Westmark Construction Blog

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 15:16

Your Industry Leaders in Space Maximization

As we dabble in both commercial and residential high-end construction projects, our expertise goes beyond basic construction. We study industry trends and stay up to date with what’s in style and how to creatively use the provided space. Roll this all in with client suggestions and requests and many of our job sites quickly become locations of the area’s finest custom homes.

A very interesting trend we’re seeing in the world of high-end residence is the switch from large, grandiose houses to more detail-oriented, smaller square-footage homes. We’ve deduced that many homebuilders are moving away from the traditional thought that bigger is better. Especially when considering location, like southeastern Florida where much of our work is done, the demand for land is so high that it’s simply unavailable for many buyers. Though this land demand isn’t the only factor, we’ve been able to adjust our designs to reflect the needs and wants of our clients.
Some attribute this flux in floorplans to the rising number of older adults who’ve already raised their families and are back on their own. Others say it has to do with the romanticization of city-living and therefore people are requesting smaller spaces that reflect that lifestyle but in their own, preferred location. This in turn challenges our staff to get creative with the more limited space they’re quite frankly not used to working with.

We’ve seen, though, that many clients are not willing to give up the larger entertaining spaces like kitchens and great rooms and at least a moderately larger closet space. Peg this to modern culture, and it all makes sense: people love to entertain and fashion is alive and thriving.
Whether you have several acres to work with or just a fraction of one, Westmark Construction can work with you to make your dream home a reality.

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 12:16

Camino del Rio: The Road to the Modern Barrier Island Life

We are excited to announce Westmark Construction Company’s newest property and project on the Barrier Island: a prime location on beautiful Camino del Rio on the Indian River side. Just a short ways away from an historic and lively downtown, this destination coveted by all, is a visionary in Vero Beach, FL, living. With our team of construction experts and contractors, the sky’s the limit for this prestige piece of land.

One of the many perks of this prestige lot location is its close proximity to downtown Vero Beach which offers only the finest in luxury leisure activities. Blossoming with culture, visit The Vero Beach Museum of Art to stimulate your creative side. Are shows more your style? The Vero Beach Opera Guild offers concerts all around the area. The AMC Indian River 24 Stadium Theatre as well as Vero’s Majestic 11 Cinema offer you the latest Hollywood flicks. Then when you need to stretch your legs, there are plenty of boutiques, shops and restaurants within walking distance to satisfy any of your needs. Craving something a little more active? The Camino del Rio location offers access to both the Indian River via Erwin Cove or you’re just a hop, skip, and a jump away from the salty Atlantic. Whether you’re in the mood to explore the Vero Beach culture and all its downtown region has to offer or kick back and enjoy the year-round perfect weather, this property has you covered. Whatever you want to do, you can do it from the prime location on Camino del Rio.

The best part about this property, though, has to be the pre-construction package Westmark Construction and Westmark Development are offering as an exclusive. Modeled similarly to the Courtyard Homes on the Palm Island Plantation, the plans for the Camino del Rio property include a private swimming pool and covered porch. Other highlights include three bedrooms, four bathrooms, an elegant study home office, and a spacious, open living area that allows for easy flow from family room to the kitchen and breakfast area to the dining room and then out to the courtyard patio.

Whether you’re looking to enjoy the McKee Botanical Garden, peruse the Village Shops, sail the waterways, spot some seabirds at Archie Carr’s Wildlife Refuge, play some golf, or do you own thing, the new property on Camino del Rio coupled with the expert building plans is the perfect place to experience all Vero Beach has to offer.

Friday, October 23, 2015 - 12:49

Building Permits for Residential Housing Up in the State of Florida

Sumner Marketing has reported permits for the construction of single-family residences in the State of Florida are increasing. Although there have been "high and low tides" in the number of permits issued, there has been a steady increase over the past few years. Indian River County alone has seen a steady increase. In August 2010, the County issued 28 single-family new construction permits. In August 2015, that number had increased to 42, and market indications are this activity is only increasing. On the national level, the National Association of Home Builders is predicting 1.1 million new homes in 2015. New home construction historically has impacted positively impacted local economies with increased revenues. We are certainly heading in the right direction!
http://in.reuters.com/article/2015/09/16/usa-economy-housing-nahb-idINN9...

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 07:58

Westmark has completed another Palm Island Plantation home!

Westmark is excited to announce the completion of yet another beautiful home located in the stunning Palm Island Plantation gated-community. This gorgeous West Indies style home is over 3,100 sq. feet of air-conditioned living area with hardwood floors throughout and includes architectural features like an inverted hip ceiling in the Great Room, 11’ step tray ceilings in the Dining Room, Master Suite, Foyer, Study and marble floors in all bathrooms. The open floor plan features an expansive gourmet Kitchen with custom cabinetry, ample storage, and a large walk-in pantry feature. Built-in designer appliances consist of two KitchenAid single ovens, Thermador refrigerator, Dacor micro-wave drawer, Bosch dishwasher, and a gas KitchenAid cooktop. In the large Master Suite one will find his and her closets, a free standing soaker tub and a large rain head in the walk-in shower. The home is surrounded by beautiful landscaping, mature oaks, a private lanai and landscaped pool area your family is sure to enjoy!