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How one family defines quality in a builder…

Categories: Custom Home | Posted: January 3, 2019

Custom Modern Farmhouse KitchenFor Kara and Erik Ward, trustworthiness was one of the key players in their decision process upon choosing a custom home builder. What comes to mind for you when you think about choosing a company to build your forever home? What standards of ethics are top of your list? Does price rank first in your mind, building practices, or maybe quality products?  Read below for Kara and Erik’s take on why they chose to work with Cedar Knoll Builders:

“Choosing someone to build your house is a big decision for some. For us there was no question about whom we would choose. The most important quality about a builder is trustworthiness, and when the leader of a company has your full trust, you know that those under him are worthy of respect. Knowing a company follows Christian standards and has the same beliefs as you do is something that is not commonly found and makes a world of difference. Being able to trust that those individuals who are helping you along every step of the building process are of utmost importance. Every person at Cedar Knoll has been incredibly kind and lived up to the great expectation of trust we began this process with. We were helped to stay within budget while being guided into creating our dream home! From the planning to the decorating details, Cedar Knoll has made our dreams of building a house become a reality!” – The Ward Family

To view more photos of Kara & Erik’s beautiful modern farmhouse home, please follow the link to our Custom Homes Portfolio.

Say Merry Christmas This Year With a New Home

Categories: Quick Delivery Homes | Posted: December 6, 2018

In the market for a new home, not sure what to get your loved ones for Christmas this year? Check out Cedar Knoll’s list of Quick Delivery homes with an added incentive of $10,000 off towards any quick delivery new home purchase. Whether you’re considering a move to the Oxford area, a Lifestyle Community like Honeycroft Village, or Golf Course Community like the Enclave at Wyncote, we’ve got something for everyone and there’s never been a better time to purchase a new home than this holiday season! Say Merry Christmas this year with a new home purchase and enjoy all of the benefits of owning a brand new home next year. This holiday season, Cedar Knoll’s Quick Delivery Home list includes three beautiful and fully decorated model homes to choose from. Visit Honeycroft Village 55+ Active Adult Community to tour the Tannon and Lexington Model Homes now for sale. All the bells and whistles included in these beautiful one-of-a-kind main level living homes located towards the back of Ivy Hill Path cul-de-sac. Considering the Oxford Area? Tour Cooper Farm Community’s two-story Lancaster Model Home also for sale and priced to sell. Beautiful stone front facade and standing seam metal roofing give this home excellent curb appeal, making it a decorator’s dream over the holiday seasons. With an open floor plan concept, stunning interior finishes, including custom painting throughout, the Lancaster is sure to impress. Visit our Quick Delivery page on the website to learn about our move-in ready home opportunities nearest you!

Cedar Knoll Salutes Our Heroes

Categories: New Home | Posted: November 8, 2018

Freedom is a priceless gift, and yet we all know of someone, who paid the ultimate sacrifice for the gift of our freedom. May we never take this for granted and may we always remember and show appreciation for all active and reserve military personnel. With Veteran’s Day just around the corner, this November, Cedar Knoll Builders would like to gift all military personnel $2,500 in Design Options towards the purchase of a Cedar Knoll new construction home. All military personnel, veterans, active and reserve we thank you for your service and we look forward to serving you! Visit Cedar Knoll’s Main Office and Design Center on 1771 Limestone Road Cochranville, PA 19330 to learn more or speak with any of our community sales agents by way of email or phone.  To receive the Military $2,500 in Design Options, contracts must be written during the month of November only, starting November 1st and expiring November 30th 2018.  Also, don’t forget to ask about VA loans as you may qualify!

“Simplify, simplify, simplify!”

Categories: Quick Delivery Homes | Posted: October 26, 2018

I believe Henry David Thoreau was onto something when he wrote the words “Simplify, simplify, simplify!” in Walden. Tucked away in his little cabin, in the woods of Walden Pond, Thoreau wrote the words “Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify, simplify! I say, let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred or a thousand; instead of a million count half a dozen, and keep your accounts on your thumb-nail.” Maybe Throeau knew even then, written over 150 years ago, that we would need to be reminded of these words, and almost daily! Our culture has evolved at such a high-speed pace, most days it’s enough of a task just to try and keep up! Are any of you readers like me? Do you long to get back to simpler times? To reorganize your life, your many belongings, the things that have just accumulated overtime? Thoreau moved to Walden Pond to learn how to live deliberately, to simplify his life. I love this idea! In what way can we learn to live deliberately? For some, this means moving closer to family and what’s important, downsizing their home and belongings, meeting new people and making new friends, and for others it remains just an idea, and that’s okay! Well if you’re looking to invest in your happiness by downsizing your living arrangements and meeting some new friends, then we encourage you to check out our new quick delivery home, the Magnolia Cottage at only 1,313 sq. ft. Designed for simpler living so you can get back the time to invest in the people and activities that bring you happiness. There are so many ways to learn how to live deliberately, it is an ongoing goal, and a worthy goal! Visit Honeycroft Village 55+ Active Adult Community today and see if the idea fits!

View the Magnolia Quick Delivery 1,313 sq. ft. home by clicking here:

 

1723 Vineyards Opens New Tasting Room

Categories: Commercial Construction | Posted: August 24, 2018

Commercial BuildThis summer Cedar Knoll Builders was privileged to design and construct 1723 Vineyards and Tasting Room, now located and open for business in Landenberg, Pa.  See below for the full article on how owners, Ben & Sarah Cody successfully turned their dreams of connecting people with the products they love into a reality.

READ THE ARTICLE HERE:

Even before Ben and Sarah Cody began planting the first vines of what would eventually become the 11-acre 1723 Vineyards in 2015, the idea of opening a tasting room on the grounds of the historic McMaster Farm in Landenberg was already in their dream pipeline.

It merely had to wait its turn.

“We planted the grapes first because we’re very passionate about growing everything we sell,” Ben said from the winery’s new 600-square-foot tasting room, which had its official opening in early August. “For Sarah and me, it was important that every bottle we sell will allow us to show every customer exactly where that bottle of wine came from.”

The tasting room, Ben said, was part of a three-phase strategy.

“I feel like it’s like a football team – a third offense, a third defense, and a third special teams,” he said. “To be a really good football team, you have to excel at all three phases. In winery terms, it’s a third growing quality fruit, a third developing skills in winemaking, and a third opening up a comfortable tasting room.”

The room, which includes a tasting bar, tables and chairs, and French doors that open to stunning views of the vines, also offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy the winery’s star attractions – 1723 Vineyards Albarino, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chambourcin Reserve, Merlot, Muscat Ottonel, Petit Verdot, Reisling, Rose, Sauvignon Blanc and Vidal Blanc. Adjacent to the tasting room, a new 2,000-square-foot production room allows winemaker Gabriel Rubilar to develop wines on location, from grapes grown on the eight-acre McMaster Farm and the three-acre historic Ford Farm in nearby Kemblesville.

“There is a wine here for everybody,” Ben said.

The tasting room will also host a fall lineup that will include food trucks and local musicians; private events; happy hour Fridays; a harvest festival, scheduled for the first weekend in November; and an upcoming farm-to-table event, in partnership with their next-door neighbors, Katt and Mathy, known for their food truck, The Road Rancher.

The tasting room, designed and constructed by Cedar Knoll Builders, was created, in part, as a welcoming door for visitors to know more about the wine they are sampling and purchasing, Sarah said. “We wanted to give people a one-on-one experience, to be welcomed by someone who can speak with them about our wines, talk about the farm and the history of our property, and provide information about exactly where our wines are grown on our farm,” she said. “Our tasting room is also part of a connection with people, in order to know who they are and the names of their children, and to enhance that connection in a place that is warm, comfortable, and has great views.”

The 1723 Vineyards tasting room is open Fridays from 4 to 7 p.m., Saturdays from noon to 5 p.m., and Sundays from noon to 3 p.m. Visit www.1723vineyards.com. 1723 Vineyards is at 5 McMaster Blvd., Landenberg. Call 888-330-0526.

Article By: Richard L. Gaw

Read the full article posted in the Chester County Times here.

New Homes in Avon Grove School District – Last Chance!

Categories: New Home | Posted: August 22, 2018

 

New Homeowner in Wheatland Farms Avon Grove School DistrictThis time of year, it’s back to school shopping, summer barbecues, and sports preseason kick-off at Wheatland Farms Community located in Lincoln University, Pennsylvania.  With award-winning schools in the Avon Grove School District, now is your last chance opportunity to be a part of this lovely community of new homes. Located just past the intersection of State Road and Newark Road in New London, you will find the Wheatland Farms Community of New Homes with 98 acres of open space, public water, public sewer, natural gas, tree-lined streets and multiple floor plans to choose from. Location is everything at this community so act now!   Our final two remaining lots are located in Phase III of the community and prime Chester County homesites for the Avon Grove School District.  If interested in learning about these two remaining lots please contact Cedar Knoll directly or call our Beiler-Campbell Real Estate Representative, Bill Raymond for pricing, incentive details and more!  Bill may be reached by phone at (610) 212-6922 or email at wmraymond@aol.com.  Visit our Wheatland Farms Community page for photos, floor plans, site map and special offers.

Cooper Farm Offers the New Leland Home

Categories: New Home | Posted: August 15, 2018

First Floor Living HomeIf you’ve recently driven through our Cooper Farm Community, there is no doubt that the first floor living single-family homes are winning the day at this lovely sidewalk community located in Oxford, Pennsylvania. That is why we are proud to introduce a sister plan to our first floor living options with the new Leland Model starting in the upper $290s. The Leland is a home that blends classic charm with modern day appeal brought together in a beautiful open floor plan design. Complete with modern amenities and well suited to accommodate your every lifestyle, the Leland is a lovely two bedroom, two bath first floor living single-family home. To start, the Leland features a two-car garage with easy entry in to your laundry room, a stunning guest entry foyer, guest bedroom or optional study with hall bath. At your Kitchen and main living area you’ll find an over-sized pantry, dining area, and optional island, fireplace and custom built-in bookshelves to give your home that cozy and warm atmosphere. Your first floor master bedroom suite is privately located and off from your second bedroom, complete with dual vanity sinks, shower and a full walk-in closet. Designed with room to grow and the flexibility to accommodate your ever-changing lifestyle, the Leland home is what we believe to be the home of the year. Stop by the model home Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm or schedule a private touring to view the new Leland home.

Cooper Farm is located just one mile outside historic downtown Oxford, with shopping, dining, nightlife and a vibrant blend of culture and community. Come see why Cooper Farm Community is the new and up and coming community to call home.

Summer Savings Deal at Honeycroft Village 55+

Categories: Honeycroft Village 55+ Active Living | Posted: July 11, 2018

Lexington Plan Kitchen

Building a new home in Chester County’s premier 55+ active adult community just got sweeter with a New Home Summer Savings Deal! Cedar Knoll is offering for a limited time only a free unfinished basement or a free finished second floor loft, bedroom and bath combo with the purchase of a new cottage home. With the purchase of a single-family home, buyers receive a free paver’s patio measuring 10’ x 10’. Savvy buyers will not delay as this deal can only be offered now until August 31st 2018. Don’t wait long however as there are only 5 single-family building lots left in Phase III.

Honeycroft Village is low maintenance so you can enjoy all the best things about living in an active-adult community. Residents enjoy resort-style amenities with included lawn care and snow removal, a state-of-the-art Clubhouse with fitness center and heated indoor pool, bocce ball courts, community garden and outdoor patio gathering area. Enjoy what matters most in your life by getting back the time to live more intentionally. There’s no better time than now to start living your way at Honeycroft Village Active Adult Community.

Don’t forget with today’s most convenient technology, residents and buyers alike can instantly access our popular Lexington model home with the use of NterNow. Simply call the number on the front door at address 514 Ivy Hill Path Cochranville, Pa or download the NterNow app for your four-digit code to enter. Regular sales center office hours run every Friday through Sunday from 1:00 – 4:00 pm.

10 home design trends to watch out for in 2018

Categories: Design Tips | Posted: May 18, 2018

This week we wanted to share an article we found based on the Houzz predictions presented at the start of 2018.  So far, we would say that Houzz has gotten their predictions right! See below for the full article from the Washington Post titled “10 home design trends to watch out for in 2018, according to Houzz”:

We chatted with Houzz editor and writer Mitchell Parker about Houzz’s conclusions, and why these particular trends are gaining traction.

So whether you’re a first-time homeowner looking to revamp your current home or just want some new design inspiration, here are some home design trends to take note of in 2018.

1. More color in kitchens

Although white will always be a classic color for kitchen design, homeowners are shying away from bland hues and injecting rich colors, such as warm wood tones (example: mahogany) and neutrals (example: grays and blues), into the space to give it a warm, fresh and unique feel. Social sites such as Instagram, Pinterest and Houzz have exposed homeowners to “what’s possible, what looks fun and what they can personalize themselves,” Parker said, and have encouraged them to be bigger risk-takers when it comes to color.

2. Rich colors throughout the home

Warm grays paired with “camel, rust, tobacco [and] brown-blacks,” as well as earthy reds and yellows, are expected to edge out cooler neutrals in the coming year.

“These rich colors are not like the avocado green and mustard colors from the 1970s. They won’t date quickly,” Parker said. “They are rich, moody and work well in home environments where you want a soothing and diverse mix of colors and textures.”

3. No more white or stainless steel sinks

The modern Farmhouse style will continue to flourish in 2018 and spread to the bathroom. Parker predicts that there will be “more concrete, stone, copper and granite composite sinks in darker hues of gray, bronze or black.”

“As people set out to personalize their spaces, they are kind of bored with seeing a white sink all of the time,” Parker said. The rustic home decor trend is “waking people up to trying something new and different.”  It “harkens back to simpler times,” he said, “and that feeling of simplicity can be very calming in a home environment.”

4. Florals

The tropical palm print may have flooded your Instagram feeds this year, but people aren’t yet tired of eye-catching, oversized graphic florals. Houzz expects that we’ll see even more interpretations of over-scaled floral patterns, in high-contrast colors, in the new year.

5. Vintage lighting

Vintage light fixtures, including sconces, lanterns, pendants and chandeliers, are making a comeback as crafty home do-it-yourselfers outfit retro fixtures with new technology.

“I find that vintage fixtures are often better-made than new fixtures, I prefer their patina, and I appreciate the distinctive, one-of-a-kind quality they add to rooms,” designer and “Today” show style expert Elizabeth Mayhew wrote in The Washington Post. “Online shopping platforms such as 1stDibs, Etsy and One Kings Lane have made it easy to find everything from an early-20th-century French crystal chandelier to a ’60s Sputnik.”

6. Trough or bucket sinks

Another sign the modern Farmhouse trend isn’t dying in 2018: Houzz predicts that deep, wide and durable trough and bucket sinks will continue to be popular in the new year. Used commonly in busy laundry rooms and kids’ bathrooms, these long, narrow and low-maintenance sinks can help create a rustic aesthetic and maximize minimal space.

Read the full article by visiting the Washington Post page online here.

Article By: Megan McDonough

Wheatland Farms Community Last Chance!

Categories: New Home | Posted: May 10, 2018

Carson New Home in at Wheatland Farms in Pa

Looking for new construction in the Avon Grove School District? Tired of the maintenance on an old home? Good News!  Wheatland Farms Community located in Lincoln University, Pennsylvania, with a total of 141 homesites in the Avon Grove School District is down to the final two homesites. If you’ve been on the house hunt, you know that inventory is low and interest rates are beginning to climb – now is the time to buy and lock in your low interest rate!  With a new builders incentive, new home purchases in Wheatland Farms Community, buyers will enjoy Free First Floor Hardwood Flooring.  Choose from multiple flooring selections with Cedar Knoll Builder’s newly renovated 2,000 + sq. ft. Design Center, located in Cochranville, Pennsylvania.  Homes starting in the mid $300’s, first floor master options, and prime Chester County homesite views. Wheatland Farms is only minutes to White Clay Creek Preserve with over 6,000 acres of biking, hiking, walking and horseback riding trails.  Not to mention stocked trout streams for anglers and fisherman alike! With 139 sold to date and only 2 homesites remaining, don’t miss your opportunity to be a part of this beautiful community of single-family homes.  Speak with one of our sales agents Jeff Roland or Bill Raymond today for more information or to tour the remaining two homesites.