- The Washington Times - Wednesday, January 17, 2007

The charms of the Charlottesville area of Virginia are abundant: the University of Virginia, Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, golf courses and a pedestrian-friendly downtown filled with shops, restaurants and entertainment.

Now the area will also be home to an active adult community, designed for households with at least one resident age 55 or older and no permanent residents under age 19.

K. Hovnanian Homes’ Four Seasons Charlottesville, a resort-style gated community with scenic walking trails, will include a 21,000-square-foot clubhouse with indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis and boccie courts, classrooms, a billiard room and a cyber cafe.

Nearby are a shopping center and a public library. Within 20 miles of the development are three golf courses, a country club, a driving range and two hospitals.

Residents of Four Seasons Charlottesville will be able to spend less time on home maintenance and more on recreation. The homeowner association fees of $195 per month will include lawn maintenance, snow removal, street maintenance, common-area landscape maintenance and full access to the clubhouse and its amenities.

The homes each include a first-floor master suite, and some will have optional basements and lofts. Initial prices range from $319,990 to $385,990, with loft additions costing $32,000 to $44,000 and unfinished basements costing $32,000 to $41,000.

Prices in the second release of homes will range from $324,990 to $390,990. The homes have from 1,547 to 2,420 finished square feet.

Standard features on all homes include a two-car garage, sodded lawn and a low-maintenance exterior including vinyl siding. Inside, the homes have hardwood flooring in the foyer; prewiring for telephones; gas heat; cable television and a security system; crown moldings and 9-foot ceilings in the main living area; a self-cleaning range in the kitchen; and ceramic tile shower surrounds in the baths.

Buyers can add a sunroom, a morning room, a screened porch, a fireplace, tray ceilings, built-in shelving and bay windows to the homes.

The Harriett model, with 1,547 square feet, is priced from $319,990 in the first phase and from $324,990 in the second release of homes. This model has a front porch, a foyer and a breakfast room at the front of the house next to the kitchen.

At the back of the home are a formal dining room and a family room.

The master suite has two walk-in closets and a bath with a double-sink vanity, a tub and a separate shower.

This home also has a second bedroom with a walk-in closet, a second full bath and a laundry room.

Buyers can add a finished attic level with storage, a loft, a third bedroom and a full bath.

A finished basement can also be added with a recreation room, den and exercise room.

The Batesville model, with 2,420 square feet, is base-priced from $385,990 to $390,990.

This home has a front porch and a foyer with columns framing the entrances to the living room and dining room. The family room is open to the breakfast area and center-island kitchen.

The first-floor master suite has two walk-in closets and a bath with a tub, a separate shower and two separate vanities. The second bedroom has a closet and a nearby full bath with a double-sink vanity.

This level also has a powder room and a laundry room. At the front of the home is a library that can be converted into a third bedroom. Buyers can add a finished attic level with a loft, a study, a bedroom, a full bath and two dormer areas.

The basement can also be finished with a recreation room, a den, an exercise room and a storage room.

A model grand opening will be held at the Four Seasons Charlottesville on Jan. 27 and 28 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., with food and prizes.

To attend, R.S.V.P. at 866/407-3801. For information, call 866/568-4553 or visit www.khovcharlottesville.com.

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