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Comfy, Cozy, And Affordable: A Wingate Meadows Villa

  • Wingate-Meadows-Snack-Bar

    A long snack bar offers additional counter space.

  • Wingate-Meadows-Great-Room

    The sunny great room is highlighted by a cozy fireplace, which lights at the flick of a switch.

Eagle Creek Builders know their business, and the home-building industry has responded, awarding the company “Best Villa Home under $300,000” four years in a row.

The home at 716 Meadowchase Lane proves the point. This week’s featured home, it is comfortable and energy efficient, with a nice price for such a lovely new home.

The exterior is a tan vinyl with a whitewashed brick skirting. Carriage-style lights illuminate the poured concrete walkway and drive. A covered front shelters visitors from inclement weather.

The front door is a delightful chocolate brown with a half-round window. A sidelight lets natural light into the foyer.

Inside, the foyer is wide, with a tile floor and a pewter chandelier. High ceilings add to the feeling of spaciousness here.

To the left is a bedroom with a vaulted ceiling. A palladian window emphasizes the height of this room. A double closet offers lots of storage space.

Adjacent to the bedroom is a full bath. The raised vanity is topped with cultured marble, and the floor is the same easy-to-clean tile as the foyer. A second bedroom, also with a double closet, is likewise off the foyer.

Across from this bedroom is the staircase to the basement. A decorative wood handrail and wrought iron spindles add a measure of elegance to the space.


The sunny great room is highlighted by a cozy fireplace, which lights at the flick of a switch.


The foyer leads to the great room. A gas fireplace is the focus of this room. The fireplace has a dark tile surround, highlighted by a white wood mantle. The gas ignites at the flip of a switch, and the area above the mantle is wired for a flat screen television.

About that wiring: the home is wired for whole-house sound. A state of the art security system monitors activity in the home, and if there is no movement at certain selected hours, it alerts a central station. The system includes a wearable emergency button and a talk-back feature moni-tored by a 24-hour emergency center – a wonderful feature for elderly or handicapped people who wish to remain independent.

The gourmet kitchen is open to the great room. A long peninsula snack bar has two levels; both are covered in beautiful, gray-black granite. The kitchen cabinets are plentiful, and wear a dark glaze. A stainless built-in microwave, range and dishwasher by GE complete the look.


A long snack bar offers additional counter space.


The dining area is marked by a brushed nickel chandelier. This generous space will easily accommodate your dining furniture. Beyond it is the sunroom.

Sure to become one of your favorite places in the home, the sunroom has a wall of windows looking out over the backyard. Sliding doors lead to a sizable covered porch.

Nearby, the master bedroom has an octagonal tray ceiling with fan. The master bathroom is nice and bright, thanks to a large glass block window over the garden tub. A raised double vanity is topped with cultured marble. Opposite it is a step-in shower, and at the end of the room is a large walk-in closet.

Off the kitchen, a back hall leads to a laundry room with hookups for your washer and dryer and cabinets for all your laundry supplies. Closets for cleaning supplies and coats complete the space, and a door leads to the two-car garage.

One of the most important features of the home is one you won’t see – its energy efficiency. Each of Eagle Creek’s homes is built to Five Star Energy standards. This one features a high-efficiency furnace and air conditioner, double-hung windows with low-E glass and argon gas, and a house wrap to prevent air infiltration. Heating and cooling costs are estimated to be $1,353 annually.

A low monthly maintenance fee covers all lawn care and snow removal, as well as maintenance of common areas.

This award-winning home is sure to win your heart.


3 Bedrooms

2 Baths


Gourmet Kitchen


5-Star Energy Star Rated

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