Remodeling ideas were a team effort

Written by: Melanie Circle Brown

Ask any Buckeye fan and he’ll tell you that Coach Jim Tressel knows a thing or two about football teamwork. Jim and his wife, Ellen, applied the team concept when they assembled professionals to update their 1978 Upper Arlington home. The Tressels moved into their 7,500-square-foot French Provincial home in 2003. “We really liked the tranquil setting,” Ellen says of the 2.5-acre property. Empty nesters, the roost is now ruled by their Maltese dogs, Scarlett and Gracie, instead of their 4 children.  Their general contractor was G.O. Justus, of Justus Creations Custom Builders, Ltd. They met Justus when he was the foreman for a previous home the Tressels owned. “G.O. is our guy, the one we call,” says Ellen. “We trust him and his quality of work never disappoints.

Resources: Designer: Melinda Peters Elliott, Fine Designs & Interiors, Ltd.; Builder: G.O. Justus, Justus Creations Custom Builders, Ltd.; Cabinetry: Wood-Mode Fine Custom Cabinetry; Faucets: Moen; Oven and cooktop: GE Appliances; Refrigerator: Sub-Zero

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