The Upsides of Downsizing your Home.

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Shuffling down 12 stairs with a load of laundry on your hip, you balance by sliding your hand down the banister and wonder why a multi-story home sounded great 30 years ago. As he mows for the second time this week, your husband is wondering the same thing about the lawn. Maybe, or more likely, it’s time to simplify your life.

According to recent statistics, baby boomers are looking to downsize to smaller homes for various reasons. They want luxury with less space and responsibilities yet convenience regarding location. "Their lifestyles are changing at the same time they are changing square footage," noted Bob Vail, president of Kolter Urban. [www.curbed.com/2016/3/22/11285052/baby-boomers-housing-retirement].

For Dave and Pam Green, who previously owned two homes—a three-bedroom, three-bath condominium in Florida and a nearby older home—building a Stone Bay Patio Home wasn’t just about downsizing. They wanted more free time, a convenient location and a custom-built home.

“My wife wanted an open floor plan, and we liked the quality of Mike Gorman’s work. And there are no steps, which is great,” said Dave. (UPDATE: As of 10.22.18 homes are now being built by RKW Homes.)

Pam added, “All the rooms flow into each other, but the bedrooms are quite private. We customized the interior floor plan, which was a nice option. Our closets are huge, and we changed the screened porch to be more of an extension of the great room, like a sunroom.”

When thinking about downsizing, consider what you want and need. Pam wanted a versatile floor plan and needed to be close to her 99-year-old father. Stone Bay Patio Homes, located on Stones Crossing Road just west of S.R. 135, provided that. With their new home having no steps, her father can easily visit. Dave wanted a quality built, energy efficient home, with little upkeep. The Greens enjoy traveling so not being responsible for outside maintenance makes that easier.

“Our place is made to be comfortable with easy access,” said Pam. They like that the builder lives in the neighborhood, and their neighbors are friendly. With the price starting at $269,000, each home can be customized to fit the buyers’ needs. For more information, call Debbie Cottingham, 317-445-1587.