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Color of the Year Design Notes

Announcing the color of the year for 2017…green. In various shades and a bit different from source to source but it is in fact green. Quite a big change from the various shades of white a year ago. It follows the influence of botanical looks that surround us and is also acting as a calming agent in our turbulent world right now.

 

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“LUSH” SHAW’S COLOR OF THE YEAR

Lush is nature’s neutral. From the tallest trees to the deepest valleys, green surrounds us. It’s vibrant, but at the same time, soothing. It changes with the seasons without ever getting old or boring. It’s sprouting up in interior design and fashion trends across the world. Lush spans every style, from glamorous to rustic to contemporary. It can be a statement color, and it plays just as nice with jewel tones as it does with popular neutral hues. Lush can also be used as an accent color to pull out subtle hues in a tweed carpet, bold print or throw pillow. Lush is an excellent companion to hardwood flooring. Just as you’d see in nature, Lush greens are an organic complement to the natural beauty of hardwood.

Eastland Ranch A3219A

 

Our Eastland Ranch Model A3219A as described below is an example of the quality and standards Colony Factory Crafted Homes is proud to manufacture.

Since it is our 65th Anniversary we have a bundle for our Eastland Homes available at a great discount! Our Eastaland Anniversary Package as described below is a great addition to a Eastland Ranch!

The A3219A model has a very open concept floorplan, when entering the home you can see the entire living space. A nice sized living room has great sight lines, and natural light from the double windows. The living room is open into the kitchen; this kitchen features our new Mission Flat Panel White Cabinets. A large optional island in the center of the kitchen space provides extra work space, storage, and an additional seating area. This kitchen has a large amount of storage, all the cabinetry, the linen cabinet, island and hutch!  Our Silver Frigidaire appliance package is shown here with an additional microwave. The cathedral ceiling in this home gives the cabinetry a different look, and the opportunity to decorate above the cabinets! The kitchen also features an eat-in nook area with a built in hutch for more storage and great serving space!

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The bedrooms in this home are separated by the living space. The Master Bedroom is off the living room it features a large closet, and an attached bathroom. The Master Bathroom features a single lav sink, a tub/shower combo, linen cabinet and commode! An optional stand in shower is available as an option and shown here in our photos. Our secondary bedrooms are off the hallway at the other side of the home. The two bedrooms are very similar in size and storage space. The secondary bathroom is also located here and is a typical guest/second bath with a single lav sink, tub/shower combo and commode, this bathroom has a large linen closet outside the door for optimal sheet and towel storage.

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This home includes the following Eastland Anniversary Package items:

Eastland Sapphire Anniversary Package

-Empire Faucets Throughout

-Tulip 2 Arm Lights in Bathrooms

-5 Arm Experia Light in Nook

-Silver Appliance Package

-Overhead Laundry Cabinets

-Single Row Ceramic Tile Backsplash in Kitchen

-Full Wall Ceramic Tile Behind Range

-Crescent Edge Countertops in Kitchen and Baths

-Double Lav Sinks at Master Bathroom

-China Sinks at Bathrooms

-Cabinet Pull replacing Knobs

-Ceiling Fan in Living Room

-5 Recessed Can Lights in Kitchen

-2 ¼” Cabinet Crown

-Under Cabinet Moulding

Virtual Tours!

We have launched a new Virtual Home tours page on our website! Talk a tour through the model homes and see the features that set our homes apart!

We also have a tour of our Builder Show, you can see all the homes that were shown at our Colony Homes Show! Please note not every home has the tour, but photographs and video are there to see interiors of all homes!

 

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LINK to TOUR Page! 

Design Note: Color of the Year

Benjamin Moore paints has announced its “color of the year” for 2017,

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Shadow 2117-30. It is a dark, muted amythest purple toned color which is quite a contrast to last year’s color of the year, which was a shade of white. It will pair well most shades of grey and neutral beige to provide a nice contrast. Use it as an accent in bedrooms or dining rooms to give the space a calm feeling. Pair it with soft yellow for a touch of sophistication or with white to provide contrast in a room. This is a color that will also start showing up in accessories and linens as well, providing touches of richness to your bathroom or dining table.

 

Debbie Stutsman

Corporate Director of Design

The Commodore Corporation

Eastland Sapphire

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We are celebrating our 65th Anniversary! To celebrate we are offering a Sapphire Anniversary Package on all Eastland Ranch Homes! The package gives you amazing options for an outstanding price!

The Sapphire Package includes:

  • Empire Faucets Throughout the home
  • Tulip 2 Arm Lights in Bathrooms
  • 5 Arm Experia Light in Nook
  • Silver Frigidaire Appliance Package (choose white or black – gas or electric)
  • Overhead Laundry Cabinets over Washer/Dryer Space
  • Single Row Ceramic Tile Backsplash in Kitchen
  • Full Wall Ceramic Tile Behind Range
  • Crescent Edge Countertops in Kitchen and baths
  • Double Lav Sinks at Master Bathroom
  • China Sinks at Bathrooms
  • Cabinet Pulls in place of Knobs
  • Ceiling Fan in Living Room
  • 5 Recessed Can Lights in Kitchen
  • 2 1/4″ Cabinet Crown Moudling
  • Under Cabinet Moulding

These amazing options can be added to a Eastland Ranch for the Anniversary Price of $265!

Available now thru September 2017!

Visit the Sapphire webpage here to see video of the Package! 

Timberland TL821A is our Featured Home!

 

Our Timberland Ranch 821A is a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home with approximately 1700 square feet of living space! A formal foyer entry leads you into the great room which has great sight lines to the Kitchen and Dining space. The Great Room has an optional entertainment wall, choose your own components to build the entertainment center to fit your families’ needs.   The Great Room and the Dining space are divided by a decorative half walls and columns, defining the spaces, and giving great sight lines.

The Kitchen is open into both the Dining space and the Great Room.  A large kitchen island with waterfall countertop, an angled stove wall, full wall backsplash, Frigidaire appliances, and much more make up this fantastic kitchen.  The kitchen islands offers seating space, as well as a nook area for a table.  Off the nook is a utility room with washer/dryer hook up, optional utility sink, and  the necessary furnace & water heater closets!

The bedrooms in this ranch are separated by the living space. The two secondary bedrooms are off the kitchen hall, along with the secondary bathroom.  Each bedroom features a walk-in closet! The Master bedroom is off the Great Room, it also features a walk in closet, and an attached bathroom. The Master Bathroom is standard with a shower and single sink, however the vanity has the double lav option, and the shower can be upgraded to a ceramic tile shower, or add the glamour bath option to have a shower and a tub.  Check out the photos of our model, and the video too!

Hello world!

Welcome to our New Website! A new look, new search, and the same great quality!

Our new site is now Mobile Friendly! Try our inHouse Experience, search for new home floor plans,, view our photo galleries! Stick around awhile and check it out!

Cornerstone MAX 2 is Featured!

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The Cornerstone Max 2 is our featured home!  The Max series of homes have additional standard features that our other Cornerstone models do not include.  The Max 2 has a fantastic entry foyer with a recessed entry door, a nice coat closet, and bench for putting shoes on!  The nice foyer leads you into the Great Room which has great sight lines into the rest of the home, yet has division.  The Great Room includes a nice built-in entertainment center area and clearview windows!  The dining room flows nicely into the kitchen and both feature great cabinet storage and work space.  The dining room has a great built in cabinet area great for storing those holiday dishes or family games, and an added bonus space for serving food!  The kitchen features a great island with storage and added seating area, a large pantry closet, pantry cabinet and great layout! The Max 2 offers 3 bedrooms and two bathrooms.  The secondary bedrooms are off the kitchen hallway, while the master bedroom is off the great room.  The Master Bedroom features an arched niche creating the perfect spot for your bed, a walk in closet, and an attached bathroom.  The Master bathroom has double sinks, and large walk-in ceramic tile shower!

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Design Notes July

DESIGN NOTES:

Having recently completed a series of design presentations for new product, one question seems to always surface; what ever happened to color on our floors? (i.e.; carpets, vinyl tile, etc. in colors) The answer is actually simple, people are less afraid of bold colors than they were in the past. This is shown by the use of strong colors in today’s accessories and accents being used by homeowners. A neutral base on the floor and even in larger furniture pieces, like a sofa, gives a homeowner the ability to choose items they like, whether it is a piece of artwork for the wall, colorful throw pillows or even a painted accent wall. It also allows them to change whenever they want. We have all become more exposed to color via HGTV, Pinterest and as a result are using it in places we never would have thought of before.

 

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Debbie Stutsman

Corporate Director of Design

The Commodore Corporation

Award Wining Timberland Ranch!

Our Timberland Ranch TL820A is

a MHI Award Winner!

The TL820A won the Best New Home Design Award for Manufactured Homes 1800 Square Feet or Less!

 

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Here is the write up submitted for the Contest:

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New Manufactured Home Design Under 1800 sq.ft.

Colony Factory Crafted Homes                                   

Timberland Ranch TL820A

Colony Factory Crafted Homes is a leading manufacturer in manufactured housing in the Northeastern United States. Colony Homes are well-known for their extensive eye appeal. A stable workforce and a commitment to quality are among the many strengths which allow Colony to provide a superior factory-constructed home. Colony offers single-section, multi-section manufactured, and modular homes with in a wide range of affordability – all built with Colony quality. Every Colony home is handcrafted by skilled carpenters, electricians and plumbers in a climate-controlled environment and constructed with the latest techniques, exacting standards, and quality materials. All materials are protected from the weather and homes are assembled to exacting specifications. Throughout each phase of the construction process, Colony’s quality assurance team monitors workmanship to guarantee the highest standards.

 

Our Timberland Ranch Model TL820A as described below is an example of the quality and standards Colony Factory Crafted Homes is proud to manufacture.

Enter this Timberland home and immediately see the gorgeous kitchen!  A large center island with waterfall countertop, drywall base (which you can paint it to match your personality), seating area, and great extra storage and work space! This kitchen offers great functionality, and storage space.  The kitchen is built with our Evermore Custom Cabinetry and shown here in Hickory. The kitchen is open into both the living room, and the dining room.  The dining room features a great tray ceiling and a large window for natural light! A great space for family meals! The living room is a great space with nice furniture layout options. The bedrooms in this home are separated by the living space.  The secondary bedrooms are off the dining space and are equal in size and storage space. The secondary bathroom is also off the dining space, beside the utility room.  The utility room in this home is larger than most and includes the furnace and water heater, the washer/dryer hookups, and space for an optional linen cabinet, optional Utility Sink, an extra freezer space, and more!  The Master bedroom is off the living space, and features a large attached bathroom that contains two walk in master closets.  Optional Double sinks, a large walk-in shower, or change the bathroom to include other optional layouts with a tub or tile shower.   This floor plan has great storage, a formal foyer, and many great features for a perfect family home.

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*See attached list for our Complete Timberland Ranch Standard Features List

 

Colony Homes include these great brands,  Owens Corning Shingles, Frigidaire Appliances, Exterior Portfolio Siding, Rheem Water Heaters, Shaw Carpets & Flooring, Congoleum Flooring, Wilsonart Countertops, Huntington Brass Faucets, Clarion Bathware, Senco Fastners,Evermore Custom Cabinetry, and more.

 

Markets Served:

Colony Homes serves the northeast, New England, and mid-Atlantic regions. Specifically these states: Connecticut, Delaware, New York, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, Vermont, and West Virginia.

 

Target market:

The Timberland Ranch Home series brings value to homebuyers by including many features and standards, and having the flexibility to customize to the homeowners desires.  Our market would include homebuyers from the first time home buyer, to the established family, to the empty nester; we have homes, options, and designs to satisfy any lifestyle.