What gives a home its warm, inviting ambiance that makes it the perfect place for entertaining? Is it the lighting, the size of the rooms or the arrangement of furniture? We think it all starts with the initial floor plan design! The ideal plan for entertaining is one that is open and functional, while still being flexible to your individual style and preferences. And that’s just what our Cambridge plan, available at our new Abbey Hill at Hickory Manor community in Chesapeake, is designed for! Perfectly designed to accommodate a large party, a small and intimate gathering or even just a fun family evening in, the Cambridge plan features approximately 1,895 square feet of living space. The quaint front porch leads into a wide-open first floor with expansive views from the front of the home all the way to the rear. The open living room gives way to a casual dining space, while the spacious kitchen features an L-shaped bar with seating for three and a center island. The sight lines continue from the front door all the way outside, with glass sliding doors opening from the kitchen to the oversized, private rear patio. The continuation from one room to the next all opening to the outdoor living space provides plenty of gathering spaces for parties of all sizes, while the abundance of seating and lounging space means everyone has a place to be comfortable and relax. The first floor of the Cambridge design also features the master suite. This private bedroom has beautiful views of the rear patio, while a walk-in closet offers custom built-in shelving and a spacious bathroom has a dual-vanity sink and large walk-in shower. Also located on the main floor is a one-car garage, half bath, coat closet and laundry room. Upstairs, the Cambridge offers two spacious bedrooms. Both bedrooms include plenty of space for a sitting area or a home office or homework station, as well as walk-in closets with custom built-in shelving. A linen closet is also included upstairs, as well as a central hall bathroom. Priced from $312,900, the beautiful Cambridge plan features incredible interior and exterior appointments that are standard at Abbey Hill. The Craftsman-style exterior features HardiePlank® siding with cedar shake accents, while the private patio offers planting beds and is enclosed by a six-foot cedar stained privacy fence. Inside, these homes include nine-foot first-floor ceilings, Moen® fixtures in both the kitchen and bathrooms, cultured marble vanity tops in the bathrooms, and 42-inch maple cabinetry, beautiful quartz countertops and GE® stainless steel appliances in the kitchens. In addition, the homes offer many energy-efficient features, like a programmable thermostat, high-quality insulation, natural gas heat, Low-E double-pane windows and more. Abbey Hill is a beautifully designed condominium community in Chesapeake’s much-anticipated Hickory Manor at Edinburgh neighborhood. As part of the larger, private Hickory Manor community, new homeowners at Abbey Hill will have exclusive access to incredible amenities such as a resort-style pool with outdoor kitchen, a lavish community center, 24/7 fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment, a children’s playground, and plenty of greenspace that includes multiple community lakes, a central lawn and walking paths. Homeowners have plenty of time to enjoy these fantastic amenities thanks to the low-maintenance lifestyle provided by condo living, with landscaping maintenance, water and sanitation fees, and trash removal all included as part of the association. But the best part of all? These homes include access to the 10-year Dragas Warranty Program, offering the ultimate peace of mind for owners. These new homes in Chesapeake offer the perfect blend of space for entertaining and space for relaxing and enjoying everyday life. For information on this exciting new community or directions, call 757-410-0087 or visit www.liveathickorymanor.com.