Here's an aerial view of our development. This photo is more recent than Google Maps which only shows 4 homes constructed.
|Orchard Springs - Our Future Home!|
We were excited to see that this model had the same cabinet color (Cherry Java) and hardwood flooring (Dundee / Saddle) that we selected for our home! It also had the hardwood instead of the carpet in the living room, hallway, and powder room that we upgraded to as well. We love the color combination and are extremely happy with our decision!
|Kitchen w/ Cherry Java Cabinets and Saddle Hardwood|
|Another Kitchen Photo Showing the Cabinet and Flooring Combination|
|Looking into the Morning Room|
|Saddle Hardwood in the Foyer, Hallway, Powder Room|
|Hallway from Foyer|
|Living Room with Hardwood. We will be using this as a Dining Room|
This model has the upgraded kitchen with the built-in cook top and double wall oven, which looks pretty amazing. It also includes the glass inserts in the cabinets above the microwave. We like this look, but talking to the SR at the model, he said that there have been some issues with condensation and difficulty with cleaning it. Still looks really nice though...
We didn't really know how awesome the upgraded kitchen set-up is, it wasn't discussed during our upgrade selection conversations, and we didn't see it on our options list that we received. This probably would've priced us way over budget anyways, but if we saw this model before we made final decisions on our selections, we just might have splurged on this....
|Double Oven and Fridge Surrounded by Cabinets/Storage|
Turkey in the Bottom and Pies in the Top Oven, that would've made for some convenient holidays!
|Glass Inserts in the Cabinets above the Microwave|
The basement in this model was pretty spectacular as well. The standard option that we received is to finish half of the basement with the unfinished side being a storage area located under the kitchen and morning room. This basement had a non-standard custom upgrade to finish the ENTIRE basement! We have already started to kick around ideas of making this a future upgrade to our home and having this area finished. While it removes some of the storage area, it does make for some really great livable space.
|"Bigger" Side of Basement|
|Looking into the Non-Standard finished Basement|
Area that would typically be a non-finished storage area.
We saw some good decorating ideas (Ryan Homes really does a nice job staging its models) and we are really excited about getting our new home started! Today's visit to this model really reinforced to us that we made the right decision on the Venice Model and we can't wait to start building our home.