Homewood Magazine

2015

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44 H o m e w o o d M a g a z i n e 2 0 1 5 H because of the fantastic Homewood school system, Homewood is a destination rather than a stopping point. Those same couples that used to move are now having families, staying in Homewood, and renovating their homes to make them more livable." Both David and William Siegel call Homewood home and are raising families in the community. They are both keenly aware of the importance of maintaining the charm of Homewood's neighborhoods, as this is one of the main reasons cited when folks move here. "We try to be good stewards of the existing structure," William says. "We try to keep as much of the original architecture as possible— keeping trees and framing if we can. And the architects we work with are cognizant of the importance of staying in keeping with the surrounding homes." As David says, "We let the houses dictate what we do." Currently building three new homes in West Home- wood, Siegel is excited to have Twin be part of the West Homewood revitalization. "One of the main problems in Homewood now is even fi nding a 'starter home,'" David says. "West Homewood is benefi tting from the lack of available real estate in other parts of the city because it's convenient, Hall-Kent is a great school, and people can afford to live there." With the many residential projects Twin completes in Homewood, the Siegels see some home trends that are popular to the area. "People want to mix traditional styling with modern fl air," David says. "They want their homes to grow with them. Reclaimed fl oors and beams are also popular." William continues, "Cream and white kitchens—that clean modern look, custom cabinetry, open rafters, neutral palettes, and front porches—that's part of wanting to tie in to the community." And speaking of community, "the reason we'll never leave Homewood is because of the community," David says. "Our children are growing up in Homewood, and it's important to us to be a part of that community." The Siegels have always tried to make Twin a good corporate neighbor as well. "Giving back is part of our corporate culture," William says. "whether it's building a Habitat House or contributing to school festivals and Homewood sports leagues. It's part of living and working in the community— giving back." One thing is for sure, Homewood's neighborhoods will remain a draw for families, houses will continue to be renovated and rebuilt, and Twin is sure to be involved for years to come. As David says, "We want to invest in Homewood." "We try to be good stewards of the existing structure. We try to keep as much of the original architecture as possible — keeping trees and framing if we can."~W I L L I A M S I E G E L The clean white color palette and traditional detailing are representative of the Homewood cottage look.

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