Adrienne and her team, led by Ray Gaines are working on luxury living communities around the commonwealth. One that is now under construction is Kelton Station Apartments, a 204 unit Earthcraft Multifamily project. Located in Lightfoot, just north of Williamsburg, Va, this community is anticipating opening in early 2021. The project contractor is KBS.
I asked Adrienne to describe the project and process for the design: Given the beautiful weather in that part of Virginia, we really focused on creating spaces for enjoying the outdoors. These units have larger decks than most of our communities, and they are all screened to create a more comfortable living space. The clubhouse contains a large wrap-around front porch, and a large rear screened porch that overlooks the pool. Amenities such as the open air grilling pavilion, the fenced dog park, and the covered bike storage buildings further encourage outdoor enjoyment.
This is our first multi-family project in Hampton Roads. With most of our luxury communities, there has been a struggle to keep the site accessible due to the slopes from our central Virginia hills and Shenandoah mountains. With this project, our site was so flat that the challenge became creating enough slope to keep the water flowing to the correct places, and away from our buildings. It was really interesting for us to have to think about site planning in a different way.
This project was really exciting for me especially because my family lives in this area. My niece would deliver project updates every time she rode by in the car. I surprised the contractors a couple of times by knowing what was going on on-site before we had gotten their updates because I had an excited 7-year-old call to tell me about what new equipment had arrived or that there were new walls going up.
This is just one of many Earthcraft multi-family luxury living communities in process from the Charlottesville team. If you have a multi-family project in mind, reach out and we may be able to help.