When Jennifer and Bill Ziliak moved into their spacious five-bedroom home in Fieldstone Preserve in May it was a homecoming in more ways than one.
The Ziliaks—Jennifer is a paralegal and Bill is a firefighter—had lived in Fieldstone for several years starting in 2006. But with the addition of two daughters they outgrew their home. In 2012 they began the process of building in a nearby neighborhood that seemed to be offering what they were looking for.
“We worked with a builder we thought was reputable and got as far as selecting floors and cabinetry,” recalls Bill. About six months into the project the builder came to the Ziliaks with bad news. Despite what they had been told, the home could not be built on the lot they had purchased. The deal fell through. “It was a nightmare,” Bill recalls.
Frustrated and disappointed, the Ziliaks stopped looking for about a year. In 2013 they ventured out again. That’s when they discovered Fieldstone Preserve. Says Bill, “I met a wonderful Lennar agent who showed me this new, very private section of the community on a Friday afternoon.”
Jennifer rushed over after work to see what her husband was so excited about. She loved it as well and they began designing their affordable dream home using the Magnolia floor plan. Building with Lennar was painless—a stark contrast to the hassle and confusion at the other neighborhood.
To say they found everything they were looking for at Fieldstone Preserve is to understate. The home—three sides brick with beautiful detailing—offers more than 4,000 square feet of open living space, an in-law suite plus loads of room for the girls to play. Most important, the children will attend highly rated Kelly Mill Elementary School, part of the West Forsyth High School cluster.
And then there are the awesome amenities. The Ziliaks take full advantage of the pool, ponds, tennis courts and playground and the opportunities for connecting with other families.
Comfortably settled in their new Lennar home, Bill reflects on the path that led to Fieldstone Preserve. “I guess it was fate—we got so burned by the other neighborhood, and then ended up back here where we really wanted to be. It’s amazing how it all worked out.”
Bill & Jennifer
Unlike her original move to the South from Brooklyn (NY), where she was born, Cherise Tawfiq and her family did not have to move far when they decided to purchase their new townhome in the Deerfield Green neighborhood in Milton.
“We were already living right next door to this great community when one of our former neighbors, who herself had recently moved into Deerfield Green, recommended that we come check out Deerfield Green’s spacious design. We fell in love with the open floor plan of this particular townhome, and its beautiful kitchen that included all appliances, and the rest is history,” says Mrs. Tawfiq.
Staying in the same area and in the same school district were big factors in making the decision to move to Deerfield Green. In addition, Mrs. Tawfiq notes that “…working with Lennar Atlanta’s lender made the entire process simple and seamless.” As an analyst with a local brokerage firm with an extensive background in the financial services industry, she appreciates the business side of one of the largest financial transactions in any family’s life.
The hardest part of the move? For Mrs. Tawfiq, who enjoys decorating, sewing and even installing tile, it is which room to decorate first. “It has only been a month since we moved, and we are still in the process of moving in. I am full of ideas – now I just have to find the time!”
For more information on the new townhomes at Deerfield Green, call 404-931-7462 and please make sure to check out the various innovative floor plans. Visit www.LennarAtlanta.com for more information about a brand-new townhome in one of Lennar Atlanta’s other neighborhoods. Currently, townhomes are also available in a variety of price ranges in Vintage Square, Shiloh Woods and Lakepoint at Johns Creek.
When Craig and April Hoffmann decided to build the perfect home for their young family, they were cautioned by friends and relatives not to add yet another element of stress to their lives. The couple had just welcomed their third daughter and Craig had recently started a new job.
They knew that selling the house they were in and building a new one would be a challenge, but instead of the difficult experience they were anticipating, they have found that the process of building their Lennar Atlanta dream home in Fieldstone Preserve in Cumming was “… a delight.”
“We took a very deliberate approach to the entire process,” explains Craig. “We studied a lot of different floor plans and options and spent quite a bit of time interviewing various builders in the greater Atlanta area. We also looked at the various school systems, and the amenities and social aspects of each community where we could be raising our family.”
The Hoffmanns decided on Lennar Atlanta’s Magnolia model with an unfinished basement. It has the right lay-out, including a large open kitchen (with a sit down counter that is perfect for doing homework) that connects to a spacious first-floor common area where the whole family can share lots of time together.
The school district and the actual neighborhood where their new home is located were also major factors in the decision making process. “The amenities at Fieldstone Preserve are outstanding. We really appreciate the fact that there is a kid-friendly tennis program, the Tennis Academy, and a great pool. My wife and I look forward to sharing our love for tennis with our girls.”
Building their first home has been a happy, positive experience. “From before we broke ground to our weekly update calls from our personal builder(s), we have been continually amazed at the level of personal, professional and friendly interactions we have had with each member of our Lennar Team. Our property agents, Pat and Marty, and especially our builders, Chris and Rick, are engaged and passionate professionals and have delivered on every single detail they said from the beginning of our experience with Lennar Atlanta.”
Even though the closing on their beautiful new home will not be until the end of August, the family has made a real effort to participate in a number of neighborhood activities and events already during the past months. When the new school year started up recently, the Hoffmanns met more than 20 other Fieldstone Preserve families at the school bus stop to see their two oldest daughters off to the first day at their new school in Forsyth County.
“This will be our family’s home for at least the next 15 years,” expects Craig. “This is where we will sit down together for dinner every night, and share great times with new neighbors and friends.”
To learn more about Fieldstone Preserve, please visit the community’s Welcome Home Center or call 678-278-1732. To learn more about the available floor plans and other pertinent information regarding the neighborhood, visit www.LennarAtlanta.com for more information.
In just one short month, Steve Kish will be moving into his brand new townhome in the Deerfield Green community, conveniently located right off GA 400 and just three miles from his office at Red Book Connect, an IT company specializing in software programs for the restaurant business.
“I already discovered this North Fulton neighborhood last August, when I started looking for a new home in this area,” says Steve. “When I checked it out again in September, I stepped into the Lennar Atlanta Welcome Home Center where I met David Kunis, the New Home Consultant – and found that we had a lot of friends and professional background in common. He ultimately sold me my new home.”
Although Steve was already working in Alpharetta, he still had to sell his home in Charlotte before purchasing a new home in Georgia. In December, the former Woodstock resident moved back to Atlanta permanently.
“I’ve been happy to live with my brother in the Virginia Highlands area, but I am ready to move into Deerfield Green in August,” says Steve. “I really researched Lennar Atlanta, the builder of this community before making the decision to buy this home. Since I work so close by, I have been able to check out the progress of the construction, and I am impressed with Lennar’s quality and craftsmanship. They’re top-notch.”
“This home has everything on my checklist: I like the fact that it is an all-brick townhouse, and as a former restaurant chef, having the large open kitchen connected to the great room is just perfect – I love to entertain,” explains Steve. “My home has a great floor plan, and the fact that this is an Everything’s Included Home is a bonus too – although I did select the extra upgrades to make it my dream home that also sports a South-facing deck and a good amount of privacy.”
Deerfield Green’s location, floor plans and amenities were all factors that convinced Steve to move to this community. In addition, he says, “I know this part of the metro area, and even have a few high school friends living nearby. I cannot wait to get planted and involved here.”
Welcome to Deerfield Green, Steve!
For more information on the new townhomes at Deerfield Green, call 404-931-7462 and please make sure to check out the various innovative floor plans. Visit www.LennarAtlanta.com for more information about a brand-new townhome in one of Lennar Atlanta’s other neighborhoods. Currently, townhomes are available in a variety of price ranges in Vintage Square, Shiloh Woods and Lakepoint at Johns Creek.