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Your guide to new homes prime.  I 31

Your guide to the area’s finest new homes

New Home Guide

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Build it, and they will come Kevin Weaks

New home builder news: “We’ve always said ‘you get more with McKelvey,’ and our 113th anniversary sale proves it more than ever!” said McKelvey Homes President Jim Brennan. To celebrate the company’s 113th anniversary, McKelvey is offering buyers 113% off options through March 6. “In honor of our long tradition of fine homebuilding, we’re not only giving 100% off options up to $20,000, but also an additional 13% rebate on every to-be-built home. For example, select $20,000 in options absolutely free, and receive an additional $2,600 rebate which you can use for more options, closing costs or a reduction in the sale price of your new McKelvey home. To learn more about McKelvey Homes’ 113% off promotion, stop by any of the 11 McKelvey Homes communities. For locations and directions visit


Greater Missouri Builders has new, lower, anniversary pricing at Queensbrooke Condominiums, now starting at $ 99,900. There are 10 ready to move into at that price featuring 1,070 square feet, two bedrooms, two full baths, wood cabinets, pantry, laundry room in each unit and a balcony or patio. Queensbrooke features an elevator building, covered parking and a great location on Highway 94 at Harvester Road. “We’ll also be ready to open the New Townhomes at Queensbrooke in March,” announced Kim Davison-Whalen, residential sales and marketing director for GMB. The townhomes will be priced from $154,900 with two bedrooms, 1½ baths and a loft,  with a three-bedroom option, and a two-master bedroom option. “We have great pricing on all of our inventory homes in all of our communities,” she added. “Plus, we’re getting ready to start two new villas at Brunhaven, with new

Just in time for spring, Thomas & Suit Homes is offering for quick move-in a new Alberta model at The Enclave at Sommers Pointe in St. Charles County. “This 2,260-square-foot home represents an exceptional value, priced at just $329,000,” said Community Sales Manager Char Richards “It has a wonderful open floor plan, with 11-foot ceilings in the great room, breakfast room, hearth room and kitchen.” At nearby Wyndgate Forest, buyers have the rare opportunity to purchase a movein-ready 1½-story sitting on a wooded homesite that is over a half acre. The 3,311-square-foot Persimmon model has four-bedrooms, 3½-baths and architectural features galore. Both are designed to take full advantage of the breathtaking setting, Char said. Price of this home is $449,000. For information call 636-561-2120 or go to

from an unbelievable $149,500. Many have been asking about larger lots at New Town, Whittaker said, “so we now have half-acre homesites that you can build on.” Call 636-949-2700 or visit www. At Whittaker’s unique Glenhurst townhome community in Wentzville, savvy homebuyers can move into a three-bedroom, 2½-bath home with two-car garage from just $106,500. Call 636-332-9988.

Payne Family Homes prides itself in listening to customers, says Sales and Marketing Director Ed Lott. As a result, the homebuilder has introduced a new line of homes called the Vision Series, “a visionary collection of customer-designed homes at prices and sizes consistent with the way you want to live,” according to their advertisements. The seven all-new designs have features such as two master suites with luxury baths and walk-in closets, multi-purpose rooms, and a single-level There’s always something new at The model that offers an optional penthouse New Town at St. Charles: Whittaker Homes suite. Prices start in the upper $100,000s. is debuting three different sized versions of In addition to the new Vision Series, Payne its new Cottage Villas with two bedrooms recently announced that it is now selling and two baths priced from $128,500 to homes from the low $200,000s at Boulder $148,500. President Greg Whittaker also Ridge on Highway Z just south of I-70. For announced that there are two new two- information call 314-477-1218 or go to story models with four bedrooms priced

*Offer good for up to $20,000 in free options and a $2,600 rebate on any to-be-built McKelvey home. Contracts must be signed by 3-6-11. Some restrictions apply. See salesperson for details.

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Generation Y finds a perfect fit at Whittaker’s New Town at St. Charles Were you born between 1980 and the early 2000s? That would make you a member of Generation Y, and there are an estimated 80 million of you – even more than the fabled Baby Boomer generation. While Boomers prefer suburbia, Generation Y – also known as Millennials - likes a more urban setting, and they’re willing to pay for the ability to walk to work, shopping and entertainment. If you like to walk rather than drive, The New Town at St. Charles was made for you. In 2003, New Town was established as the first true New Urbanism development in Missouri and one of the premier Traditional neighborhoods in the country, designed in the style of Seaside, Fla. Seven years later, New Town has eclipsed Seaside in growth and amenities. New Town is designed to accommodate a wide price range of homes and small businesses in a setting that combines old with new, creating a town reminiscent of the past where children can ride their bikes to the corner market or ice cream shop and residents can walk to restaurants and bars More than 1,000 families and individuals have purchased homes in New Town since it opened in 2003. “We’ve sold more homes in just seven years in New Town than any other project in our company’s 30-year history,” noted Greg Whittaker, president of Whittaker Homes and developer of The New Town at St. Charles. “People like the close-in location in the city of St. Charles, the products and the pricing, Whittaker said. “New Town has continued to sell even during this slow period. Last year over 200 moved into New Town. Nothing close to that is happening anywhere else.” While New Town appeals to Gen Y’ers, who are entering their 30s, the community also is attracting 20-somethings, Whittaker pointed out. “From the beginning I’ve said that our buyers at New Town have been younger AND older than I expected. They range

from singles to empty nesters, and over half have kids. New Town serves everybody’s needs, no matter what they’re looking for. “We have so many different styles that we appeal to all ages.” This spring Whittaker has rolled out two new homestyles at New Town: Three versions of Cottage Villas with two bedrooms and two baths priced from $128,500 to $148,500, and two new two-story models with four bedrooms priced from just $149,500. Many have been asking about larger lots at New Town, Whittaker said, “so we now have half-acre homesites that you can build on. Buyers can meet with our town architect, Tim Bussee, and design a custom home as one couple did recently.” Residents can enjoy shopping at Marsala’s Market, the new Second Hand Rose home décor shop, and a new jewelry store which just opened. Plus there’s fun under the sun at Shire Lane Pool, sand volleyball, an ice-skating rink and a full yearly schedule of music festivals, all of which contribute to the stimulating atmosphere. “There are so many things to do at New Town,” said Whittaker. “It’s just an unbelievable place.” To visit New Town take Highway 364 to north on New Town Boulevard 1.5 miles to the entrance on the right. Call 636-9492700 or visit www.newtownatstcharles. com. Meanwhile, at Whittaker’s unique Glenhurst townhome community in Wentzville, savvy homebuyers can move into a threebedroom, 2½-bath home with two-car garage from just $106,500. The townhomes are only attached at the two-car garage, and buyers have their own front yard and large back yard, so there are no monthly maintenance fees. Buyers also enjoy an ideal location just minutes from Wentzville Parkway shopping. To visit Glenhurst take I-70 to Wentzville Parkway to west on the South Service Road to left on Point Prairie Road. Call 636-332-9988.


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