Friday, March 21, 2008

Exclusive Arden Gate at River Bend Offers Large Lots, Custom Homes

Exclusive Arden Gate at River Bend Offers Large Lots, Custom Homes;
Builder Offers $10,000 Incentive, Will Consider Trade on Current Inventory

With only 11 building sites, Arden Gate at River Bend in Newton County will soon be "The" address for homeowners seeking Old South charm close to downtown Covington and the easy access of I-20. The community, built by Buddy Austin of SanBud Builders, features wooded home sites that range from 1.4 acres to more than 7 acres.

Austin has announced a $10,000 buyer bonus on the sale of the two existing homes in the community. He will also consider a trade with prospective buyers, according to Coldwell Banker American Land Mart agent Ann Bell.

"This intimate sidewalk community takes you back to a simpler time by the design of the homes and the sense of being one with nature," said Bell of American Land Mart, the community's exclusive broker. "The homes are all Southern Living style built on estate lots, many on the banks of the Yellow River."

Construction at the community has recently begun and currently there are two homes ready for immediate move-in. Priced in the high $400,000s, the generously sized homes are matched to the topography of each site; many can accommodate basements or terrace levels.

"The beauty of Arden Gate is that buyers can select the lot that suits them, then either select one of Buddy's plans or bring their own and he'll build it for them," Bell said. "This truly is a custom-home community that is being built with all the amenities that today's homeowners seek."

Spacious gourmet kitchens include stainless appliances, granite countertops and custom cabinetry. Master suites are large with separate sitting areas; the master baths feature spa tubs and granite double vanities. Hardwood flooring and lavish trim complement each plan that is designed for family living.

Each home is uniquely landscaped to showcase the exterior elevations and features of the lots. Lawns are sodded and irrigation systems are standard.

"This is very much a traditional community," Bell said. "Each home will have its own style and character because of the flexibility of bringing your own plan and ideas for the builder to construct."

Austin founded SanBud Builders Inc. in 1978 after years in the construction business as a trim carpenter. His attention to detail and concern for quality construction have made him an in-demand builder of custom homes. Many of his clients bring him referrals and repeat business. "We're indeed fortunate to have Buddy building this project," Bell said. With his dedication to quality and his experience as a custom-home builder, buyers here will have the best of all possible worlds.

Arden Gate at River Bend is close to the International Horse Park, downtown Covington and downtown Conyers. To reach Arden Gate, take I-20 East to exit 82. Turn north onto Ga. 138, then right onto Centennial Boulevard. Turn right onto Cook Road and Arden Gate at River Bend is on the right.

Arden Gate at River Bend is being marketed by Coldwell Banker American Land Mart Inc. Ann Bell (770-483-8925 ) and Sandi Austin( 770-652-1007) are the listing agents. For more information, visit

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