“We wanted a place where we could comfortably age over the next decades but wasn’t the cookie cutter active adult communities.” Heidi and Larry
“After almost 30 years in our historic home in downtown Columbus, it was time for a change. We wanted a place where we could comfortably age over the next decades but wasn’t the cookie cutter active adult communities. Village Roots was the only place that had it all – homes that are environmentally conscious and energy efficient; green space for gardening and a cool barn to support all those outdoor activities; a bike path right out the door; a walkable community with dining and shops; and Denison for academics and the arts. It seemed like a place to keep us young as we age!” – Heidi and Larry Drake
With every house plan in Village Roots, you will have a green side front porch, where you can enjoy your porch swing and still have plenty of room for a table and chairs as neighbors stop by. You’ll have a private patio, where cookouts or play can be part of your daily routine. The exterior of your home will be clad in durable fiber-cement board siding, and colored in your chosen color scheme. Inside, there will be hardwood floors and wide trim around doors and windows, to set a warm and inviting tone. All doors ways are three-feet in width for aging in place. Life is complete on the first floor.
Old Sycamore Lane is specifically designed to slow down traffic and encourage a leisurely stroll. With a no outlet cul-de-sac design and a neighborhood of only 10 homes, traffic will be minimal. A sidewalk and pathways let you head off to the Rails to Trails bike path, the gardens, the barn or in any direction to downtown.
The Chestnut can be adapted to a one-floor model (Which we are calling the Drake) by opening up the half story for a dramatic floor plan. See photos of this custom design on Floor plans and Elevations.