The quiet calm of country living and easy access to city amenities – welcome to the Parke at Saddlecreek. Driving through the wide-open land of Goochland County, it is easy to see why country life is so appealing. Just past horse country, rolling pastures and lush forests is this exclusive subdivision. The community is surrounded by tall trees on each side, which only adds to the desirable secluded feel of the Parke at Saddlecreek. A custom, mountain-esque water feature meets a gorgeous stone-clad sign to note the main entrance of the neighborhood. Because there is only a single entrance – located off of Manakin Road, also known as Route 621 – residents enjoy living without the worry of through traffic. The subdivision feels out of the way, like residents have their own little slice of Goochland‘s countryside; however, all the shops, employers, dining establishments and entertainment options of Short Pump are mere minutes from the neighborhood.
There are a total of three sections within the Parke at Saddlecreek, and in all, approximately 100 home sites. Unlike some of its neighboring communities, the Parke at Saddlecreek features easy to maintain lot sizes, most of which measure in at around an acre in size. The vast majority of the tracts are backed by hardwoods, though there are some exceptions. In addition to the lush greenery, man-made ponds highlight the landscape within this subdivision. All of the water features are set in the neighborhood’s common spaces, and this means they are open for use by each and every homeowner within the Parke at Saddlecreek.
Eagle Construction is the company behind this planned community, and as such, each and every home is hand built to the highest standards of modern construction. Beautiful examples of various architectural styles can be found throughout the Parke at Saddlecreek, including craftsman, European and Arts and Crafts designs. The homes all feature a similar, up-to-date appearance and are clad in a mixture of siding and stone. Earth-tone hues complement the natural surroundings of the subdivision for a picturesque look and a designer feel. Perhaps the single most important element of the exterior construction, however, is the addition of porches and decks to each and every property. The developers were going for a homey, friendly and neighborly environment when they created the Parke at Saddlecreek, and what is more welcoming than a front porch?
Indeed, the feel of the subdivision is so desirable that the lots are completely sold out. For those lots that are not built upon, there are plenty of examples of Eagle Construction’s work throughout the subdivision, as well as a gorgeous model home that shows the extent of the company’s talent in innovative construction and design. Those buyers that wish to purchase an already established home must move quickly, as the homes within the Parke at Saddlecreek are quick sellers. This being said, the subdivision had some of the highest sales in the region in 2015, with just over 25 sales. Buyers have access to all the Parke at Saddlecreek has to offer beginning in the low $400,000s, with the median price being well-under $500,000.
Throughout the Parke at Saddlecreek, custom construction reigns supreme. Homeowners have a variety of floor plans to choose from, yet one-floor living is a common theme throughout the properties. Spacious first-floor master retreats, gorgeous formal dining rooms and open-plan kitchens and living rooms are just some of the features found on the first floors of these homes. The flow of the main level is thoughtful and deliberate, which makes entertaining a breeze. To make each house a home, a variety of options and upgrades are available, including hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings in the great room and numerous kitchen – cabinet, flooring, countertop and hardware – finishes.
The second floors of these custom Eagle Construction homes are just as impressive. Choose from two or three bedrooms upstairs, or, go out on a limb and try something unique like a loft. Some homeowners choose to turn their flex space on the second level into entertainment rooms, while others appreciate the secluded convenience of a second-floor office. Options abound, and this means that each home in this subdivision has its own unique feel. No matter what finishes are chosen, owners can feel good about their choices, as the houses in the Parke at Saddlecreek are built with a dedication to energy efficiency.
Each home’s style continues to the exterior, where interesting architectural elements highlight the shape of the houses. Contrasting trim work, chunky columns, a mixture of exterior coverings and iron railings are a few of the features homeowners can find throughout the neighborhood. As with the interiors, upgrades and unique elements – i.e. pergolas over the garage – are available.
Living in the Parke at Saddlecreek means your time spent at home is enjoyed, not spent maintaining your property. This is a minimal maintenance community, and most exterior upkeep is included in the neighborhood’s homeowners association dues. Grass cutting, snow removal and landscaping upkeep are all included with the service, for both the homes and the common spaces throughout the Parke at Saddlecreek.
Use your extra time to make use of the subdivision’s amenities. There are several ponds that make for relaxing gazing points and add country ambiance as you stroll through the well-kept streets of the neighborhood. Golfers have access to a putting green right in the subdivision, and those that prefer to exercise in nature appreciate the network of trails that surround the Parke at Saddlecreek.
Just outside the community, the conveniences of the area are right at residents’ fingertips. Route 250 (West Broad Street) is set just minutes outside the subdivision, and this puts Short Pump less than 10 minutes from the homes. Further, jumping on Interstate 64 puts residents in Richmond in under 30 minutes. State Route 288 – another important byway in the Goochland/Richmond area – is also just a stone’s throw from the Parke at Saddlecreek. Even with the close proximity of the area’s major roadways, the privacy and noise level of the subdivision is not compromised, thanks to its careful situation and thoughtfully placed trees.