Second Floor Laundry Room

House floor plans have changed significantly over the years.  Everyone has an opinion on where things are best suited.  So one of the questions we get asked is “why is the laundry room on the second floor?”

McKee Homes developed all of its floor plans with living in mind.  We thought about how people use their homes and what makes the most sense for ease of use.  While we offer several ranch floor plans that have the laundry room on the first floor, we also have many two- and three-story floor plans that have the laundry room on the second floor.

Most people have experienced lugging laundry baskets, bundles of bedding and hangers up and down stairs time and time again.  With a laundry room on the second floor your days of lugging up and down the stairs are over.  Since the majority of laundry and bedrooms are on second floor, why not have the laundry room up there as well.  In all of the laundry rooms, folding stations have been added.  A folding station is an open front cabinet with cubbies and a flat top to make folding and sorting laundry easier.Many of our floor plans also offer sinks in the laundry room to assist with those messes that need a little extra attention.

second floor laundry room with folding station and sink

Now some people might worry about the hassle of getting the washer and dryer to the second floor.  While it might be slightly difficult initially, you likely won’t be moving the appliances.  In a McKee home, the stairwells are wider making moving furniture and washers and dryers easier.  Another concern that homebuyers may fear is the washer overflowing.  McKee Homes has created a solution to this problem.  In all second floor laundry rooms, McKee Homes has installed trays that the washer sits in with a drain that connects to the main plumbing drain line.  This way if your washer overflows you won’t have a big mess to clean up.

So here at McKee Homes we like the second floor laundry rooms (in two- and three-story homes) because it helps make our homes a little more livable.  Come by one of our neighborhoods and check out the laundry room for yourself.

McKee Homes Now Building In Wilmington, NC

By John Rives

Wrightsville Beach in Wilmington, NC

Wilmington, NC

Wilmington, NC is home to three of North Carolina’s finest beaches. Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, and Wrightsville Beach are all within a 25 minute drive of each other.

With a 230-block National Register Historic District, one of the largest in the U.S., Wilmington offers a wide variety of architectural styles and its historic downtown area has a one-mile-long Riverwalk, developed as a tourist attraction, which is home to many boutiques, eclectic shops and vibrant nightlife venues.

Enjoy fresh local seafood and regional specialties at over 40 locally owned restaurants and pubs in downtown Wilmington’s historic river district, many featuring live music.

The population of Wilmington is a little over 100,000 with the median age around 35 years old. The median income is just over $35,000 and the average price of a home is approximately $216,000.

McKee Homes is very excited to begin building new homes in Wilmington, NC.

Hanover Reserve

Hanover Reserve is one of McKee Homes newest neighborhoods located in scenic Wilmington. Location and Value are the biggest draws to Hanover Reserve. It offers the opportunity to be in Wilmington with easy access to everything in town including beaches and shopping.

Hanover Reserve

Give us a call at 910-208-9305 for quick information about any of our new homes and neighborhoods in Wilmington.

Hanover Reserve floor plan elevation renderings

You can view information and available homes and lots by visiting our Hanover Reserve page

Homes starting in the mid $200’s, Sq. Ft. Range: 2,300-3,900 Sq. Ft.

From downtown Wilmington take Market Street towards Ogden. Turn left onto Torchwood Blvd. Take Torchwood until it dead ends and turn right onto Courtney Pines and then your first right onto White Rd. Take and immediate left onto Rabbit Hollow Drive. The end of Rabbit Hollow drive runs into Hanover Reserve, or Eastbourne Drive.

Hanover Reserve

McKee Homes New Neighborhoods for 2014

liberty hill open house

Liberty Hill

Come visit Liberty Hill on Saturday, April 12, 2014 for an open house with fun events for the whole family. There will be an Easter egg hunt, photo booth with Easter bunny, face painting, coloring contest, and an ice cream truck. Tour the open houses in the neighborhood to see beautiful new homes starting in the $200’s.

Liberty Hill is an exciting new neighborhood nestled in the plush and established Kings Grant subdivision! Located just north of Fayetteville near the I-295 connector, 15 minutes from Ft Bragg, and 5 minutes from Methodist University, Liberty Hill is a family friendly neighborhood with convenience to eateries and shopping!

Liberty Hill is located near North Ramsey Street and I-295. Take Shawcroft Road from North Ramsey Street approximately 1.3 miles and turn right onto Williwood Road. Go approximately 400 feet and turn right on McCoy Cross into Liberty Hill.


Legacy Lakes

Just minutes from Pinehurst, Southern Pines and Fort Bragg, Legacy Lakes is home to over 400 acres of beautiful pine trees, rolling fairways, and natural lakes. Amenities include the Nicklaus Design Legacy Golf Links, the Plantation House Racquet and Fitness Club, 6 lighted tennis courts with the finest clay surfaces available, resort-style pool and pool house, state-of-the-art fitness center, and three natural lakes.

Homes starting from the low 200’s, Sq. Ft. Range: 2,300-3,600 Sq. Ft.

Take US 1 (Sandhills Blvd) to US 15/501. Go approximately 2.2 miles and turn left into Legacy Lakes. Take the first right on Kerr Lake Road and go approximately 0.4 miles to Warren Lake Road, on right.


Hanover Reserve

Hanover Reserve is one of McKee Homes newest neighborhoods with new homes for sale in scenic Wilmington. Location and Value are the biggest draws to Hanover Reserve. It offers the opportunity to be in Wilmington with easy access to everything in town including beaches and shopping.

Hanover Reserve

Homes starting in the mid $200’s, Sq. Ft. Range: 2,300-3,900 Sq. Ft.

From downtown Wilmington take Market Street towards Ogden. Turn left onto Torchwood Blvd. Take Torchwood until it dead ends and turn right onto Courtney Pines and then your first right onto White Rd. Take and immediate left onto Rabbit Hollow Drive. The end of Rabbit Hollow drive runs into Hanover Reserve, or Eastbourne Drive.


Coming Soon: McKee Homes will soon be building in the following neighborhoods.

Mid South Club

Mid South Club, in Southern Pines near Pinehurst, is a gated golf community with clubhouse offering some of the most stunning golf views in the area. The  clubhouse includes a grill and member’s room as well as a golf pro shop. In addition to the clubhouse, there is an eighteen-hole signature Arnold Palmer golf course. There are also tennis courts and a beautiful outdoor pool and cabana area for members.

Mid South Club

From Hwy 1 South, take the Midland Road exit and turn right onto Midland Road. Turn left onto Palmer Drive. The gate house is located on Palmer Drive, which can also be accessed directly from Knoll Road as well as Midland Road. From Hwy 1 North, take Hwy 15/501 exit in Aberdeen to Voit Gilmore Lane. Continue on to S. KNoll Road and turn right on to Palmer Dr. The gate house is located on Palmer Drive.


Willows

The Willows in Leland, NC, near Wilmington, is just minutes from Golf and the Beach. The community features new homes for sale and amenities including a clubhouse, pool and tennis courts. Over one-third of this community is dedicated to conservation area.

Coming from Wilmington on Highway 74/76 take the first Leland exit.  Turn right off the exit onto Village Rd. Then take the first left after the Methodist Church onto Northgate Dr. into the subdivision.

McKee Homes is one of the fasted growing new home builders in Eastern North Carolina and will soon be building in many new neighborhoods in Raleigh, Garner, Fuquay Varina, Southern Pines, Pinehurst, Aberdeen, Fayetteville, Fort Bragg, and Wilmington.

McKee Homes Building in Legacy Lakes

McKee Homes is now building new homes in Legacy Lakes, a 400-acre master-planned community with a variety of Aberdeen, NC real estate options and a spectacular collection of luxury amenities, all at an unprecedented value.

Just minutes from Pinehurst, Southern Pines and Fort Bragg, Legacy Lakes is home to over 400 acres of beautiful pine trees, rolling fairways, and natural lakes. Amenities include the Nicklaus Design Legacy Golf Links, the Plantation House Racquet and Fitness Club, 6 lighted tennis courts with the finest clay surfaces available, resort-style pool and pool house, state-of-the-art fitness center, and three natural lakes.

Legacy Lakes

Legacy Lakes is a rare blend of natural beauty, wholesome community, and award-winning golf. With beautiful new homes starting in the low $200’s, and covered by a 2-10 warranty package, McKee Homes is offering one of the best new home values in the Sandhills.

We will be building some of our most popular floor plans in Legacy Lakes such as the Beaufort, Biltmore, Brooks, Clark, Nelson, Potter, Riddick and Sanborne with prices starting in the low $200’s ranging from 2,300 to 3,600 sq. ft.

Price Range:
from the low $200’s

Sq. Ft. Range:
2,300 to 3,600 Sq. Ft.

Schools:
Aberdeen Elementary School
Southern Middle School
Pinecrest High school

Utilities:
Electric: Progress Energy
Water: Public Utilities
Sewer: Public Utilities

Location:
Take US 1 (Sandhills Blvd) to US 15/501. Go approximately 2.2 miles and turn left into Legacy Lakes. Take the first right on Kerr Lake Road and go approximately 0.4 miles to Warren Lake Road, on right.

Summerwind Plantation Map

By John Rives

McKee Homes Now Building in Summerwind Plantation

McKee Homes is now building in Summerwind Plantation—one of Garner’s newest communities, located near I-40 and Highway 42 in the Cleveland area of Johnston County just 10 miles south of downtown Raleigh, NC.

Summerwind Plantation

Summerwind Plantation features new single family homes from the $170s and amenities include a pond along with a proposed pool and bath house, which is slated for summer of 2014. Convenient to both Raleigh and Fayetteville/Fort Bragg!

McKee Homes Summerwind Plantation floor plans include Biltmore, Daniels, Finley, Nelson, and Sullivan.

Price Range:

$170’s to $230’s

Sq. Ft. Range:

1,700-2,300 Sq. Ft.

Schools:

Johnston – West View

Johnston – Cleveland

Johnston – Cleveland

Utilities:

Water and Sewer: Johnston County Water and Sewer

Power: Duke Energy

Gas: PSNC Energy

Location:

From Raleigh: take the I-440 Beltline to I-40 South toward Garner/Clayton. Take Exit 312 (Hwy 42). Go right at top of ramp and then immediate right on Glen Rd. Summerwind will be 1/4 down on your right. From Fayetteville, Take I-95 North to I-40 West. Take Exit 312 (Hwy 42). Go left at the top of ramp and then turn right on Glen Rd. Summerwind will be 1/4 down on your right.

Summerwind Plantation Map

McKee Homes Building in Liberty Hill

McKee Homes is now building in Liberty Hill—a new community just north of downtown Fayetteville behind King’s Grant subdivision. McKee Homes also hosted the 2013 Fayetteville Area Walk to End Alzheimer’s in this new community on September 7 of this year.

2013 walk to end alzheimer's

Liberty Hill is an exciting new neighborhood nestled in the plush and established Kings Grant subdivision! Located just north of Fayetteville near the I-295 connector, 15 minutes from Ft Bragg, and 5 minutes from Methodist University, Liberty Hill is a family friendly neighborhood with convenience to eateries and shopping!

McKee Homes River Glen floor plans include Beaufort, Biltmore, Brooks, Carter, Clark, Finley, Lily, Nelson, Potter, Riddick, and Sanborne.

Price Range:
$230’s to $280’s

Sq. Ft. Range:
2,000-3,500 Sq. Ft.

Schools:
Howard Elementary School
Pine Forest Middle School
Pine Forest Senior High<

Utilities:
Public Works
South River Electric
Piedmont Natural Gas

Location:
Liberty Hill is located near North Ramsey Street and I-295. Take Shawcroft Road from North Ramsey Street approximately 1.3 miles and turn right onto Williwood Road. Go approximately 400 feet and turn right on McCoy Cross into Liberty Hill

liberty hill

July Showcase of Homes

This month’s featured neighborhood!

The Cottages at North Ramsey120 Nandina Ct, Fayetteville, NC

Saturday, July 20: 11:00 am — 6:00 pm

Sunday, July 21: 1:00 pm — 6:00 pm

Come see our beautifully staged model home and tour the neighborhood to see available homes and properties.

The Cottages at North Ramsey are located at Nandina Court and North Ramsey St., approximately 7 miles north of downtown Fayetteville near I-295.

The Cottages at North Ramsey

View The Cottages at North Ramsey in a larger map

McKee Homes Now Building in River Glen

By John Rives

McKee Homes is now building in River Glen—a new community just north of downtown Fayetteville between Bus. 95 and I-295 off of River Road.

River Glen

Nestled in a country setting, River Glen is just minutes away from downtown Fayetteville, Fort Bragg Army Base/Pope Army Air Field, I-95, I-295 and Business 95. Relocate to River Glen for quiet family-friendly living featuring our newest and most popular floor plans just minutes to fine dining in downtown Fayetteville, and only 20 minutes to Ft. Bragg and shopping at Cross Creek Mall.

McKee Homes River Glen floor plans include Biltmore, Brooks, Clark, Daniels, Finley, Nelson, Potter and Sanborne.

Price Range:
$170’s to $250’s

Sq. Ft. Range:
1,500-3,000 Sq. Ft.

Schools:
Armstrong Elementary School
Mac Williams Middle School
Cape Fear High School

Utilities:
Electric – Public Works
Water – Public Works
Sewer – Public Works
Gas – Piedmont Natural Gas

Location:
From downtown Fayetteville, head east on Grove St. Turn left onto Dunn Rd and go 0.3 miles. Turn left onto Middle Rd and go 0.9 miles. Turn left onto River Rd and go 1.8 miles. Turn left onto Birchmere Way. From I-295, take the River Rd exit. Head south on River Rd and go 4.4 miles. Turn right onto Birchmere Way.

map of River Glen

Model Home Open in Sinclair

McKee Homes now has a furnished model home open in Sinclair—a new community just north of Fort Bragg close the Manchester Gate.

Sinclair model home

The Sinclair model home is our Beaufort 3-story floor plan with 4 bedrooms and 2 ½ bathrooms. The Beaufort offers 9 ft. smooth ceilings, large spacious rooms with trey ceilings, tech area and mud room off the garage, large kitchen with stainless steel appliances, and an optional guest suite on the first floor.

Sinclair model home kitchen

Make an appointment to see all of our new homes in Sinclair or just stop by. The model home is staffed with a knowledgeable realtor who can answer any questions about the new homes offered by McKee Homes in Sinclair.

Sinclair is just 15 minutes from Fort Bragg at the Manchester Gate on McPherson Road, just east of Woodlake, comprising over 200 acres of beautiful countryside. Sinclair includes a community pond which is available for fishing and other recreational activities.

Location:
From Spring Lake, head north on 87 and turn left on Vass Road (690W). Go approximately 11 miles and turn right onto McPherson Road. In less than a mile turn left into Sinclair on Kirkcaldy Lane. From Pinehurst/Southern Pines, head North on US 1 to Lobelia Road (690E) and turn right. Go approximately 7-8 miles and turn left onto McPherson Road. In less than a mile turn left into Sinclair on Kirkcaldy Lane.

map to Sincliar

By John Rives

McKee Homes Building in Sinclair

McKee Homes is now building in Sinclair—a new community just north of Fort Bragg.

sinclair

Sinclair is a new community in Moore County comprising over 200 acres of beautiful countryside. Most homes will have a view of permanent green space, making this community a must see for relaxing family living. Sinclair includes community pond which is available for fishing and other recreational activities.

Sinclair is just 15 minutes from Fort Bragg at the Manchester Gate on McPherson Road just east of Woodlake. It’s also a short drive to quaint shops, restaurants, and world class golfing at Pinehurst and Southern Pines. Moore Memorial Hospital is only minutes away.

sincliar homes

Price Range:

Starting in the low $200s

Sq. Ft. Range:

2,000-3,500 Sq. Ft.

Schools:

Vass Lakeview Elementary School
New Century Middle School
Union Pines High School

Utilities:

Electric – Progress Energy 800-452-2777
Lots 1-10 and 45-52 are Central Electric Company
Water – Moore County Public Works 910-947-4900
Phone – Embarq 866-706-4722

Location:

From Spring Lake, head North on 87 and turn left on Vass Road (690W). Go approximately 11 miles and turn right onto McPherson Road. In less than a mile turn left into Sinclair on Kirkcaldy Lane. From Pinehurst/Southern Pines, head North on US 1 to Lobelia Road (690E) and turn right. Go approximately 7-8 miles and turn left onto McPherson Road. In less than a mile turn left into Sinclair on Kirkcaldy Lane.