Spring into Walnut Walk’s Grand Opening

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The townhome community that you’ve been searching for, Walnut Walk. 

April is known as a month full of regrowth and new beginnings. At Bentley Homes, we’re following this spring tradition with the official introduction of our newest community, Walnut Walk, located in Kennett Square. Join us for the GRAND OPENING on Saturday, April 30th from 12pm – 5pm and be the first to experience the unveiling of two new decorated models!

The luxury townhomes of Walnut Walk embody all that Bentley has to offer – custom features and distinctive finishing touches. During the Grand Opening you’ll be to get an up-close view of gorgeous interiors, latest amenities, first floor master suites and large car garages. As if this wasn’t enough, Bentley is introducing a THIRD home design, which will be staged and open for you to tour.

When it comes to your children, the right school district is a must! Walnut Walk is located in the highly desired and top-rated Unionville Chadds Ford School District. Not only can you ensure that your children will receive a top-notch education, your family can also experience all that Kennett Square has to offer. Located just minutes from downtown, it’s a short drive to some of the best restaurants and shops in the area.

The Grand Opening is a wonderful chance to see the true value Bentley Homes living – luxurious floorplans and the perfect Kennett Square location. Be sure to mark your calendars, you don’t want out miss out on the opportunity to start your new beginning at Walnut Walk!

For brokers, please join us on April 26th. To learn more, visit: www.walnutwalkbentleyhomes.com.

April Affairs

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One of  the newest additions – the picturesque Paoli Walk Townhomes

Although the first few days of spring haven’t quite met our warm weather expectations, the start of a new season brings about exciting happenings. At Bentley Homes, there is plenty to look forward to in the month of April. Get ready to spring into three new luxury Bentley Townhome communities!

Still interested in learning more about the beautiful Walnut Walk Townhomes? Save the date for the GRAND OPENING on Saturday, April 30th. These luxury townhomes truly embody all that Bentley has to offer – custom features and distinctive finishing touches. With a location that is just minutes to downtown Kennett Square and part of the exceptional Unionville School District, this is an event to ensure that your calendar is wide open for!

As if one beautiful townhome community wasn’t enough, Bentley Homes is introducing two additional brand-new communities! Paoli Walk, located minutes to downtown Paoli, will be ready to preview come mid April. Pemberton, located minutes to downtown Kennett Square, will be ready to preview come late April. With both communities offering distinct luxury living spaces, simply choose which exceptional location works best for you. To learn more, please visit: www.bentleytownhomes.com.

Whether you’re interested in Walnut Walk, Paoli Walk or Pemberton, all three communities promise to offer you the Bentley Townhome luxurious living experience. Please be sure to visit the Bentley Townhomes website for more details regarding each community. It’s safe to say that spring has certainly sprung at Bentley Homes!

Walk The Walk! Bentley Homes open house to take place Saturday, Feb. 20

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Tom Bentley and team reviewing plans for Walnut Walk

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 20, come to Walnut Walk in Kennett Square, Pa., to meet our builder and preview one of our beautiful framed homes.

Located in the desirable Kennett Square, and the even more desirable Unionville School District, Walnut Walk is a gorgeous town home community perfect for the young family or the empty nester. These homes feature a first-floor master suite, open floor plans and high ceilings, as well as one- or two-car garages.

At our open house, you can meet our builder and founder, Thomas Bentley, and discuss the newest kitchen designs, as well as the up-and-coming popularity of elevators. Tom started Bentley Homes in 1974, and since then has created many luxury homes in Chester County and Delaware County. Tom’s passion, reflected in Bentley’s workmanship, is attention to detail, uncompromising quality, and capturing each homeowner’s personality and sense of style.

Bentley Homes’ new development Walnut Walk is situated in one of the best school districts available. Unionville High School is one of the highest ranked high schools in Pennsylvania, and is only a short five- minute drive from Walnut Walk.

Kennett Square, Pa., itself is a destination, with a multitude of restaurants and shopping to take advantage of. From State & Union to Ashley Austin for clothing, to art galleries, studios and bakeries, Kennett Square has everything you’d ever need. For those who love to golf, the Walnut Walk homes are extremely close to the Kennett Country Club – which is in fact just down the street. This prestigious club is home to an 18-hole golf course with pine-tree-lined fairways, in addition to a restaurant.

Please come visit us at the “We’ve Been Framed” open house at Walnut Walk in Pennsylvania, on Feb. 20 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. We look forward to meeting you!

Maintaining Your Lawn and Garden This Fall

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Is fall in the air at your home in Chester County? If so, it might be time to start thinking about preparing your lawn and garden for the colder months. By ensuring your home is ready for winter, you will save time and money in the spring, as you will have less work to do – and less plants to purchase.

When preparing your lawn and garden for the coming months at your new home in Delaware County, it’s best to start at six weeks before the first hard freeze. A hard freeze is generally explained as temperatures falling into the upper 20s or lower for at least two to three hours.

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Did you know that there are specific grasses you can plant for the colder season? These can include fescue and rye, which will grow even in the colder temperatures. Planting these before the hard frost will give them enough time at your home in Delaware County, Pa, to germinate and grow a good root system.

Now is also the time to fertilize turf grasses — these are essentially the grasses that grow in your lawn. You should use a slow-release, all-natural fertilizer for your new Main Line Homes lawn – if given enough nutrients, these grasses will actually store carbohydrates during the winter months, giving you a nicer-looking lawn in the spring.

You can also use a selective herbicide, which will kill weeds – and only weeds – in our lawn. This should be applied either in late winter or early spring. Be sure to use a “selective” herbicide on at your home in new home in Delaware County, otherwise, your entire lawn could be killed off.

Clean and fill
Fall weekends in Delaware County, Pa, are the perfect time to work in the garden, including getting rid of brown and blackened foliage. You should also “fluff” your mulch with a steel rake, which allows the water to go deep into the subsoil.

Chester County Builder Bentley Homes hopes you and yours have an excellent fall. Be sure to enjoy the crisp nip in the air and the turning leaves!

First Impressions: Improving Your Entry Way

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Whether you entertain often for family or friends or are looking at selling your home, the entry way to your house stands very well as a first impression. Is your front porch cluttered with shoes and toys? Is the paint feeling or the color scheme off? The following are some excellent ideas on improving the entry way for your Chester County home.

X Marks the Spot

Having easy to see and understand house numbers will do wonders for making your entry way warm and welcoming – nothing is more annoying than guessing if you have the correct house or not! The numbers on your house should reflect not only the house’s design, but yourself as well. If you love thecountry (even if you do not live there) you can procure a wood sign with your house number, as well as a small picture to reflect your hobbies – such as a dog, or even just a nice set of trees.

Personality that Pops

Boring, cream or white doors need not apply! Add some spice of color to your entry way with a colorful door that contrasts against your Delaware County home. You can use an opposing color (such as black to white, or red to purple) or a different shade of the color already used. (For example, if your exterior paint is light green, you can use a dark green – or even turquoise, a completely different color.

Make Way for the Magic!

Landscaping of your Main Line home is very important – but to appreciate your entry way, visitors must be able to see it! Cut back those overgrown bushes and evergreens, and ensure that a direct line of sight to the front door is available. Be sure to step back to enjoy the view yourself as well; if you’re having difficulty decided what to cut down or out, you can ask a friend for their opinion or even hire a landscaper.

Whatever you do to improve the entry way of your Main Line home, make sure it is something that you would love to walk up to every day.

Summer Parties: Bringing the Outdoors In

photo 1Are you entertaining friends, family and/or colleagues this summer? Why not enjoy the warmer weather to the fullest, and draw the outdoors in? This can be done a variety of ways, from including fresh wildflowers in your table vases to using seashells as a centerpiece. Here are some great ideas on ensuring your next dinner party is a mini-vacation in itself!

Oceanside serenity

One of the more easier (and fun!) themes for a dinner party is the ocean. You can instil the soft shush of the sea by using a cooler palette, such as mint green, turquoise or light blue. For example, your tablecloth could be a light green color, with coral and sea glass as decorative pieces. If you happen to collect different types of sand, you can use that sand at the bottom of a glass for a candleholder; also, small glass rocks in water-like colors make an excellent base for floating candles. Although you could include any sort of items for your menu, to continue along with the theme you could go with tempera prawns as a starter, and perhaps a light salmon pasta for your main.

Picnic party

Everyone loves a picnic … and who says they have to be outdoors? You can easily bring that relaxed but fun-loving mode indoors using a red and white striped or checkered tablecloth, and wicker baskets for the centerpiece, which could include everything from shiny red apples to bottles of wine. Small tea lights in glass holders can create a simple, yet elegant way of lighting your table. A sample menu would include your favorite pasta or potato salad as a starter, and some home-made fried chicken as the main. These offerings are comfortable and delicious, and will be sure to please.

No matter what you choose for your dinner party this summer, enjoy the weather and be sure to take some time to relax!

Right-Sizing Your Home – Smaller Can Be Better

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When it comes to homes, bigger isn’t always better. In some cases, the perfect size of home should fit like a comfortable pair of jeans – the right size, with everything in the right place, exactly the way you like it. Bentley Homes’ right-sized homes at Radnor Walk are becoming ever popular, which is why we are introducing right-sized homes at Ashwood Hall!

What is a right-sized home?

A right-sized home is one with a smaller footprint and more cozy floor plans. Some excellent examples are Bentley Homes’ Denbigh and Etage models at Radnor Walk, which are between 3,600 to 4,200 square feet. These homes include everything you could ever want in a home, without overdoing it. A right-sized home is what you need – no more, no less.

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Benefits of a right-sized home

There are many benefits to purchasing a home that is exactly suited for your needs; which includes of course, the price — one-acre lots at Ashwood Hall will start at $1.28-million. The most endearing factor to a right-sized home is the pure comfort it instills. Anyone who walks into a Bentley Homes’ project will notice the pure attention to detail throughout the entire home – a right-sized home will showcase those aspects even more, as the eye is drawn toward the finer things. Comfort is all about the feeling of stepping into your home, and the automatic sigh of relief as your feet sink into the plush carpet, and you take in all the comforts of home.

Relax and unwind in your new right-sized home, built professionally by Bentley Homes – one of the best builders in Chester County. Your perfect home can impress with its elegance, sophistication and comfort. In the case of your home sweet home, smaller can be just what you need.  

Contact Bentley Homes today for more information on your new right-sized home.

40 Years of Professional Quality on the Main Line

At the age of 11, Bentley Homes’ Tom Bentley began his journey to becoming an expert craftsman in building homes, with an extravagant tree house at his childhood home. Forty years ago, he began his own construction company, Bentley Homes. Times have changed since then, but Tom is still dedicated to creating elegant, sophisticated homes in Delaware County, Pa.

If you are looking for a new Main Line home in Chester or Delaware county, Bentley Homes is definitely your best choice. Tom literally filled out his first building permit when he was 12 – that same tree house caused a neighbor to complain, and Tom had to cut his treehouse in half and build it out again to fit within the 25-foot perimeter.

Tom carries a unique passion for building grand, beautiful homes. There was no question what Tom wanted to be when he grew up – a builder. When he was young, he asked his mother to drive him to construction sites, just so he could watch the builders. This thirst for the very best is obvious through the homes that Tom helps build. Still involved in many of the designs for Bentley Homes, Tom loves the day when a new show home is introduced – “it’s like an art show,” he explains.

Cookie cutter homes and templates are not in Tom’s vocabulary. Each Bentley Home, priced from $300,000 to $3-million, can be custom made to each client. Although specializing in luxury, single-family homes, Bentley Homes has also created townhouse communities. He estimates that the houses he has built over the past 40 years have a total market value of $1-billion. 

Market share of 30 per cent in the Main Line aside, Bentley Homes’ quality of homes and design and dedication to perfection is only one of the many reasons why Bentley is the best choice. Their homes are not only beautiful, but created to be homes that you can live in as well.

The video and article below details more about how Tom Bentley began his journey. 

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Things are abloom at Bentley Homes!

Spring has finally sprung here in Chester and Delaware county, Pennsylvania; as the weather warms up, it seems so is the real estate market!

Bentley Homes believes the improving economy has resulted in more demand for new homes, as we are seeing buyers out this spring in better force than any time in the past several years. An improving economy is good news to all around; we hope it continues!

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We are currently 70 per cent sold out at Radnor Walk, with recent sales being focused on first floor master bedroom plans, and those with elevators. Radnor Walk is conveniently located in Radnor township, Delaware county. All homes are within walking distance to Villanova University, and are close to other businesses, shopping and restaurants.

On March 6, 2014, Bentley Homes celebrated our 40th anniversary and grand opening at Randor Walk – we debuted our Denbigh model, which has brought lovely country-style elegance to the community. We thank all 250 VIPs and broker/agent partners for attending, helping us mark this event. The Denbigh model has four bedrooms and 3.5 bedrooms, with at least 3,600 square feet of space to enjoy.

This spring, we are also offering a sales event for Realtors with a grand prize of a trip to Cape May! Between May 15 and Aug. 13, you can earn 30,000 Bentley rewards points which can be used toward a luxury Cape May get-a-way! (For more information, please contact Susan Palovitch at 484-459-5447 or visit Bentley Homes’ website at www.Bentleyhomes.com.) Cape May, N.J., is a delightful little town with much to offer, including beaches, brewery tastings, ghost tours, whale and dolphin watching and much more!

We here at Bentley Homes hope you have an excellent spring/summer! A Bentley Home is the perfect place to come home to; whether for play, work or relaxing, our homes will suit your needs, personality and dreams to a tee! Contact us for more information on your new home.

Celebrate Spring with Natural Colors in Your Home

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Spring has officially arrived! This is the perfect time of the year to begin thinking about new decorating choices for your home in Delaware County, Pa. Wildflowers will soon begin to bloom, and the annuals in your garden will be a riot of color. This year’s most popular colors can be taken directly from nature itself. When choosing your color palette for your new decorating scheme, take the following suggestions into mind.

Dazzling blue 

Just like the bold color of the cornflower or bachelor’s button, this shade of blue makes its presence known! If you decide to paint a large piece of wall in this color, you should choose a darker shade to complement it, such as a black or even a steel grey. This beautiful blue is a color all the rage in homes in Chester County!

Sand

If you are searching for a neutral tone that goes with anything, sand is your best bet. This color works well with most any shade – try using turquoise to add a beach flavor to your home. Sand is again a natural color; Chester County Builders often uses neutral tones in homes, as it allows small focal pieces to stand out on their own.

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As seen in one of Bentley’s living rooms, another option for this color would be to pair it with rich reds and browns to give your living room, bedroom or study that casual yet comfortable look.

Radiant orchid

This royal purple color is essential for any accent piece. It brings in a bit of spring into your home, and can be instilled with just a few accent pieces. Bentley Homes recommends having a few colored pieces in your home to add character; as well, a decent-sized piece like a rug or a large lamp can be quite the talking point.

Cayenne

Everyone loves a little spice in their life! This subtle yet eye-catching red is the same shade as grapefruit; and just like grapefruit, this color is sweet without being overwhelming. You can choose to paint accent walls in your new home in Delaware county with this luscious color, or use it in a few accent pieces.

No matter which color you choose for your decorating this year, enjoy the warmer weather and happy Spring from Bentley Homes!