Norton Commons Custom Homes
After spending almost 14 years as a managing partner at the award-winning Stonecroft Homes, custom home builder Jason Black has branched out as president of Artisan Signature Homes, an exciting new Louisville real estate venture gobbling up a slice of the desirable Norton Commons pie.
“I’ve drank the Kool-aid,” he tells Realtor Greg Fleischaker. He explains what makes the Norton Commons neighborhood such a desirable place to build and to live for singles, retirement couples, newlyweds and established families alike. “Norton Commons is the most well-kept neighborhood I’ve ever built in,” he says, pointing to the handsome landscaping and protective covenants.
Black likes that Norton Commons offers an intermingled mix of housing, with homes in the $400,000 range next to monolithic multi-million-dollar mansions and modest ranches. This method of building is progressive, but makes for a “good sense of community.”
The people who live in Norton Commons, by and large, tend to be involved citizens who participate in neighborhood clubs, socialize on front porches, actively walk the neighborhood for physical fitness, and welcome new residents with open arms.
Homeowners are treated to swimming pools, restaurants, a new YMCA, boutiques, schools, supermarkets, a local post office, fishing ponds, hiking trails and a large amphitheater. Conceivably, one may never have to leave the development!
As an approved Builder’s Guild member, Black had to meet a series of requirements, submit to a background check and hand over financial statements before he was able to become one of 20 builders in Norton Commons. To date, he has constructed over 100 custom homes in Norton Commons, with plans to make another “heavy investment soon.” By purchasing several lots in a row, Black explains how he can control elements like backyard privacy and greenery that you don’t always find in new communities.
Black says the South Village is completed, but the North is an exciting frontier that’s just getting started. Though it’s incomplete, the North Village of Norton Commons is already one of the largest geothermal developments in the country. All homes are heated and cooled using the earth’s natural temperature variations. Rather than sitting outside on your patio listening to “the loud hum of the neighbor’s outdoor AC unit,” all geothermal equipment is located in basements and discreetly tucked away in underground loops.
That’s not all! Tune in to hear:
• What’s new in the Norton Commons development’s Northside.
• Why real estate agents should be excited about Artisan Signature Homes.
• The advantages of buying one of the new geothermal homes in Louisville.
• How Jason Black just may be designing the “modern pantry of your dreams.”
• Which two major home showing events you won’t want to miss in 2016.