January 26, 2014
12380 NW 18 Street

Pembroke Pines


Custom Home Builder



The process of creating a custom home begins with a vision that is inspired, personal and specific. This vision becomes the framework for designing and building a one-of-a-kind estate that reflects the personality and lifestyle of the buyers who will call it home.


The vision of a Tuscan-style home with a courtyard at its core is what Charles and Kathy Boyd presented to Landmark Custom Homes’ Rick Bell when they sought to build an estate overlooking the Greg Norman-designed golf course at the Parkland Golf & Country Club. As repeat customers of Landmark, the couple was familiar with the process of presenting their vision through inspirational images and designs. They offered a book on California-based Andalusian and Italian-inspired homes that drove the drawings, design and floorplan of their new dream home.


“Rick’s very good to work with. He’s a great guy and goes overboard to help you,” said Kathy Boyd. “He’s always available and he does what he needs to do when you’re building a home.”


The result of the Boyds’ vision is an 8,000-square-foot, European-inspired masterpiece with an emphasis on large, rustic custom spaces designed for their empty-nest lifestyle, including a spacious courtyard, covered patio, a summer kitchen and a library. The estate features four bedrooms, four full and two half-baths, a three-car garage and a “dirty” kitchen, in which the cooking side is in view of the family room and the cleaning side is tucked away in a back area. Beauty is discovered among the details that provide the feeling of an old barn house in Tuscany with rustic wood beams and arches throughout the interior space, custom ironwork by a master craftsman, Chicago brick ceilings, and Italian wood-grained doors and windows by Korus.


A tribute to the rustic charm of the European countryside, this estate captures the Boyds’ vision while displaying the fine craftsmanship, dedication and care offered by Landmark Custom Homes.


For more information on building a custom dream home, please contact Rick Bell at rick@homesbylandmark.com or at (954) 444-9875.