Family Moves into First Legacy House

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Moody Nolan was thrilled to welcome the first Legacy House family into a new home this past weekend.

The family – a single mother with three young children – is the first under the Legacy House project, conceived last year as a more effective way for Moody Nolan to make an impact in its communities than through non-directed charitable dollars.

The project works by providing mortgage-free homes to families who are unable to afford a purchase, but who have the means to maintain them. Designed and built with the idea that superior home quality shouldn’t be limited to the affluent, the Legacy House is approximately 750 square feet with three bedrooms, a kitchen, two bathrooms and a family room. An extended outdoor living area and garden maximizes the home and encourages outdoor activity.

The firm teamed with the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority, which donated the Linden neighborhood land, and the YMCA of Central Ohio and Southeast Inc., to help choose the deserving family.

Planned as an annual gift, Moody Nolan will design and oversee the construction of a home in each of the 12 communities in which it operates. Eventually, Moody Nolan hopes other architectural firms will take up the torch and spread the idea even further.

In addition to the Housing Authority and Southeast Inc., the project could not have been possible without the many other partners that made the Legacy House a reality. Our gratitude goes to these partners:

  • Daimler Group, Inc. – Cash Donation
  • Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing – Cash Donation
  • Gilbane Building Company – Cash Donation
  • SIMCO Construction – Contractor
  • EDGE Group – Landscape Architecture
  • Moody Engineering – Civil Engineering
  • Dynamix Engineering – MEP Engineering
  • Jezerinac Geers & Associates, Inc. – Structural Engineering
  • Elford Inc. – Drywall
  • Smoot Construction -Foundation/Excavation
  • Columbus Coal and Lime Company – Rebar
  • Gordon International/Tim O’Neil & Associates – Kitchen Chairs
  • Hamilton Parker – Ceramic Tile
  • Marvin Windows – Windows
  • Feazel – Roofing
  • Edgework Creative – Railings, Custom Mirror and Stools
  • Lowes – Washer/Dryer
  • Mattress Firm – Mattresses and Mattress Protectors
  • Floyd – Sofa, Kitchen Table, End Tables and Master Bedframe
  • Perfectly Imperfect Produce and anonymous sponsor – Fresh Produce for Next Six Months
  • Lighting Systems of Columbus – All Lighting Fixtures
  • Gotcha Covered – Window Shades
  • Interface, Inc. – Carpet and Luxury Vinyl Tile
  • Allegion – Door Hardware
  • Brenda Kroos Gallery – Artwork
  • STUMP – Plants
  • Kohler – Bathtub, Tub Faucets, Toilets, Shower Faucets
  • Allegion – Door Hardware
  • ArtOfficial – Art Installation
  • Liberty General Contracting – Siding Installation
  • APCO – Siding and Deck
  • Spectrum Lighting – Lighting Controls
  • Mohawk Group – Carpet/Area Rug
  • Freedom Utilities  – Sitework Utilities
  • CTL Engineering Inc. – Geo-technical
  • Specialty Windows and Doors
  • Eagle Heating & Cooling, Inc. – HVAC
  • Johnstone Supply and Fujitsu – HVAC Units
  • Jones-Schlater Flooring – Floor Installation
  • KMA & Associates – Cash Donation
  • Loth, Inc. – Cash Donation
  • Corna Kokosing – Cash Donation
  • Fifth Third Bank – Cash Donation
  • James Hardie Siding – Cash Donation
  • Pete Tschofen – Labor

And a special thank you to our staff, who organized a holiday pop-up shop to raise money; devoted

countless hours to painting, cleaning, putting together furniture, and setting up the home; and made personal donations so it was move-in ready.

With the first Legacy House built in Columbus, we now turn our attention to Nashville. Stay tuned!