For the game room, Stacy chose low-maintenance materials like a porcelain tile floor and leather seating that would stand up to “dripping kids” coming in and out through the French doors that open onto the pool and porch.

The finishes in the kitchen are refined but can withstand rugged wear. Faux python-skin upholstered barstools “have a lot of character, but they’re pretty indestructible,” says Jerad. The solid quartz slab countertop requires little special care, and the porcelain slate tile floor is tougher than the real thing. Stained maple cabinets play well with a basketweave-patterned marble backsplash and a range hood finished by artist Connie Perque to look like zinc.

Stacy and Rob Dille chose a sloping wedge-shaped lot in the Highlands neighborhood on which to build their “forever home.” Stacy, a residential contractor, spearheaded the construction process from start to finish.

Contractor Stacy Dille’s most challenging project was also her most personal As she smiles for a photo, Stacy Dille jokes that her crew members probably won’t even recognize her when they see this story. Hair and makeup have been done. Hard hat and boots are nowhere to be seen. For the residential building contractor,...

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