If I told you that you could buy a new construction home where you have the option to customize your layout in one of the top school districts in the country, close to all the conveniences of the Main Line, which also backs up to a 92 acre park for under $600,000 would you believe me? Well, it’s true! This magnificent townhouse community is calledParkview at Chesterbrook. This community was developed by Rockwell Custom and it’s selling quickly.
To understand one of the real values of this project, let’s first discuss what it means to be a custom home builder. Most of the time, when you are buying new construction (and especially if you’re buying a townhouse) you are more than likely buying a home that was built on a “spec.” This means that the builder has built the home around what they believe a home buyer would want. Sometimes there are two different models, but for the most part you can’t make too many changes in terms of the layout.
What makes this Parkview at Chesterbrook project so unique is that Rockwell Custom is bringing the custom home building experience to this townhouse project. Building a project where the interior walls of a unit aren’t structural, they are able to make each unit to the specifications of each home buyer. Custom features such as elevators, wine cellars, rooftop decks and first floor entertainment spaces are all options. Depending on your needs, the same unit can have three to five bedrooms. So whether you’re a buyer that needs more bedrooms or a buyer that needs fewer bedrooms, but wants a home office or gym; it’s all about what YOU want from YOUR home. Trust me, it’s a pretty unique project!
Located within the community of Chesterbrook in Wayne, it’s no surprise that this project has been selling quickly. With close to 123 townhouses available, Greg Lingo of Rockwell Development Group estimates that they expect to be sold out within the next 12 months. He also explained that it’s a wise choice to get in early because prices are expected to rise throughout the duration of the project. This is standard practice for most successful development projects, FYI.
The exterior is a traditional look, which I love; also, a federal colonial style comes to my mind. They merged the traditional exterior look with a modern layout. This is certainly what buyers today are looking for in a home. When I toured their model I saw natural wood tones, arched windows, and an open/expansive floor plan. All of this lends itself to an overall transitional style, which happens to be one of the most popular styles of home design today. In case you’re unfamiliar with the term, a transitional style is a marriage of traditional and contemporary finishes equating to a classic, timeless design. The model, which is open daily, is there to show you what can be done. Part of the buying process consists of selecting the floor plan, the finishes and the location.
The developers of this project, Greg Lingo and Bob Whalen of RW Partners, gave me a tour of a few homes that were in the midst of construction. It was so great to see all the different layouts among the various units. The units varied from larger spa bathrooms to first floor wine cellars and entertainment spaces. It was inspiring to see how these buyers were creating a home that best fit their needs. The townhomes average between 2,200 and 3,800 square feet. Buyers are taking advantage of the custom home aspect to make sure that all the space within their new home serves a purpose. As I often say, we often don’t need more space, we just need our space to function better. Getting to work directly with the builder to create a home that really meets your needs certainly adds value. It is a luxury that most homeowners never experience.
For those that are familiar with the community of Chesterbrook, Parkview at Chesterbrook, sits on the 13 acre parcel where Genuardi’s used to be located. After the shopping center closed, it became more of an eye sore than an amenity to the community. Backing up to the 92 acre Wilson Park Farm, these developers doubled down on the fact that they could transform the center by delivering a townhouse community. This community offered a lifestyle, convenience, school district and amenities that today’s buyers are looking for.
“We all knew that being the only luxury new home community located in the #1 ranked Tredyffrin / Easttown School District with breathtaking views of Wilson Farm Park was special, but we have had an amazing response from the public. Over 50 homes have already been sold and our models just opened over the last couple of months,” states Greg Lingo of Rockwell Development Group.
Personally, I think this project is a valuable addition to the community of Chesterbrook. When you see the demand for new construction within a community, and the price tag it can command, it gives homeowners in older existing properties the confidence to invest into their properties. When homeowners complete renovations, repairs and invest into their properties it raises the property values of a community as a whole.
For more information on the Parkview at Chesterbrook project can be found here. The sales office is open from 10am – 6pm Monday through Friday and from 11am – 6pm on the weekends. Rockwell Custom has an on staff sales team, but they are also happy to work with buyers who have realtors.
If you’re not working with an agent and would like a tour of this project or want more information, please let me know. To learn more about me, or the Main Line Haven real estate team within Keller Williams, click here. And be sure to ask about our complimentary interior design services that we offer our buyer clients through our partnership with Main Line Haven.