Wynnbrooke which began a couple years back as a KB home now includes MI Homes. Both KB and MI are building ENERGY STAR homes in ranch and story story plans. Wynbrooke was featured as the second Martha Stewart development following Twin Lakes in Morrisville.
MI homes purchased lots from the developer and hosted its grand opening in May 2009. The MI homes blend well with the existing KB homes keeping a cohesive look in the 150 homes home neighborhood. MI has a killer $15,000 toward options plus $2,000 in closing costs until the end of July.
KB is about finished with 3 spec homes to build yet having built most of the homes in the upper portion near Strickland. The development near I-540 is ideally located for RTP commuting and easy access to Raleigh amenities. Many homes back up to easements providing privacy and greenery. The homes on Edsel drive in the lower section back up to a stream providing a magnificent backyard view. However I-540 runs parallel to Edsel drive. The noise barrier plus the berm and trees do reduce the sound to a dull noise in the background. Inside the home the road noise if virtually unnoticeable. Outside it could be a negative for some.
Plans range from 2500-3800 sf and mid $300 to mid $400 in price.
Here’s a link to the original story about Martha’s association with KB Homes, USA Today: Martha Stewart to design houses with KB Home.
News flash the Martha Stewart ranch model will be for sale mid to late July priced in the high $300s. The plan named Kathonah for one of the towns in which Martha has lived is very reminiscent of a beach home with tile floors and bead board with a wide entry hall.
The builder will be restoring the home to the floor plan with an ample 2 car garage, den, 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, master suite, living and dining rooms with a very Martha kitchen.
The open floor plan links the family room and adjoining dining room. The formal dining room with columns is one of the largest I’ve seen in a home under 3,000 sf in a long time. It holds a table seating10 plus a sideboard and room to move around freely.
The kitchen is pure Martha reminiscent of a set from her cooking shows featuring an island with sink, expansive counters with plenty of cupboards, subway tile backs plash, upgraded appliances and a large eating area which leads to the deck.
The master suite is located off the living room with a discrete double door entry retaining privacy. The plan also features a deck accessed both via the master and the living area. Since this is a model there’s a gorgeous patio with stainless grill.
Click here for more photos of the model, a featured master down MI plan and the rest neighborhood photos.
ENERGY STAR homes are 15% more efficient than standard construction homes. In addition to increased comfort through additional insulation the homes cost less to operate on a monthly basis plus qualify for a 5% discount from Progress Energy for the life of the home. Now that’s real money over time!
Learn more about ENERGY STAR homes and what’s behind the walls to make them more energy efficient.