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Wide open spaces

Oak Crest’s new floor plan has over 1,000 square feet for the way you live today

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July 26th, 2011

When Oak Crest unveiled its newest floor plan, the Holbrook, in June, one thing was clear, this is not your average one-bedroom apartment home. Until now, every one-bedroom floor plan we offered at Oak Crest was between 700 and 900 square feet, says Sales Director Lou Maranto. Not so with this floor plan. The Holbrook 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.

Open, spacious, grand

The comment I hear most when people walk into the Holbrook is Wow! says Sales Counselor JoAnn Huebler. I think people are surprised at how open, spacious, and grand it feels. Huebler says to their surprise, two-bedroom shoppers have found the one-bedroom Holbrook offers more usable living space than many two-bedroom designs and features the modern open concept they ve been searching for. The days of having show rooms rooms that look pretty but never get used have come and gone, says Huebler. 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 forego a guest room, Maranto says he urges people to choose an apartment style based on how you 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, he says.

Flying off the shelves

Because of its size, the Holbrook boasts a variety of popular features, including a master bedroom which includes a walk-in closet, powder room, dedicated laundry area, as well as architectural elements like extra-large windows and contemporary arch cutouts which enhance the flow of the apartment allowing 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 Huebler. She adds that as more and more members of Oak Crest s priority list express an interest in open concept floor plans, they ll continue to accommodate them. We realize that today s retirees expect more room and more options when it comes to their retirement home, Huebler says. We re listening to their wants and needs to make those ideas a reality.