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New Home Showcase

October 18, 2013

Variety of specials available for grand opening

Hawkesbury offers a mix of one- and two-level Craftsman-style homes.


Open noon–5 p.m. Saturdays– Wednesdays and by appointment at 27925 154th Ave. S.E., Kent

KENT — Hawkesbury isn't for run-of-the-mill, garden-variety homebuyers, according to Nancy Gower, a sales representative at Schneider Homes, the community's builder.

She says this weekend's grand opening of the community of one- and two-level Craftsman-style homes is especially noteworthy for "buyers who deserve something better."

All homebuyers at Hawkesbury receive free front-yard maintenance for the first year. And new buyers are eligible for a $4,500 buyer bonus for closing costs or prepaid upgrades if financing is handled by one of Hawkesbury's preferred lenders.

Set on lanes, cul-de-sacs and streets edged by sidewalks on both sides, Hawkesbury features 35 homesites in this first of five planned phases. The homes showcase the neighborhood's variety, including designs that range from three to six bedrooms and 2.5 to three baths, plus dens, home offices, bonus rooms, flex rooms and first-floor master bedrooms.

In the kitchens, slab granite crowns both countertops and islands that are large enough to accommodate family celebrations, Gower says. Stainless steel appliances complement "stylish maple cabinets with the kind of quiet, 'soft-close' doors and drawers that buyers like and expect."

Natural-gas fireplaces are a focal point and favorite for visitors, says Gower. Energy Star-rated windows, tankless gas water heaters and forced-air gas heating systems contribute to the energy efficiency of the homes.

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