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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Enclave at Dove Lake set to begin new home construction in July

After sitting idle for nearly two years with a neighborhood sign at the front of the property, the 215-acre tract of land fronting Nolensville Road about three miles south of the town center is now set to become Nolensville’s newest residential development.

Local residents have driven past the sign that reads “Enclave at Dove Lake” for years, but now they are about to see homes going up beyond the sign.

Realtor Josh LaWarre with RE/MAX Masters said the neighborhood, which is in Williamson County, will consist of homes built by Dalamar Homes and David Weekley Homes.

There will be 130 homes total in the Enclave at Dove Lake on lots that will range from a quarter of an acre to a half acre in size. Prices will start in the mid-$400,000s and go to more than $700,000 for an estate series home.

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Nice views, some basement lots

“What really sets this neighborhood apart are the home sites,” LaWarre said. “We are taking advantage of this beautiful piece of property and most of the home sites won’t back up to other homes. The views are just incredible.”

LaWarre said the terrain at The Enclave at Dove Lake will allow for some home sites to have a basement. “Having basements is important to so many families not only for extra space, but for safety in bad weather.”

Both Dalamar and David Weekley Homes have built in and around Nolensville. Dalamar has built in Belvedere and Weekley in Scales Farmstead. 

The developer of the property is Nolensville 162, LLC, which is a Texas-based builder and developer owned by J. Alan Kent. With large-scale projects in Houston, Austin and San Antonio, Texas, and Florida, this marks the company’s first foray into Tennessee.

Gary Armstrong is the local representative for Nolensville 162, LLC, and said he is excited to see this property, known as the Sanford Farm, be developed, while preserving its natural beauty.

“I first started working to find a developer for this property six years ago,” Armstrong said. “I had explored the forests and fields and streams and knew it was a very special setting that could make a wonderful neighborhood utilizing the Williamson County Conservation Subdivision process to maintain the rural character and open space and preserve natural features.”

He said before he could get a developer for the property locked in, Kent purchased it. As Kent began to assemble a local team, he brought Armstrong on to oversee and manage the operation.

Bigger yards, plus neighborhood amenities

Although millions of dollars have already been spent getting the neighborhood ready, very little of that is visible, but will have a huge impact on its future residents. Infrastructure that has been completed includes a new sewer plant and water tower (to ensure adequate water pressure), underground power, gas and communication cabling.

“One of the existing estate owners along Nolensville Road told me he was excited because our development will allow him to also finally get high-speed internet service,” Armstrong said.

The Enclave at Dove Lake will also feature an amenity center and pool that is expected to be completed in the second phase of the development. The neighborhood currently doesn’t have a model home, but there are two slated to be built beginning in July. The main road is in place and visitors can drive all the way to the back of the property.

Phase one, which is selling now, will have 59 lots on 174 acres, of which 135 are open space.  Phase two will have 71 lots.

LaWarre said the size of the development, along with the Williamson County location, will be a draw for homeowners.

“With 130 homes, it’s not an enormous neighborhood like Bent Creek or Summerlyn,” he said. “These homes will be a little farther apart. We have larger home sites, so we will have bigger yards, some side-entry garages and 75 percent of the homes will back to common space, which is different than a traditional neighborhood where you look out the back and see a sea of homes.”

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