3 Stress-Reducing Tips For Downsizing In A New Home

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It can be a challenge to downsize one’s home. Whether you’re an empty nester looking for a luxury townhome for yourself or a new family moving away from a large home, it can be stressful to reduce the number of belongings in your house as you settle into your new home.

However, if you have a plan set in place prior to downsizing, you can reduce your anxiety and improve the style of your future home. Check out the following tips to help organize and downsize your home for a lifestyle in a new home community.

  1. Plan ahead of moving day. It doesn’t help anyone to wait until the last minute, but especially when it comes to downsizing. Begin by setting goals for yourself and ensuring everyone is on the same page. This will help to reduce stress later on and prevent conflicts between families and couples.
  2. Consider your lifestyle. Once you’ve established goals for yourself and your family, it’s time to begin considering your lifestyle and how it’ll change. For instance, if you have a significant amount of furniture in your home but you don’t entertain often, it may be a good idea to cut back on your loveseats. By considering your lifestyle during the downsizing process, you can also improve the design of your new home in the future.
  3. Everything should have a purpose. One of the biggest problems people have with downsizing is they assume they need more stuff than what’s truly necessary. Every object you bring to your new home should have a purpose. And the more dual-purpose those objects are, the better. A bookshelf can become a desk. A desk can become a kitchen table. The list goes on. No matter what you decide to bring to your new home, be sure that it serves a practical purpose (even if that purpose is purely sentimental!)

When moving into new homes, many Americans will move only 14 miles away from their old house. This is because, once a family finds their ideal location, it can be difficult to leave. However, with ParkView at Chesterbrook, you don’t have to worry about leaving behind an ideal location.

With low maintenance living, one of the best school districts in the United States, and a classic community, we guarantee ParkView at Chesterbrook will be your ideal neighborhood. Whether you’re downsizing or upgrading, for more information on our luxury townhomes, contact ParkView at Chesterbrook today.

3 Essential Things Every New Family Should Look for In A House

new homesIt can be challenging trying to find the perfect home as a new family. You may have felt it was easier to find a location in which to live when you were a younger adult. But now as a new parent, you have a lot more than the size of your living space to consider. Fortunately, you’re not alone. Up to 32% of homebuyers are purchasing new homes for the first time.

As a new family and even newer homeowners, it’s essential to consider the environment where you’ll raise your children. Your kids should feel safe to express themselves wherever they are and you should feel safe laying them down to bed at night. That being said, here are three essential things every new family should consider looking for when buying a new home:

  1. Location is key
    Handling an awkward home is one thing, but with a location, you’re in for the long haul. Your location includes what stores are around your home, the type of school district, nearby parks, etc. Before you look into new homes in a given area, take a look at the types of neighborhoods in which you’d love to raise your kids. This will help limit your search and will guarantee your satisfaction whether or not you have to sacrifice a deck for your spouse’s love of townhomes.
  2. Size really does matter
    A studio apartment may have been fine when you just graduated from college. But as a new family, you’ll definitely want a space where you can grow together. Kids like to have space in which they can run around. Additionally, having a guest bedroom can be a great asset in case your family grows.
  3. Safety is essential
    Knowing your children are safe outside the home is great but it’s also a good idea to ensure your children are safe insidethe home. Consider whether an open layout would be convenient to keep an eye on your little ones or more difficult to childproof. If there are stairs, are they difficult for your kids to safely climb? Be sure to ask yourself these questions while you’re house hunting and you can feel secure in the house you choose.

Finding a family-friendly home in an ideal neighborhood you can love and feel secure in doesn’t have to be a challenge. With ParkView at Chesterbrook, you can feel confident in your child’s education, entertainment, and safety all in one place. For more information on new homes in Philadelphia and homes for sale in Chesterbrook PA, contact ParkView at Chesterbrook today.

All Homesites are now available!

Have you been waiting for the perfect homesite to become available? Whether it is a Washington on the park, a Lafayette on the corner, or a Hamilton on the square, now is the time to get locked in to your preferred location!  The remaining homesites at Parkview at Chesterbrook have just been released for sale. Call 610.647.7800 for an appointment or your dream home may be gone.  Hurry in and perhaps this could be your view next Fall!


Washington Model Grand Opening

The wait is finally over! Parkview at Chesterbrook is unveiling our two new Washington Models at a Grand Opening Celebration this Wednesday night, August 17th from 5:00 to 8:00 PM. Come join us at 500 Chesterbrook Blvd in Wayne, PA for cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, live music and big savings! The models showcase some truly special features such as an elevator, gourmet kitchen, beautiful trim work, unique wine tasting room, and roof-top terrace with gorgeous views. With nearly 50 homes sold already, come discover for yourself why Parkview at Chesterbrook is the ultimate mix of location, design, and lifestyle. See you there!

7 Reasons to Call Parkview at Chesterbrook Home

Location, Location, Location!

Location matters! Nestled in the woods of Chesterbrook, in the heart of Philadelphia’s prestigious Main Line, Parkview at Chesterbrook is at the center of it all. Minutes to Routes 202, 422, 76 and the PA Turnpike, it’s difficult to imagine a more ideal location. Enjoy a variety of local dining, shopping and entertainment. Step outside your front door and enjoy the convenience of banking, dropping off your dry cleaning or grabbing a cup of coffee. Outdoor activities abound – hike or bike through Valley Forge National Park or enjoy a round of golf at the area’s best courses.

#1 Ranked Tredyffrin-Easttown School District

In its 2016 Best School Districts in America, Niche has awarded its #1 ranking to Tredyffrin-Easttown. With an overall A+ grade, Niche considers both academic rankings, as well as the opinions of both parents and students.

Superior Quality & Craftsmanship

At Rockwell Custom, we build better. Each Parkview at Chesterbrook luxury town home is built with quality and care using only the finest materials, specifications, and design. We have earned a solid reputation for integrity, dependability, leadership, and value due in large part to our unwavering attention to detail. We employ only the most experienced and accomplished professionals in the construction and warranty services of each home we build. It is our commitment to offer homes that not only protect the environment, but also provide a highly efficient home that is healthier for our buyers and more cost effective to own.

Ability to Customize

Purchasing a home at Parkview at Chesterbrook allows you the opportunity to select features and finishes that reflect your own personal tastes and lifestyle, resulting in a customized, truly one-of-a-kind home. Choose from our Hamilton, Lafayette or Washington models!

The Low Maintenance Lifestyle You Deserve

Dread mowing the lawn? Hate shoveling snow? Despise raking those pesky leaves? Never worry about these chores again and get your weekends back. The beauty of Parkview at Chesterbrook is that all of things you don’t want to do are taken care of for you.  Your time is valuable, so spend it doing the things you love. Curl up on the couch reading a book, head to Wilson Farm Park and play catch with your kids, bike through Valley Forge National Park, or shop ‘til you drop at King of Prussia Mall!

Best Place to Live and Raise a Family

Come live the life in Parkview at Chesterbrook and experience for yourself why Niche ranked Chesterbrook the 8th Best Place to Live in America. Niche also gave Chesterbrook the #2 spot in their Best Places to Raise a Family in Pennsylvania!

Wilson Farm Park

Our Washington model luxury townhomes situated on the southern perimeter of the community offer gorgeous views of Wilson Farm Park. This 90-acre picturesque park boasts 3 pavilions, an amphitheater, baseball fields, basketball and volleyball courts, picnic areas, a putting green and an all abilities playground. The Parkview community will have two walking trails from the community directly into the park. Residents can truly enjoy the beauty of this park from their very own roof top terrace!


4 Things to Consider When Designing Your Kitchen

It’s undeniable. The kitchen is truly the heart of the home. When you want to gather with family and friends, the kitchen becomes the main attraction, especially when it has a welcoming design and layout like the kitchens we offer in all three of our models here at Parkview at Chesterbrook. Before you start to design your custom kitchen, here are a few 2016 design trends we’ve been noticing.

Unique Backsplash Designs

Shake things up by installing traditional subway tile vertically or think about a herringbone or diagonal pattern. Feeling truly inspired? Check out fireclaytile.com to design your own tiles for a truly custom backsplash.

Shaker Style Cabinets

Simplicity at its best. This style of cabinet can feel traditional or modern depending on the hardware and surrounding elements it’s paired with. Choose gray cabinets instead of white for a truly fresh look.

Quartz Countertops

Consider quartz as a lower maintenance alternative to granite. It’s nonporous and resistant to heat, spills and scratches, making it an ideal choice for busy families and the home chef.

Rethink Your Kitchen Table

Many of today’s modern homeowners choose to forgo a traditional table and instead opt to use their kitchen island as their dining space. If a table is a must for you, try a pub, tall gathering, or counter height table instead. These tables are typically 36 to 42 inches high, as opposed to the standard 30 inch kitchen table.

Come in today and discover how you can build the kitchen of your dreams here at Parkview at Chesterbrook!

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What are Your Included Features at Parkview at Chesterbrook?

It’s a question we hear almost every day. So what are the included features in each Parkview at Chesterbrook luxury town home? We’re happy to share that information with you! Our custom home building standards reflect our core value that quality is paramount. At Rockwell Custom, we build better. Each home is built with quality and care using only the finest materials, specifications, and design. It’s important for our buyers to be aware that one builder’s “included” features could be another builder’s upgrades. Compare our included features to those of other builders and we think you’ll agree; we offer more inclusions in our custom homes that truly showcase our quality craftsmanship.


Click here for a list of included features in our Hamilton, Lafayette, and Washington models.


Contact us today to tour our model homes and learn more about our included features and options from a talented member of our sales team.


Sneak Peek of our Washington Model Coffered Ceiling

Parkview at Chesterbrook is getting excited for the opening of our two new Washington Models! Our luxury townhomes, located within the heart of Philadelphia’s Main Line, will boast some incredible features, but we’re especially excited about this coffered ceiling that adds character and sophistication to the Great Room. Whether your style is traditional or modern, coffered ceilings add the perfect finishing touch. In addition to their visual appeal, coffered ceilings can even improve acoustics and add the illusion of height. Want to see what else our Washington models have to offer? Stop by this weekend for a sneak peek and be sure to stay tuned for updates on our official Washington Model Grand Opening Celebration!

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Chesterbrook Ranks in Top 10 Best Places to Live in America

Location Matters! Come live the life in Parkview at Chesterbrook and experience for yourself why Niche ranked Chesterbrook the 8th Best Place to Live in America. Whether you’re looking to educate your children in the #1 ranked Tredyffrin-Easttown school district, need a quick commute to your Center City Philadelphia office, or want to experience endless possibilities in fine dining, entertainment and outdoor activities, the cozy suburban community of Chesterbrook, nestled in the heart of Philadelphia’s Main Line, is at the center of it all. At the end of your day experiencing all the area has to offer, come home and relax in your custom built luxury town home at Parkview at Chesterbrook and enjoy today’s modern conveniences coupled with the maintenance free lifestyle you deserve!

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