Moving into a new home or relocating to a different community involves a lot of decision-making. Sometimes, it’s difficult to identify the factors that add up to the perfect locale. At other times, appealing architectural features may not best suit your needs. Gambrill View offers a history of community building, award-winning home design, and steady guidelines to make the new home search easier.
We understand that a growing family has different priorities than those of an older couple planning to downsize. Some homeowners want a great school system and a short commute while other homeowners want a carefree, congenial lifestyle with access to shopping and recreational facilities.
Contemporary lifestyles range from career-minded homeowners who rarely cook to those who focus on gourmet meals, backyard grilling on weekends, and frequent entertaining.
Home size, community appeal, and price range ultimately play into each home-buying decision, but even more important is the need to evaluate model home features, ensuring that a new home matches with your needs.
A new home’s square footage gives a valid overall view of its suitability, but square footage doesn’t tell the whole story. It’s slightly misleading to judge a new home by the numbers rather than the arrangement of its floor plan. Walk through a model home with a keen eye on traffic patterns, convenience, privacy, and alternative room functions. A new home is ultimately defined by the way it’s used rather than the labels on the spaces.
Contemporary homes tend to feature multi-use or combined-function spaces. Dual living-dining rooms, eat-in kitchens, and expansive great rooms supplement the traditional formal living and dining rooms. Halls and doorways are often minimalized, and movement between rooms is easy, open, and informal. If this kind of living appeals to you, you may be happy with advertised “less square footage.”
However, if you value privacy and prefer rooms that are designed for specific purposes — a formal dining room, private home office, crafts room, or television-oriented den — zero in on a floor plan that allows for those specific uses.
Gambrill View offers fresh, innovative floor plans that are tailored to your lifestyle for now and in the future. From single-family homes to townhomes, our Maryland community has a model home for you.
Single-Story or Multi-Level
Stairs offer both privacy and separation. A two-story home offers great convenience with zones for adult and kid-oriented spaces. Stairs, however, become an unnecessary burden for housekeeping as well as a physical impediment for both young children and older homeowners. There are many variations on the theme, however, with split-level homes or level changes that sometimes offer the best of both worlds.
Consider the configuration of bedrooms: Typical floor plans feature either bedroom wings that consolidate quiet space away from main living areas, or split plans designed to separate adult areas from children’s bedrooms. Another option is a new home with two master suites, designed to accommodate multi-generational families, that offer flexibility as your needs change.
No matter what you prefer, consider physical constraints and energy requirements before you decide.
Gambrill View offers innovative floor plans. In the townhomes, you will be surprised at the open stairwells and the light they provide, and imagine having an entire floor as the owner’s bedroom suite with an open deck. In a townhouse! Two of the single-family detached model homes in our community offer flexible living space with a first-floor master bedroom. Choose from a one-story home up to a large two-story over a full basement level.
Today’s best new construction homes feature spaces designed for your unique needs and activities. Sometimes billed as “bonus rooms,” flexible space that can be a child’s playroom, a teenage retreat, or a quiet book-filled library — or used for any number of other options — is often a prime feature.
As you begin your new home search, make a list of must-have features as well as a separate wish list. Consider the way you plan to live in your home now and into the next few years as well as how your needs might change in the future.
A large kitchen with plenty of counter space for stools works well for families with multiple cooks, frequent guests, or children who do homework. If you really only use the kitchen for morning coffee and late-night snacks, you might prefer a home with a drop-dead master bedroom featuring a home spa and a private outdoor patio.
Storage is always important. It can take the form of a separate garage bay, an accessible attic, or walk-in closets in every bedroom. It’s your individual choice.
A few special features in Gambrill View model homes include a two-car garage, differentiating floor plans, and so much more.
The most important thing is to look at model homes with your personal needs in mind. Find a floor plan — and a neighborhood like Gambrill View in Maryland — that appeals to you emotionally and offers financial value.
That way, your decision will definitely be easier!