Each year, on the third Monday of February, individuals across the United States celebrate Presidents’ Day. Originally started to honor George Washington’s birthday on Feb. 22, the holiday is legally recognized as George Washington Day in the State of Virginia.
For residents of Virginia, the day serves as not only a day to recognize the first President of the United States, but is also an opportunity to remember the other seven Presidents born in Virginia: Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, Zachary Taylor and Woodrow Wilson. This Monday, celebrate the Presidents who have served by visiting the Presidential Trail of Virginia.
As 2013 came to a close, Richmond home builders have celebrated a successful year and are looking forward to an even better 2014. Richmond specifically is projected to have a phenomenal year and has been named one of the hottest housing markets in the nation according to CNN Money.
The list of the top 10 hottest housing markets was compiled based on CoreLogic Case-Shiller’s latest home price forecast and showcase the major metro areas that are expected to see the biggest increase in home prices.
Whether the Seahawks or Broncos win this Super Bowl Sunday, you can score a touchdown when you host a game day party for friends and family in your Richmond new home. From appetizers to dessert, our gourmet kitchens are the perfect place to whip up your party treats.
Here are a few of our favorite game day dishes:
Would you like to put away the snow shovel and the lawn mower for good? If your answer is yes, then we have the perfect home for you. Located at Bellingham in Twin Hickory, we currently have a beautiful maintenance free home featuring the Ashmont floor plan available for immediate move-in on home site 29. Priced at $520,716, this three bedroom/two-and-half bathroom home is your opportunity to start enjoying a maintenance free lifestyle.
This beautiful home showcases a brick exterior with two-car garage and covered front porch. Upon entering the home, the elegant entry foyer leads to the grand columned entrance dining room with trey ceilings and the large family room
2013 was a fantastic year for Boone Homes as we opened new communities, saw an increase in sales at existing communities and expanded our reach online. As we move forward in 2014, we want to take a moment and celebrate the successes of 2013.
Ellington at Wyndham
In January, we kicked off the year by announcing our newest community Ellington at Wyndham. After a rainy summer, we celebrated the grand opening of our two model homes in October and welcomed our first homeowners in November. Since first announcing Ellington at Wyndham, we have sold 12 homes.
If you are searching for a traditional-style home in Richmond that “wows” from the minute you open the front door, then the Highwick home at Ellington at Wyndham is perfect for your family. Priced at $605,850, this stunning home showcases 3,200 square feet of well-designed living space and is available for immediate move-in.
Upon entering the Highwick home, the living room off the foyer leads directly to the formal dining room with coffered ceiling. From there, buyers enter the heart of the home featuring a spacious family room with gas fireplace that opens up to a gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, island and a breakfast nook. Additional highlights of the Highwick home include a mudroom with cubbies for storage, rear patio off of the breakfast nook, optional bedroom and bathroom on the third level and a luxurious owner’s suite with two walk-in closets, dressing area and ceramic tile shower.
From interstates to state highways, Richmond’s infrastructure provides well-designed routes that offer convenient access to local points of interest. Whether needing to catch a flight out of town or wanting to take a stroll down Monument Avenue, residents of our Richmond new home communities in Henrico, Chesterfield and Goochland counties are just a short drive away.
For many active adults and retirees, purchasing a new home means downsizing (while having room for visitors) and finding a home that you will be able to enjoy no matter what the coming years throw at you. From one-level living to included exterior maintenance, our Richmond maintenance free homes offer plenty of opportunities for buyers to “age in place.”
According to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), there is a checklist of design features that are ideal for “aging in place” home buyers. Several items, such as low-maintenance exteriors and main living on a single story with no steps between rooms/areas on the same level, are included in our maintenance free homes. Additional features of our homes include spacious master bathrooms with separate showers and large soaking tubs, as well as easy access to the home from an enclosed garage.
Following in the popularity of Ellington at Wyndham, Ellington Woods has gotten off to a successful start with the first two Richmond new homes sold. As we prepare to break ground on the Richmond community, we are excited to see the early interest in our latest venture.
Home buyers of the first two homes at Ellington Woods will enjoy an expanded Toddbury floor plan and a customized Bancroft home design.
Have you ever found a great floor plan, but it lacks that extra something that takes your new home from ordinary to extraordinary? At Boone Homes, we not only design spacious floor plans, but we give you the option to customize your Richmond new home with an abundance of design options available. Want built-in cubbies in your mudroom? We can handle that. Want a sunroom? We can add that. Basically, if you can dream it, we can help make it a reality.
Time is quickly ticking away as 2014 approaches bringing new resolutions, new goals and for some, a new home in Richmond, Va. If you are looking to kick-off the New Year with a new home, then we have the perfect home for your family. Located in Villas at Grey Oaks, this beautiful Croftmore home will not only represent a new beginning, but also the end of lawn maintenance.
Located on home site 71, this Richmond maintenance free home showcases an open layout with three bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms. highlights of the first floor include a designer kitchen with granite countertops and a raised deluxe island, an open family room with custom built bookcases and natural gas fireplace, three-inch wide hardwood floors, formal dining room with coffered ceiling, crown molding and much more. Homeowners will enjoy unwinding after a long day in a first floor owner’s suite that features a bay window, dressing area, two walk-in closets and a luxurious bathroom with upgraded travertine tile shower and jetted tub. The upstairs provides the perfect retreat for overnight guests with two bedrooms and a bathroom.
With parties, shopping and events filling you holiday calendar, who has time to shovel snow? When you purchase a Richmond maintenance free home from Boone Homes, you are not only receiving a new home, but also the gift of time. From wrapping presents to decorating the tree, when you live in a maintenance free community there is plenty of time to make new memories while celebrating your favorite holiday traditions.
So, how is this fantastic maintenance free lifestyle available? The answer is through monthly Homeowners’ Association dues that include lawn maintenance and more. Here is some specific information on our maintenance free communities:
Bellingham in Twin Hickory
If you have read the news lately, then you have seen that many housing markets across the U.S. are showing improvement and Central Virginia is no different. After the housing bubble burst in late 2007, many home buyers and home builders have struggled to regain confidence in the housing market. With Richmond new home sales and prices rising in 2013, it is safe to say that confidence among buyers and builders is growing.
The third quarter of 2013 was a successful one for Central Virginia as a healthy and growing job market led to an increase in home sales year-over-year. Specifically, the Richmond metro area had 3,490 sales in the third quarter which was a 17 percent gain from the third quarter of 2012. This increase represents the strongest quarter-over-quarter gain in more than a year.
For many of us, the holiday season is our favorite time of the year. From spending time with loved ones to enjoying a family tradition, the holidays are full of fun, laughter and cheer. When you live in a Richmond new home, there are plenty of opportunities to make new memories during the holiday season.
Dominion GardenFest of Lights
From now until Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden invites you to join it for the Dominion GardenFest of Lights. GardenFest of Lights is a holiday tradition that showcases more than half-a-million twinkling lights and hand-crafted botanical decorations. Additional highlights of this spectacular event include model trains, holiday dinners, firepit with s’mores and hot chocolate. GardenFest of Lights is open nightly from 5 to 10 p.m., except on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Special activities will be available on specific nights, so make sure to click here for more information on GardenFest of Lights 2013.
Purchasing a Richmond luxury home is about so much more than a beautiful home, it is about a lifestyle. Whether you are a golfer looking for easy access to the course or a tennis player who enjoys a game with friends, amenities at Ellington at Wyndham will provide you with the active and social lifestyle you desire.
A golf course community, Wyndham offers residents of Ellington an unparalleled amenity package that includes tennis courts, a soccer field, basketball court, swimming pool, tot lots, gazebo and amphitheater nestled among the natural beauty of Otter Pond and WyndhamLake. Additionally, residents have the opportunity to join the Dominion Club. Located in the heart of Wyndham, the Dominion Club features an 18-hole golf course, driving range, tennis center, fitness center, swimming pool and an impressive 28,000 square foot clubhouse with casual Wyndham Grill, private dining rooms and meeting rooms.
With the upcoming holiday season, wouldn’t it be nice to spend more time with family and friends and less time in the yard? Good news, you can. Currently, we have a beautiful Richmond no maintenance home available for immediate move-in at Bellingham in Twin Hickory. Featuring the Merecroft home design, this beautiful home is priced at $469,814.
With 2,800 square feet of living space, the Merecroft is perfect for hosting holiday get-together and overnight guests with three bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms. At the heart of the home is a designer kitchen that is perfect for preparing holiday treats with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Showcasing an open layout, the beautiful kitchen overlooks a breakfast area and family room where guests can cheer for their favorite football teams. When you are not hosting guests, the Merecroft floor plan is perfect for one level living with an owner’s suite on the main level, as well as a sunroom and private study.
Recently, Boone Homes started selling beautiful Richmond new homes at Ellington at Wyndham and we are excited to announce that we will soon offer spacious single-family homes at Ellington Woods. Ellington Woods is the second community to be introduced at Wyndham in more than a decade and following the early success of Ellington, we expect this extraordinary community to be just as popular.
As with Ellington, the luxury single-family home designs at Ellington Woods will be developed to meet the Wyndham standards of quality and beauty. Stunning interiors will showcase open layouts and upscale design features with optional basements or finished third floors available. Exteriors of the homes are as beautiful as the interiors with 12 of the 29 total homes situated on private home sites that back-up to protected areas.
On the Friday following Thanksgiving Day, thousands of people across the country will stay up late or wake up early to purchase holiday gifts at sale prices. While you scour the mall and stores in search of the best Black Friday sales, why not add one more item to your holiday wish list? At Boone Homes we currently have several Richmond new homes available for immediate move-in, including the Toddbury home at Tarrington on the James Estate Homes. While Black Friday will provide you with a great opportunity to save some money on your holiday shopping, this stunning new home will provide the perfect backdrop for giving and receiving gifts from loved ones.
After a long day or week at work, who wants to come home and rake up those pesky leaves that are all over the place? How about cleaning out the gutters or mowing the grass? It’s safe to say that if you could put together your dream weekend to do list, it probably wouldn’t include yard work. At Boone Homes, we can help you create the dream to do list every weekend with our Richmond no maintenance homes. So sit back, unwind and leave the lawn care to us.
Currently, we have a beautiful no maintenance home under construction at our Coach Homes of Kinloch community. Featuring the Creekmore home design, this spacious home is scheduled to be complete by March 2014 and is priced at $669,622. Interiors of the home showcase 3,540 square feet of well-designed living space with three bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms. The first floor owner’s suite offers a relaxing retreat with a stunning bathroom that includes an upgraded travertine tile shower and jetted tub. Additional highlights of the Creekmore home includes a designer kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, open family room with custom built bookcases and natural gas fireplace, three-inch hardwood floors, crown molding, ceramic tile floor in the laundry room and much more.
Are you in charge of Thanksgiving this year? In addition to decorating and cleaning your Richmond new home, Thanksgiving is all about the food. While the traditional turkey, cranberry sauce and stuffing are a given, here are some Thanksgiving-inspired dishes that are sure to spice up your table this holiday season.
Sweet Potato or Pumpkin Biscuits
Sweet potato soufflés and pumpkin pies are Thanksgiving staples, but these sweet potato or pumpkin biscuits will be a sweet treat that the entire family will enjoy. After you bake the biscuits add a drizzle of icing for a delicious dessert or you can omit the optional spices and add bacon for a savory dinner side.