Something Wonderful in Winterfield Park…Ready NOW!

Categories: Home Tips, Main Street Homes News, Our Communities | Posted: September 25, 2017

Maybe you’ve had the itch to build recently and you really want to move, but the building process seems too long or daunting.  Perhaps building a home involves too many decisions and what you really want is a brand new home, but you want it now.  Never fear, Main Street Homes has stylish move-in ready homes available in the ever-lovely Winterfield Park.

THE NEIGHBORHOOD

Winterfield Park is the red-hot area located in Midlothian between Midlothian Turnpike (Rt. 60) and the established neighborhood of Salisbury.  Its notoriety stems from the old timey sidewalks and picturesque setting amid all of today’s modern conveniences along Rt. 60.

TOWNHOMES v. CARRIAGE HOUSES

Our townhomes start in the $280’s and resonate with homeowners because of their stately Federal style facade. Each one boasts a 2-car garage for vehicles or storage, in addition to spacious rear decks for relaxing and entertaining.  The townhomes of Winterfield Park are ideal for those looking for a 2-4 bedroom home and 2,000-2,440 square feet of living space.

For those thinking more along the lines of a single-family house, our Carriage Homes are just as handsome as the townhomes, but offer up to 3,330 square feet of living space.  Unique details like private alleys, courtyards, and first floor masters make our Carriage Houses stand out among the competition. Starting in the upper $300’s, the Carriage Houses offer everything you need in terms of square footage, upgrades, and amenities, with an added kick of curb appeal.

All of the homes and townhouses in Winterfield Park are maintenance free, making them well suited for anyone seeking all the perks of homeownership without the headaches of exterior maintenance.

COME AND SEE FOR YOURSELF…THE MAYMONT

With no further ado, Main Street Homes is excited to introduce our move-in ready homes, starting with our Carriage House located at 1207 Winterfield Road. This Maymont floor plan provides 3,000 square feet of living space including a first floor master and 3 additional bedrooms up, 3.5 bathrooms, a welcoming yellow exterior, brick front steps, and a cheerful blue front door!

The Maymont is a stylish, open concept home built for everyday life as well as entertaining on special occasions. With its cement siding, two finished levels, 10-foot ceilings, 8-foot interior doors, a spacious laundry/mudroom, and two-car rear-entry garage, it hits all cylinders for modern family living. The kitchen boasts of stainless appliances, granite countertops, a huge island, and is waiting for its forever family to gather around for meals, projects, and milestones to make it home. The large master suite includes an over-sized walk-in closet and en suite bath. All three additional bedrooms have walk-in closets, and two additional bathrooms on the second floor. Relax on the front porch or the screened back porch of your Energy Star certified home.  And we’ll even cut the grass for you!  It is, after all, a low maintenance community.

YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS… THE PARKER

There are several available townhomes both featuring The Parker floorplan.  The first, available at 14305 Michaux Springs Drive, is available now, so start packing!

The Parker Grand is a distinguished townhome offering cement siding on its exterior. The first floor has 9-foot ceilings, a 2-car rear-entry garage, and a bonus area with an adjacent full bathroom. On the second floor, a large island and breakfast nook that opens to a spacious family room anchors a gourmet kitchen. The large dining room features access to the back deck and is perfect for entertaining family and friends. The master suite includes two large walk-in closets as well as an en suite bath with ceramic shower and double bowl vanity. The two secondary bedrooms are adjacent to a full hall bathroom with double vanity sinks. Upgrades such as 5″ wide birch hardwood floors, 9 foot ceilings, granite countertops, and stainless gas appliances are just a few of the upscale features this home offers.

Our second “Parker” ready for ownership is located at 14321 Michaux Springs Drive and is a bright and fabulous end unit.

The Parker Grand townhome offers 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, a 2-car rear-entry garage, and cement siding exterior. The first floor offers an oversized foyer, a bedroom with an adjacent full bathroom, beautiful oak stairs, and 9-foot ceilings. The gourmet kitchen beckons guests with a stylish exposed brick backsplash and a large island and breakfast nook, all which open to a spacious family room. The large dining room offers quick access to the rear deck. The master suite includes a large walk-in closet and en suite bath with ceramic shower and double bowl vanity. The large secondary suite, complete with an en suite bath and walk-in closet is privately located at the front of the home. Upgrades include variable length birch hardwoods, 9-foot ceilings, granite countertops, and stainless appliances.  This sleek 3 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom townhome provides excellent light being an end unit.

Swing by and check out these move-in ready homes in Winterfield Park.  With its convenient ease to so many major roads, highways, restaurants, and shops, there’s a good chance you’ll be in the neighborhood.  So stop by and see us!

Back to School Giveaway!

Categories: Back to School Sweepstakes | Posted: September 5, 2017

It’s back to school time, and we’ve got a giveaway for you! Like, share our Facebook page, and upload your best back to school photo, receive the most votes and you’ll win a $100 Visa gift card!

Meet The Caroline and The Stuart

Categories: Design Tips, Home Buyer Tips, Main Street Homes News | Posted: August 23, 2017

Fabulous *New* Floor Plans From Main Street Homes

What do The Caroline and The Stuart have in common? Both are brand new floor plans from Main Street Homes that offer open concept living in an arts & crafts elevation, providing everything you need from a first floor owners suite to a 2-car garage.

The Caroline, offered in the communities of Adams Farm, Broadmoor Park at Westerleigh, and Ashmill at Collington, boasts a bright, airy kitchen centered by an inviting island that is ideal for both daily meal prep as well as entertaining.  The kitchen unfolds into the vast great room with cathedral ceilings that graciously opens into the dining area. As you make your way through the compact and efficient floor plan, you’ll find the first floor master suite privately tucked away towards the back of the home, complete with an en suite bath including dual sinks, a large shower, and separate water closet. Two additional bedrooms are located at the front of the home near the foyer. The Caroline enjoys plenty of storage, not only in the mudroom, but also in the large pantry off of the garage.  It’s one floor living at its best.

  

Turning to The Stuart, you’ll find the same bright and airy feel as The Caroline, but with substantially more square footage, including an additional room located at the entrance to the home that can be used as a study, office, living room, or dining room. The great room centers the home, flanked by two guest bedrooms and an additional full bathroom opposite the master suite at the rear of the house. Speaking of the master, this stunning retreat boasts double doors leading to the en suite bath that contains dual vanities, a soaking tub, large separate shower, and linen closet.  The master suite also has a huge walk-in closet to store all of your treasures. The heart of the home – the kitchen – is centrally located in tandem with the spacious, open great room. A cozy breakfast nook flanks the gourmet kitchen that includes a large island. If The Stuart floor plan hits all the right notes, but leaves you wanting even more room to roam, consider its option for a finished second floor where you can add two additional bedrooms, one full bathroom, a game room, and attic storage.

The Caroline & The Stuart are floor plans designed to accommodate all types of today’s homeowners. From empty nesters to growing families, both The Caroline and The Stuart are intended to provide homeowners with a comfortable and thoughtfully designed home, built for a lifetime of memory making.

Lanes End Grand Opening This Weekend

Categories: Community Events, Home Buyer Tips, Lifestyle Tips, Main Street Homes News, Our Communities, Things to Do | Posted: August 11, 2017

There is a place called Lanes End
Where the busy roads stop and the trees begin,
This weekend we open the doors to the Amelia plan,
Come take a tour and you will become a fan.

Main Street Homes is proud to open its doors to The Amelia model home during its Grand Opening weekend – August 12-13th – from 12-5 pm in the beautiful Lanes End community. Situated in the bucolic Goochland Country, Lanes End offers pastoral 2-acre lots amid the rolling hills of the Virginia countryside.

Lanes End offers the best of both worlds with its coveted privacy and large lots. Homeowners seeking fresh air and country living get all that they’ve ever dreamed of in this community, while simultaneously enjoying quick access to the endless conveniences of Short Pump only 10 minutes away.

Swing by this weekend and enjoy refreshments at our model home, The Amelia, boasting 3,000 square feet of living space, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and a 2-car garage. Its open floor plan aims to please with its first floor master suite that includes an en suite bath, glass shower, and walk-in closet. Beautiful accents like a stone fireplace in the family room and coffered ceiling in the dining room demonstrates the style and grace offered by The Amelia plan. Imagine finishing your day relaxing on the screened porch that overlooks the woodsy vista of Lanes End.

Take a moment this weekend to explore life in Goochland County, where you’ll find more than just beautiful homes in Lanes End. Discover Goochland’s wineries, breweries, drive-in movie theatre, as well as its fishing holes, hiking trails, and pastoral views. Those views could be right outside your front door if you build with Main Street Homes. Come see us this weekend! We would love to show you what Lanes End is all about, and hear what you’ve been dreaming about for your next home.

http://www.gomsh.com/lanes-end

 

Survey Says, The Favorite Main Street Homes Floor Plan is…

Categories: Home Buyer Tips, Home Tips, Main Street Homes News | Posted: August 3, 2017

Recently we polled our staff regarding their personal, hands-down favorite floor plan. The resounding group consensus was The Jefferson.   Salespeople on the front lines reveal the logical trends that make The Jefferson such a user-friendly floorplan.

While the times may change, what people want in a home is steadfast. Homeowners desire beautiful, open kitchens that flow into other spaces, and gracious great rooms for entertaining. While the open concept design has risen to the top of buyer’s lists over the last decade, easy flow has always been a homerun. The layout of The Jefferson is effortless in the way each room unfolds into the other. The great room is warm and inviting, allowing homeowners to imagine themselves cooking a meal while entertaining friends.

One of the hardest things to find in Richmond is a home with a basement. They are coveted and hard to come by, which is another reason The Jefferson is such an adaptable floor plan. It comes with an option for an unfinished basement to include two rooms, a bath, mechanical closet and additional storage room. Which brings us to our next wish on the list: storage.

Despite the decluttering trends and “less is more” mentality of HGTV, folks are hanging on to their stuff and require a place to store it. That is why The Jefferson, one of Main Street’s best selling floor plans, is so popular. It boasts walk in closets throughout, as well as option for second floor stairs leading to walk-up storage. With a garage to stash boxes and countless closets for all the shoes your heart desires, The Jefferson has you covered in the storage department.

      

Overall, our winner – The Jefferson – is an efficient and remarkable five bedroom and three bath home, large enough for a family of any size with 3,000 square feet of living space. Its special features like the dynamic great room and gourmet kitchen make it a perennial favorite among buyers. Taken all together, the first floor appeal of a formal dining room, study and full bath, combined with the second floor’s luxurious master suite with huge walk in closet and spa bath, make it a staff favorite. The additional features of a bonus room, laundry room, and garage keep people coming back to The Jefferson, making this flexible floor plan a Main Street winner.

See more about the Jefferson plan here http://www.gomsh.com/jefferson.

 

 

 

“It’s Included!” at Main Street Homes

Categories: Buyer Tips, Home Buyer Tips, Home Tips, Main Street Homes News, Our Communities | Posted: July 31, 2017

Main Street Homes builds a visually stunning and energy efficient house that you’ll be proud to call home, but let’s talk about the details.  At Main Street Homes, “It’s Included!” Gleaming granite countertops in the kitchen provide instant appeal and modern elegance in all of our homes.  Underfoot you’ll find hardwood floors throughout the first floor serving up functionality with a side of style.  In terms of appliances, we deliver on today’s trends with stainless steel appliances. All that and more in our Energy Star® Certified Homes. See for yourself what’s included by touring one of our models today!

 

 

Creating a Home That Tells Your Story

Categories: Buyer Tips, Design Tips, Home Tips | Posted: July 12, 2017

Nate Berkus, the interior decorator to the stars and former host of The Nate Show, often said, “Your house should rise up to meet you!” What does that mean? Mainly that your home should reflect your life, and “a life well lived” is reflected in a house that tells your story. In other words, your home should include all of life’s treasures – things you love – that invoke good feelings.

    

A recent conversation with local designer Elizabeth Melhorn, of Ten Lime Design, revealed how to create a home that tells your story. She reveals the goal is to remind us where we’ve been, who we are, and what we love.

The first step is to decide what pieces you want to take to your new home; remember, only the pieces you LOVE! Build your home around the items you want to keep. The other furniture can be added in along the way, but don’t design around them.

Next, let go of those things that have no meaning. Get rid of pieces you “got on sale” or picked up because you thought they were “cute,” but then never really used. Sometimes we hang on to things because they cost us a fortune and we remember writing that big check, maybe it’s time to let go. Instead, examine your current home and itemize only your absolute favorite things – these will be the building blocks of your design.

Let’s talk about budget, because the reality is the ideas on Pinterest are indeed free, but the acquisition of new furniture is not. You may need to add in some pieces when your budget allows.

Elizabeth Melhorn offers these suggestions if you are feeling overwhelmed:

  1. Create a house board or a Pinterest board and collect photographs of everything you like; don’t overthink it. After you’ve gathered pictures of all the things you love, examine the board to see what is consistent in all the pictures. This will help you narrow down what you want, and identify recurring themes in your tastes.
  2. Clearly identify what you want to take with you to your new home. Remember – focus on the items you love.
  3. Pinpoint the colors you like. Again, using boards and Pinterest will help with this. Perusing the paint stores is also helpful, and you can take a “paint chip” home to spend time with the color.
  4. Make a budget and identify what you can do now versus later. Create a timeline of when you can acquire new pieces.

Finally, be realistic. We love the great “show homes” and model homes in our communities, but those houses are designed to show off hot design trends. They aren’t intended for everyday living with the realities of clutter, kids, and pets. Gather inspiration from these homes and incorporate the trends you like, but layer your own pieces with those trends. Remember, new homes – while shiny and pretty- have no past or story. By borrowing their trends and balancing them with your own pieces that bring you joy, you will create a home that shows the world who you are, and ultimately rises up to meet you.

 

 

 

ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Market Leader Award

Categories: Buyer Tips, Home Buyer Tips, Home Tips, Main Street Homes News | Posted: July 5, 2017

For the third consecutive year, Main Street Homes has earned an ENERGY STAR Certified Homes Market Leader Award in recognition of our continued commitment to providing our homebuyers with ENERGY STAR certified homes. This distinctive award recognizes our organization’s work in promoting energy efficient construction and helping homebuyers experience the peace of mind, quality, comfort, and value that come with living in an ENERGY STAR certified home.

MSH earned the 100% ENERGY STAR certified home designation by putting our homes through more processes, inspections, testing, and verifications from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) than other builders. We are one of the few builders in Richmond to earn the 100% designation that demonstrates our commitment to ENERGY STAR performance guidelines.

This award reveals our commitment to our customers as well as the planet. By constructing 163 homes using energy efficient systems and appliances, we reduced COemissions by 276 metric tons which is equal to avoiding the consumption of 641 barrels of oil.

Westerleigh…Where Fun Meets Friendly

Categories: Lifestyle Tips, Our Communities, Summer Tips, Things to Do | Posted: June 21, 2017

More summery than fresh watermelon or a lemonade stand is Westerleigh’s neighborhood splash park and Olympic size swimming pool. Summer afternoons are spent wading in the water with friends at the oversized pool, or zipping down the spiral waterslide. Little ones cool off underneath the mushroom waterfall near the pool’s zero depth entry entrance. Neighbors in this centrally located Moseley neighborhood enjoy community amenities that inspire families to get outside in the sunshine. The Residence Club, playground, pool, and wide sidewalks create ample opportunities for neighbors to meet each other on the friendly streets of Westerleigh.

School is finally out and the buses are taking a siesta from hauling little ones to and from the top ranking schools that Westerleigh is zoned for: Grange Hall Elementary, Tomahawk Creek Middle, and Cosby High. Instead, the kids of Westerleigh are out on their scooters, hover boards, and bicycles, often on their way to the pool, community park, or sports field. Evening strolls along the walking paths provide the perfect end to a long summer day.

    

When it’s time to dive into summer reading lists, residents are just minutes from Hull Street and Midlothian Turnpike, where they can pop into the library or local book store.   With the satellite location for the Children’s Museum’s located right along Hull Street, rainy days are never a challenge. Shopping abounds with all the major retailers just moments away from this ideally located neighborhood.

Westerleigh offers quick access from 288 and the Powhite Parkway, so stop by the model home (pictured below) and get a feel for what Westerleigh is all about. We promise you’ll discover a place that is just as fun as it is friendly.

http://www.gomsh.com/westerleigh

 

 

Kids Bedrooms: Where the Wild Things Are

Categories: Design Tips, Home Tips, Lifestyle Tips | Posted: June 15, 2017

Imaginations have run wild in the world of children’s bedroom décor. From ornate ceilings to fantastical fixtures, the sky is the limit in the design world of tots.

It’s “up, up, and away” in terms of decorated ceilings where eye-catching designs are found in the form of ceiling stripes, polka dots, and hombre hues. This design element breathes life into an often forgotten space. Fun and playful, ceiling stripes tie together the colors of a room. In the picture below, the pop of blue from the ceiling stripes is reflected in the blue hue of the industrial-style lockers, also a hot trend in home design.

If all that dazzling design is too much, take a little rest and enjoy the tranquility of a thematic retreat like the camp-out room in our Aston model home. Kids can explore the great outdoors from the comfort of their bedrooms, roasting s’mores over the faux fire or napping in the treehouse loft. Bedrooms that include activities are a hot trend in the decorating world, with designers incorporating climbing walls, slides, secret forts, and petite performance stages into the design of kids’ bedrooms.

For the more sophisticated child in your life, designers are fashioning bedrooms that can grow with the child. Take for example the swan themed room found in the Aston model. With its on-trend grey walls and turquoise accents, the swan room easily transitions from the playful little girl to the growing tween.

Speaking of tweens, kids may want to express themselves by decorating their bedrooms, as they grow older. A fun way for them to enjoy some creative license is with their walls and fixtures. Take for example this funky ceiling fan, decorated with brightly colored stripes. Duct tape applied with intention can turn a standard fixture into a conversation piece. Another way to include kids is by inviting them to select an accent color for a wall in their room, or a decorative wallpaper to bring attention to a particular spot. Many designers have launched new lines of trendy wallpapers with hot designs that are much easier to install than your grandma’s wallpaper!

Kids also love fun and playful seating. The home features a swing hung from the ceiling, an exciting feature for a young child decorating his or her bedroom. Other trendy seating options include fuzzy poufs, fun footstools, and geometric chairs.

Note the seating in the Magic Treehouse inspired room that utilizes a low shelf with cubbies that pull double duty as a seating area.

No matter how you decide to decorate your child’s room, don’t be afraid to take some design risks. Keep it playful, and let your child participate in the process. After all, it will be his or her retreat for years to come. Need inspiration? Visit one of Main Street’s many model homes, decorated with today’s hottest trends.

 

 

 

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