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Wind Crest’s thoughtful design features open, spacious floor plans

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February 21st, 2014
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Crest, the Erickson Living community in Highland’s Ranch, Colo., recently announced its fifth residence building—the first new construction in five years—will offer 22 never-before-seen floor plans. 

The design team utilized feedback from focus groups, priority list members, and current Wind Crest residents when designing the floor plans. The result: open, light-filled styles with more balcony designs and modern fixtures.

All of the new designs, including the one-bedroom floor plans, like the Harbaugh, offer generous living and storage space. It’s all thanks to thoughtful design and a growing movement toward one-level, maintenance-free living.

Thoughtful design

The Harbaugh, one of the 22 new floor plans under construction at Wind Crest’s new building, McHenry’s Crossing, features one bedroom, one-and-a-half baths, and a balcony. 

Upon entering the Harbaugh, one is greeted by distinct flooring, which sets the foyer off from the kitchen and living area. A coat closet and powder room are off to the side, with a view of the apartment and balcony ahead.  

An island with pendant lighting above separates the kitchen from the living and dining room, creating one master room, perfect for entertaining or just watching TV or reading.

The master bathroom, accessible from the master bedroom, features modern brushed nickel hardware. A spacious walk-in closet is neatly hidden on the other side of the master bath. 

“This open design is what people want,” says Jason Atwell, sales director for Wind Crest. “New homes of any size are evolving to this bright, open style. It not only fills the home with light but makes it feel larger overall.

“The Harbaugh is a perfect home for a single person or a couple who wants to enjoy all the amenities at Wind Crest but doesn’t want to deal with a lot of cleaning or unneeded space,” Atwell adds.

The balcony, an addition to the majority of new home styles available at McHenry’s Crossing, came as a result of direct feedback from focus groups and current Wind Crest residents. “People want to enjoy our beautiful surroundings, and balconies are a wonderful addition to these new apartment homes,” Atwell says.

In the Harbaugh, the balcony is accessed from the living room, creating the perfect oasis, reading nook, and view, even from the kitchen.

Finer features

Aside from the open design, the new floor plans feature several upgraded fixtures that give the homes a polished, luxurious feel. 

Standard features include granite countertops, stainless-steel appliances, brushed nickel hardware, and a combination of recessed and pendant lighting in the kitchen. Large windows flood the homes with light.

Aside from the standard features, residents have the option to upgrade many features, such as cabinets, flooring, crown molding, wainscoting, and endless other design features. 

“A home at Wind Crest can be as standard or as luxurious as you want,” says Atwell. “The fun thing about choosing a home in McHenry’s Crossing while it’s still under construction is that you have a hand in designing your home exactly as you want it. From cabinets to floors to carpets to fixtures to granite, you can create the home you want to live in.”

The new homes will open in the fall of this year, and McHenry’s Crossing is already 85% sold out.