Homes: Hendersonville neighborhood mixes function with fun

September 8th, 2022

Original article by Bill Lewis for The Tennessean

Home is where we relax, but there are still checkbooks to balance, bills to pay and homework to be done. New homes in Hendersonville’s Durham Farms neighborhood are designed to help busy families stay organized while they tackle those tasks.

Pulte Homes has launched sales of new homes that include its Pulte Planning Center, a multi-functional space off the kitchen that works as a family office or other uses. Kids doing homework can ask for help with a problem while mom and dad prepare dinner. Craft projects won’t clutter the living area.

“We are thrilled to bring our highly anticipated homes at Durham Farms to market. This is a community that continues to draw homebuyers looking for quality living options and recreational amenities,” said Melanie Hemingway, vice president of sales for Pulte Homes in Nashville.

Interior spaces are changing to keep up with the way families live today. So are outdoor spaces, a trend that took off as families began spending more time at home over the past couple of years. Grandview Custom Homes is offering homes with 70-foot-wide yards in Durham Farms. Several other builders— Lennar Homes, David Weekley Homes and Drees Homes — have also offered lots of that size.

Lennar recently released a series of homes in Durham Farms with 60-foot-wide yards. The homes have four bedrooms, which is something many families are looking for. Pulte’s new collection offers three to five bedrooms. Grandview’s homes have four to five bedrooms.

Pulte has four floorplans ranging from about 2,600 square feet to more than 3,300 square feet and up to three and one-half baths. They feature flex rooms, lofts and two-car garages. The three larger floorplans include a first-floor owner’s suite or a first-floor bedroom suite.

Pulte’s prices start in the low $600,000s. The company’s new model home is at 546 Snap Dragon Lane in Hendersonville and is open by appointment.

Lennar’s new homes in Durham Farms range from 2,508 to 2,972 square feet with three and one-half baths. Prices start in the mid $600,000s.

The latest Lennar collection features floorplans with a gourmet kitchen and fireplaces. Homes come with upgrades such as quartz countertops and Frigidaire appliances at no extra cost.
Grandview’s homes, located across from a pocket park, are priced in the low $900,000. They range from 3,300 to 4,000 square feet with three and one-half to four bathrooms.

Durham Farms is a master-planned neighborhood where residents can enjoy a community clubhouse known as The Farmhouse, which features a state-of-the-art fitness facility, a swimming pool with a splash pad, an outdoor deck and lounge area, free Wi-Fi work café, a conference room and a game and activities area.

The community’s Veterans Walk park honors the service and sacrifice of military veterans. Visitors walk down a path displaying bricks engraved with the names of those who served in the armed forces. A flagpole and a memorial plaque are at the end of the walk, where two park benches provide a place for reflection.

When finished, Durham Farms will have 1,200 homes on 472 acres.

“The ongoing success of Durham Farms has rested upon its extensive indoor and outdoor amenities, robust calendar of events, and spacious homes,” said Lacey Edwards, senior marketing manager for developer Freehold Communities.

“And this is also why it continues to attract quality homebuilders such as Pulte, Lennar, and Grandview Custom Homes. They are offering today’s buyer home designs that meet a wide variety of lifestyle needs, including designated home offices, play lofts for the kids or designated suites for in-laws,” she said.

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