We have been drooling over the Lawn at Glen Abbey now for about a year, long enough for the good folks at Hawkins-Welwood to finish up another astonishingly gorgeous home for us to consider as the perfect “downsizer” specimen. Bonus brownie points: it’s 4099 square feet of luxury living. The master and study are on the first floor, giving you a second bedroom option, with two bedrooms and a game room up. 

This home is located towards the rear of the leafy community, and backs up to a large green-way. That’s right, you will have the perception of a golf-course-size lawn without one bit of the upkeep.  (The actual lot for this home is 45 by 127.)

What do most downsizing baby Boomers want in a home? John Hawkins would know: a focus on first floor living and all the amenities they are used to in the larger estates they are shedding. Just not the yard, exterior maintenance, and please, not too much house.