Categories: Uncategorized | Posted: December 22, 2017
Color of the Year, Song of the Year, Person of the Year… As we come to a close on 2017, with the strongest housing market in over a decade, what better time to announce the Home of the Year? We put together a list of our best-selling home designs in 2017, and found ourselves with a three-way tie! The top floorplans chosen by our 2017 homeowners were the Alston, the Meridian, and the Preakness. Read on to learn more about what makes these plans so popular, and check out our prediction for the most popular home design of 2018.
Featuring a coveted first-floor owner’s suite, a vaulted great room, and an open-space living area, the Alston blends traditional style with a modern layout. Alston homeowners enjoy the convenience of a garage with storage space and a large space to do laundry in the mud room entrance. There’s an island with an overhang and a walk-in pantry in the kitchen. A breakfast nook adjoins the kitchen to the outside lanai through a French door. The two-story great room has a gas fireplace, and is the centerpiece of this open-concept plan connecting both the kitchen and dining room, perfect for entertaining. The spacious first-floor owner’s suite features a large walk-in closet and private bath. Two additional bedrooms upstairs and plenty of extra storage space rounds this charming single-family home design, which is offered at several of our communities, including two of our newest communities: Northwood Farms in Palmer Township and Stone Harvest Estates in Coopersburg.
Recently awarded the Best Model Home Over $350,000 by the Lehigh Valley Builders Association, it’s no wonder the Meridian made our own list of “bests” this year. A personal Tuskes favorite, the Meridian was introduced in early 2017 with the opening of our Hanover Oaks model home. From the sleek curved staircase, to the partially finished basement (complete with wet bar, yoga loft, and additional half bath), to the four spacious bedrooms upstairs, the Meridian checks off all the boxes on the new home wishlist. The large owner’s suite features two walk-in closets and two vanities in the private bath. A second-floor laundry room will save you precious time and trips down to the washer and dryer. The brightly lit, open-concept kitchen and great room makes up an ideal space for family time, home-cooked meals, entertaining, or a quiet night of relaxing at home. The Meridian is available at our Hanover Oaks and Stone Harvest Estates communities, as well as on our last remaining home site in Eagles Landing; to schedule a visit to see the Meridian model for yourself, click here.
Favored by our Saratoga Farms homeowners, the Preakness is a stunning 3,700-square foot floorplan with three available exterior elevation styles: Farmhouse, Traditional, and Tuscan. This estate-style home has four bedrooms, with an optional five-bedroom layout in place of the two-story great room. The massive owner’s suite features a large walk-in closet, a dressing area, and a private bath that includes two vanities, a makeup counter, a large tile shower, linen closet, and soaking tub. A second bedroom with a private bath makes the perfect in-law suite or guest room, and a third full bath upstairs connects remaining two bedrooms on the second floor. Two separate staircases connect the first and second floors, where you’ll find the large two-story great room, gourmet cook’s kitchen, study, living room, dining room, and more. Arched doorways give an elegant touch connecting the different areas of the home, while the kitchen has an exciting array of amenities to offer, including room for an optional butler’s pantry or wine bar, a corner pantry, plenty of counter space, a kitchen island with overhang, top-rated stainless steel appliances, and a breakfast nook connecting the kitchen to the great room. The Preakness is only available at our Saratoga Farms community in Lower Nazareth, now in its final phase with over 70 percent of homes already sold.
Our 2018 Prediction
With such a wide variety of home designs to choose from, it’s hard to say what our most popular plan of 2018 will be for sure, but we’re in love with the Bellwood! The Bellwood is modern classic that’s never going out of style. Four bedrooms, tons of closet space, and an expansive open-space great room and kitchen… the Bellwood is the definition of functionality-meets-style.
The Bellwood model is available to see at our closeout Maple Shade community, and, because of its versatility, is offered at all of our Lehigh Valley communities. Wherever you’re looking for a new Lehigh Valley home in 2018, this plan might just be for you.
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