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Showing posts from November, 2011

Family Time

At this time of year we think a lot about families.  It is the season of family get-togethers, feasting, watching football and throwing parties.  At McCullough Design Development we are always thinking about families and the use of space in our homes.  One of our goals is to create a home with space that is actually used and lived in!  For that reason, most of our home designs have an entertainment-sized kitchen that overlooks a spacious family room and dining nook. These three areas are combined and integrated, perfect for spending time with family and friends!

Nothing displays this area better than the home that has served as our Model for the past couple of years!    
 We invite you to enjoy time with your family, extended family, friends and neighbors in your own home built by MDD!  Just visit our website at!  Also, mark your calendars for our New Model Grand Opening on January 14th, 2012 in the Gables Crossing development in Del Sur!

As Fireproof as they come!

I love the fall, but in San Diego, we recognize it to be fire season.  In Del Sur we have already had our first fire scare!  Here at McCullough Design Development, we build quality custom homes in the most fireproof manner possible.  Here are some of the things we are doing to reduce the likelihood of one of our homes catching fire.

Our roof tiles are usually made of concrete, which are Class A fire rated, meaning they are effective against severe fire test exposure, the most stringent rating available for exterior fire resistance. (Concrete roof tiles are long lasting, can sustain winds in excess of 125 miles per hour and have a class 3 hail resistance rating as well!)

Our eaves (the lower edges of the roof that project beyond the walls) are made of solid stucco and there is no wood trim on the exterior of our homes to easily ignite. 

Our homes are built "slab on grade" meaning the foundation of concrete slab is set into the ground leaving no space between the ground and t…