frontage, this 1,400-acre river-oriented community
is planned for approximately 2,700 homes, including
a mix of townhomes, diverse single-family home options, and the age-restricted component.
Some of the amenities being planned: a 30-acre
lake with lakeside amenity center, a mixed-use commercial area, an activated Marina Village featuring a
112-slip marina and dockmaster, live-work opportunities, shops, restaurants, a boardwalk, a crab dock,
event lawn, and miles of trails to connect from the
river into the community’s multiple neighborhoods.
Spetrino is busy building throughout the county,
but the underlying trends he sees among 50-plus
homebuyers are disappearing formal dining rooms
and tub baths and the introduction of a flex office
space or room.
“We’ve been watching the formal dining room disappear for a while,” Spetrino says, “even with our very
high-end homes ($1.5 million or higher), we are seeing the formal dining room is less and less important.
Now we’re seeing home offices, whether defined or the
Spetrino says this is mainly being incorporated
through an enlarged master suite, or what was once
part of the “sitting area” of the master suite, or an
extension of the kitchen/pantry area.
“In some cases, it’s both,” Spetrino adds. “Instead
of an office we are seeing smaller niches, and in many
cases, a ‘his and hers.’ He may be upstairs in the bonus room with his laptop looking for fishing rods on
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