Amenities, value in Walker’s Collins Place

Surprising amenities and lots of value are hallmarks of the home at 30979 Ridgeway Drive in Walker’s Collins Place subdivision. It’s not often you find things like hammered copper sinks and hand-scraped wood floors in homes in this price range. You might expect to pay $300,000 for a home with these amenities. Try $259,900 for this home. Add in a great floor plan with zero wasted space and you’ve got some real bargains in Walker.

Collins Place is located off Walker North about a half mile north of Florida Boulevard. Guarded by a big entrance sign with fountains, the subdivision is currently building out its third filing. Builders in the development include Ken Montgomery, Bill Coxe and Will Mulina, and this filing is being marketed by M A Allen Realty Group. There are 68 lots on and off the lake in the third filing. Three homes are currently finished and ready for move-in. Lots start at $39,900 and lake lots begin at $44,900. Home packages start at $229,900. Lots can be sold separately, but all house plans have to be approved by an architectural committee.

The home on Ridgeway Drive is on an elevated lot adjacent to the woods in the back part of Collins Place, which has curb-and-gutter streets with New Orleans style lampposts. The home is brick and stucco, with a copper roof over bay windows in front. Once inside, you’re met by hand-scraped wood floors in the living room. The living room has a corner gas fireplace with a curving, fluted wood mantle with an accent piece in the center. A pair of two-light windows looks out onto the covered back porch and yard, and dentil crown molding lines the ceiling.

The kitchen and dining area are floored in ceramic tile, and a large center island is 3 cm “Juperana Argentine” with a beveled edge. The matching counter tops contain a double undermount sink below a window. The appliance package is stainless Whirlpool, the cabinetry is stained cypress and the backsplashes are travertine. In an unusual twist, the dining room has a tray ceiling of stained cypress planks lined with crown molding.

The master suite on the other side of the house has another tray ceiling with a fan. The master bath has ceramic floors, a walk-in shower and opposing vanities. Her vanity also has a makeup desk, and both vanities have framed mirrors. There is but one closet, but it is very large, running behind her vanity wall. One closet entrance is near the front, the other is on the other end of the bath by the 5-foot whirlpool tub that sits below a large window. Two other bedrooms are in the front of the house, near a full bath.

Meanwhile, the home has lots of upscale amenities, including a leaded glass entry door, upgraded grooved panel interior doors, two zoned air conditioning systems, a complete security system, a copper roof over the bay windows in front, and oil rubbed fixtures. Even the guest bath is upscale, with a hammered copper sink and framed mirror. The guest bath is along a hallway that leads to stairs to the bonus room – and possible fifth bedroom – above the two-car California garage and boat port. Bedroom No. 4 and the laundry room are near the foot of the stairs.

Barbara Coxe and Diane Milton with M A Allen Realty Group will keep the home open this afternoon for visitors from 2-5 p.m. Don’t miss your chance to see all the extras in this beautiful Walker home.

Statistics

Address: 30979 Ridgeway Drive, Walker

Lot size: 75 x 140 feet

Living area: 2,337 square feet

Bedrooms: Four

Baths: Three

Price: $259,900

Marketing agents: Barbara Coxe and Diane Milton

M A Allen Realty Group

Contact phone: 225-337-3017