“The young people have loved the space here,” she adds. “It’s been good for couples who don’t have kids yet and don’t want to do yard work either. It frees them up to spend time out on the lake or traveling.” Tippit Village’s location has likewise been a significant factor in the minds of her buyers.
“With gas prices so high, you want to be in the heart of where your most frequent activities take place,” she says, noting that the townhomes are approximately 15 minutes away from downtown Knoxville, McGhee Tyson Airport and Fort Loudoun Lake and only five minutes away from the shops, restaurants and services of Cedar Bluff and Turkey Creek.
While a great location has certainly helped pique her buyers’ interest, it has been the design and quality construction that have helped close the deal. In fact, Tippit Village took first-place honors in its price category in the 2006 Parade of Homes, winning out over condominium, townhome and single-family-home entries.
“The Parade judges said the flow of the home and the usability of the loft spaces were so good here,” says Shore. “These days, a space has to meet the many different needs of the people living in it.”
For example, the Christopher’s upper-level loft – which overlooks both the great room and the foyer – is expansive, capable of serving as an office, a media room, a family room, a sitting room or a rec room.
The loft also offers plenty of room for a full bar area, and the twin skylights bring plenty of natural light into the interior space. Other notable features in the Christopher include a large L-shaped walk-in closet, a whirlpool tub and 5-foot-wide shower in the master bath, a true Jack-and-Jill bathroom between the two upstairs bedrooms, a walk-in closet in the front upstairs bedroom and a spacious upstairs linen closet.
Both the Christopher and the 1,860-square-foot Lynnwood model offer an impressive array of standard upscale touches throughout. Features include hardwood floors on the main level; quartz kitchen countertops; screened-in porches; glazed, 42-inch, solid-wood cabinetry; under-counter lights and recessed ceiling lights; twin vanities in the master bath; gas-log fireplace; and a powder room off the main hallway.
The all-brick units are grouped in varying numbers to create aesthetic diversity on the outside as well. The Christopher model currently lists for $235,000, while the Lynnwood sells for $205,000.
In addition to Tippit Village, Shore built Austin Landing, a 40-unit townhome development off Canton Hollow Road.
Meanwhile, no one can say Shore doesn’t stand behind her Tippit Village townhomes. The fact that she’s a full-time resident says it all. For more information visit the Tippit Village website.