Give Yourself the Gift of a Richmond New Home this Holiday Season

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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.

Relax and Unwind in a Richmond No Maintenance Home

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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.

From Our Table to Yours: Delicious Thanksgiving-Inspired Recipes

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.

Richmond No Maintenance Home Available NOW at Villas at Grey Oaks

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.

Three Ways to Celebrate Veterans Day 2013 near Richmond New Homes

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.

Spacious Richmond New Home Showcases Variety of Upscale Finishes

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.

Score a Hole-in-One with a Richmond New Home at Founders Bridge Club Villas

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.

Richmond Maintenance Free Home Perfect for Empty Nesters

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.

Discover Delicious Dining During Richmond Restaurant Week

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.

Grand Opening of Model Homes at Ellington THIS Weekend

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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.

Folk Festival THIS Weekend near Richmond Luxury Homes

This weekend, residents of our Richmond luxury homes have the opportunity to enjoy three days of music when the annual Folk Festival returns to town. Hosted at the downtown waterfront, the Richmond Folk Festival will begin on Friday, Oct. 11 and end on Sunday, Oct. 13. Featuring a diverse line-up there is something for every music lover. Entertainers for this year’s festival include the Chuck Brown All Star Tribute Band, Nathalie Pires, The Brotherhood Singers, James King Band, Marshall Ford Swing Band and much more. New this year, the Festival will feature a special beer brewed by Wild Wolf Brewery. Named Folktoberfest, this signature beer will be available throughout the weekend.

Expansive Backyard Offers Ample Opportunities to Enjoy Fall

As leaves start to change and days turn cooler, now is a great opportunity to spend time outside. Whether grilling out with friends or playing catch with your children or grandchildren, the expansive backyards at Estate Homes of Tarrington on the James provide the perfect space for spending quality time outdoors. One of our available Richmond new homes showcases the Bridgemont floor plan and with upscale features and finishes, the interiors of this home are as stunning as the surrounding nature views. Featuring 4,921 square feet of living space, the Bridgemont home includes five bedrooms, four-and-a-half bathrooms, a finished basement and three-car garage. The gourmet kitchen is a chef’s dream with granite countertops, raised deluxe island, stainless steel appliances including a convection oven and speed cook oven and ceramic tile backsplash. Additional highlights of the interiors include an open family room with built-in bookcases and natural gas fireplace, three-inch wide hardwood floors throughout the first floor, crown molding, deluxe mudroom with ceramic tile and built-in cubbies, formal dining room with coffered ceiling and luxurious owner’s suite with sitting area, dressing area and two walk-in closets. In addition to the expansive backyard, an aggregate patio provides additional space for outdoor entertaining.

ENERGY STAR Features Help Richmond New Home Buyers Save Some Green

Purchasing a new home can be stressful, but when you purchase one of our Richmond new homes in Ellington at Wyndham, a little of the stress will be relieved by ENERGY STAR features that help save you some green. As homeowners, we all know that monthly heating and cooling bills can add up, but our ENERGY STAR packages will help you save up to 30 percent. Wouldn’t it be nice to know that you are living, not only in your dream house, but also a home that will help save you money? With our beautiful Creeksted home in Ellington available for a move-in date of October 30, 2013, you could start saving money this fall.

Busch Gardens: A Screaming Good Time near Richmond New Homes

Halloween is just around the corner and if you are looking for a scare, Busch Gardens’ Howl-O-Scream is the event for you. Located about an hour from our Richmond new home communities, this annual tradition is back and scarier than ever. Beginning at 6 p.m., ghouls and haunts will come to life as Busch Gardens in Williamsburg transforms into Howl-O-Scream. New this year are the haunted Terror-tories™ which are four sections of the park, England, Germany, Italy and France, that have been transformed into haunted villages. In addition to the brand new Terror-tories™, this year’s Howl-O-Scream features five brand new restaurants and spirit bars including Blood Banquet™ in Germany, Buccaneer Galley in Festa Italia, Fight Feast™ in Ireland, Demon Drinks in France and Pirates Baarrrgh™ in Italy.

Richmond New Home Under Construction in Maintenance Free Community

Would you like to live a maintenance free lifestyle? Would you like to have the opportunity to personalize the interiors of your new home to fit your wants and needs? If you answered yes to both of these questions, then we have the perfect Richmond new home for you. Located on Home Site 32 at Bellingham in Twin Hickory, the Merecroft home is currently under construction with a projected move-in date of February 2014 and is priced at $469,814. Since the home is currently under construction, there is plenty of time for you to personalize the home with our wide-variety of design options. Standard features of this home include a sunroom that allows you to enjoy the beautiful surrounding year-round, a designer kitchen with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, private study and a luxurious owner’s suite on the main level with a jetted tub in the bathroom. Additionally, this beautiful home includes an ENERGY STAR package that helps to reduce monthly heating and cooling bills.

Fall in Love with a Stunning Richmond New Home at Ellington

After a busy summer, Boone Homes is nearing completion of the first Richmond new homes in Ellington at Wyndham, including the stunning Waterhaven home. Located on home site 12, this luxury, tri-level home will be ready for move-in on October 30, 2013 and is priced at $649,000. Showcasing a traditional elevation with painted brick front, the Waterhaven floor plan is one of nine brand new home designs offered in Ellington at Wyndham and features five bedrooms with four-and-half bathrooms. Highlights of the elegant interiors include a luxurious owner’s suite with sitting area and two walk-in closets, private study on the main level, first floor laundry room, formal dining room with coffered ceiling and a deluxe mudroom with built-in cubbies. At the heart of the spacious home is a gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops that opens into an expansive family room.

Virginia State Fair Coming Soon near Richmond New Homes

The fair is coming to town! September 27 through October 6, 2013, residents of Richmond new homes will have the opportunity to play carnival games, ride a Ferris wheel, listen to live entertainment and more when the State Fair of Virginia comes to the Meadow Event Park. Located approximately 30 minutes away in Doswell, the State Fair is an annual event for families. This year’s operating hours are: Friday, September 27 – 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Harvest Wine Festival THIS Weekend near Richmond New Homes

Local wineries are celebrating the fall harvest and invite residents of nearby Richmond new homes to join them for the Harvest Wine Festival at James River Cellars this Saturday, September 7. From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., attendees will enjoy sipping on a variety of local wines and unique beers, dining on delicious food and listening to fantastic music. Celebrating its eighth year, the Harvest Wine Festival has become a popular event for individuals looking to explore local Virginia wineries and learn more about the process of winemaking. In addition to wine tastings, food trucks including Boka, Dressed and Pressed and Monique’s Crepes will be on hand to provide a variety of tasty treats. As with every event at James River Cellars, you are allowed to bring a picnic to enjoy with your wine. Additionally, those interested in the art of winemaking will enjoy the wine 101 seminars and tours.

Richmond New Home Offers an Abundance of Outdoor Living Space

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With cooler weather on the way to Richmond, many families are looking forward to spending more time outside their home taking in the beauty of fall. The estate homes at Tarrington on the James offer the perfect setting for watching the leaves change to bright crimsons and glowing oranges with wooded home sites of a half acre or more and plenty of outdoor living spaces. If you’re searching for a home with tons of al fresco living, look no further than the brick Toddbury home on home site 26-12. This luxury Richmond home spans three floors and 5,150 square feet with five bedrooms, four-and-a-half bathrooms and a three-car side-entry garage. The first level of the home is designed for family living with all hardwood floors, a formal dining room with an elegant coffered ceiling and formal living room flanking the foyer, a study, gourmet kitchen with granite countertops and a raised deluxe island open to the breakfast nook and family room with gas fireplace and built-in bookshelves and a laundry room. This level also opens out to two outdoor living options, a covered porch off of the study and a patio off of the breakfast nook.

Rainy Summer Doesn’t Slow Down Progress at Ellington at Wyndham

This summer has been a wet one in the metro Richmond area, but that has not slowed down our progress at our newest community, Ellington at Wyndham. With two model homes and three spec homes expected to be complete in October, buyers will not have to wait much longer to call this community home. Richmond luxury homes at Ellington at Wyndham are priced from $525,000. In addition to the fully-furnished model homes and three spec homes, five of the first six pre-sold homes are currently under construction. Interested home buyers are invited to stop by the sales office at nearby Westcott at Grey Oaks to learn more about the nine brand new home designs and the home sites available.