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.
With the beautiful Highcroft at Villas at Grey Oaks now available, your search for the perfect Richmond no maintenance home is over. With 2,840 square feet of living space designed for one level living, this beautiful home is perfect for empty nesters or active adults looking to enjoy life minus the tedious chores of exterior maintenance.
Located on Home Site 34, the Highcroft home showcases an open interior layout with three bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms. Design features of the home include hardwood floors, an open family room with custom built-in bookcases and natural gas fireplace with black granite surround, crown molding, owner’s suite with bay window and two walk-in closets, ceramic tile in the laundry room and more. If you are the host for this year’s holiday get-togethers, do not worry. At the heart of this home is a designer kitchen that is perfect for preparing a holiday meal with granite countertops, raised panel wood cabinets, raised deluxe island, stainless steel appliances including a double oven and ceramic tile backsplash. As with every home from Boone Homes, the Highcroft home also features a ENERGY STAR efficiency package that helps to reduce energy bills by 30 percent.
For almost a century, the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month has been a day of recognition for those who have served our country. That special day, now known as Veterans Day, will be celebrated this Monday, Nov. 11.
For residents of Richmond new homes, there are several ways to honor those who have served during a war and to recognize those who are currently serving.
Virginia War Memorial – Commonwealth Veterans Day Ceremony
On Monday, Nov. 11, from 10 a.m. to 11.a.m., the Virginia War Memorial along with the American Legion, 11th District, will host a Veterans Day Ceremony. This free event will be held rain or shine in the Heilman Amphitheater. At the conclusion of the ceremony, TAPS will be played as we honor all veterans who served our country and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice. For more information on the Commonwealth Veterans Day Ceremony at the Virginia War Memorial, click here.
Have you been looking for your dream home? Do you want a Richmond new home that has a spacious floor plan and upscale finishes? If so, then we have the perfect home for your family. Priced at $779,950, the Oxbridge home at Westcott at Grey Oaks features 4,439 square feet of well-designed living space.
At the heart of the stunning Oxbridge home is a gourmet kitchen with granite countertops, a raised deluxe island, stainless steel appliances and a ceramic tile backsplash. Opening off the kitchen is a large family room with stone fireplace and custom built bookcases. Additional highlights of this beautiful Richmond new home include an owner’s suite with private retreat, three-inch hardwood floors throughout the entire first floor and second floor loft, ceramic tile laundry room, formal dining room with elegant coffered ceiling, crown molding, deluxe mudroom with built-in cubbies and a walk-up static with lots of storage.
As a golfer, there is no better feeling than when your tee shot makes a hole-in-one, but that takes a little bit of luck and a whole lot of practice. So, how would you like to have some extra time to work on that swing? Located on the 13th and 16th fairways of the Independence Golf Club, Founders Bridge Club Villas offers maintenance free Richmond homes that allow homeowners to spend less time on yardwork and more time perfecting their swing.
If you are looking for a new home that allows you ample time to spend on the golf course, check out this move-in ready home at Founders Bridge Club Villas. Featuring the Creekmore floor plan this beautiful home showcases 3,540 square feet of living space with three bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms.
Now that your kids have grown-up and started families of their own, it’s time for you to enjoy a lifestyle that gives you more time to spend with your grandkids and less time in the yard. Our maintenance free homes in Richmond are perfect for empty nesters looking to say goodbye to yardwork and hello to free time.
At Boone Homes we currently have a maintenance free home under construction at Villas at Grey Oaks. Featuring the Croftmore home design, this spacious home is ideal for one level living with the owner’s suite conveniently located on the first floor. There is plenty of space for the kids and grandkids to visit with two bedrooms and one bathroom located on the second floor.
This week, Oct. 21 through Oct. 27, residents of Richmond new homes are encouraged to support the local economy for a good cause when they dine out during Richmond Restaurant Week. No matter what cuisine you are craving, with 35 local restaurants participating, you are sure to find something that your taste buds will love.
So how does Richmond Restaurant Week work? Well, throughout the year there are two Richmond Restaurant Weeks, one in the spring and this one in the fall. During the week, local restaurant chefs flex their creativity by creating three-course prix fixed menus for $25.13 per person. These prix fixed menus follow similar guidelines, but are unique, so even if you stop by your favorite local hotspot, the food will be something new.
The time has come! Boone Homes is excited to announce the grand opening of the model homes in Ellington at Wyndham. Featuring the spacious Brookstone and Gateworth floor plans, these models will provide home buyers and REALTORS with a firsthand tour of the luxury Richmond new homes available at Ellington. These fully-furnished model homes will officially open THIS weekend, Saturday, Oct. 19 and Sunday, Oct. 20.
With four to five bedrooms and two-and-a-half to four-and-a-half bathrooms, the Brookstone home design showcases the best of luxury living. A focal point of the home is a designer kitchen that is ideal for entertaining or everyday life with granite countertops, a large walk-in pantry and stainless steel appliances. Additional highlights of the Brookstone include a large breakfast room, formal dining room with coffered ceiling and wainscot molding detail, deluxe mudroom with ceramic tile floor, spacious family room with built-in bookcases and gas log fireplace and luxurious owner’s suite with two large walk-in closets, a dressing area and ceramic tile shower in the bathroom. Buyers looking for a little extra space will have the opportunity to customize the Brookstone with an optional finished attic or basement.