A raised peninsula snack bar lets the cook converse with guests while preparing meals.
While gas and food prices are going up and up, there is one bright spot on the horizon: home prices are dropping. Case in point: the homes in Wingate Meadows, which have a huge price reduction now through June. For just $129,000, including lot, you can own an incredible home.
This week’s featured home, 713 Meadowchase Lane, won the 2010 Villa of the Year Award from the Home Builders Association. It’s easy to see why: it combines an open floor plan with accessibility features for older homeowners who wish to age in place.
Best of all, it is Five Star Energy Star rated, meaning that the home has been built with energy-saving features throughout, including a high-efficiency furnace and air conditioner, NuWool WALLSEAL insulation, triple seal casement windows with low-E glass and argon gas, and a house wrap to prevent air infiltration. It is estimated that heating and cooling will cost approximately $1,353 annually.
This stylish home will appeal to any age.
The exterior is linen vinyl with a light brick skirting. The poured concrete walkway slopes gently to the covered front door – there are no stairs! The wide doorway could easily accommodate a wheelchair.
The tile floor in the foyer looks warm and welcoming, and separates it from the rest of the home. To the left is a closet for guests’ coats. To the right is a lovely bedroom, shown as an office. The vaulted ceiling here is quite fashionable, and a ceiling fan helps keep the room comfortable. The large mullioned window overlooking the front is topped by a half-round transom. This bedroom and another each have generous double closets.
They share a full bath. The maple vanity here sports an attractive rouge stain, and is topped by cultured marble.
This charming sunroom is the perfect spot to relax with a cup of coffee in the morning.
Straight ahead is the great room. Tall ceilings create a feeling of expanded space, and again, a ceiling fan helps to create a nice breeze. A large casement window is topped by a tall transom, infusing the room with light.
The focal point of the room, however, is the gas fireplace. A ceramic tile surround and hearth in a light tan add subtle color to the space. A white wood mantel hangs above, and over that is prewired space for your flat screen TV, with surround sound in the great room and a whole house speaker system.
Off the great room is the kitchen with a raised peninsula snack bar. A vinyl tile floor here looks just like ceramic. Maple cabinets, with that distinctive rouge stain, offer lots of storage space, including a lazy Susan. Wilsonart high-definition laminate countertops offer the look of stone, and a glass top stove, a microwave with outside ventilation, and a dishwasher, all by GE in stylish stainless steel, are included. A back hall leads to the pantry, laundry room with a sink and cabinets, closet, and the two car garage. Pull down stairs here lead to a full floored garage attic.
Adjacent to the kitchen is the dining area and a beautiful sunroom. The vaulted ceiling here provides a quaint cottage effect. Sliding doors lead to a poured concrete patio – a convenient place for your gas grill.
The master suite tucked back off the great room, is an ideal owner’s retreat. A deep tray ceiling adds impact to the room, and a double casement window provides a view to the outdoors. A pocket door hides the master bath, but once you’re inside – wow! A linen closet, double raised vanity and the commode are to the right. To the left, under a glass block window, is a luxurious garden tub. The window lets in natural light while providing complete privacy. Just beyond the tub is the step-in shower. At the end of the room, behind another pocket door, is the spacious walk-in closet.
This stunning room may be used as an office or a bedroom. Its tall ceiling, palladian window and ceiling fan have a classic appeal.
Eagle Creek Builders, developers of Wingate Meadows, offer a variety of options within each home. A new feature is a state-of-the-art security system that monitors movement in the home, includes a wearable emergency button and a talk-back feature monitored by a 24 hour emergency center. A low maintenance fee covers lawn care, snow removal, and maintenance of common areas.
The villa homes in Wingate Meadows, in Springfield Township off Nebraska Avenue just west of McCord Road, start at just $129,000 though June 30 only. The home at 713 Meadowchase Lane, loaded with options, is offered at $199,900 by Eagle Creek Builders. A special open house will be held today and tomorrow from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. as well as our regular hours on Sunday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., or by appointment by calling 419-262-0065, or the Eagle Creek office at 419-724-3688.
5 Star Energy Star Rated