Model homes at Colvin Estates are nearly complete and a ribbon cutting ceremony has been scheduled for June 14th. North Buffalo's first new residential subdivision in about ten years is already a hit with homebuyers. Excavation for the basement of the first sold house started on Thursday. Three additional lots are ready for contract and another five lots have been reserved. Burke Homes
is the exclusive builder.
There are 24 lots available in the project's first phase. The community is being built on former rail land connecting Starin and Colvin avenues between Taunton Place and St. Lawrence Avenue.
At Colvin Estates, homeowners can enjoy a low maintenance lifestyle combined with modern home designs in a convenient city location. Buyers have six basic one and two-story plans to choose from. Homes start at 1,280 sq.ft of living space and are priced from $225,000. Each has two or three bedrooms including two-story plans with first-floor master suites.
Residences feature 9' first floor ceilings, full-basements, and craftsman-inspired elevations featuring stone veneer, vinyl siding, cedar accenting and tapered columns as per plan. Attractive exterior color palettes promise to create an inviting streetscape.
All of the floorplans are flexible and Burke Builders will custom design layouts to meet buyers' needs.
"The possibilities are awesome here," says Brian Szkatulski who is marketing the project along with Candace Koch, both of Hunt Real Estate. "We are working with buyers to give them the house they want. Ninety percent of the homes will likely be customized."
Prospective buyers will be able to tour two models that flank the community's entrance at Rachel Vincent Way and Colvin Avenue on May 9 from 1 to 3 PM.
The Avery (above, interior pictures) is a spacious two-story plan with three bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, approximately 2,126 square feet of living space and a full-front porch. The home offers an elegant interior, and features many popular designer upgrades such as a gourmet kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, pantry and designer cabinets, hardwood flooring, built-in desk in the dining area, crown molding, first-floor laundry and living room fireplace with side sconces and eye-level windows.
Upstairs the model has three bedrooms and a finished "bonus" room above the garage. The bonus room could be framed and left unfinished until a later date or completed immediately and used for a fourth bedroom, home office, exercise room, family room, child play area or hobby room. An upstairs laundry could be located in a portion of the bonus room area as well.
The 14' x 13' master bedroom features a large walk-in closet and a master bath with a shower and his/her sinks. An optional glamour package is available. Secondary bedrooms share a bathroom. The Avery is priced from $236,000.
Across the street, The Sterling is a single-story model with three bedrooms and two full baths. It features vaulted ceilings in both the foyer and great room and a base price of $233,700. The Sterling can also be built as a two-bedroom plan.
Lots in Colvin Estates are 55 feet wide though the corner lots are 65 feet wide. A 10' easement has been set aside on the south side of the subdivision. A total of 126 lots are planned for the community.
"There's such a good buzz about the community," says Szkatulski, noting that over 300 people have expressed an interest in the development. "Buyers do not want a fixer, they are looking for new construction in the city."
Get Connected: Hunt Real Estate's Brian Szkatulski, 716.903.0877