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Wide open spaces—inside!

New floor plan has over 1,000 square feet for the way you live today

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December 21st, 2010

When Wind Crest announced its newest floor plan, the Holbrook, last month, one thing was clear, this is not your average one-bedroom apartment. Until now, every one-bedroom floor plan we offered at Wind Crest was between 700 and 900 square feet, says Sales Director Jason Atwell. Not so with the Holbrook, which features a whopping 1,050 square feet of living space. The latest in a portfolio of floor plans that range from one-bedroom, one-bath apartment homes to two-bedroom, two-bath designs, the Holbrook offers a modern open floor plan concept that rivals a single-family residence. And for some, this latest option makes the thought of downsizing a little easier to swallow.

Open, spacious, grand

The comment I hear most when people walk into the Holbrook is, Wow! says Retirement Counselor Molly Thorne-Dhieux. I think people are surprised at how open, spacious, and grand it feels. Thorne-Dhieux says to their surprise, two-bedroom shoppers have found the one-bedroom Holbrook offers more useable living space than many two-bedroom designs and features the modern open concept they want. The days of having show rooms rooms that look pretty but never get used have come and gone, says Thorne-Dhieux. But it s clear that while people don t want the unused, wasted space of an eight-room house, they do still want the ability to entertain. Our clients want many of the features they enjoy about their homes now, like a large dining area and a spacious kitchen for those times when they want to whip up hors d oeuvres for their bridge club or make cookies with the grandkids. I think many people find that the Holbrook has a much more spacious kitchen than their current homes. For those reluctant to consider the Holbrook due to concerns they ll have to forgo a guest room, Atwell says he urges people to choose an apartment style based on how they live every day, not based on the premise of hosting an out of town guest once or twice a year. We have plenty of affordable, well-appointed private guest rooms where your friends and family can stay overnight right here in the community and at the end of the day have their own space, says Atwell.

Flying off the shelves

Because of its size, the Holbrook boasts a variety of popular features attractive to people moving from full-sized family homes, including a master bedroom en suite with a walk-in closet, a powder room, and a dedicated laundry area, as well as architectural elements like extra large windows and contemporary arch cutouts which enhance the flow of the apartment and allow for great views and natural light in areas like the kitchen. The first week we released the Holbrook floor plan we had people who were interested in reserving one before they were even completed, says Thorne-Dhieux. As more members of Wind Crest s priority list express an interest in open concept floor plans, Thorne-Dhieux says she ll continue to accommodate them. We realize that today s retirees expect more room and options when it comes to their home, she says. We re listening to their ideas and making them a reality.