May 7th, 2019

Lennar Homes launches new phase at Durham Farms in Hendersonville

Original article by Bill Lewis for The Tennessean >

Many couples and families probably have just two cars, but several new home designs being offered in Hendersonville’s Durham Farms neighborhood have three-car garages perfect for anyone who needs extra space.

A boat would fit nicely. After all, Old Hickory Lake is just moments away.

Other new designs in Durham Farms have two-car garages. They are all being introduced by Lennar Homes, a national builder active in the neighborhood.

The company is launching a new phase of construction in Durham Farms, located on Drakes Creek Road. Ten houses have been completed and are available for purchase. Prices of the new series of homes range from the high-$300,000s to $459,990.

Living space ranges from 2,308 to 3,081 square feet. The homes have three to five bedrooms and up to three and a half baths.

“I meet a lot of folks who think a brand-new home is outside their budget, but once we sit down to help them compare apples to apples, they see that a new Lennar home is a fantastic option,” said Kate McClarnon, new home sales consultant for Lennar.

Some of them are relieved to be moving from an older home.

Lennar’s Cumberland homes in Durham Farms has a floor plan with the kitchen open to the great room. (Photo: Courtesy of Lennar Homes)

Homes designed for modern living

When complete, Durham Farms will have more than 1,000 homes on 472 acres. Home styles in the community include single-family houses by Celebration Homes, Crescent Homes, Lennar Homes, Drees Homes and David Weekley Homes. Goodall Homes builds townhomes and Weekley offers villas.

Lennar’s customers can see three fully decorated model homes and choose from 12 different floor plans, said Christina James, the company’s director of sales.

The homes are designed for the way families are living today, with open floor plans for entertaining or family togetherness. They are on lots either 50 feet or 60 feet wide.

“I love our Percy plan, one of our model homes, because it’s perfect for entertaining large groups of people. So many cabinets and a gigantic island,” said McClarnon.

Farmhouse the hub of the community

Home in the new phase of construction are close to The Farmhouse, the community’s amenity center and gathering space.

“These lucky residents will have adjacent access to the large resort-style swimming pool, state-of-the-art fitness center, Wi-Fi café, grand lawn, children’s play area and so much more,” said Suzanne Maddalon, vice president of marketing for Freehold Communities, the neighborhood’s developer.

The Farmhouse is at the center of the neighborhood so residents can get there with a short walk or bike ride, said Lacey Edwards, community manager.

“The Farmhouse really draws residents out of their homes and allows them to connect with their neighbors over a cup of coffee, side-by-side at a fitness class or just hanging out at the pool,” she said.

The Farmhouse more recently added a new feature — a community library that operates on what Lacey called a “take a book, leave a book” basis.

The Farmhouse offers space for fun activities, some of them serious.

“Hendersonville doesn’t have a lot of meeting spaces and The Farmhouse allows us to reserve the conference room for our STEM group. It gives us the opportunity to come together more frequently and learn in a small group setting,” said Rachel Taylor, a Durham Farms resident.

“We… moved here from San Francisco, where I didn’t know any of my neighbors. I know every neighbor on my street now, she said.

“Durham Farms originally appealed to my family because of the emphasis on community,” said Taylor. “I wanted my son to grow up in a friendly environment where he felt he was a part of the community.”

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