August 04, 2015

Upscale Country Living Close to the City

VESTA Home in the Village of Spring Creek Ranch
By:  Matthew Fite
Commercial Appeal
At Spring Creek Ranch, the homes are elegant and gracious, set in a wide-open countryside, close to an 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. Yet this Boyle community is inside the new I-385/I-269 loop and just minutes from Collierville.
Now more homes are being built in this upscale community in the Collierville preserve. Ten lots were recently sold to a group of builders and, from these, five to six housing starts are expected by March. The builders include Marty Smith, Artisan Custom Homes; Mark McGuire and John Worley, Celtic Manor Homes; Chris Dickens, Dickens & Associates; Ryan Anderson, RKA Investments; and Ron Sklar and Scott Klazmer, Klazmer/Sklar Homes.
“We are excited about this new builder group, which will offer homebuyers a variety of home plans and price points,” Boyle Vice President Gary Thompson said. “These 10 ¼ acre lots in The Village at Spring Creek Ranch represent the first group of new lots to come on line in quite some time. This is the first of what we hope will be multiple phases of construction as we develop a total of 340 lots in phases over the next decade. 
Homes are selling quickly in The Village area,” Thompson said. “We anticipate delivering new 1/3 ac. home sites in The Manor area in late summer or early fall. As the market improves, we hope to continue with the implementation of the overall master plan for Spring Creek Ranch, which has been in place for a number of years.”
Thompson said the entry point for a home at Spring Creek Ranch is much less than many people think. Homes in The Village area sell from the high $300,000s to $425,000. Residences in The Manor area are offered from the low-$400,000s to $550,000. Home prices in The Grand Manor area range from the $600,000s to $1,000,000-plus.
In The Manor, seven homes are under construction, but currently only two of them are available.  Within a few weeks, two more starts are planned. In the Grand Manor gated community, one home is under construction and lots are available for buyers interested in building their own custom homes.
If you drive around this 168-acre development, you’ll see heavy equipment grading lots and crews working on the frames of houses. The architecture of the homes at Spring Creek Ranch ranges from French provincial to Craftsman to others, each approved by the design committee.
Sklar said the interiors of the homes tend to include similar, innovative features.  In many homes, the great room, kitchen and breakfast room all share one space – for more of a feeling of warmth. In some homes, three bedrooms are located downstairs, with one of them available for use as an office or nursery. This, he said, benefits multiple generations living in the same home. Energy efficiency also is common in Spring Creek Ranch homes, Sklar said.
The community has a pool and tennis court, both connected to homes by walking trails. In many places, trees were left in place to enhance the feel of being in the country. Residents drive past the scenic Chinquapin Lake daily as they head to the nearby city to work.
For more information on residences at Spring Creek Ranch, call Gary Thompson at Boyle at (901) 766-4246 or go to