Designer Collection Included Features

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

Click below to download our Designer Collection Features brochure.


Exterior Features

Contract to dig

  • Professional one-on-one design and customization services
  • Site valuation and lot development assistance
  • Preconstruction meeting with Builder
  • Temporary electric pole installation
  • Building permit submittal and pick up


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

Basement and Foundation

  • 8″x16″ sealed concrete footers
  • Full basements (per plan)
  • 8′ poured concrete foundation with engineered steel rebar reinforcement (per soil conditions)
  • GMX Ultra-Shield 2-3/8″ R-10 waterproofing system with 30-year transferable warranty
  • Interior and exterior drain tile, floor drain, and sump pump
  • Two Dalaco insulated operable basement windows
  • 4″ thick concrete slabs over 4″ gravel prep
  • Garage is always filled with gravel, never soils
  • 6 mil basement poly vapor barrier
  • Unfinished or carpeted basement stairs (per plan)

Stick-Built Construction

  • Pressure-treated 2×4 / 2×6 sill plates with sill sealer anchored to a poured wall
  • 2×10 / 2×12 dimensional floor joist (sized per plan)
  • 3/4″ OSB structural panel tongue-and-groove subfloor glued and nailed to reduce squeaks
  • 2×6 studs at 16″ on center 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)
  • Fully sheathed OSB exterior
  • Raised heel engineered roof system with 7/16″ OSB sheathing and clips

Front Porches (per plan)

  • Built on a poured concrete wall (not treated posts)
  • 2×6 / 2×8 treated Southern Yellow Pine (SYP) deck joists (per plan)
  • 5 / 4×6 premium grade treated SYP decking with painted wood skirt board
  • Custom-built 10×10 traditional painted wood or cedar-wrapped front porch posts (per plan)
  • Tall painted wood or cedar-wrapped traditional porch beam(s) (per plan)


  • Andersen® 200 Series double-hung, Low-E, tilt wash, wood windows with screens or Andersen 100® Series single-hung, Low-E, Fibrex® windows with screens (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)
  • Maintenance-free HeartTech® .044″ thick Super Polymer® vinyl siding unless otherwise noted (per plan)
  • Vinyl shutters with Lifetime Warranty or aluminum window wraps on front elevation (per plan)
  • Safe-Way Choice Series insulated overhead garage door (per plan)
  • GAF Timberline HD® Lifetime dimensional shingles over 15 lb felt underlayment with closed-cut shingle valleys (per plan)
  • Ice guard membrane at eaves to prevent ice-damming
  • AirVent ShingleVent® II ridge vent and perforated aluminum soffits to provide roof ventilation
  • 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 kraft faced batt interior insulated exterior walls


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

Heating & Cooling

  • Lennox Merit® ML 193E gas furnace with Power Saver™ constant-torque blower motor design (93% AFUE rating)
  • Lennox  Merit® 14 SEE 14ACX air conditioner
  • Energy-saving programmable thermostat
  • Custom-designed, hand-built mastic sealed ductwork
  • Whole house auto-damper fresh air ventilation system
  • Exhaust vent for electric dryer


  • PEX cross-linked polyethylene flexible water supply lines (not CPVC)
  • 50-gallon electric water heater
  • Two frost-protected hose bibs
  • Sump pit and pump
  • Washer connections
  • Ice maker outlet box
  • Mansfield Alto® 135-160 elongated bowl water closets (not round)
  • Sterling® 48″ or 60″ solid Vikrell® shower (per plan)
  • Basco® chrome trimmed obscure glass shower door in owner’s bath for fiberglass shower units. Not included on tub/shower units.
  • Sterling® 60″ solid Vikrell® tub/shower unit in full bath(s)
  • Freestanding soaker tub with Maidstone® floor mount faucet (per plan)
  • Boneyard granite (group 1) or 2 cm (group 1) quartz vanity tops with China drop-in sinks.
  • Choice of vanity or Mansfield Alto® pedestal sink in powder room(s)
  • Quality Moen® chrome handle/lever faucets throughout
  • Insinkerator Badger 5® 1/2 hp garbage disposal
  • Aditya 50/50, 60/40, 70/30 or single bowl, 9″ deep, 18 gauge stainless under-mount kitchen sink

Interior Finishes

  • 9′ ceilings on first floor
  • Sherwin Williams® Low VOC paint (1 color throughout) flat finish
  • Interior drywall fully finished, primed, and hand-painted with a flat sheen finish throughout
  • Custom knockdown textured interior ceilings (not stippled)
  • 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
  •  Shoe moulding in all hard surface flooring areas
  • Jeld-Wen® raised panel, smooth texture interior doors
  • Schlage Plymouth® satin nickel door hardware with privacy locks on bedrooms and bathrooms
  • Front door painted on-site with Schlage pitcher style handle set

Interior Finishes

  • Deadbolt type locks on other exterior swing doors
  • Custom-built Riceland® shaker style painted maple or hickory stained cabinetry built locally near Orville, Ohio
  • Cabinetry features dovetail drawer boxes, crown molding, door hardware, a lazy Susan corner base cabinet (no blind base corners), and soft-close doors
  • Wood toe kick with shoe moulding under all cabinets (no rubber cove base)
  • Granite kitchen countertops and 4″ backsplash with under-mount kitchen sink
  • Vinyl coated shelving with rod in clothes closets
  • Five rows of 16″ vinyl coated shelving in pantry and linen closets
  • Vanity width mirrors installed 42″ high at vanity locations
  • Carpet with 7/16″ high-density pad
  • Luxury vinyl plank (LVP) flooring


  • Final construction cleaning
  • Removal of construction debris
  • Final Walk-Thru/Homeowner Orientation

Peace of Mind

  • 10-year Limited Transferable Structural Warranty
  • One year Builder Warranty per BIA of Central Ohio guidelines
  • 30-year Transferable Warranty on Waterproofing System
  • Lifetime Transferable Warranty on Vinyl Siding
  • Lifetime Warranty on Vinyl Shutters
  • All manufacturers warranties, including but not limited to Andersen Windows, Schlage, Moen, Kohler
  • Complete homeowner manual and warranty packets delivered at closing

Why American Heritage Homes?

  • We have been building custom homes on customers’ land for over 25 years.
  • We are a small, locally-owned Central Ohio company. 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. Creating a home that’s uniquely yours is what makes a custom home special.  Here is a list of common customizations our homeowners have chosen to personalize their American Heritage Home.