Features & Warranties

When it comes to you and your family, we know you want what is best and the most for your hard earned money.  In other words, you do your best to never withhold from your family.  That is why when it comes to your “Brand New Home”, Nic Zawarski and Sons will never withhold from yours.  We understand that when you acquire a brand new home everything should be included and there should be no shortcuts.

Established in 1960, second generation Lehigh Valley home builder and member of the National Association of Home Builders, the Pennsylvania Home Builders Association and the Lehigh Valley Association of Home Builders.  Nic Zawarski and Sons is a recipient of numerous awards from the Lehigh Valley Association of Home Builders and the Quality Builders Warranty Corporation® “20 Year Achievement Award.”

“Unless you have purchased a quality product, the amount you paid is meaningless.” – Taras Zawarski, President and CEO of Nic Zawarski and Sons

Outstanding Quality Features in Every Home We Build

The Estates at Steeplechase North

Community Features

  • Beautiful tree lined streets
  • Decorative colonial street lights
  • Walkways for evening strolls in most communities
  • Underground electric, telephone and gas service
  • Public water and sewer
  • Land development practices that protect wetlands, streams and habitat
  • No Homeowner’s Association

Distinctive Exterior Features

  • Traditional historically designed homes
  • Easy to care low/no maintenance exteriors
  • Alside® Conquest® premium vinyl siding with choice of D4 or Dutch Lap styles. including 14 color choices
  • Aluminum gutters and downspouts with hidden hangers
  • IKO Cambridge Architectural asphalt shingles with limited lifetime warranty
  • Full ridge vent and soffit venting
  • 6″ Frieze Board
  • Slate board on gable ends
  • 9″ Decorative molding headers
  • 15″ Decorative paneled shutter on all front windows
  • Dormers included as per front elevation
  • Stone included as per front elevation
  • Decorative fypon columns included as per front elevation
  • Third window included in garage as per elevation
  • Side entry garage
  • MI™ Low-E windows with screens and grilles
  • 2 exterior hose bibs and electrical outlets
  • Therma Tru® smooth fiberglass insulated front door system
  • Overhead Door® low maintenance garage door with baked-enamel finish
  • Garage door opener included
  • Progress® front entry and exterior lighting
  • Homesite fully graded and seeded for your convenience
  • Builder landscaping package
  • 12×12 Pressure Treated Deck, unless otherwise specified
  • Macadam driveway and concrete walkway

Elegant Interior Appointments

  • Spacious floor plans designed for today’s lifestyle
  • Dramatic 9’ first floor ceilings
  • Transom windows included above first floor windows in the rear of the home
  • Expansive Owner’s Bedroom with walk-in closet and private bath
  • Heatilator® woodburning fireplace
  • Aladdin Collection by Mohawk® Carpeting featuring smartSTRAND® Combining Permanent Stain Resistance & Durability – It’s just better.™
  • Mannington – “Venture” Vinyl Flooring
  • Colonial trim with masonite doors
  • Kwikset® brushed nickel hardware on all interior and exterior doors
  • Finely crafted custom staircase with solid wood handrailing
  • Crown molding and chair railing in Dining Room
  • Crown molding in Living Room in all 2-story homes
  • All door openings and window openings are jammed and cased with Colonial Trim
  • Shoe base to compliment the baseboard where we include real Hardwoood and Tile floors
  • Linen and entry foyer closets
  • All closets outfitted with shelving as per plan
  • Separate laundry area
  • Progress® designer light fixtures finished in brushed nickel in foyer, dining room and breakfast area and all halls

Kitchens For Those With Sophisticated Tastes

  • Merillat® Classic Series cabinets with 36″ & 42″ staggered uppers accented with crown molding, beautifully crafted in a choice of (2) wood finishes
  • Spacious and sunny separate breakfast areas in all kitchens
  • GE® appliances – Stainless Steel:
    • Self Clean Gas Oven/Range Combo
    • Microwave
    • Dishwasher
  • Moen® single handle faucet
  • Your choice of a single bowl or double bowl oversized stainless steel sink
  • Granite Countertops
  • Real Hardwood floors in all Kitchens
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Ice Maker Water Line

Baths That Make Quite A Splash

  • Two full baths and first floor powder room in all 2-story homes
  • Soaking tub with jets in all Owners’ baths
  • Progress® designer chrome hollywood lighting
  • Oversized decorative mirrors
  • Merillat® vanities with dripless cultured marble tops
  • Moen® anti-scalding posi-temp faucets
  • Easy-to-clean, one piece fiberglass tubs
  • Daltile® 12 x 12 ceramic tile flooring
  • Exhaust fan in all baths

Energy-Saving Features and Construction Specifications

  • Goodman® 92+ High Efficiency gas furnace and central air conditioning
  • 50-gallon electric hot water heater
  • Fiberglass batt insulation throughout
    • R-30 (minimum) ceiling
    • R-21 exterior walls
    • R-19 (minimum) basement
  • Tyvek® House wrap to minimize air infiltration and taped at all joints
  • TJI® Joist structurally engineered floor joist for stronger floors and straighter ceilings throughout entire home
  • Value-Added 2×6 exterior walls (home only)
  • Additional flashing at all doors, windows and header moldings
  • Concrete foundation walls with floating slab
  • Two French drains that lead to sump pump basket to ensure dry basements
  • Passive Radon System
  • ½” drywall installed with nails and screws
  • ¾” sub-flooring tongue and groove, glued, nailed and screwed
  • Prewired for cable TV and telephone in 3 locations
  • Electronically wired smoke detectors on all levels and every bedroom
  • Weatherproof ground fault interrupt (GFI) safety outlets in kitchen and baths

Quality Assurance and Warranty

Our quality program begins at design inception with the creation of precise construction drawings for every home we build, specifying high quality materials that are thoroughly researched, all the way through on-site supervision by experienced project managers and construction supervisors.

  • Pre-settlement New Home Orientation Tour to insure that home meets owner’s satisfaction
  • YOUR NEW HOME and How To Take Care Of It, published by Home Builders Press® National Association of Home Builders
  • Exclusive Nic Zawarski and Sons® “Blue Book” listing all of the warranties and telephone numbers of the material suppliers and subcontractors employed in the construction of owner’s homes
  • Quality Builder’s Warranty Corporation® 10-year comprehensive warranty, backed by Liberty Mutual Group®
  • Electrical inspection prior to drywall
  • Pre-walk through inspection one week prior to settlement
  • Final inspection prior to settlement to ensure a zero punch list home
Building Dreams, Creating Memories Since 1960