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and materials as well as a design that meets the market's exact
needs. Tavolacci says the care and attention to detail that goes
into each one of the company's homes makes them stand out
from the offerings of other builders in the region.
"We don't have a buyer yet, but the amenities I put into all
of my houses, demonstrate more of a higher-end finish even
though it's not a custom build," Tavolacci says. "I do more of an
upscale build, so all of my houses are very thought-out vs. somebody else that just kind of puts something together."
Tavolacci has been building in the upstate New York region
his entire life, and he says that intimate knowledge of the market
means he has a much greater understanding of the wants and
needs of his target clientele than other builders might have. "I've
been doing this for so long that I know what people want in their
houses," he says.
Among the most common features you'll find in a TAVO Development home today is an open floor plan, with very few rooms
closed in completely. Tavolacci says this environment extends all
the way into storage areas like closets. "Everything today has the
open feel," he says. "We do a lot of clean lines, and there are no
more big moldings or heavy moldings. We have been focusing
on master closets with sitting areas and master bathrooms with
his-and-hers toilet rooms."
In addition to large-scale open-plan kitchens that include a
dining area, many of the homes being built by TAVO Development today feature outdoor living spaces. Tavolacci says outdoor
living rooms and kitchens have become as important to homebuyers today as finished basements. "Outdoor living is really an
extension of a beautiful home, adding more living space while
enjoying it outdoors," Tavolacci says.
Just as important as the elements or designs that go into
building a house are the relationships that get them built, and
Tavolacci says TAVO Development values the strong relation-
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