Multi-Generational Family Followed Their Heart to Newpark for Modern Americana Living


Sallie and Chris Havens at their Newpark home.

Bringing family together in one home is reminiscent of everything we love about timeless neighborhoods. And for the Havens family it’s happening along with a hint of Modern Americana styling at Pardee Homes’ Newpark nieghborhood at Centennial.

Newpark features three impressive floor plans and combines luxury with energy efficiency, through modern design details and its LivingSmart® program. But the exclusive GenSmart Suite®, a guest suite within the home, helped seal the deal, making it a clear choice for Sallie and Chris Havens, their two children and Chris’ recently retired parents. This multi-generational family bought a Plan 3 home at Newpark after a year of looking for a new home.

View Chris and Sallie Havens’ Plan 3 home at Newpark

“Our family is all together, making great use of the space and there’s plenty of room for everyone,” said Chris Havens. “My mom and dad moved from Texas to California and now live here with us in the GenSmart Suite. They have a separate home within our home, with a lounge area, bedroom, full bathroom, kitchenette, and their own washer and dryer. It’s great to have them nearby and enjoying meals with us at our family-style dining table.”

There’s a lot to love about Newpark’s Plan 3 home with more than 3,000 square feet, including four to five bedrooms, impressive gourmet kitchen with a large preparation island, open concept floor plan and lots of extra storage space. The standard floor plan features a den and bedroom with a full bathroom downstairs and a roomy bonus room upstairs, that residents can use as flexible space or perhaps turn into a home office. For families who prefer it, the optional GenSmart Suite is available in lieu of the den and downstairs bedroom.

“We were sold the minute we saw the wrap-around patio with 15-foot stackable sliding doors,” said Havens. “Not only does it increase our entertaining space, but there wasn’t another home in the area that we looked at that offered this option. After retiring from the military and having lived in older homes that needed renovation, having a brand-new home is awesome. Having everything under warranty and a responsive customer service team is also a big plus. We couldn’t be happier with our new home and the care and attention we received from Pardee Homes.”

The master-planned community of Centennial brings a fresh new way of living to Menifee. Four stylish neighborhoods feature Modern Americana architecture, and coming soon to the center of the community is a 10-acre sports park where kids can be kids. Menifee’s serene setting close to outdoor recreation and quality schools, including an elementary school within walking distance, make it a great place for families. The Havens family has not only found a place to call home but also a neighborhood to create lasting memories.

Ready to find a home that’s just right for everyone in your family? Contact a New Home Specialist today.

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