By Kathleen Ashcraft
This Home of the Week proves the Sunshine state has a lot more to offer than just warm, sunny weather.
Let’s take a look at GL Homes’ Magnolia Plan in West Palm Beach, Fla. Built on half-acre lots in the Preserve at Bay Hill Estates community, you’ll have room to spare. This elegant one-story home has three bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms and 3,396 sq. ft. of glorious space. Parking for three vehicles is included, with separate one-car and two-car garages.
An open floorplan with many areas to entertain — and a master suite to pamper you
The dining room, and many other areas of the house, mix white walls with darker fixtures, giving it an airy feel. The master suite comes with two separate walk-in closets, while the master bath is ideal for pampering yourself thanks to the large roman tub and separate vanities.
There’s an enclosed club room that can serve as a game room or that can be built as any type of room you desire. The Magnolia has many areas for entertaining. From the club room, to the great room, breakfast area and formal dining room, there’s a space for all occasions. Better yet, if you and your guests want to enjoy that gorgeous Florida weather, the home comes with a covered patio in the backyard.
What do most buyers love about the house? “The great room,” says Barbara Smith, vice president and project manager of the Preserve at Bay Hill Estates. “It has high ceilings and is very open. There is also an optional wet bar that can be included that people really seem to enjoy.”
Strength. Stability. Success.
GL Homes is a successful, detail-oriented builder dedicated to providing homebuyers with the space and products they truly need in their homes. “We have a very strong reputation for customer service,” says Smith. “We take good care of people from the day they walk in the door for as long as they are in the house. Numerous people buy multiple homes from us over the years from one community to another.”
GL Homes’ commitment to quality has earned them top spots in the industry. Professional Builder ranked GL Homes as the 29th largest builder overall in the nation for 2012, and Builder Magazine ranked GL as the 13th largest privately owned builder in the U.S. based on 2012 revenues.
Natural views, community amenities, and top notch safety all in one place
Homes in the community have coveted views of natural preserves and lakes. Convenience is a given since residents are close to world-class beaches, highly rated schools, fine dining and shopping centers. Even the Palm Beach International Airport is close by.
Interested in amenities? Homeowners can take advantage of the passive parks, play area and gazebo. All Preserve homeowners can become members of the PGA Resort & Club to enjoy golf and other social activities.
Safety is also of the utmost importance in The Preserve at Bay Hill. The main entrance to the community features two gated entrance lanes with a gatehouse staffed 24 hours a day. You can relax knowing that you and your home are being carefully guarded.
Something to please everyone
West Palm Beach has a lot to offer, too. The Grassy Water Preserve offers up-close views of the Florida Everglades and there are several hiking, biking, and waterfront walking pathways throughout the city.
You can bring out your artistic side by visiting the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts and the Norton Museum of Art. The Clematis Street District, with an enticing array of dining and shopping choices, has an award-winning free concert series every Thursday night.
You can learn more about the Magnolia plan, GL Homes and The Preserve at Bay Hill Estates community — and check out the floorplan and see more photos — at NewHomeSource.
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Kathleen Ashcraft is a writer for NewHomeSource.