After an extensive preconstruction process, Warfel broke ground on this long-awaited cottage development in 2019. The new, 33-acre community includes 75 units consisting of a mix of single and duplex cottages designed in four distinct layouts. The cottages are grouped into 12 total sequences, containing roughly five to eight cottages in each. From start to finish, each one of these sequences took about eight months to complete.
All two-bedroom, two/three-bathroom cottages are customized for each resident. Warfel’s in-house Virtual Design and Construction team worked intimately with the owner’s marketing team to help new residents visualize the new community through animations and virtual walk-throughs of the cottages. Residents’ selections of finishes and personalized upgrades were managed with Warfel’s proprietary Virtual Design Modeler and the Warfel Operations team, which enabled residents to view and modify their options online until their desired finishes were chosen.
A clubhouse with a fitness center, multipurpose space, lounge, heated outdoor swimming pool, and an outdoor grilling area is also included in the scope. This project required a heavy sitework package that will ultimately feature a dog park, walking trails, and 13,130 linear feet of retaining walls. Due to recent cottage sales, the project schedule has been extended into March 2022, bringing the overall duration to 34 months. This scheduled extension includes tenant upgrades and the remodeling of Spec Units that were previously finished for the Rydal community.