For this Family, the Road Led back to Fieldstone
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