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A Quick Designer Overview of NorthLake’s Model Homes

Posted on: May 23, 2019

Families have a surplus of home buying options on the market that are thrown at them, but most of these options fall short of NorthLake at RiverTown. RiverTown located in St. Johns County, serve as a big draw for many family homebuyers. This area boasts highly rated schools, a wealth of community activities, and a charming family atmosphere. Nevertheless, NorthLake itself can offer you MORE than you could have expected, with floor plans specific to this line of homes, opportunities to add extra rooms and space, and the ability to enjoy a little bit ‘more’ in your life. What could you do in a RiverTown home? Plenty.

The Braden

Perfect for the family that’s working to utilize what space that they have, the Braden model home is unique in a way that it allows you to incorporate additions onto the home. Adding a loft or a loft/bedroom adds a second floor to your floor plan. Whether that loft is a guest bedroom, a rec room, or a personal crafting space, is up to you. The rest of the home folds out elegantly from the minute that you step into the foyer. From there, you can catch sight of the dining room and kitchen in front of you. As the social centers of the home, the rooms in the floor plan fan out around them, so that everyone can gather together once dinner is ready. You can personalize select details in some areas of the house, and the kitchen is one of them. What color do you want the cabinets to be? The backsplashes? The finish on the handles? You can speak to a Mattamy Design Expert to make your own personalized selections. To the right of you are two bedrooms, and to your left, is the Master Bedroom. Enjoy the 15’5×16’7 space, with two walk-in closets and a master bathroom-perfect for refueling in a space of your own. Past the family room is the patio and backyard, where you can devote your outdoor pursuits. Whether you want to make a separate space for your dog, a garden to enjoy in the spring, or dinner parties come summer, you have more than plenty of room to do so.

The Carrabelle

At 1,630 sq. feet, the Carrabelle floor plan is one of the best examples of the freedom of choice that comes with life at RiverTown. With seven different options for add-ons, not only can you add an extra room, but you can also change its function.Whether you choose the master bath oasis, the teen retreat, or the flex space, you can choose the space that works best for your lifestyle. The young adult in your life can spread out their effects in the teen retreat or the guest suite. The aspiring businessperson can start their accounting service or their startup in the pocket office. You can relax in the guest bedroom or the master bath. The choice is yours-and that’s not to mention what you can do with the rest of the house’s offerings, too! The colonial styled Carrabelle utilizes a linear design in its floor plan, so that everything that you need is quite literally down the hall. Bedrooms and flex rooms are relegated to the right of the house, while the dining room, kitchen, and family room are to the left. This serves to help keep things organized while also separating the work of daily life and the effort to relax. With the family room’s 14’6×18’8 feet, you have plenty of room to spread out and enjoy that separation.

The Tidewater II

It’s okay to stretch out a little in the Tidewater II-you have plenty of space to do so. The floor plan for this residence relegates the bedrooms to the second floor and the family room, dining room, garage, and kitchen to the first floor. This establishes distance between workspaces and relaxation spaces, while encouraging each resident to make their own area to grow in. This two-story residence comes in three different styles for you to enjoy, from the classic ‘Florida Traditional’ style to the angular presence of the ‘Craftsman’ design. The family room is designed to be the centerpiece of this residence, with 16’6×14’2 dimensions. The kitchen and the dining rooms extend from it, cementing the first floor as a gathering space where family can reconnect. On the second floor, everyone has the space that they need, and can even add more as needed. With the master bedroom outfitted with a walk-in closet and roughly 221 square feet of space, parents can start their day in a space that’s truly their own. Herein lies your other option for the floor plan: you can use the extra space to modify the master bath into a master bath oasis, perfect for luxuriating the day’s work away. Two other bedrooms occupy the second floor, taking up roughly 141 square feet of space. A quick tip: let them flex their creative muscles when it comes to decorating their room. They’ll enjoy having taken part in the design process. Add more fun by taking the extra space and turning the loft into a fourth bedroom. Whether that’s where you want to host sleepovers or grandparents who stay the night, you’re sure to have doubled the fun.

The Turner 

At 3,530 square feet, the Turner model home is the representation of refined elegance. Designed with the large and active family in mind, the Turner floor plan utilizes its space to welcome not just family, but friends and loved ones as well. Welcome them in through the foyer, which leads them directly to the family room in front of them. While dinner is cooking up in the 9’3×15’0 kitchen, pour your friends a glass of wine and take them around the house. Show them the view from the patio out back, and let them marvel at the wild beauty of the area. Once you bring them upstairs, show them to the guest bedroom that they’ll be staying in. They have their choice, from three different options that range from left to right of the house. While they’re waiting for dinner to be served, take some time to show them what you’ve done with the loft in the far-right corner. Whether you turned the area into your personal yoga zone or a lounge area for everyone to enjoy, they’ll love it!  Accommodate them when you replace the loft with a fifth bedroom and a fourth bathroom, or show them around your master bath oasisThis is the perfect house to entertain in!

The Whitney

Our final floor plan on our list, the Whitney, is made for the family who wants it all. 2,360 square feet are crafted for you and yours to work, play, and live in. You’ll find the linear style utilized throughout the house’s floor plan, for simple navigation and effortless design. To the left, a 15’0x18’3 family room welcomes you in, next to the 11’7×13’1 dining room, and the first bathroom to the right. Beyond the family room is the 10’0x10’x patio, for kids outside to enjoy warm summer days and cool autumn nights. Head upstairs and find four bedrooms and the other two bathrooms, the majority organized to the far right of the residence. No matter what you have planned for life, the Whitney has you covered with additions that can be made. In lieu of the flex room, install a guest suite and half bathroom onto the first floor. Add a master bath oasis worthy of a master bathroom. Whatever you do, you have the freedom to make your home beautiful in an abundance of ways.

Affordable homes with tons of space, endless design choices, and only minutes away from Jacksonville – RiverTown may sound too good to be true! In that case, you’ll have to come check it out for yourself and walk through the five NorthLake model homes as well! RiverTown, located along the banks of the St. Johns River, is home to 10 distinct neighborhoods spanning across 5,000+ acres. St. Johns County boasts the top-rated schools in the State of Florida, incredibly beautiful beaches, great shopping, dining, and entertainment. World Golf Village is just minutes away, and a variety of professional sports are a part of the Jacksonville social scene.

Residents at RiverTown enjoy an impressive array of resort-style amenities. The spectacular RiverClub is located directly on the St. Johns River. An infinity edge pool overlooking the river and a poolside café, family game room, fire pit gathering areas, a pirate themed playground, an outdoor amphitheater, and a waterfront boardwalk complete with kayak launch are all included in the expansive campus.  Two additional pools (one with a corkscrew slide), tennis, basketball, soccer, and a tot lot are located at the RiverHouse amenity center, which is also home to the community clubhouse, activities director and fitness center.

The Welcome Center is open daily at 90 Lanier Street, St. Johns. There are 11 model homes to tour, including the 5 NorthLake models with MORE to love. For more information about RiverTown, visit us at our website to see our exemplary amenities and homes. One of our newest neighborhoods, Riverside, is getting tons of attention for offering custom estate homes and private waterfront access. Another popular neighborhood, WaterSong, gives those who are 50+ a chance to enjoy an active lifestyle that never has to slow down. While you’re online, get our free Florida lifestyle magazine to get an up-close glimpse of what life is like on the waterfront. You can also call us at (904) 337-4856 and schedule your tour of RiverTown today.

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