A pond and a stream run through West Gate, the Bel Air community where Brockton Homes is building "Jewel Series" houses: Amethyst, Diamond, Emerald, Ruby, Sapphire and Topaz. Gas heat is standard in the 155-lot subdivision in Harford County.
The Emerald, a 3,000-square-foot traditional starting at $264,900, the model. It comes with 9-foot first-floor ceilings, a gas fireplace in the family room, hardwood flooring in the foyer, a brick front and a brick mailbox.
Flanking the two-story foyer are a 12-by-11-foot library and an 11-by-12-foot dining room. The first floor also has a 12-by-13-foot living room, 24-by-15-foot dual-level family room, 16-by-14-foot kitchen, 7-by-10-foot breakfast area, laundry and powder rooms and two-car garage.
Upstairs, the master suite has a 14-by-17-foot bedroom, walk-in hTC closet and bath with his-and-her vanities, a soaking tub, separate shower and privacy toilet. A linen closet, full hall bath and three additional bedrooms complete the second floor.
The Sapphire has a base price of $269,500 for 2,950 square feet of finished living space, including master suites on both the first and second floors.
In the entry-level owner's suite are two walk-in closets, a 15-by-13-foot bedroom and bath with dual vanities and soaking tub. A 10-by-14-foot living room, foyer, 11-by-12-foot dining room, powder room, laundry area, 16-by-19-foot family room, 11-by-9-foot kitchen, 11-by-9-foot breakfast area and two-car garage complete the first floor.
The upstairs master suite includes a 13-by-12-foot sitting room with two closets, 18-by-18-foot master bedroom, walk-in closet and a bath with dual vanities, separate shower and soaking tub.
At $196,900, the Hanna is the least expensive home Brockton is building at West Gate. This 2,480-square-foot house also comes with the brick front and brick mailbox.
The first floor has a 12-by-15-foot living room and a 19-by-13-foot family room. The master suite has a 16-by-16-foot bedroom and a bath with a soaking tub and separate shower. There are three other bedrooms.
The model is open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Take Interstate 95 to Route 24 (Exit 77B) to a left on Ring Factory Road, right on Tollgate Road, right on Hanna Road.
Builder: Brockton Homes.
Phone number: (410) 879-9298.
Developer: Campbell & Nolan Associates.
Base price: $196,900 to $278,000.
Number of homes: 155.
Lot sizes: One-fifth acre.
Square-footage: 2,480 to 3,000.
Options: The Emerald: Gourmet kitchen with Jenn-Air cooktop, double-wall ovens, 42-inch cabinets with pull-out shelves, recessed lights and porcelain/cast iron sink ($5,300); built-in bookshelves in family room ($8,200); archways with decorator columns in living and dining rooms ($800). The Sapphire: vintage oak staircase ($720), marble fireplace surround ($220).