As more and more Baby Boomers are struggling to downsize from larger, family-oriented properties, the appeal of “aging in place” has grown. In AARP’s “Survey of Home and Community Preferences,” 76 percent of Americans aged 50 and older said that they wanted to remain in their current home as long as possible. So, if you’re already planning to make a move, choosing a home that will work into your retirement is key.
A home that works well for Baby Boomers looking to “age in place” will have plenty of security, a first-floor master suite, an elevator to access the upper floors, a low-maintenance landscape, and plenty of room for visiting family and friends. Of course, many Baby Boomers don’t want to waste precious time redecorating or remodeling, so finding a home that is move-in ready is absolutely key.
Today’s High Caliber Home of the Week presented by Lisa Peters of Caliber Home Loans is all of those things and stylish, to boot! It’s a gorgeous brick traditional listed by Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate’s Stewart Lee and it’s perfect for all of those beautiful Easter brunches with your loved ones! We’re also in love with the neighborhood — Glen Lakes.
“Glen Lakes is a fantastic gated community conveniently located and close to major shopping,” Lee said. “It has friendly neighbors and wonderful recreational facilities including a spectacular 2.5-mile trail for walking in a park setting with private lakes and fountains. It also includes a pool, heated spa, and two tennis courts.”
“This home has all of the features that today’s buyers are looking for,” Lee says of his Glen Lakes listing. “It’s completely remodeled with plenty of room and great flow for entertaining.”
We love the neutral palette and natural light streaming in through the windows of the double-height formal living area, which has one of the two fireplaces in this grand home. There’s a formal dining room as well as a family room on the first floor, too, complete with a wet bar for your casual parties.
“The Viking kitchen has beautiful quartzite counters with a fireplace in the breakfast room,” Lee added. It’s also a great spot to spend time with grandkids when the parents need some time during the summer to themselves.
Like we mentioned above, a home that is great for aging in place has a first-floor master, and this one is a knockout. Complete with tons of windows, the same rich hardwood floors that span the first floor of the home, cool neutral paint, and tons of light from the windows make it a bright and airy respite. The master bath is a looker, too!
“The fabulous master bath has Carrera marble and Walker Zanger tiles,” Lee told me. I love the vessel tub, and the low-barrier oversized shower is perfect for minimizing falls — another great aging-in-place design feature.
On the second story, you’ll find a large open living area with its own wet bar as well as three additional bedrooms an office. There’s additional storage upstairs with a second washer and dryer.
“The upstairs is perfect for visiting kids and grandkids,” Lee added, “and Glen Lakes is gated and guarded, so it’s perfect for a lock-and-leave lifestyle.”
In all, the home has four bedrooms, three full and one-half baths, two stories, two wet bars, an elevator, and 5,055 square feet of impeccably remodeled interiors. The courtyard is super low maintenance — another bonus! Glen Lakes also has a long list of five-star amenities, which is great for those who want to make the most of their time at home.
Stewart Lee with Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate has listed 4 Glenshire Court inside Glen Lakes for $1.449 million