August 03, 2015

Washington Gates

By:  John Wood
Commercial Appeal

Folks say they enjoy spending time at Collierville’s historic Town Square because it reminds them of a time when the world was simpler, the pace was slower and you knew the names of all of your neighbors.
Those same concepts are reflected in , a small but intimate, 16-home gated residential neighborhood that’s a five-minute walk just east the square. By design, it’s a quiet, shady cove with a charming stone bridge, comfortable conversation area with a fireplace/grill and a breathtaking fountain, all in multiple open spaces. It’s also the place where you can buy a new, modern, energy-efficient home that has old-fashioned neighborhood charm built in.
“The homes at are built closer to the street and with large, sweeping porches that let you enjoy the outdoors and get to know your neighbors,” said Doug Dickens, developer of for Boyle Investment. “The architecture is from Collierville’s heyday amid the early 1900s and provides for lots of natural lighting, high ceilings and large, spacious rooms that create great living areas where families can meet for a meal or to just get together for a relaxing evening at home.”
Born from the success of Ashworth, Dickens and Looney’s first neighbor-oriented Collierville neighborhood–Magnolia Square, puts you only five walking minutes from the Town Square, two driving minutes from Hwy. 385 and three more minutes from shopping at The Avenue at Carriage Crossing. And is being seen by town planners as the start of a new trend in local, residential living in Collierville by giving families an opportunity to buy a new home near the historic Town Square.
“ is a big reason the town of Collierville looked at its plan and made changes to encourage the addition of rooftops in the downtown area,” said Jaime Groce, Collierville town planner. “People love the Town Square, and they love the idea of living within walking distance of such a jewel.”
Eventually, 16 homes are to be built at , but as of now, only two homes are currently available for purchase there. The almost-completed home at 125 Serenbe Cove is the larger of the two with four bedrooms and four and one-half baths total along with two bedrooms, two baths and an 11-by-22-foot bonus room upstairs. The downstairs is highlighted with a formal dining room, the master suite, a bedroom with a full bath can be used as a study, a family living space complete with an island kitchen and fireplace, an outdoor room with a fireplace, covered porches on the front and side plus a two-car garage. This 3,700-square foot home is priced at $559,000.
The second home located across the street at 124 Serenbe Cove features three bedrooms with the master suite downstairs, three and one-half bathrooms total with two private baths upstairs for the two bedrooms, a finished 16-by-20-foot bonus room upstairs, a family gathering space downstairs with a fireplace, a living room with fireplace, a multi-purpose room that can be used as a formal dining room, a separate screened porch on the side and an adjoining front porch that goes the full width of the home. This 3,400-square foot home is priced at $549,000.
For more information about and recently announced 3.5 percent, 15-year mortgages, visit or call Chris Dickens at Boyle Investments, 766-4236.