Orchard Flower: Luxury Dreams Custom Made for the New Empty Nester By Grenadier Homes

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Empty nesters today have a far, far different housing story than their parents’ tale. Right-sizing options are all over the map: get a smaller home, get a bigger home, sell the family homestead, keep your city place as efficient as possible. Empty nesters are building a huge custom home next door to me. And I recently heard of a couple who built a 10,000-square-foot retirement home at age 90, with only one bedroom, in Idaho as a retirement villa. When they were building, they had one request of their builder: just finish it before we die.

In fact, many empty nesters build vacation homes to become full-time homes after retirement. No matter what they want, empty nesters will find a host of right-sizing perfection in Flower Mound’s new Orchard Flower neighborhood, a gated community built for the active adult 55-plus lifestyle with snazzy style but comfort as an inherent design.

Grenadier Homes, the folks who are sprucing up Midway Hollow and other Dallas communities with their innovative one-story floor plans and easy living/universal designs, will premiere two luxury patio home models in the Orchard Flower community this week, Thursday, May 19, from 4pm until 7pm, at 1955 Virburnum Drive, Flower Mound, TX (75028).

1951 Virburnum model home

Grenadier Homes - Orchard Flower model home - dining room

Hosting the event will be Grenadier Homes founders Anthony Natale and John Egnatis, Grenadier Homes new homes sales counselor Scarlett Murray and Maxine Smith, vice president of design, plus Grenadier Homes talented Design Team. Refreshments, surprises and more will be part of the afternoon’s activities. The event is open to the public by sending an RSVP to events@GrenadierHomes.com or by calling 469-250-6436.

If you have not experienced a Grenadier Homes property, this is a major chance to be blown away by what this company offers in terms of forward thinking design and tremendous value. The company has 98 custom-built patio homes planned priced from the low $400,000’s at Orchard Flower, with each luxury patio homes a relaxing retreat, both inside and out. The architectural designs at Orchard Flower include both French Country and Texas Hill Country external features and landscaping.

With twenty-one different designs and multiple elevation options per plan, the mostly one-story floor plans range in size from 2,160 square feet to 3,398 square feet and will include 3-4 bedrooms, 2-3 baths, flex space and two car garages.

Grenadier Homes’ dedication to Universal Lifestyle Design includes wider doorways, spacious hallways and easily accessible bathrooms and showers to insure that comfort is an inherent design in this adult community.

“Every one of our luxury patio homes at Orchard Flower are thoughtfully designed and built with Grenadier Homes’ unique features and high-end amenities, architecturally significant elevations, enhanced landscape and fencing, and most importantly more square footage on the first level where you spend most of your time,” said Anthony Natale, president, Grenadier Homes.

Grenadier Homes - Orchard Flower model home - master bedroom

Grenadier Homes make so much sense, you won’t believe the vast amount of common sense that is a guiding principle of each home.

“It’s no surprise that people, no matter what stage of life they’re enjoying, will discover how a Grenadier home is really a perfectly sized custom home at a value price. It’s the start of a new life to truly enjoy the things that matter most,” said John Egnatis, CEO, Grenadier Homes.  “We’ve done all the thinking and planning for every resident at Orchard Flower.  In many cases, just by “Lifesizing” and eliminating rooms you never use, many buyers will find that our new efficient homes which are HOA managed allows them to save in the range of $2,500 to $3,500 per month as opposed to their larger older home. This effectively pays for the new home in 15 years or pays the interest. We’re providing them with extra time and money to reach into their bucket list and enjoy the things that matter most.”

A true lock-and-leave, Grenadier Homes Smart Design keeps Orchard Flower residents’ lifestyle in mind.  Each patio home includes an inviting front porch and private covered patios, community gathering courtyards and an amenities center with many social options, allowing for neighborly get-togethers.

With a homeowner’s association responsible for yard work, residents can enjoy more time visiting with neighbors in this tight-knit community, take advantage of the walking trails and resort style pool, or play with their grandchildren at nearby Heritage Park.

Every street is named after a beautiful Texas flower, adding to the beauty of the landscaped patio homes.  Orchard Flower is conveniently located northwest of Old Orchard and Flower Mound Road (FM 3040), and is just minutes from DFW Airport, Lake Grapevine, Lake Lewisville, Cowboys Golf Club, Bridlewood Golf Club, I-35E, Hwy 121 and many shopping, dining and entertainment options.

Grenadier Homes - Orchard Flower model home - office

Energy efficiency should be a critical focus of today’s savvy new home builder; it certainly is at Grenadier.  With Grenadier Homes’ Green Initiative, all homes at Orchard Flower are Energy Star qualified and Green Built Texas, receiving independent, third-party certification by Tex-Energy Solutions for energy savings, water conservation, healthier air and environmental sustainability.

The award-winning Grenadier Homes Design Team, headed by Maxine Smith, assists homebuyers with personalizing the details of each home via the company’s comprehensive 1-2-3 process, providing the best home finishes for each buyer’s budget.

  1. Simplicity — At each community, including Orchard Flower, Grenadier provides a detailed list of the standard features, offers clearly marked floor plans indicating standard or luxury upgrades, and a clear, concise upgrade luxury feature list allowing easy cost comparisons for the homebuyer.
  2. Quick pricing – For each standard plan, the Grenadier team of purchasing estimators, designers and architects are continually pre-pricing the vast library of luxury features and can quote these prices during a homebuyer’s appointment.
  3. Design Studio with organized display – A new 10,000 square foot Design Studio in Coppell, TX, displays all Grenadier Homes’ standard and luxury features, including the three largest cost items in the finish budget: floors, cabinets and countertops.

And then the Concierge: at Grenadier, the Homeowner Experience Concierge is an integral part of the home building experience for each home buyer.  After a contract is finalized and the buyer receives their timeline, detailed next steps are also provided by Grenadier. The Grenadier Concierge is a detailed-oriented customer experience coordinator, like the concierge in a five-star hotel. He is responsible for making sure all home buyers’ needs are met, realtor’s calls are returned, the mortgage company calls are answered.  This individual will also be appointed to the HOA board as Grenadier’s representative during the build out of the community.

Grenadier Homes continues to be recognized throughout the industry as an innovator in service and design. Orchard Flower’s luxury patio homes are certain to impress potential homebuyers and continue to grow Grenadier Home’s reputation as a leader in custom homebuilding throughout North Texas.

For detailed information on Orchard Flower by Grenadier Homes, please visit Grenadier Homes website.

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Candy Evans

Candy Evans is one of the nation’s leading real estate reporters, bloggers and consultants. She reports on Dallas real estate for WFAA-TV’s Daybreak with Ron Corning, and is frequently called as a real estate expert by other Dallas media. She is also a real-estate editor for CultureMap Dallas, Modern Luxury Dallas, the Katy Trail Weekly and the White Rock Weekly. She even has her own web-based Real Estate show called, The Party Line. Candy has written for AOL Real Estate, and is a guest blogger for Joel Kotkin’s The New Geography, Inman Real Estate News plus a host of national sites. Candy was a longtime contributing editor to Dallas’ D Magazine and sister pubs, and in 2007 founded the wildly successful Dallas real estate blog, DallasDirt. That’s where she broke the news on where former president George W. Bush bought his Dallas home in 2008. She is the founder and publisher of an exciting platform of Dallas-based real estate sites including SecondShelters.com, devoted to the vacation home market, and her signature CandysDirt.com, everything you need to know about real estate in North Texas. And yes, we are still psyched about the GOLD! In 2013, CandysDirt.com was named Best Blog by the venerable National Association of Real Estate Editors, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious journalism associations, and the only association for journalists covering real estate, home and urban design. We snatched silver in 2015, and who knows what 2016 brings...

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