Byers Family Dream Home is Finally Revealed on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Corvallis, OR (PRWEB) July 15, 2007 — This afternoon, a hectic week of construction came to an end as hundreds of volunteers and spectators stood in anticipation as Ty Pennington of ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition enthusiastically shouted, “Move that Bus,” and the Byers’ green-built dream home was finally revealed.

A beautiful 3,980 square foot, Northwest Contemporary-style home resides where the original home used to sit just one week ago. Complete with four bedrooms and three and one-half bathrooms, this one-story home offers an open floor plan with vaulted ceilings in many of the rooms, including a large great room with a row skylights bringing in rays of natural sunlight. The front of the home has been neatly landscaped with grass and shrubbery accenting the driveway; to the rear of the home, a Koi pond has been installed, providing outdoor serenity as it overlooks the remainder of the two-acres lot.

Byers Home
Front Exterior

Mark Stewart worked with the Extreme Makeover Design Team to create the custom home. Stewart was thrilled to finally meet the Byers family last Saturday and was moved beyond words when Mrs. Byers broke down in tears when she discovered that Mark Stewart Home Design would be doing the home. This is Stewart’s second design for Extreme Makeover: Home Edition; the first was in Lawton, OKLA.

Out of dozens of Oregon Home Builders, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition chose award-winning, green-certified Legend Homes to help Jenessa “Boey” Byers and her family get the home of their dreams in Oregon’s first-ever Extreme Makeover. According to Boey’s grandfather, Rachel and Rob Byers have wanted a Legend Home for a long time, but could never afford one due to Boey’s rising medical bills. Now, thanks to Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Legend Homes, and Mark Stewart Home Design, the family’s dream has become a reality.

Byers Home

Founded in Portland, Oregon in 1965, Legend Homes is the award-winning builder of more than 12,000 home sites, homes, town homes and condominiums in planned communities throughout Portland and Corvallis. Their high-quality, green-built homes are crafted with premium materials to ensure structure strength, better air quality and energy efficiency. With more than 10 communities throughout the region, there are new homes designed to fit the needs of almost any prospective homebuyer. For more information, visit

Mark Stewart Home Design has been bringing the finest in custom home design and stock plans to the new construction market for over 25 years. The home design firm has been chosen for several prestigious honors, including The Mark Stewart Designers Showcase of Homes, Home Magazine’s “Well Crafted Home”, the Easter Seals/Century 21 sponsored Lifetime Homes series, several Street of Dreams Award winning homes, a MAME award, among others. Mark Stewart Home Design has become the trendsetter in home design. The firm is recognized as one of the foremost residential designers in North America and throughout the world. Mark Stewart Home Designs can be found in The Czech Republic, Japan, Russia, Switzerland, Africa, Malaysia and Germany.

“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” which has won back-to-back Emmy Awards as Best Reality Program (non-competitive), is entering its 5th season on ABC. The program is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. Denise Cramsey is the executive producer; and David Goldberg is the president of Endemol USA.