WHY IT WORKED: Empty-nesters love the dramatic interior spaces, the first-floor master suites, and an innovative front elevation, not to mention zero exterior maintenance in an intergenerational community setting.
- Wellington Villas are part of Worman's Mill, a neotraditional village with more than 100 acres of parks and walking paths.
- The large, attached villas, ranging from 2,418 to 3,850 square feet, are comparable in size to detached single-family homes at Worman's Mill.
- The homes feature stone chimneys, entrance galleries, two-car garages, hardwood floors in most areas, and upgraded cabinetry and appliances.
The best-selling Regency plan features rich architectural detailing, varying rooflines, and an octagonal solarium off the open dining and living rooms.
PROJECT CREDITSProject: Wellington Villas at Worman's Mill, Frederick, Md.
Sales started: May 2005;
Sales through July 2005: 44;
Units planned: 150; Price: $480,000 to $600,000;
Unit size: 2,418 to 3,850 square feet;
Builder: Wormald Homes at Worman's Mill, Frederick;
Developer: Wormald Development Co., Frederick;
Architect: The Wormald Cos., Frederick (with consultation from Rodney A. Wray Architect, Reseda, Calif.);
Land planner: The Wormald Cos., Frederick;
Landscape architect: The Wormald Cos., Frederick (with consultation from Arbor Landscapers, Spencerville, Md.);
Interior designer: Carlyn & Co., Great Falls, Va.