Winner of the 2006 Homearama
People’s Choice Award
Dienst Custom Homes won the
People’s Choice Award in 1997, 2000,
2002 and 2006 (four out of the five
times the builder has participated).
Amenities of the Dienst home at this
year’s Homearama at the Sanctuary
include stone fireplaces; private balco-
nies; a game room; a lower-level guest
suite with morning bar, walk-in closet
and private bath; a media room with a
built-in home theater and projection
screen; a wine cellar; billiards; and an
exercise studio with a nearby steam
shower and sauna.
By Rachel Cogar Photos by Tim Buchman
The main-level master suite
(top right, previous page) boasts
cathedral ceilings and a view of the
natural surroundings on which the
home is situated.
Dienst Custom Homes has created a
personal “sanctuary” with this stone
and stucco estate. An air of royalty
emerges when one enters the cylin-
drical two-story foyer (top middle
and right) where a copper finial rises
from the stone tower.
The kitchen and dining areas
(top left and bottom right) are
the central point of the home and
showcase wood beam trusses, natu-
ral hardwoods and an expansive
The lower-level covered terrace
(above) gives a view of the pool and
entertaining area enveloped in the
natural surroundings of this four-
and-a-half acre wildlife preserve.