Sunrise Estates, A New Oshkosh Subdivision

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If you plan on moving to Oshkosh in the near future, or already live in Oshkosh and would like to build or purchase a brand new home, Cypress Homes’ Sunrise Estates would be an excellent choice for you! This new subdivision is located on Morningstar Lane right next to the 20th Avenue YMCA.

Not only will you have the convenience of living right next to the YMCA, you’ll receive a year long family YMCA membership for FREE when you purchase a home or lot in the Sunrise Estates subdivision until August 31st of 2017!

Whether you are new to the area or have lived in the Oshkosh area for years, we can’t think of a better way to get connected to your community! With that being said, you will also have access to Oshkosh’s Downtown YMCA. This is truly exciting because they are currently in the midst of a $15 million renovation/rebuilding project which will be completed at the end of 2017. They have already opened Phase I on July 13th of this year, so you can check it out TODAY!

Pictured below is the 20th Ave YMCA.


photo taken from Google Images


With your free family membership to the YMCA, you will have access to the many great amenities they have to offer. Some of these things include:

  • Away Member privileges at out-of-state Y’s
  • Access to any Y facility in WI or the U.P. of Michigan
  • Complete Health & Wellness Centers featuring cardio, circuit and free weight equipment
  • Over 140 Group Exercise classes a week, included in your membership
  • On-Site Childcare while you are at the Y, convenient with Group Exercise classes
  • Youth/Teen recreation room and Family Prime Time
  • FREE Family programming including Wiggles & Giggles, Family Nights, and more!
  • Use of indoor running/walking track
  • FREE use of Y facilities throughout all program areas during Open Time for members including Open & Lap Swim, Open Climb, and Open Skate
  • Priority registration for all Y programming
  • Reduced fees on all Y programming including Camp, Child Care, Youth Sports, Swim Lessons & the Y Tennis Center

… Just to name a few! To learn more about what the Oshkosh YMCA has to offer, you can check out their website.


Window view from 2120 Morningstar Lane

Cypress Homes has an array of options when it comes to building. With the many  floor plan choices, and the option to custom build, there’s bound to be something that sparks your interest and fits the needs of you and your family. For more information on Sunrise Estates lots and prices, visit!

Currently, Cypress Homes has a home that is for sale and move-in ready in Sunrise Estates. It’s a beautiful home with 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths! Take the virtual tour of 2120 Morningstar Lane here:

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June 2017 Poll Results

Each Monday and Friday we post a poll on Facebook with 3-4 photos from homes where you are able to choose the photo of the room, detail, etc. that you most prefer through liking/commenting on the photo you like best. With that being said… You voted, we counted up the results and now we’re sharing our June 2017 poll results!

Throughout the month of June, you voted on your favorite: Laundry room, Amberwood exterior, living space, kitchen/dining area, backsplash, kitchen light fixtures, kitchen cabinets and front entry. Lots of kitchen polls this month, read on to learn more about the winners!

The Belleview Exterior: 

The Belleview is an efficient ranch home that features a split 3 bedroom and 2 bath design. The kitchen in this home has a large island and is open to both the dining room and great room.  The master bedroom in this home features a large walk-in closet and private master bathroom. The exterior of this home extends a warm welcome with the deep brown color and dark stone. Something unique about this home is that the siding of this home is vertical rather than horizontal, which has been starting to show up in more and more homes within the last year. The exterior of this specific home won by a whopping 86% of the votes compared to the other choices.

Mudroom Lockers: Birchwood

Winning by 81% of the votes, this Birchwood home’s mudroom lockers are a perfect option for any home. Conveniently placed near the garage entrance of the home, it’s a great space to drop off your jackets, backpacks, handbags, etc. There are four hooks in this locker system, with cabinets over head to store things like hats, scarves and more! Below the lockers, underneath the bench is a space where shoes can be stored. Even though this area is mostly white, the contrasting black bench top is a nice break from the all white look. Mudroom lockers are awesome for keeping unwanted dirt from the rest of the house and although it’s an ideal built-in system for families with children or young adults that are still in school, anyone would benefit from having a mudroom locker area in their home.


Kitchen Island: Amberwood

This beautiful kitchen island comes from our Amberwood floor plan and won by 56% of the votes. It features a beautiful light colored granite counter top and a white base that gives it a really nice, clean look to it. The kitchen sink is built into this island, which makes cooking a little bit easier since it’s directly across the stove, and the seating is awesome too! You can prep meals, cook them and enjoy them conveniently in the same area. Who wouldn’t love having this island in their kitchen?


Kitchen Floor: Bellmont

The multi colors in this floor are absolutely stunning, it’s no wonder this kitchen floor won by 59% of the votes! The floor is made from luxury vinyl plank, which is a type of flooring that’s made of vinyl, so is quite a bit more affordable, a lot sturdier, and it looks great!




Master Bedroom: Avalon

The thing that makes this master bedroom outstanding is the two-toned walls, and, of course, the staging! All of the colors and patterns compliment this bedroom so well, it’s obvious why this master bedroom won by a whopping 94% of the votes! As you can see in the photo, it has the master bathroom to the right of the room, which brings us to our next poll…


Master Bath Vanity: Claremont

White cabinets and drawers with black handles and complimented by a light granite counter top, this master bathroom vanity won by 70% of the votes. The mirrors have a dark boarder – like the faucets, and the lighting is in the perfect position for applying makeup, brushing your teeth, etc. Something that stands out in this master bathroom is that the closet it connected to it! This bathroom has your clothing conveniently there for quick, private access to your wardrobe after hopping out of the shower.



Great Room: Carabelle

A great big window for natural lighting, a wonderful stone fireplace for when it gets cold during Midwestern winters, and built-ins along the wall makes for a wonderful great room. Winning by 50% of the votes is our Carabelle model. It has an open concept floor plan, so this great room is connected to the kitchen, making it easy to entertain while still being able to enjoy your company.


Amberwood Fireplace: 

This Amberwood fireplace described in one word: awesome. The stone has mostly gray tones with a little bit of a burnt umber splash of color, which gives it a little bit of an accent and breaks up the grays. The detailed hearth with a little bit of a different color from the rest makes it really stand out, as well as the white shiplap detailing and white mantel that matches the baseboards perfectly. The white color gives this fireplace a clean, classy finish. Don’t you think?



Stove Area: Ridgewood

Our last poll of the month for June, the Stove Area was an interesting category, since it wasn’t a whole kitchen you were voting on, but just a small section of each kitchen in this poll. This winning stove area comes from our Ridgwood plan. With the space for a full oven and stove, a beautiful backsplash, granite counter top and a chrome, stainless steel duct that matches the stainless steel attributes of the stove really bring this area all together. Winning by 50% of the votes, who wouldn’t enjoy making eggs in this darling stove area?



Did you enjoy reading about our poll results for June 2017?

Check out our last few poll results blogs here:

May 2017

April 2017


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Homebuilding Terms: Helpful Terms You Should Know When Building a Home

At Cypress Homes, we realize that home building terms can become lost in translation and that not everyone understands what every home/building term is or what they mean, so we’ve come up with a list to help you better understand various terms that are commonly used when building a home. Even if you’re not in the process of building a home, these home terms and definitions may still be good to know.

Just a note, building terms across the country can vary. The definitions given below are based on terminology we use within our company in Northeast Wisconsin. 

Accent Wall

Accent Wall

Accent Wall: A design or paint color on a wall that is unique from the other walls in the room. Used to make one wall stand out amongst the rest.

Attic Seal Package: A spray used to air-seal areas of the attic that isn’t completely sealed during a normal insulation phase.

Awning: A sheet of canvas or other material that is stretched out on a frame and used to keep sun or rain away.

Backsplash: A panel made of tile, stone, and/or other materials that give both protection and design appeal. Typically found in kitchen spaces.



Balusters: Pillars or columns that support railings, most are decorative.

Bay Window: A window that is built to project outwards from an outside wall.

Bearing Wall/Load-Bearing Wall: A wall that carries at least part of the weight of the house above it. These type of walls are needed for structural purposes.

Beveled Glass – Thick glass that creates an angled surface and provides a spectrum of colors from the light.

Casing: The frame around a door or window.



Catch-all – An area with counter space and cabinets that hold odds and ends. This is usually found near the entrance of a home or near the garage entrance.

Cathedral Ceiling: Slanted or pointed ceiling that rises above more than one floor.

Coffered Ceiling: Sunken panels in the ceiling which create a pattern of indentations or recesses in the overhead surface of an interior.

Crown Molding: Decorative molding used to cap around walls (usually right below the ceiling), pilasters and cabinets.

exterior cultured stone

Cultured Stone

Cultured Stone: A manufactured concrete product designed to give the appearance of natural stone.

Dehumidistat: Connected to the thermostat, a dehumidistat helps to automatically control humidity by eliminating excessive water vapor in the atmosphere.

Dropped Ceiling: A secondary ceiling that adds dimension and hangs below the main ceiling.

Dry Wall



Dry wall: Board made from plaster, wood or other materials used to form the interior walls of a home.

Eaves: The part of a roof that overhangs the exterior walls of a home (usually 18+ inches long).

Egress: An entry/exit used mostly as an escape route on the lower level (basement) of a home that must meet building code requirements.

Fascia: A board made of wood or other flat material that covers the end of the rafters.

Foyer: An entrance or open area at the front of the home.

free standing bath tub

Free-standing Tub

Free-standing Tub: A bathtub that is not attached to any walls and is able to stand alone. Usually more for decorative purposes, but works the same way as a built-in bathtub.

Foundation: The lowest load-bearing part of a home that is typically below the ground.

Grout: Paste that fills holes and gaps between walls and floor tiles.

Hearth: The floor or area in front of a fireplace.



Herringbone: A pattern, design or arrangement made up of parallel lines that create a “V” shape.

Humidifier: A device that can add humidity back into the atmosphere of the home.

Hip Roof: A roof where both the sides and ends are inclined.

Insulation: Material used to keep heat and sound from spreading.

Jamb: Side post or surface of a doorway, fireplace or window.

Fireplace Mantel


Laminate: Multi-layered synthetic material (typically wood) covered with protective materials.

Lacquer: A liquid made of shellac that dries and forms a protective coating for metal, wood and other materials.

Masonry: stone, concrete or brick used for building.

Mantel: The frame around a fireplace.

Newel: The posts at the top or bottom of a flight of stairs that supports the handrail.

Peninsula: A cabinet or cabinets connected to the main body of a kitchen on one side, with the other 3 sides exposed.

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Plywood: Strong thin wooden boards that consist of two or more layers that are put together in alternating directions of grain. Usually sold in 4′ x 8′ sheets.

Pocket Door: A door that slides into an adjacent wall when opened.

Realstone Panel: Panels of stone cut into consistent thickness in order to be used as a veneer.



Rafter: Internal beams that extend from the eaves to the peak of the roof.

Risers: Vertical section between the treads of the staircases.

Sconce: Candle holder or light fixture that is attached to a wall.

Shiplap: Popular term for wood paneling, usually laid horizontally on a wall with a small gap between each board.

Siding: Cladding material used on the outside of a home for protection from the elements.



Skirt Board: Floor molding that covers the lowest part of the interior walls. This is more commonly known as a baseboard.

Soffit: Underside of a structure i.e. an arch, balcony or eaves. Also referred to when “boxing” down around venting or other obtrusions below the normal ceiling height.

Spindle: Rods typically used in railings systems, between the newel posts and under the handrail.

Stucco – Fine plaster used to coat wall surfaces or molding used as a decorative coating for walls and ceilings.

Subway Tile –  A series of white glazed rectangular ceramic tile that was originally found in subway stations in New York City in the 20th Century. This type of tile can also be found in other colors besides white.

Tile – A thin slab of concrete, clay or other material.

Transom Window

Transom Window

Transom Window – A small (sometimes detailed) window above a door or another window and adds additional lighting.

Tray Ceiling – A ceiling that recessed up into the trusses above the normal height of the rest of the ceiling.

Trim – Decorative material, typically wood, that frames features in the home. This term can be used when referring to casing, baseboards, and/or moulding.

Truss – Framework that is used for support of the structure.  Roof trusses and floor trusses are two common types.

Underlayment – A layer between the sub-floor and finished floor that helps with adhesion and leveling.

Vinyl Plank floor

Vinyl Plank

Vinyl Plank – Flooring that comes in strips of vinyl that resembles hardwood, but has a more affordable cost and easier installation.

Vaulted Ceiling – An angled ceiling that goes upward on one side create volume in the room.

Vessel Sink

Vessel Sink


Vessel Sink – A sink where the bowl sits on top of surface of the counter.

Wainscoting – Wooden panels that line the lower part of the walls, typically in vertical columns.


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May 2017 Poll Results

Each Monday and Friday we post a poll on Facebook with 3-4 photos from homes where you are able to choose the photo of the room, detail, etc. that you most prefer through liking/commenting on the photo you like best. With that being said… You voted, we counted up the results and now we’re sharing our May 2017 poll results!

Throughout the month of May, you voted on your favorite: Laundry room, Amberwood exterior, living space, kitchen/dining area, backsplash, kitchen light fixtures, kitchen cabinets and front entry. Lots of kitchen polls this month, read on to learn more about the winners!

Brookridge Greenville Laundry

Laundry Room: Brookridge

This specific laundry room is featured in one of our Brookridge homes. It won by 72% of the total votes. This raised platform allows for a little more height, making it easier to access the machines, with a sink conveniently placed to the left. The dark cabinets are rich in color and compliment the homeowners choice of blue appliances very well!



DSC_0067Amberwood Exterior:

This exterior won by 58% of the votes. This color palette is warm vs. cool. The all over soft green color of the siding looks ravishing next to the small pops of brown and the dark roof shingles. The curb appeal of this house is definitely stand-out worthy and will catch the eye of a passerby. The stone detail underneath the pillars near the entry way give it a nice, natural earthy look, and the thick, white window casings give this exterior the perfect finishing touch.

Living Space: Tamarack IMG_5673

This living room/great room is perfect for winding down and relaxing, it received a majority of the votes, winning by 50%. This must mean that all of our living spaces are great! The wall colors are a calming, neutral color on the more yellow side of the color spectrum, which brightens up the space and gives it an airy feeling. This living space has a nice fireplace with stone detailing and a white mantel surrounded by white built-ins that can be used to keep this living room neat and tidy. Who wouldn’t want to curl up and read a book in this space?

Kitchen/Dining Area: Amberwood & Ridgewood 

For this category, there was a tie! The Amberwood and the Ridgewood both received 38% of the votes with the same number of votes.


So, first, we’ll talk about the Amberwood. This home was just recently built and is currently FOR SALE in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. White is the main color of this kitchen which gives it a nice, clean look. Plus, white goes with just about anything, so whatever accessories, chairs, etc. you have, it’s a sure bet that it’ll look great! Also, did you see those light fixtures above the island?! We’ll talk about those later!

Now, onto the Ridgewood!

IMG_2367This kitchen is pretty similar to that of the Amberwood, the difference between the two of these specific kitchens is where the dining space is located. This particular kitchen has a very classic look to it. The subway tile backsplash is soft and fits well with the metallic features. The white custom shaker cabinets give this kitchen a fresh look with the silver handles as perfect accents to match the metal kitchen accessories. This room is spacious and perfect for entertaining family and friends with the open concept plan as the kitchen is connected to the family room.

Both kitchen spaces are great, so we can understand why these two tied.


Backsplash: Amberwood

It’s no surprise that this kitchen also won for backsplash! It comes from the same kitchen mentioned above, that’s right, the one that’s for sale! If you haven’t already checked it out, click here! This backsplash won by 39% of the votes. The pattern is very aesthetically pleasing and interesting to look at. It’s almost as if you can’t not look at it! If you’re interested in this pattern, it’s called “lantern mosaic”.

Kitchen Lighting Fixtures: AmberwoodIMG_8685

Yet again, this beautiful kitchen has won another poll! These kitchen lighting fixture won by 64% of the votes. They’re definitely majestic with their resemblance of a crystal ball. Just make sure you have high enough ceilings for these Birch Lane Sanford lighting fixtures if you plan on installing these into your own home!



IMG_1708 2Kitchen Cabinets: Tamarack

Ok, so this one isn’t from our brand new Amberwood, however, it definitely is worthy of winning by 66% of the votes. These white custom shaker style cabinets are very chic and look great in any kitchen. There are see-through spaces that make the cabinets a little more interesting to look at and give it more of a modern feel.




Front Entry: Brookridge IMG_8620

Knock, knock. Who’s there? It’s the winner of this poll, the Brookridge! Winning by 76% of the votes, this beautiful dark wood-esque front entry door is indeed very warm and welcoming. The material used is actually fiberglass, made for great insulation!

Check out the winners for April 2017 here! 



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April 2017 Poll Results

Each Monday and Friday we post a poll on Facebook with 3-4 photos from homes where you are able to choose the photo of the room, detail, etc. that you most prefer through liking/commenting on the photo you like best. With that being said… You voted, we counted up the results and now we’re sharing our April 2017 poll results!

Throughout the month of April, you voted on your favorite: front foyer, dining area, stone fireplace, kitchen, master bathroom, Brookridge exterior and guest bathroom. If you didn’t vote, don’t worry! You can check out all of the polls for each current month to vote for on our Facebook page in our “timeline” photo album.

Without further ado, the results:

Front Foyer: Custom Home

CUSTOMIMG_2803Winning by 72% of the votes, this foyer, or entry way as some may call it, comes from a custom-built home. The contrasting colors compliment this foyer very well, so it’s no wonder that this entry came out on top! For example, the white door and dark brown hard wood flooring makes for a great contrast and is aesthetically pleasing. You’ll also see this same color scheme on the stairwell and throughout the home.

Dining Area: Amberwood 

Amberwood Lightening DIningThis fabulous dining area won by a whopping 81% of the total votes. This particular dining area is built in one of our Amberwood homes. It has impeccable natural lighting because of the perfect window placing, and has a great, soft lighting fixture overhead for when the sun goes down.


Stone Fireplace: Custom Ridgewood 


This spectacular stone fireplace won by 62% of the votes. It comes from a custom-built home based off of our Ridgewood plan. The earthy tones make this stone look natural and eloquent and a perfect feature to add to any home!




Kitchen: Custom Brookridge


This kitchen comes from a custom-built home with a Brookridge style floor plan and won by 72% of the votes. It features white custom shaker style cabinets that make the multicolored backsplash pop. Complete with stainless steel appliances and an awesome kitchen island right in the center makes it a great feature to prepare meals to be cooked. Add on some bar stools and you can eat at the island as well! The light granite counter tops pull the entire kitchen together with the perfect amount of dark colors seeping through.This definitely constitutes as a dream kitchen!

Exterior: Brookridge


This beautiful home sits on Addie Parkway in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. It comes from our Brookridge plan and won by 86% of the votes. The warm brown siding is inviting along with the stone detailing along the bottom. The pop of bright white found on the garage doors, the pillars and the window casings contrast with the warm, dark brown colors making it a great balance of colors for an exterior of a home!

Guest Bathroom: Amberwood

Amberwood Milestone Guest Bath

Last, but certainly not least, this guest bathroom won by the most percentage of votes than the rest of the months entries. Winning by 87% of the votes was this awesome guest bathroom from our Amberwood plan. The wall colors may be a shade of gray, but there’s nothing gloomy about this room! The gray color acutally acts as a neutral color and is brightened by the white cabinets and accessories and the light granite counter top used for the double vanity. There is a door that separates the toilet and the vanity space for extra privacy. This bathroom plan is clearly genius!

Don’t forget to vote every Monday and Friday on our Facebook page!

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Oshkosh Farmers Market

oshfarmersmarketJune is here, which means the Oshkosh Farmers Market is too! Each Saturday from June 3rd to October 28th of 2017, you’ll have the opportunity to stop by to see over 100 vendors from 8am to 12:30pm on Main Street, located in Downtown Oshkosh.

Over the past couple of years, this farmers market has grown dramatically and it’s no wonder it is now one of the top farmers markets in the state. Coming early has it benefits, with first choice of the produce. Strolling in late can work out well too as some vendors will lower prices to clear their remaining inventory.


I suggest starting off by grabbing a cup of coffee from the New Moon Cafe (this place does get busy during the market, so patience is definitely key). Then go ahead and stroll through Main Street taking it all in…the egg rolls, the fresh produce, those breakfast sandwiches, beautiful wildflower bouquets that can brighten up any room in your home for only $8-12, those perfect knick-knacks, the crafts, the music, the smells, the people watching, the beautiful summer weather (the market goes on through rain or shine), and much, much more!

oshkosh-saturday-farmersYou can purchase things as you see them or wait and see all of the different venues before you pull out your money. That’s one thing to note, many vendors only accept cash. So make sure to plan ahead to get everything your heart desires.

Keep in mind that this market does happen every Saturday from June through October, so you don’t have to try everything all at once. It’s probably better to try a few new things each time you visit the market. Whether you stop by once, twice or every Saturday, I promise that you’ll enjoy your time at the market.


Interested in going? The Oshkosh Farmers Market is located on N Main Street in Oshkosh between the 400 and 500 blocks, as well as the 100 block of Church Ave.


All photos taken from Google Images.


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Canadian Lumber Tariff…What Does it Mean for Home Building?

The Canadian Lumber Tariff will play an extensive role in the price inflation of building a new home. Recently, the United States, through the Trump Administration, has put a 3%-24% tariff on Canada’s soft lumber trade. What exactly does this mean for home builders in the United States? The short answer is that the price of building a new home goes up. Lumber is a crucial material that is used to build homes. In fact, the average U.S. home uses 15,000 board feet of lumber. With that being said, the United States does not have enough supply to meet demand, which is why it is imported.

Lumber Pack

According to (Fortune 500), “America must import about one-third of its lumber supply from Canada because U.S. lumber production is simply not robust enough to meet the nation’s needs. Therefore, lumber imports are vital for the construction of affordable homes for American families.”

It is said that the tariff was anticipated, therefore, lumber prices have already increased about 20% and added $3,600 (median) to the price of building a new home.

Some politicians and analysts don’t believe that the tariff will have an affect on the price of home building. Bob Wetenhall, RBC Capital Markets homebuilding and building products analyst, told CNBC,

Granger MacDonald (Chairman - NAHB):Google Images

Granger MacDonald (Chairman – NAHB):Google Images

New tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber announced by the Trump Administration on Monday are nothing more than “a papercut. It’s not going to affect the real estate market, [and] it’s not going to impact housing prices.”

However, the National Home Builders’ Association disagrees. Granger MacDonald, chairman of NAHB on states, “NAHB respectfully disagrees with comments made by Commerce Secretary Ross that the tariffs on Canadian lumber imports into the U.S. will have little effect on the cost of housing,” said NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald Tuesday. “While Ross cannot cite specific consequences regarding this punitive tariff, we can.”

MacDonald went on to say “clearly, protectionist measures to prop up domestic lumber producers at the expense of millions of U.S. home buyers and lumber users is not the way to resolve the U.S.-Canada trade dispute or boost the U.S. economy.”

“As an industry that is on the front lines of this issue, NAHB would be happy to discuss this matter with the White House and seek solutions that will not harm housing affordability for millions of hard-working American families,” MacDonald said.

Although the decision to put a tariff on Canada’s lumber wasn’t favorable, keep this in mind if you plan on building a new home. The price didn’t go up because we want to charge you more, it’s going up due to the magnified cost of lumber that we rely on Canada for.





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Intro: 2017 Spring Winnegamie Parade of Homes

Are you in the market for building the home of your dreams, but don’t know where to start? The 2017 Spring Parade of Homes put on by the Winnegamie Home Builders Association will surely put your mind at ease. With some of the best home builders in the area, it’s no surprise that the beautiful homes showcased this spring will inspire you to build the home you’ve always dreamed of!  Bring your imagination to life and visit Cypress Homes’ outstanding, newly finished Amberwood plan. This home is a spacious 4 bedroom 2-story on Morningstar Lane located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin (right next to the 20th Avenue YMCA). There will also be signs to direct you there, so you won’t get lost!

Here’s a sneak peek:


Doesn’t this make you want to see the inside of this fabulous home?!

Here’s when you can stop by:

Friday, May 5th – 5pm – 8pm
Saturday, May 6th – 11am – 4pm
Sunday, May 7th – 11am -4pm
Friday, May 12th – 5pm – 8pm
Saturday, May 13th – 11am – 4pm

If you’re not in the market for building a new home, you can still swing by the Parade of Homes from May 5th through 7th and May 12th through 13th to be inspired to remodel, update, or modernize your current home.  Or maybe you just want to explore the new homes, because who doesn’t love that new home smell?

Join Cypress Homes at the 2017 Spring Winnegamie Parade of Homes!

Find tickets and more information online at


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The Amberwood

The Amberwood is our most popular two-story home and for the last three years, our most popular home overall.

The Amberwood for pinterest

The Amberwood is 2,402 Sq. Ft., has 4 bedrooms all on the second level, and 2 1/2 bathrooms. The floor plan has a very open feel by having the kitchen connected to both the dining area and great room.

Amberwood parade collage






The main level features a study/office for extra space. First floor laundry and a mudroom with a built-in bench and lockers are other main level features.

The main bath has a split design, giving more privacy by separating the toilet and shower from the vanities. This allows more than one person to use the space when needed.

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The three-stall garage has stairs to the basement for easy access. The lower level is a great extra space for entertainment, storage and more.


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Even though this floor plan is our most popular, the homes can still look considerably different and have their own special feel. The plan can also be modified for a more custom design. We have even built the Amberwood as both a 3 bedroom and a 5 bedroom version.




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March 2017 Facebook Poll Results

Twice a week on Facebook, we create poll questions with 3 different options to let people tell us what type of home features they like. Then each month we’re giving you a summary of the winners so you can see our most popular home features! Below are the poll results from March:

Great Room Winner – Carabelle

IMG_6748The first Facebook poll winner in the month of March is our new Carabelle home that was recently featured in the HBAFC Parade of Homes. This great room was the fan favorite taking 91% of the votes!

This great room features a large cultured stone fireplace with built-in cabinets on both sides. This room also has large windows which allow a lot of natural light into the room. The Carabelle has an open-concept floor plan, connecting this great room into the kitchen.

Click HERE for a virtual tour of this home in case you missed it in the parade or on Facebook.

Master Bathroom Winner – Ridgewood

Untitled design (28)The master bathroom poll was won by one of our new Ridgewood homes that we finished for a customer. This bathroom collage defeated the other two by gaining 79% of the votes!

The shower in this master bathroom is one of our most liked photos on both Facebook and Instagram. The different types of tile and the glass shower doors give this a very luxurious look. The large vanity is also a great feature. This bathroom is very spacious and has the toilet hidden for privacy.

To see a virtual tour of a Ridgewood home, click HERE.

Carabelle Exterior Winner

IMG_9682The Carabelle floor plan has been one of our most popular floor plans to build. All three exteriors all look very different from each other, giving your home a unique look. This Carabelle exterior won the poll by a slim margin, taking 54% of the votes.

This ranch floor plan has an open-concept and varying ceiling heights throughout. Having large windows in the kitchen and great room allow for tons of natural light. This exterior features varying heights as well as different materials to complete this winning look.

Locker System Winner – Edgewood

IMG_7009The Edgewood is one of our newest floor plans and was featured in the Fox Cities HBA Parade of Homes.  This locker system won the poll by claiming 62% of the votes. 

In previous polls, the two-tone built-in bench has been our most popular look. This time, two of these benches are included in the home. This mudroom space is off the garage entrance but still tucked away from the main area. The benches are perfect to store coats on or shoes under. This beautiful home is still for sale in Grand Chute.

To see a virtual tour of the Edgewood, click HERE. 

Kitchen Winner- Ridgewood

Untitled design (20)This Ridgewood kitchen is in a home we recently finished for a customer. This collage won the poll by our slimmest margin ever, just gaining 46% of the votes.

This kitchen has many features that homeowners desire. The tile backsplash also won one of our previous polls. The granite counters, stainless steel appliances, large center island and custom cabinets are stand out features in this space as well!


 Wine Area Winner – Carabelle

Wine Wed- Carabelle custom home

It is very fitting that March’s Facebook polls end with wine areas, which is also our March space of the month feature! This winner got the victory by taking 56% of the votes. 

This wine area is featured in the kitchen and it is the perfect rack to keep wine bottles on display. Whether needing a glass of wine while cooking or grabbing one to relax in the great room, the kitchen location is perfect for a wine rack.

To read about more wine racks and bar areas, read our March Space of the Month blog.






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