What is a garden-style home, exactly? If you ask three people “what is a garden home?” you might get three different answers. Is a garden home a property with a private back yard and garden? Or is it a home built on a lot just large enough for the home’s footprint, but not a big yard? Or is it a compact home, in a beautifully landscaped community, full of amazing amenities, that requires little yard maintenance on the part of the homeowner? Let’s explore.
To some, a garden home is a house in a community full of beautiful trees, blooming plants and native grasses. The folks attracted to this type of neighborhood have a special appreciation for growing, blooming things. To this homebuyer, a garden home is one that allows them to live in a community with views of abundant green spaces. This homeowner would want a front yard landscaped with adapted and native plants and may even want to further explore their interest in plants by gardening their own garden plot.
Some people consider garden homes as another term for zero-lot-line homes. Zero-lot-line homes have all the same interior features as other homes in terms of bedrooms, bathrooms, living spaces, garage spaces, etc. The difference is the structure of such a home takes up most of the lot it sits on, leaving less square footage for yard. This type of home’s walls come closer to the property line than a standard home. Zero-lot-line homes allow buyers to get more home for their money because they can purchase a smaller lot and still build the same sized house.
Some buyers who are considering a condominium have found that a zero-lot-line home can be an attractive alternative. Like a condo, a zero-lot-line home will often be located in a community that offers amenities such as fitness facilities, swimming pools, a clubhouse or gameroom, etc. But the freestanding home has the advantage of greater privacy since it does not share walls with other units as a condo does.
Another reason zero-lot-line homes are very popular is that they require less yard maintenance. These homes typically have a shallow front yard, a patio/courtyard, and some additional yard space at the rear or side(s) of the home. For those who don’t feel the need for an expansive yard, a zero-lot-line home can be an excellent, low-maintenance option.
For others, garden homes are synonymous with patio homes. Patio homes are right-sized homes with an outdoor living area rather than a backyard. A patio home community will often be located within a planned development like Harvest by Hillwood, where there is a broad array of amenities and services to make life easier and more convenient. For example, when you buy a new patio home located at Harvest Townside in Argyle/Northlake, Texas, the mowing, edging, and weeding of your front yard is taken care of by the Harvest HOA. Of course, this bit of convenience is just one of the many conveniences and amenities that owners of Harvest patio houses enjoy.
Whether you’re looking for a garden home in a beautiful community, a home that maximizes lot space, or a home that requires minimal yard maintenance, the patio homes at Harvest Townside check all the boxes. Available from 1,500 to 2,450 square feet, our patio homes offer one- and two-story floor plans that feature 2-car garages, outdoor living spaces, and the fantastic community amenities that Harvest is famous for including the Back Porch (specifically for Harvest Townside homeowners), the Harvest Farm, Farmhouse Coffee & Treasures, The Fit Barn, three resort-style pools, numerous playgrounds, parks and trails, and much more.
Harvest is located in Argyle/Northlake, TX, convenient to DFW International and Alliance Airports, Fort Worth, Dallas, and Denton via I-35W. Children living in Harvest attend schools located in either the Argyle ISD or Northwest ISD, depending on their home address. Both districts earn high marks for their achievements.
If you think Harvest by Hillwood might be the right place to put down your roots, take a virtual tour or contact us for more information.