STL Today – Post Dispatch – December 30, 2018
Join the festivities as three leading home-builders celebrate the grand entrance of this fabulous new community on January 12th.
ST. LOUIS, December 22, 2018 – There’ll be fun for everyone on Saturday, January 12, as three of the region’s best-known home-builders host a gala “Winter Carnival,” marking the grand opening of The Villages at Sandfort Farm. Plans for the festive event include winter games, children’s activities, delicious food, gourmet hot chocolate, and the opportunity to be among the first to tour the community’s gorgeous display models.
Situated just north of I-70, between Zumbehl and Truman Roads, historic Sandfort Farm is one of St. Charles’ most anticipated new-home developments in recent years. At this enviable location, Lombardo Homes, McKelvey Homes, and Payne Family Homes have joined forces to create an extraordinary master-planned community on 125 scenic acres that had been owned by the Sandfort family since 1887.
Sandfort Farm’s 253 homesites are clustered around numerous cul-de-sacs radiating from a single main boulevard. Nearly  of the settings have already been claimed by early homebuyers – all eagerly anticipating the neighborhood’s planned amenities, which will include more than 33 acres of common ground, walking trails, a playground, swimming pool, and a 3,900-square-foot pool house.
Further embellishing the site, several of its historic structures will be retained by the Sandfort family, including the original plantation house built in the 1830s, two underground storage cellars, a granary, and a smokehouse.
Taking center stage during the “Winter Carnival,” three spectacular display models will be open for viewing, representing the 30 home designs offered by the participating builders.
Spotlighting the “Ashton” by Payne Family Homes
Growing at a record pace since 2005, Payne Family Homes is offering its Carefree single-family product line, starting in the upper $290s, and enhancing Sandfort Farm’s resort lifestyle with provided exterior maintenance services.
Payne’s “Ashton” display is a sophisticated 3-bedroom ranch with an open floorplan, large kitchen island, luxurious owner’s retreat, private family entry and drop zone, and a main-floor laundry. Among the available options shown are 12-foot ceilings in the kitchen-café-great room, a great room fireplace, premium cabinetry and trim, quartz countertops, stainless appliances, an insulated 3-car garage, screened-in covered composite deck, and an open staircase to the finished lower level.
So, save the date! For a day of fun, food, and the latest in new-home design, visit the Sandfort Farm “Winter Carnival” on January 12. Directions and details can be found online, liveatsandfortfarm.com, or on the builders’ respective websites.