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McKee Homes Opens New Wilmington Area Communities

McKee Homes has just opened two new Wilmington area communities featuring our customized Epcon floorplans. Bellaport in Wilmington, NC and Courtyards at Mallory Retreat in Leland both offer our customized version of the popular Epcon floorplans. These floorplans are specially designed with high-end features and options, wide interior doorways, minimal steps between interior and exterior spaces and large, private outdoor patios designed for entertaining or just relaxing outside.

New Wilmington Area Communities

Bellaport

131 Bellaport Ln, Wilmington, NC 28412
From the low $300’s | 1303-3092 sq. ft.

Bellaport is a new single-family home community just minutes away from Carolina Beach, NC. It is convenient to shopping, restaurants, and the beach! Historic Wilmington is also a quick trip to visit. Enjoy the quiet surroundings of the Cape Fear River and Snows Cut Park on River Road as you watch boats sail by.

Courtyards at Mallory Retreat

Salter Path at Mallory Creek Dr, Leland, NC 28479
From the low $300’s | 1681-3092 sq. ft.

The Courtyards at Mallory Retreat is a new phase of the established Mallory Creek Plantation community in Brunswick County near Leland, NC. This community features a natural setting with wooded areas and ponds and is only 15 minutes from Wilmington with its historic downtown and access to some of the best beaches the area has to offer.

bellaport and courtyards at mallory retreat location map

Historic Downtown Wilmington

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.

wilmington nc waterfront

Customized Epcon Floorplans

Our customized Epcon floorplans are beautiful cottage-style homes that include attached oversized 2-car garage with plenty of storage space, gas-log fireplace and energy efficient construction, including low-e windows. The large open kitchens include island, stainless steel appliances and granite kitchen counter tops.

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High-end features include laminate and tile flooring, decorator-selected finishes, custom lighting, ceiling fans, and large walk-in closets. The private courtyards are accessible from the owner’s suite and living room and offers beautiful views from the dining room windows.

he Bungalow elevations include a second-floor bonus suite with full bath and optional wet bar or kitchenette.

Options include a sitting room off the master bedroom and large L-shaped shower in the master bath.

mckee homes customized epcond floorplans

More Information

For more information about our new Wilmington area communities and floorplans, please contact us using the form below or give us a call at 910-672-7296.

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How McKee Homes Gives Back to North Carolina Communities

McKee Homes gives back to various charities throughout NC, including the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Kids Peace Foster Care Agency, Fayetteville Urban Ministry and Cape Fear Guardian Ad Litem Association, among others. The company is truly known in the industry for its passion to not only build homes but build communities, too.

As part of our dedication to the community, McKee Homes also provides a yearly stipend to each employee to support a cause of their choice. Today, we are highlighting a few committed employees who are making an impact in their very own community, with the financial support of McKee Homes.

We thank our employees for all they do to better the communities around us.

MARK HILL: Builder (President of Parkton Youth Association)

NON-PROFIT/CAUSE:

Parkton Youth Association , a non-profit dedicated to giving children a safe place to have fun and play sports.

WHO DO YOU SERVE AND WHAT DOES THE MONEY GO TOWARDS?

“The activities that we offer build character, friendship and team building—memories they will take throughout their life. Again, thank you Pat and Julie for continuing to make a child’s activity a lifetime event. God bless McKee Homes.

Because of this organization, our 1 through 4th grade cheerleaders just placed first place in the Southeast Region Cheerleading Competition. These kids are truly amazing.”

SHANE MCCLEOD: Area Construction Manager, Southern Pines & Fayetteville, NC

NON-PROFIT/CAUSE:

Carolina Freedom Baseball, an organization based in Fuquay-Varina, NC. The goal of this non-profit is to teach the game properly so that each player will develop the skills and ability to play baseball at a high level. Additionally, the hope is to aid the players in developing a strong foundation in baseball, work ethic, and teamwork that will not only serve them well on the field, but also in life.

WHO DO YOU SERVE AND WHAT DOES THE MONEY GO TOWARDS?

We serve 12 & under boys and were able to outfit the entire team with new helmets.

The idea of this non-profit is to use baseball as a way of teaching young men about life. Baseball is a game of failure and life is too sometimes. We teach them about hard work and how you keep getting up and trying.

I have a son on each team, so this was a cool moment.”

RACHEL MCMORROW: Marketing Coordinator

NON-PROFIT/CAUSE:

The Apex Fun Run for Johnston Charter Academy in Clayton, NC

WHO DO THEY SERVE AND WHAT DID THE MONEY GO TOWARDS?

The Apex Fun Run was a fundraising event to support Johnston Charter Academy. The event encourages children to raise money for a good cause and help them understand the meaning of supporting their school, teachers and fellow classmates.

The organization’s mission:

To collaborate with school PTO/As and faculty to build student leaders through a meaningful, “hassle-free” and financially successful school fun run.

We Believe

  • Every child can change their school, and the world, in a profound way
  • Serving others brings the greatest joy and contributes to the greatest good
  • Learning by doing and exercise are both undervalued and underutilized in fundraising today
  • Encouragement and enthusiasm build others up—we will help build leaders
  • Raising money for your child’s school can also serve as a positive learning experience
  • Many people giving a little reduces the individual burden on the typical givers and donors

DIANA DELPONTE: New Homes Sales Consultant, Wilmington NC

NON-PROFIT/CAUSE:

Coastal Horizons Center, an organization that advocates for healthier lives and safer communities by providing a continuum of quality, professional services for prevention, crisis intervention, sexual assault victims, criminal justice alternatives, mental health and substance use disorder treatment services.

WHO DO YOU SERVE AND WHAT DOES THE MONEY GO TOWARDS?

“The money helps support the annual event, Coastal Duck Derby, which benefits the Open House Youth Shelter & Crisis Intervention Services of Coastal Horizons Center, a 501(c)(3) charity. In addition to meeting the basic needs for food, clothing, and shelter, Open House encourages youths’ personal growth through counseling services, vocational/educational, and life skill building.”

MORE INFO ON HOW MCKEE HOMES’ SUPPORTS THEIR CORE CHARITIES

WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S – EASTERN NC

McKee Homes is the Platinum Sponsor for each Walk to End Alzheimer’s in the Fayetteville, Raleigh and Wilmington areas, and the Presenting Sponsor for the Moore County Walk.

KIDS PEACE FOSTER CARE AGENCY

McKee Homes is the Love Sponsor for the Kids Peace Annual Chair-i-table Auction, an event that raises money to support hundreds of children in foster care in the Greater Cumberland County and surrounding areas.

FAYETTEVILLE URBAN MINISTRY

McKee Homes supports the Fayetteville Urban Ministry through their annual Duck Derby, Boss Toss Challenge, food drives, and special projects.

CAPE FEAR GUARDIAN AD LITEM ASSOCIATION

McKee Homes supports the Cape Fear Guardian Ad Litem Association, which helps abused, neglected, and dependent children in the state court system find safe, forever homes.

 

Are you interested in supporting these causes and/or communities throughout North Carolina, too? We would love to partner with you to give back. Please reach out via the form below to get involved.

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McKee Homes Earns Ranking on the 2019 Inc. 5000 List of America’s Most Successful Companies

For six years in a row, McKee Homes has landed a spot on the Inc. 5000 list of the most successful companies in America. The company earned the rank of 3585 in Inc. Magazine’s annual guide of the nation’s 5000 fastest-growing privately-held companies. Companies that made this year’s impressive list, on average, have grown six-fold since 2015 – at a time in which the economy only grew 12 percent.

McKee Homes’ Ranking on the Inc. 5000 list & Growth in the Past Six Years:

  • 2019 Rank: 3585, growth 98%
  • 2018 Rank: 2580, growth 165%
  • 2017 Rank: 1872, growth 205%
  • 2016 Rank: 1654, growth 227%
  • 2015 Rank: 1065, growth 405%
  • 2014 Rank: 562, growth 856%

This honor is a rarity and one that most businesses only dream of. Joining this elite and exclusive group of Inc. 5000 companies, McKee Homes is now among other notable global brands, like Microsoft, Timberland, Vizio, Intuit, Chobani, Oracle and Patagonia, who once graced the same list.

In addition to this accolade, McKee Homes has been recognized by some of the most prestigious national home building magazines and organizations. The company landed 2016’s Build of the Year award by the Home Builders Association of Fayetteville, NC; Builder Magazine’s 2016 Next 100 as one of America’s up-and-coming home builders; Professional Builder’s Housing Giants List, among others.

As an Inc. 5000 list honoree, McKee Homes will be celebrated at Inc.’s 2019 Conference and Gala held in Phoenix, Arizona on October 10-20, 2019. As part of this event, the company will have the chance to join America’s top companies in person and commemorate each brand’s success in the last year.

A special note to our home buyers:

We sincerely thank you for trusting us with your home buying and building experience. Without you, this honor wouldn’t be possible.

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Grand Opening: New Phase in Evergreen at Flowers Plantation

Recently, Mckee Homes hosted the Grand Opening of its new phase in Evergreen at Flowers Plantation, an active adult gated community in Clayton, NC. Many attended the event, including the Clayton NC Chamber of Commerce. Along with the McKee Home team, the Clayton Chamber helped cut the grand opening ribbon. Retirement Funding Solutions, a Mutual of Omaha Company, sponsored the event.

Guests were excited to learn what the new phase had to offer. Featuring 11 new home sites, the new phase provides all the benefits of Evergreen at Flowers Plantation: great location, fantastic Epcon floor plans, organized activities, and resort-style amenities. Designed with an active retirement lifestyle in mind, Epcon homes feature wide interior doorways and no stairs from the outside. While many Epcon floor plans are available with an optional second story guest suite, single level floor plans are popular and available.

Delighted attendees also learned living in Evergreen comes with the benefit of worry-free lawn care; all yards are maintained by the Home Owner’s Association! Additionally, Evergreen is a quiet gated community. This privacy helps create a secure and neighborly atmosphere. Guests agreed the community is perfect for anyone seeking an active retirement lifestyle.

Along with the new phase, McKee presented its brand-new model home with an Epcon floorplan – the Promenade Bungalow. This sleek two-story new home  earned a gold award in its category by the Johnston County NC Parade of Homes. Additionally, it won a Special Feature Award for its outdoor living space – a large private patio just off a screened in porch with a ceiling fan. As with all of McKee’s Epcon floor plans, this new home has many luxury features including the following:

Kitchen Features

  • Stainless steel appliance package
  • Tiered kitchen cabinets with crown molding
  • Granite counter tops
  • 8″ stainless kitchen sink

Master Bedroom Suite Features

  • Trey ceiling
  • Large walk in closet
  • Master bath with adult height vanity and cultured marble counter top
  • Tiled shower

Evergreen at Flowers Plantation is located approximately 20 miles from downtown Raleigh, NC, and offers easy access to great restaurants, shopping, museums, entertainment venues, sports, and leisure. Additionally, it is close to NC 42, I-40, and I-95, making it an ideal home base and allowing for easy travel to the North Carolina coast or mountains.

For more information on McKee Homes’ communities, please visit our website at www.mckeehomesnc.com or give us a call at 910-672-7296.

 

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McKee Homes Sponsors Fayetteville Woodpeckers Alzheimer’s Awareness Night

McKee Homes is excited to be a part of minor-league baseballs’ return to Fayetteville, NC and will sponsor the Fayetteville Woodpeckers 2019 Alzheimer’s Awareness night on July 27th, 2019.

It’s no secret that Fayetteville Woodpeckers inaugural season has created a lot of excitement in Fayetteville, NC! It’s no surprise really, the team has given Fayetteville a good reason to be excited. The Fayetteville Woodpeckers are the Class A affiliate of the 2017 World Series Champions: the Houston Astros. Recently the team moved into their new home, Segra Stadium, in Cool Springs District of downtown Fayetteville. With its headquarters located just blocks from Segra Stadium, McKee Homes was excited to see how the team would impact the community. The proximity of Segra Stadium to McKee’s home base, and the Fayetteville Woodpeckers’ desire to increase Alzheimer’s awareness, made McKee’s sponsorship of their Alzheimer’s Awareness night a natural pairing. On this night, McKee Homes will help the team “Paint the Park Purple” to increase Alzheimer’s Awareness in the Fayetteville, NC community.

A Cause that Hits Home

Spreading awareness about Alzheimer’s Disease is near and dear to McKee Homes. Owner Pat McKee is all too familiar with the impact Alzheimer’s has on those afflicted as well as their loved ones. Pat’s father Joe succumbed after a ten-year battle with this devastating disease. While Joe McKee had a long and successful career in business, he also personally built new homes for his family. Alzheimer’s robbed him of his dream of one day becoming a new home builder. When Pat and his brother Mike formed McKee Homes, they dedicated the company to the memory of their father. In hopes that one day other families will not have to face the heartbreak caused by Alzheimer’s disease, they established the Joe McKee Memorial Alzheimer Fund. A percentage of every home sale by McKee Homes goes into this fund to support Alzheimer’s research and care. In addition, the McKees work closely with the Eastern North Carolina Service Area of the Alzheimer’s Association®, supporting efforts such as the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

Alzheimer’s Awareness is incredibly important because early detection is key in receiving beneficial and appropriate treatment. Often, people impacted by Alzheimer’s disease are diagnosed too late and miss the opportunity to receive the best possible treatment. By increasing awareness in its community, McKee Homes hopes to help create a World Without Alzheimer’s.

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McKee Homes Sponsors Habitat for Humanity Women Build

Community involvement is important to McKee Homes, particularly when it involves new home construction. In recognition of International Women’s Day on March 8th, McKee Homes sponsored and volunteered in the Fayetteville NC Area Habitat for Humanity (FAHFH)  annual Women Build event.

Building Awareness

Habitat for Humanity’s (HFHI) Women Build program “focuses on building and improving homes and raising awareness of affordable housing issues facing women and their families”. Women Build events accomplish this by teaching women new home building skills. These skills can

McKee Homes Sponsors Habitat for Humanity Women Build

McKee Homes Sponsors Habitat for Humanity Women Build

better enable women to facilitate and complete construction repairs and projects. This year Team McKee Homes volunteered with an all women crew working on the interior of an HFHI new home. Working alongside the homeowner and other participants, Team McKee volunteers learned to install baseboards, door trim, and window trim.

One of Team McKee’s volunteers, Monica Cortes, is a builder with McKee Homes. Her years of experience in new home construction gave Team McKee unique insight on the project. Other McKee Homes volunteers had never installed trim and were eager to learn about cutting, fitting, and nailing trim properly. Additionally, the visit to a new home construction site exited McKee Homes volunteers, as some have worked in the new home construction industry for years but don’t often visit a job site.

Neighborhood Revitalization

Currently, FAHFH is working on a neighborhood revitalization effort just down the street from McKee Homes’ corporate headquarters in downtown Fayetteville, NC. This presented a special opportunity for McKee Homes to work on a project that impacts its own “neighborhood”. Neighborhood revitalization can have a transformative effect that helps improve the quality of life for everyone in an area.  These HFHI efforts provide a service not only for a neighborhood, but for a city at large.

McKee Homes support and shares HFHI’s vision of empowering women and building strong communities. HFHI hosts WomenBuild events all around the country, to include Raleigh, Moore County, and Wilmington, NC. For more details on HFHI Women Build events, contact your local Habitat for Humanity or visit www.habitat.org/volunteer/near-you/women-build.

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Grand Opening: The McKee Homes Design Studio of Leland, NC

McKee Homes is proud to announce the grand opening of its Leland, NC Design Studio!

McKee Design Studio - Leland, NC

McKee Design Studio – Leland, NC. Located in Harrington Square.

Mayor of Leland Cuts Ribbon at McKee Design Studio Grand Opening

Mayor of Leland Cuts Ribbon at McKee Design Studio Grand Opening

To kick off the opening of the design studio, McKee Homes hosted a fun grand opening event at its new location. Harrington Square is a luxury residential and commercial development in Leland NC, located just 5 miles from Wilmington’s downtown waterfront. Dozens of guests filled the 2,125 sq. ft  space for a much anticipated first look at the unique studio. The Town of Leland’s mayor, Brenda Bozeman, was on site to commemorate the occasion by cutting the grand opening ribbon.

The theme of the evening was “Around the World”, with each area of the design studio having tasting stations set with a culinary theme from different areas of the world. As guests traveled around the studio, they were able to touch, see, and feel products and materials that are custom selections for McKee’s new homes. The open layout of the studio allowed guests to flow easily from one section to another while pausing to admire the coffee bar and stone wall electric fireplace. Many marveled at the variety of custom selections showcased: trendy navy and gray cabinet finishes, luxury stainless steel appliances, farmhouse sinks, and a glass vent hood. The wide selection of flooring, counter tops, backsplashes, and plumbing & cabinet fixtures impressed many guests who commented that there were so many options available.

Of course, the studio could not have been completed without McKee Homes’ expert design consultants. The team carefully considered each selection option and worked to design a space that would put customers at ease. While there are many options on display, the amount of selection doesn’t feel overwhelming. Rather, guests appeared delighted at the ability to compare so many options and see life size product.

Location

The new Leland design studio services all of McKee’s coastal NC neighborhoods to include Lanvale Forest, Winds Harbor, Clay Crossing, Cameron Trace, and Hanover Reserve. While the comfort and luxury of the design studio make the custom design process an enjoyable experience, it’s the location that is truly convenient. Now coastal NC customers are just a short drive from McKee’s one stop shop for custom selections. The design studio is open, and expert design consultants are available! Call today to schedule an appointment and begin planning the home of your dreams.

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McKee Homes Installs Smart Garage Door Openers

McKee Homes has added to our Apple® HomeKit™ compatible devices by installing smart garage door openers by LiftMaster. The Liftmaster belt drive WiFi garage door openers are quiet, and with the MyQ Home Bridge and mobile app, homeowners can receive alerts and use Siri voice commands to control the opener from anywhere**.

SIMPLIFY YOUR LIFE

Smart garage door openers can simplify your life in many ways. You can operate them remotely to let someone in to your home if necessary or even open and close it to allow a package delivery. You can check to see if you left your garage door open and close it remotely or even set it to close automatically if you leave it open.

McKee Homes is currently installing the LiftMaster 8155W, 8160W and 8165W belt drive WiFi garage door openers in our new homes. These smart garage door openers use a belt drive system for quiet, maintenance-free performance and have built in WiFi.

SECURITY FEATURES

LiftMaster smart garage door openers include:

  • SECURITY+ 2.0®: Sends a new code with every remote click.
  • POSILOCK®: Electronically protects against forced openings.
  • ALERT-2-CLOSE: signals when a door is being closed by MyQ.
  • THE PROTECTOR SYSTEM®: Invisible light beam auto-reverses the door if there is an obstruction.

The LiftMaster smart garage door openers come with a multi-function control panel which includes lockout controls and accessory programmability. They also include a 3-button remote control which operates up to three openers or MyQ light accessories.

POWERFUL ADD-ONS

Add-ons available for the LiftMaster smart garage door openers include:

  • MyQ HOME BRIDGE: Adds Apple® HomeKit™ compatibility and Siri® voice control to WiFi-enabled openers. Installs easily in the garage within WiFi range**
  • MINI UNIVERSAL REMOTE: Compact and portable to provide quick, easy garage access
  • REMOTE LIGHT CONTROL: Plug in any lamp to this device to control it with a smartphone or garage remote
  • REMOTE LIGHT SWITCH: Replaces an existing wall switch to control home lighting with a smartphone or garage remote
  • GARAGE DOOR AND GATE MONITOR: Monitors and closes up to 4 garage doors from any room in the house

For more information about our smart garage door openers and how they can simplify your life, give us a call at 910-672-7296 or contact us by email.

** Controlling the HomeKit-enabled accessory automatically and away from home requires an Apple TV® with tvOS™ 10.0 or later or an iPad® with iOS 10.0 or later set up as a home hub. With this setup all HomeKit-enable devices installed in the home can be controlled remotely.

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McKee Homes Builds 2018 Idea House

McKee Homes is working with the Home Builders Association of Fayetteville and the local building community on an exciting project called the 2018 Idea House. This amazing new home will feature some of the latest design ideas, technology innovations, and cutting-edge products all under one roof.

The 2018 Idea House is being built using one of McKee Homes’ most popular floor plans, the Beaufort Craftsman. The Beaufort floor plan features an expansive family room and kitchen layout that includes a breakfast area, center island and optional gourmet features. The relaxing master suite offers an immense walk in closet, a garden tub and a separate shower, as well as dual sinks which round out this beautiful private retreat.

McKee Homes helped get the land at a discounted price for the 2018 Idea House in our Village at Rockfish subdivision. Many of our vendors and the HBA are donating time and supplies to the project. One of our Builders is overseeing the construction of the home that the Fayetteville HBA will use to showcase unique and innovative features which are usually found in custom homes not available for touring.

The new home will be on display on specific dates from July 20 to Aug 19. Visitors will be able to tour, ask questions, and receive detailed literature about the features and design of the home. There will be a diverse array of products and techniques throughout this home.  The Idea House will be placed on the market and be for sale on Monday, August 20, 2018. After the public touring ends, more information on how to purchase the home will be available.

For more information about the 2018 Idea House including the tour schedule and photo gallery, please visit www.2018ideahouse.com

Idea House Information

  • Floorplan: Beaufort Craftsman
  • Ft.: 3,643
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Garage: 2-car
  • Owner’s Suite: Upstairs

Neighborhood Information

The Village at Rockfish is located near I-95 and Hwy 87. Only 10 minutes from downtown Fayetteville and 20 minutes from Fort Bragg. The development borders Rockfish Creek. With direct access to Interstate 95, it’s only a short drive to Raleigh or the coast. Village at Rockfish has a pool and pool house available to residents of the neighborhood.

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McKee Homes Introduces Two New Single-Story Ranch Floorplans

McKee Homes has just introduced two new single-story ranch floorplans. The Caldwell Classic and the Owen Classic were first built in Summerwind Plantation in Garner, NC as prototypes and have now been added as permanent floor plans to our Classic Collection.

There is a big demand for single-story ranch floorplans from first-time home buyers as well as existing homeowners downsizing from larger homes after children have left the nest.

Single-story ranch floorplans and homes have always been very popular but often hard to find in newer neighborhoods. With the cost of homes and interest rates rising, McKee Homes has introduced these two new floorplans to meet the demand of home shoppers looking for three-bedroom, two-bath homes at around 2,000 sq. ft.

The Caldwell

The 1,910 sq. ft. Caldwell Classic has three bedrooms and two full baths. The main living area includes a formal dining room, large kitchen island, walk-in pantry and mudroom with a bench and cubbies. The master bath has separate shower and garden tub with walk-in closet that leads directly into the laundry room.

There is plenty of convenient storage with a large 70 sq. ft. storage room as you enter the house from the garage, across from the laundry room. Options for the Caldwell include deluxe master bath, covered front porch and rear patio.

The Owen

The 2,061 sq. ft. Owen Classic has three bedrooms and two full baths with an additional room that can be used as a study, den or fourth bedroom.

The Owen has a large kitchen island, walk-in pantry and trey ceiling throughout the main living area that makes the home feel open and spacious. The Master bedroom comes with dual vanities, water closet, large shower, and walk-in closet. A covered porch completes the package of a home loaded with features.

These are both highly functional open single-story ranch floor plans and are a great addition to the McKee Homes Classic Collection.

More Information

For more information about these new single-story ranch floorplans by McKee Homes, please visit our website floorplans page or give us a call at 910-672-7296 to talk with one of our friendly online sales consultants about where these new ranch-style floorplans are being built.