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2012 Home of Excellence

July 13th, 2012

Milestone Realty Consultants is very proud and honored to be the marketing agency to promote and sell the Home Builders’ Association of Lexington’s 2012 Home of Excellence Chestnut Springs model. Built by the Home Builder’s Association of Lexington, this well-appointed home located at 3012 Blackford Parkway in the Hamburg area of Lexington, Kentucky is full of upgraded features that are typically in homes WAY above this price point.

3012 Blackford Pkwy, Lexington, KY 40509

 

Built by some of Central Kentucky’s top vendors and contractors, the Chestnut Springs has a retail value of approximately $447,000, however it is listed at only $365,000!  Because it was built by the Home Builders’ Association, several of their member vendors were able to discount some of the material costs that went into building this beautiful and energy efficient home… therefore passing along the added value to the new homeowner.  That’s instant addded equity for whoever purchases this home!

The floorplan was created by award-winning designer Frank Betz and features 4 Bedrooms; 2.5 Bathrooms; and a full, unfinished basement with rough-in plumbing for a full bathroom and the perfect setup for a fifth bedroom and large entertaining area.

 


The open eat-in kitchen with abundant Cardell cabinetry features soft close doors and drawers, granite countertops with exotic granite center island, kitchen bar and stainless Frigidaire appliances—including a gas range.


The first floor includes 9 ft. smooth ceilings, hand-scraped hardwood flooring throughout with a double-sided, dry stacked stone-surround hearth with fireplace and gas logs; 11.5 ft. coffered ceiling in the great room and detailed trim work throughout; formal dining room; powder room; and a hearth room perfect for a den, playroom, home office or formal living room. Hardwood stair treads lead to the second floor, which also features hardwood flooring through the hallway.

The master bedroom is open and airy, with lots of natural light, a vaulted ceiling with chandelier and recessed lighting—plus it’s wired for surround sound.  The master bathroom also includes a vaulted ceiling, an air bath with whirlpool jets, double-bowl vanity with granite top, tiled walk-in shower, ceramic tile floors and a large walk-in closet.  A spacious utility room with laundry tub; three ample bedrooms (two with walk-in closets); and a second full bathroom with a double bowl vanity, granite top, ceramic tile floors and a tiled shower complete the second level.


The technologically-savvy homebuyer will appreciate all the audio/visual equipment throughout this awesome home, which is wired for surround sound throughout the first floor and in the master bedroom.  Plus, it’s wired to allow the homeowner to control the entire home from their smartphone or iPad.  This includes the ability to control their heating, air, irrigation system (not included with the home), lighting, audio, visual and security system components right on their phone.

This Energy Smart Home includes WaterFurnace Geothermal heating and air, tankless water heater, Anderson doors and windows with a 10 year warranty, limited lifetime warranty shingles and the list goes on and on!  With a HERS® rating of just 39 on the index, 3012 Blackford Parkway is four times as efficient and an existing home!!

Plus, the systems in this home should last twice as long as typical home systems—and it is more than twice as efficient as a typical Forced Air Gas System, meaning less money spent on utility bills! Even better, the homeowner will also get a 30% tax credit in the total retail amount of the Geothermal system.

The preliminary rating on 3012 Blackford Parkway is as follows:

• 45% More energy efficient than the average new home
• 75% More energy efficient than the average existing home
• Annual savings over an existing home of the same size is nearly $1,200
• Estimated heating and cooling cost with thermostat settings at 70 degrees is $56 a month.

3012 Blackford Parkway is well-appointed, with luxury features way above this price point.  This home also offers more than $82,000 in savings in the list price alone—not to mention all the energy cost savings down the road!

You can check this home out in the latest episode of Todd and Meredith’s Cool Places and learn more by visiting www.homeofexcellence2012.com

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