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Open design

Wind Crest’s new floor plans reflect what people want

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June 23rd, 2014
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Joan Armstrong hasn’t moved into her new apartment home at Crest yet, but she anticipates great things when that time comes in November. 

“I’ll be excited about having a brand new place,” she says. And she truly will. She will be moving into McHenry’s Crossing, the newest residence building at the Highlands Ranch, Colo., Erickson Living community. 

The Eaton

Joan chose the Eaton, one of the 22 new floor plan styles being built at McHenry’s Crossing. The Eaton features one bedroom, one and a half baths, and a balcony off the large master bedroom. 

Upon entering the Eaton, 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 open living-dining-kitchen area ahead.

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

The master bathroom, accessible from the master bedroom, features modern brushed nickel hardware. A spacious walk-in closet is nestled between the master bedroom and the master bath. 

“This open design is what people have been asking for,” says Jason Atwell, sales director for Wind Crest. “Almost all new homes are evolving to this bright, open style. It fills the home with light and makes it feel larger overall.”

“The Eaton 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 says.

The balcony, an addition to the majority of new home styles 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 Eaton, the balcony is accessed from the master bedroom, creating the perfect oasis and private outdoor reading nook.

Finer features

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

Standard features include granite countertops, stainless-steel appliances, brushed nickel hardware, and a combination of recessed and pendant lighting in the kitchen. Arched doorways soften the architecture, and 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 understated or as luxurious as you want,” says Atwell. “The fun thing about choosing a home in McHenry’s Crossing 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.”

That’s exactly what Joan Armstrong did. She chose from three distinct décor packages, which helped narrow her decisions. Joan has lived in her current home in Arvada for 44 years, so the prospect of a fresh slate excites her.