Custom Home Building, Myrtle Beach Living, WATERBRIDGE

Waterbridge- A Custom Home Community With Amenities Galore. Let’ s Build!

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A Village Community with Resort-Quality Amenities

Nestled quietly along 80-plus acres of lakes, Waterbridge brings you every convenience, sheltered by the serenity of natural preserves and habitats. All within a community created to revive your sense of wonder, wellness and joy. Launch your boat on pristine Palmetto Lake, play volleyball, splash in a resort-style pool, bird watch, and let your dreams take flight. Come home to happiness. Come home to Waterbridge and be renewed.

Gated Entrances

Waterbridge features two gated entrances of beautiful brick, black wrought iron and copper finishes. These entrances offer a warm and inviting welcome each time you and your guests pass through them.

Village-Style Clubhouse

Gatherings create the sweetest memories of moments worth celebrating. Every joyous event is made far more special in the splendor of Waterbridge’s meticulously landscaped and splendidly equipped clubhouse. With a refreshment center and caterer friendly kitchen, your entertaining ingenuity can soar to an all-new height of happiness that lingers long after guests exchange goodbyes. The clubhouse provides amenities truly comparable to a world-class resort.

Signature Swimming Pool

Waterbridge is home to the largest residential swimming pool in South Carolina! Surround your senses with a vision like no other waterscape you’ve ever seen. Gracefully unstructured, winding and vast…Waterbridge’s spectacular pool gives your body and mind equal play. Styled to delight all ages with is Junior Olympic-size swimming lanes, landscaped island, jetted spa, swim-up refreshment center and more…you’ll find your family drawn to new depths of relaxation all season long.

24 Hour Fitness Center

One of life’s most exhilarating rewards is a convenient workout that challenges every fitness level. Waterbridge satisfies with owner-only access to an air-conditioned state-of-the-art fitness facility. Cardio and weight training options for recreational to rigorous athletes allow you to enjoy your own personal exercise plan. Because it’s vital for you, it’s integral to the Waterbridge way of bringing wellness home.

Fiddlehead Park Tennis & Basketball

Treat your family and guests to the luxury of rousing tennis matches or some hoops within walking distance of your front door. Lighted for nighttime play as well, Waterbridge’s double courts are situated for central access. It serves to encourage the sport enthusiast in everyone from recreational to seasoned players.

Sand Volleyball Court

Flip off the flip flops and dig your toes into some good clean fun, right in the middle of Fiddlehead Park. Couples, families or parties can partake of official-size volleyball all year round. Bring a ball, your kids, your friends – or just some beach toys and enjoy the great outdoors. This wide expanse of maintained sand invites exercise and leisure into your family’s favorite past times.

Palmetto Lake & Boat Launch

Life in the open water begins right at home in Waterbridge. Kayaking, row boating, canoeing…whatever sets your soul afloat is accessible to residents daily. Palmetto Lake is a stunning 60-plus acre lake located in the heart of Waterbridge. Setting out for a journey is easy from the community’s own Palmetto Lake launch creating a perpetual sense of freedom just beyond your backyard.

Taken from the Waterbridge Website: http://www.waterbridgesc.com/?utm_campaign=Waterbridges%2B%2BGeneral&utm_content=1913008×648003433695242671&utm_medium=ppc&utm_source=google&utm_term=waterbridge%2Bmyrtle%2Bbeach%2Bsc

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Custom Home Building, Floor Plan Design Process, Model Home

The Value of a Single Level Custom Home Building

Living in Myrtle Beach, we are seeing a continual uptick in the real estate market.  With many states taxes rising, the situation is opposite in South Carolina.  It is beyond affordable to live here.  We are seeing many empty nesters and retirees making the trek down the southern way to find relief for their golden years and maximize their estate plan.  There are some things to consider when designing and planning your custom home.

 

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One is living space.  Trends the past few years have moved the Master Bedroom to the bottom floor.  Mom and Dad have not wanted to go the way of stairs every day.  With increased age though, many don’t desire stairs at all for an option.  Back pain, and increased difficulty with mobility is something many are beginning to think about.  No one thinks much about it when healthy and young, but take care of an aging parent and you will know how limiting gatherings and living on upper floors can become a simple no go.  Even now one of the major things my family considers before attending any event is understanding the layout of the venue.

In our latest design consideration, Suriano Homes founder, Tom Suriano has created something that the people moving into our area that are calling for.  They are  desiring something different than most of the big custom communities are doing.  Below is our newest Model Home in Waterbridge, a custom home community in Myrtle Beach.  “The Heather”, a 2400 square foot single level coastal cottage ranch style home is fitting the need of many new home lookers.

Advantages include, all living spaces on one floor, no stairs to contend with, still a generous sized home that can include bedrooms or office/study that can give a varied living space to meet many needs.  The home boasts a 2 car garage and a generous porch that can be adjusted to be an all season room, screened or open porch.

Some people do desire more of a yard for the reason that they are used to living in a non-HOA community or a more rural area.  One thing to consider is also the yard work necessary to maintain the whole home and lot.  Older age means that much will have to be contracted out.  This can be expensive when dealing with spreading mulch, in-season yard work and general maintenance.  Having simpler and smaller sized lots for many is not a downside, but an advantage.

 

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The video below is an update on our “Heather” plan in motion.  The demand for single story/ranch style homes are on the increase for the retirement home or long term investment purchase for many people in their empty nest phase of life.  Additions that can be modified on this plan can include adding a simple bonus room above the garage. This does allow for stairs, but again, it will be only for storage and perhaps a bathroom for guests.  It doesn’t necessitate much in the way of going up and down stairs regularly.

“The Heather” Click to see video of our single story Model Home

If you are interested in learning more about a smaller home but still having a custom feel, come by our model home at 1131 Fiddlehead Way in Waterbridge and someone on our sales team can show you through our “Heather” plan on lot 75 and you can see if this type of custom home is for you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Opportunity, Uncategorized, Waterway Palms Plantation

New Waterfront Custom Home Ready For Forever Family!

 

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Suriano Homes is excited to offer a great lot/custom build combo opportunity in a beautiful Intracoastal Waterway Community. Located in Waterway Palms Plantation; a gated waterfront community in Myrtle Beach; this home will boast: open floor plan with grand foyer; 2 Up and Down master suites with walk in closets: 5 bedrooms and 4 full baths; 2 car garage, storage room, and a large 2nd floor loft area; open deck upstairs and covered porch underneath; all including being situated on a scenic waterway for tranquil living. The community has a private boat landing and available boat storage to boot. One of the most reasonable HOA’s in Myrtle Beach ($103 per month), and a world class amenity center with amazing clubhouse, pool and tennis court. Waterway Palms Plantation offers easy access to shopping and restaurants at the Market Commons as well as Coastal Grande Mall, Broadway at the Beach, as well as entertainment venues throughout the area and of course, THE BEACH! Waterfront living at an affordable price.

Click the video for a visual experience on Waterway Palms Plantation and lot 318

Waterway Palms is within the Carolina Forest area and features custom homes of two distinct styles. In Waterways Palms you’ll find either homes in the popular Charleston style colorful row houses that are narrow, with 2 or 3 stories, blooming courtyards, wrought-iron railings, and trellised balconies, or custom homes in the Low Country style which are wider, 1 or 2 stories tall, and more elegant. Beautiful gazebos are scattered throughout this Intracoastal waterway neighborhood where you can sit and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Waterway Palms is included in the award winning school district of Carolina Forest and is in close proximity of the major highways of 17 and 31, as well as Hwy 501 which provide easy access to all locations and events in the Grand Strand.

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Suriano Homes Custom Saturday’s

Suriano’s Model Home is always open on Saturday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  1131 Fiddlehead Way Directions To Model Home

A great time to visit our custom home community is often on Saturday.  We have a wonderful staff that will great you, take you through our custom tour of one of our Model Homes and then you can take your time perusing through the neighborhood. Take a walk through the amenities center, pool, and playing courts.

We have a map of the community, floor plans pre printed for your viewing and several houses in the works that you can go by and visit.

Take a look at this short video and enjoy the community in a time where you may not have to be rushed after work or on a break.  Hope to see you soon!

Custom Home Building, Uncategorized

Suriano Homes Continues Growth

Myrtle Beach has been a good transition point for Tom and Paula Suriano.  Back in 2011 when they made the move they brought with them over 25 years of experience in framing/construction and building top quality homes in the New Jersey area.  Tom first built a home for his family in the Waterway Palms Plantation community, a beautiful intracoastal waterway and gated community in coastal Myrtle Beach.  After a few projects Tom was pegged as a “featured builder” in the prestigious Waterbridge, a sister community in Myrtle Beach to Waterway Palms Plantation.  Becoming a featured builder has been an amazing opportunity for Suriano Homes.  Being a custom builder and connecting with a couple of custom build communities, has ensured that Tom could press on with his dream to create dream homes for clients with a unique flavor different from track home builders.  Custom homes means a bit more creativity, a bit more interaction with clients and understanding the wants of the the clients while tying it all in with the restrictions of each community.

The past couple of years has been really good to us at Suriano Homes.  The market continues to improve, lots are selling, and people are buying again.  This is a great time for us, like others in the market continue to look forward at all the possibilities and opportunities ahead.  This YouTube video, shares a bit of our finished work in the past months and is a testimony of the gratitude we have for the blessing of serving so many great people with a dream they so long looked forward to.

Here is to the finished product, and the hope of new opportunities to expand the dreams of many others.  Click on surianohomes.com  or visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/surianohomes/ to see more of our work updated daily.

 

Choosing A Builder, Custom Home Building, Uncategorized

Choosing A Custom Home Builder

download (11)Not all builders are the same. Like any industry you have seasoned builders, specialized builders, new and eager builders, quality builders and poor builders.  Similarly in other areas of profession: Coaches, Teachers, Police, Doctors,  all vary in degrees of expertise, skill and competency.

What makes a builder great obviously is that they produce a dream home that the client desires.  One that is built well, lasts long, with quality products and professional craftsmanship.  The problem is that for most of us that are novices in the home building industry, simply walking into a home we simply are not prepared to ask even the right questions.

Sometimes people want to know “the bottom line price” or “price per square foot.”  As being the highest value ($), yet this can be misleading, depending upon who you are asking.  Some may quote $110 a square foot yet use inferior insulation and poorly designed windows.  While the $120 per square foot builder uses superior products.  We have seen also that initial quotes may not include total square footage but only heated square footage etc.  I don’t mention this to scare off anyone from building a custom home. Again, has anyone been taken to the bank by a hospital, teacher, or car dealer? The goal here is to broaden the preparation and education for the custom home buyer so that one of the top two decisions (lot selection (location) / builder choice) can be done more intentionally and informed.

One thing that Tom Suriano has put together to help prospective Custom Home Build Clients is a “NEW HOME CHECK LIST”.  I posted the document on this blog post.  The motivation as Tom says is to “compare apples to apples.”  Suraino Homes, Inc. frames new homes using Douglas Fir wood, while most builders in South Carolina use Pine.  Do we both use wood?  Yes, that is apples to apples.  But what about the “type” of wood. Some builders build their exterior walls with 2″ x 4″ framing, while Suriano chooses to build with 2″ x 6″ framing.  This enables the homeowner to have a better insulation product and helps with efficiency among other things.  What most of us see when we visit a model home to judge a builders craftsmanship are the finished walls with trim. What is behind the walls?  What gauge wiring?  What grade of plumbing piping?  Apples to apples means that you as a consumer are knowledgeable about the product that each builder communicates they will use and how they will build the house you pay for.  Trust me, not all builders then, like other professionals are the same.

In the New Home Check List we deal with these areas of building: Foundation, Framing, Roofing, Siding, Windows, Doors, Electrical, Plumbing, HVAC, Interior Trim, Insulation, Painting, Flooring, Cabinetry, and Options.  There are other considerations of course.  Do you get charged making changes to your floor plans?  How much time is allotted for staff to guide you as a client before you get charged extra?  What is the process for choosing appliances, flooring, paint, cabinetry, etc?  This is one of the reasons we provide this document so that you can know the “right” questions to ask.  If any of you are interested, just send me a request for our document and I will be happy to send it to your email. Reach out to me at stuartsurianohomes@gmail.com.   This document will help anyone, not just Suriano Homes clients.  That has always been Tom’s heart as a Custom Home Builder.

Custom Home Builders integrity is one of the highest values you need to look for in choosing which builder to hire.  Do they do what they promise, when they promise it? Are they honest?  Did they work to the expectation that was clearly defined in the floor plans and the contract both signed? One of the best ways to find this out in advance is to talk with others that the builder has built for, research their business reviews online and talk with other people that know them.  We all know that sometimes builders in competition will speak negatively of other builders.  We find that unnecessary, but that should be a red flag if that is offered up freely.  Good builders let their “work do the talking”.  The better you have researched, and learned the right questions to ask, you will find the better prepared you will be to make your decisions for the builder choice and the discussions you will need to have with him so that you can feel secure and have all your questions answered.  You deserve it.  It is your home!