Highlight Rich Variety of 55+ Lifestyles at K. Hovnanian’s® Four Seasons at Lakes of Cane Bay Near Charleston
Haven Design Works, the Atlanta-based interior design firm that specializes in model home merchandising, clubhouses and hospitality projects, completed the interior design and installation of nine model homes at the Model Park in K. Hovnanian’s® Four Seasons at Lakes of Cane Bay in Summerville (SC) in record time in order to meet the national builder’s VIP sales event on June 24, 2016. During the first weekend, 21 homes were sold, and to date, 33 out of 61 homes have been sold in Phase I of the new 55+ community.
From inspiration to installation, the project took one year, while the actual installation of all nine model homes was completed in just one week, according to Donna Mathis, president and owner of Haven Design Works.
“We started working on the project in May of 2015. We presented initial concepts for the model park and started creating the story and life of the community. The evolution of the completed project grew as we researched the local lifestyles and activities in the areas Charleston and Summerville areas,” explains Mathis. “We worked hard to make sure that each model had its own identity and that our distinct designs represented the different buyers and lifestyles in this community. ‘Stay in your design lane’ became a theme at our office during the design process.”
The team infused local flavor into each design. The Model Park, which featured the builder’s Lakeside Home Collection, includes various home designs that speak to homeowners who are looking to move to a more efficient, low-maintenance home. The homes combine elements of the unique South Carolina Lowcountry vernacular, such as bright, airy spaces, fresh color palettes and shiplap accent walls, with specific features that suit the active living lifestyle, including innovative, easy-living floorplans and smart storage solutions.
“We were intent on showcasing and incorporating the area’s rich local culture and history,” says Mathis, who oversaw the project together with Design Director Lisa Giles.
Haven Design Works made sure that each model also portrayed a specific lifestyle, since an active community like K. Hovnanian’s® Four Seasons at Lakes of Cane Bay appeals to a broad range of buyers.
Five lead designers were assigned to this project: Lisa Giles, Allison Worley, Kristen Slagle, Angela Williams and Tiffany Nelson. Each designer presented their progress to the cohesive team during weekly meetings, which helped identify and add delightful identities to each model home. Internal descriptions for each model home included names such as the Entertainer’s Oasis, the Shoreline Sanctuary, the Traveler’s Escape and others.
“Our entire team collaborated on this large scale project. We successfully highlighted a range of design styles, while we also brought the intimacy and details to each model that are the hallmark of each project that we work on,” says Mathis.
“After intense, thoughtful preparation, we were able to install all nine models within a one week time frame. As we do with every project throughout the U.S., all of our planning is done in advance. This makes the installation process go smoothly and lets the designer focus on the details.”
Fabulous Models Sell Fabulously
More than 100 highly-motivated homebuyers and their families attended the VIP sales event, and during the opening weekend, 21 homes were sold in Phase I of the amenity-rich 55+ master-planned community that includes premier lakefront and private wooded homesites.
“It was great to experience the finished models through the buyers’ eyes,” notes Mathis. “The community’s setting with the lakes, bridges and lush landscaping created a nature-inspired backdrop for the Model Park. Buyers loved touring the models and experiencing the spaciousness of each home. K. Hovnanian® Homes has done a great job with creating large open kitchens and other welcoming areas that are perfect for entertaining.”
Immediately following the VIP sales event, Haven Design Works started on plans for K. Hovnanian’s® Four Seasons at Lakes of Cane Bay’s 21,000 sq. ft. clubhouse and amenity center, to be completed in early 2018.
Active 55+ Living at K. Hovnanian’s® Four Seasons at Lakes of Cane Bay
K. Hovnanian’s® Four Seasons at Lakes of Cane Bay brings the best in luxurious 55+ living to Summerville, just a short drive from historic Charleston and South Carolina’s inviting beaches. The gated community features a 300-acre lake and an 8-mile navigable waterway, perfect for fishing, kayaking, boating, paddle boarding, birding and other outdoor activities. The community will also include a second-to-none amenity center including a 21,000 square foot clubhouse, indoor/outdoor saline pool complex, pickleball, bocce and tennis courts, demonstration kitchen, kayak launch, amphitheater and yoga studio (coming in 2018).