Cedarwood in Stone Ridge, Va., is a natural for older — and younger — buyers.
Houses with bedrooms and wheelchair-accessible bathrooms on one level might naturally appeal to older buyers anticipating mobility issues.
But younger couples such as David and Kristen Carroll are also drawn to the Cedarwood Main Level Living enclave at WestEnd in Loudoun County.
After more than a decade of living in townhouses — most recently in Herndon, Va., — the Carrolls, in their late 30s, were looking for a single-family house with a yard. But most of what they found available was too large, Kristen Carroll says.
“It was McMansions, with the formal dining room, formal living room, study,” she says. “But it’s just the two of us. It didn’t make sense.”
With its open floor plan, the new Van Metre development in Stone Ridge, Va., does make sense. “It’s perfect for us,” she says.
It’s also appealing to buyers with children, Cedarwood sales manager Bonita Hartbarger says.
“It’s nice not to have to go up and down the stairs all the time with young kids,” she says.
And, of course, it’s an important consideration for people nearing retirement. “My knees and the stairs are not friends anymore,” says Alice Lazarevich, who is moving with her husband from a colonial in Sterling to Cedarwood in the fall.
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