Half of Garrette Custom Homes’ Phase 1 homes at Maple Hills have sold, and the final 10 have been released for sale.

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COVINGTON — Garrette Custom Homes is opening another model home at Maple Hills on Oct. 8–9. Three complete and two under-construction homes by the builder are available for tours from noon to 5 p.m. both days, and refreshments and snacks will be served.

Located minutes from Highway 18, Maple Hills is north of Kent-Kangley Road at 204th Avenue Southeast. Developed by Kirkland-based master-planned developer Oakpointe Communities, Maple Hills features tree-lined boulevards and four neighborhood parks.

Garrette Custom Homes is building on a 20-lot enclave within Maple Hills that is bound on three sides by protected greenspace. The homesites face one of the neighborhood parks.

Half of Garrette Custom Homes’ Phase 1 homes have sold, and the final 10 have been released for sale. Half of the Phase 2 sites back to a permanent forest preserve with walking trails.

According to Bill McCaffrey, the project manager, the unique purchasing proposition of Maple Hills lies in the rambler plans on wide lots.

“These large homesites were ‘grandfathered’ in under an old zoning code,” he says. “Several lots exceed a quarter-acre, which is a real rarity for new home developments in the urbanized Puget Sound region.”

The designs are as wide as 70 feet, have three-car garages, and feature from 2,000 to 4,400 square feet of open living space. Ceiling heights range from 9 to 12 feet.

The original model home at Maple Hills features the 3,097-square-foot Aspen floor plan. The nearly 700-square-foot owner’s suite is located on the main floor along with a great room and adjacent kitchen.

The home features three bathrooms and two bedrooms on the main floor, plus a den and formal dining room.
Other models available for tours have a den, multiple bathrooms and three bedrooms on the main level, as well as optional second-floor bonus rooms and bedrooms.

The new model opening Oct. 8–9 is a six-bedroom home that is designed for multi-generational living.
McCaffrey says Garrette Custom Homes was attracted to Maple Hills by the opportunity to build wide homes with rambler floor plans “that shifting demographics are making so desirable.”

“The new-home market is evolving, with more homeowners returning to the livability and comfort of single-level and master-on-main floor plans,” he says.

Outdoor living is also showcased by Garrette Custom Homes at Maple Hills.  The three finished homes, as well as the two that are under construction, have covered patios or decks and extended hardscape areas for eating and entertaining.

McCaffrey says Garrette Custom Homes’ project managers will present a Homebuilding 101 seminar from 10 a.m. to noon Oct. 8 at Maple Hills.

“This seminar covers the seven secrets to successfully building your dream home, a presentation about the special financing required for new construction from one of our preferred lenders, and an overview of procuring land for a custom homesite if you do not want to build one of our homes in a subdivision,” he says.

Attendees at the seminar will receive a $1,000 certificate that can be redeemed at the Garrette Custom Homes design studio for option selections if they end up working with the builder.

Registering for the seminar is preferred by emailing McCaffrey at billm@buildgch.com, but he says drop-ins are also welcome.