Grace & Nell Homes
2024 ARTISAN HOME TOUR
Grace & Nell Homes offers a refreshing approach to the new home construction process through a fully custom design + build experience. Clients receive the personal involvement and comprehensive design service of our founder, Lauren Browne, through every step of the custom build process. Grace & Nell Homes is an intentionally small bespoke builder. From design planning, construction, and post-completion follow-up, each project is managed with open communication, precise project management, and keen attention to detail.
As a third-generation home builder, Lauren’s journey into new home construction is deeply rooted in family tradition. She proudly attributes her depth of industry knowledge to her father, who served as her mentor for many years in residential construction. Prior to founding Grace & Nell Homes in 2019, Lauren worked closely alongside her dad, serving as the Chief Operating Officer in their family business, overseeing the development of multiple new home communities. Lauren obtained her Executive MBA from Washington University in St. Louis and her diverse career journey includes time in healthcare information technology, where she served as a Client Partner and led large-scale teams for multi-billion dollar health systems. Despite success in the corporate world, Lauren’s roots ultimately brought her back to residential building.
Lauren is especially focused on the timeless aesthetics of a home and the importance of thoughtful design from early in the planning stage and ensuring only the highest quality finishes are used. She envisions a future where her grandchildren will visit homes she’s built, just as her own children can visit homes constructed by her father and grandfather.
Timeless beauty also requires uncompromising build standards. The construction specifications and materials that sit behind the walls and under the floors are equally important as beautiful finishes and include market-leading energy efficient standards resulting in a lower carbon footprint and both lower utility and long-term maintenance costs of ownership. Lauren’s unwavering commitment to personal engagement, and quality, assures a more positive construction experience and overall client satisfaction. Her love of intuitive timeless design, and talent for blending old with new, results in a home that will be cherished for generations.