The Manors at Walden Clearing is Sublime Homes’ newest community and with that comes three new floorplans - the Magnolia, the Lilly, and the Daisy. During the planning process for Manors at Walden Clearing, the Sublime Homes team wanted to take a fresh approach with this community.
“We wanted to bring something different to this community—something that you aren’t going to see next door,” said Amy Alexander, sales and marketing director for Sublime Homes. “We have a very grand vision for the houses in this community. Many of the houses are going to have a very distinct architectural look. The theme of Manors at Walden Clearing is modern farmhouse, which is very popular right now.”
The Manors at Walden Clearing is located on the south side of 93rd Ave., just before Cline Ave. in St. John. The Magnolia is the first to be built in the subdivision with a completion date of early Spring 2020. The home will offer four bedrooms, two-and-a-half bathrooms, an open concept main floor living area, and a study or office space that could easily be converted to a fifth bedroom.
Keeping within the farmhouse theme, design director Jackie Graniczny wanted to bring something fun and exciting to the typical farmhouse. Graniczny likes to incorporate a little “funk” into every house she designs, to separate her designs from the competition.
“This house is going to be very modern,” Graniczny said. “Hopefully, the market’s ready for it. I’m going full concept, ‘less is more.’ I’m going to play on natural tones. I wanted it to be a nice white pallet with tones of metals and natural woods.”
Graniczny designed the entry to be warm and inviting, including the addition of an exposed wood beam at the heart of the home.
“When you think of a farmhouse, it has this charming front porch. When you walk in, you don’t have this huge oversized entry. We made the entry to be a little more personal and more family-friendly,” Graniczny said. “Typically when you walk into a home, you’re greeted by stairs. We flipped it around and kept it true to an old farmhouse where the staircase goes into the heart of the house.”
“Our buyers are giving us feedback that they don’t want to walk into the house and see—boom!—stairs right there,” Alexander said. “The Magnolia is really built around the family. There will also be one big great room—complete with a fireplace and huge, open windows—that flows effortlessly into the family room, dining space and kitchen.”
With the new community, the Sublime Homes team wanted to bring the absolute best value to its customers, even if it meant changing up the floor plan during construction.
“This house will be true to our standards,” Graniczny said. “We’re building all the houses in the community with no unnecessary space. With the design of the Magnolia, we’re wanting more simple floor plans for a growing family, specifically to have a more open concept and maximize space to really provide the value back to the client.”
Another new feature is the placement of the garage, which now rests at the front of the house. Walking into the house from the garage, guests will find bench seating in the mudroom with a large window and a laundry room off to one side.
“We thought it would be fun to bring [the garage] to the front of the house instead of it typically being in the back of the house,” Graniczny said.
Sideload garages and porches will also be offered in the Lilly, a one-and-a-half story floorplan, and the Daisy, a ranch-style floorplan at the community.
For more information on the Manors at Waldon Clearing and the Magnolia, visit their website.