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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

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.

More Info

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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New Wilmington NC Community

McKee Homes’ new Wilmington NC community, The Courtyards at Scotts Hill Village, is a beautiful community nestled in Hampstead, a popular destination within the city of Wilmington, NC. The new model home and sales center is now open with available homesites and move-in ready homes available to tour and purchase.

McKee Homes Model Home and Sales Center

The new McKee Homes model home and sales center in The Courtyards at Scotts Hill Village will host an Oyster Roast on Thursday, Nov 5 from 3 pm to 6 pm. It will also be included in the Wilmington Parade of Homes the first two full weekends in November.

Available Floorplans

The Courtyards at Scotts Hill Village features our Palazzo, Portico and Promenade Craftsman elevation single-story floorplans as well as the Bungalow elevations for all three floorplans that include a second-floor guest suite with optional kitchenette. These floorplans are from our Epcon Collection which 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.

Palazzo Bungalow kitchen and dining area Palazzo Bungalow living room Palazzo Bungalow owner's bedroom Palazzo Bungalow owner's bath

Design Studio Preview Night

If you would like to visit our Design Studio to see available selections and upgrades and get a feel for what a Design Studio appointment would be like, please come to one of our Design Studio Preview Nights which happen on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 2163 Britton Road, Suite 1, Leland, NC.

Area Info

The Courtyards at Scotts Hill Village is adjacent to Coastal Preparatory Academy and right around the corner from New Hanover Regional Medical Center! Just minutes down the road is Marsh Creek at Scotts Hill Marina with shopping, dining and entertainment, including the Crab Shack, Cape Fear Seafood Company, Liberty Tavern and the historical Poplar Grove Plantation. This new Wilmington NC community is close to everything you need including some of the best beaches in the area.

More Info

For more information about our new Wilmington NC community, The Courtyards at Scotts Hill Village, available floorplans and quick move-in homes, please contact us at 910-208-9305, the Contact Us page on our website or using the form below.

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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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Improvised Vs Dedicated Home Office

Many people found themselves unexpectedly working from home this year because of COVID-19 and quickly realized they didn’t have an adequate or dedicated home office space. While working at the dining room table, kitchen counter or living room couch may work for the short term, or temporary homeschooling, they are not long-term solutions for business professionals who need to stay productive.

Improvised Home Office

Some pitfalls of working in an improvised and often cramped, disorganized space at home are repetitive strain injuries from a poor computer setup, sore eyes from improper lighting, pain from bad posture and distractions from family members and TV. This can often lead to poor productivity and health as well as added stress in an already stressful time.

Dedicated Home Office

In order to stay healthy, happy and productive while working from home, consider a dedicated home office space with high-speed internet access, proper lighting, a door that can be shut and room for a desk and comfortable, supportive chair. You may need to get creative to carve out a dedicated home office such as using a spare bedroom, bonus room, loft, dining room or converted garage. If you need some inspiration, check out Architectural Digest’s  65 Home Office Ideas That Will Inspire Productivity or Home Office Ideas from Love & Renovations on Pinterest.

Must Haves

Whatever solution you come up with for working from home, make sure to include as many of the following elements as possible to give yourself a productive, healthy workspace.

  • A dedicated workspace, with door if possible
  • Good desk with adjustable height, supportive chair
  • Adjustable computer monitor and ergonomic mouse and keyboard
  • Good lighting with as much natural light as possible
  • Fast internet service for video meetings and large file upload/download
  • Room for printer and other necessary office equipment
  • Plants, art or other inspiring and calming elements

New Homes with Flex Rooms

If you’ve come to the conclusion that your home just isn’t big enough or doesn’t have enough flex space to accommodate working from home, you may be considering buying a new home, especially since the interest rates are currently below three percent. Some new home floorplans now include flex space that can be used as an office, study, playroom, movie/music room or whatever you need.

McKee Homes Floorplans with Flex Rooms

McKee Homes offers a number of floorplans with flex rooms such as the Nelson, which comes with a flex room on the first floor near the front of the home as well as an option for a finished third floor.

Nelson Floorplan With Flex Room

Nelson Floorplan With Flex Room | 2,333-2,906 sq. ft., 3-4 bed/2.5-3.5 bath

Our Brooks floorplan has a large formal dining room and guest suite on the first floor. Either of these rooms converts nicely to a home office.

Brooks Floorplan with Formal Dining and Guest Suite

Brooks Floorplan with Formal Dining and Guest Suite | 2,948-3740 sq. ft., 4 bed/3 bath

Another perfect floorplan for a dedicated home office is the Winston which has a flex room on the first floor in the front of the home.

Winston Floorlan With Flex Room

Winston Floorlan With Flex Room | 2,225-2,9347 sq. ft., 4 bed/2.5 bath

The Promenade is a single-story floorplan with a flex room/den at the front of the home which makes a great home office. There is also the Bungalow elevation which includes a second-floor guest suite with optional kitchenette and plenty of room for an office.

Promenade Bungalow With Flex Room & Second Floor Guest Suite

Promenade Bungalow With Flex Room & Second Floor Guest Suite | 2,815-2,920 sq. ft., 3 bed/3 bath

Our single-story Palazzo floorplan has a four-seasons room with windows on two walls which is perfect for a home office. There is also a Bungalow elevation of the Palazzo that has a second-floor guest suite which can be used for a large office area and includes an optional kitchenette.

Palazzo Bungalow With Flex Room & Second Floor Guest Suite

Palazzo Bungalow With Flex Room & Second Floor Guest Suite | 2,160-2,291 sq. ft., 3 bed/3 bath

We have many other floorplans with plenty of flex space for home offices and just about everything else.

More Information

For more information about McKee Homes floorplans that offer flex rooms and dedicated home office space, please contact us at 910-672-7296, visit our Contact Us page, or fill out the form below.

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New McKee Homes Community Sales Centers

McKee Homes has updated our branding in a way that brings our most important messaging front and center. Not only is our website being redesigned for 2021, our new community sales centers have been updated with a new look and furnished in a way that helps homebuyers understand who we are and the unique and incredible homebuying experience awaiting them at McKee Homes.

McKee Homes Updated Sales Center

McKee Homes Updated Sales Center

As you enter one our new community sales centers, you will see the McKee Homes “We Uniques”, as we call them. The plaques on the entrance wall tell the story of what McKee Homes is about, what is most important to us and how we give back to our communities and support our homebuyers.

NORTH CAROLINA BORN AND BRED

NC Born and BredMcKee Homes is proud to be exclusively a North Carolina home builder with a focus on craftmanship and service. We create solid, warm homes designed and constructed by North Carolina architects, trade partners, and Team McKee. We believe in Build Local, Buy Local. We work to source products made in NC and the US to decorate our homes. Our goal is to build homes in which to grow, thrive and love.

COMMUNITY EMBRACE

Community EmbraceGiving Back is our mantra, our being, our need. We are active in every community we build by supporting local charities and our associates’ good intent. Upon founding McKee Homes, Executive Officers Pat and Mike McKee established the Joe McKee Memorial Alzheimer’s Fund in memory of their father, whose dream of becoming a home builder was taken away by Alzheimer’s. We honor Joe McKee with a portion of every home sold going to support Alzheimer’s research, care and a future cure. We are where we live and build.

MCKEE TEAM EXPERIENCE

McKee Team ExperienceWe are a dedicated service team with an unwavering commitment to provide a unique and incredible homebuying experience. We collaborate to give personal and professional service from the beginning of the homebuying process to move-in and beyond. There is no back office at McKee – we are one team, front and center.

Evergreen at Flowers Plantation model home sales center

Evergreen at Flowers Plantation Model Home Sales Center

Raleigh Area New Community Sales Centers

Evergreen at Flowers Plantation
13 Balsam Lane, Clayton, NC 27527
From the high $200’s | 1,780-3,000 sq. ft.

Evergreen at Flowers Plantation is a 55+ Active Adult Community in Clayton, NC, just 20 miles from downtown Raleigh. Evergreen 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. You can enjoy your weekends again too at Evergreen because the yards are maintained by the HOA giving you plenty of time to enjoy the organized activities and resort-style amenities.

Summerwind
67 Sentry Oaks Drive, Garner, NC 27529
From the mid $200’s | 1793-2932 sq. ft.

Summerwind by McKee Homes is an established Garner community located near I-40 and Highway 42 in the Cleveland area of Johnston County. Summerwind features new single-family homes from the mid $200s. Amenities include a pool and bath house.  Convenient to both Raleigh and Fayetteville/Fort Bragg!

Townes at Gateway Commons
970 Gateway Commons Circle, Wake Forest, NC 27587
From the high $200’s | 2,208-2,420 sq. ft.

Townes at Gateway Commons is a 77-unit townhome development adjacent to the Gateway Commons shopping center and the highly rated Wake Forest Charter Academy. Downtown Raleigh, with restaurants, historical landmarks and other popular attractions is only 30 minutes away. 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, one- or two-car garage, plenty of storage space and more.

The Courtyards at Mallory Retreat Model Home Sales Center

The Courtyards at Mallory Retreat Model Home Sales Center

Wilmington Area New Community Sales Centers

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.

Legacy Lakes Model Home Sales Center

Legacy Lakes Model Home Sales Center

Pinehurst Area New Community Sales Centers

Legacy Lakes
110 Leesville Loop, Aberdeen, NC 28315
From the mid $200’s | 1,300-2,800 sq. ft.

Legacy Lakes is located in Aberdeen, NC, just a short distance from Southern Pines and Pinehurst. It’s 400 acres offer ample pine trees, natural lakes, and the rolling fairways of its Jack Nicklaus Designed “Legacy Golf Links” course. Renovated in 2012, the playable yet challenging course has hosted an USGA National Championship. Additionally, The Racquet House Racquet and Fitness Club at Legacy Lakes offers six clay courts, a pool, and a clubhouse. Legacy Lakes is located in Moore County, NC, an easy commute to the west gates of Fort Bragg.

Sandy Springs
128 Sandy Spring Road, Aberdeen, NC 28315
From the mid $200’s | 2,000-3,700 sq ft

Sandy Springs is located approximately 10 miles from Pinehurst, close to Downtown Aberdeen and the Town of Southern Pines with all the area has to offer. Just minutes from The Academy of Moore County School, Aberdeen Primary, Aberdeen Elementary and Southern Middle School.
Sandy Springs is a family friendly community featuring a children’s park in the neighborhood and close to shopping, grocery stores, libraries, medical facilities, golf courses, banks, and the central post office.

Villas at Forest Hills
5 Winged Foot Rd, Pinehurst, NC 28374
From the high $200s | 1,950-2,450 sq. ft.

The Villas at Forest Hills townhomes are the ultimate “lock and leave” lifestyle townhomes right in the heart of Pinehurst. This beautiful new construction townhome community is nestled in the tall long leaf pines in the heart of the Sandhills region of North Carolina, Pinehurst “Home of American Golf”. Conveniently located just minutes from Pinehurst Resort, The Village of Pinehurst, The Country Club of North Carolina, Southern Pines and Aberdeen. Villas at Forest Hills is walking distance to the Pinehurst No 7 clubhouse. The Villas at Forest Hills offers maintenance free living at its finest as the HOA takes care of lawn and exterior maintenance so you can relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

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More Information

For more information, or to make an appointment to visit one of our new community sales centers and model homes, please contact us using the form below or call/text 910-672-7296.

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New Home Construction Cost Increases

As if 2020 wasn’t challenging enough, home builders are seeing new home construction cost increases during the peak season this year. With as much as an 80 percent increase in the cost of lumber over the last four months*.

While the cost of new homes has risen gradually over the last few years, a recent spike in softwood lumber prices has caused an increase of over $16,000 to the average single-family home in just a few months. As of July 2020, the national median home price surpassed $300,000 for the first time ever.

Quickly rising costs and supply chain shortages for lumber and other building materials combined with economic uncertainty because of the coronavirus pandemic might seem like the recipe for a major slowdown in the housing marketing, however 2020 is not a typical year. Pent-up buyer demand coupled with historically low interest rates and limited inventory have combined to create heavy competition for homebuyers hoping to lock-in a low fixed-rate mortgage on a new home.

The NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Index, which measures home builder confidence, hit an all-time high of 78 in August 2020. That confidence is bolstered by the fact that the supply of new home inventory is currently very low.

Historically low interest rates

According to a July CNN Business article, “The average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage fell to a record low of 2.98% this past week, according to Freddie Mac. That’s the lowest level in the nearly 50 years of the mortgage giant’s survey. The 15-year fixed-rate mortgage dropped to 2.48%.”

Between historically low interest rates and limited inventory on the market, many Realtors and Builders are seeing homebuyers in bidding wars to try and secure a new home even with the new home construction cost increases that have occurred over the last four months.

The price of lumber

*According to a recent NHAB article, … by the time Random Lengths reported prices on Aug. 21, the cost to builders had risen to $30,470 for the softwood lumber products in an average single-family home, and $11,061 for the products in an average multifamily home. This is a $13,543 (80%) and $5,122 (86%) increase respectively, in only four months.

The sudden spike in lumber prices coupled with the supply chain slowdowns and interruptions because of the coronavirus pandemic have increased the cost and time to build new homes. This has resulted in available inventory on the market shrinking to a three-month supply.

Other Factors Limiting New Home Inventory

Shortage of buildable lots and increased land prices

The lack of buildable lots is one of the largest issues facing home builders and one of the reasons that new home inventory is not keeping up with demand. Many builders don’t have the resources to develop their own land and depend on large developers to create buildable lots. This has created a backlog and increased the cost of new lots.

Increased regulatory costs

Local land use policies have made it more difficult to develop buildable lots and increased regulations have made the lots more expensive. This is leading to smaller lots and homes with higher costs that can make it difficult for builders to deliver new homes at a price the market can bear.

Shortage of Skilled Labor

With approximately 300,000 unfilled construction jobs as of June 2020, new home production has been greatly constrained which is another factor preventing home builders from meeting the demand for new homes. When the recession hit in 2008, many workers left the construction industry for other careers. Fewer young people are interested in construction related careers these days with parents steering them toward technology and white-collar careers.

Conclusion

Even with new home construction cost increases and limited new home inventory, the real estate market is experiencing a buyer’s frenzy this summer as homebuyers look to lock-in a low interest mortgage on a new home.

It is unlikely that new home prices will go down anytime soon, if ever, but the mortgage interest rates will eventually go up. That makes this a great time to buy a new home, even if they are getting harder to find.

More Info

For more information about McKee Homes communities, floorplans and quick move-in homes, please use the form below, our website contact us page, or give us a call at 910-672-7296 to talk with one of our friendly New Home Specialists.

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McKee Homes Upcoming Raleigh NC New Home Communities

McKee Homes is excited to announce three upcoming Raleigh NC new home communities. Johns Pointe in Raleigh, High Ridge in Fuquay-Varina, and Townes at Gateway Commons in Wake Forest. These three upcoming Raleigh NC new home communities represent a wide range of floorplan offerings to help homebuyers of varied demographics take advantage of the historically low interest rates.

John’s Pointe

Our newly designed, lower-cost Espree Collection single-family homes will be unveiled in the new phase of John’s Pointe in Raleigh set to open in late 2020. With the rising cost of new homes over the last few years, these new affordable homes in John’s Pointe are perfect for first-time buyers and those wishing to downsize.

  • The Jordan: 1,512 sq ft, 3 bed/2 bath with 1 car garage
  • The Joyner: 1,605 sq ft, 3 bed/2.5 bath with 1 car garage
  • The Bowen: 2,186 sq ft, 3 bed/2.5 bath with 2 car garage (includes loft)
  • The Turlington: 2,029 sq ft, 3 bed/2.5 bath with 1 car garage (large loft w/option for 4th bed)

John’s Pointe is only 8 miles from downtown Raleigh with all it has to offer including entertainment at the Walnut Creek Amphitheatre, museums, shopping at White Oak Crossing, and convenient access to I-40 and I-440. Come see what this great location has to offer for your family.

Join our John’s Pointe VIP list to get early notification about floorplan pricing and lot availability!

High Ridge

High Ridge, an upcoming community in Fuquay-Varina, will feature our Epcon single-family floorplans. With refined finishes and features, minimal steps between indoor and outdoor spaces, extra-wide interior doorways, large open floorplans and private outdoor patios, these homes are made for entertaining, enjoying life and for those wishing to stay in their home through retirement. Enjoy your weekends again with a maintenance-free lifestyle!

High Ridge is in a quiet country setting just minutes from downtown Fuquay Varina. Enjoy the town’s attractions, such as the Fourth of July Fireworks Show and historic downtown with great restaurants and shops.

Join our High Ridge VIP list to get early notification about floorplan pricing and lot availability!

Townes at Gateway Commons

For those who prefer a more urban lifestyle, our three-story townhomes in Wake Forest are the perfect fit. Townes at Gateway Commons is a 77-unit townhome development adjacent to the Gateway Commons shopping center and the highly rated Wake Forest Charter Academy. Downtown Wake Forest,  home to White Street Brewing and H.I. Miller Park is only a couple miles away and The Factory, an indoor shopping and sports complex, is also close by. Downtown Raleigh, with restaurants, historical landmarks and other popular attractions is only 30 minutes away.

Townes at Gateway Commons is currently open and taking presale orders for new townhomes. 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, one- or two-car garage, plenty of storage space and more.

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More Information

For more information about our current and upcoming Raleigh NC new home communities, please contact us at 919-344-0906 or use the form below.

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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 Epcon floorplan communities in the works, 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

Upcoming Wilmington Area Communities

Seaside Bay

Coming Soon (Become a VIP and get early notice floorplan pricing and lot availability)

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

Coming Soon (Become a VIP and get early notice floorplan pricing and lot availability)

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.

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More Information

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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New Aberdeen Municipal Park

A new Aberdeen municipal park with six rectangular sports fields, concession building, and restrooms is now in the preliminary stages of construction. The new park is being built on a 32-acre site between two McKee Homes neighborhoods on U.S. 15-501.

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About The New Aberdeen Municipal Park

Aberdeen town leaders closed a deal in late 2019 to purchase 15 acres with the Ransdell family contributing a 17-acre adjacent parcel to make up the 32-acre total needed for the new Aberdeen municipal park. The town is currently working with community partners and individuals for donation as well as considering other revenue sources such as grants.

According The Pilot newspaper online article about the park, “The recently adopted fiscal year 2020-21 budget includes $250,000 towards improvements with another $125,000 committed next year.”

The first two lighted sports fields in the new park are predicted to open in 2021.

McKee Homes Communities in Aberdeen

Legacy Lakes

110 Leesville Loop, Aberdeen, NC 28315
From the mid 200’s | 1,300-2,800 sq. ft.

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Legacy Lakes, a new homes community by McKee Homes on U.S. 15-501 in Aberdeen, is home to over 400 acres of beautiful pine trees, rolling fairways, and natural lakes. Close by are the Village of Pinehurst and Pinehurst #2, known as one of the best golf courses in the country.

Amenities at Legacy Lakes

  • Nicklaus Design Legacy Golf Links
  • Legacy Lakes Club
  • State-of-the-art fitness center
  • Tennis Pro Shop
  • World-class clay tennis courts
  • Resort-style pool and pool house
  • Seven sparkling lakes
  • Walking trails

Sandy Springs

195 Sandy Springs Road, Aberdeen, NC 28315
From the mid $200’s | 1,900-3,700 sq. ft.

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Sandy Springs is a family friendly community near U.S. 15-501 featuring a children’s park in the neighborhood. It is located close to Downtown Aberdeen and approximately 10 miles from Pinehurst and the Town of Southern Pines with all the area has to offer. Just minutes from The Academy of Moore County School, Aberdeen Primary, Aberdeen Elementary and Southern Middle School.

Additional Information

The new Aberdeen municipal park with six rectangular sports fields adds even more excitement to this attractive destination with everything it has to offer.

Visit our website for more information about Legacy Lakes and Sandy Springs or give us a call at 910-672-7206 to speak with one of our friendly, knowledgeable Online Sales Consultants.

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More Room, More Flex Space for Life

Now more than ever … you need more flex space for life.

Home was just a home … until it wasn’t anymore. Now it’s a classroom, an office, a gym, a restaurant and a daycare. Luckily, McKee Homes multi-functional floorplans with up to 3 stories of living space, give you enough flex room to transform your home into what you need … and make doing life together at home much easier (and enjoyable)!

Below we are highlighting how McKee Homes floorplans support your new way of living. For as difficult of a time as it has been, we are infusing a little humor into scenarios that have become all too familiar for all of us. We hope you enjoy!

*Please note that features vary per floorplan. Some floorplans may incorporate features listed below and others may not.

*All bitmoji’s included in this diagram are of McKee Homes employees.

Large Backyard & Covered Patio:
Also Known As: The Backyard Escape & Dog Park

Luckily, you’re never “stuck” inside with a McKee Home. The covered patio serves as a great extension of every floorplan, offering additional living space with a colorful backdrop. The spacious patio provides an expansive space for a table and chairs, outdoor sofa and fire pit or a set of rocking chairs & foot stools. Whatever you envision as your outdoor sanctuary, McKee Homes creates a big-enough outdoor haven to make it possible. Take happy hour, Zoom lessons, kids homework or game nights outdoors for a change of scenery and fresh air that always keeps the mind and body healthy! Fido will be thankful for the space to explore and do its business in the large backyard, too. Think about all the memories you (immediate & fur family) can make during this time together with an outdoor entertainment pad. #Priceless

Best For:

  • Reading & Relaxing
  • Game Nights
  • Grilling & Summer BBQ’s
  • Being In Nature
  • Smores by the Outdoor Firepit
  • Date night for Mom and Dad

*Luckily the covered patios are spacious enough to accommodate the extra space between guests!

 

Large Open-Concept Kitchen with Kitchen Island
Aka The Snack, Homework & Baking Lounge

When you’re forced to stay home together, the kitchen – the heart of the home – becomes a multi-purpose room for cooking, snacking, homework, mini date nights and everything in between.

Luckily, the McKee Homes blueprint is based on a spacious open-concept plan that seamlessly connects the most-frequented rooms of the house – the family room, dining room, casual breakfast nook and kitchen – making the beautiful chaos of everyday family life easier.

A staple of our kitchens is the large chef-worthy peninsula and island that serves as:

  • A SNACK BAR: The kitchen island doubles as an eating (or snack) bar with ample room for bar stools for the whole family.
  • A BUFFET BAR: The large counter space is valuable for the cook in the family to chop, prep and layout a buffet-style meal for the entire family.
  • A HOMEWORK BAR: Little did we know when we designed our kitchen floorplans with large families in mind, that in 2020, this extra counter space would afford Mom and Dad enough room to spread out and make sense of the kids homework (we are in awe of all the parents out there!).
  • A SANITY SAVIOR: To keep your sanity while home-schooling, the expansive style of the kitchen allows you to overlook the cozy family room, enjoy the glow of the fire while playing the latest Hallmark movie.

No longer should your time together be stifled by a chopped up first-floor living plan that is “so 1980’s.” Allow the fun, laughter and memories to flow through your McKee Home with the kitchen being the core that keeps you together.


Finished 3rd Floor
Also Known As The Sports Club

When cooped up, the first thing to go is likely your sanity (sound familiar?).

When we thoughtfully laid out our multifunctional floorplans, we designed many of our blueprints with a third floor (finished and unfinished), not knowing that this additional living space would come in handy as a daily sports club during a nation-wide lock-down. Now that families are forced to stay inside, it’s paramount to incorporate body movement to fight off boredom, burn additional calories and increase endorphins that will keep you mentally and emotionally stable!

Here at McKee Homes, we are committed to saving your mental health! With optional full bath and kitchenette, your extra 3rd floor living space can serve as a full-functioning gym (or apartment, hotel, media room, _________ fill in the blank). Hang your big screen, switch on Beachbody On Demand and push yourself through a grueling yoga or cardio workout.

Doesn’t the ability to get away, even for a minute, sound dreamy?


Sunroom
Also Known As: The Zen Den

Another benefit of our creatively laid-out floor plans is the sunroom that sits off the main living area. With a dividing wall and fireplace, this room feels private and tranquil. In addition to the large windows that span every wall of the sunroom allowing natural light to seep through (we all need Vitamin D during this time), the secluded nature of this space makes it the ideal sanctuary for mindset work.

Feel free to set up a ‘Zen Den’ with blankets, pillows and a comfortable seating arrangement for meditation, journaling and breath work. This will help you manage stress, anxiety and uncomfortable thoughts and emotions that this time has most certainly brought on.

Large Garage
Aka The Man Cave

You have to have your “play” space too, we get it. That’s why we build in a space that can easily translate into the “man cave” or “she shed.”

The spacious 2 or 3-car garage (depending on your preference) is wide-open without any wasted square footage. Without worrying about scratching floors or ruining the carpet, you can set up furniture, arcade games, a big screen and a bar to make the ideal hangout. The garage is large enough to leave a vehicle parked, while enjoying the second-half of the room, too. It’s a win/win space.

Long Driveway & Front Yard
Also Known As: The Driveway Happy Hour Spot

Since de-stressing at a restaurant or bar after a hard day of work was out of the question, it doesn’t mean cocktail hour had to be … in a McKee Home.

McKee Homes makes happy hour at home easy with our expansive homesites that offer front yards large enough for an entire daycare (if you need to keep the kids in eyesight) and driveways long enough to crack open a cold beer and still maintain 6 ft from your favorite neighborhood friends.

The next time you’re ordered to stay at home, rest assured that McKee Homes designs a home that makes driveway happy hour not only doable, but enjoyable.


Office
Also Known As: The Zoom Room

No longer are people traveling to and from work, networking at conferences or hosting meetings in person. But adhering to deadlines and making the boss happy is still at the top of the priority list. The problem is that sitting at the dining room table while kids are screaming won’t produce your best work. To continue to meet expectations as a trusted employee, it’s imperative to have a sacred space that’s clean, quiet and all yours.

The McKee Homes first-floor Zoom Room (aka the office or flex room) offers a spacious office big enough for a large desk, chairs (6 ft apart) for visiting colleagues and a side table for printer and office supplies. We promise it will feel like you’re in a regular conference room when you log into your live Zoom Calls.

Although private, your office is still convenient to the rest of the open-concept first floor main living area, including your break room (sitting area) and cafeteria (kitchen) when it’s time to take a quick clarity or coffee break.


Open-Concept Living Room
Also Known As: The Google Classroom

Before, the living room was meant for game night after a family dinner or morning coffee over good conversation. Now, the kids are home and you’ve morphed into a 5th grade math teacher with no actual desk space, classroom materials or teaching credentials.

Don’t fret. To make the transition into home schooling easier, our open-concept first-floor layout features 9 ft trey ceilings that make the room feel much larger than it is. Additionally, the home seamlessly connects each room of the main living area, freely flowing through the family room, kitchen, casual breakfast nook and outdoor living area. The kitchen is grand and contemporary with a massive, chef-style island that serves as the ideal eating bar. What once was counter space for chopping and buffet meals is now extra room to spread out homework, calculators, rulers and more. Since the kitchen overflows into a casual dining area, you’re able to hop from one kid to the next to assist with all of their distant learning needs.

And, when the kids need to refuel their minds before submitting their final work, snacks are just a reach away.


Covered Front Porch
Also Known As: The Cozy Corner for Rest & Relaxation

After a full day inside with kids and your spouse, fresh air and nature always does the mind (and body) good. Not only does McKee Homes offer large homesites with spacious backyards and covered patios with a screened-in option, we also build in an luxurious outdoor living space in the front of the home, too. With a covered front porch that spans much of the home façade, you can create a R&R (rest & relaxation) shelter right out front. Position two rocking chairs or a slider bench to cozy up for:

  • Star gazing
  • Coffee break
  • Night cap
  • Good conversation with neighbors
  • Snuggle session with your significant other

Designed with a roof, you can escape anytime rain or shine.

Spa-Worth Master Bath
Also Known As: The Wellness Haven

During trying times, it’s essential to maintain a self care regimen that will strengthen your mind, body and spirit. Fortunately, our master suites come with a spa-worthy master bath fit for a king and queen … the “wellness haven” as we call it these days.

Escape to your five-star retreat within your own home at any time you need to refuel your tank. Rejuvenate yourself:

  • GARDEN TUB: Draw a bubble bath, put on a calming face mask, light a lavender candle and open a good book.
  • SEPARATE, LARGE TILED SHOWER: Put on a guided meditation or relaxing music and let the hot water soothe you.
  • DOUBLE SINK VANITY: Stretch out your skin care arsenal to really enjoy your “me” time.
  • WALK IN CLOSET: Slip on your most comfortable robe that you can find in the spacious closet connected to your master bath.

 

There you have it.

Your daily life doesn’t look the same anymore, which means your home can’t either. As you acclimate to a new way of living, the home that once supported your everyday life, all of a sudden doesn’t. Now that your home is a haven for so much more, it needs to support all the new functions it has been forced to take on. With McKee Homes’ multi-functional floorplans that come in all sizes and shapes, you can rest assured that this extra time at home with family will be easier and even enjoyable. We promise … more room and more flex space for life.

Interested in more room … and more flex space for life? Browse our available homes or homesites to find a home that fits your new needs. Feel free to call or text our friendly and knowledgeable Online Sales Team for more info, to ask questions or book a 1:1 private or virtual showing.

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