Western Home Communities - Windcrest Villas Phase 1, 2 & 3
Cedar Falls, Iowa
Construction completed: Ongoing
Project Architect: Mardy Holst, Steve Trost and Jamie Castle
Team: Ann Marie Rock
Owner: Western Home Communities
Contractor: Cardinal Construction
The planning for the Windcrest Villas began in 2000 with the Western Homes Communities. Construction of the Villas began in early 2000's and, as of 2017, construction is still on-going.
Each Villa is a custom home within a set of parameters, ranging in size from 1150-1450 square feet, with double or single garages. All are handicap accessible to enable residents to live independently as long as possible. When each Villa is built, the new resident is allowed to completely individualize it by selecting unit size, kitchen layout, room size, bathroom and closet arrangement and more. Features like four-season porch and a fireplace are sometimes available.
Most interesting and unique element of the project:
Construction of the 87 Villas (174 individual units) has been ongoing for over a decade and in that time, not one unit is the same as another. As each Villa is constructed, we work with the owner (Western Home Communities) and the new tenant to make sure the home is unique, designed to meet the distinct needs and taste of the individual(s) who will live there.
What is the Architect's favorite aspect about the project?
The Villas are designed for those who want to downsize but the floor plans are still open and airy, feeling nothing like a step down. Each has the feel of a warm home with lots of open spaces.
I love that I would love to live there when I am 55+!