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Windsong Properties Participates in Run at Work Day

RunAtWork_91414_LowResToday, September 19, the Windsong Properties team laced up their sneakers and pinned on race numbers to gear up for Run at Work Day. Promoted by the Road Runners Club of America, this nationwide effort was established to encourage daily exercise.

Once Becky Knight, purchasing assistant at Windsong Properties and avid runner, heard about the event, she knew she had to get her colleagues involved. “I have been running for about two years,” explained Becky. “It has been instrumental in helping me lose over 150 pounds. So anytime I can promote being healthy and active, I do.”

11 team members joined Becky, and they ran/walked from Windsong Properties’ corporate office in Woodstock to the nearby active adult community, Heron Pond, and back. Approximately 0.9 miles each way for a total of 1.8 miles, the team encouraged each other along the way and had fun too.

While at Heron Pond, the participants were able to see (if only for a quick second or two) one of their latest projects. Priced from the low $300,000s, Heron Pond offers 75 low maintenance, ranch homes that feature new floor plans, courtyard retreats and a great location. Amenities include a private clubhouse for socializing, a beautifully landscaped linear park and a pond-side walking trail. Knowing they had worked hard to provide a community that improves the quality of life for empty nesters, gave them the momentum they needed to finish the run together.

Back at the office’s finish line, other employees were waiting to congratulate the runners for accomplishing their goal.
For more information on Run at Work Day, click here. To learn more about Windsong Properties’s active adult community, Heron Pond, click here!

The First Buckley is Built at Heron Pond – Request a Private Tour!

The Buckley on homesite 58 is the first of its kind and ready for your private tour! This showcase home is being shown by appointment only. Almost finished, select your kitchen’s tile backsplash and move-in quickly! Curious or contemplating building a Buckley? Request a personal tour today via email or call 770-516-3678.

Luxurious single level living offers a thoughtful plan featuring a great room for easy living and entertaining, a sunroom for more bright living space, designer finishes and a private courtyard retreat. This plan offers 2 bedrooms, 2 baths and a study that can act as a third bedroom with elegant hardwood floors. Priced at $382,494, this home has 2,115 SF of finished living space.

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The kitchen is beautifully appointed; enjoy a functional island with pendant lights above, granite countertops, a walk-in pantry and oil rubbed bronze fixtures. You select your tile backsplash! The spacious owner’s suite features an oversized walk-in closet and a luxurious bath with dual vanities and a tile shower with built-in seat. Check out the floorplan below!

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Downsizing without Sacrificing Quality is Essential to Active Adults

From the perspective of homeowners, Larry and Teresa Etherton

HP_Ethertons_400SQWe lived just 22 miles from Heron Pond in Kennesaw/West Cobb area in a 5,600 square foot, three level house. About two years ago our oldest daughter, who lives in Woodstock, talked to us about moving closer. We started looking around but everything was too far away. Then she told us about Windsong building on 92 at Heron Pond last year.

I remember when she told us that there was a “50+ community” going in on 92… I heard “50+ community” and felt sad. I am NOT old and certainly NOT ready for a “retirement home!” But we really wanted to be closer to her and our two granddaughters – and low maintenance, single level living sounded really good. We also didn’t want to live in a typical neighborhood anymore – the lots and homes are bigger, the traffic is heavier and there is just more to maintain.

We met Steve Romeyn initially, then Andrew the builder and then Kris at Bel-Aire. We were impressed with everyone; we also had a positive referral for Mark Carruth from our former builder, so we knew we were in good hands with Windsong.

Our home was really customized and very elegant; we loved it! We wanted to downsize, but we were not willing to sacrifice quality and personal touches. The Windsong team was great, responsive and accommodating. We incorporated the courtyard patio into the main living area and that gave us enough space to keep a game room that fits our pool table perfectly. We still have enough room in our courtyard to have a nice outdoor living area and we’ll have a fire pit, pavers and a water feature complete in about a week. We love how open and livable the Carson is especially since we brought the house into the courtyard.

We had to part with a lot of stuff when we went from 5,600 to 3,100 square feet, but it really felt good to let go of stuff we had been holding onto. My biggest concern was how to get our life into a smaller home, but it hasn’t been as awkward as I feared. We love this place and how spacious this plan is.

Larry is a great cook and we enjoy entertaining. It’s easy with our beautiful kitchen across from the billiards room; the courtyard and dry bar are steps away and you can be in the kitchen and socialize with everyone in the main living area.

From April to November we spend about two weeks a month in our RV resort in Virginia; we really like that you can comfortably lock up and leave here without worrying. We set the alarm and go – with yard maintenance taken care of and a no-maintenance courtyard, we are free to travel and have an adventure. Here, we are an hour closer to our Virginia place and three quarters of a mile from our daughter – so mission accomplished.

Selecting Windsong was the right choice for us. Throughout the process of building this home, there will always be issues and imperfections – because humans build homes. The question is, Will the builder step up and address issues in a timely manner and complete the job? We have been impressed with everyone on the Windsong team and they have been great about addressing our concerns every step of the way. Emma our English Lab is also really happy with this home and we are excited to see how this community is coming together. We finally live Where Life’s A Breeze!

Windsong Showcase Home of the Week: The Walcott at Heron Pond

HP50_Dining2Kitchen_webWindsong Properties’ sought after community of Heron Pond in Woodstock has been attracting the attention of many active adult buyers since the beginning of its construction. Now, one lucky customer will be able to live in one of the most popular floor plans the builder has to offer, The Walcott. This Showcase Home of the Week sits next to the park on home site 50 and is priced at $419,989. With three bedrooms, two baths and plenty of upgrades, this home won’t last long!

HP50_FlexRoom1_webThe home’s conversation-starting front porch leads to the welcoming foyer. Two guest bedrooms and a bath flank the foyer followed by a convenient laundry room and a main level retreat. This space can be used as a craft room, office or even play room for the grandchildren.

HP50_Living_webThe gourmet kitchen is a chef’s delight with large work island and plenty of cooking space. Open to the dining room and great room with fireplace, this main living area is an entertainer’s dream. The great room has easy access to the rear screened porch, perfect for morning coffee or evening dessert. Past the main living area is the luxurious owners’ suite with two walk-in closets and a private bath with walk-in shower and dual vanities.

The Walcott impresses further with its private courtyard for easy outdoor living. Just enough room for a garden or outdoor kitchen, the courtyard can become an oasis for enjoying the upcoming fall weather.

HP50_MstrBed3_webAdditional highlights of the home include a drop zone from the garage with privacy for everyday items, additional attic storage, accessible by a permanent staircase, and lots of large windows for natural light to shine through. The Walcott also offers easy living features and is A Livable Lifestyle (ALL) certified. This means that it is designed for active living and life’s changing situations with accessibility features such as wider doors and hallways, lever handles and step-less entry.

Like the other homes at Heron Pond, the Walcott provides a low maintenance lifestyle. That way, residents can enjoy the community’s pond-side walking trail, park and private clubhouse with gathering place for activities and fitness room. Check out the Floorplan for this home!

Heron Pond is also just minutes from all that the area has to offer. Residents can easily venture to Downtown Woodstock’s unique shops and restaurants, The Outlet Shoppes of Atlanta and historic Roswell, the Roswell Cultural Arts Center, specialty groceries and more.

To make this Showcase Home of the Week your home before it’s too late, contact Kris Johnson, the on-site agent, today at 770-516-3678. Click for more information on Heron Pond!

Pioneering Potres are the First Homeowners at Heron Pond

The Potres are the first homeowners at Heron Pond in WoodstockBeing the first homeowners at a community can be a scary thing with thoughts of, Will the builder finish what they started? and all the construction that still needs to happen around the house. But pioneers, Sandy and Bruce Potre were fearless when they learned about Windsong Properties. Below is their story, directly from them.

“We started our search about a year and a half ago but didn’t want to go way out to Canton or Gainesville. Powder Springs and Dallas was too far also, but when we saw the Windsong homes out there, we were impressed and very interested. We lived for 29 years in a large multi-level home with miles of stairs. After cleaning up piles of leaves and pulling weeds for all those years, we were done!

Our friend Bill told us about Windsong’s new community starting up on Highway 92 and we were immediately excited to build here; the location was a great fit for us. We liked the Carson plan best and could envision ourselves living in this open, single level home. As it were, Bill just closed on his home right behind us!

We met Kris, the sales agent, when we visited Bel-Aire; we loved the homes and her kind helpfulness. We were delighted to find that she was the sales agent here at Heron Pond. We signed up for the community email updates, attended the first VIP Preview in February and entered the lottery. By early march we were under contract and excited about our future in The Carson. At that time, there wasn’t a model to view, but after seeing the other Windsong communities, we were confident with the quality, the team and our decision.

We lived in East Cobb and really were not interested in changing our habits, but definitely wanted to downsize and enjoy a low maintenance lifestyle. Our biggest priority was to stay close to our grandchildren; we have 4 that visit us often and this plan has a private suite for them, with a separate powder room for guests – I really liked that!

Windsong worked with us to change our courtyard patio into an airy sunroom, expanding our indoor living area. We plan to add pavers, cozy fire pit seating and some plantings to our private courtyard this Fall.

Bruce’s favorite feature is the hot water recirculator that provides warm water out of the faucet immediately and hot water much faster. Actually it’s a draw; he loves the wonderfully large dual owner’s suite closets!

My favorite feature is the people! Windsong’s team was delightful; we have been impressed with all of them throughout this process and they really feel like part of the community. Also we have several friends that we have run into here already, a couple of friends from our bridge group, a couple of our tennis and golfing friends and Bill, of course. It’s nice to see some familiar faces and we have already told our friends about Heron Pond, trying to get them to move here with us.

We are so grateful to everyone at Windsong that worked hard to make this home and this community a reality. We can’t wait for the clubhouse to be built, but until then, this house will handle our 12 member bridge team just fine. We are also enjoying exploring the Woodstock area and its shopping and restaurants. This experience has been delightful and we love this home. Life really is a breeze at Heron Pond!

Windsong Properties Celebrates 10th Anniversary of Veteran Employee

Carrie Roeger, Operations Manager, Windsong PropertiesWindsong Properties is honored to announce the 10th anniversary of veteran employee, Carrie Roeger. Serving as the operations manager for the active adult home builder, she is responsible for managing process improvement and coordinating work flow from sales through construction to warranty.

“Carrie is an outstanding employee and friend that goes above and beyond each day,” said Steve Romeyn, co-founder of Windsong Properties. “She has a deep understanding of our mission and the active adult market. Carrie is committed to our team and customers, and it has been a pleasure to work beside her as we expand the company.”

After spending five years on active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps, Roeger earned a bachelor’s degree in finance at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. She then worked as a production assistant for a government contractor that built base housing and was a builder assistant for the interiors division of Choate Construction before joining Windsong Properties.

“Windsong Properties was in its infancy when I was hired, and it has been a great experience to ride the triumphs and challenges of a start-up company,” explained Roeger. “Through the vision and leadership of Steve Romeyn and Mark Carruth, we survived the recession and have come out of it a stronger, better company.”

Roeger began as the company’s purchasing manager and helped with purchasing, vendor relations, contracts, estimating, quality control and accounting. After five years, she became Windsong Properties’ marketing manager and was promoted to operations manager last year.

“Windsong Properties has always been a great place to work,” continued Roeger. “As we continue to grow, I look forward to all of the new experiences that will come our way.”

Currently, Windsong Properties is building active adult ranch homes at Windsong at Seven-Hills and Windsong Manor in Dallas, Bel-Aire in Powder Springs and Heron Pond in Woodstock.

Windsong Offers Luxurious, Quality-Built Active Adult Homes

BA_Clubhouse_FramingAbstract_300SQWith more than three decades of building experience and a personal understanding of the needs and desires of the active adult home buyer, Windsong Properties makes sure that its communities offer both luxurious and quality-built homes. This craftsmanship attracts buyers every day to the sought after Heron Pond in Woodstock, the builder’s newest community.

As Windsong Properties’ highly experienced builder, Andrew Coles has a unique insight into the materials and attention to detail that these homes receive during the building process. He makes sure that only the best products are used, including cement board for the siding along with soffit and fascia boards and either a composite or vinyl material for Windsong’s signature and elegant exterior columns. All are low maintenance and do not rot like typical wood products.

“In addition to these superior products, we conduct various quality checks at different stages of construction,” said Andrew. “We also have a quality check done by our warranty manager a week before closing with the homeowner. This assures that our work is done to satisfaction and allows homeowners to ask questions about the materials.”

No detail is spared at the homes located in Heron Pond. Andrew works with his team to make sure each ranch home is designed for owners to age in place. For instance, open floor plans, step-free access and wider doorways and hallways allow for easy accessibility.

Heron Pond, priced from the low $300,000s, focuses on improving the quality of life while transitioning from family home to empty nest. Amenities such as courtyard retreats, beautifully landscaped linear park, a pond-side walking trail and private clubhouse allow for neighbors to socialize and have fun.

HP50_WalcottExt_650wAndrew has been working on a couple of showcase homes for a faster move-in like the Walcott on homesite 50, ready now and featuring 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, a retreat, screened patio and a courtyard priced at $440,544. On homesite 52 a Carson is being built for a September move-in. The same floorplan as the model, this spacious home features 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, a great room fit for entertaining, flexible space and a courtyard for $450,824.

“The design of our homes and our amenities make these communities one-of-a-kind,” explained Andrew. “It’s great to work for a company that cares so much for its buyers’ desires!

To learn more about Heron Pond’s luxurious and quality-built homes and living in a Windsong community, “Where Life’s a Breeze,” visit Heron Pond’s web page.

What is an “Active Adult” Community & Is It A Fit For Your Lifestyle & Goals?

Bel-aire community park in West Cobb, Powder Springs, by Windsong

The Community Park at Bel-Aire offers a sanctuary for a stroll, star gazing or grilling with friends.

“Active Adult” is a term for a 50+ community that offers detached homes with a low maintenance, social lifestyle. At Windsong Properties, “We are boomers building for boomers!” It is the goal of the homebuilder to “offer buyers a better quality of life” – by crafting communities that encourage residents to have fun with like-minded, new friends. That’s why Windsong designs home plans for buyers at this stage of life that include accessibility features STANDARD. These exceptional homes are built with low maintenance materials and lawn maintenance in included!

Common Motivations for Homebuyers to Select an Active Adult Community Include:

  • I want to be closer to my kids and grandkids.
  • I want to be more social with like-minded friends that identify with my stage in life.
  • I want to live in the suburbs with conveniences to the places that matter to me.
  • I want to downsize into a smart home plan while NOT sacrificing quality.
  • I don’t want to be in a condo or attached living arrangement.
  • I don’t want to live downtown.
  • I am tired of all the yard work.
  • The stairs seem to be multiplying and getting harder to deal with.
  • I’ve had a medical situation that makes living in my current home difficult, unsafe or impossible.
The Clubhouse at Bel-Aire in West Cobb, Powder Springs, GA by Windsong Active Adult Communities

The Clubhouse at Bel-Aire just opened featuring a fitness room, game room, catering kitchen, gathering den and outdoor fireplace. A bocce ball court is in the back.

The lifestyle Windsong works to create is unique. Communities are conveniently located to what matters to you and are intimate enclaves with private clubhouses. Your home is detached AND low maintenance with thoughtful and flexible plans to choose from that take advantage of outdoor living that make relaxing and entertaining a breeze. Homes are certified by the “A Liveable Lifestyle” (ALL) program and offers common sense accessibility features for life’s changing situations. We also pay attention to the details that make a big difference; most plans offer a permanent stairs to attic storage – never deal with pull down stairs again!

Tour a model home this Memorial Day Weekend and learn how you can make the transition to a easier, fun and low maintenance lifestyle! Visit our website for community information, hours and locations.

Heron Pond Offers A Move-In Ready Walcott On The Park

Windsong is excited to announce that a showcase home featuring The Walcott is move-in ready and staged for viewing. Positioned next to the park on homesite 50, this home features a lot of natural light, outdoor living areas and loads of upgrades for $419,989.

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This three bedroom, two bath plan features lots of flexible space like a Retreat on the main level and additional attic storage, accessed by a permanent staircase. The Walcott takes advantage of the outdoors with a courtyard near the kitchen that brightens the living areas and a private rear screened porch.

Other highlights include a conversation-starting front porch featuring craftsman columns, shake, and stone accents. The entertainer will love the spacious kitchen near the courtyard for outdoor parties and a dropzone from the garage with privacy for everyday items. A private and generous owner’s suite features two large walk-in closets and the oversized two car garage offers additional space for storage or a workshop or both!

Heron Pond is a gated community featuring a landscaped park leading to a private clubhouse overlooking Heron Pond. There you will find a gathering place for activities, fitness room and a pond-side walking trail. Additional parking and sidewalks are provided throughout the community.

The Walcott also offers easy living features and is A Livable Lifestyle (ALL) certified. Homes are designed for active living and life’s changing situations with flexible space and accessibility features like wider door- and hallways, lever handles, and step-less entry. Enjoy your new low maintenance lifestyle where you can lock and leave or stick around and socialize with your new friends.

Heron Pond is minutes from Downtown Woodstock, Historic Roswell and East Cobb. Residents will be convenient to the Roswell Cultural Arts Center, Roswell Park, The Outlet Shoppes of Atlanta, gourmet groceries, original eateries and much more.

For more details about The Walcott, please contact Kris Johnson, the on-site agent, at 770-516-3678 or email her at kjohnson@windsonglife.com. Also visit the Heron Pond page for more information about the community.

Active Adults Have ALL* at Windsong Properties

Windsong_ALL_BA_SignPlacement_300wWindsong Properties began with a commitment to providing homeowners with elegant single-story homes in communities that emphasize opportunities to meet neighbors and enjoy the outdoors, in addition to being convenient to local shopping, dining, entertainment, and travel outlets.

For more than ten years, Windsong has been a leader in the Active Adult homebuying market in Metro Atlanta, because each home and community is designed for Baby Boomers, by Baby Boomers – and because they are always on the lookout for the trends that represent timeless, must-have features in their homes.

In short, we want our homeowners to have it ALL. That’s why we are so excited to announce our affiliation as an ALL Homebuilder. ALL stands for A Liveable Lifestyle Home, a state-wide voluntary certification program that ensures certain design features are present that promote a liveable, accessible lifestyle.

“Windsong’s signature accessibility features include wider door- and hallways, lever door handles, and no-step entryways, all of which are sought-after features in any home, and which allow for life’s changing situations,” says Windsong Operations Manager Carrie Roeger. “In addition, yard maintenance is included with every Windsong home – talk about livability!”

ADA_StepLessRamp_Garage_250wOpen great rooms and spacious kitchens offer subtle design features such as natural light and ample storage that make entertaining and everyday living equally easy and enjoyable. And the flexible space, designer appointments, and private outdoor retreats are just a few of the details that homeowners include in their reasons for choosing a Windsong community.

“We also work with our homebuyers to personalize their home with other accessibility features, like wheelchair roll-up vanities, as needed,” Carrie says. “And the outdoor retreat is definitely part of the liveable lifestyle, because nature offers healing and restorative power and (the courtyard) creates even more living space.”

An ALL Certified Home means that it is a home for people of all ages, and of all abilities, and its features can be integrated in new and renovated homes that span all price points and home types.

We invite you to visit Windsong’s exciting communities in Paulding, Cobb, and Cherokee counties, to see just what it looks like to Have It ALL, and to discover why we say, Welcome to Windsong – Where Life’s A Breeze!​