The tasteful blending of traditional and transitional styles characterizes the first Steege Construction-built home on these pages.

"At Steege, it's important for us to build a personal connection with our clients. We are detail-oriented in our construction and give the homeowners what they want in their homes," explains Megan Eiklenborg of Steege Construction, based in Waverly.

An open floor plan and floor-to-ceiling windows offer an unobstructed view of the golf course setting for this new home which displays Craftsman-style touches in its attention to detail.

In the living room, built-in cabinetry flanks the fireplace and the tray ceiling provides additional interest. Black granite with a tortoiseshell undercurrent set the stage for Amish-built custom cabinetry in the kitchen. There is plenty of countertop for meal preparation and room for guests to gather around.

A bar in the finished lower level is more space for entertaining.

Attention to detail can be found throughout the home, including substantial 6- to 7-inch baseboards and LED lighting in tres ceilings.

The second home has a transitional farmhouse vibe, fresh and family-oriented. The open concept design offers plenty of room for hosting family and friends and relaxing views of the wooded setting.

The living room fireplace is electric and clad in Eldora stone. A 100-year-old barn beam was used for the mantel. Floors are Badlands hand-scraped birch.

Throughout the home, 8-foot-tall doors heighten the illusion that the 9-foot ceilings are much higher. The effect continues into the kitchen where white custom cabinets are taken to the ceiling for a clean, simple look. The countertop is black granite. The same color scheme was used in reverse for the island — a dark espresso base and white quartz countertop.

"It felt like home from the first moment we moved in," says the homeowner.

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