Designer Collection Standard Features

Craftsmanship that goes beyond standard is built into every American Heritage Home.┬á We have partnered with local and national brands to provide a wide selection of quality, standard features in our Designer Collection of homes.┬á As you review our DESIGNER COLLECTION’S standard features, please note that items noted as per plan differ by design.┬á These items are specified on the rendering or floor plan shown on the brochure and are included in the new home price.

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Exterior Features

Contract to dig

  • Professional design and customization services
  • Site evaluation, lot walk, and home staking
  • Building permit and site condition assistance
  • Personalized preconstruction meeting
  • Temporary electric pole installation

Excavation + Grading

  • Excavation for basement
  • Rough grading of disturbed soils with positive drainage away from the house

Foundation + basement

  • Full basements or partial crawl (per plan)
  • 8″x16″ concrete footers
  • Interior and exterior drain tile tiled together, draining to sump or optional natural/gravity drain
  • 8′ poured concrete foundation with engineered steel rebar reinforcement (per soil conditions)
  • GMX black elastomeric membrane with 2-3/8″ drainboard applied to foundation walls
  • Two white vinyl operable basement windows with screens
  • Basement floor is 4″ thick concrete slab over 4″ gravel with a 6 mil vapor barrier
  • Garage floor is filled with gravel (not soil), smooth troweled finish
  • Unfinished or carpeted basement stairs (per plan)


  • Treated sill plates with sill sealer anchored to poured wall
  • 2×10 / 2×12 dimensional floor joists (sized per plan)
  • 3/4″ OSB tongue-and-groove subfloor glued and nailed to reduce squeaks
  • 2×6 studs 16″ on center exterior walls with double top plates and 3-ply headers (sized per opening)
  • 2×4 garage wall studs
  • 2×6 spf sub-fascia with full 12″ overhangs (per plan)
  • Shingled eave returns with gutter wrap (per plan)
  • Raised heel, engineered roof system with OSB sheathing and clips

Front Porches (per plan)

  • Porches built on poured concrete walls, not treated posts
  • 5/4ÔÇŁx 6ÔÇŁ SYP treated deck boards over 2×6, 2×8 treated joists (per plan)
  • 10″x10″ LP┬« SmartSide cedar texture trim wrapped posts below tall wood-wrapped traditional porch beam (per plan)
  • LP SmartSide Cedar texture trim skirt board

Exterior Features

  • Anderson┬« 200 Series or Andersen 100 series low-E glass and screens on operable sashes.┬á Window series per plan.
  • Internal grilles on front elevation (per plan)
  • 9-Lite fiberglass door or Andersen 6′ PermaShield┬« Low-E sliding glass door (per plan)
  • Jeld-Wen or PlastPro fiberglass insulated entry doors painted on site (per plan)
  • 16’x7′ Wayne Dalton insulated overhead garage door (per plan)
  • Maintenance-free HeartTech┬« .044″ thick Super Polymer┬« vinyl siding unless otherwise noted (per plan)
  • Vinyl shutters or aluminum window wraps on front elevation (per plan)
  • Aluminum soffit with 12″ overhangs (per plan)
  • Perforated soffits at eaves for roof ventilation
  • Aluminum wrap over 2×6 SPF sub-fascia (per plan)
  • GAF┬« dimensional shingles over 15 lb felt underlayment with closed-cut shingle valleys
  • Ice and water guard membrane at eaves to prevent ice-damming
  • Seamless aluminum gutters and downspouts

Interior Features

Insulation + Sealing

  • House wrap on all exterior walls and gable ends
  • Premium air infiltration reduction package
  • R-10 GMX Thermal Drain┬« basement insulation panels
  • 4′ fiberglass drape basements/crawls (per plan)
  • R-60 blown fiberglass attic insulation
  • R-19 batt with kraft face barrier sidewalls


  • 200 amp service panel
  • NEC-compliant wiring throughout
  • Two waterproof GFI outlets located at front and back of home (per plan)
  • Hardwired smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors with battery backup at every level and in each bedroom
  • Circuits for well pump, gas furnace, and air conditioner
  • Two GFI outlets in garage (per plan)
  • Garage door outlet and opener sensor wire (per plan)
  • Wiring included for front doorbell
  • Light fixtures/lighting allowance
  • Washer and dryer outlets

Heating & Cooling

  • Energy-saving digital programmable thermostat
  • Lennox┬« 14 SEER 14ACX air conditioner
  • Lennox┬« gas furnace with Power SaverÔäó constant-torque blower motor design (93% AFUE rating)
  • Custom-designed, hand-built mastic sealed duct work
  • Whole house auto-damper fresh air ventilation system
  • Exhaust vent for electric dryer
  • Bath fans with metal vent duct directly to outside


  • Pex water supply lines
  • Ice maker outlet box
  • 50-gallon electric water heater
  • Sump pit and pump
  • Two exterior frost-protected hose bibs
  • Moen┬« 1/2 hp garbage disposal
  • Plastic washer box and dryer vent duct

Interior Features

  • 9′ ceilings on first floor
  • Knock-down textured ceiling finish (except garage)
  • Interior drywall is finished, primed, and painted
  • Sherwin Williams┬« Low VOC paint (1 color throughout, flat sheen only)
  • Garage walls and ceiling fully drywalled, taped, and bed coated
  • Poplar stair parts with wood or wrought iron balusters
  • Baluster railings throughout
  • Painted farmhouse trim
  • Cased interior doors
  • Windows are drywall returned with deep-painted wood sills
  • 6-panel Masonite hollow core smooth texture doors.
  • Schlage Plymouth┬« satin nickel door hardware with privacy locks on bedrooms and bathrooms
  • Front entry door painted on-site with Schlage pitcher-style handle set
  • Deadbolt-type locks on other exterior swing doors
  • Five rows of 16″ vinyl coated shelving in linen closets
  • Vinyl coated shelving with rod in clothes closets

kitchen + bath

  • Locally made custom kitchen and vanity cabinets by Riceland┬«
  • Shaker style, recessed panel, painted maple kitchen and vanity cabinets with decorative door hardware
  • Wood toe kick with shoe molding under all cabinets
  • Cabinetry features dovetail drawer boxes, soft close doors, and lazy Susan corner base cabinet (per plan)
  • Large shaker crown moulding at top of kitchen cabinets
  • Granite kitchen countertops with 4″ backsplash
  • 50/50, 9″ deep, 18 gauge stainless under-mount kitchen sink
  • Five rows of 16″ vinyl coated shelving in pantry
  • Quality Moen┬« chrome handle/lever faucets throughout
  • Boneyard granite (group 1) or 2 cm (group 1) quartz vanity tops with china drop-in sinks
  • Powder room choice of vanity with white china drop-in sink or pedestal sink
  • Mansfield┬« elongated water closets
  • Sterling┬« 60″ solid Vikrell┬« tub/shower unit in full baths (per plan)
  • Freestanding soaker tub with floor mount faucet (per plan)
  • Sterling┬« 48ÔÇŁ or 60ÔÇŁ solid Vikrell┬« shower (per plan)
  • Basco┬« chrome trimmed obscure glass shower door in owner’s bath for fiberglass shower units.┬á Not included on tub/shower units.
  • Vanity width mirrors installed 42″ high at vanity locations


  • Mohawk plush carpeting.┬á High-density 7/16″ 6lb pad
  • Sheet vinyl with high-density foam cushion
  • Luxury vinyl plank (LVP)/tile (LVT) with high-density foam cushion and no-wax natural gloss finish
  • Shoe moulding in all hard surface flooring areas

completion + Peace of Mind

  • Final construction cleaning
  • Removal of construction debris
  • Final walk through and inspection
  • New home orientation.┬á Complete homeowner manual and warranty packets delivered at closing.
  • 10-year Limited Transferable Structural Warranty
  • One-year Builder Warranty, per BIA of Central Ohio guidelines
  • 30-year Transferable Warranty on GMX Waterproo´Čüng System
  • Lifetime Transferable Warranty on HeartTech┬«Vinyl Siding
  • Lifetime Warranty on Vinyl Shutters
  • All manufacturer’s warranties are passed on to the homeowner(GAF, Schlage, Moen, Lennox, etc.)

Why American Heritage Homes?

  • We have built custom homes on customers’ land for over 25 years.
  • We are a small, locally-owned Central Ohio company.┬á Our people live and work in the communities we build.
  • The size of our team enables us to be flexible.
  • Our New Home Sales Consultants have robust home and interior design backgrounds, making them a highly qualified sales force.
  • We answer to our customers, not a board of directors or investors.
  • Our homes maintain their resale value better than our competitors.
  • Multi-award-winning Parade of Homes builder.
  • We understand that our integrity, hard work, and respect for the values of our customers and communities guide our success.

Ways to personalize your new home

One great thing about building a new custom home is that you don’t have to settle for standard features and finishes.┬á Creating a home that’s uniquely yours is what makes a custom home special.┬á Here is a list of common customizations our homeowners have chosen to personalize their American Heritage Home.