Having It Her Way: Lois Farmer

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 “At each step in the design and building of my home, the Boone Homes team made it clear to me that what was being built would be my home,” Lois says, “one that’s customized to my new lifestyle.”

A life well-lived is a life fully lived, on your own terms, with as few concessions as possible.

That philosophy has served Lois Farmer well at every stage of her life. And it’s a philosophy that stood her in good stead following her husband’s death, as she moved from the farm where she lived for decades to a new home in Roanoke’s Coach Homes Of Southwood community.

This was hardly her first new home – she and her husband had built two. But this was the first time she’d approached homebuilding and design without her husband’s support. Add to that some special needs and requirements imposed by her health, and it would have been all too easy for Lois Farmer to abandon her independence.

But that’s not Lois Farmer’s style, and never has been – she was determined that her new home be a step forward, not a retreat.

Achieving that goal involved adjusting the home’s design to accommodate oxygen delivery to various rooms, an automatic generator in the event of a power outage, both designed to be unobtrusive and essentially invisible, as well as effective. An elevator enables Lois to live on multiple floors, and do so her way.

Boone Homes’ attention to detail throughout my home,” she says, “reflects their team’s attention to detail at every step of the planning process.”

That extended to the details of her comfort during the building process as well as the comfort the home would provide when completed.

“The building site was immaculate every single day,” she recalls. “I could come by at any time to see how the work was progressing, and I always knew that the site would be presentable. Boone Homes was always there to answer my questions, always helpful, always supportive.”

Her home includes a suite for her assistant, as well as a spacious basement designed and furnished for her grandchildren’s use, features that wouldn’t have been possible in a single-story home, much less a retirement facility.

“At each step in the design and building of my home, the Boone Homes team made it clear to me that what was being built would be my home,” Lois says, “one that’s customized to my new lifestyle.”

Customized – without compromise. Her new home has allowed Lois Farmer not only to stay in the area, but also to do so independently, without altering or disrupting her life and the enthusiasm and activity she brings to it.

“This feels like my home because it is my home, perfectly designed, customized and built to enable me to continue to live my life own my own terms,” Lois Farmer says. “I wouldn’t have it any other way – and Boone Homes saw to it that I didn’t have to. Working with their team was both a pleasant experience and a special one.”