New Westfield residents, the Templemans, share what life in their new custom home in Chatham Hills is like.
Brian: Really, it was the unique scenery when you hit the neighborhood. All of the different architecture and houses.
Nina: The neighborhood amenities were also a big influence in our decision to build. The aspect of having the clubhouse, pool, playground, dog park and easy access to the Monon Trail in the neighborhood was really appealing to our family. The community of Westfield itself is rapidly expanding and we wanted to be a part of that.
Now that you live here , what do you like most about living in Chatham Hills?
Brian: The golf course views and the endless different nature trails around the neighborhood. We liked the look of the golf course and the ability to have a large backyard with distance between the homes. It was a good feeling once we got here and saw kids running around the neighborhood and the clubhouse.
Nina: We like that there are families of all different ages that live here. The clubhouse has a lot of activities that are dedicated to kids and families which we really appreciate since we have a toddler. We love the fitness center and the childcare that the clubhouse offers.
What’s your favorite thing about your home?
Brian: Definitely the open concept floor plan. Our last house was more closed off and we couldn’t entertain much in it, but here we can all be in the kitchen / great room area. The entertainment ability on the first floor is great.
Nina: My favorite thing is the kitchen – I love the way our waterfall island turned out. Whenever we have friends and family over, everyone is able to gather on the main level thanks to the open concept.
Tell us about the building experience with Old Town.
Brian: It was extremely enjoyable. Right from the beginning, we felt that Old Town holds your hand but not too tight – you can do what you want at the end of the day, but they help to guide you through. It was really painless. You always hear horror stories about building a home, ‘I’ll never do it again’ type of thing, but everyone at Old Town has a dedicated role; it’s a very structured organization. Everything was carried out on time, which was important to us. I fully anticipated having a huge punch list at the end of the build, but Carey and Alex took care of every little detail prior to closing.
Nina: We really loved being connected to the progress of our home through BuilderTrend. It was nice to see the live updates and receive daily photos. The project management was excellent. We lived 45 minutes away at the time, so visiting the site weekly wasn’t an option for us. Thanks to the updates from BuilderTrend we were able to stay informed about what was happening.
Would you recommend us to your friends?
Brian: Absolutely. We haven’t had the chance to yet, but people know that we have built, and we always speak very highly of Old Town. Given the opportunity, if someone we knew was looking to build in Carmel or Westfield, we’d highly recommend that they build with Old Town.
Nina: While we were looking at the builders in Chatham Hills, we kept seeing a lot of Old Town signs throughout the community and we’d heard a lot of good things about Old Town. It seems that they have a high volume of homes in the neighborhood, which is always a good thing!
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