The Roanoker - January/February 2017 - 46
David and Carolyn
Bullington were up for
the challenges of a fromscratch home.
WHEN DAVID AND CAROLYN BULLINGTON
decided to remodel their previous home, they
brought in John and Theresa Dorlini of Circle
Design Studio to work up renovation plans.
John and Theresa spent several months of
programming with the homeowners so that
they understand specific needs and desires.
As the Bullingtons began pricing the upgrades,
however, they realized their costs would end up being
"We were the first owners of our home, for 21
years, but the limitation was a narrow family room,"
Carolyn Bullington says. "Over the years, our aesthetic had evolved.
David Bullington, a real estate attorney at the Bullington Law Firm, has many great contacts in the
area. Brad Thomas, of Boone Graham Thomas Home
Builders and Developers, had an idea that quickly
came to fruition.
Because of the high price of the extensive remodel,
he suggested building a home from scratch; ultimately, this would be worth more so that their investment
would be protected. The Dorlinis knew they could
merge their ideas, creating a functional, beautiful
home that also hit all the requirements on the Bullingtons' checklist.
Plus, the Bullingtons wanted a lot of contemporary
touches. As empty nesters, they loved the concept
of a huge great room with enormous bank windows
with a view.
Among the homeowners, the builders and designers, they made a worthwhile team, as the Bullington
family now has their dream home in the growing subdivision known as Heritage Downs in Salem.
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