As newlyweds, Catherine and Brook Acton were looking forward to beginning their life together in a new home in Birmingham. After years of living in apartments, they found the perfect first home when they purchased a single-family home at The Cotswolds in the Liberty Park area of Birmingham.

“We are blessed because we are newlyweds, it is our first home that we have bought together and it has been an exciting adventure,” said Catherine. “We have been living in apartments since college and it is nice to have these new appliances, a great layout and huge master bedroom. It is much more luxurious than we ever thought we could have at this stage in our lives.”

The Actons love being in their kitchen, entertaining friends and family. The open layout allows Catherine and Brook to talk and be together while one is in the family room and the other is in the kitchen. One of the features of the home that attracted Catherine and Brook was an archway between the family room and kitchen that gives the home a “pub” feel and is painted red to match the exterior brick. Additional favorite features that create a cozy atmosphere include ceiling beams in the kitchen and dark hardwood floors throughout the main level.

Choosing Harris Doyle Homes was an easy decision for Catherine and Brook thanks to reassurance from Brook’s father who is also a Birmingham home builder. “My father has been a builder in Birmingham since the 70’s and speaks very highly of Brooks Harris and Russ Doyle’s fathers. That gave us a little more confidence about the way they do business and they handled themselves very well throughout the build,” added Brook.

The building process was a lot easier than Catherine expected, who tends to get a “little stressed out.” In the beginning, Catherine and Brook asked for a closing date of July 1, 2013 to give Catherine, a teacher, time to nest and get everything ready before school started. Harris Doyle Homes stuck to that timeline and the Actons closed on their home on July 1.

Click the video above to learn more about Catherine and Brook’s fantastic experience working with Harris Doyle Homes.

Whether you are a first-time home buyer or an empty nester, we have the perfect home for you at The Cotswolds. For more information on Birmingham new homes in this beautiful community, call Diane Godber at 205-369-5583.