A scaled-back Parade of Homes still offers some intriguing possibilities.
By Robert Plunket
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Still, it’s a great opportunity to study the latest trends and, even better, get behind the gates of the fancy communities and check out the lifestyles of people who can afford $5 million homes. Or, in the case of the Royal Melbourne model at The Concession, $8.4 million homes. It’s got over 11,000 square feet, a 4.5 car garage, and a room for every possible purpose—wine, media, massage, games, etc., etc.
I kept scanning the list for something a little different—to be perfectly honest, most of the homes are versions of things that have been around for years—but I did find one condo, well-priced, with a great location, that really spoke to me. It’s the Davenport model at Savannah Preserve. The big plus here is the floor plan—roomy and well-laid out, with traffic flow like a house instead of the dreaded shoe box shape that most condos in this price range have (it starts at $255,000.) And the den has a window!