December 6th, 2015

NAHB reports on Design Trends for 2015

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Best in America Living Awards Highlight Design Trends for 2015 and Beyond

“While each award winner was unique, there’s certainly a number of common themes among these honorees,” 2014 BALA Chairman Stephen C. Moore, senior partner – marketing with BSB Design Inc. in Des Moines, Iowa. “Homes are being designed with relaxation in mind, as this year we saw an overall simplification in the designs with cleaner lines and more natural elements.”

January 22, 2015 – The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) honored single-family homes, apartments and condos, remodeling projects and subdivisions as part of the 2014 Best in American Living Awards (BALA) last night at a gala celebration during the NAHB International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas. The winning projects demonstrate innovate design and give a preview of design trends home buyers will see over the next several years.

Some of the trends seen in the winning projects include:

White on White Kitchens: Many kitchen designs featured white cabinets, topped with white counter tops finished off with white back splashes and white trim. Industrial textures are being introduced, but they are muted or white.

Doubled Island Kitchens: The popularity of open living/cooking/dining spaces are lending themselves to more creative and casual spaces. Back-to-back islands and side-by-side islands are showing up in all styles of homes—one island for cooking and preparing food and the other for serving food and dining. Sometimes the second island takes the place of a more formal dining room table.

Centered Bathtubs: Bathrooms are continuing to becoming more spa-like. As a result large, well-designed tubs are becoming the center of attention. They are being pulled away from the wall and treated like sculptures.

Natural Elements Mixed with Contemporary Materials: A softer side of modern design is evolving as contemporary and industrial materials are beginning to mix with natural materials. Wood, steel and glass are a popular combination, allowing the best from both worlds. Modern textures are being combined with old-world or classical elements.

Increased Quality of Details: Across the board, the details, such as how a hand rail meets a stair, are getting better. Light, classic details that are clean and well thought-out are amplified when pulling together major pieces of a simple, clean-lined space.

Get Away Rooms: Whether it is a room with a view or a game room, creating spaces that allow you to get away from everyday life are becoming popular. These spaces are designed to encourage relaxation, family-time or allow one to practice their hobbies.

Wine Rooms and Bars: Wine is finding its home everywhere and anywhere. Wine displays under the stairs are beautifully filling spaces that could otherwise go to waste. Full rooms dedicated to wine or liquors are no longer just for the avid collector. Wet-bar nooks are adding to the overall encouragement of relaxing and enjoying time at home.

Indoor-Outdoor Living: Roof decks, California rooms and nano-walls are creating ways to make accessing nature easier during day-to-day life. No matter if in the middle of the city, in the suburbs or out in the country, people are utilizing the extra space on the roof to give them a great view while soaking in the surroundings. Indoor-outdoor transitional spaces are showing up where weather permits by utilizing removable walls, screens and foldable walls.

Grand Entries Are Not the Focus: Entries are still very well designed, but the amount of space allocated to the entrance is shrinking. Large pivoting doors are making grand statements, but open immediately into main living space of the home.

Non-Car Centric Design: While cars, driveways and garages are a part of American life, it seems that the car is no longer a major part of the design conversation, but when they are incorporated they are done well. Design features that seem to be taking their place are sidewalks, bike paths and community gathering spaces.

December 28th, 2014

Last Chance To Build a New Home in Saline!

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The Bradford located at Legacy Heights

The Bradford located at Legacy Heights

UPDATE: This home sold and closed in 2014 and the Legacy Heights community has closed out. We have multiple furnished models available to view:

1.  Blue Heron Pond Townhomes of Ann Arbor: 2500 W Liberty St.

2. Heritage Pointe of Chelsea: 433 Elm St.

3. The Woods at Magnolia Park of Jackson: 4580 Devon Dr.

Models are available to view Wednesdays-Fridays from 12pm-5pm and Saturdays-Sunday from 11am-4pm.


Norfolk Homes has one homesite left in the Legacy Heights community and this popular neighborhood will be sold out.  Stop in and tour our model home, The Bradford Plan, Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 4:00 PM or by appointment.  The model is located at 2212 Windmill Way, Saline, MI.

December 24th, 2014

TN Sales Team — Reggie Polk & Linda Totok

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The new sales team Reggie Polk and Linda Totok are working together selling homes in the Norfolk Communities located within the greater Nashville metropolitan areas!

Our Paddock Place community offers perfect views of the outdoors and eye appealing interiors!

Several other communities within the Nashville area have homes available now! Contact us soon for your scheduled tour to see available homes in Mt. Juliet, Hendersonville, Brentwood and Madison.

Contact Linda Totok @ 615 585 5320

December 22nd, 2014

Chelsea Area- Welcome Back Lisa Kanclerz

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Norfolk Homes is pleased to announce the return of Lisa Kanclerz to the Chelsea Area Sales Team.  Lisa worked with Norfolk Homes for more than 12 years in Ann Arbor , Dexter and Howell and is now working out of our Chelsea Area Sales Model, 681 Park Lane Road, Chelsea, representing  our Chelsea Fairways and Heritage Pointe Communities. Model Hours are : Wednesday, Thursday and Friday noon to 5:00 PM and weekends 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  734-217-4950.

December 16th, 2014

Jackson Home Expo 2014!

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Jackson Home Expo 2014 Coupon

Norfolk Homes is participating in the Jackson Home Builders Show March 21,22 and 23.  Use the attached coupon for Buy one get one Free admission. Norfolk Homes builds single family homes, detached condominiums, paired condominiums and stacked flat condos throughout Jackson County. Choose one of our 8 communities or explore building on your own land.  Come meet us at the Expo and see if we are the builder for you!

December 14th, 2014

Norfolk Homes builds in emerging Hot Spots!

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Real Estate Hot Spots
Norfolk Homes is building in four Real Estate Hot Spots in Washtenaw County- Chelsea, Dexter, Saline and Ann Arbor!



December 13th, 2014

Summerfield Glen Residents Love Their Neighborhood

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Ann Arbor Observer City Guide July 2014

Ann Arbor Observer City Guide July 2014

December 5th, 2014

– New Community – Heritage Pointe in Chelsea, MI

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Heritage Pointe

Norfolk Homes has recently acquired the remaining 31 developed homesites in Chelsea’s Heritage Pointe Community.  The community is within walking distance of vibrant downtown Chelsea and close to the acclaimed Chelsea Schools.  Home prices start in the low 200’s.  We have begun construction on one home and will be starting on the model home soon.

Feel free to stop by our current Chelsea MI model home during normal business hours of 12pm-5pm Wednesday to Friday and 11am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday located at:

Chelsea Fairways

681 Park Lane Road

Chelsea, MI 48118

For more information about this community, please call 734-217-4950 or email today!


December 20th, 2013

New team member – Janet Gilbert-Smith – Michigan Division Sales Manager!

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Norfolk Homes is proud to announce the addition of Janet Gilbert-Smith as the new Sales Manager for the Michigan Division!  Janet comes to us from an extensive career in general real estate and new home sales and is a long time Ann Arbor …resident.  Janet will be working with all of our Michigan communities including Ann Arbor, Saline, Chelsea, Jackson, Dexter, and Grass Lake. Please join us in a hearty “high five”!  You can meet Janet in person at the Grand Opening of our new model at Westridge in Dexter this Saturday – March 23rd – Noon to 4pm 8300 Parkridge Dr., Dexter, MI 48130 For more information call 734-389-8811
December 7th, 2013

Limited opportunity in exclusive Brentwood, TN community!

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Norfolk Homes – 2012 Parade of Homes Award Winner – is proud to announce a limited building opportunity in the exclusive Brentwood community of Magnolia Vale.  Located just off Concord Rd, Magnolia Vale offers the convenience of Brentwood with the atmosphere of Southern Elegance.  With custom elevations designed by the award-winning Mitchell Barnett you will have the rare opportunity to build your home specialized to your tastes.  There are only six homesites remaining… and one awaits your unique vision.

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