Why it worked: Woodridge's golf course community and River Bridge's posh Belleview neighborhood provided the initial appeal for these attached townhomes, with price and presentation running a close second and third. In just two months, 70 units between both locations were snapped up at prices starting at an affordable $99,900.

* Solid, Craftsman-style porches anchor each entrance and help break up the running facade.

* Walk-in closets and deck-top storage offer first-time homeowners and down-sizers a little extra room.

* Surprisingly, Unit A's less conventional floor plan (front-to-back dining room, kitchen, living room) is as popular as the more traditional Unit B (front-facing living room, adjoining dining space, rear kitchen).

Varied gables and porch treatments give the Woodridge and River Bridge townhomes a bit of distinction.
Varied gables and porch treatments give the Woodridge and River Bridge townhomes a bit of distinction.

Project Credits

Project: Woodridge and River Bridge, Nashville, Tenn.; Sales started: March 2003; Sales through May 2003: 70; Units planned: 150 (Woodridge), 180 (River Bridge); Price: Starting at $99,900; Unit size: 1,216 square feet; Developer: Phillips Builders, a Beazer Homes company, Nashville; Builder: Phillips Builders, a Beazer Homes company, Nashville; Architect: Gonzalo Romero, Tim Mullis, Beazer Homes, Atlanta; Interior designers: Terri Kemp, Beazer Homes, Alpharetta, Ga.; Kim Deragon, Phillips Builders, Nashville

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