No matter how perfect your city home is, there’s one asset it will never have: a night sky jammed with sparkling stars. That’s just one good reason for moving out to the country. Here are a few more.
Tucked away in rural Russell County, Alabama, is a cozy subdivision of brand new, top quality homes built by local builders. The homes in Drake’s Creek are the perfect mix for people who want all the modern amenities of a new home without all the noise and traffic of city suburbs. The lots out here are bigger than what you typically find in the city, too. And with a location about halfway between Fort Mitchell and Seale, it’s easy to get where you need or want to go — you’re about 10 miles from Fort Benning’s back gate, about 15 miles from Columbus and Phenix City, and 30 miles from Eufaula.
There are only 40 lots in Drake’s Creek, and only one road leading into the subdivision, which means the only traffic you’ll see will be your neighbors. Soon to be built are a community swimming pool and playground, a great place to get to know those neighbors.
Several floor plans and lot sizes ranging from one-third to one-and-a-half acres give you plenty to choose from. The houses feature low-maintenance HardiePlank siding and stone accents on the outside, and high-end architectural details on the inside. Coffered ceilings, chair railings, and rich hardwood floors bring elegance to formal living and dining rooms. Cozy, wood-burning fireplaces warm up the spacious family rooms, and the wall above the fireplace has already been wired for your big screen TV. Kitchens are filled with custom cabinets, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and pantries that can hold a year’s worth of provisions.
The master suites in these houses are especially scrumptious. Many have sitting areas and a second fireplace — this one electric so it’s easy to flip on when you want to read for just a few minutes before bedtime. The sitting area is subtly separated from the bedroom by columns, arched entries and built-in display shelves. Tall tray ceilings are lined with crown molding and have been painted to accentuate the architectural detail. The master baths feature extra-large 6-foot tubs and separate, tiled showers.
An open loft at the top of the stairs can be used as a playroom, and office, or maybe a second TV room for kids who’d rather play video games than watch a movie.
Keep your eye open for fun surprises, like the so-called Harley garage in some models. It has its own roll-up door, like the garage door but smaller. It opens into a bonus space that’s the perfect size for your motorcycle, ATV, riding mower, tools or toys. No outbuildings needed at this address! Another nice touch can be found in laundry rooms, where the builder has installed not only cabinets for storage, but a bar for hanging shirts straight from the dryer.
The houses in Drake’s Creek are spacious, ranging from about 2,000 square feet up to about 3,800 square feet. With that much room you’ll get four or five guest bedrooms and each will feel as large as a master. You’ll also get a lot of value when you buy in Drake’s Creek. Prices range from $175,000 to about $238,000.
Finishing touches are all that remain on several houses in Drake’s Creek. If you’re ready to buy, you can probably choose your own flooring, fixtures and other finishes. And if you act now, you’ll find up to $8,500 in builder’s incentives on select models to use on closing costs or upgrades.
Call Keith Bennett for the details… 706-984-1168
Or at his Remax office…706-507-1899