Richmond-area residents can enjoy holiday festivities during the Dominion GardenFest of Lights Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, the city’s ultimate holiday extravaganza! Open now through Jan. 12, 2015, the theme for this year’s event is A Legacy in Lights: 120 Years from Bicycle Club to Botanical Garden.
Festival attendees will enjoy this Richmond holiday tradition that features more than a half-million twinkling lights, hand-crafted botanical decorations, model trains, holiday dinners, a fire pit with s’mores, hot chocolate, nightly family activities and more. The nightly activities include a fireside story time on Merry Mondays, Caroling Tuesdays, Craft Wednesdays and Musical Thursdays.
James River Nurseries, a professional and commercial landscaping company that services the greater Richmond area, recently completed the landscaping at our new model home at Ellington Woods at Wyndham. Upon completion, James River Nurseries highlighted the project in a blog post and video on its website.
We have partnered with James River Nurseries for more than 25 years, which has allowed the landscaping company to see first-hand the success we’ve achieved in the Richmond real estate market, while also understanding what continually drives buyers to choose us as their home builder.
Richmond-area Realtors are invited to our Eastcourt model home grand opening at Ellington Woods at Wyndham on Nov. 13 and 14, 2014. Held both days from noon until 2 p.m., the event will include model home tours; sandwiches, desserts, coffee and drinks from an award-winning chef; the chance to win a daily prize and the chance to win the grand prize of an iPad!
To RSVP for the Realtor grand opening event, contact Tammi Taylor at 804-708-5127 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The stunning Eastcourt plan offers more than 4,100 square feet of living space with four bedrooms, three bathrooms and a three-car garage. In addition, buyers can choose to add an optional fifth bedroom in the home.
Boone Homes was excited to be included in Richmond Homes, a publication of Richmond Times-Dispatch, as the feature cover story on Sept. 27, 2014. The story, which discussed what no maintenance living really means, highlighted the many low-maintenance communities that we currently build in, including Bellingham in Twin Hickory, Tarrington on the James and Kinloch.
At each of these three communities, the fantastic homeowner’s association covers all or most of the following:
1. snow removal
2. yard maintenance
3. lawn irrigation
Halloween is quickly approaching, but there is still time to enjoy last-minute festivities! Costumes have been chosen, pumpkins picked and corn mazes conquered; and now it’s time to enjoy the many other Halloween activities Richmond has to offer.
3rd Day of the Dead Festival: Enjoy an authentic celebration of this beloved Mexican holiday at the 17th Street Farmers Market on Oct. 30 from 5 until 9 p.m. Try traditional Mexican dishes like tamales, empanadas and tacos while enjoying spectacular performances from traditional Aztec musicians and dancers. This is a great way for the family to experience a new culture as you learn about the traditions connected with this holiday including Ofrendas, or beautiful altars built to honor deceased family and friends. The event is free to attend, and food and beverages will be available for purchase.
At Richmond’s Westcott at Grey Oaks, home buyers have just a limited number of opportunities remaining to become the community’s newest residents. With its sought-after location in the Wyndham master-planned community, residents will enjoy a variety of amenities, access to great schools and a convenient location near all that Short Pump and Richmond’s West End have to offer.
We currently have three quick delivery homes available in Westcott at Grey Oaks, including the stunning Toddbury home plan located on home site 2 at 11221 Westcott Ridge Road. Priced at $839,950, this 4,911-square-foot home includes five bedrooms, four bathrooms and a three-car garage.
At Bellingham, a quiet enclave within the Twin Hickory master-planned community, homeowners can enjoy the best maintenance-free living that Richmond has to offer. The low-maintenance lifestyle allows residents plenty of time to enjoy the Twin Hickory community amenities, as well as the many attractions that made The Huffington Post name Richmond one of the coolest cities in the U.S.
In its list, “America’s Top 5 Cities to Keep on Your Radar,” The Huffington Post listed Richmond as the No. 2 city thanks to its old-timey charm and the fact that it has one of the best neighborhoods for millennials, Shockoe Bottom. The Huffington Post pointed out that when in Richmond, visiting the Jefferson Hotel
Home buyers looking for an energy-efficient new home in Midlothian that offers an active lifestyle and plenty of space for the entire family will love our new Estate Homes at Tarrington on the James. These Estate Homes are located on wooded home sites of a half-acre or more, and with 3,400 to 6,000 square feet of living space, each home can be personalize to the fit the needs of each and every buyer.
Offering 84 brick luxury homes that are priced from the $600,000s, Tarrington on the James Estate Homes showcase our award-winning architecture and many customized options. The 11 unique home designs include four, five or six bedrooms, and buyers can choose from options that include dramatic two-story foyers, spacious family rooms, flowing living areas, gourmet kitchens, breakfast areas, patios and deluxe mudrooms. Many of the home plans also offer the popular option to include his-and-hers master baths that feature a meet-in-the-middle shower.
Buyers searching for a new luxury home in Glen Allen, Virginia will fall in love with our Sedgebrook plan, which is available now at Ellington Woods at Wyndham. Featuring four bedrooms and four-and-a-half baths, this spacious 4,000-plus square foot home is priced at $898,880.
Upon entering, buyers will be greeted by an elegant two-story foyer that is flanked by French doors that open to study with a built-in bookcase and a columned entrance to the formal dining room, which is complete with a tray ceiling and extensive molding. A butler’s pantry connects the dining room to the designer kitchen, which has a large gull island that looks into both the breakfast area and family room. The expansive family room has a raised 10-foot coffered ceiling, as well as a gas fireplace that is surrounded by bookcases. The expansive first floor owner’s suite has two private bathrooms, vanities and showers, as well as two walk-in closets, a dressing area and a large soaking tub. Also located on the first floor are the laundry room, three-car garage and mud room with cubby storage space.
We are excited to introduce our three newest team members that have joined us in our journey to provide every buyer with the home of their dreams. Our team members are dedicated to assisting buyers throughout each step of the home buying and building process.
New Sales Associate Aaron Hood has been with Boone Homes for eight months, and buyers can find him in the model home at Tarrington on the James Villas in Midlothian. Hood has lived in Richmond for nine years and is very familiar with the greater metro area. In fact, Hood even graduated from nearby Deep Run High School in Glen Allen! After high school, he earned a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech in 2013.
Buyers searching for a new luxury home on Richmond’s West End are running out of time to purchase at Westcott at Grey Oaks in Glen Allen! Priced from the $700,000s, the gorgeous brick homes at this community are located on large, wooded home sites and feature 3,800 to more than 6,000 square feet of living space.
Currently, there are three quick delivery homes available in Westcott at Grey Oaks:
Oxbridge: five bedrooms and four-and-a-half bathrooms, 4,412 square feet – $769,950
Toddbury: five bedrooms and four bathrooms, 4,911 square feet – $839,950
Eastcourt: five bedrooms and four-and-a-half bathrooms, 4,706 square feet -$764,075
Active adults and busy professionals alike will love the maintenance-free lifestyle that can be enjoyed with a new Coach Home at Kinloch. Located along the shore of one of Richmond’s best kept secrets, the 72-acre Broad Branch Lake, the Coach Homes at Kinloch allows owners to sit aside their snow shovels and yard tools so that they can enjoy living in this exceptional area.
Currently, we have two quick delivery homes available at Kinloch.
Richmond residents are getting ready for the city’s tastiest event of the year, the third annual RVA Brew-B-Q Festival! Taking place this Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014 at the 17th Street Farmer’s Market, the festival is the quintessential celebration of summer for a city that has a love affair with both barbecue and craft brews.
At the event, all 11 of Richmond’s craft breweries can be found offering tastes of their favorite brews and special one-of concoctions, along with a collection of central Virginia’s best barbecue producers. Participating breweries include Midnight Brewery, Triple Crossing, Bold Rock Cider, Hardywood Park and more. Tap 26 will also be on hand offering wine tastes. Attendees can pair all of the tasty drink samples with some of Richmond’s best barbecue, including Alamo BBQ, Buz and Ned’s Extra Billy’s, The Boardwalk and more.
Richmond has one of America’s best botanical gardens in its own backyard, as Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden was just recognized by the Travel Channel. Right now, Richmond homeowners and visitors alike can enjoy the Garden’s unique Butterflies LIVE! exhibit, which allows you to experience the world of butterflies up close and personal.
These whimsical creatures have transformed the Conservatory’s North Wing into a wonderful world of vibrant colors that you have to see to believe! When you visit the exhibit, you can watch the butterflies feed, flutter and fly all around you, explore their preferred origins, habitats and lifecycles and peek inside a butterfly nursery, where native species emerge from their chrysalides. Younger visitors can even take part in a special Butterfly Quest, which allows them to solve the quests’ six clues as they wonder around the exhibit.
The Wyndham master-planned community in Glen Allen features gorgeous homes, one-of-a-kind amenities and a sought-after location, making it a desirable place to call home. Currently, home buyers can choose from a variety of new homes we are building in Ellington at Wyndham, providing them with a beautiful, energy efficient home and access to the community’s great lifestyle.
The 56 luxury homes we are building in Ellington at Wyndham are priced from the $500,000s and offer 2,800 to more than 5,000 square feet of luxury living space. Buyers will have nine distinct home plans to choose from that feature a variety of upscale finishes, as well as a variety of options that are available including second floor plans with additional bathrooms, basements and finished third floors that are perfect for a bedroom, game room or study. Additional, every home built in Ellington at Wyndham includes an energy efficient package that helps to reduce heating and cooling bills by 30 percent.
Are you searching for a move-in ready home in Richmond? Does the thought of an amenity-rich, maintenance-free lifestyle appeal to you? Then be sure to visit the Courtyard Homes at Tarrington on the James! Built by Boone Homes, there is currently one move-in ready home available that will allow you to start enjoying the no-maintenance life now.
The stunning Hampworth plan is priced at $613,216 and includes an all-brick exterior, three bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms and a two-car garage. Featuring more than 3,200 square feet of living space, this home has the spacious owner’s suite on the first floor, which includes a bay window, dressing area, two walk-in closets and a large bathroom with double vanities, a jetted spa tub and a frameless shower.
Home buyers looking for the ultimate opportunity for no-maintenance living will find the home of their dreams in the master-planned Twin Hickory community. Bellingham, a neighborhood of just 59 ranch and two-story patio homes, offers an unmatched maintenance-free lifestyle that allows residents to enjoy all of the community amenities and local attractions.
The spacious homes at Bellingham range in size from 1,800 to more than 3,500 square feet and offer two to five bedroom options with up to four-and-a-half bathrooms. Priced from the $400,000s, many of the plans we offer at Bellingham boast breakfast rooms surrounded by windows, an optional sunroom or an optional bay window in the master suite. The homes also have formal dining rooms, spacious living areas and attached two-car garages. At Boone Homes, we believe that every homeowner’s needs are different, and that is why we allow you to personalize your home with the options and finishes that will truly fit your lifestyle.
Father’s Day is just around the corner, and the city of Richmond is hosting a wide variety of events that are perfect for every Dad. From hikes to historical tours and concerts to golf tournaments, Richmond is sure to be home to an activity that will match the personality and interests of your Dad. Sunday will be here soon, so make sure to schedule your plans with Dad now!
Father’s Day Survival Hike: Held next Saturday, June 21 from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m., this hike is appropriate for all skill levels. Participants will learn the skills needed to survive in the wild, such as how to tie basic knots, how to build a fire and more. The hike will take place at the Nature Foundation at Wintergreen, which is a two hour drive from the city, so pack a picnic lunch and enjoy your day in the wilderness with Dad.
Home buyers searching for a new home in the greater Richmond area have just a few opportunities remaining to call Westcott at Grey Oaks home. As this community approaches close-out status, buyers can enjoy several benefits that come from purchasing one of the final remaining homes in a new community.
When you purchase one of the last homes in a new community, you have all of the benefits of purchasing a new construction home without living in the middle of a construction zone for months on end. The workers are gone, hammers are put away and you can enjoy living in a community that is peaceful and settled.
As the school year winds down, the weather warms up and summer quickly approaches, everyone’s schedule can seem to get a bit hectic. The upcoming Memorial Day weekend provides the perfect opportunity for residents of Boone Homes’ communities to unwind and take an extra day to enjoy Richmond’s many events and festivities.
Friday Cheers 2014: Head to Brown’s Island on May 23 for RVA Music Night to enjoy live music from Avers, Todd Herrington’s Things and The Green Boys. The event lasts from 6 until 9:30 p.m. and costs $5 to $10 per person. For more information or to purchase advance tickets, click here.