Kernan home in Pinewild, Pinehurt NCThe Kernan home in Pinewild Country Club won the 2005 Home of the Year Award by the Moore County Home Builders Association.

Chaulk up a second home-of-the-year win for Step One Design with this beautiful estate in Pinewild. Step One's President Daniel Degre is proud of all the home's custom features, including garage doors, cabinets, built-ins and a curved two-story deck on the exterior. A waterfall and pond were incorporated into the natural slope of the lot.

This home has a lot of small details throughout, which gives visitors the opportunity to discover new things about the house each time they visit. Planning and executing this project was a very enjoyable process.

Construction highlights for this home include insulated hot water lines, moisture resistant sub-floors, high efficiency heat pumps and electrical surge protection for the entire house. Good communication between the builder and homeowner is crucial to a successful end result. One of the most important things in custom building is the free flow of ideas. This whole experience was a positive one.