Monday, October 29th – Charlottesville Business Journal
by Jim Brewer
Stunning homes, terrific locations and outstanding customer service. This has been the recipe for success for the award-winning Southern Development, Charlottesville’s Favorite Builder in both the Daily Progress Readers Choice and Albemarle Family surveys for 2010 and 2011.
Next on the docket of great Southern Development communities is Hyland Ridge, located less than two miles from Downtown Charlottesville, the Martha Jefferson Hospital and Interstate 64. Nestled between Fontana and Ashcroft in Albemarle County, Hyland Ridge will offer classic single family homes on 1/2 acre home sites, featuring stunning downtown Charlottesville and mountain views.
The 97 half-acre home sites have been designed to offer spacious rear yards, many backing to wooded preservation areas, streams or walking trails. There are seven preservation parcels ranging from 3 to 21 acres at the neighborhood summit, offering private panoramic mountain views. With the close proximity to so much that Charlottesville has to offer, residents of Hyland Ridge will enjoy shorter commute times and more family fun time. “Where else can you get a beautiful new single family home on a half-acre lot less than 2 miles to the Downtown Mall?” said Frank Ballif of Southern Development.
New home buyers will have four great models to choose from: The Hamilton, The Waverly, The Sutherland and the Monroe. All Southern Development homes in Hyland Ridge will be EarthCraft certified, offering lower utility costs, increased comfort, improved indoor air quality, a plus for resale value. EarthCraft, a proven green building program, will perform multiple inspections and offer certification of your home’s energy efficiency.
The Hamilton will offer 3 to 5 bedrooms and 2 to 4 bathrooms, plus a two-car garage. The popular model features a welcoming front porch, a large open kitchen with breakfast bar flowing to a family friendly great room, a first floor mudroom and study. A generous master suite is upstairs with his/hers closets, a soaking tub and separate shower. Finishing the optional bonus room and bath area will add a fourth upstairs bedroom and a third full bath. Ranging from 2274 to 4126 finished square feet the Hamilton model begins at $479,900.
The Waverly features a first floor master suite, kitchen/breakfast area, great room, dining room, study and laundry all on the main level with three bedrooms above. Buyers can enclose the two-story great room for an optional Dual Master/5th bedroom. The model presents 2,894 finished square feet and 1,880 in unfinished space, or a maximum of 5,005 finished square feet. Waverly pricing begins at $509,900.
The Sutherland offers a unique family floor plan, featuring a 1st floor guest bedroom/full bath, a large mudroom, an open kitchen/great room, and a loft/reading corner at the 2nd floor landing. A 2-story great room is optional as a 5th bedroom with a Jack ‘n Jill bath.
Ranging from 2,944 to 4,802 finished square feet; The Sutherland model also starts at $509,900.
The Monroe model presents true one- level living with 3 bedrooms and 2,411 square feet on the main level. The unique plan features a luxury master suite, gourmet kitchen/breakfast area, oversized mudroom/laundry with walk-in pantry, and two covered porches. Optional is a bonus room plus a full bath on the second floor, providing a private guest suite. The Monroe model is priced from $529,900.
“We are excited about Hyland Ridge,” said Ballif. “The community is in a great location with beautiful views and large home sites.”
To find out more about Hyland Ridge, contact Southern Development Sales Representatives – Rebecca White (434-531-5097) or Lora Anderson (434-202-0422).
More information on Southern Development is available on line at http://www.southern-development.com.