Orleans Celebrates Charlotte MAME Award Win

Charlotte Design Center

Charlotte Design Center

Here at Orleans Homes, we are celebrating a big win at the 2015 MAME awards. Our Charlotte Design Studio won Gold for Best Design Center. Obviously, we couldn’t agree more! The MAME (Major Achievement in Marketing Excellence) awards are given to members of the Homebuilders Association of Charlotte to celebrate hard work and recognize distinction in the home building industry. At Orleans Homes, we have a totally different presentation as it relates to design studios, and we appreciate being recognized for that with this award.

Our Charlotte Design Studio is unique and engaging, inspired by our tagline & logo – “Simply Happy” and the “Happy O”. The “happy” theme is demonstrated with a “Happy O” wall of mugs, happy quotes, and a wall of smiles. Cheerful colors abound, serving as creative inspiration for home buyers as they tour the building.

Our goal was to create an environment that is easy to navigate, as our buyers decide on their selections. And we succeeded. We often hear comments like “That was easy” or “We thought this would take so much longer”. We worked closely with our vendor partners to offer choices that have been evaluated according to buyer demands, new trends and warranty analysis. We have also made it simpler to purchase items like appliances, kitchen options and ceramic tiles by creating packages. Combining options together and presenting our buyers with those packages makes buying decisions much less stressful.

Our design consultant trains with our manufacturers so that she can provide important details and facts about our product offerings. We take great pride in the products we have selected and displayed in our Design Studio. We want our buyers to be able to see and touch all the products they will have in their new homes. Each area of the Design Studio has been designed to work in coordination with the rooms around it – making an easy transition from product to coordinating product. For example, our kitchen vignettes are in close proximity to the cabinet/countertop area, as well as the flooring display.

Orleans also has “tour and orientation” nights at the Design Studio, where both prospective buyers and those who have already purchased can nibble on snacks and get acquainted with all that we offer here. It’s a fun way for buyers to meet their design consultant and to understand the Design Studio process.

If you’re ready to build your dream Orleans home, come see us at the Design Studio, 1410 West Morehead Street, Suite 100, Charlotte, NC 28208.

Orleans Homes was founded in 1918 and is one of the oldest, continually operated homebuilders in the United States. We are committed to building thoughtfully designed homes and creating unique neighborhoods that cater to the way people live today. We are currently operating in 8 distinct markets: Southeastern Pennsylvania, Central and Southern New Jersey, Orange County, N.Y., Charlotte, Raleigh and Greensboro, N.C., and Chicago, Ill.

10 Reasons to come celebrate the Model Grand Opening at Yardley Walk!

Orleans Homes recently celebrated the Grand Opening of our two decorated models at Yardley Walk, but with traffic booming, the party continues daily from 11 am until 6 pm. A separate VIP event with a ribbon cutting by the Mayor of Yardley took place on April 25th, bringing in more than 60 guests including the newest residents of Yardley Walk!

So why should you come see the luxury townhomes at Yardley Walk for yourself? We have 10 Reasons!

  1. The two newly decorated models are delightful
  2. You’ll love the elegant brick exteriors & distinctive architecture
  3. A variety of floor plans are available
  4. The elegant kitchens and beautiful master suites
  5. Picturesque tree-lined entrance
  6. Scenic walking trails & a peaceful central park
  7. The beautiful views of Lake Afton
  8. Just minutes from the center of historic Yardley Borough
  9. Close to I-95 for an easy commute to New York or Philadelphia
  10. 10. Exceptionally priced from the low $600’s

The models are located at 27 Creekview Lane. The Sales Office is located at 85 N. Main Street in Yardley, PA.  It’s open Daily from 11 am – 6 pm. 

For more information about the Grand Opening or to schedule a tour, contact Liz Kruse at 888-710-6422 or concierge@orleanshomes.com.

Orleans Homes was founded in 1918 and is one of the oldest, continually operated homebuilders in the United States. We are committed to building thoughtfully designed homes and creating unique neighborhoods that cater to the way people live today. We are currently operating in 8 distinct markets: Southeastern Pennsylvania, Central and Southern New Jersey, Orange County, N.Y., Charlotte, Raleigh and Greensboro, N.C., and Chicago, Ill.

Get news, updates and special offers by joining community VIP lists on OrleansHomes.com Be sure to follow Orleans Homes on Facebook and Twitter.

 

Top 6 Reasons to come celebrate the Model Grand Opening at Town Centre Crossing!

Orleans Homes will be celebrating the Grand Opening of our two decorated models at Town Centre Crossing on May 2nd & 3rd from 11 am until 6 pm. A separate VIP event with a ribbon cutting ceremony will take place on May 1st.

So why should you come see Town Centre Crossing for yourself?

  1. You’ll love the elegant carriage-style designs
  2. We have a variety of floor plans, some with 1st floor masters & 2nd floor lofts
  3. Just steps from Concordville Town Centre and the Shoppes at Brinton Lake
  4. Outstanding Garnet Valley Schools
  5. Easy commute to Media, Philadelphia or the airport
  6. Exceptionally priced from the mid $400’s

The Town Centre Crossing sales office is located at 15 Evergreen Drive, and is open daily from 11 am- 6 pm.

For more information about the Grand Opening or to schedule a tour, contact Liz Kruse at 888-710-6422 or concierge@orleanshomes.com

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Orleans Homes was founded in 1918 and is one of the oldest, continually operated homebuilders in the United States. We are committed to building thoughtfully designed homes and creating unique neighborhoods that cater to the way people live today. We are currently operating in 8 distinct markets: Southeastern Pennsylvania, Central and Southern New Jersey, Orange County, N.Y., Charlotte, Raleigh and Greensboro, N.C., and Chicago, Ill.

Team Member Spotlight: Eileen Freeman

As our tagline is, simply happy, we pride ourselves on having team members that convey that message through everything that they do, whether it is making a family feel comfortable in their future home or making the sales team keel over with laughter.

One team member in particular, Eileen Freeman, has happily been with Orleans Homes since 1976 and depicts all that our company strives to represent. Eileen has passionately worked with Orleans Homes before the invention of text messaging and emailing. In the midst of all of the changes in the home buying industry, one thing remained consistent:   Eileen kept closing homes with a smile on her face; we actually lost count after 5,000 closings.

Eileen has not only made favorable impressions upon her new homeowners, she has also left a legacy upon all that have worked with her at Orleans Homes. Through Eileen’s enthusiasm for meeting new people, she has taught us to never hesitate to learn everyone’s story. Her extroverted personality has allowed Orleans Homes to become the family business it is today, internally as well as with our homeowners.

By far and wide the most important lesson we have learned from Eileen is to maintain the ability to have a strong allegiance to othersand to believe in all that you do. Regardless of any challenges, Eileen has

maintained a positive attitude and determined responsibility to exceed Orleans’ goals and expectations.

Whether she is coordinating closing dates with our construction team or scheduling that exciting move in day for new homeowners, Eileen Freeman is truly nothing short of simply exceptional. Thank you Eileen for everything you’ve done for Orleans Homes over the years!

 

Orleans Homes was founded in 1918 and is one of the oldest, continually operated homebuilders in the United States. We are committed to building thoughtfully designed homes and creating unique neighborhoods that cater to the way people live today. We are currently operating in 8 distinct markets: Southeastern Pennsylvania, Central and Southern New Jersey, Orange County, N.Y., Charlotte, Raleigh and Greensboro, N.C., and Chicago, Ill.

Get news, updates and special offers by joining community VIP lists on OrleansHomes.com Be sure to follow Orleans Homes on Facebook and Twitter.

No Matter Your Style, You’ll Find It With Orleans Homes

A big part of creating “Simply Happy” homeowners is making sure that the new homes we build reflect their style and the lives they live.

That’s why we put such a huge emphasis on pinpointing the design trends that homebuyers are loving right now and the ones that will make a splash in the year ahead. We have several new-for-2015 model homes and we’re so excited to show them off this year. Our design teams have done a phenomenal job.

The Thurleston model is all about crisp, clean lines, from the tray ceilings to the accents added throughout the home. It’s been a popular model in the Chicagoland area, and the floorplan is offered now at at Thornfield Meadows in Hawthorn Woods, IL.

The new Prescott model at Trillium is the ideal home for this lakeside community in Mooresville, NC. The soft colors and the abundant natural light create a cool, laid-back atmosphere.

Model Home Interior Design Ideas

 

We also love the bold design of the new Dorset model at Colvin Park in Apex, NC. Notice the fun effect created by pairing neutral white and black with deep greens and blues.

We’re also looking forward to unveiling the Rutland and Templeton models at Yardley Walk in Pennsylvania. The exteriors  will reflect the colonial charm of the area, while the interiors will be sheer understated elegance.

If you’re thinking about a beautiful new home this year, come out and visit our models. Make note of your favorite styles and finishes and start thinking about how amazing your new home could be.

A New Year’s Resolution from Orleans Homes

As you start thinking about your New Year’s resolutions, ask yourself what will help you be happier in the year to come. Find your happy in one of Orleans Homes’ new Chicagoland communities.

Find your happy in one of Orleans Homes' new Chicagoland communities

There are so many reasons that could make this the perfect year to buy a beautiful, brand new Orleans home. A new addition, a new job, a new start—or maybe it’s just time to get the home you’ve always dreamed of. This year could be the start of your new beginning at any of our four brand new neighborhoods in Chicago!

Check out more information below about each of Orleans Homes’ new Chicagoland communities:

Single family homes starting from the mid $300s and steps away from the Fox River Preserve and Marina.

Single family homes starting from the mid $300s and located close to shopping, fine dining and championship golf courses. Choose from scenic lakeside homesites in the prestigious Crystal Lake School District.

Single family homes starting from the low $600s and located close to the commuter train with ranch and 2-story homes on 1-acre lots available.

Single family homes starting from the mid $300’s and located in the sought-after Central Unified School District 301.

Join the VIP list of any of our four new communities and be the first to learn the latest details, lock in the lowest introductory pricing, and receive special incentives and exclusive access to select your home and homesite before the general public.

If you’re ready for a new home now, and don’t want to wait, consider our Quick Delivery Homes at our existing communities. These homes are priced to sell and ready to move in now, with all features and upgrades selected to fit your lifestyle and make your homebuying experience simply happy.

Don’t hesitate. Become a VIP and start your new home search now to get your New Year started right.

Time is Running Out to Celebrate Orleans’ Octoberfest in Raleigh

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Need just one more reason to love the fall?

Orleans Homes is offering a special Octoberfest incentive for the rest of the month in each of our Raleigh neighborhoods.

When you buy a new home in October, you will automatically receive a FREE upgrade to hardwood floors in your family room!

Just imagine, a quiet wooded view in a gorgeous ranch home with a large yard like the ones featured at Blalock Forest in Willow Spring. We are talking the best of both worlds— living in a cul-de-sac community, with the convenience of easy access of downtown Raleigh.

Don’t miss out this fall. The season—and these opportunities—will be gone before you know it.

 

Visit Orleans During the Wake County Parade of Homes

The 49th annual Wake County Parade of Homes is one of the largest judged home tours in the country, and is now bigger and better than ever. The Parade features 185 new homes offering quality craftsmanship, highly desired curb appeal and innovative floorplans.

The event began the weekend of October 4-5 and runs 12pm to 2pm every weekend through October 19. The tour is free and all homes are open to the general public. Judges will honor the top homes with gold, silver and bronze awards.

Orleans Homes is proud to participate, and welcomes you to visit any of our featured models to receive special incentives you won’t find anywhere else—including a $1,500 design shopping spree and upgraded hardwood floors in the family room.

The Brinton at Blalock Forest
The Brinton is a 2,113-square-foot single family home with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a 2-car garage, starting at $221,990.

The Harrington and The Dorset at Colvin Park
The Harrington is a 3,145-square-foot single family home with 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and a 2-car garage, starting at $400,990.
The Dorset is a 2,896-square-foot single family home with 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and a 2-car garage, starting at $340,990.

The Concord and The Northwood at Townes at WoodCreek
The Concord is a 1,799-square-foot townhome with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and a 2-car garage, starting at $238,990.
The Northwood is a 2,296-square-foot townhome with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and a 2-car garage, starting at $258,990.

 

Here’s a sneak-peek of some of our exquisite designs:

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The Concord and Northwood at WoodCreek

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The Concord and Northwood at WoodCreek

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The Concord and Northwood at WoodCreek

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The Concord and Northwood at WoodCreek

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The Brinton at Blalock Forest

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The Brinton at Blalock Forest

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The Dorset (as built in Charlotte, NC)

The Dorset (as built in Charlotte, NC)

 

 

Mooresville, North Carolina’s Best-Kept Secret is Out: Trillium to Open This October

This much anticipated, beautiful Lake Norman waterfront neighborhood is tucked away in a quiet, serene setting, yet minutes from the area’s best shopping, dining and recreation.

Orleans Homes is happy to announce the October opening of Trillium.

The secret is out.

Trillium is the total package when it comes to single family  homes off the shores of Lake Norman. Like the three distinct petals of a Trillium flower, here are three top reasons to consider the Trillium:

  • Accessible to convenient shopping, right off I-77, and zoned ideally for Iredell County schools
  • Pristine homesites providing gorgeous views of Lake Norman
  • Exclusive Grand Opening VIP pricing starting from the $290’s, for a limited time only

Join our exclusive Trillium VIP Interest List and be the first to get the latest news and updates and have the opportunity to reserve the homesite of your choice before the community opens to the general public. Plus, take advantage of special Grand Opening pricing, starting from the $290’s, with the opening of the brand new Prescott model scheduled for October 18, 2014.

More Communities, More Happiness This Fall in Chicagoland

Two neighborhoods have just opened, and five more aren’t far behind. We couldn’t be happier with the reception Orleans Homes is receiving in the Chicagoland area.

We recently celebrated the opening of Blackberry Creek in Elburn, where we’re building single family homes starting in the upper $200s in beautiful Kane County, surrounded by 202 acres of park and conservation land. This great location offers rural charm and modern conveniences. It’s close to the new Elburn Metra station and the Randall Road corridor. There’s even an on-site elementary school. What could be more convenient?


Blackberry Creek

During the VIP pre-sale periods, 3 out of the 45 lots at Blackberry Creek were sold before being opened to the general public.

A bit to the east, we’re also excited about the opening of The Courtyards of Glen Ellyn. These upscale courtyard-style townhomes start in the upper $200s and offer a mix of urban and suburban living. Residents enjoy a quiet tranquil neighborhood, but they’re still within walking distance of shopping and dining in lively downtown Glen Ellyn. It’s also just a short walk to the commuter train.

The Courtyards of Glen Ellyn

During the 3-week VIP pre-sale period, 4 lots were sold at The Courtyards of Glen Ellyn before being opened to the general public.

Five more neighborhoods are slated to open in Fall 2014, and sales teams are actively filling our VIP lists for each community. By becoming a VIP, Orleans Homes gives you the best selection of homesites, including the first choice of homes, and exclusive pricing that the general public only dreams of. The value of becoming a VIP will directly impact your daily life from the conception of your home, to raising a family there, making it priceless. 

Click the links below for more information or to become a VIP. 

Thornfield Meadows—Currently available through the VIP pre-sale section, but they won’t be for long with only 7 total lots available. Single family homes in Hawthorn Woods from the $600s.

Riverside of Barrington—Arriving December 2014 are the single family homes in Barrington from the mid $300s.

Woodland Hills—Also arriving in December 2014 are the single family homes in Lakeside from the mid $300s.

Countryside Meadows—Arriving January 2015 are the single family homes in Hawthorn Woods from the upper $500s.

Stonebrook—Also arriving January 2015 are the single family homes in Elgin from the mid $300s.