One of the most gratifying steps in the process of choosing the right home is finding the perfect property to become a hub of love, joy and comfort for your family and the friends who will spend time there too. It's where you share your experiences with the people who mean the most to you, preferably over good times, good memories and good food.
Picture your college roommates, friends from high school or a few of your favorite couples seated together at a beautifully accented table in the formal dining room. The decor represents your tasteful eye for detail: elegant, sophisticated and full of charm. Conversation flows easily over the oven-fresh dishes you serve and your home is filled with laughter. Everyone is enjoying themselves. The meal is a hit. You would never say it out loud, but you're kind of an awesome host.
This scenario could easily star you and your most loved people. It could be you cooking in the gourmet kitchen-one of your favorite places to be-while members of your book club sit in the barstools at the center island and nosh on the hors d'oeuvres you've prepared to tide them over. You keep a stock of fresh ingredients for everyone's favorite snacks and cocktails in the adjacent butler's pantry and there's more than enough space to always have what you need on hand. Your friends call you a mixologist. You just call yourself prepared.
If you're a self-proclaimed game night champion (even if your family doesn't quite agree), you'll love spending time in the living room. Simultaneously spacious and cozy, it's the perfect place to relax after dinner to play- and win!- a game of Taboo or Scattergories. The open floor plan makes it just a few steps to the kitchen to cut slices of cheesecake or scoop some creamy gelato for dessert. Enjoy it on the couch in front of the TV or sit on the outside deck to indulge in a stunning sunset and some fresh evening air. It's just as perfect with a cigar and a nightcap.
Every great host needs a place to recharge and your owner's suite is an oasis. The owner's suite is exceptionally spacious with boxed tray ceilings and plenty of room for a chaise lounge to read a book. If you prefer soaking to sitting, the sauna bathtub is deep and relaxing. Light some candles, add soft music and let the water massage you into ultimate relaxation-bubbles optional.
If you love to entertain, the Putney at Reserve at Pouncey may be that home for you. New single family homes featuring first floor owner's suites start in the low $500s and, if you're on a tight timeline, Move-in-Ready homes are available as well.Morning Room in New Homes for Sale in Richmond