R&R Homes’ Edgewater Subdivision Designed To Build ConnectionsNov 20, 2017
It’s not only clothes, music and food that people are reinventing from the 1950s and 60s nowadays. R&R Homes’ newest subdivision, Edgewater, is reminiscent of days gone by as well. Similar to the homes designed by Joanna and Chip Gaines from HGTV’s Fixer Upper, Edgewater is trying to give people alternative options to the current traditional style homes. Founded on the concept that the community is important, Edgewater is built to encourage connectedness.
Lori Fitzgerald, R&R’s Office Manager, is particularly proud of Edgewater.
“Our newest community is Edgewater,” Fitzgerald said. “We are the only builder in there, and we’re proud of that. We’ve spent years developing the floor plans to go in there, and they are really unique. They’re more of the farmhouse, craftsman style that is new and upcoming, kind of patterned after HGTV’s Chip and Joanna Gaines. We opened the neighborhood in March of this year, and once everything is done, we’ll have about 200 homes.”
The homes in Edgewater are approximately $135 a square foot, so the homes on average are between $230,000 to $280,000, depending on what you put into the home. But one thing is for certain, each home will look different.
“We have bungalows and craftsman homes,” Fitzgerald said. “We want all of the houses to have a certain look but still not look exactly the same. So, we’ll have brick, siding, and copper. They have porches, several have big porches, kind of going back to the 1950s and 60s.”
The owners of the company are Rocky and Russell Clark, a father and son team who went into business in 2001. Fitzgerald and Russell Clark’s grandfather built homes in Moore back in the 1970s, and when Clark graduated from college he decided he wanted to start building homes, too. That is when R&R started.
“After the 1999 tornado, there were several lots that had never been built on,” Fitzgerald said. “So, R&R bought those lots and built on them. We started with ten homes.”
R&R builds homes across the metro, including Moore, Mustang and Newcastle, but their home has always been in Moore.
“We’re third and fourth generation Moore residents,” said Fitzgerald. “I was born and raised here. My parents also went to Moore High School. Moore has been home forever, so this is where we are based out of.”
So, you want to buy a home. R&R explains the process.
“You would pick out your floor plan and your lot first, and then you would agree on a price and sign a contract,” Fitzgerald said. “It takes about six months to build, although Oklahoma weather is really hard to predict. We could get it down as early as five months, but it could take as long as seven depending on the Oklahoma weather.”
Once you’ve selected the floor plan, the next step is to meet with the builders.
“When we get the floor plan, we’ll sit down and see if you want to do any tweaks like build a wall, move a door, add a cabinet,” Fitzgerald said. “Then a couple of weeks later, you’ll meet with a designer and pick out everything from top to bottom like the paint, tile, finishes and light fixtures. We know everything in advance pretty much before the walls start going up. Then the building process starts. If you want extra outlets or a special place to put an outlet or hang a tv, we can do that then. The biggest walkthrough is with the trim carpenter, and he will customize all your cabinets, kitchens, closets or bathrooms to exactly what you want.”
But Fitzgerald warns you that certain personalities may have a hard time building.
“Certain personalities can have a difficult time,” Fitzgerald said. “If you’re easily stressed or have a hard time making decisions, it would be a more difficult process. I always encourage people to go through one of our houses. If you love the house and the finishes, go with those. Or you can just walk in and say, ‘This is the house. I want this house. Build it.’”
So, if you’re interested in building a home in Edgewater or around the metro, you can find R&R in their office five days a week. They are located at 3006 S. Sunnylane Rd. in Moore, just south of 19th Street, across from the fire station. But even on the weekends, you can find someone at the Edgewater Subdivision. You can reach R&R at (405) 703-1212 or rrhomesllc.com.