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David Weekley touts its 'healthy homes'

Special Sections correspondent
Published:   |   Updated: June 1, 2013 at 11:02 AM

David Weekley Homes is pre-selling in Kensington, a gated community in Pinellas County, giving prospective buyers a chance to enjoy the builder's signature "healthy home" standards.

"Since 2001, all David Weekley homes have been built to 'healthy home' standards, meaning it's a home that's healthy for the environment and for the people who live in it," says Jennifer Cole, marketing director. "Through our healthy home program, we take a look at certain construction techniques that minimize energy consumption, discourage water intrusion and improve air quality within your home. We look at it like our healthy home standards make it a better place to live inside and out.

"As an added incentive, until [Thursday], David Weekley Homes is offering employee pricing on all homes within the Tampa Bay area," Cole says. "Buyers will receive a 7 percent discount, the same discount offered to employees of the company, making it the perfect time to purchase a David Weekley home in Kensington."

Among homes offered in Kensington is the Oakwood model, which Cole says is designed to allow features and upgrades that put it in the luxury class.

"Weekley's newly expanded 4,000-square-foot design center with a full-time designer offers David Weekley home buyers thousands of design choices," Cole says. "Customers can come, touch, feel and view what selections we're offering for their community and other elements they can choose for their home that they might not have seen in the model.

"The design center also hosts Preview Night by appointment, so David Weekley customers can see what selections and options are offered in their community and how they can customize their home prior to purchasing."

David Weekley's philosophy is that this approach gives prospective buyers an opportunity to build their dream home, Cole says.

The Oakwood floor plan features an "owner's retreat," which includes a bathroom with double sinks and a large walk-in closet. A children's retreat can be converted into a media room or game room. The kitchen features a center island and separate breakfast area. This model includes four bedrooms and 3½ bathrooms in 3,055 square feet of living space. It has a three-car garage.

David Weekley also touts its LifeDesign concept that focuses on the flow of the floor plans. The family areas such as the kitchen, breakfast and family rooms are designed with the idea that families will spend much of their time in these common areas.

Kensington is off 131st Street and Park Boulevard in Seminole. With only 31 lots, the community has a boutique feel with options for dining, shopping and entertainment nearby, Cole says. The homes are priced from the high $600,000s, including lot.

For information, visit www.davidweekleyhomes.com or call 1-877-394-7356.

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