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McKee Homes Epcon 2020 Floorplan Collection

McKee Homes released the Epcon 2020 Floorplan Collection in early 2021. The existing line of Epcon floorplans offered by McKee Homes were reviewed by our leadership team and updated in 2020, designating them our Epcon 2020 Floorplan Collection. They are now being built in our Epcon communities from the Raleigh Triangle, including Clayton and Fuquay-Varina, to Wilmington and Leland near the North Carolina coast.

What’s an Epcon floorplan? Epcon is a home building company offering franchises to other builders dedicated to serving the luxury, low-maintenance, ranch-style home niche for consumers looking to downsize from their existing home and geared toward the 55+ homebuyer. The homes are specially designed with high-end features and options, open-layout design for plenty of natural light and wide doorways inside the house and easy access with minimal stairs between inside and outside areas. With an Epcon home, homebuyers know they can live in their home into retirement without having to make any modifications.

McKee Homes has created our own custom version of the standard Epcon single-story floorplans including a Bungalow elevation with a second-floor guest suite.

We offer a complete selection of upgrades and options through our design studios to all customers so they can personalize their home to make it their own dream home.

McKee Homes Epcon 2020 Floorplan Collection

The Palazzo 2020 Floorplan
Bedrooms: 2 to 3 | Bathrooms: 2 to 3 | Square Footage: 1,716 to 2,317

The Palazzo 2020 floorplan

The charming cottage-style Palazzo 2020 floorplan features our single-story two-bedroom, two-bath Classic and Craftsman elevations as well as the two-story Bungalow elevation. The Bungalow elevation includes a second-floor guest suite with full bath and a roomy closet making it a three-bedroom, three-bath home with plenty of room.

As you enter, you are greeted by an expansive main living area that connects the four seasons/flex room, with plenty of windows and light, to a beautiful living room that flows directly into the state-of-the-art, contemporary kitchen and dining area.

Whether you’re cuddling up in front of the fireplace, watching TV, or hosting a dinner party on the chef-style island and eating bar, this open-concept layout makes for the perfect gathering spot.

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The Portico 2020 Floorplan
Bedrooms: 2 to 3 | Bathrooms: 2 to 3 | Square Footage: 1,780 to 2,602

The Portico 2020 floorplan

McKee Homes introduces the two-bedroom, two-bath Portico 2020 Classic cottage-style floorplan. The open-living layout with wide interior doorways, minimal steps between indoor and outdoor spaces and sweeping patio and courtyard is made for entertaining or as a private retreat.

Family and friends can enjoy each other’s company regardless of where they are in the home. The state-of-the-art kitchen with massive, chef-style island is the core of this home, adjoining the cozy living room with fireplace to the dining area, den/flex room, and owner’s suite.

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The Promenade 2020 Floorplan
Bedrooms: 2 to 3 | Bathrooms: 2 to 3 | Square Footage: 2,054 to 2,958

The Promenade 2020 floorplan

McKee Homes presents the Promenade 2020 floorplan with cottage-style design and one of our largest Epcon floorplans. The single-story Classic and Craftsman elevations are two-bedroom, two-bath homes. The three-bedroom, three-bath Bungalow elevation includes a second-floor guest suite with living area, separate bedroom, full bath, walk-in closet and optional wet bar.

As you enter, you are greeted by an expansive main living area with plenty of windows and light that look out onto the immense patio and covered porch. The family room flows into the state-of-the-art, contemporary kitchen and dining area. The chef-style island and eating bar is a perfect gathering spot in the heart of the home. Just off the kitchen and dining area is a flex room that can be used as a den, study, office, playroom, exercise room or whatever suits your needs

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The Salerno 2020 Floorplan
Bedrooms: 2 to 3 | Bathrooms: 2 to 3 | Square Footage: 1,681 to 2,432

The Salerno 2020 floorplan

The lovely Salerno 2020 cottage-style floorplan features our Classic, Craftsman and Bungalow elevations. The Classic and Craftsman elevations are  two-bedroom, two-bath homes and the three-bedroom, three-bath Bungalow elevation features a second-floor guest suite.

As you enter the home, you are greeted by an expansive main living area that connects a beautiful family room to the state-of-the-art, contemporary kitchen and dining area. Large, energy-efficient Low-E windows and sliding glass doors in the family room and dining area let in ample natural light, allow for an easy transition between indoor and outdoor spaces, and make this home look even more spacious and inviting.

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The Torino 2020 Floorplan
Bedrooms: 2 to 3 | Bathrooms: 2 to 3 | Square Footage: 1,927 to 2,610

The Torino 2020 floorplan

McKee Homes presents the Torino 2020 floorplan with cottage-style design and three uniquely designed elevations. The single-story Classic and Craftsman elevations are two-bedroom, two-bath homes and the three-bedroom, three-bath Bungalow elevation features a second-floor guest suite with large living room, separate bedroom, full bath and plenty of closet space.

The front entryway and foyer transition into a wide-open, main living area connecting the large living room, chef-worthy kitchen, dining area and den. Large, energy-efficient Low-E windows in the living room and dining area let in ample natural light, allow for an easy transition between indoor and outdoor spaces, and make this home look even more spacious and inviting.

The huge chef-style island in the kitchen is the central hub of the home and a natural gathering place. Nearby is the flex room that can be used as a den, study, office, playroom, movie room, exercise room, or whatever suits your needs.

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The Verona 2020 Floorplan
Bedrooms: 3 to 4 | Bathrooms: 2 to 3 | Square Footage: 2,115 to 3,036

The Verona 2020 floorplan

The beautifully designed Verona 2020 Bungalow floorplan is our largest Epcon plan featuring three unique front elevations. The single-story Classic and Craftsman elevations are three-bedroom, two-bath homes and the four-bedroom, three-bath Bungalow elevation features a second-floor guest suite with large living room, separate bedroom, full bath and plenty of closet space.

Large, energy-efficient Low-E windows in the living room and dining area let in ample natural light with views of the covered patio. Minimal steps allow for an easy transition between indoor and outdoor spaces and make this home ideal for entertaining or as a private retreat.

The owner’s suite is a private retreat with a spa-like bath complete with beautifully tiled shower, double sink vanity and his-and-hers walk-in closets. The owner’s bath and closet are connected to the laundry room for added convenience.

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Schedule a personal or virtual tour of your favorite McKee 2020 floorplan!

For more information about our new McKee Homes Epcon 2020 Floorplan Collection, communities where they are available, and pricing, please contact us by phone at 910-672-7296 or use the form below or on our website Contact Us page.

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McKee Homes 2020 Floorplan Collection

February 1, 2021, marks the grand release of the McKee Homes 2020 Floorplan Collection. The existing line of floorplans was reviewed by our leadership team and updated in 2020, designating them our 2020 Floorplan Collection. They are now being built in most of our new home communities.

The McKee Homes 2020 Floorplan Collection includes our most popular plans with many improvements and updates based on feedback from buyers, Realtors, and our own construction and sales teams. Many of the changes are minor as far as the look and flow of the layout but allow us to give our customers more of what they want without the extra cost of features and options they don’t need.

We still offer a complete selection of upgrades and options through our design studios to all customers so they can personalize their home to make it their own dream home. McKee Homes currently has design studios in Wilmington/Leland and Fayetteville/Moore County and is in the process of building a new design studio in the Raleigh area.

McKee Homes 2020 Floorplan Collection

The Beaufort 2020 Floorplan
Bedrooms: 4 to 5 | Bathrooms: 3.5 to 4.5 | Square Footage: 3,262 to 3,584

Beaufort 2020 floorplan

The Beaufort 2020 floorplan features a large open-concept living area with 9 ft trey ceilings. The living room flows freely into a grand, contemporary kitchen with breakfast nook and chef-style island that serves as the ideal eating bar.

The relaxing owner’s suite offers an immense walk-in closet, shower with seat and dual-sink vanity to round out this private retreat. The large laundry room is conveniently located on the second floor with most of the bedrooms.

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The Biltmore 2020 Floorplan
Bedrooms: 3 to 4 | Bathrooms: 2.5 | Square Footage: 2,405 to 2,762

Biltmore 2020 floorplan

The Biltmore 2020 makes a great first impression with charming front entrance opening to a soaring two-story foyer, elegant formal dining room and inviting great room. The thoughtfully designed kitchen layout includes a large chef’s island with plenty of room for seating adjacent to the sunny breakfast area.

The owner’s suite is conveniently located on the first level with huge walk-in closet, dual-sink vanity, and shower with seat. Options include an impressive sitting room and sunroom off the owner’s suite and great room respectively.

Moving to the second floor, you will find two additional bedrooms and ample versatile flex space from the spacious loft to the substantial media room.  These large open rooms have varied uses such as an office, family room, playroom, movie room, or whatever fits your lifestyle.

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The Brooks 2020 Floorplan
Bedrooms: 4 to 5 | Bathrooms: 3.5 to 4.5 | Square Footage: 2,929 to 3,692

Brooks 2020 floorplan

McKee Homes presents the Brooks 2020 floorplan with an open-concept living area, kitchen and formal dining room on the first level as well as a guest suite with full bath. The dining room can also function as a flex room and be used as an office, study, den, playroom or whatever suits your family’s lifestyle.

The second floor boasts a beautifully appointed owner’s suite with a large walk-in closet and private bath. This lovely home also features two additional bedrooms upstairs along with a huge game room and ample laundry room.

First-floor options include a sunroom with plenty of light and deluxe kitchen layout. Second-floor options include a deluxe owner’s bath and game room closet which allows it to serve as a fifth bedroom. In addition, the third floor can be finished to include a full bath.

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The Clark 2020 Floorplan
Bedrooms: 4 to 5 | Bathrooms: 3.5 to 4.5 | Square Footage: 3,346 to 3,935

Clark 2020 floorplan

The Clark 2020 floorplan with dual owner’s suites on the first and second levels greets you with a lovely two-story foyer and an elegant dining room.  The expansive kitchen is a chef’s dream with a large corner pantry and plenty of counter space for all your cooking and entertaining needs.  There is an inviting breakfast area that opens to a pleasing family room.

With first and second floor owner’s suites, the Clark 2020 is perfect for multi-generational living and more flexibility for large families.

In addition to the extra owner’s suite, the second floor has two additional bedrooms, a multipurpose loft area, and a massive media room that could be utilized as a game room, private theater, craft room, or even a fifth bedroom.

Options include a beautiful first-floor sunroom that fills your home with light as well as a deluxe owner’s bath. For even more living space, you can add a finished third floor with full bath.

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The Finley 2020 Floorplan
Bedrooms: 3 to 4 | Bathrooms: 2.5 to 3.5 | Square Footage: 2,339 to 2,933

Finley 2020 floorplan

McKee Homes presents the Finley 2020 floorplan featuring an open-living layout with a spacious living room, breakfast area, and large gourmet kitchen with island. The Finley has true flex-space on the first level with a formal dining room as well as an office, study, or whatever-you-want-it-to-be room.

The second floor features a private owner’s suite with immense walk-in closet and beautifully appointed bath. Two additional bedrooms, laundry room and large media room finish out the second floor.

Options include a garden tub and separate shower in the owner’s bath, a walk-in closet in the media room allowing it to be used as a fourth bedroom and optional sink and cabinets in the laundry room. For even more space, the third floor can be finished including a full bath.

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The Nelson 2020 Floorplan
Bedrooms: 3 to 4 | Bathrooms: 2.5 to 3.5 | Square Footage: 2,363 to 2,830

Nelson 2020 floorplan

As you step into the foyer of the Nelson 2020 floorplan, you’re met with a traditional study – a space that can easily transform into a home office or child’s playroom. The entryway quickly unfolds into an expansive main living area that connects a wide-open dining room, family room, and contemporary kitchen with island and eating nook, as well as access to the beautiful outdoor patio.

The second floor features an expansive owner’s suite with huge walk-in closet and owner’s bath. The two additional bedrooms, full bath, laundry room, and vast media room finish out the second floor.

Options include a walk-in closet in the media room allowing it to be used as a fourth bedroom. For even more space, add a finished third floor with full bath!

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The Sullivan 2020 Floorplan
Bedrooms: 4 | Bathrooms: 2.5 | Square Footage: 1,972 to 2,101

Sullivan 2020 floorplan

The Sullivan 2020 floorplan features an open-living layout with a foyer that connects to a spacious living room, dining area and gourmet kitchen with island on the first floor.

The second floor features a private owner’s suite with substantial walk-in closet, shower with seat, linen closet as well as dual-sink vanity. Three additional bedrooms, full bath and laundry room finish out the second floor.

Options include a deluxe kitchen, a garden tub with separate shower in the owner’s bath, and a covered rear porch that can also be screened.

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The Winston 2020 Floorplan
Bedrooms: 4 | Bathrooms: 2.5 | Square Footage: 1,972 to 2,101

Winston 2020 floorplan

The Winston 2020 floorplan is a delightful ranch-style open floorplan featuring a flex room, owner’s suite, and laundry on the first floor as well as a covered rear patio accessible from the living room and dining area. The modern kitchen boasts a large island fit for a chef that doubles as an eating bar with ample space for bar stools.

First-floor options include a sunroom to infuse your home with light, a deluxe kitchen, and a deluxe bath in the owner’s suite.

The second floor showcases a small loft area, three bedrooms, and a full bath. Second-floor options include removing the closet in bedroom four and combining it with the loft to create a large flex-room space that could be used as a playroom, media room, or office.

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Schedule a personal or virtual tour of your favorite McKee 2020 floorplan!

For more information about our new McKee Homes 2020 Floorplan Collection, communities where they are available, and pricing, please contact us by phone at 910-672-7296 or use the form below or on our website Contact Us page.

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Evergreen at Flowers Plantation by McKee Homes

Evergreen at Flowers Plantation

Evergreen at Flowers Plantation is an Active Adult Gated Community in Clayton, NC that features our Epcon single-family detached homes. Built for an active adult lifestyle, Epcon homes feature wide interior doorways with minimal stairs from the outside. Living in Evergreen means you can enjoy your weekends; yards are maintained by the HOA, and low maintenance living will give you plenty of time to enjoy the organized activities and resort-style amenities.

Flowers Plantation Amenities

Flowers Plantation outdoor pool

You’ll never be bored with the amazing amenities available to homeowners in Evergreen at Flowers Plantation. Come tour the large Flowers Plantation clubhouse with indoor and outdoor pools, jacuzzi, fitness center, tennis courts, ball fields, playgrounds café, lake, walking trails and more. Activities for different age groups from young kids to 55+ adults are organized and posted in the clubhouse.

flowers plantation indoor jacuzzi

Location

Approximately 20 miles from downtown Raleigh, NC, Evergreen offers easy access to great restaurants, shopping, museums, entertainment venues, sports, and leisure. Evergreen at Flowers Plantation in Clayton 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.

Epcon Floorplans

What’s an Epcon floorplan? Epcon is a home building company offering franchises to other builders dedicated to serving the luxury, low-maintenance, ranch-style home niche for consumers looking to downsize from their existing home. With an Epcon home, homebuyers know they can live in the home into retirement without having to make any modifications to their home.

Palazzo Craftsman exterior elevation

Our Epcon Craftsman collection floorplans are single-story homes specially designed with high-end features and options and built with wide doorways inside the house and easy access with minimal stairs between the inside and outside areas. The homes have plenty of room for storage inside and the two-car garages have extra room for additional storage.

Torino Craftsman kitchen

If you need even more room, our Bungalow Collection floorplans include a second floor with guest suite and optional kitchenette and bar.

Palazzo Bungalow guest suite

Our floorplans at Evergreen include:

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For more information about our Epcon single- and two-story homes at Evergreen at Flowers Plantation, please give us a call at 910-672-7296 or fill out the contact form below or on our Contact Us page. One of our friendly online sales consultants will be happy to answer your questions and send you additional information.

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McKee Homes’ Anderson Creek Club Communities

McKee Homes has been building Anderson Creek Club communities for many years. We are currently actively building in two communities in Anderson Creek Club – The Cottages at Carriage Glen and The Academy. We have built and sold out of four communities including Valley Stream, Carriage Hill, The Cottages at Carriage Creek and Anderson Creek Crossing.

Anderson Creek Club

Experience country club living at its best in a secure, gated community with Davis Love III signature golf course and clubhouse. Live the country club lifestyle with state-of-the-art fitness center, pool, tennis, basketball, baseball, volleyball, parks, playgrounds and tranquil walking trails. Our Anderson Creek Cub homesites have been designed to make nature a part of daily life for serenity and private enjoyment.

Anderson Creek Club pool

Anderson Creek Club is located north of Fayetteville, NC in the Overhills school district and an easy commute to Fort Bragg and downtown Fayetteville. Enjoy fine restaurants, quaint shoppes, the annual Dogwood Festival, the Airborne & Special Operations Museum and Segra Stadium, a new $40 million baseball stadium. There is no shortage of family fun activities and events in this vibrant city.

Downtown Fayetteville

Anderson Creek Club Communities

The Cottages at Carriage Glen

The Cottages at Carriage Glen

The Cottages at Carriage Glen in Anderson Creek Club offers high-end single-family cottage homes meticulously designed for the active adult lifestyle. Homesites are beautifully wooded, with many located on the community golf course or near ponds, parks, and waterfalls.

The Cottages at Carriage Glen features our Epcon single-family homes. With minimal steps between indoor and outdoor spaces, extra-wide interior doorways and large open floorplans, these homes are made for entertaining and enjoying life.

Homes start in the high $200’s and range from 1,681-3,092 sq. ft. with 2-4 bedrooms and 2-3 baths depending on the floorplan.

Anderson Creek Club lake

The Academy

The Academy

The Academy at Anderson Creek Club features our traditional single-family homes from our European collection. Most floorplans start in the low $300’s and range from 2,147-3,700 square feet. With 3-5 bedrooms and 2.5-4.5 baths depending on the floorplan, it’s easy to find the perfect home for your family’s lifestyle and needs.

Homesites have been designed to blend into the natural settings of this beautiful area with easy access to the golf course clubhouse, tennis, pool, parks nature trails and other amenities for family fun and enjoyment.

Anderson Creek Club tennis court

More Information

Whether you have a family with kids or enjoy an active adult lifestyle, McKee Homes’ Anderson Creek Club communities have the perfect home for your family.

For more information on available homesites, floorplans and options, please give us a call at 910-672-7296 or fill out the contact form below or on our Contact Us page. One of our friendly online sales consultants will be happy to answer your questions and send you additional information.

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Raleigh NC New Homes From the Mid $200’s

The new phase in John’s Pointe by McKee Homes showcases Raleigh NC new homes from the mid $200’s. The entrance to John’s Pointe is located at Battle Bridge Road and Cane Garden Drive in southeast Raleigh with the new model home being built on the corner of Bunker Hill Drive and Putnam Road.

John’s Pointe

John’s Pointe has everything you need including entertainment at the Walnut Creek Amphitheatre, museums, shopping at White Oak Crossing, and convenient access to I-40 and I-440. These Raleigh NC new homes starting from the mid $200’s, only eight miles from downtown, make John’s Pointe a must-see neighborhood.

New single-family homes in John’s Pointe feature a new line of open-layout floorplans called our Espree Collection. The two-story Bowen, Jordan, Joyner and Turlington floorplans range from 1,512-2,186 square feet, have 3-4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and either a single or double garage.john's pointe

With new construction home prices on the rise and low inventory of homes on the market, homebuyers hoping to take advantage of the historically low interest rates are having a hard time finding available homes. This is especially difficult for first-time homebuyers on a budget. The Espree Collection single-family homes in John’s Pointe, starting from the mid $200’s, are the perfect solution.

These intelligently designed floorplans give you everything you need with large rooms and an open-layout design and that make the homes feel even more spacious. The floorplans options include a fireplace and converting the rear patio/deck into a covered or screened porch. There is also an extended patio/deck option that doubles the square footage of the rear patio/deck.

The Bowen

the bowen floorplanThe Bowen first floor features a versatile kitchen with substantial chef’s island, open dining area, grand family room, laundry room and powder room. The ample two-car garage has separate doors for each bay.

As you ascend the stairway to the second floor, you enter a roomy open loft area with linen closet that separates the owner’s suite from two additional bedrooms, both with walk-in closets. The owner’s suite features a sizable bathroom with dual-sink vanity, shower, and separate water closet as well as a spacious walk-in closet that will fit both his and hers wardrobes.

The Jordan

the jordan floorplanAs you enter the Jordan from the covered front porch, you experience the open living space with large family and dining rooms adjacent to the kitchen. The thoughtfully laid-out kitchen has everything you need with plenty of cabinet space, bar top with seating and an ample panty with wrap-around shelves.

Two generous bedrooms, guest bath, laundry room and single garage finish out the first floor. The second floor is a private oasis with spacious owner’s suite featuring a sizable bathroom with dual-sink vanity, linen closet, shower, and separate water closet as well as a spacious walk-in closet off the bedroom.

The Joyner

the joyner floorplanThe Joyner features open-space living with large family and dining rooms ready for family fun and entertaining. The thoughtfully laid-out kitchen has everything you need with plenty of cabinet space, bar top with seating and an ample panty with wrap-around shelves.

The owner’s suite, conveniently located on the first floor, features a sizable bathroom with dual-sink vanity, linen closet, shower, and separate water closet as well as a spacious walk-in closet. The laundry room and single garage finish out the first floor.

The secondary bedroom has an extension making it 24’ long. This flex space is suitable for an exercise room, playroom, office of whatever your family may need. The third bedroom and guest bath with dual-sink vanity finish out the second floor.

The Turlington

the turlington floorplanThe large family room in the Turlington seems even bigger with high ceiling open to the second-floor loft. There is easy access to the covered patio or deck and an optional fireplace, making it ideal for entertaining, family fun or cuddling up in front of a fire or TV at night.

The owner’s suite, conveniently located on the first floor, features a sizable bathroom with dual-sink vanity, shower, and separate water closet as well as a spacious walk-in closet.

The second floor boasts two additional bedrooms with walk-in closets and a huge loft ideal for a playroom, office, movie room or whatever your family may need. The guest bath has a dual-sink vanity and is centrally located near the laundry room.

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For more information about John’s Pointe, our Espree Collection floorplans and other Raleigh NC new homes, use the form below, our Contact Us page form or give us a call at 919-344-0906.

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Townes At Gateway Commons Now Open

One of our newest townhome developments, Townes at Gateway Commons, has two model homes available for viewing and additional townhomes ready for sale. This new 77-unit luxury townhome development in the heart of Wake Forest, NC, is adjacent to the Gateway Commons Shopping Center and the highly-rated Wake Forest Charter Academy, and is conveniently located just 3 miles from downtown Wake Forest.

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Watch video of new model homes and outdoor living areas!

The Polk and Pullen Floorplans

The first building is finished with two staged models, The Pullen and The Polk floorplans, as well as three additional townhomes, one of which has already sold. The next building is coming along quickly and will have six townhome units. The end townhomes are the Pullen floorplan, and the interior townhomes are the Polk floorplan.

polk floorplan kitchen

The Polk 3-story floorplan | 2208 base sq ft | 1 car garage | 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms

the polk floorplan living room

Large open living space with covered private outdoor area

In addition to this beautiful new townhome community, residents have convenient access to a variety of local shopping and amenities. Townes at Gateway Commons is centrally located in Wake Forest, and close to the charming downtown area, home to White Street Brewing and H.I. Miller Park. Just a short drive away is The Factory, an indoor shopping and sports complex, as well as bars, restaurants, historical landmarks and other popular attractions native to Downtown Raleigh.

 

These unique 3-story townhomes are part of our upscale Autograph Series, including beautiful features such as tiered cabinetry, granite countertops, large covered outdoor living space, decorative lighting, 1 0r 2 car garage and many more. Other notable design touches that sell these townhomes are:

  • Open-concept main living area
  • Whirlpool® stainless steel appliance package to include smooth top range, microwave and dishwasher
  • Trey ceilings in master bedroom and guest bedrooms (per plan)
  • Schlage keyless entry
  • Spa-worthy master bath with double sink vanity, tiled seat and shower walls, including a clear shower door enclosure, and cultured marble countertops
  • 5 1/4″ baseboards throughout
  • Fully finished garage (drywall, paint, trim)

See the graphics below for a full list of available floor plans and features:

Polk Floor Plan

Pullen Floor Plan

More Information

For more information on McKee Homes and the Townes at Gateway Commons Community, click here, call or text (910) 672-7296, or fill out the short form below to get more information and to book a 1:1 private or virtual appointment.

Feel free to drop by to talk to Jan, our New Home Sales Consultant at the Townes at Gateway Commons:
960 GATEWAY COMMONS CIRCLE
WAKE FOREST, NC 27587

 

About McKee Homes

McKee Homes, one of North Carolina’s fastest growing homebuilders, has began developing new home communities in Fayetteville/Fort Bragg and Moore County in 2010. Since then, we have expanded our housing footprint in the Research Triangle and Wilmington metro areas. As a locally- and family-owned business that believes in the power of doing the right thing for its customers, vendors, employees and community, we are involved in several local and national charities, and donate a percentage of every new home sale to support Alzheimer’s care and research. Giving back is our mantra and is why we focus not only on building homes, but communities too.

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Wilmington, NC Single-Story Homes by McKee Homes

McKee Homes has recently opened three new communities in the Wilmington, NC area that feature our single-story floorplans from Epcon. With two additional single-family home communities in Supply and Bolivia, McKee Homes is dedicated to developing Wilmington, NC single-story homes.

Epcon homes have an open-concept design with minimal steps between indoor and outdoor spaces. The large patios and courtyards are made for entertaining or as a private retreat. The low-maintenance, single-story designs with wide doorways and halls are ideal for 55+ home buyers.

For those that need more living space, our Epcon Bungalow elevations include a second-story guest suite with full bath and an optional kitchenette.

A recent Wilmington Business Journal article quoted Pat McKee, owner of McKee Homes, as saying, “There’s a huge contingency of people that constantly move in every year looking to retire in the Wilmington area. For the most part, we have found that builders are building houses for everybody, but they’re not doing the best of jobs building homes for retirees.

“The retirees that are coming down, the active adults, they’re settling for the homes that are out there … and hopefully that works for them. There’s very little all one-story product. … The homes that we’re building are catered toward that market and allow people to age in place.”

McKee Homes Epcon floorplans available in the Wilmington, NC area vary by community, but they all start in the low $300’s and range from 1,681 to 3,092 sq. ft.

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New Wilmington Area Communities

Bellaport

148 Bella Port Lane, 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.

The Courtyards at Mallory Retreat

2207 Jasper Forest Trail, 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.

The Courtyards at Scotts Hill Village

320 Victoria Charm Rd, Wilmington, NC 28401
From the low $300’s | 1,766-2,920 sq. ft.

The Courtyards at Scotts Hill Village is a beautiful community nestled in Hampstead, a popular destination within the city of Wilmington. Living within the neighborhood, you’ll be adjacent to Coastal Preparatory Academy and right around the corner from New Hanover Regional Medical Center! Just minutes down the road is shopping, dining and entertainment, including the Crab Shack, Cape Fear Seafood Company, Liberty Tavern and the historical Poplar Grove Plantation.

wilmington Epcon floorplan communities by McKee Homes

New Wilmington Area Communities

Seaside Bay

436 S Wild Rice Dr SW, Supply, NC 28462
From the low $200’s | 1,487-2,830 sq. ft.

The Seaside Bay model home is open and quick move-in homes are currently available!

Seaside Bay is a beautiful, wooded, gated new home community with direct access to the Lockwood Folly River from the community boat launch. This is a family-friendly community with outdoor living in mind including a community fire pit, gas grill and gazebo.

Enjoy a quick drive down Stone Chimney Road to great beaches, including Holden Beach, which National Geographic Traveler described as one of the best family beaches in the country. There are plenty of great restaurants and beach fun for the whole family.

The nearby towns of Shallotte and Southport also offer great shopping, dining and entertainment options and Wilmington is only 40 minutes away with everything it has to offer.

New South Bridge

1497 Judith Drive SE, Bolivia, NC 28422
From the low $200’s | 1,512-2,186 sq. ft.

New South Bridge model home is almost complete and should be open by the end of April 2021.

New South Bridge is a family-friendly new home community just off NC 211 on Old Lennon Rd SE in Bolivia, NC. The close proximity to great beaches and quaint coastal towns such as Southport and Shallotte, and only 40 minutes from Wilmington, make this a perfect location for family fun or retirement heaven.

Amenities include pool, playground, 9-hole golf course, clubhouse and walking trails with easy access to public schools, medical centers, Brunswick Community College, and some of the best beaches in North Carolina.

Seaside Bay floorplans

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For more information about our Wilmington, NC single-story homes and Epcon floorplans, please contact us using the form below, our Contact Us web page form, or give us a call at 910-672-7491.

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Buy A New Home or Existing Home? Debunking Common New Home Construction Beliefs

When it comes to buying a house, the million dollar question is: Do you buy a new home or existing home?

Home buyers can be hesitant to build a new home over buying a home that’s being resold. However, this typically stems from fear of the unknown. Essentially, home buyers haven’t been equipped with all the facts when it comes to new home construction.

So we’re debunking popular common held beliefs when it comes to building a home vs. buying older real estate, so you can feel educated when making the right decision for you and your family.

THE ASSUMPTION THAT NEW CONSTRUCTION HOMES WILL EXCEED YOUR BUDGET
The main factor driving a home buyer’s choice between new home construction and an existing home is price point. Home buyers automatically assume that building a new home will exceed their budget.

However, there are a few contingencies that the home buyer should take into consideration:

  • Home Buyer Incentives: Unlike buying an existing home, home builders often offer lucrative incentives to help the home buyer up front. Incentives can include closing costs, upgrades, free appliances or other attractive offers that make the home more affordable and/or comfortable long-term.
  • Less Repair Costs: When home buyers build a new home, they are investing in the ease of a turnkey home, which often comes with fewer unexpected repairs than buyers of existing homes.
    • According to Zillow’s 2019 Consumer Housing Trends Report, more than 8 in 10 (83%) of existing home buyers say they repaired or renovated their homes within the first year of ownership.
    • More than half (54%) had to make a major repair or renovation within the first month of getting the keys.
    • Compared to new construction buyers: 48% of buyers who purchased a brand-new home in the past two years still haven’t had to make a single repair or renovation.

TIMING & HASSLE TO BUILD A HOME:
Home buyers think that buying a new home means the hassle of choosing a lot, picking designs and features and waiting for the home to be built. Although those reasons are why a lot of home buyers choose to build a new home, others need a more immediate solution for their family. Therefore, they think their only option is existing homes.

The reality is that more than half of a home builder’s inventory is quick, move-in ready homes. Meaning, these home are already built yet brand new and waiting for their forever family. The beauty of buying a quick, move-in ready home is that you get the newness of a home with the move-in timeline of an existing home. It’s a win/win!

To view our available quick, move-in homes, click here.

CONCERN ABOUT QUALITY OF CONSTRUCTION OR MATERIALS

According to Zillow, 26% of buyers who didn’t follow through with a new construction home had concerns about the quality of construction or building materials.

Over time, residential building codes and materials have significantly improved to ensure top-notch safety, design and construction of a new home.

Existing single-family homes, town homes and other real estate were likely built 10, 20, 30+ years prior to a home buyer purchase. Although the home likely sustained numerous updates throughout the aging of the home, in addition to quality inspections before closing on the home; a home buyer really never knows the state of an older home they are inheriting

HOME BUYERS THINK THAT SOME COSTS AND UPGRADES FOR NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION WEREN’T TRANSPARENT UNTIL THEY PURCHASED THE HOME

To be exact, 26% of home buyers who bought a new home in 2019 say that they did not understand the full breakdown of costs prior to building a new home.

We are unsure of the home cost transparency that’s afforded by other home builders; however we pride ourselves on handling the home buying process as if it were us buying the home.  Our New Home Sales Consultants provide price sheets and itemized personalization costs, as well as set clear expectations for the home buyer during model and showcase home walk-throughs. Costs and fees pertaining to lots, upgrades and everything in between, in addition to when each installment is due throughout the process is communicated from the beginning.

HOME BUYERS BELIEVE THAT THEY CAN’T GET THE SAME “CHARM” THAT COMES WITH AN OLDER STYLE HOME

The good news is with a new home build, you get to make your new home what you want! With a variety of floor plans, exterior colors and features, design selections, unique upgrades and more, you get to personalize each part of your home. The uniqueness you infuse into your new construction home will give it the exact “charm” you were envisioning.

Additionally, although your new home may not have the same look as an aged home, the communities we build in are mature and preserve a beautiful and homey feel.

HOME BUYERS FEEL THEY MAY BE OVERWHELMED BY THE UNKNOWN OF THE HOME BUILDING PROCESS

With any home builder, the New Home Specialist should create a road map for the home buyer that includes the following to help create transparency and trust and set expectations up front.

Home Building Process

  • Expected timeline
  • Cost breakdown
  • Design Studio Selections
  • Warranties
  • Home Owner Walk-Throughs and Orientation
  • Estimated Closing
  • …and everything in between.

In general, the home building process looks a lot like the below:

  1. Get a pre approval letter. Special incentives offered by using our preferred lender, Vision Lending.
  2. Pick a neighborhood
  3. Pick a floor plan, pick your structural options
  4. Pick from our available lots
  5. Sign the contract. We can conveniently send you our contract via email so you can sign from anywhere in the world.
  6. Pay builder deposit. We can also email you an invoice for your builder deposit to pay online. The builder deposit amount will vary depending on the sales price amount.
  7. Attend your design appointment within 2 weeks of signing your contract. We can also do a video call so you can design your home remotely. We can also email you an invoice if you want to add any additional items.
  8. Meet with the builder 4 times throughout your home build process.
  9. Sign your closing documents at the attorney’s office. Congratulations on your New Home purchase!
  10. Transfer utilities in your name
  11. Register with your neighborhood HOA for access to amenities
  12. Warranty will follow up. Our warranty team will be there for you with your 1 year builder warranty.

Throughout the home buying process, the home buyer should also have constant communication with either their New Home Specialist or their builder so they know where their home build stands at any given moment.

HOME BUYERS THINK THAT THE LOANS, SPECIFICALLY FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION, WILL BE A HASSLE OR CONFUSING

We offer our home buyers our preferred lender, Vision Lending. Our Vision Lending loan officers, Chung and Jason, will handle your mortgage pre-approval that will give you a realistic idea of your down payment and budget, and give you more negotiating power when you make an offer.

Our home buyers have a peace of mind through the process as our preferred lender goes above and beyond to hold their hands every step of the way.

So what do you think, should you buy a new home or existing home?

If you’re in the market for a new home and are trying to decide whether buying a new home or an existing home is right for you, we’d love to have a conversation with you. We’ll be happy to answer any questions about the home buying and home building process, so you feel like you have full clarity when it comes time to make an offer – on new home construction or older real estate.

Feel free to fill out the form below and one of our friendly and knowledgeable Online Home Specialists will be in touch with you shortly.

 

Our home buyers become family … thank you to all of our home owners for choosing McKee Homes!

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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

148 Bella Port Lane, 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

2207 Jasper Forest Trail, 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.

the palazzo 2020 floorplanthe portico 2020 floorplanthe promenade 2020 floorplan
the salerno 2020 floorplanthe torino 2020 floorplan the verona 2020 floorplan

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

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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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Bungalow Cottages with Second Floor Guest Suite

The Bungalow elevation of our popular Epcon floorplans are designed for those who want all the advantages of single-story living with the added benefit of a second floor guest suite.

Second Floor Guest Suite

While designing our own customized versions of six of the classic Epcon Cottage floorplans, we decided to create two elevations that offer more flexibility to our homebuyers. In addition to the single-story Craftsman elevation, we also developed the Bungalow elevation which includes a second story guest suite with full bath and optional kitchenette.

The Bungalow second floor guest suite can add from 444 sq. ft. to 821 sq. ft. to the overall living space of the home depending on the floorplan. The guest suites with full bath and optional kitchenette are perfect for short-term or long-term house guests. They can also serve as an exercise area, office, movie room with extra storage or whatever you may need to personalize your home and get the most out of it for your lifestyle.

Bungalow Guest Suite with living area, full bath and kitchenette

Epcon Floorplans

Epcon floorplans are designed to fill the luxury, low-maintenance, ranch-style home niche for consumers looking to downsize from their existing home. The homes are specially designed with high-end features and options and built with wide doorways inside the house and easy access with no stairs between the inside and outside areas. With an Epcon home, homebuyers know they can live in the home into retirement without having to make any modifications to home.

The six Epcon floorplans we offer with Bungalow elevations are the Palazzo, Portico, Promenade, Salerno, Torino II and Verona. Ranging from 2,160 sq. ft. to 3,092 sq. ft., these luxury ranch-style homes have open-concept living spaces with private outdoor patios made for entertaining. The contemporary kitchens include granite counters, stainless steel appliances and large islands that can double as an eating bar. The beautifully appointed master bedroom and bath include double-sink vanities, tiled showers and garden tubs. The roomy walk-in closets are big enough for everyone’s wardrobe.

Available Communities

Our Bungalow cottages with second floor guest suite are currently available in six eastern North Carolina communities from southeast of Raleigh to the coast at Wilmington. Many of our Epcon neighborhoods are golf communities with country club amenities.

More Information

For more information about our Epcon floorplans, including the Bungalow elevation with second floor guest suite and where we build them, please give us a call at 910-672-7296 or submit the contact form below. One of our friendly, knowledgeable online sales consultants will be happy to answer all your questions and arrange an appointment for you to walk your favorite floorplans.