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Ashton Woods Homes Offers Walkable Communities

Atlanta new homesFor families searching for Atlanta new homes in the suburbs but desire the walkable lifestyle found in the city, Ashton Woods Homes has the perfect answer with two of its new home communities.

Woodstock Knoll is walking distance to downtown Woodstock, accessible by wide sidewalks the entire way. A wide variety of restaurants are located downtown, from Hot Dog Heaven for a quick lunch to fine Italian dining at Ipp’s. Cafés, a pizzeria, gourmet Mexican and more round out the offerings. Salons, boutiques, a bicycle shop, bookstore, yoga studio, painting studio and more provide entertainment and shopping venues for Woodstock Knoll residents.

In Smyrna, Brookfield Park at West Village is a true live/work/play community. Restaurants include Blue Moon Pizza, Crepe Revolution, Five Guys Burgers, Lime Taqueria and more. Businesses at West Village include an organic grocer, boutiques, dentist office, gym and salons to name a few. West Village received the Development of Excellence Award from the Atlanta Regional Commission.

Woodstock Knoll and Brookfield Park at West Village offer single-family energy-efficient homes. Homes at Woodstock Knoll are priced from the low $200,000s to $500,000s and homes in Brookfield Park at West Village are priced from the high $200,000s.

For more information on these walkable communities, visit the Ashton Woods Homes website.

Only 9 Luxury Buckhead Homes Remain from Traton Homes

atlanta new homesOnly nine sites for Atlanta new homes remain at Valley Brook Parc, a Buckhead community with executive residences by
Traton Homes. The community opened this summer and has seen a steady pace of sales.

“Buyers have instantly recognized the value, impressive features and highly desirable location available at Valley Brook Parc,” said Kimberly Garwood, marketing manager for
Traton Homes. “These brand new homes are attractively priced from the upper $500,000s and have exceptional interior features and custom options.”

Valley Brook Parc is a private enclave of only 18 Atlanta new homes, tucked away near Chastain Park. The community provides easy access to Buckhead and Midtown, for all of homeowners’ business and entertainment needs.

The community features new home plans with unique architectural details, both inside and out.

To visit Valley Brook Parc, take I-285 to Roswell Road exit (exit #25). Travel South on Roswell Road for 2.4 miles. Turn Left on Meadow Brook Drive. Go .2 miles and Turn Right on Valley Brook Drive. Travel a short distance to Valley Brook Parc on the right.

Children who reside at Valley Brook Parc are in the Atlanta Public School District for Sarah Smith Elementary, Sutton Middle and North Atlanta High. The community is also nearby some of Atlanta’s best private schools.

For more information on Valley Brook Parc, visit the
Traton Homes website or call 404-597-8170.

Luxurious New Homes in Richmond at Haywood Village at Charter Colony

New homes in RichmondHaywood Village at Charter Colony offers luxurious
new homes in Richmond built by Boone Homes. Tour this community soon, there are only three homes and one lot remaining! Do not miss your chance to own a home with beautiful designs and maintenance free yards.

Standard features include hardwood flooring in primary living spaces, granite countertops in kitchens and chair rails and picture frame molding in formal dining rooms. In addition, all buyers can customize existing plans to suit their needs and lifestyles. Homes are priced from the upper $300,000s.

One of the available homes features The Medworth floor plan. With five bedrooms, three-and-a-half baths and 3,100 square feet, the home is perfect for a growing family. The Medworth plan includes a study, spacious kitchen, large owner’s suite with sitting area and his and her closets, two-car garage, formal dining room with coffered ceiling and an aggregate patio with brick steps.

The two other homes boast The Dovercroft floor plan. These homes have five bedrooms and three-and-a-half baths. Features include columned entrances, formal dining rooms with coffered ceilings, first-floor studies, two-car garage, spacious owner’s suite and gourmet kitchen that is great for entertaining.

Residents at Haywood Village at Charter Colony have access to many amenities including tennis courts, pools, walking trails and playgrounds. The community is also close to the YMCA and county parks.

To learn more about Haywood Village at Charter Colony and its
Richmond custom home builder, call Chris Parks at 804-218-7760 or visit

Austin Luxury Real Estate Builders are NOT all the Same

Austin Luxury Real Estate

You’ve made the decision to go with
Austin luxury real estate, but who will you choose to build it? It’s a tough decision, and not one that should be taken lightly. You need to know all of the facts so that you can fully understand what you’re getting into. For example, did you know that the state of Texas does NOT license and regulate homebuilders? Therefore, you must carefully look past tactfully put together marketing techniques to find out your builder’s true qualifications.

Duke McDowell, president of Sterling Custom Homes in Austin, knows a lot about building quality homes. In fact, Sterling Custom Homes has been helping buyers just like you to build luxury custom homes for more than 22 years; and Duke warns for homebuyers to carefully choose their builders.

“There’s a saying in my industry, ‘When the housing market is good, everyone with a cell phone and a pickup truck calls himself a builder’,” said Mr. McDowell. “It’s a sad reality and it waters down the quality and professionalism within the industry that we and other quality
home builders in Texas have worked so hard to achieve.”

Sterling Custom Homes has built its career and reputation on building the highest quality custom homes while developing streamlined systems that make the homebuilding experience enjoyable for everyone involved. You’ll see the Austin builder’s new home construction in several of the area’s premier custom home communities.

Whether you’re looking for a private gated or resort golf community or want the serenity of lakeside views, Sterling Custom Homes has you covered.

You can find Sterling’s new home creations at a bevy of communities including Lakeway, Village of the Hills, Rough Hollow, Caslano, Seven Oaks, Barton Creek, Mirador Drive, River Place, Spanish Oaks and The Reserve at Lake Travis.

For more information, visit the
Sterling Custom Homes website. And, make sure to choose your luxury home builder wisely.

Carefully Planned Austin Luxury Real Estate for a View

Austin luxury real estate

When we’re designing our
Austin luxury real estate, there are many things that we want: spacious floor plans, formal living and dining rooms, oversized family areas, large bedrooms and gourmet kitchens are just some of the features we may want included. But, how often do you think about positioning your home to best showcase that breathtaking view that made you fall in love with your lot? That’s where Sterling Custom Homes comes in. They use their more than 22 years of experience to help buyers carefully choose the layout of their homes to augment the natural beauty of the surrounding landscapes.

“At Sterling Custom Homes, we love to be involved with our clients from the very start,” said Duke McDowell, president of Sterling Custom Homes. “We understand the impact important design decisions have on our clients’ overall satisfaction with the finished product and work hard to guide buyers to the layout that best fits within their budgetary and aesthetic goals.”

So, how do they do it? First, Sterling Custom Homes takes several factors into consideration to maximize a particular view corridor including sun orientation, slab heights and even trees and access. Then, the Austin builder discusses these variables with its client to determine which views are most important to been seen in each room. The result is phenomenal with breathtaking views in the parts of the home that you’ll spend most of your time in.

As one of the leading
home builders in Texas, Sterling Custom Homes designs unique, cutting-edge floor plans in a variety of the Austin area’s premier custom home, private gated and resort golf communities.

For more information, visit the
Sterling Custom Homes website.