The flexible townhouse plan - Bill Warwick, BartonPartners Architects

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Flexible home designs that appeal to a wide array of buyers contributed to the success of the Whitehall at Bryn Mawr luxury townhome community in Bryn Mawr, Pa. Bill Warwick of BartonPartners Architects presents the key design features.

July 25, 2012

Flexible home designs that appeal to a wide array of buyers contributed to the success of the Whitehall at Bryn Mawr luxury townhome community in Bryn Mawr, Pa. There are multiple plan options within each of the 28 homes, which range in size from 2,600 to about 3,200 square feet. Third-floor options include a full second suite with private bath or a more traditional second bedroom arrangement.

On the fourth floor, buyers can select from a loft, third bedroom (in several configurations), home office, or expanded storage.

In a time when it would have been easy to cut down on the level of finish, the development team stood fast and built a highly detailed luxury home. Because of the quality construction and finishes provided by the builder, Vaughan Building Group, LLC, the project sold out in just 16 months.

With close proximity to an Amtrak Station, regional rail, and a high-speed line, and just two blocks from the commercial center of town, homeowners have multiple transportation options for stress-free commuting.

Even though the project is in a tight, infill location, requiring a vertical design response, the compact footprint offers four off-street parking spaces to each homeowner. Fitting these new homes into the surrounding vernacular was essential. Design features like covered porches and balconies help form a bridge between the new neighbors and the existing community. These design components helped the builder attract a wide range of buyers, from move down and move up to empty nester and families.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Bill Warwick, AIA

BartonPartners Architects

Planners, Inc.

www.bartonpartners.com

bwarwick@bartonpartners.com

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