Downsizing without Sacrificing Quality is Essential to Active Adults

Posted: August, 25, 2014 | Categories: Communities | Homebuyer Stories

From the perspective of homeowners, Larry and Teresa Etherton We lived just 22 miles from Heron Pond in Kennesaw/West Cobb area in a 5,600 square foot, three level house. About two years ago our oldest daughter, who lives in Woodstock, talked to us about moving closer. We started looking around but everything was too far away. Then she told us about Windsong building on 92 at Heron Pond last year. I remember when she told us that there was a "50+ community" going in on 92... I heard "50+ community" and felt sad. I am NOT old and certainly NOT ready for a "retirement home!" But we really wanted to be closer to her and our two granddaughters - and low maintenance, single level living sounded really good. We also didn’t want to live in a typical neighborhood anymore — the lots and homes are bigger, the traffic is heavier and there is just more to maintain. We met Steve Romeyn initially, then Andrew the builder and then Kris at Bel-Aire. We were impressed with everyone; we also had a positive referral for Mark Carruth from our former builder, so we knew we were in good hands with Windsong. Our home was really customized and very elegant; we loved it! We wanted to downsize, but we were not willing to sacrifice quality and personal touches. The Windsong team was great, responsive and accommodating. We incorporated the courtyard patio into the main living area and that gave us enough space to keep a game room that fits our pool table perfectly. We still have enough room in our courtyard to have a nice outdoor living area and we’ll have a fire pit, pavers and a water feature complete in about a week. We love how open and livable the Carson is especially since we brought the house into the courtyard. We had to part with a lot of stuff when we went from 5,600 to 3,100 square feet, but it really felt good to let go of stuff we had been holding onto. My biggest concern was how to get our life into a smaller home, but it hasn’t been as awkward as I feared. We love this place and how spacious this plan is. Larry is a great cook and we enjoy entertaining. It’s easy with our beautiful kitchen across from the billiards room; the courtyard and dry bar are steps away and you can be in the kitchen and socialize with everyone in the main living area. From April to November we spend about two weeks a month in our RV resort in Virginia; we really like that you can comfortably lock up and leave here without worrying. We set the alarm and go — with yard maintenance taken care of and a no-maintenance courtyard, we are free to travel and have an adventure. Here, we are an hour closer to our Virginia place and three quarters of a mile from our daughter — so mission accomplished. Selecting Windsong was the right choice for us. Throughout the process of building this home, there will always be issues and imperfections — because humans build homes. The question is, Will the builder step up and address issues in a timely manner and complete the job? We have been impressed with everyone on the Windsong team and they have been great about addressing our concerns every step of the way. Emma our English Lab is also really happy with this home and we are excited to see how this community is coming together. We finally live Where Life’s A Breeze!

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