Ready, Set, Go!
A neighborhood created for young families with style and thoughtful home features
When young military-tied families consider living in Moore County to access its good schools, charming towns and low crime rate, the Vass/Whispering Pines area is a huge draw because the towns are so close to the 24/27 route to Fayetteville. As Ft. Bragg has become even larger over the last few years, developers have embraced the needs of this great family migration to the Sandhills region of North Carolina. Custom neighborhoods with new, thoughtfully put together, made-to-order houses have been built with these families’ active lifestyles in mind.
Emi and Colin Webster, owners of the Ascot Corporation LLC, are the principals behind the four-year-old Heron’s Brook subdivision in Whispering Pines. Ascot is a full-service construction company that excels at building quality homes with great attention to detail in any budget. Colin is the general contractor for the neighborhood’s houses, while Emi draws from her 17-year real estate sales career and helps design and market the homes which range from $380,000 to the low $400,000s.
Emi shared photographs showcasing some of the Heron’s Brook features incorporated into their houses, and made a list of styles and trends that appeal to these young families on the move. One surprise – living on golf courses is not that popular with this group of buyers, a real contrast to a real estate market that once was more fully focused on golf.
Contemporary styles and colors on exterior and interior
Open plan living/kitchen areas
Large kitchen with breakfast bars or nook. Lots of cabinetry.
Large islands in kitchens
Screened back porches or decks
Master suite downstairs or at least one bedroom downstairs plus a full bath and remaining rooms upstairs
Usually finished bonus rooms/play areas upstairs for kids, or to convert into home gyms
Some, but not all, look for an office on the main floor
Storage, storage, storage – either in attic or garage. They have a lot of stuff!
If the lot allows for it, a third car garage
Large lots, or subdivisions where there are amenities close by such as playgrounds or pools