LOVE THY NEIGHBOR[HOOD]
Photos by Paul Flessland
Photo and Renderings courtesy of Verity Homes
If you’re considering building a house or making the move, you’d better know what’s under the snow. To uncover the dirt, we met with local developers to show us what Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo will soon see. New neighborhoods are in the works with exciting looks inspired by big-city high-rises, San Francisco-style architecture and even urban farm-life. There are new developments popping up everywhere, giving today’s homeowner acres of possibilities. In this friendly neighborhood guide, we’ll show you a few of our new favorites and give you a directory of many others to map out on your next Sunday drive.
THE PRESERVE AT HADLEY MEADOWS
San Francisco-style townhomes
Located in the heart of West Fargo, this new settlement is anything but plain. The Preserve at Hadley Meadows is a community of San Francisco-style townhomes built by Verity Homes.
Featuring outdoor amenities, these low-maintenance townhomes appeal to Millennials and Baby Boomers alike. Come along with us as we learn about the builder and explore the signature floor plans this neighborhood has to offer.
Established in 1999, Verity Homes is known for building custom homes in Bismarck, but in the last two years they have expanded into Fargo. One of the reasons why Verity Homes has generated so much interest is because they specialize in customization.
Part of the appeal of The Preserve at Hadley Meadows is the low-maintenance lifestyle that many homeowners tend to gravitate toward.
“We really wanted to tie in a younger energy and offer something for first time home buyers, and also have a lot to offer for someone who’s retiring and doesn’t want the maintenance of a single-family home,” Elizabeth Nelson of Verity Homes conveyed.
There are ten signature floor plans available in The Preserve at Hadley Meadows, each named after a different type of bird. These floor plans are split into three categories: Signature Luxury Townhomes, The Sky Terrace Collection and The Bungalows.
In the following pages, we’ll give you an inside look at the Oriole floor plan, a sneak peak of the Sandpiper and side-by-side comparisons of the other layouts.
The Oriole Floor Plan
Welcome to the Oriole, one of Verity Homes’ Signature Luxury Townhomes. At 1,837 square feet, this floor plan has lots of living space. At a glance, you might notice that it includes three bedrooms, two bathrooms, one half- bath and a two-car garage.
These renderings represent the builder’s vision for the Oriole floor plan. The first floor has an open concept–the living room, kitchen and dining room coexist peacefully in the same space.
Custom shaker cabinets from SWI Interiors and quartz countertops are highlights in the kitchen, and the focal point of the living room is a modern fireplace with a floating mantle. Meanwhile, volume ceilings draw your eyes up toward the loft.
A wall of windows makes the master suite stand out.
Verity Homes then demonstrated how the Oriole can accommodate a kid’s room.
They also showed us a bedroom that would be great for a teen or as a getaway for guests. Elizabeth Nelson did all of the staging for this model home, but Verity Homes also has an in-house interior designer whose office is located on-site to help future homeowners’ make their mark on each townhome.
Sandpiper Sneak Peak
As an added bonus, we were also able to snag a sneak peak of the Sandpiper floor plan. Notice how the levels in this space are separated by a sleek, modern railing.
Side by Side Comparisons:
Signature Luxury Townhomes
These floor plans showcase what Verity Homes likes to incorporate into all of their townhomes: luxury features, open concept living, master suites, high ceilings, lofts and direct access to two-car garages.
The Sky Terrace Collection
These modern designs were inspired by vertical living in San Francisco. What makes The Sky Terrace Collection unique is that the fourth floor features a private roo op patio, which can be used as an outdoor living space.
Although The Preserve at Hadley Meadows was inspired by vertical townhomes in San Francisco, Verity Homes also wanted to o er a one-level floor plan, the Dunlin. Because it is the only single-story option in Hadley Meadows, this floor plan has been in high demand.