What do you look for when shopping for Richmond real estate? A relaxing space to retreat to at the end of a long day? The picture seems to indicate a family room with décor for the relaxing moments and doubling as a space for entertainment. Imagination wanders as one thinks of late night television shows curled up on the couch while the buttery smell of popcorn flows through the room. The picture is deceiving. This is not a family room, but an extra room designed for the end-of-the-day wind down and attached to the owner’s suite. The picture actually shows the sitting room attached through a private hallway to the owner’s suite. At Boone Homes, we call the room the retreat.
What separates a good home builder of Richmond new homes from a great home builder? Details. Details, the little details are the ones that drive homeowners to madness. Each item, though small, carries weight and grows disproportionately in weight as time passes. Soon, the detail becomes a burden, a cross and eventually a homeowner crusade. New homes in Richmond are at their best when the details are tended and covered. Having built new homes in Richmond for more than 30 years, Boone Homes know this and has a process in place to ensure homes are delivered defect free. The process is clear, the procedure defined and the results are measurable. Because of our new home process, Boone Homes delivers 99.7 percent of all our homes defect free.
I’m sure the questions is, “How?” Easy. Our people are reliable and deliver. Notice in the above picture how Edward, Boone Homes VP of Production, is hands on ensuring the final details are covered as this home prepares for the settlement process. No detail is out of his purview or beyond his control. His careful eye watches each detail of the new home as he walks the halls of each home to inspect the details. Edward knows how important details are. Not only how important details are to Boone, but how important they details are to new homeowners.
Vacations from your new homes in Richmond bring about the perpetual “what if” question posed by the water heater. Ever heard the question? It goes something like this: What if the water heater tank bursts when I am 400 miles away enjoying (insert your vaction destination here)? Ever crossed your mind? I’m sure it has not. Only the fatalists usually think of this little destructive question – that is until it has happened to you or someone you know. The first little drops go undetected, the pin hole leak begins to show, the water level drops only to be filled again and soon you have a neighbor wondering why your home is leaking water through the front door.
Vacation is upon us and the office calendar countdown has begun. Big red “X” mark the days as the countdown ensues with coveted anticipation. Vacation. Whether you spend your coveted relaxation on the beach, in the mountains, on a cruise or remote island, all of us want to make sure our prized possession, our new homes in Richmond, is safe while we double down enjoying the fruits of justified relaxation.
At Boone Homes, we realize your need to escape the comfort of your castle periodically to detoxify from your heavy workload. Because of this need, we have tailored a few items in each Boone Home to allow for you to leave with peace of mind. One such detail which normally escapes the scrutiny is the location of our water shutoffs. Most builders locate their water shutoffs under the home, in a crawl space which can be difficult to access. Boone Homes, on the other hand, locates the shutoffs in the garage where they are easily accessible without having to crawl around. Also notice there are two shutoffs. This is specifically designed so you can turn off your house water, but leave the water spigots and programmable irrigation system running so you don’t come home to a yard that has suffered while you enjoyed a week of drinks with mini-umbrellas. It pays to buy a Boone Home.
We are merely one day away from fireworks celebrating our great country’s Independence Day and the freedom to choose our destiny, path and outcome. Choice. Each one of us has the ability to choose more than what we have for breakfast. We have the right to choose our schools, choose our leaders, choose our careers, choose where to live and more importantly choose how to live our lives with the freedom we have. Not a bad place to call home. All of us enjoy our freedom to choose.
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This testimonial is from our archives, but well worth resurrecting for all those considering the lifestyle of Richmond no maintenance homes. In this 6 minute plus video, we talk to a family who purchased a showcase inventory home in the Villas at Grey Oaks. We discuss the “why?” of how they came to the decision to purchase into this no maintenance lifestyle. Along the path of our conversation you may find a reason to trust Boone Homes with one of the largest purchases of your life.
While some builders in the Richmond real estate market may still be struggling, here at Boone Homes we’re happy to report that we’re seeing an increase in sales. In fact, we’ve enjoyed our best start in 4 years, and our new home sales are ahead of where they were last year.
The Richmond no maintenance homes at Bellingham at Twin Hickory are so popular that the home in this video was sold before we even had a chance to finish taping. Since we cannot keep finished inventory homes in stock in this community, it would be good to tell you the reasons why. Bellingham at Twin Hickory is a no maintenance community where the exterior of each home is meticulously maintained by the Association. All of the yards are cut and irrigated at the same time, homes are painted at the same time, gutters are cleaned at the same time and seasonal yard maintenance is performed at the same time. This allows the community to look pristine each and every time you come home. The benefit of this community maintenance program allows you to lock the property when leave without any care in the world while you enjoy the cruise or weekend getaway.
Want to tour Richmond no maintenance homes, but can’t seem to find the time? Well, here’s your chance! This lovely no maintenance home located in the Midlothian area along the Robious corridor is beautifully finished. Each detail of the home has been planned by award-winning architects and perfected by homeowner’s input. Each Courtyard Home in Tarrington on the James is designed for one-level living with the second floor for the occasional guest or holiday party goer.
The owner’s suite, located on the first floor, is designed to accommodate two closets, a dressing area and a luxurious bath with soaking tub and separate tile shower. The kitchen gently directs the flow of the family room while captivating the imagination of those sitting in the breakfast nook. Simple details fall into each other creating enduring class and beauty. Granite countertops rest upon the custom cabinet design and speak softly to the chef quietly carving potatoes for the next masterpiece. A Boone Home has spirit, voice and a fabulous design.
This brick home built by Boone Homes is ready for occupancy. There are plenty of reasons why you will want to take a look at this new home located in the Richmond neighborhood of Tarrington on the James. The first floor boasts an expansive family room with a gas log fire place turned down low for that late night show. The cozy breakfast area and designer kitchen with granite countertops augment the interior appeal of the home and provide the perfect gathering place for the party or holiday event. With all the first floor adorned with hardwood floors, there is little reason to shy away from hosting the party in the formal dining room. This expansive home can accommodate any family’s needs, and boasts six bedrooms and 5.5 baths.
Today is production day. Our Richmond neighborhood, Wescott at Grey Oaks, is swarming with people carrying equipment, holding lights, freshening wardrobe, rehearsing lines and catering food. Cars, trucks, vans, and catering trucks line the streets. Amazing smoothies accompanied by Swedish Fish candies, pistachios and feta filled queen olives adorn the snack table while the client and the crew focus, take, cut, start, stop and restart. Cables cross the floor about as many times as the assistant runs to freshen the wardrobe, accent the make-up or tuck the rebellious hair into proper placement.
Wescott at Grey Oaks is a luxurious Richmond neighborhood designed to accommodate even the most discriminating taste. Every now and again, Boone Homes is selected by national firms to host a television spot to advertise a product or service. Once the location scout has secured the perfect spot for the shoot, preparations begin. As you can see from the photo, the preparations for the commercial shoot are beginning today. The first step is to safely prepare the home’s floors and walls by installing protective material. This protective material will allow the stage crew, the film crew and the actors to freely flow through the home. Every area of the home not being used for the actual commercial will be used to house equipment, furniture, decorations and so much more that will enhance the production of this national commercial. This national television commercial will air throughout the country some time in summer of 2012.
Recently, I met up with a guy at the local gas station who drove a taxi. I cannot imagine driving 8 to 10 hours a day for a living, yet he does drive 52 weeks a year to support his family. Amazing. Whether you drive 8 hours a day for 52 weeks out of the year, you commute to work from your Richmond new homes or you recreationally enjoy a road trip, we all expend fuel. Emissions. Vehicles have come a long way in technology. Their consumption has exponentially decreased over the last several years, but not enough to remediate smog. Emissions alter the environment.
Richmond new home builder Boone Homes is building homes with Energy Star features. These technological advances in new home construction are all about sustainability and ecology. Last year alone we were able to save the equivalent of 24.3 acres of trees – a small forest capable of sustaining a wild life habitat. Each home is designed to be energy-forest-saving efficient. How much? Well, each home is designed to conserve between 38 and 45 percent of what a similar new home would expend without the same features. Sounds expensive. However, the new home is similarly priced to the home without the Energy Star features. Interesting. There are other benefits, I see many, though I will share only three:
Strawberry shortcake is one of my favorite deserts. Second favorite is strawberries on vanilla ice cream, though strawberry pie comes within a hair of second. Strawberries make my world go around. I’m sure you have just as many favorite deserts with your favorite fruit. Strawberries are the picture of freshness. Thankfully, Boone Homes has used the newest construction technology on all our Richmond new homes and in doing so, we have ensured your favorite fruits are even fresher. How? Boone Homes has taken the high ground by recognizing the need for change. By altering a few methodologies and a few materials, Boone Homes has reduced the consumption of 88,920 pounds of coal.
Searching for Richmond new homes with a unique floor plan? Look no farther. We are introducing our newly redesigned Hampworth floor plan at Tarrington on the James, a community of no maintenance Courtyard Homes.
Located in Chesterfield County, the spacious Hampworth home design is perfect for both active adults and busy professionals. The home boasts three bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and 3,000 square feet with many popular interior features such as a formal dining room, a first-floor study or formal living room, a loft and finished optional game room. A designer kitchen with stainless steel appliances makes entertaining this summer a breeze.
This picture was taken fifteen feet from our model home in Tarrington on the James, a community of Richmond new homes. This turtle had been strolling up the sidewalk and was gently moved to where the picture was taken. I couldn’t help but think of the 24+ acres of trees we had saved this last year by building new homes with ENERGY STAR features. Saving these trees ensured a long life and future for our turtle friend.
How did a Richmond new home builder achieve such synchrony with nature? Easy. Boone Homes chose to change a few methodologies, a few materials and a few concepts to gain increased energy efficiency on the new homes we are building. Prime real estate in Richmond is now more than the location for a quality luxury home. Prime real estate is now the location for high quality luxury homes which perform 38 to 45 percent better than other new homes without the high performance technology. Each new home built on this prime real estate ensures the preservation of wildlife, turtles and acres of trees. Not bad.
We all need transportation. Traveling from point A to point B is a necessary function of life. Soccer games, groceries, places of worship and work consume the fuel in our vehicles tanks as we commute from one location to the next. The 15 minute commute to the game, followed by the quick trip to the store and the visit to grandma’s house are a part of our every day.
Our convenience, and trip to grandma’s, has a side effect that carries more weight than an extra helping of grandma’s apple pie. Every cause has an effect, and in this case the cause of commuting is smog. Cities and prime Richmond real estate are covered with blankets of smog, reducing visibility and increasing health related conditions.
Crisp, juicy apple. Fuji apples are my favorite, though Gala is a close second. Every year I look forward to taking my family on a day trip into the Blue Ridge Mountains to enjoy a day at the orchard, picking apples. Air is fresh, landscape is breath taking, acres of apple trees ready to pick – everything is picture perfect, even the picnic. If life is measured in moments, then these moments are at the top of life’s experiences.
Preserving this experience needs to be for all generations, for this reason Boone Homes, is now building Richmond new homes with ENERGY STAR features. Boone builds new homes on prime Richmond real estate with ENERGY STAR features and, last year alone, saved more than 24 acres of trees because of the new home technology built into every home during the construction phase. How did we save over 24 acres of trees? Easy. We changed a few small details in how we build a home to make it very energy efficient: Efficient enough to be able to say we save 38 and 45 percent of your annual energy bill. This saved energy allows us to avoid having to harvest 24 acres of trees. Not bad!
The most valuable asset you will ever purchase is Richmond real estate. Not just because of the financial implications, but because of the emotional implications as well. The power of memories adorn the walls of your home, making the thought of separation as difficult as leaving a sick friend. Each passing moment your ill friend, your home, is getting worse. Energy costs are rising, your friend is hard to cool and heat. Maintenance is increasing: your friend needs paint and maybe even a new roof. Your friend is also behind the times. Connecting your friend to television was easy….
Richmond home builder, Boone Homes, specializes in new friends: new homes that are not ailing because of a lack of technology. Each one of our homes is built to ENERGY STAR® specifications, ensuring the technology used in your home will efficiently run your home for years to come.
The most concerned people to look at our Richmond new homes are the environmentalists. Global impact starts and ends at home. The size, impact and footprint of each new home are scrutinized with a critical eye. Where does the material come from? How does the material impact the ecosystem? All of these great questions are addressed by how we build each new home.
Boone Homes began partnering with ENERGY STAR® a few years back; and last year, we built 30 ENERGY STAR® homes. These homes are significantly more eco-friendly than other new homes on the market, and vastly more efficient than homes 5 years or older. How efficient? Great question.