Doreen drove by Heron Pond when it was just a pile of dirt and was instantly intrigued with the “Active Adult" community going in at a perfect location for us. We have some friends that live in those larger, socially structured communities, but that didn’t feel like us. We enjoy exploring what God has created and getting out into nature. Heron Pond felt different because it seemed to truly be for “active€? adults. We enjoy that we can lock up and leave for an adventure at the drop of a hat; that is a big priority for us. Having the lawn maintenance taken care of is a huge piece of this freedom. We wanted to be in this area as Doreen’s granddaughters attend Kennesaw State University and we love heading north to go hiking. We routinely go on hiking adventures and have walked all over Georgia. Recently we did a 4-day/60-mile hiking and camping adventure in the Grand Canyon. Doreen still reminisces of a 65 mile “Walking History" vacation with her brother in England, where she is from. And I’m headed to Park City, Utah in a couple weeks for my family’s annual reunion ski trip. This home and community really supports our active lifestyle well. I initially liked the Buckley plan, but needed more private space for my office — upstairs preferably. I run an investment management company and need to be able to close out the world, focus and even work at 3 AM when the European market opens. There wasn’t a plan at Heron Pond that fit our needs exactly but we really wanted to be here. We ran into Steve Romeyn at a local restaurant and I told him of my dilemma. After a personal discussion, he told me about a plan that wasn’t fully developed but in the works that might be more of what I was looking for. I was impressed that Steve would choose to finalize this plan and even bring me into this project in order to refine the design based on our input and how we planned to live in the house. I have built 6 homes previously and while I am not an expert, I had some experience with this sort of project. Since we were the first to build this new plan, we ran into little things here and there that needed all of us to collaborate. I really enjoyed how responsive and proactive the Windsong team was and we worked together to craft a home that really suits our needs. On several occasions, I would ask the build team for their input: What would you do if it were your home? They always offered thoughtful suggestions that we immediately adopted. I really appreciated that they were attentive during the build and would see something questionable and pull me in to discuss — then it could be modified before it became too difficult or costly to change. The whole build team was just a delight — collaborative and so easy to work with. Even though Windsong is not a custom builder, this experience has given us a home that suits our lifestyle perfectly — and has created a new plan that others can enjoy. With the homesite we chose, there was enough room in the courtyard to enclose part of that into a sunroom and still have a nice relaxing outdoor area we look forward to enjoying when it warms up. This lot also afforded more length to the plan and we took advantage of an additional four and a half feet that really makes the owner’s suite feel huge. We are delighted to be settling into our new Windsong home and have already made many wonderful new friends. So many neighbors are like us and travel a lot and we have many adventures to discuss when we regroup. I look forward to many more with Doreen, especially now with this easier lifestyle. At Heron Pond, we really live Where Life’s A Breeze!