any of these coming soon communities!

Our first coming soon community is the Estates at Glen Ridge, located in St. Charles. The spectacular new home community is extremely quaint with just 10 new home sites available! You will definitely want to get on the priority list for this community as these home sites are sure to sell out quickly.

Estates at Glen Ridge is located in the ideal location, just off Towers and Kisker roads near Pitman Hill road. It has convenient access to Highway 94/MO-364 and is just minutes from I-70 & I-64.

Our second coming soon community is The Manors of Pevely Farms, located in Eureka. This beautiful new home community features our popular Eureka collection. The Manors of Pevely Farms is located in the highly acclaimed Rockwood School District, with children attending Babler Elementary, Lasalle Middle, and Eureka High Schools.

Last but not least, our final coming soon community is Wakefield Forest, located in Wildwood. This stunning new home community features our luxurious Estate Collection. Your guests will be in awe when they first see this amazing new community, and the even more gorgeous place you call home within it.

Located within the highly acclaimed Rockwood School District, you can truly have it all with a gorgeous home, fabulous community and great schools for your children to attend.

Contact us anytime to learn more about these communities or to get signed up for our Priority List on any or all of the above coming soon communities. These are sure to sell out fast, so be sure not to miss out on what could be your dream home location!

Events To Do This Week In St. Charles!

Categories: Live-Work-Play | Posted: October 14, 2014
Events in St. Charles

Events in St. Charles

Has searching for St. Charles homes for sale left your head spinning? Take a break this week from searching for your new home, and get out and enjoy St. Charles and the beautiful fall weather! Fischer and Frichtel share the best events going on this week in St. Charles for you to get out and enjoy.

If you are looking for a fun event to do mid-week to help break up the weeks activities and lead you into the weekend, come out to the First Missouri State Capitol State Historic site to enjoy the Missouri Day Celebration! This year marks the 48th General Assembly set aside for the third Wednesday in October.

Missouri Day is a time for schools to honor the state and for the people of the state to celebrate the achievements of all Missourians. The event starts at 10am, and you can plan to explore flint knapping, oral history and storytelling, food, crafts commerce and trade.

School groups, along with the general public, are invited to wander through all of the activities thought the day and explore the historic site where, in 1821, the first legislators and senators undertook the task of reorganizing and preparing Missouri to be a progressive state! This event is free and perfect for those of all ages. You can visit their website here for more information.

If you are looking at something to do this weekend with the kids, or want something fun to do for a day-date, come to the Historic Luxenhaus Farm for “Deutsch Country Days at Luxenhaus Farm.” From 9am to 5pm, enjoy the finest and most authentic living history event in the Midwest that demonstrates age-old education, local Missouri history, and the simple fun of seeing our forefathers “come alive!”

This event is great for family-fun and is held just once a year. For the past 30 years, visitors across the magnificent nation and have celebrated “mit uns” on the third weekend of October when Mother Nature paints her magic on our Oaks, Walnuts and Poplars trees the beautiful hues of Autumn.

Tickets can be purchased now, $14.50 for Adults and Seniors and Children from ages 5-15 get in for $7.50. Visit their website here to learn more!

Whatever you choose to do this week, be sure to get out any enjoy the great fall weather and time with your family, and remember Fischer and Frichtel Homes is here for all of your home search needs.

Manors At Wilmer Valley: Two-Story Home Display Now Open!

Categories: F&F Communities in St. Charles County | Posted: October 9, 2014
Hadleigh display open

Hadleigh display open

If you are in the market for St. Charles new homes or homes in the surrounding area, Ficher and Frichtel’s gorgeous new community The Manors At Wilmer Valley, now has a 2-story home display open daily for touring!

Our Hadleigh home plan is now on display in this luxurious community of single-family homes on large and oversized home sites. This stunning new display is now open daily from 11am to 5pm.

The Manors At Wilmer Valley is located in Wentzville and is quickly becoming one of the most sought after communities in the area. Residents of this community enjoy convenient location, placed just off of Wilmer Road and just minutes away from 1-70 and Highway 40/64.

Those with children will be thrilled to know this community is located within the highly acclaimed Wentzville R-IV School District. The Manors at Wilmer Valley is also within direct access to the areas best shopping and dining as well.

Ficher and Frichtel can off you the best value for a new luxury single-family home in the area, and an equally as wonderful location as well. Enjoy many outstanding features offered in our homes that are added at no extra cost. This not only saves your wallet, but allows you to personalize your home to fit your own unique needs!

Some of the most popular amenities in The Manors At Wilmer Valley include stunning walking paths, abundant green space, and a beautiful pond that is great to take a walk around and get some fresh air.

Our Hadleigh display that is now open in The Manors at Wilmer Valley is a stunning home that offers 4 bedrooms, 2 and a half baths, and a 3-car garage. This classic 2-story home is built on 3,385 square feet and starts at $317,900 in price. An amazing deal for a stunning home!

This home display is one that cannot be missed. Take time out this weekend to come for a visit! Call Mary Stieffermann for more information or for a private showing at 636-332-3077.

New Home For Sale In St. Charles!

Categories: F&F Communities in St. Charles County | Posted: September 30, 2014
St. Charles new homes

St. Charles new homes

Fall is finally upon us and if you are currently in the market for St. Charles new homes, you probably feel the pressure to find a new home before the bitter cold temperatures of winter set in. After all, no one wants to move into their new house during the holiday season- and when it is below freezing! You are in luck, Fischer and Frichtel Homes has a portfolio of quick move-in homes that can have you in your new home while the weather is still nice.

6 Wynnbrooke Manor Court is a stunning new home for sale in St. Charles. This gorgeous new home is the final home left in our amazing Manors of Wynnbrooke at Huntington Park community.

This amazing new home is also listed at its lowest sale price! This home has been slashed from $401,402 to $390,000! An amazing deal for an equally as wonderful home.

This home is not only affordable, but is move-in ready as well! Built off of our Carver floor plan, this well designed two-story home has 3 bedrooms with a loft that can easily be made into an additional fourth bedroom.

This home also has 2 and a half baths and is built on 2,904 square feet of living space. This great new home sits on a cul-de-sac and backs up to trees, making it a great location for those who have kids that like to play outside.

This great new home has high-end finishes that are sure to please. It also features a spacious 3-car garage. The home has 9-foot main floor ceilings, along with a popular side staircase design that makes it aesthetically pleasing to the eye.

This home includes a deluxe kitchen with a center island and granite countertops. It also has roll out shelves, hardwood floors, 42-inch cabinets, stainless steel appliances, and a bay window in the breakfast room.

The main floor of this home also has a den-study room, a formal living room, a gas fireplace, and a two-story foyer.

All of the bedrooms in this home feature walk-in closets and the master bath of this home exudes pure luxury, as it includes 2 panel designer doors, wrought iron spindles, upgraded faucets, and custom paint throughout.

If this home sounds like the answer to your home buying search, contact us today to view this home in person or allow us to help fit you with the best new home to fit your needs!

The Estates at Deer Hollow: Elegant Living At Its Finest

Categories: F&F Communities in St. Louis County | Posted: September 24, 2014
The Estates at Deer Hollow

The Estates at Deer Hollow

Looking for new home builders in St. Louis is quite the task as you may very well know first hand. However, Fischer and Frichtel Homes is here to make finding your new home easy! With multiple locations and home types offered, we’re sure to be able to fit you with your dream home. Just as important as the home itself is the community the home is located in.

The Estates of Deer Hollow is one of Fischer and Frichtel’s most elegant communities! Located in Wildwood, this stunning community is the place to buy your dream home.

With homesites ranging from three to seven acres in size, The Estates at Deer Hollow is the perfect place to enjoy luxury living. This property has been carved into 27 voluminous walkout and ingrade homesites.

All homesites within The Estates at Deer Hollow are equally beautifully wooded and have the idyllic setting that showcases Fischer and Frichtel’s remarkable luxury Estate Collection of home plans.

For those of you with children, you will be happy to know that this amazing community is also located within one of the most highly acclaimed school districts in the area, the Rockwood School District. Children within this community will attend Pond Elementary School, Wildwood Middle School, and Eureka High School.

Homes in this community are priced starting from the early 400’s to the mid 500’s and range in size from 2,635 square feet to 4,109 square feet.

Choosing the perfect home within this beautiful community is a breeze as there are 10 of the most stunning home plans offered in our Estate Series located within this community.

We currently have one of our Wyndham models open for display daily for touring, so come out and experience for yourself what it would feel like to live in true luxury!

Looking For Plans In St. Charles This Weekend?

Categories: Live-Work-Play | Posted: September 18, 2014

Events in St. Charles

As the weekend approaches, are you stuck looking for something to do other than look at St. Charles homes for sale? Take a break from house hunting and get out and enjoy the final days of summer this weekend in St. Charles!

For the art lovers, the Mosaics Missouri Festival for the Arts is going on this Friday through Sunday at Historic Main Street. Several blocks of North Main Street in Historic St. Charles will host more than 75,000 people at the 20th annual Missouri Festival of the Arts.

Come out and see for yourself why historic St. Charles has hosted this amazing art event over the past 20 years, and experience first hand a wide plethora of art pieces. This event features art, entertainment, and even the opportunity for children to create their own artwork. It’s the perfect event for the entire family to enjoy!

If you are ready to kick off the start of fall, enjoy Augusta’s Harvest Festival in Augusta. Capturing 159 years of culture and tradition, the festival kicks off with a concert and picnic in the Vineyard at 5:30 pm this Friday.

Guests will arrive at the American Legion Hall and then board a festive pumpkin wagon that will take you down the country lane for the festivities! You will be able to head to the barn to choose a variety of wine and other goodies to bring home. There is also a celebration on Saturday night beginning at 6:30 pm.

If you are looking for something to take the kids too on Saturday morning, take them to 23- S. Main Street in St. Charles where the Lewis and Clark Fire and Drum Corps will be marching down the street from 10am to 11am.

For a list of more fun things to do in St. Charles list weekend, visit the Historic St. Charles website here!

 

 

The Signature Floor Plan Collection: Live In Elegance

Categories: F&F Communities in St. Louis County | Posted: September 10, 2014
The Signature Series

New homebuilders in St. Louis

If you are on the hunt for new homebuilders in St. Louis, Fischer and Frichtel Homes is the ideal home building company for you! We offer the hottest new home communities in the St. Louis area, have a large offering of available homes on the market at all times, and have a lengthy portfolio of home plan collections suited to fit any homebuyer in the market!

If you are looking to build a custom home in St. Louis, or your families dream home, Fischer and Frichtel can help you with that too! Our Signature floor plan collection is an elegant portfolio of the most gorgeous homes you will find offered in the St. Louis area.

One of our most popular floor plan options in our Signature Collection is our Nantucket floor plan. This plan is the most modest in size in our Signature Collection, however it is still a luxurious home space that spans 3,292 square feet.

Our stunning Nantucket home plan offers 3 bedrooms, 2 and a half bathrooms, and a 3-car garage. This ranch style home is perfect for any size family, and is also a great home for entertaining. You have the option of your choice of brick elevation for the home, all of which will gain a lot of curb appeal.

Our Nantucket floor plan is available in our Enclave Bellerive community as well as our Crosshaven at Whitmoor community.

If you are looking for a home larger in size than our Nantucket plan, but not the largest in the collection, our Greenbriar floor plan is timeless option that always pleases those who visit the plan in person.

Our Greenbriar floor plan is built on 4,658 square feet and includes 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 2 half baths, and 1.5 stories. This stunning home has multiple elevations to choose from, all differing to suit most any homebuyers taste. The Greenbriar floor plan is available in our Enclave Bellerive community.

Now if you are someone who goes all out with everything you do, our Davenport floor plan will blow you away! Both the size and design of this home are out of this world, and will leave your guests in awe when they visit your new home.

The Davenport floor plan is built on a staggering 5,430 square feet- so space will never be in an issue in this home. This plan features 4 bedrooms, 3 and a half bathrooms, and 1.5 stories. Multiple elevation options are available for this home as well.

To learn more about the many other home plans available in our Signature Collection, or to have us custom-fit you with the best home plan to suit your needs, contact us anytime!

How To Connect A Color Scheme In Your Fischer and Frichtel Home

Categories: Home Buying Tips | Posted: August 22, 2014

new home in St. Louis

When decorating the rooms of your new Fischer and Frichtel home, you do not need to think about a single color scheme at a time. Depending upon the rooms of your new home in St. Louis, the spaces can easily be brought together through a color scheme to get a fabulous result. Creating a color scheme for a particular room in your new home is an easy plan and a great way to link one room to another and some reasons it works.

Adding colors to your new Fischer and Frichtel home makes the rooms look larger. Contrasting color schemes will add a feeling of boundaries between the rooms, but by repeating shades the divisions are blurred. The overall effect of color is it makes the space of your home look big and while making all the rooms seem cohesive.

Colors that flow from one space to another, creates a connected feeling as you move between the rooms in your home. It doesn’t mean that every room needs to have the same shade on the walls, ceiling or furnishings. It simple means that the colors should be used in some form from one space to another.

Don’t know how to link colors from room to room? Here’s how:

Select accent shades: One of the best ways to link a color hue from room to room in your new home is to choose a color from a paint swatch and use one color from the swatch and then go one or two colors deeper on the swatch for another room in your home, which will create a theme in color throughout your home

Accentuate with accessories and fabrics: Another way to link colors is to incorporate furniture and accessories featuring the colors from your paint swatch, creating a flow of coordinating colors in the rooms of your home.

Flooring: One of the easiest ways to link one room to another is through the flooring. By using the same flooring through your Fischer and Frichtel home, it lets your eye flow from one room to another without a break in the line.

Repeat: Use similar paint color schemes on the wall in the rooms of your home. Keep in mind that you are trying to link one room of your home to another rather than creating a repetition.

These are just a few ways of creating a color scheme within the rooms of your new Ficher and Frichtel home.

New Communities Coming Soon!

Categories: F&F Communities in St. Louis County | Posted: August 6, 2014

New Homes in St. Louis

If you are in the market for a new home in St. Louis or the surrounding metro area, Fischer and Frichtel has some exciting news for you! We have two new communities coming soon!

Our first new community is Pevely Farms, located in Eureka. This new home community will feature our exclusive Estate Collection. For those with children, you’ll be happy to know this community is located in the Rockwood School District, with children attending Babier Elementary, Lasalle Middle, and Eureka High Schools.

Our second new home community is Wakefield Forest, located in Wildwood. Priced from $599,900, this beautiful new community will feature our Estate Collection. For more information about Wakefield Forest, check out our Deer Hollow location.

This new community is also located in the highly acclaimed Rockwood School District. To get to Wakefield Forest, take Highway 100/109 and travel west on Highway 100 1.5 miles. Turn Right onto Lynda Jayne Lane, then immediately veer left onto Wakefield Farm Road.

Both of these gorgeous new home communities are offering priority list registration due to the abundance in interest in each community. Continue to check our website for the latest updates on these new home communities, and more to come!

If you are in the market for a new home and need a beautiful new home fast, Fischer and Frichtel can help with that too! Click here to view our wonderful selection of quick move-in homes that are on the market and ready to own!

Contact us anytime for more information about our new communities or how we can help you find the perfect Fischer and Frichtel home to fit your every need.

 

 

Uniquely Yours: Create A Living Wall In Your New Home

Categories: Live-Work-Play | Posted: July 25, 2014

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Many of us have seen what is called a living wall where plants or herbs are put on a vertical wall on the inside or outside of a home. What most may not know is this has actually become a new trend to benefit our health by purifying the indoor air. Adding a living wall to your new Fischer and Frichtel home could add a unique touch. Here are some details about a wall garden and why you may want to consider having one in your new home in St. Charles.

Health benefits. Plants offer several health benefits such as softening the environment of your new Fischer and Frichtel home, reducing noise and eliminating pollution. Gardens tend to provide instant calming effect on and individual. That is why they are used in hospitals and workplaces. The same benefits can be enjoyed in your home.

It saves energy. Living walls are beneficial to conserving energy. They keep the exterior of your new home protected from the heat of the sun and it also keeps the interior of your new home cool. In the winter, these plants create an opposite effect indoors and work to insulate your home. It prevents the heat from escaping and therefore lowers your gas bill and energy cost for your new Fischer and Frichtel home.

They can improve air quality. Today, pollutants in many forms surround us. Green or living walls are thought to help to clear these toxins. Plants absorb all kinds of pollutants and releases good air, which is beneficial to us and our homes. There are certain plants that do this more efficiently as compared to others, but the more plants that we add, the more pollutants are absorbed in your home. Some of the plants that can be used are the Philodendron, Spider plant, English Ivy or Bamboo.

How to build a living wall. First you will need to decide whether you want the wall to be on the inside or outside of your home. For the indoor, it is easy to maintain and build. Many of the home building centers has individual containers that hook right to a vertical application. Then select an area in your home that receives a decent portion of direct sunlight and where it will be convenient to water and set your indoor garden up in your home.

Just think of all the benefits you receive from this simple addition to your new Fischer and Frichtel home.

Traditional Vs. Modern Home Design for your Fischer and Frichtel new home

Categories: Home Buying Tips | Posted: July 16, 2014

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When thinking of a design style for your new home in St. Louis, two of the most popular design trends are between traditional and modern design. There is no doubt that interior design gives a home an instant lift to a room.   In traditional style you will find more natural materials and hues, and modern design uses the latest in technology and new design elements with clean sharp lines using geometrical and symmetrical design. Here is a closer look at the difference between traditional and modern design and which one will be a better fit for your new Fischer and Frichtel home.

If you want to include a lot of accessories and color in your new home, then you will be more comfortable with traditional design.  In modern design the interior, the use of geometric patterns is used excessively and accessories are a kept to a minimal and less color is used throughout the home.  Modern design is strongly focused on keeping the interior look clutter free, the room should look efficient and energy conservation should be a part of the design.  The modern decoration and traditional decoration are fairly distinctive, but they have their own beauty and specialty.

The furniture and accessories used in traditional design are quite decorative and incorporate the use of color.  In traditional design you will see furniture with carved edges while in modern design it is all about straight simple lines. The materials found in both kinds of decoration differ considerably.  Traditional uses wood, plaster, brick and stone.  Modern used steel, glass or plastic to give a unique style to the room.  If you want uniformed doors and windows in your home, than traditional design is the way to go.  Modern is all about glass and being environmentally sustainable and designs windows according to the different requirements in the room, no cookie cutter windows here.

If your are drawn to both styles and can’t decide which one you want for your Fischer and Frichtel home, then combined what you love of both styles and go transitional.  This style combines together traditional and modern and gives you something from both styles.  It is the best of both designs and can be perfect for your new home.

Fischer to Grand Open New Display at Wyndgate Oaks This Weekend

Categories: F&F Communities in St. Charles County | Posted: July 10, 2014

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Fourth of July fireworks may be over for another year, but Fischer & Frichtel is planning a series of celebrations that will light up the skies for homebuyers looking for a new home in St. Louis throughout the month.  The first of these gala events takes place this weekend, July 12-13, with grand opening of the brand-new “Parkview II” display at Wyndgate Oaks in O’Fallon.

Customers purchasing any home in the community by July 31 can also “take it to the nines,” embellishing their homes with $10,000 worth of free options.

Indicative of Wyndgate Oaks’ success, Fischer’s two previous displays were purchased in less than a year, and eager customers have found the master-planned development’s accessibility and resort-like atmosphere impossible to resist.  Entered from Highway N, just west of I-64/40, Wyndgate residents enjoy more than 50 acres of wooded common ground, a swim complex with pool and bathhouse, several parks and playgrounds, a sports court, and a network of walking/biking trails.

Homebuyers choose from two of the builder’s upscale design portfolios, both loaded with luxury standards newly added for 2014.  Grouped around two cul-de-sacs, the 18 homesites designated for the Heritage Collection average more than a half-acre in size.  Only eight of these settings and an inventory, now under construction, remain for purchase.  Starting from $359,900, the Heritage Collection includes nine ranch, 1.5-story, and 2-story plans with 3-car garages and up to 3480 square feet of living space.

Another 13 expansive settings feature the high-end Estate Collection, base priced from $409,900 and including a 3-car side-entry garage.  The Estate section is surrounded by trees and showcases eight lavish designs ranging from 2054 to 4109 square feet.

Newly released, The Reserve at Wyndgate Oaks offers just three incredible, magnificently wooded homesites, encompassing 2.5 to 5-plus acres, and a hand-picked selection of Estate designs, starting from $648,900.

Destined for stardom, the new 1.5-story Parkview II is situated on a lookout site and displayed with elements from both product lines and a variety of custom options.  Extensive hardwood flooring, custom millwork, and wrought-iron stair rail spindles add glamor to the interior.  A see-through fireplace is positioned between the 2-story great room and the open hearth room/island kitchen/bayed breakfast room, and an elegant dining room allows for formal entertaining.

The master suite occupies a full wing of the main floor and is shown with a bedroom window bay.  His-&-her closets with organizer systems flank the hall to the master bath, which features separate vanities, a rain head shower, and a corner soaking tub.  A switchback staircase leads upstairs to three spacious auxiliary bedrooms arranged around a generous loft.

Floorplans, driving directions, and details on the special limited-time promotion can be found online, FandFHomes.com, or by contacting community sales manager Jim Horton, 636-625-0376.

Lightening Up Your New Fischer and Frichtel Home

Categories: Live-Work-Play | Posted: June 27, 2014

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Lighting is a key element of any home.  In addition to enabling you to move around safely at night, it also gives atmosphere to the rooms of your new home in St. Louis.  Choosing the right lighting for your Fischer and Frichtel home is as important as choosing the right furniture.  Lighting has a lot to do with the mood of a room, but it is the most neglected design feature. Here are some things to think about as you plan the lighting for your new home.

As you consider each room of your Fischer and Frichtel home, how are you going to use the room?  Will it be used for leisure or for reading?  Do not try and use the same lighting throughout your home.  There is different lighting for different needs.

Chandeliers are normally used in the dining area, kitchen and bedrooms.  They not only provide a different look to rooms, but also add style to your home.  Task lighting is great for the kitchen and ambient lighting will bring the light down lower in the room of your new home.

Just as different lights have different effects the same goes for the bulbs that you choose to use in the light fixtures of your home.  Halogen bulbs give off a bluish white effect, which is best used for reading and task lighting.  They are also cost effective to use. Luminescent lights give a yellow hue, which is great for your ambient lighting that gives a warm glow.

Some of the choices for ambient lighting are table lamps, which is perfect for bedrooms, living rooms and dining rooms.  Table lamps add warmth and depth to the room of your home.  Floor lamps are ideal for living rooms and studies.  Sconces are best used for indirect soft light that washes across the walls of your home.  They can be used in hallways, stair ways and the dining room of your Fischer and Frichtel home.

Because lighting makes such a statement in the room of your Fischer and Frichtel new home, it should be incorporated into a design scheme from the beginning and not left as an after thought.

New Home Payments Better Than Rent!

Categories: Home Buying Tips | Posted: June 13, 2014

New Homes in St. Louis

How would you like to own a beautiful new home in St. Louis or the surrounding metro area, for less than you’re paying in rent? Fischer and Frichtel Homes can help make that dream a reality! Right now, our Lifestyle Collection located in our wonderful Cimarron Forest community is offering monthly home payments for as little as $911 per month! This is simply an offer too good to pass up.

Our Lifestyle Collection in Cimarron Forest is the perfect option for first time homebuyers in the market. Cimarron Forest offers new single-family homes starting from $123,900! The location of this wonderful community is perfect as well, being conveniently located to Wentzville, with quick access to I-70, Hwy 40/64, and Wentzville Parkway.

For those with children or who plan to start a family in the future, you can rest assure that your children will have great education as this community is located in the highly acclaimed Wentzville School District.

For those looking for a quick move-in home, you’re in luck! We have a small handful of homes available for quick move-in that can have you out of your apartment and into a new home just in time for summer!

New Homes in Wentzville

Two of our plans currently available as quick move-in home options are our Sierra plan and our Cascade plan. These homes currently for sale in Cimarron Forrest offer between 2-3 bedrooms, 1.5-2.5 bathrooms, 1-2 car garages, and anywhere from 1,365-1,480 square feet.

Contact us anytime for information on floorplans and pricing, or feel free to come out for a visit as well! Take Hwy. Z to Interstate Drive and follow the entrance on the left. We’re open Saturdays and Sundays as well from 11am to 5pm.

How To Decorate An Odd Shaped Room In Your Fischer and Frichtel New Home

Categories: Live-Work-Play | Posted: May 2, 2014

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The rooms in newer homes are no longer four ways in a square shape.  There are L-shaped rooms or rooms with no uninterrupted wall space which can leave many new homeowners calling a designer in to come help them decorate a unique room space.  It’s no longer about picking a sofa and a couple of chairs.  It is about how the furniture will work in your St. Louis new home.  The goal is to create comfortable seating that will make it a room that you feel comfortable in and want to spend time in.  A lack of understanding in the terms of furniture placement can result in frustration for rooms that aren’t traditional in shape.  Here is a look at some of the trickier rooms to design.

If your Fischer and Frichtel new home has no uninterrupted wall space, try clustering furniture into the center of your home and utilizing pieces like ottomans and backless sofas. The most architecturally challenging rooms can provide seating for up to eight which is what you will want when entertaining your family and neighbors in your new home.

What about the L-shaped space?  This is where one room blends into the other room.  To define the flow of a room, cluster furniture pieces on various area rugs.  This grounds the furniture and creates a conversation grouping that is great for entertaining guests in your new home.

The walls are left open for storage, tables and wall art.  By using furniture that has a lowered profile height, it not only looks great from every angle, but also eliminates dead end barriers that can block one conversation area from another.  One thing you  might want to consider is purchasing straight-armed pieces of furniture for your new home to make furniture arranging easier.  The straight arms allow you to place chairs side by side to maximize space.

No matter what the shape of the room of your Fischer and Frichtel new home, think of different ways that you can use furniture pieces in the room for additional seating.  Find a great-upholstered ottoman for a coffee table which can also double as extra seating when you are entertaining in your new home. Hopefully these design tips will save you the time and money from bringing in an interior designer for help.

Display Now Open For Daily Touring At The Estates At Dear Hollow!

Categories: F&F Communities in St. Louis County | Posted: April 24, 2014

The Estates at Dear Hollow

If you are looking for homes for sale in St. Charles or the surrounding metro area, Fischer and Frichtel Homes is the place for you! As one of the areas premier homebuilders, we offer a variety of homes for sale for buyers of any type. If you are looking for a new home in the Wildwood area, we now have a display open for daily touring in our beautiful Estates at Deer Hollow community!

The Estates at Dear Hollow is the premier location for luxury homes in Wildwood and each homesite in this magnificent community ranges anywhere from three to seven acres in size!

Located just off Highway 100, and just minutes from Wildwood Town Center, this community has been sculpted into 27 voluminous walkout and ingrate style homesites, sure to please any buyer in the market.

All of the homesites within The Estates at Dear Hollow are beautifully wooded and create the perfect setting for Fischer and Frichtel’s luxury Estate Collection of new homes.

For those buyers with children, you can rest easy knowing that this community is located within the proclaimed Rockwood School District, with children attending Pond Elementary, Wildwood Middle, and Eureka High Schools.

Below are the floor plans available in The Estates at Dear Hollow:

Durham II- Estate: 3 bed, 2 baths, 1-story, 2,220  Sqft.

Arlington II- Estate: 3 bed, 2 bath, 1-story, 2,653 Sqft.

 Woodside- Estate: 3 bed, 2 bath, 1-story, 2,662 Sqft.

Nantucket II- Estate: 3 bed, 2.5 bath, 1-story, 2,797 Sqft.

Waterford- Estate: 4 bed, 2.5 bath, 2-story, 3,612 Sqft.

Hadleigh- Estate: 4 bed, 2.5 bath, 2-story, 3,385 Sqft.

Wyndham- Estate: 3 bed, 2.5 bath, 1.5-story, 3,752 Sqft.

Parkview II- Estate: 4 bed, 2.5 bath, 1.5 story, 3,840 Sqft.

Nantucket- Estate: 3 bed, 2.5 bath, 1-story, 3,292 Sqft.

Westbrooke- Estate: 4 bed, 3.5 bath, 1.5 story, 4,109 Sqft.

We have quick move-in homes available in this community, but they will not be on the market long! To find out more about this community, or how you can own one of these beautiful homes, call our Sales Manager Kristy Roderick at 636-273-1102.

First Display Grand Opening at Deer Hollow This Weekend!

Categories: F&F Communities in St. Louis County | Posted: April 11, 2014

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This weekend Fischer and Frichtel will be rolling out the red carpet in Wildwood to welcome visitors to the spectacular new Wyndham display in The Estates at Deer Hollow! For those in the market for a new home in St. Louis or St. Charles metro areas, this is an event you won’t want to miss. The grand opening celebration will begin on Saturday, April 12 and will include refreshments, prizes, and two valuable promotions that luxury homebuyers will find hard to resist!

In honor of this great event and for a limited period of time, the Fischer and Frichtel is offering $50,000 in free options to all purchasers in Deer Hallow. This will allow customers to lavish their beautiful new homes with even more desirable amenities of their choosing.

But wait…there is more! During the month of April, buyers will be able to take advantage of a special incentive offered in cooperation with the St. Louis Union Homebuilding Partnership. While funds remain available, purchasers receive from $2,000 to $10,000, which is credited on the closing statement and can be applied at closing at the buyer’s digression. We encourage buyers to act quickly on this offer, as funds are limited and will be gone before you know it.

Located close to Wildwood Town Centre, Deer Hollow presents itself with breathtaking views and overall setting. The enclave’s 27 homesites range in size from three to nine acres, and all are wooded with gorgeous backdrops for the 10 designs showcased by Fischer and Frichtel’s top-of-the-line Estate Collection.

The upscale portfolio of homes is based from $449,900 and includes ranch, story-&-a half, and 2-story plans. All plans have 3-car side-entry garages and up to 4,109 square feet of living space, sure to fit the needs of any buyer in the market for a luxury home of any size.

The Deer Hollow’s first display is the 1.5-story Wyndham has been customized to illustrate the tremendous versatility of these designs. The main level is shown with an optional hearth room and a fully open great room/island/kitchen/breakfast room layout that is perfect for large social gatherings. The covered deck on this display extends the entertaining area and capitalizes on the gorgeous views. This is perfect for the upcoming months of grilling and spending time outdoors.

Other items displayed in the Wyndham include an expansion of the already-huge main-floor master suite, and on the upper level, a shared bathroom serves the two auxiliary bedrooms, and the fourth bedroom allows for its own private bath. Another unique option this home has to offer is the auto court that accesses the main 2-car garage and an offset third garage bay.

For buyers in the market who are ready to live in this scenic haven now and don’t want to wait, a beautiful Arlington II ranch is completed and available for immediate possession on a wooded 3-acre homesite. Even better, the price of this home has been reduced to $647,861 for the grand opening event! This custom-designed home features three bedrooms, a spacious hearth room, luxury island kitchen, walk-out lower level with an abundance of windows and an array of designer amenities.

Feel free to call for details about this event at 636-273-1102. We hope to see you this weekend for this amazing event!

Taste of Wentzville Grand Opening- THIS SATURDAY!

Categories: Live-Work-Play | Posted: April 4, 2014

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Fischer and Frichtel Homes is excited to host the Taste of Wentzville Re-Grand Opening, this Saturday, April 5th! From noon-4pm, come out and join us at the Manors At Wilmer Valley for great food, prizes and fun- all for free! If you’re in the market for a new home in St. Louis, this is the event for you this weekend.

The first 150 guests will be entered to win an iPad Air. We will also have gift card drawings all day and a live radio remote on site. Bring your appetite because we will also have amazing food from local food favorites, including the Tattooed Dog, Stefanina’s and Pisa Cake!

Fischer and Frichtel, along with two other area homebuilders are coming together for this grand re-opening event at the Manors at Wilmer Valley, which feature 3 brand new display homes to tour! Making this an even better experience, we will be offering food in each display for visitors to enjoy as they browse these beautiful models.

The Manors at Wilmer Valley feature oversized home sites in the highly sought after Wentzville R-IV School District and access to the areas best in shopping and dining.

This community offers the best value for luxury single-family homes that include outstanding features at no extra cost. Buyers also have the ability to personalize the homes in this community to cater to their unique needs and wants in a new home.

Fischer and Frichtel brings over 70 years of building industry experience to the table with 100% commitment to provide a unmatched and rewarding home buying experience.

If you would like to come out and join us for this amazing event on Saturday, you can get to this community by going West on 1-70 to south on Highway-Z. Take a right on Interstate Drive, and then left onto Wilmer Road. Continue ½ mile to community location on the left!

We look forward to seeing you at this event on Saturday for great fun, food and prizes!

The Financial Benefits of Home Ownership

Categories: Home Buying Tips | Posted: March 28, 2014

St. Louis new homeThere’s a saying that when you rent, you are paying someone else’s mortgage and helping them earn equity.  However, buying a new home in St. Louis does have its tax advantages that renting a home does not.  Here are some deductions you can take as a homeowner that you won’t be able to take advantage of as a renter if you choose to purchase a Fischer and Frichtel Home.

Property Tax:  Property taxes can be deducted from your federal income taxes.  Both state and local taxes are counted- and who doesn’t want to use some more deductions?

Home Mortgage Interest: When you first purchase your Fischer and Frichtel new home, the majority of your monthly payment is applied towards the interest.  With each year that you pay towards your mortgage, the balance will slowly shift from interest to the principal payments.  Also, don’t forget that the interest you pay on your mortgage is deductible.

The Expenses of Home Buying:  With a new home purchase there are certain fees and closing costs that can be deducted.  They can include, but aren’t limited to: prorated interest on a new loan, prorated property taxes, and pan origination fees.

Home Equity Loan:  As a homeowner you can borrow up to $100,000 against the equity in your home and deduct the interest.  With the unpredictability of life, having this option available can give a homeowner peace of mind knowing a loan is available if it is needed, and that is not something available if you are renting.

Home Sale Exclusion:  Here is an exclusion that can be taken once every two years. If you sell a home for a profit and you have lived in the home for two of the previous five years before selling, you only pay taxes on profits over $250,000 if you are single.  If you are a married couple filing jointly, you only pay taxes on profits over $500,000.

Free Rental Income:  This is a benefit you might not have known about.  If you own a home, you can rent your home for up to 14 days during the year and pay no tax on the rental income.  If you are a renter subletting your home, you have to pay taxes on the income you earn.

If you are trying to decide whether to rent someplace or buy a Fischer and Frichtel new home, don’t forget to consider these benefits as you make your decision.  As a homeowner in St. Louis, you have many advantages available to you that are not available to you as a renter.

Wyndgate Community: Quick Move-In Available!

Categories: F&F Communities in St. Charles County | Posted: March 7, 2014

wyndgate homeFor those in the market for a new home in St. Louis or the surrounding areas, travel on over to O’Fallon to find a beautiful community and a quick move-in home now on the market!

Located in our Wyndgate Oaks Heritage Collection community, 205 Wyndharbor Court is our newest home that is now up for the taking! Based off of our Arlington 2- Heritage floor plan, this home is built on homesite 739 and is the perfect home for a growing family or a family that is looking for lots of space!

This ranch style home offers 4 bedrooms, 2 full baths and 1 half bath. This home is 2,700 square feet, so space will not be something that is lacking in this home. This home also offers a 3-car side-entry garage, with a beautiful front elevation.

This quick move-in home offers exceptional features that include a spacious open ranch plan that flows between the kitchen and the breakfast room, a dramatic great room, 12’ ceilings, warm fireplace, custom millwork package, wood floors in all common areas, crown molding, iron spindle railing, elegant exterior of brick and stone façade, attractive landscape and lawn irrigation system.

The designer kitchen in this home offers an oversized island, luxury stainless steel Whirpool appliance package, granite countertops, and a walk-in pantry with mesh wire shelving.

The luxurious master suite and bath overlooks a private wooded area for a scenic view to start your day every morning. There is an enormous walk-in closet, and a separate shower and tub with cultured marble surrounds.

All of these wonderful features and assets of this home had the original listing price well over a half million dollars. Right now, you can currently own this home for $499,000! A tremendous savings for an incredible offer!

Lastly, you can rest assure that you will have a 10 year Comprehensive Homeowner’s Warranty plan in place for your new home.

If you’re interested in viewing this home in person, call or email us anytime to schedule a private showing! Contact our sales agent Jim Horton at: 314-409-8429 or email him at jhorton@fandfhomes.com.

Miralago Communtiy News! New Display Opens February 22nd

Categories: F&F Communities in St. Charles County | Posted: February 27, 2014

Whitehall planFischer and Frichtel homes has another model open for public viewing on February 22nd of this month! For those in the market for a new home in St. Charles, come check out our beautiful Whitehall floor plan that will be on display in our Miralago community this month.

Located in our premier Miralago community in the Colletville (St. Peters) area, this community offers just 30 homesites! This is truly an exciting opportunity for new-home shoppers that are currently browsing the market.

The natural landscape of Miralago is what draws most in to this quaint community. This community provides its residents a spectacular setting featuring abundant trees, greenery, and lakes.

Miralago is just north of St. Charles Community College on the east side of Mid Rivers Mall Drive at Ohmes road, so it is located in an ideal area for those who want to be within the St. Charles area. With quick access to 1-70 and Highway 94/MO-364, Miralago is the perfect location for commuters.

Once you make it into Miralago, come by and check out our Whitehall floor plan that will now be on display!

Our Whitehall plan offers 1,820 square feet and has 3 beds and 2 baths. This ranch style home has a 2-car garage and is perfect for buyers just starting out or who want to downsize from a larger home.

Pricing for this home starts at $233,900. To come view this display for yourself, contact our sales manager Matt Johnson at (636) 236-9318.

New Display Open in Wyndgate: February 8th

Categories: F&F Communities in St. Charles County | Posted: January 30, 2014

Wyndham ModelFischer and Frichtel Homes is excited to announce our new Wyndham floor plan display that will be open for showing in our beautiful Wyndgate community! Opening on February 8th, guests will be able to tour our beautiful floor plan and see the luxury single-family home community of Wyndgate.

Located in O’Fallon, Wyndgate Oaks is an amenity-packed neighborhood that offers its residents more than 50 acres of wooded common ground. Along with the spacious and beautiful scenery are a community pool and bathhouse, several parks, a sports court and trails for walking, running and biking. This community is great for those who love to be outdoors and active, or those with kids who love to play outside.

Wyndgate Oaks is clustered around two cul-de-sacs with 18 home settings. Each home averages over half an acre. Trees beautifully line many of the homes in this community.

Our Wyndham floor plan that we are featuring on display has 3,752 square feet, making it great for a growing family or those who need space. This 2-story plan has 4 bedrooms and 3 and a half baths. The 3-car garage is perfect for multiple drivers, or for extra garage space to store items or make your own workspace.

Pricing for this plan starts at $425,900. This model is sure to get a lot of attention once it opens. Come and view this beautiful display for yourself! Call our sales manager Jim Horton to schedule a viewing or get more information at (636) 625-0367.

To access our Wyndgate Oak community take 1-64/40 to Highway N. Travel west on Highway N 2-miles left on Wyndgate Ridge. Drive half a mile and turn right on Paul Renaud Boulevard, then one mile and turn left on Diehr subdivision on the left.

We hope to see you out at our besutiful Wyndham display!

How to protect your home from the falling temperatures

Categories: Live-Work-Play | Posted: January 17, 2014

winter home tipsFor those of you in the St. Louis and St. Charles area, you have experienced first hand the bitter cold that old man winter has brought our way in the past few weeks. It is important to know the issues this weather can have on your St. Louis new home, so you can keep it safe from the falling temperatures.

Ice Dams are something to be on the look out for on the exterior of your home. An ice dam is the ridges of ice that form on the edge of your roof that prevent the snow to melt. This happens due to the heat that is escaping from the attack, which then runs off of the roof.

The way to counteract this is to use a snow rake to remove the snow. Be sure not to be too rough when doing this, since you will not want to harm your roof in the process. Also, watch out for the falling snow that comes off of the roof.

Next, cold weather often takes a toll the plumbing in your home. Cold weather brings the threat of frozen pipes and the best way to prevent and counteract this is to allow some cold water to trickle from your pipes.

Moving water does not freeze, so this will keep the flow of water going through your plumbing in these areas. Your outdoor hoses can cause pressure to build up in your water lines, so disconnect your outdoor hoses and place an insulated faucet jacket on the hoes bib to help solve this from becoming an issue.

Ice on walkways and steps are the final, and most common problem that pains people during the bitter cold days. Not only is this a dangerous issue, but one that needs to be handled in order to prevent a slew of accidents.

Kitty litter is a common technique people use to help from slipping on the icy walkways. The best plan of attach however is to go outside and shovel as much of the snow as you can, and then sprinkle sand on the walkways.
Salt and fertilizer are your next best items to use if the ice has already made its way to your walkways.

Use these smart choices to help protect you and your home from winter’s powerful punch.

Featured Collection: The Cottage Collection

Categories: F&F Communities in St. Charles County | Posted: January 2, 2014

Cottage CollectionFischer and Frichtel is proud to offer some of the best floor plans offered if you’re looking for a new home in St. Louis or St. Charles. Fischer and Frichtel’s Cottage Collection offers popular options that fit buyers of any need.

Our Cottage Collection is comprised of four different plans. First, is our Devonshire plan. This plan is available in our Charlestowne Cottages community. It boasts 1,629 feet on average with 3 bedrooms and 3 and a half baths- perfect for a small family. This 2-story home has a 2-car garage and we currently offer 3 different elevations of this home for our homebuyers to select the look that appeals most to them.

Next in this collection is our Essex floor plan. This floor plan is great for single living situations, a small family, or empty nesters. The 2 bedroom and 2 bath layout is spread out perfectly over 1,084 square feet. This is a 1-story home with a 2-car garage that will make anyone feel at home. The Essex also offers 3 different elevation options to choose from.

Our third plan in the Cottage Collection is the Oxford floor plan. This plan is a great intermediate plan in that it suits most any buyer. This 2-story floor plan is 1,312 square feet and has 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths, along with a 2-car garage. The choice of the 3 elevation options allows you to select the option that best suits your taste in exterior home design.

Our final floor plan in this collection is the Windsor floor plan. This plan is good for a homebuyer who is in the middle of all the options offered of this collection in terms of size and square footage. This floor plan offers 1,422 square feed and has 2 bedrooms and 2 and a half baths. The 2-story plan and 2-story garage make it a great home to start out in or expand into.

All of our Cottage Collection floor plans are offered in our Charlestowne Cottages community. Contact us to learn more about any of these plans, or to see if one of these options might suit your needs for a new home!

Build Your Dream Home on Your Land with Fischer and Frichtel

Categories: F&F Communities in St. Charles County, F&F Communities in St. Louis County, Home Buying Tips | Posted: December 12, 2013

If you have your own land and are looking to build a new home in the St. Louis or St. Charles area, Fischer & Frichtel Homes is the right builder for you!

Build Where You Want with Fischer & Frichtel is easy:

1. Discuss your options with one of our New Home Specialists. The Fischer & Frichtel Homes development team will meet with you to evaluate the land, and determine the overall feasibility of the project.

2. Select a plan from our design portfolio. These plans have been engineered for optimum beauty, suitability and cost efficiency.

3. Customize your home. Personalize the design you choose with our numerous customization options. This program allows our home buyers the flexibility to customize their new home to meet their needs and wishes.

4. See your new home become a reality. Fischer & Frichtel’s in-house sales, design and construction staff will guide you through the entire process.

When you’re ready to get started, please contact us at 314-283-6510! If you are interested in building a home but do not have your own land, take a look at the numerous new home communities we are building throughout the St. Louis and St. Charles areas!

Homes for sale in Miralago!

Categories: F&F Communities in St. Charles County | Posted: December 6, 2013

Miralago communityOne of Fischer and Fritchel Homes newest communities has limited home opportunities with only 30 homesites available! Miralago is the newest Fischer and Frichtel residential community and its limited inventory makes it an exciting opportunity for new home shoppers.

Miralago provides a beautiful natural landscape, featuring abundant trees, greenery, and lakes within the community.

Another reason this community is so in demand is due to its premier location in Cottleville, Missouri, which is just north of St. Charles Community College.

Miralago allows for quick access to 1-70, so it is perfect for those who have to commute or need quick highway access.

This community is close to the best shopping, dining, parks and recreational activities that the St. Charles area has to offer! It is also located in the Francis Howell School District, a great place to send your kids!

The limited homesites offered in Miralago is sure to have this community sold soon. If you would like to learn more about the Miralago community, contact us for more information.

Make a Miralago home yours for the 2014 New Year!

 

St. Jude Give thanks. Walk a success!

Categories: Fun & Philanthropy | Posted: November 26, 2013

walk photoFischer and Frichtel Homes is proud to announce the success that we had participating in the St. Louis St. Jude Give thanks. Walk last Saturday, November 23. There were 679 other walkers that joined us in the walk. The walk has already raised more than $70,158.84, putting St. Jude well on their way to reaching their goal for the kids of St. Jude.

Our success in the St. Louis area is shared with 75 cities across the country that joined us in the walk on Saturday. As a whole, more than 51,000 St. Jude supporters participated in the walk, which altogether raised over $6.3 million.

We would like to give big congratulations to the top fundraising walker, Rachel Kitchen, who raised $2,781, and the top fundraising team, NYCO-St. Louis, which raised $475 for St. Jude. Everyone who contributed in any amount is appreciated!

Fisher and Frichtel is so proud to partner with St. Jude and our goal is to support the effort in having no family have to worry about receiving a bill from St. Jude for travel, treatment, housing or food. We believe no family should have to worry about finances at a time where they need to be focused on helping their child.

If you would like to help put St. Jude over their goal for this year by sharing an email, Facebook, or Twitter post to share your Walk Day experience and ask others to help with a donation as well. Fischer and Frichtel Homes is proud to partner with St. Jude on yet another successful event to finish out the 2013 year!

 

Fischer & Frichtel Homes is a St. Louis area new home builder.  For more information about F&F Homes building your St. Charles new home, please call 314-576-0500.

St. Jude Give thanks. Walk tomorrow!

Categories: Fun & Philanthropy | Posted: November 22, 2013

St. Jude walkFischer and Frichtel wants to remind you that the St. Jude Give thanks. Walk is taking place tomorrow! On Saturday, November 23, supporters in more than 75 communities across the country will participate in the walk. This is an exciting, family-friendly event that goes towards a great cause in helping to raise funds to support the lifesaving mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Support is still needed and you can donate to this cause and find out more information here.

The funds that will be raised during this walk will go to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through intense research and treatment. No child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family’s ability to pay- which is what makes this walk and support for St. Jude so important.

Team members of the Fischer and Frichtel family will be participating in the walk on Saturday. St. Jude is an organization close to Fischer and Frichtel and we have been proud to be a supporter of the cause for many years and for years to come.

St. Jude is changing the way the word treats childhood cancer and other deadly diseases through their groundbreaking research.

Come out and support Fischer and Frichtel for the St. Jude thanks. Walk tomorrow, or visit online to see how you can help or join the fight against childhood cancer.

 

Fischer & Frichtel Homes is a St. Louis area new home builder.  For more information about F&F Homes building your St. Charles new home, please call 314-576-0500.

Style your Fischer and Frichtel home to be the envy of your neighborhood!

Categories: Live-Work-Play | Posted: November 14, 2013

decoratingAs the holiday season approaches us in the coming weeks, you may have begun to look around your Fischer and Frichtel home and started to think of things you want to do before you start to have guests over for holiday party’s and get-togethers.  We have outlined some of the top design ideas below that will get your Fischer and Frichtel home ready for company, with minimal cost and effort!

Dress up a table: You can refresh an old table or make an inexpensive table look high-class by adding fabric. By draping a table with beautiful fabric, you can create an inviting look. Don’t feel the need to only use one piece of fabric, add more than one to change it up a little. If you are going for a more formal look, let the edges pool or have them skim the floor. One of the newest trends is using burlap in the center of the table for a soft and earthly look, while still being very chic.

Highlight your kitchen: Make your Fischer and Frichtel kitchen a showplace. Use domed-glass cake stands to add elegance to any item in your kitchen, especially if you use more than one. You can use this to display anything from fruit, pinecones, artichokes, or even herb trees under the domes. Add a holiday twist like ornaments to change up the theme.

Stack of books: This is a trick many interior designers use. Take a pile of books and crown the top with one or two objects, like a patterned bowl. You can also use items that have meaning to you, but keep them to one or two at most. This helps break up the library-neat rows while also adding personality to the room.

De-clutter: Rein in the clutter of your home by using a tray on your coffee table or hiding items like remotes, magazines, or books in an ottoman compartment. This helps take the random scattered items and centralize them in one place where they can be easily found.

Add a throw: Adding a throw is one of the easiest ways to add color and comfort to your home. Drape them off any armchair or over your sofa. Be sure to fold the throw and purposely fold or lay it in place, so it doesn’t look messy.

 

These quick, easy and inexpensive decorating ideas will be sure to have your Fischer and Frichtel home ready for your holiday guests!

 

Fischer & Frichtel Homes is a St. Louis area new home builder.  For more information about F&F Homes building your St. Charles new home, please call 314-576-0500.

 

Apps that help the homeowner!

Categories: Home Buying Tips | Posted: November 7, 2013

ipadThese days, there is pretty much an app for everything. That being said, there are plenty of apps available for homeowners that help make their lives easier that you may have never heard about! Here are some of the tops apps for homeowners that might help make your life easier at the touch of your fingers, literally!

Home Smarts: This is a great app for helping you to organize and plan the maintenance schedule for your Fischer and Frichtel home. The app can give you seasonal recommendations and preventative strategies to help save you money.

Nest: This app adjusts your homes temperature from anywhere! Using your mobile device, it allows you to create a schedule for heating and cooling for your Fischer and Frichtel home by adjusting it remotely.

Warranty Count Lite: This app is meant for all of the electronics and mechanical products in your home that have warranties. This will be the place you can store all of that information, and it keeps a count of the days until your warranties expire.

Home Tips: For a few dollars, this app helps you “go green” and help the environment. It helps give you inexpensive solutions to clean and maintain your home with all natural materials.

Sonos: This unique app allows you to stream music throughout your Fischer and Frichtel home wirelessly and without a docking system or computer system. An even more unique feature about this app is the fact you can play the same song throughout your home or a different song in each room of your home.

Houzz: This is probably the most popular app among homeowners and one you might have already heard of. If not, this app is like Pinterest for homeowners. It allows you to view a large database of home design ideas and allows you to save all of your favorite ideas. This app makes it easy to create an idea book of what you want your Fischer and Frichtel home to look like, and easily refer back to things you like while browsing the stores simply by logging into the app.

 

Hopefully some of these new apps for homeowners can be of use for you and make your life a little bit easier, while helping make your Fischer and Frichtel home well maintained and the most enjoyable it can be.

 

Fischer & Frichtel Homes is a St. Louis area new home builder.  For more information about F&F Homes building your St. Charles new home, please call 314-576-0500.

 

 

 

What not to do before closing on your Fischer and Fritchel Home

Categories: Home Buying Tips | Posted: November 1, 2013

mortgage approvalWhen purchasing a new home, most of the information given to homebuyers is the checklist of things you should do when purchasing a new home. However, what about a list of things you shouldn’t do?

There are things that can have an adverse effect on your credit from the time you qualify until the time you close on your Fischer and Fritchel new home.

When you try to qualify for a loan, be sure to not send any red flags to lenders about the stability of the loan during this time. Get informed about the hidden traps that could cause problems when it comes to closing on your home by staying on top of the home loan process.

One of the top things not to do during this time is to change jobs. Mortgage companies like to see a strong job history, so any fluctuations in work could negatively affect this process.

Secondly, be sure not to close any credit cards until after your home loan is approved. Closing a credit card can have the opposite effect on your credit, even if you are the one doing the closing of your credit card.

This is also not the time to make any large purchases on credit. You may be tempted to go purchase a lot of new furniture or electronics for your new Fischer and Fritchel home, but large purchases can effect your debt income ratio and change the whole process before closing. Hold off on these large purchases until after your home loan has been approved and signed off on.

Be sure you also stay with your present bank during this time. When trying to qualify for a home loan, you do not want to begin new financial history in the midst of this process. It is best to have stable banking history leading up and during this time.

Also, be sure to not co-sign on any other loans at this time. Even if you aren’t the one making payments on other loans, that doesn’t matter to the lender. Being a co-signer on all other loans is seen as debt and will also increase your debt to income ratio.

Lastly, do not open any new lines of credit during this time. All new credit inquiries can lower your credit and can also alert your mortgage lender that you are at greater risk.

Becoming informed about what you should do is just as important when purchasing a new home as the things you should not do during this time. We at Fischer and Fritchel Homes want you to have the best experience when preparing to move into your new home!

 

Fischer & Frichtel Homes is a St. Louis area new home builder.  For more information about F&F Homes building your St. Charles new home, please call 314-576-0500.

How to bring the feel of fall to your home

Categories: Live-Work-Play | Posted: October 17, 2013

iStock_000021482673XSmallThe increasingly cooler temperatures here in St. Louis and St. Charles let us know that fall has finally reached our doorsteps. Summer days and temperatures are now a thing of the past, and your house should reflect the changing seasons as well. Adding autumn colors to your Fischer & Frichtel home is simple and easy through a variety of decorating options.

For the exterior of your home, try adding flowers, gourds, and pumpkins. A nice arrangement of different fall colored mums and kale will bring an autumnal look to your home. You can plant these in the ground, or it pots around the front of your house.  You can then arrange pumpkins, gourds, and squash amongst the potted flowers to add richness and a fun fall flare.

Wreaths are not only for the holidays. A great fall wreath can go on both the outside and the inside of your Fischer & Frichtel home. Wreaths are extremely versatile in how you can decorate them. Try adding autumn leaves, flowers and pinecones to a wreath. Stick wreaths are also popular among the fall months, as they add a rustic look.

Wreaths don’t just stop at hanging on doors either. Try laying your wreath on a table and placing a large pumpkin in the center of a coffee table or your entry way table. This is a fun alternative to greet guests as they enter your home.

Glass containers and lanterns are also unique touches to add to your home décor come fall. Add a lantern or two of different sizes, or any glass container filled with pumpkins, pinecones, autumn leaves, or acorns. Both of these ideas can be used on both the inside and outside of your home.

Pillows are a great accent to use to change your home seasonally. For fall, try deep colors with texture and patterns that appeal to your home. Adding a comfortable throw to correspond with your pillows is also a way to add the coziness of fall.

Finally, don’t forget to make your home smell like the cooler days upon us with scented candles and potpourri. Fall scents help trigger the brain to let you know fall has arrived.

These simple changes are inexpensive and easy ways to turn your Fischer & Frichtel home into a beautiful fall sanctuary for you and your guests to enjoy.

 

Fischer & Frichtel Homes is a St. Louis area new home builder.  For more information about F&F Homes building your St. Charles new home, please call 314-576-0500.

What makes buying a Fischer & Frichtel Home different?

Categories: Live-Work-Play | Posted: October 11, 2013

home on plansWhether you are a first time homebuyer  jumping off the deep end into purchasing a new home, or you are looking to scale-up or scale back from your current home, Fischer and Frichtel makes the buying process easy for buyers of any background looking to buy in the St. Louis or St. Charles area. Our simplified purchasing process is what gives us such a great referral rate and keeps our current buyers choosing to purchase more than one home from us during their lifetime as their needs change.

Step 1: Find your dream community, home site, and floor plan. We have professional sales managers on staff that is here to assist you in finding your dream home, and ensure you are happy with your final choice.

Step 2: Getting your purchase agreement in place and signed so we can begin to build your new dream home! Our purchase agreement identifies your home site number, community, floor plan, elevation, and your financing information.

Step 3: Putting your design in place and having you meet with our Design Professional who will personally assist you through each step of the Material and Color Selection process, making it simple and making sure your internal design is built to fit your needs.

Step 4: Building time! Once your selection process has been completed, we begin the construction of your new home. Our Fischer and Frichtel building team will help you each step of the way, answer any questions you might have, and conduct walk-throughs with you during the building process.

Step 5: Homeowner orientation! Upon completion of your new Fischer and Frichtel home, our customer service manager will conduct a walk through of your new house with you. Once this is complete, the house we have built is now your new home!

 

We know the home buying experience can be a daunting one, but with this easy five-step process we have tried to ensure it is as easy as possible for our homebuyers, which is why they stay with Fischer and Fritchel Homes for many years! If you are interested in learning more about our process, or purchasing a Fischer and Fritchel home, contact us anytime and we would be happy to assist you!

 

Fischer & Frichtel Homes is a St. Louis area new home builder.  For more information about F&F Homes building your St. Charles new home, please call 314-576-0500.

The Crandall family shares why Fischer & Frichtel homes have been a smart investment

Categories: Home Buying Tips | Posted: September 25, 2013

Crandall FamilyThe Crandall family was transplanted from California to St. Louis back in 2000. Curt worked for AT&T at the time, and only had one month to find a home for his family. The Crandall’s visited many builders during their quick search to find a home, but Fischer & Frichtel constantly stood out to them since they arrived in Missouri.

The Crandall’s felt that we at Fischer & Frichtel treated their family as our own. The Crandall’s moved into a pre-owned home due to their time crunch with Curt’s job relocating them. The family ended up in one of our large two-story homes on a half-acre lot.

By 2012, their youngest daughter was headed off to college and the couple started thinking about downsizing to a smaller home. Although the pair was no where near retirement, the large home was just simply more than they needed for just the two of them and the upkeep on a larger home was time consuming. The couple decided to revisit Fischer & Frichtel and they determined that that Coachlight offered the easy-maintenance lifestyle we were looking for.

After making the decision to move, the couple put their home up on the market and it sold within one day! The pressure was on again for the couple to move right away. There was only one Villa display left in Coachlight and the couple signed on the dotted line to make that their second Fischer & Frichtel home, and their new place to call home.

The couple not only enjoyed the luxuries of not having to clean a large home, or mow a large lawn, but their new Fischer & Frichtel home had a finished basement for their media room, a recreation area, third bedroom, additional bath, and a space for Curt’s office. Storage is a key factor in downsizing, and Linda quickly built her own storage areas for her new home. This process made her realize how important storage is for downsizers, and so she started her own blog on tips for other homeowners in similar situations.

Curtis and Linda love their new home at Coachlight and they are happy that years ago when they relocated to St. Louis that they settled on a Fischer & Frichtel home back then, and to this day.

Fischer & Frichtel Homes is a St. Louis area new home builder.  For more information about F&F Homes building your St. Charles new home, please call 314-576-0500.

Miralago Now Open to the Public!

Categories: F&F Communities in St. Charles County | Posted: September 20, 2013

Miralago Community Opening

On Friday, September 6th, over 50 guests gathered in Cottleville, MO for an exclusive onsite preview party to celebrate the grand opening of Miralago community!  It was a special “sneak peek” for those who signed up for our VIP Priority List, and if their faces were of any indication, they were blown away!  It was certainly the event of the season, with spectacular views from every scene.

Miralago was meticulously named, intending to incorporate these stunning sights of lakes as far as you can see.  Surrounding these lakes are lush green trees and walking trails will soon weave along the rolling terrain.  This neighborhood is truly beautiful, bringing to mind serene European countryside and timeless tranquility.  We were excited to see other St. Louis area individuals, couples, and families responding to our newest community with as much enthusiasm as we have had in developing it!  Thank you to all who attended the grand opening!

The Official Sales Center of Miralago opened early on Saturday morning to waves of interested new home buyers.  This was more than a modest unveiling – by the end of the weekend, over half of the available home sites had already been claimed!  Come by for a visit any day from 11am to 5pm!

For the first building phase, Fischer & Frichtel has chosen 6 of our most popular single-family new home designs.  Three of these are ranch styles, and the other three are two-story floor plans.  All of these belong to the Manors Collection, arguably a favorite new home construction design of St. Louis area families!  Matt Johnson, the Sales Manager of Miralago, commented that these plans were intentionally selected for their “universal appeal to buyers of all ages and lifestyles.”

Miralago community is ideally located, offering future residents convenient access to I-70 and Highway 94/MO 364.  Interested in local retail options?  There are miles of commercial centers along Mid Rivers Mall Drive.  St. Charles Community College is incredibly close by, and practice your golf swing at Old Hickory to the south of your brand new Cottleville neighborhood!

Fischer & Frichtel is offering introductory price preferences to new home buyers, starting in the $190,000s.  Don’t forget, we also have extended the deadline for our exceptional rate rollback promotion through the end of the September!

We’d also like to congratulate Dennis Schmidt for winning the 2013 St. Jude Dream Home!   We hope he loves it as much as we do!  And many thanks to all who entered; your thoughtful and generous contributions were graciously received by the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Fischer & Frichtel Homes is a St. Louis area new home builder.  For more information about F&F Homes building your St. Charles new home, please call 314-576-0500.

St. Jude Giveaway and Miralago Opening This Weekend!

Categories: Fun & Philanthropy | Posted: September 5, 2013

handing keys to new home ownersFischer & Frichtel has a crazy weekend ahead of us: We are drawing the winner of our St. Jude Dream Home tomorrow evening and Saturday is the grand opening of Miralago community!

This means that this is your absolute last chance to throw your name in to the barrel of tickets that our friends at Fox News 2 will pull the winning ticket from.  There are several other prizes in store, too!  Some of these include an all-inclusive trip to Cancun (Travel Gals), a $1,000 Target gift card, 2014 Season VIP passes to the Muny, and so much more.

We’re thrilled to continue to be a part of the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s mission to “find cures for children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases through research and treatment” at no financial cost to the family.  This is a tremendous service the provide, and we are 100% committed to their research and continued investment in our children’s futures.  We’ve been delighted to raffle off a brand new home every year since 2010 to help raise money and awareness of their cause.  Find out more about Fischer & Frichtel’s St. Jude Dream Homes here.  Each ticket entry in the raffle costs $100, and all proceeds go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Last week we discussed a few of the finer details of Fischer & Frichtel’s Miralago community opening this weekend.  Come visit us this weekend to see this gorgeous St. Charles property in person.  Don’t forget, there are only a few select lots that will be available, so first come is first served.  We’re unbelievably excited for the possibilities that Miralago is bringing to St. Charles and the surrounding communities.  We hope you’ll love it as much as we do!

Fischer & Frichtel Homes is a St. Louis area new home builder.  For more information about F&F Homes building your St. Charles new home, please call 314-576-0500.

Miralago Community Opens Soon!

Categories: F&F Communities in St. Charles County | Posted: August 29, 2013

MiralagoMiralago is a name that just rolls off the tongue, evoking mental images of tranquility, luxury, and comfort – and that’s exactly what this newest community by Fischer and Frichtel has to offer new home buyers!

This community is located in the heart of St. Charles County in Cottleville, and future residents will have every local amenity available to them, from easy access to Mid Rivers Mall to I-70 and the Golden Triangle of St. Charles.  Reaching downtown is a breeze, and we’ve heard that there may be some local businesses who plan to offer discounted rates to Miralago homeowners to welcome them to their new community!

Even better, there’s no end to enjoying the natural atmosphere in the midst of convenient modern necessities.  Miralago is gently enveloped by lush, mature trees and spectacular lakeside views unheard of anywhere else in the St. Louis metro area!  No longer do new home buyers have to decide between location and “livability” when choosing homesites – you can finally have both!

Right now, Cottleville new home buyers may choose from 6 different luxury floor plan designs from our exceptional Manors Collection.  Whether you’re looking for a ranch-style home or a two-story layout, each plan offers incredible universal appeal and functionality to families.  Additionally, each of Miralago’s new homes will include special design customization within the price of the home!  Our design professionals are standing by  in our Home Center to assist future residents of Miralago in customizing both the interior and exterior of their brand new home!

By late September or early October, Miralago will begin construction on its very first display model, showcasing not only the finest of what Fischer and Frichtel has to offer as a new and custom home builder, but lay the foundation of all our plans – the beating hear of what Miralago will eventually become.  We are unbelievably excited about these opportunities and cannot wait to share them with the families that will call Miralago their home.

Once our Sales Center is open, we invite you to visit anytime from 11am to 5pm daily and experience Miralago for yourself.  Act now and you may receive special introductory prices to this incredible community.  Give us a call today to find out more!

Fischer & Frichtel Homes is a St. Louis area new home builder.  For more information about F&F Homes building your St. Charles new home, please call 314-576-0500. 

A Miralago New Home Community Sneak Peek!

Categories: F&F Communities in St. Louis County | Posted: August 13, 2013

happy family under treesHave you heard about Fischer and Frichtel’s latest new home community in the St. Louis area?  The details are starting to really come together and we’re so excited to talk a little about what we have planned for Miralago!

Located in Cottleville, Missouri, Miralago boasts gorgeous landscapes and picturesque scenery only found with premier golf courses.  Since it was formerly home to the Mid Rivers Golf Links, enthusiasts of the game as well as newcomers to the community will love the natural views and tranquil setting complete with lush greenery, abundant trees and plenty of lakes.  The Old Hickory Golf Course is close by for anyone wanting to hit a ball or two, as well!

New home buyers to Miralago will have every local amenity close at hand while enjoying the feeling of serene retreat.  Families will love the convenient access to I-70, Highway 94/MO 364 for quick and easy commutes in and out of the city.  Additionally, there are excellent retail, dining, and recreational options just within minutes of the front door to your new Fischer and Frichtel home!  (Don’t let us forget to mention the St. Louis nightlife!)

The Miralago community is located just north of the St. Charles Community College, and on the eastern side of Mid Rivers Mall Drive at Ohmes Road.  If you are a returning student or interested in continuing your education, this may be just what you’re looking for in a neighborhood!  Parents can expect a thorough and valuable educational experience for their children through the Francis Howell School District.

Interested in learning more about Miralago, Cottleville new homes, and Fischer Frichtel’s plans for this community?  Sign up for our VIP and Priority Mailing List today!  Doing so will keep you up to date on the latest breaking (neighborhood) news, development phases and additional information for not only Miralago, but any new home communities coming to the St. Louis and St. Charles area.  (And who doesn’t want to be in the know?)

Have any questions about this latest development?  Ask us in the comments section below!

Fischer and Frichtel Homes is a St. Louis area new home builder.  For more information about F&F Homes building your St. Charles new home, please call 314-576-0500.

Join the Fischer & Frichtel Team!

Categories: Live-Work-Play | Posted: August 6, 2013

3 people gathered around a laptopFischer and Frichtel is thrilled to announce that we are HIRING!  That’s right!   We are on the lookout for dedicated and friendly individuals to join our team of professionals committed to building and selling beautiful new homes in the St. Louis community.  Fischer and Frichtel has been a steadfast fixture with an envious reputation across the St. Charles metro.  We’ve been noted for our high quality craftsmanship, exceptional customer service, innovative model designs, and maintained this respect from new home builders and homeowners alike for nearly 70 years of business.

We are searching for two energetic and qualified people to join our team as a Community Sales Manager and Community Sales Assistant.

As a Community Sales Manager with Fischer & Frichtel, we expect our new team member to be welcoming and enthusiastic while working on various projects and goals.  A few of these include:

  • Generate traffic through development of relationships with the Realtor community, participation in community events/meetings and other networking venues
  • Provide exceptional customer service to Fischer & Frichtel Custom Homes homebuyers and ensure customer satisfaction
  • Meet monthly and quarterly sales goals while working on-site in a Fischer and Frichtel Custom Homes new home community

Are you computer proficient and able to learn new systems quickly?  Are you curious and passionate about the community, new home building, and sales opportunities?  Are you a persuasive and engaging person?  This full-time position may be perfect for you!

Perhaps you’re interested in a job with more flexibility in your time-commitment.  Our Community Sales Assistant position is a part-time career opportunityI  Our ideal candidate is a self-motivated, goal-focused team player who is excited to show off what Fischer and Frichtel offers new home buyers in this new home community.  Are you a person who thrives by being around people and connecting with them?  Do you manage time well and communicate just as effectively?  You’ll be asked to manage several duties, including but not limited to:

  • Provide information to prospective homebuyers about our company, our communities, and our homes, as well as demonstrate each in person
  • Follow up with prospective homebuyers, including but not limited to thank you cards, phone calls, and emails
  • Maintain display homes to ensure our homes are in excellent condition for viewing

Think you’ve got what it takes?  Find out more by visiting our Careers page to apply!  We look forward to hearing from you!

Fischer and Frichtel Homes is a St. Louis area new home builder.  For more information about F&F Homes building your St. Charles new home, please call 314-576-0500.

The 2013 St. Jude Dream Home is Now Open!

Categories: Fun & Philanthropy | Posted: July 30, 2013

Sun Room of the 2013 St. Jude Dream HomeWe are absolutely blown away by the Grand Opening response last Saturday!  Around 1,120 people came to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and to tour the 2013 Dream Home built by us at Fischer and Frichtel.  We’re honored at the response and know that it’s only going to get better from here on out!  Many thanks to Fox 2 – KTVI for helping cover this wonderful event.  We’d also like to extend our gratitude to Steve Drews who took gorgeous photographs of this brand new home.  You can see his photos on the Fischer and Frichtel Houzz page!

The home is now open for free tours to the general public.  Anytime from now through September 1st, you can come by and walk through this beautiful home from 9am to 5pm on Saturdays.  We’re also open on Sundays from noon to 5pm.  It’s located at 200 Wyndharbor Court in O’Fallon, MO.  We invite anyone and everyone to come see it in person, imagine living here, and support St. Jude while you’re at it!  You can find out more about how to do so here.

As another incentive, we’re pleased to announce that you can register to win an all-inclusive trip to Cancun!  That’s right, you could win a vacation for 2 to Cancun for 6 nights just by visiting the home at no additional cost.  This incredible opportunity is made possible courtesy of The Travel Gals, Hard Rock Hotels, and Funjet Vacations.

If you’re driving from St. Louis to come visit, just hop on I-64 West/US 40 W highway.  Keep an eye out for the Wing Haven Boulevard Exit; you’ll want to take that to Missouri State Highway DD.  Just follow the signs!  Turn right onto Diehr Road and Trailwynd Drive will be the 2nd right after that.  Take your first left at Wyndharbor Court.  You’ll see it on your left-hand side!

The best way to get to 200 Wyndharbor Court from St. Charles, Missouri is to drive on MO 94 W, where you’ll merge onto MO 364 W/MO 94 W via the Weldon Spring ramp on the left.  From there, take the slight right to US-40 W/US-61 N/I-64 W/Wentzville.  Stick to the left fork, where you’ll merge onto I-64 W/US-40 W/US-61 N.  At this point, you’ll find the Wing Haven Blvd. exit and follow that through MO DD.  Take the right hand turn onto Diehr Road, followed by another right onto Trailwynd Drive.  Once you’ve reached Wyndharbor Court, turn left and you’ve arrived!

Fischer and Frichtel is incredibly proud of our Dream Home, the Giveaway, and our work with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.  We hope you’ll come visit soon!

Fischer and Frichtel Homes is a St. Louis area new home builder.  For more information about F&F Homes building your St. Charles new home, please call 314-576-0500.

St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway Update!

Categories: Fun & Philanthropy | Posted: July 23, 2013

It’s time for another update on the Fischer & Frichtel St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway!  We announced just the other week that tickets were on sale through the St. Jude Dream Home website.  For the price of just $100, all ticket holders are eligible for the grand prize of a beautiful new Fischer & Frichtel home valued at $525,000.  We also have several other prizes to offer, including but not limited to a $1000 Target gift card, Muny Season 2014 passes and VIP parking and so much more.  Of course, the real gift in this entire event is the opportunity to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, a non-profit organization we are proud and thrilled to support.  You can see the previous F&F homes we’ve built for the Giveaway in 2010, 2011, and 2012 here.

Last Friday we held an Early Bird Telethon at the house itself!  St. Jude volunteers had a blast touring this beautiful home and answering phone calls.  We sold an astounding 561 tickets on Friday alone, and we couldn’t be more excited!  Fox News 2 shared our enthusiasm for this telethon, too – they came out and recorded live footage of the event as it was happening.  Did you see us on TV?

Our Grand Opening for the 2013 St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway is this Saturday, July 27th!  We will open this gorgeous new home to the public as an open house tour.  We invite you, your friends, even bring your family for a walk through.   Visit us anytime on Saturdays from 9am to 5pm.  We’d love to see you anytime from 12 noon to 5pm on Sundays!  These open house events will run on the weekends from July 27th until September 1st.

As a special incentive, if you come tour the Dream Home, you can enter into a contest for a special prize!  Don’t worry, you won’t even need to purchase a ticket to be eligible.  How does an airfare-inclusive trip for 2 to Cancun, Mexico for 6 nights sound?  (We think it sounds pretty incredible, too!)  Many thanks to the Travel Gals, Funjet Vacations and Hard Rock Hotels for their generous donation and involvement.

What are you waiting for?  The house is built, and we’re ready for visitors!  Come see us bright and early on Saturday, July 27th!  We at Fischer & Frichtel can’t wait to show off the latest of our Dream Homes.  See you there!

St Jude Dream Home 2013(And because we can’t resist the tease, here’s a SNEAK PEEK before the Open House grand opening on Saturday!)

Fischer and Frichtel Homes is a St. Louis area new home builder.  For more information about F&F Homes building your St. Charles new home, please call 314-576-0500.

St. Jude Dream Home Tickets on Sale

Categories: Fun & Philanthropy | Posted: July 10, 2013

The time has finally come to purchase your 2013 St. Jude Dream Home tickets!  For just $100, you have the opportunity to live in a part of our Wyndham Heritage Collection.  Valued at $525,000, this One-and-a-half story, four bedroom, three-and-a-half bath custom home is nestled in the community’s amenity packed neighborhood, boasting 50 acres of wooded common ground.

The $100 tickets can be purchased through this link: http://www.stjude.org/dhstlouis

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The St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway campaign is one of the largest single-event fundraisers benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.  Founded over a half-century ago by legendary entertainer Danny Thomas, the facility is renowned as one of the world’s premier pediatric research centers. Last year more than 8,000 raffle tickets were sold to benefit St. Jude.

Ticket purchases also enter you to win the house and other amazing prizes. Prizes include 2014 season tickets and VIP parking for two at The Muny, a $1,000 Target gift card, courtesy of Regions Bank, full club family membership to the Chesterfield Athletic Club, a $1,000 American Express gift card, courtesy of All My Sons Moving and Storage.

To learn more on the St. Jude Dream Home visit our website.  View the 2010, 2011, and 2012 St. Jude Dream Homes built by Fischer & Frichtel here!

About Fischer & Frichtel
Family-owned and operated for more than six decades, Fischer & Frichtel understands that the quality of life begins at home. Under the visionary leadership of John W. Fischer since 1984, we are continually enhancing our award-winning product lines to reflect the latest architectural trends and the changing tastes and lifestyles of our valued customers.  Our paramount goal is to ensure that your home is designed for lasting value and built to the highest standards, in a distinctive neighborhood that will retain its beauty and desirability for many years to come.  For more information visitfandfhomes.com

About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family’s ability to pay. For more information visitwww.stjude.org

Community Grand Opening Event in O’Fallon MO

Categories: F&F Communities in St. Charles County | Posted: June 20, 2013

Fischer & Frichtel Homes is excited to announce the opening of Wyndgate Oaks in O’Fallon, Missouri.  To celebrate this new community, the home builder will host a Grand Opening event this coming Saturday and Sunday.  June 22nd to June 23rd.

Located off of Highway 40 West, Wyndgate Oaks boasts 50 acres of wooded common ground, a pool and bathhouse, several parks, a sports court, and trails for walking and biking.  Open for visitors this weekend is the community’s exquisite display home that is nested directly across from the 2013 St. Louis Area St. Jude Dream Home that Fischer & Frichtel is also constructing.

st louis mo new homesView photos of the display home here.

This weekend’s Grand Opening Event includes food, drinks, giveaways and activities for children!  Some of the giveaways include St. Jude Dream Home tickets, gas gift cards, restaurant gift cards and more!  Fischer & Frichtel is also offering $20,000 in options at no cost for the first three contracts placed on homes this weekend only!  Don’t miss this opportunity!

Directions to Event:
I-64/40 west to DD/Winghaven exit. Turn left onto DD and travel approximately 2.5 miles. Turn right on Diehr Road to entrance on right.

About Wyndgate Oaks
Wyndgate Oaks is an amenity-packed neighborhood offering residents more than 50 acres of wooded common ground, a pool and bathhouse, several parks, a sports court, and trails for walking and biking.  Clustered around two cul-de-sacs, the 18 home settings average 1/2-acre-plus. The Heritage Collection features eight luxurious ranch, story-&-a-half, and 2-story designs.  A number of the sites are lined by trees, and the section’s 100-foot frontages have allowed to include a 3-car garage as a standard feature.  For more information visit fandfhomes.com

Relocating to St. Louis: How to Find a Home from Out of Town

Categories: Home Buying Tips | Posted: May 31, 2013

Fischer & Frichtel helps to make finding a new home prior to relocating as seamless as possible.

st. louis mo new homeTo begin, start with an initial discussion with a Fischer & Frichtel Community Manager.  They will give you an overview of our communities, and more importantly, help guide you through the home buying process to find the perfect community to fit your lifestyle.
After your initial discussion, create a list of “Wants” for your new home.  Answering these questions can help you to better determine what you’re looking for in a new home:

  • Location: Would you prefer living close to amenities such as grocery stores or would you like to live in a home in a more secluded area?
  • Location: Do you need to be close to any major highways in order to decrease travel time to work or school?
  • School: If you have children, what are their ages? What type of school will they be attending? (Private or Public)
  • School: If you have children in sports, what sports are they involved in?
  • Yard: Would you prefer to maintain your own landscaping or live in a maintenance-free community?
  • Yard: Do you have a need or desire for a yard larger than .5 acres?
  • Elevation: Would you prefer to live in a single story home or a home with more than one level?
  • Elevation: How many bedrooms and bathrooms do you need?

Once you have answered these questions to create your list of “Wants”, Fischer & Frichtel can then begin compiling new home options that best fit your lifestyle.  Fischer & Frichtel homes are not cookie cutter houses, elevations can be changed to create the home of your dreams.  Add granite countertops, 9 foot ceilings, a chefs kitchen, luxury master bath – let your home reflect your individuality and elegance.

If the relocation is approaching quickly, browse our Quick Move-in Homes; these new homes have been built and are available for a quick close.  If you would like to see more of a Quick Move-in Home, ask a Fischer & Frichtel community manager to send you more photos that they have personally taken for you.

Contact us today at 314-576-0500 or visit fandfhomes.com to learn more about your new home in St. Louis.

St. Jude Dream Home Update: May 2013

Categories: Fun & Philanthropy | Posted: May 19, 2013

The 2013 St. Jude Dream Home construction is coming along beautifully! Our team of builders and volunteers are working  incredibly hard and we could not be more honored to be the chosen builder for the 4th year in a row!

Located in our newest community, Wyndgate Oaks, this One-and-a-half story, four bedroom, three-and-a-half bath custom home is nestled in this ammenity-packed neighborhood that boasts 50 acres of wooded common ground.

All proceeds of the giveaway, which raised $861,000 in 2012, go directly to the hospital, supporting its mission of finding cures and treating children with cancer and other deadly diseases.  St. Jude treats upwards of 260 patients each day, and the daily operating cost of $1.8 million is covered primarily by public contributions.

2013 St. Jude Dream Home Fireplace/Great Room

2013 St. Jude Dream Home Fireplace/Great Room

2013 St. Jude Dream Home Front Door

2013 St. Jude Dream Home Front Door

2013 St. Jude Dream Home

2013 St. Jude Dream Home

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2013 St. Jude Dream Home Hearth Room

To learn more on the St. Jude Dream Home visit our website.

Or view the 2010, 2011, and 2012 St. Jude Dream Homes built by Fischer & Frichtel here!

Homebuying Made Easy: Fischer & Frichtel’s New Website

Categories: Home Buying Tips | Posted: May 3, 2013

Fischer & Frichtel has unveiled its new website which allows those searching for a new home in St. Louis, Missouri and St. Charles, Missouri to seamlessly locate the home of their dreams.

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Search by city or community, easily locate pricing and view all quick move-in homes from one spot!  The site’s new layout also allows home buyers to navigate through – and even print – floorplans.  Peruse the Pintrest page or create a virtual idea board for your new home on Houzz all from the Fischer & Frichtel home page!

Galleries of New Homes, Renovations Projects, and homes from Fischer & Frichtel’s Build Where You Want It Program adorn the site’s pages, while renderings of elevations help visitors envision their life in their own custom home.

Site new site also provides information on the 2013 St. Louis Area St. Jude Dream Home that Fischer & Frichtel is the chosen builder for, for the 4th consecutive year.  The home, located in Wyndgate Oaks, will be part of the Wyndham Heritage Collection.  This One-and-a-half story, four bedroom, three-and-a-half bath custom home is nestled in the community’s amenity packed neighborhood, boasting 50 acres of wooded common ground.

Visit fandfhomes.com and learn more about the team that will help you build your dream!

Choosing Countertops: What’s the Difference?

Categories: Home Buying Tips | Posted: April 26, 2013

Marble, Granite, Formica – oh my!

Your home’s countertops are some of the hardest working – and hardest hit – surfaces in your home.  Choosing the right countertop to compliment your lifestyle is imperative in sustaining your new home‘s elegance.

Granite
Granite is a natural stone that can stand up to heavy use such as heat, slicing and dicing.  It should, however, be sealed regularly as it is susceptible to chips and cracks.

Limestone
Like Granite, Limestone stands up well to heat.  It, however can easily be scratched and nicked and can absorb stains into its pores over time.

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Beautiful countertops in the St. Louis area St. Jude Dream Home built by Fischer & Frichtel.

Marble
Though somewhat heat resistant and aesthetically pleasing, Marble is liable to fractures and scratches, and can deteriorate when exposed to acidic substances.  This stone would best be suited in a guest bathroom.

Quartz
Manufactured composite  made up of quartz and a hardy drying epoxy, Quautz countertops are strong and durable.  A perfect choice for kitchens that get a lot of use.

Concrete
Gaining in popularity, Concrete countertops tout an industrial look with unique appeal.  As with Granite, Concrete countertops must be sealed periodically to prevent cracking.

Laminate
This budget-friendly option comes in many patterns and colors that can mimic high-end stones.  This is a perfect choice for new home owners.

To learn more about your options when building your new Fischer & Frichtel home, or renovating your home visit http://www.fandfhomes.com/home-center

Determining the Right Homestyle for You

Categories: Home Buying Tips | Posted: April 12, 2013

As homeowner needs and lifestyles begin to change, so do the styles of our homes.  Throughout the years we have adapted our homestyles to meet the needs – and desires – of our home owners.  From Luxury Villas to our Signature Collections, Fischer & Frichtel ensures your home compliments you – and is designed to last a lifetime.

Villa Collection

Chesterfield, MO | Kendall Bluffs
Attached and detached villas, these homes adorn the Missouri River Valley Bluffs offering peace and quiet, and piece of mind.

Ballwin, MO | Coachlight
These ranch-style attached villa homes in the heart of Ballwin provide home owners with a maintenance free lifestyle, conveniently located near many amenities.

 

st charles mo homes for saleSingle Family Homes Wentzville, MO | Cimarron Forest
This quiet community in Wentzville gives home owners all of the conveniences Wentzville Parkway has to offer and prices that start in the $120’s

St. Charles, MO | Charlestowne | Cottage Collection 
Charlestowne’s cottage collection features 2 and 3 bedroom homes, both in ranch and two-stories. With up to 1600 feet of living space, these homes include a full basement and 2-car garage.

St. Charles, MO | Charlestowne | Manor Collection
Located in the same community as the Cottage Collection, Charlestowne’s Manors come in 6 different elevations with many customization options available.

St. Charles, MO | Montecito
Surrounding a 5-acre lake , walking trails and conveniently located by Gold’s gym, this community is perfect for an active home owner!  Montecito offers 6 elevations, both ranch an 2-story, all of which can be completely customized to meet your needs.

St. Charles, MO | Talbridge
Located in the heart of St. Charles, these exquisite homes give families plenty of room to grow!  A wide range of homestyles is available in this community ranging from 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, to 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths.

St. Charles, MO | Wynbrook
Located near McNair Park, these stately homes are available in 10 luxury designs, just 12 homesites are nestled in this community.

Wildwood, MO | Estates at Deer Hollow
Choose from 11 elegant homestyles in this secluded community off of Highway 100 in Wildwood.  Prices begin in the $500’s

Single Family Luxury Homes

Fenton, MO | Shadow Creek
With 120 foot frontages and homesites up to an acre, Shadow Creek’s estate-sized homes offer spectacular views.

St. Charles, MO | Springmill
This gated community with a 4 acre lake allows home owners to enjoy privacy and serenity in their luxury home.  Spring Mill offers 10 homestyles to choose from starting at $459,000

Sunset Hills, MO | Grandview
Settled on rolling terrain, home owners in Grandview enjoy 18 acres of common ground on their 75 acred community.

Signature Homes
St. Albans, MO | St. Albans
5,400 acres and a world-class golf and country club, St. Albans is an exquisite luxury experience unlike any other.

Property with Purpose: Tips on Purchasing Land for Your Home

Categories: Home Buying Tips | Posted: April 5, 2013

Purchasing property with the intent to someday build a custom home is an outstanding investment that requires meticulous planning.  In order to ensure you do make a sound investment, be sure to following the guidelines below:

  1. Location
    • Is the land suitable for building?
    • Are water, utility and sewer system hookups available?
    • Will you instead need a septic tank?
  2. Access to Property
    • Does the property have legal means of access to it?
      In some cases, property is land-locked, which means the owner doesn’t have legal rights to access it from any direction.
  3. Future Plans
  4. Choose the Right Builder
  5. Design
    • Determine a design that will best suit your land’s typography and surroundings.
      An experienced custom home builder can envision a layout that compliments all of the land’s features; a large window to capture the wooded view, a water feature that flows with the yard’s natural slope, or a kitchen that softly catches morning sun.

Contact Fischer & Frichtel’s Build Where You Want It Team to begin your project today!

St. Charles, MO is Booming with Beautiful New Homes!

Categories: F&F Communities in St. Charles County | Posted: March 30, 2013

Montecito, Fischer & Frichtel’s multi-product “small-town”community on Highway 94, will soon take its place among the most successful developments in St. Charles County’s history. And the prominent builder is offering a truly unique opportunity to Montecito’s final single-family home buyers!

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Ready for move-in at $260,127, the Showcase “Stratton” is a customized 3 bedroom two-story on a walk-out site close to the community lake

With only seven open sites and two Showcase Inventories still available, Fischer is allowing purchasers to opt for traditional single-family ownership – or a detached-villa lifestyle, with exterior maintenance services provided. “This has to be the ultimate new-home option! – one you’re unlikely to find anywhere else,” enthused community sales manager Sharon Behlman.

Ready for move-in at $260,127, the Showcase “Stratton” is a customized 3 bedroom two-story on a walk-out site close to the community lake. Providing 2468 square feet of living space and an open main-floor design, this spacious home features a Craftsman elevation with stone wainscoting, hardwood flooring, a large loft/bonus room area, luxury master bath with garden tub and his/her vanities, and a fabulous kitchen with butterfly island, 42-inch cabinets, and stainless appliances.

Scheduled for delivery the first week of April at Montecito (636-477-2705), the Showcase “Brookmont” is a revised version of this popular split-bedroom ranch, with a charming Craftsman-style exterior and full front porch, 3-car garage, open floorplan, and a list price of $235,695. Among the Brookmont’s special features are 9-foot ceilings, hardwood floors, and 42-inch cabinetry and stainless appliances in the island kitchen.

At Charlestowne, North St. Charles’ amenity-packed multi-builder development off Boschertown Road, just north of Route 370, only 12 sites are still available in Fischer’s Cottage Home section, Priced from just $139,900, “The Cottages have been selling at a rate of one per week, and we expect to be sold out by late spring or early summer,” according to community sales manager Matt Johnson.

Charlestowne shoppers currently have the choice of two delightful Showcase Inventories. Both are two-stories with three bedrooms, an attached 2-car garage, second-floor laundry room, full basement, and an upgrade package that includes hardwood on the main floor, adult-height vanities and upgraded cabinetry throughout, and 42-inch upper cabinets in the kitchen.

Available now, the traditionally-styled “Windsor” is priced at $161,345. Nearing completion, the “Devonshire” has an Early American elevation and is listed at $167,490. The builder is also offering a valuable limited-time incentive with all homes in the Cottage Collection– $3,000 that can be used as a discount or applied toward closing costs.
Johnson noted that Fischer & Frichtel has two additional product lines available in Charlestowne (636-947-5932), with base prices ranging from $119,900 to $199,900. For directions and details, FandFHomes.com.

 

 

 

2013 St. Louis Area St. Jude Dream Home Construction Has Begun! It’s the home that love built.

Categories: Fun & Philanthropy | Posted: March 20, 2013

Ahead of schedule, Fischer & Frichtel has begun construction on the 2013 St. Jude Dream home in Wyndgate Oaks!

Two days before construction was scheduled to commence, Fischer & Frichtel surprised everyone with the announcement that they were starting the project early!  For the fourth year in a row, Fischer & Frichtel was given the honor to build the St. Louis area St. Jude Dream Home; a cause that we have strongly supported.

The home will be part of the Wyndham Heritage Collection.  This One-and-a-half story, four bedroom, three-and-a-half bath custom home is nestled in the community’s amenity packed neighborhood, boasting 50 acres of wooded common ground.

If you would like to be a part of the 2013 St. Louis area St. Jude Dream Home project, contact us; volunteer opportunities will be announced in the coming weeks.

St. Jude Dream Home tickets will go on sale in June and can be purchased through stjude.org

About Fischer & Frichtel
Family-owned and operated for more than six decades, Fischer & Frichtel understands that the quality of life begins at home. Under the visionary leadership of John W. Fischer since 1984, we are continually enhancing our award-winning product lines to reflect the latest architectural trends and the changing tastes and lifestyles of our valued customers.  Our paramount goal is to ensure that your home is designed for lasting value and built to the highest standards, in a distinctive neighborhood that will retain its beauty and desirability for many years to come.  For more information visit fandfhomes.com

About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family’s ability to pay. For more information visit www.stjude.org

Positively Patterned: Bring pops of color into your home with new patterns!

Categories: Live-Work-Play | Posted: March 8, 2013

Adding pops of color to any living space can completely transform the room.  Simple color additions and changes can help your room transition seasons seamlessly.

Pillows
Changing pillows on your sofa can take your living room from a cozy winter retreat to a bright gathering area for summer get-togethers.  If you prefer geometric patterns, add bright stripes or contemporary chevron.  If you’re more partial to floral, try pillows with a large, bright flower pattern that pops! Check out Crate & Barrel’s exquisite selection of patterned pillows!

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Throws
Even in warmer months, throws can add a subtle, yet homey touch to beds, chairs and couches.  Nordstrom has a great collection of throws, like this pattern that would bring life to any tired area. 

Sheets

Even your bedding can change with the seasons!   Transform bedrooms with a simple switch of the sheets and add more color!  Check out Pottery Barn’s variety of bedding!

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Frames
Switching out artwork on your walls can become exhausting and expensive.  Instead, try purchasing a few timeless picture frames and changing the fabric inside of the frame for each season!  TheNest.com shares how to get the framed fabric look!

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Is it time for more than just a color change?  Contact Fischer & Frichtel Signature Renovations to begin your remodeling project!

Villa Living: Downsize Your Home, Upgrade Your Lifestyle

Categories: F&F Communities in St. Charles County | Posted: February 27, 2013

Eventually, homeowners in St. Louis no longer have a need for the large home they once dwelled in.  As children grow and yard work becomes more taxing, moving into a low-maintenance luxury home becomes essential in entering life’s next stage.

Downsizing doesn’t have to mean downgrading – you deserve to live in a home that you can relax in, entertain in and be proud of.  Fischer & Frichtel villas come in two styles, attached and detached.  Both offer a convenient, luxury lifestyle without the chore of keeping up with exterior maintenance.

Rest free in knowing that Fischer & Frichtel ensures its communities are always immaculate as they uphold the highest standards in both quality and appearance.

Both villa communities are located in beautiful, tranquil areas.  One is nestled in a serene hideaway in the heart of Ballwin, the other atop an exquisite bluff overlooking the Missouri River Valley.  Customized to your needs, these villa homes are a homeowner’s answer to luxury, low-maintenance living.

St. Louis Villa Community: Coachlight
Ranch-style, Attached Villa Homes

Coachlight is a quaint and tranquil lakeside community nestled into the heart of Ballwin. This serene lakeside hideaway has walking trails and plenty of common ground to roam.  Just blocks from Manchester Road and adjacent to The Pointe at Ballwin Common, this community offers a getaway that is close to everything!
Read more on Coachlight here.

St. Louis Villa Community: Kendall Bluffs
Luxury Attached and Detached Villa Homes

Nestled atop a gorgeous bluff in Chesterfield, Kendall Bluffs offers both attached and detached villa homes.  Just minutes from shopping centers and Trader Joe’s, this community is perfect for home owners who prefer a stunning view and a great location.
Read more on Kendall Bluffs here.

Wyndgate Forest Chosen as Site for the 2013 St. Jude Dream Home®

Categories: Fun & Philanthropy | Posted: February 13, 2013

Preliminary plans have been announced for the 2013 St. Jude Dream Home® Giveaway, the fourth of these nationwide charitable events to be conducted in the St. Louis region.  

The annual Giveaway campaign is one of the largest single-event fundraisers benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.  Founded over a half-century ago by legendary entertainer Danny Thomas, the facility is renowned as one of the world’s premier pediatric research centers. 

In 2010, Fischer & Frichtel was honored to be selected as St. Louis’ first Dream Home builder, a privilege that was repeated in 2011 and 2012, leading to the firm’s official designation as the St. Jude Dream Home building partner for the metro region.

Last year, more than 8,000 raffle tickets were purchased, and drawing for the Grand Prize – a spectacular Fischer & Frichtel ranch in the prestigious Grandview community in Sunset Hills – was broadcast live on Fox 2-KTVI in September. 

News has just been released that the 2013 Dream Home will be constructed on one of the stunning homesites recently acquired by Fischer & Frichtel in Wyndgate Forest, an established multi-builder development on Highway N in O’Fallon.

Residents of this upscale, master-planned community enjoy more than 50 acres of wooded common ground, a pool and bathhouse, several parks, a sports court, and trails for walking and biking.  Served by the top-ranked Wentzville School District, Wyndgate Forest is surrounded by the area’s wealth of new shopping, dining, and entertainment facilities, including The Meadows at Lake Saint Louis. 

St. Jude treats upwards of 260 patients each day, and the daily operating cost of $1.8 million is covered primarily by public contributions.  All proceeds of the Giveaway, which raised an impressive $861,000 in St. Louis last year, go directly to the hospital, supporting its mission of finding cures and treating children with cancer and other deadly diseases.  

According to a campaign spokesperson, “Fischer & Frichtel is sold on our mission, and we’re really excited about this year’s great location and the community in which the Dream Home will be built!”   

Although the specific design has not yet been revealed, the Grand Prize will be a multi-level plan from one of the builder’s high-end Luxury Home portfolios.  During the Giveaway campaign, drawings for 19 additional prizes, valued above $1,000, will also be held.  Procedures for purchasing tickets and dates for this summer’s open house tours of the completed Dream Home will be announced later this spring.  For more information, please visit www.dreamhome.org.

View the 2010, 2011, and 2012 St. Jude Dream Homes built by Fischer & Frichtel here.

Stop Searching and Starting Building

Categories: Home Buying Tips | Posted: February 6, 2013

As your home buying search grows more arduous, you may begin to think you’ll never truly find a home that suits your lifestyle.  Many factors play into your home’s aesthetics from wall placement to the way doors open into rooms.  Fischer & Frichtel allows you to customize your home exactly the way you have imagined.

Whether you’ve found a Fischer & Frichtel community you’d like to live in or you prefer to build where you want it, Fischer & Frichtel makes customizing your new home nearly effortless.

Add lights above your kitchen island for ambiance, extend your laundry room and add a closet, create the ultimate man cave with a media room, add a wrap-around deck with a gazebo or create your custom home from scratch.  Build the home you have dreamed of your entire life, the home you have worked so hard to have, the home you have earned.

Your home should be just as unique as you.  That’s why each Fischer & Frichtel home owner determines their finishing touches in our Home Center. The Home Center provides a unique environment where you can choose from a enchanting array of exquisite finishing touches to complement the design of your new home.  The Home Center is the resource for all of your interior needs from floor to ceiling.  Let your imagination soar as you choose appointments that will transform your new home.

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Building a prestige residence instantly reflects the success of your life. Contact us today to learn more about what you deserve.

Fischer & Frichtel Home Renovations: Before & After

Categories: Home Buying Tips | Posted: January 31, 2013

Do you find yourself mentally renovating your home?  Constantly thinking about adding paint here, changing a cabinet there, upgrading the deck or giving the kitchen a facelift?

For years, discerning home owners have chosen Fischer & Frichtel to build their new homes. Now you can enjoy the same attentive personal service, quality construction and exquisite craftsmanship as you transform your own home! You’ll be able to select all of those special appointments that reflect your individuality and style in the comfort and elegance of our exclusive Home Center.

Check out a few of the home renovations Fischer & Frichtel has done for St. Louis area home owners!

For information on renovating YOUR home visit our website or call (314) 402-0736 

St. Louis New Home Builder Signature Home Style Spotlight: The Hadleigh

Categories: F&F Communities in St. Charles County | Posted: January 30, 2013

We might be a little biased, but Fischer and Frichtel thinks that The Hadleigh home style from our Estate Collection is one of the most beautifully laid out homes that are available in St. Louis new home construction. What’s not to love? An open floor plan, luxurious master suite and a gorgeous chef’s kitchen are just a few of The Hadleigh’s standout features. Read the rest of this entry »

St. Louis New Home Builders Explain: Tips for Extra Storage Space

Categories: Home Buying Tips | Posted: January 25, 2013

Whether you are trying to disguise clutter or the storage space in your home is minimal, we can all use a few tricks to help create extra room to organize your living room. St. Louis interior design experts Fischer and Frichtel happen to know a few creative ways to give yourself a little storage space in your living room by incorporating new furniture pieces. Here are a few of our suggestions:

  • Built-ins – Not only are built-ins a gorgeous architectural touch to any space, they are also very practical. Construct this awesome organizational feature on each side of a mantel or around doorways to give your clutter a reinvented home.
  • Behind the couch – If your sofa is not resting against the wall, consider using a table behind it to create more room for your belongings. Give yourself even more storage by placing decorative bins beneath the console table to contain toys, blankets, etc.
  • Double duty – Having a piece of furniture that plays two roles in your living room can make a huge impact on the amount of storage you have available. Does your space have a coffee table? Make sure there is a second tier for items like magazines, books and remotes that provides additional space. Is there an ottoman in your living room? It’s beneficial to choose one that opens up to store blankets, toys and gaming equipment.

Oftentimes St. Louis homeowners think they are stuck with storage space that consists of closets behind closed doors. The reality is that with a little help from Fischer and Frichtel and the right furniture, your organizational options are truly endless. If you are looking for a home with a little more storage space, contact the St. Louis new home builders at Fischer & Frichtel to find out more!

Winter Wishes: Planning Your Spring Garden

Categories: Live-Work-Play | Posted: January 23, 2013

There may be snow on the ground, but that is no reason to put off your plans to make your home’s exterior the most attractive on the block. Curb appeal can do a lot for not only your home’s price, but also the value of other homes on your street. An easy way to make a great first impression is to cultivate your and landscaping. Here are a few insider tips from St. Charles new home constructors Fischer and Frichtel: Read the rest of this entry »

St. Louis New Home Builder Explores: Fireplaces and Mantles

Categories: Home Buying Tips | Posted: January 18, 2013

Whether in your great room, living room or den, fireplaces create a natural focal point. Positioning your favorite items atop the fireplace can give your room just the right finishes to achieve that cohesive look that is so difficult to achieve. The experienced design experts at Fischer and Frichtel’s Home Center have some great ideas to help you take your mantle’s décor to the next level. Read the rest of this entry »

St. Louis New Home Builders Tips for Showing Your Home

Categories: Home Buying Tips | Posted: January 11, 2013

It’s the call that all home sellers have a love/hate relationship with – your agent is on the line and she will be there in an hour with prospective buyers. With such short notice, what tasks should you focus on completing to help make a great first impression? St. Louis custom home builders Fischer and Frichtel have some great insight on how you can quickly prepare for a showing appointment. Read the rest of this entry »

St. Louis Home Decorating Tips: Celebrate the New Year in Style

Categories: Live-Work-Play | Posted: December 26, 2012

Will you be hosting a New Year’s Eve party at your home? By now, you’ve probably figured out the guest list and have a good idea of what will be on your party’s menu, but do you have your décor squared away? When a party celebrates the end of one year and the beginning of a new one, it’s important to have the right decorations to set the mood. Whether you are hosting a swanky bash or a fun night in with your family, Fischer and Frichtel has some great suggestions to spruce up your space. Read the rest of this entry »

St. Louis New Home Community Spotlight: St. Albans

Categories: F&F Communities in St. Louis County | Posted: December 20, 2012

Are you ready to live in the lap of luxury? Life in St. Albans is the ultimate in golf course living! This Fischer and Frichtel new home community is located in the beautiful St. Louis suburb of St. Albans, Mo. and spans over 5,400 acres of breathtaking beauty. Don’t forget about the world-class country club facilities and, of course, our luxurious, custom-built residential homes. Read the rest of this entry »

St. Charles Home Buyers: New Year, New Home, New You

Categories: Home Buying Tips | Posted: December 18, 2012

With 2013 on the quickly approaching, people are starting to put some thought into their New Year resolutions. Are you setting your sights on a healthier lifestyle? Or perhaps you’ve been thinking about going back to school? One goal many families aim for is to become a new home owner. Read the rest of this entry »

St. Louis Home Search: Begin Your New Year in a New Home

Categories: Home Buying Tips | Posted: December 13, 2012

Make your New Year one to remember with a home from St. Louis new home builder Fischer and Frichtel. While your peers are on the perpetual New Year’s resolution cycle of plans for gym memberships and eating healthy, you have bigger aspirations – home ownership. Let your St. Louis home experts at F&F help you complete your resolution. Read the rest of this entry »

Fischer and Frichtel: Common Sense, Uncommon Value

Categories: F&F Communities in St. Charles County | Posted: December 11, 2012

Fischer and Frichtel is a family-owned and operated new home builder that has been serving the St. Charles and St. Louis metropolitan areas for over 60 years. As a leading builder of St. Louis custom homes, Fischer & Frichtel spans the spectrum from low-maintenance condominiums and townhomes to top-of-the-line luxury and signature homes. Read the rest of this entry »

St. Louis New Home Builder Tips: Winterizing Your Home

Categories: Live-Work-Play | Posted: December 4, 2012

We may not have seen its effects yet, but St. Louis winters are typically long, cold and harsh – these rough winter conditions can take a toll on the exterior of your home. Have you taken the necessary steps to keep your home in tip-top shape until spring temperatures warm up St. Louis?  If not, St. Louis custom home builder Fischer and Frichtel has a few tips on preparing your home for Mother Nature’s harshest season. Read the rest of this entry »

Own Your Own Land? Build a St. Louis Custom Home

Categories: F&F Communities in St. Charles County, F&F Communities in St. Louis County | Posted: November 29, 2012

St. Louis custom homebuilder Fischer and Frichtel is well-known for constructing custom, well-crafted homes in safe, friendly and inviting communities. Did you know that we also offer another option?  If you own your own piece of property, we can build one of our custom homes on your property. As a noted St. Louis new homebuilder, Fischer and Frichtel knows that building on your own land can have many advantages for the right family. Read the rest of this entry »

St. Charles New Home Builder Tips: Selling Your Home in the Winter

Categories: Home Buying Tips | Posted: November 26, 2012

We know that selling your home can be tough – especially in the dead of winter.  Fewer people are buying homes throughout the dreary, cold months, but not everyone has the luxury of waiting until the traditional home buying seasons of spring and summer.  St. Louis new home builder Fischer and Frichtel has some great advice on warming your home up for buyers.

St. Louis New Homebuilder Tips: Preparing for Winter

Categories: Live-Work-Play | Posted: November 20, 2012

With winter quickly approaching, many of us are preparing to retreat to the indoors until warmer temperatures return. Since you will be spending more time indoors, it is important to give your space a good once-over before the cold season strikes. As an experienced St. Louis new homebuilder, we have a few tips for our homeowners to consider when it comes to preparing for winter. Read the rest of this entry »

Decorating Your Home for Thanksgiving

Categories: Live-Work-Play | Posted: November 6, 2012

Thanksgiving is a time of year to share your appreciation and thanks with family and friends. It is also a time for visitors, hosting parties and getting your home ready for the winter holidays. Fischer and Frichtel thinks that autumn is one of the best seasons to go all-out on decorating your home. Here are a few suggestions for homeowners expecting Thanksgiving visitors:

St. Louis Custom Homes: Entryways

Categories: Home Buying Tips | Posted: October 31, 2012

The first look a guest gets of your home when the front door is opened and they walk in is your foyer. Are you sure your entryway is making the right first impression?  If you don’t think that your foyer is sending the right message, Fischer and Frichtel has a few tips to create a welcoming environment.

  • Paint color – Your entryway is an introduction to your entire home. Be sure that your walls correspond with the color scheme you have throughout your floor plan. Read the rest of this entry »

St. Louis Luxury Homesite: The Estates at Deer Hollow

Categories: F&F Communities in St. Louis County | Posted: October 29, 2012

Craftsmanship and quality are just a few of the typical benefits of building a St. Louis custom home.  With a Fischer and Frichtel custom-built home, we go beyond the typical and expected – we provide luxury living, dependability and picturesque neighborhoods. 

On top of all other benefits, it just so happens that The Estates at Deer Hollow also offers seclusion, privacy and solitude.  Residents here get to enjoy a life of retreat while being conveniently located to Highway 100 and just minutes from Wildwood Towne Center.  The luxury homes at Deer Hollow are located in the award-winning Rockwood school district – making this Fischer and Frichtel homesite the perfect place for your family to settle. Read the rest of this entry »

Love it or Leave it? Wallpaper Emerges as a New Trend

Categories: Live-Work-Play | Posted: October 29, 2012

The most experience many homeowners have with wallpaper these days is going through the hassle of trying to remove it. With all of wallpaper’s negative features, why does it seem like we are seeing a resurgence? 

This revived trend is not your grandmother’s old rooster patterned wallpaper. Looking for a quick, inexpensive way to make a visual splash? Try printed wallpaper. Designs that are most popular for spring 2013 are chevron, horizontal stripes and paisley printed flowers. Read the rest of this entry »

St. Louis Custom Home Spotlight: Luxury Villas

Categories: F&F Communities in St. Charles County | Posted: October 11, 2012

Luxury and low-maintenance are not two adjectives that can be used to describe many things – precious stones, slate floors and Fischer and Frichtel luxury villas.  Yes, that’s right! Our luxury villas – available attached and unattached – are perfect for the smaller family or empty nesters looking for the quality and lavishness that is associated with a St. Louis custom-built home. Read the rest of this entry »

Deep Clean Your Home to Prepare for Fall

Categories: Live-Work-Play | Posted: October 10, 2012

When the cold weather starts rolling in, it’s all too easy to cozy up on the couch and watch movies or work on fun autumn crafting projects – but don’t forget about your “fall” cleaning!  Fall is the perfect time of year to get around to those cleaning projects you just don’t want to do on those beautiful spring or summer days.  Here are some dirty – but necessary – chores you can work through this autumn: Read the rest of this entry »

Three Tips for Buying a Lot to Build You St. Charles Custom Home

Categories: Home Buying Tips | Posted: October 3, 2012

If you’ve dreamed of building a custom home on your own land, the first step to making that dream a reality is purchasing land to build upon.  Fischer and Frichtel knows a thing or two about selecting land and we are here to give you some advice on what to look for in a future home site.  Read the rest of this entry »

A Guide to Relocating to St. Louis

Categories: Live-Work-Play | Posted: September 28, 2012

Are you moving to the St. Louis areas for work?  Are you a newcomer to the city just to be closer to family?  St. Louis is a wonderful city with many different suburbs that will make the perfect home for you and your family.  Whatever the reason, we have some great advice for people new to the area. 

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Three Quick Home Improvement Projects

Categories: Live-Work-Play | Posted: September 27, 2012

If your family is expanding or you are relocating, Fischer and Frichtel has some helpful tips to get your house in shape for selling.  We are in the midst of a very competitive housing market – give yourself a leg up over the competition by completing some of these DIY projects: Read the rest of this entry »

Fall Gardening Tips: What Should You Be Planting?

Categories: Live-Work-Play | Posted: September 21, 2012

Did you know that with cooler temperatures and less chance of drought makes fall a prime time to do some planting and landscaping?  Flower bulbs, trees, shrubs and vegetables are all excellent choices for your fall gardening projects.

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What Type of Floors Are Right For Your St. Louis Custom Home?

Categories: Home Buying Tips | Posted: September 21, 2012

All families have different necessities – one or two story homes, three or five bedrooms, finished or unfinished basement, etc.  Have you thought about what your family needs when it comes to your flooring?  There are positives and negatives to all different types of floors – so which material is best for your home?  Let Fischer and Frichtel help.

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St. Louis Outdoor Living: Enjoy Your Patio in Autumn

Categories: Live-Work-Play | Posted: September 17, 2012

It is almost time to start putting away the gardening tools and turning off the air-conditioning! But just because the warm summer temperatures are beginning to drop does not mean it is time to move your social gatherings indoors.  We have a few tips that allow you to extend your patio season well into the fall.

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St Louis Custom Home Builders: Your Dream Kitchen

Categories: Home Buying Tips | Posted: September 12, 2012

When thinking back on childhood memories, we realize that many are made in the heart of our home – the kitchen.  Whether your warmest recollections consist of baking homemade recipes with your grandmother or simply gathering around the center island to share the happenings of your day with your family, the kitchen is the epicenter of the typical home. Read the rest of this entry »

Maintaining Your Curb Appeal – Fall Gardening

Categories: Live-Work-Play | Posted: September 6, 2012

With September temperatures that have held steady in the 90s, it is hard to believe that fall is right around the corner.  There hasn’t been much of a need to maintain beautiful summer gardens – Mother Nature definitely took her toll this summer.  Fortunately, autumn is a great time of the year to get back to work in your garden. Read the rest of this entry »

Custom Build Your Home On Your Land

Categories: F&F Communities in St. Charles County, F&F Communities in St. Louis County | Posted: August 31, 2012

Do you know the area you would like to buy in, but can’t seem to find the right house?  Consider buying land and building a St. Louis custom home!  If you own your own homesite and have been considering custom building, our new “On Your Land” program is perfect for you! It is simple, saves money and time over traditional custom building, and gives you the Fischer & Frichtel craftsmanship you deserve! Read the rest of this entry »

Customized Bedrooms: The Ultimate Kid’s Space

Categories: Home Buying Tips | Posted: August 29, 2012

When we think of custom-built homes, the first things that come to mind are grand entryways, specialty lighting and custom kitchens.  Did you know that you can create a special space for your children?  Here are some great ways you can customize your child’s bedroom: Read the rest of this entry »

Fischer and Frichtel Communities: Acclaimed School Districts (Part Two)

Categories: Home Buying Tips | Posted: August 28, 2012

Why is it important to buy a house in a good school district?  What makes a school district “good,” anyway?  People often list good schools at the top of their list on the search for a home – and they are often willing to pay a higher price tag to do so.  With the different communities available from Fischer and Frichtel, you will find homes in all price ranges in a variety of different St. Louis neighborhoods with great school districts.  Read the rest of this entry »

St. Louis Custom Home Feature: Lighting Throughout Your House

Categories: Home Buying Tips | Posted: August 24, 2012

Is there enough light in your bathrooms?  Does the lighting in the dining room create the ambiance that you desire?  Lighting can set the tone throughout your house, so be sure to customize your home’s lights to achieve the appropriate feel throughout your home. Read the rest of this entry »

Current Home Trend: Home Within a Home

Categories: Home Buying Tips | Posted: August 16, 2012

You raise your children and dedicate countless hours to homework and extra-curricular activities with the hopes that they go off to college and start a journey of their own. But nowadays, more and more adult children are returning home after college.  Whether it is the current job market or simply to pay off student loans, more young adults are returning home after graduation.  This new trend amongst young adults is known as “boomerang” kids.  Read the rest of this entry »

4 Tips for a Successful Open House

Categories: Home Buying Tips | Posted: July 31, 2012

Are you looking to sell this summer?  Most families are looking to get settled in their new home before the upcoming school year starts, so time is running out!  Fortunately, an open house can generate a lot of traffic through your home, but how do you set yourself apart from the rest?  Here are some suggestions to make your open house a success: Read the rest of this entry »

Keeping Your Lawn Green This Summer

Categories: Live-Work-Play | Posted: July 30, 2012

As homeowners, we are proud to put in the time and effort to make sure our yards and gardens reach their maximum potential.  What do you do when Mother Nature is making that impossible?  Follow these tips to help keep your lawn in pristine shape through this hot, dry summer: Read the rest of this entry »

Is Your Bedroom Your Sanctuary?

Categories: Live-Work-Play | Posted: July 24, 2012

After a long day taking the kids from summer camp to ballet, to cleaning and working, sometimes you need a place that you can unwind from the stress that is everyday life.  A master bedroom should be a place that instills tranquility – that is until someone has a nightmare!  Here are some ways to bring some calmness into your personal sanctuary: Read the rest of this entry »

St. Louis Custom Homes: The Finishing Touches

Categories: Home Buying Tips | Posted: July 19, 2012

If you are thinking about building a custom home, you know that there are many advantages over buying an existing one.  One of the best perks?  Choosing all of the finishing touches throughout your new residence. Read the rest of this entry »

Three Tips to Unclutter Your Garage

Categories: Live-Work-Play | Posted: July 16, 2012

If the sight of your opened garage makes your stomach turn, take some of these organizational tips, corral some help and set aside some time to get your garage in tip-top shape. Read the rest of this entry »

Formal Dining Rooms: Why They Will Stand the Test of Time

Categories: Home Buying Tips | Posted: July 10, 2012

If you are watching any real estate shows on TV, it is clear that an open floor plan is the trend in home design these days.  Why then, are homes still being designed with separate, formal dining rooms?  The answer is simple: people are not willing to give up this space in their homes.  Read the rest of this entry »

Summer Vacation: Is Your Home Secure While You Are Away?

Categories: Live-Work-Play | Posted: June 28, 2012

With summer vacation in full swing across the St. Louis metro area, Fischer and Fritchtel wants to make sure your home is safe while you are traveling.  How can you take extra precautions to keep your home protected in your absence? Read the rest of this entry »

Add a Fence, Improve Your Home’s Value

Categories: Home Buying Tips | Posted: June 25, 2012

We all work hard in yards to make sure that our home’s curb appeal is topnotch.  Curb appeal is a great way to get people in the door, but the addition of a quality fence definitely adds value to your property.  How can your enclosed space help you get a leg up on other sellers? Read the rest of this entry »

St. Louis Custom Homes and Your Property: Build on Your Own Land

Categories: F&F Communities in St. Charles County, F&F Communities in St. Louis County | Posted: June 22, 2012

If you are the owner of your property and have been thinking about building a new home, we can see why.  You can build the home you want, on the land you want, where you want.  You can decide if your house will face the rising or setting sun.  You can choose if your house is at the top of a hill or in a valley.  You get to make all of the choices.  Read the rest of this entry »

Why Now is the Perfect Time to Buy a Home

Categories: Home Buying Tips | Posted: June 18, 2012

If you and your family are seriously considering home ownership, now is the time to put those thoughts into action.  Ever since the housing bubble “burst,” we have heard that this is a buyer’s market.  While the saying may be overused, it still rings true. For more information on this may actually benefit both home buyers and home owners, read on: Read the rest of this entry »

Custom Home Design: Cozy up in Your Great Room

Categories: Home Buying Tips | Posted: June 13, 2012

With high functionality, a central location, and large size – you shouldn’t be surprised to find that the great room is the heart and soul of many homes.  Every family is different, so shouldn’t your great room be customized to your family’s taste as well?  With a Fischer and Frichtel home, you can choose the finishing touches in your great room.  Consider one of the following ways to customize your living space: Read the rest of this entry »

Three Ideas for Extra Space in Your Home

Categories: Live-Work-Play | Posted: June 11, 2012

Do you have unused extra space in your home?  Some rooms are often left vacant because they do not have a defined classification, like a living room or great room. If you are one of the “unlucky” with too much space, consider one of these three examples to turn your empty space into a functional part of your home. Read the rest of this entry »

5 Quick Ways to Spruce Up a Room

Categories: Live-Work-Play | Posted: May 30, 2012

If you’re like many homeowners, you may find yourself getting bored with a room after a while. But the idea of spending a significant amount of money in home remodels is often out of the question. Of course, we understand your predicament and we are here to help. Check out these five quick and simple ways you can spruce up any room of your home without breaking the bank. Read the rest of this entry »

Insider Tips: Perfect the Art of Painting

Categories: Live-Work-Play | Posted: May 22, 2012

People choose to paint a room for an array of reasons. Maybe you just need a change or the color has faded over the years and you need a refresh. If you’ve ever painted a room on your own you probably know that there are quite a few obstacles that can quickly ruin the project. Uneven paint covering and poorly painted trim can make a room look cheap and messy. We’ve got some insider painting tips that will ensure your paint project turns out as if it were professionally done. Read the rest of this entry »

Custom Home Design: Don’t Forget the Foyer!

Categories: Live-Work-Play | Posted: May 18, 2012

When you enter a home, the first thing you see is the foyer. Whether your foyer is a small room, a hallway or a mixture between the two, it is a space that shouldn’t be ignored. Although you won’t be spending as much time in the space as you would most other rooms, it is a space that sets the tone and energy for the rest of your home. Read the rest of this entry »

Custom Home Design: Get into Gardening

Categories: Live-Work-Play | Posted: May 17, 2012

Have you ever visited family or friends and become particularly inspired by their display of beautiful house plants? We often hear people say they love the look of houseplants, but they don’t have the “green thumb” to actually maintain them in their own homes. Sometimes the task of keeping up with houseplants just seems more than we are willing to take on. That is why we love the thought of simple, small space gardening! Read the rest of this entry »

Real Estate News: Homeowners Pay Less than Renters

Categories: Home Buying Tips | Posted: May 15, 2012

We’ve been saying it for the past couple of years and it seem that we’re still right: it costs individuals more to rent a home than to own it. Rent prices continue to rise higher than many mortgage rates in the area. Even in markets where home prices are a bit “pricier,” renters are being swayed into buying a home. Read the rest of this entry »

Sweat Equity: Getting Your Yard in Shape for Summer

Categories: Live-Work-Play | Posted: May 10, 2012

Summer is steadily sneaking up on us and that means we have a lot of preparing to do before our yard is in prime party hosting condition. Nothing marks the kick-off of summer like a great Memorial Day celebration and, with just a little over two weeks left to go, it’s time to get on the ball. There are a lot of simple things you can do to your yard to get prepared for a summer of entertaining – here are some of our top tips. Read the rest of this entry »

Completely Captivated by Cabinets

Categories: Home Buying Tips | Posted: May 4, 2012

When you walk into a kitchen one of the first things that catches your eye is the cabinets. Yes—amazing countertops are great, but cabinets are definitely a make-or-break feature of the room. Are custom cabinets expensive? That depends on both your style and from where you purchase them. There are also ways to customize cabinets without completely replacing them. Consider some of these elements for your kitchen cabinetry and get that “wow” factor you’ve been looking for. Read the rest of this entry »

Custom Home Designs: Choosing the Right Bathroom Vanity Countertop

Categories: Home Buying Tips | Posted: April 30, 2012

The first thing you notice when you walk into a bathroom, beyond the fixtures, is the vanity. A vanity with an exquisite countertop will not soon be forgotten. The only question is what type of material should you choose? You will need a product that can stand up to makeup residue, toothpaste, soap, water and cleaners—lots and lots of cleaners. Luckily, there are a few great products that meet that description. Read the rest of this entry »

Custom Homes: It’s all about the Mudroom

Categories: Home Buying Tips | Posted: April 27, 2012

When you were little, where did you throw your shoes and backpack when you got home? For many of us it was by the front door or simply the first place they landed. Fast-forward to the present and kids and parents alike are finding a love for mudrooms. If you are thinking of building a custom home, a mudroom is certainly a room of the house you need to consider including. Read the rest of this entry »

Home Fire Protection: Don’t Take Any Chances

Categories: Live-Work-Play | Posted: April 25, 2012

It has seemed as if there has been an exceeding amount of home and apartment fires in the news lately. It only takes an instant for a small flame to turn into an uncontrollable blaze. There’s a saying that the best offense is a good defense, and when it comes to your home, protecting it from an unexpected fires also holds true. Most fires are preventable accidents, so take some time and make sure your home is the best you can. Read the rest of this entry »

St. Louis Residents: Get Ready for a Wild Weekend

Categories: Live-Work-Play | Posted: April 13, 2012

St. Louis residents should expect large crowds, lots of excitement and plenty to do this weekend. Many people are already calling this weekend the busiest of the year with the St. Louis Cardinals home opener series against the Chicago Cubs, Blues hockey playoff games, Go! St. Louis Marathon and Family Fitness Weekend scheduled. And that goes without mentioning that the NRA convention is also in town (60,000 people expected). The crowds will be fierce, parking will be scarce, but fun is sure to be had by all. Read the rest of this entry »

St. Charles Living: What’s Not to Love?

Categories: F&F Communities in St. Charles County | Posted: April 11, 2012

Just west of St. Louis lies a river city with a lot of spunk: St. Charles, Missouri. To those from around the area, you may better know St. Charles as “St. Chuck,” but either way it’s a city with much to offer. The city is filled with families who have lived there for generations, young and old, as well as self-proclaimed “city slickers” who have now made St. Charles their home. Read the rest of this entry »

Eggs-cellent Easter Egg Hunt Ideas

Categories: Live-Work-Play | Posted: April 5, 2012

When you think Easter, what comes to mind? The first thing is probably the Easter Bunny or candy, but the second thing is more than likely Easter eggs! As a kid the Easter egg hunt was by far one of the best parts of the holiday. Even as an adult we find ourselves enjoying this nostalgic tradition, coming up with unique hiding spots for the annual Easter egg hunt. Hiding your eggs is by far one of the most challenging and entertaining aspects of the hunt itself. Here is a list of fun and inventive Easter egg hiding places around your home. Read the rest of this entry »

Step into Spring: Home Gardening

Categories: Live-Work-Play | Posted: April 3, 2012

We just can’t get enough of this springtime weather and we’re sure you’re feeling the same. If you’re like a lot of homeowners, you’ve been spending your spare time preparing your home for the summer months. You’re you’ve probably just about finished up your spring cleaning, which means it’s time to start thinking about another project—gardening! Read the rest of this entry »

Outdoor Living: How to Create the Perfect Space

Categories: Home Buying Tips | Posted: March 29, 2012

With beautiful weather in the forecast, many St. Louis families are looking forward to spending time in the great outdoors. Whether it’s grilling for dinner or entertaining guests in the backyard, this is the perfect opportunity to spruce up your outdoor space. Fischer & Frichtel – a St. Louis custom home builder – would like to offer you some tips to get started. Read the rest of this entry »

A Spring Cleaning How-To: St. Charles Home Builder Tips

Categories: Live-Work-Play | Posted: March 27, 2012

Depending on who you are, spring cleaning can be your most or least favorite task of the year. Whether you’re the type to dust and vacuum once a day or once a month, now is a good time to get your home ready for the spring – and any unexpected visitors this beautiful weather may bring! To make spring cleaning easier on you and your family, Fischer & Frichtel – a trusted St. Charles home builder – would like to offer these tips: Read the rest of this entry »

How to Be Green this Spring: Tips from a St. Louis New Home Builder

Categories: Live-Work-Play | Posted: March 21, 2012

Whether you truly love Mother Nature or you just want to save some cash on your next power bill, going green is an important part of home ownership today. As a trusted St. Louis new home builder, we’ve put together our top three tips for saving energy and going green this spring. With warm temperatures in our immediate forecast, now is the time to put you knowledge to use!

  • Make an excuse to grill. Nothing says springtime like burgers and brats. So here’s an excuse to use the grill: 	 new home builder st. louisyour stove creates more heat inside your home, meaning your AC is going to have to work that much harder to cool everything down. We don’t think you need much more incentive than that to go grill!
  • Set your thermostat on a timer. Having your thermostat set to 70 degrees for eight hours a day doesn’t help much if you aren’t there to enjoy the cool breeze. Many thermostats installed over the last few years feature a timing system so you can automatically program the thermostat throughout the day. For each degree above 78, you can save an additional six to seven percent in energy costs. Keep that in mind the next time you leave your home for the day!
  • Close your blinds and curtains during the day. We all love natural light, but if you’re leaving your home, it’s wise to close your curtains and blinds. The sunlight they can let in when left open can heat your house significantly.

Along with these tips, we encourage homeowners to do regular inspections and maintenance on their HVAC systems. It’s important to know everything is running efficiently and effectively, and you’ll never know if you don’t look. For more helpful tips and information from a St. Louis new home builder, stay tuned!

St. Louis New Home Builder Tips: Preparing for Spring

Categories: Live-Work-Play | Posted: March 20, 2012

	 new home builder st. louisWith spring officially upon us, many residents of our St. Louis custom home communities are excited to spend more time outside with their family and friends. But before hitting the park or the trails, it’s important to give your home a few considerations. As an experienced St. Louis new home builder, we have a few tips for our homeowners to consider when it comes to preparing for spring. Read the rest of this entry »

3 Bathroom Trends and Ideas from Your St. Louis New Home Builder

Categories: Home Buying Tips | Posted: March 15, 2012

It used to be that the bedroom was your go-to source for rest and relaxation. With the right colors, textures and furniture, your bedroom could be an oasis retreat. But with new trends and technologies, the bathroom is becoming more and more like a home spa. If you want your bathroom to be more like a retreat and less like a forgotten room in your home, check out these three emerging trends from a trusted St. Louis new home builder. Read the rest of this entry »

Tips from a St. Louis New Home Builder: Renting vs. Owning

Categories: Home Buying Tips | Posted: March 8, 2012

new home builder st. louisFor many Americans, the dream has always been to own their own home. But for some, this dream has seemed unattainable in past years due to the ever-changing economic climate. At Fischer & Frichtel, a trusted St. Louis new home builder, we know many families are now renting instead of owning, believing that is a more affordable option. Before signing your next lease, consider these three reasons on why owning might be the better option. Read the rest of this entry »

St. Charles Custom Homes: Add a Porch and Add Some Value

Categories: Live-Work-Play | Posted: March 6, 2012

new home builder st. charlesWhile it might be February, the weather here in St. Charles has been perfect for outdoor living. Adding a front porch to your home will create the obvious benefit of a great space for you to enjoy the weather, but what else can it do? When planning with your St. Charles new home builder, like Fischer & Frichtel, keep in mind these three tips on what a front porch can bring to your home. Read the rest of this entry »

Lighting Options in Your New St. Louis Custom Home

Categories: Home Buying Tips | Posted: January 26, 2012

custom homes st. louisAfter our years of building St. Louis custom homes, Fischer & Frichtel has learned a thing or two about the building and design process. With all the decisions that come with a custom home – from flooring to wall colors to window treatments – you might think the process would become an overwhelming one. To help in planning your future custom home, Fischer & Frichtel would like to offer these tips when considering an essential part of your future home: the lighting. Read the rest of this entry »

Going Green at Home: Tips from a St. Louis New Home Builder

Categories: Live-Work-Play | Posted: January 19, 2012

new home builder st. louisNo matter how energy efficient your new home is, the winter months can still cause a drain on your wallet with all the extra heating costs. Fischer & Frichtel, a St. Louis custom home builder, offers clients green building options to keep energy costs down and help the environment. But if you’re not yet in the home of your dreams or are looking for ways to go green this winter, Fischer & Frichtel would like to offer these tips to cut your energy bill and do a good deed for Mother Nature. Read the rest of this entry »

Three First Time home Buyer Tips from a St. Louis New Home Builder

Categories: Home Buying Tips | Posted: January 13, 2012

st louis new home builderAfter living with your family and renting your entire life, it’s time to make that leap and buy your own first home. As one of the largest financial decisions you are likely to make all year, there are several considerations to keep in mind before making this purchase. Buying a home is an exciting and rewarding experience; by following these tips from Fischer & Frichtel, a trusted St. Louis new homebuilder, you can make the buying process and end result a bit easier. Read the rest of this entry »

Three Pet Friendly Tips for Your St. Louis Custom Home

Categories: Live-Work-Play | Posted: January 12, 2012

st louis custom homesAt Fischer & Frichtel, we know that your pet is more like a member of your family. Maybe they sleep at the foot of your bed or have their own personalized food bowl. Whatever the case, as a St. Louis new home builder, we enjoy customizing homes to your (and your pet’s) needs. Before envisioning your next dream home, remember these three tips from Fischer & Frichtel to make your home more pet friendly. Read the rest of this entry »

The More You Know: Fire Hazards and Your St. Louis Custom Home

Categories: Live-Work-Play | Posted: January 6, 2012

st louis custom home fireplaceWith your St. Louis custom home all finalized and your personal belongings finally unpacked and in place, it’s time to settle in. Now that you have everything just the way you like it, though, it’s also time to think of safety. Residential fires occur more during the winter months than at any other time of the year. This January, let your New Year’s resolution be to help protect your home from fires with these tips from Fischer & Frichtel, the premier St. Louis new home builder. Read the rest of this entry »

To Pool or not to Pool: Tips from a St. Charles Home Builder

Categories: Home Buying Tips | Posted: January 5, 2012

st charles custom homeIt might seem too early in the year for you to be thinking of hitting the pool, but at Fischer & Frichtel, your St. Charles home builder, we’re always thinking of ways to make your home more enjoyable. In the hot St. Louis summers, a pool can be a great place for the family to gather, relax and cool off. With the option to build on your own land with a Fischer & Frichtel custom home, adding on a pool is a decision many families and homeowners are free to make. But what types of considerations should homeowners have in mind before making this addition? Read the rest of this entry »

The 411 on Buying a Home from Your Friends at Fischer and Frichtel

Categories: Home Buying Tips | Posted: December 27, 2011

If you’re a first time home buyer, the amount of information you are presented with can easily be overwhelming. Unfamiliar terminology and varying opinions on the decisions you should make can get confusing. The homebuying process is a stressful one, but it doesn’t have to be. That’s why the professionals at Fischer and Frichtel would like to work with you to make the process as simple as possible. Read the rest of this entry »