Hines plans garden home development
Published 10:17 am Wednesday, March 14, 2007
By By Kerry Whipple Bean – publisher
With the promise of growth in the city, Brewton firm Hines Construction is embarking on a new project - a gated garden home development.
Work is expected to begin today on the project as crews clear trees for the new Gordon Place, Jack Hines said.
The 10 homes - from 1,250 to 1,750 square feet - will have two-car enclosed garages and a lot of the “extras” that home buyers want, Hines said.
Located near the Gordon house off Gordon Lane, the homes will be on small lots in a gated development. The development will provide maintenance for a fee, Hines said.
The development is a first for the area, Hines said, and reflects the growth Brewton is likely to experience.
Hines and his father, Jackson Hines, said they often hear requests from new residents for new construction inside the city limits.
The project will likely appeal to retirees as well as young people and families, they said..
Depending on interest in the project, Hines Construction could start building two to three homes or build all at once. In addition to the lots and homes, the firm will be creating two new small roads for the development.
The Brewton Planning Commission has already approved plans for the project. Brewton Community Development Director Steve Yuhasz said the development will be unique to Brewton.
The garden homes will also serve Brewton's expected growth, he said.
Floor plans and facades for the homes are already designed, but home buyers who show early interest may have an opportunity to pick semi-custom details, such as granite countertops, Hines said.
The homes will be priced from the mid-$150,000s and up. They will be three-bedroom, two bath homes with brick and a variety of other exteriors. They will have both hip and gable roofs and an energy efficient design, Hines said.
The location inside the city limits will also be an advantage, Hines said.