Phase 1: Demolition of DLC Makeover

The tear out phase has begun! You won’t even recognize some of the rooms, because all of the flooring and walls have been removed. You might notice the beautiful stone fireplace is gone, but don’t worry, there are plans to use that somewhere else in the future. Keep your eyes out to see how we reuse it!

The last pictures show the guest house where we will be living while the DLC Makeover progresses, which has been painted, tiled, and carpeted. It has been very cozy for my husband and me living with 2 dogs, 2 cats, and a teenager all in the same room without a kitchen, but we are enjoying each step of this experience!

Before the Transformation

We have closed on the house and are very excited to begin renovations. The house was beautiful to start with, but there are a lot of changes in the works to make it our own. Stay tuned for the phase 1 of the DLC Makeover!


Bittersweet Goodbyes

As some of you may have heard by now, Bob and I have sold our home.  We’ve been here longer than any other home over the last 30 years – almost 9 years.  It’s a little bittersweet. We certainly need to downsize with Jennifer and Heather gone, but we will miss the views…. they are irreplaceable.

We are considering the purchase of an existing home.  It is on a beautiful lot, with great marsh views.  It already has a guesthouse, which will be perfect when everyone comes “home” to visit.  The house is 19 years old, has great bones, but needs a lot of TLC, or should we say DLC (Donna Lynne Custom Homes!).  I’ve been doing a lot of remodeling lately so this will fit right in.

Stay tuned… I will keep you all updated with before and after pictures as we DLC the new homestead!!! In the meantime, if you know of anyone else that has a home that needs some DLC or is in the market to build his or her future dream home, please give me a call!


Meet Donna Lynne

Donna Lynne VanPuymbrouck

Donna Lynne VanPuymbrouck

When you walk into Donna Lynne Custom Homes, you are surrounded by a simple, yet warm and friendly working office. The traffic of SR200 drives by mostly unaware of the talented and generous woman, Donna Lynne Van Puymbrouk, who worked her way through the ranks in the male dominated field of custom home design earning awards, accolades and respect along the way. For 14 years, Donna Lynne Custom Homes has been focusing on the construction of higher end homes and custom remodeling.

What started as just a job working for a builder in Gainesville, Florida, almost 30 years ago, turned out to be a discovered passion. Continue reading “Meet Donna Lynne” »

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