New Home Showcase
May 16, 2014
Technology on display at grand-opening event
Glennwick GroveOpen 11 a.m.–6 p.m. Saturdays–Wednesdays and by appointment at 56th Avenue West and 168th Street Southwest, Lynnwood
From the low $500,000s
425-275-5324 or sundquisthomes.com
By Teresa Kenney
Special to NWhomes
LYNNWOOD — Glennwick Grove, a community in a quiet setting surrounded by trees, celebrates its grand opening this weekend.
The first five buyers who purchase a presale home at Glennwick Grove will receive an in-wall iPad Control System and an iPad, in addition to the home's standard home-automation features.
"Home automation has been out of reach for many homeowners because it is
something they have to incorporate into the design of their homes in the early stages of construction, and typically at a high price," says Larry Sundquist, president of Sundquist Homes, the community's builder. "By including the basic infrastructure [in the homes at Glennwick Grove], there is much more flexibility in the future to expand the system's capabilities without the prohibitive upfront costs."
When complete, the community will include 41 homes and nine floor plans that range in size from 2,500 to nearly 3,600 square feet.
"The home collection includes one of our most popular floor plans, the Belvoir, as well as our next generation of designs that we've just introduced, including the Jackson and Weston," Sundquist says. "To take advantage of our natural surroundings, the homes have large windows, so the spaces are very open and bright.
"Homes can be ready as early as June, so no matter where you are in the homebuying process — whether you're looking for a quick move-in or want to purchase a presale home so you can personalize it to your liking — we have something that will work."
Glennwick Grove is located near the border of Lynnwood and Edmonds and is nestled between two groves of trees and a salmon stream.
"Two-thirds of the homes are adjacent to permanently protected greenspace," Sundquist says. "You feel like you're in your own little world, but just four or five blocks from your home are everyday conveniences and Highway 99."
The model home at Glennwick Grove features the four-bedroom Jackson floor plan, which includes a first-floor den and second-floor bonus room.
When touring the model home, individuals can test out the technology package. There is automated lighting control throughout the main level, and the great room and master suite come with speakers installed. The back porch is prewired for outdoor speakers.
The home includes USB-plug and power-outlet combos so homeowners can charge their smartphones and tablets. Cat 5 Ethernet wiring allows for a private high-speed network and an enhanced security system.
The wall above the fireplace includes in-wall component-cable tubing, which provides a seamless, no-wiring look for a flat-screen TV.
Homeowners can utilize the Lutron app control system and a smartphone or tablet to adjust the temperature or turn off the lights from any room.
Glennwick Grove is located in the Edmonds School District, and of all the schools that serve the neighborhood are nearby.
"We're just behind the elementary school, so it's an easy walk. A few of the homes even look over the playground," Sundquist says. "And the high school and middle school are right up the street.
"This is a wonderful gem of a neighborhood, perfectly balancing convenience and privacy."