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Get to Know Peninsula Lakes!

By Ali Gilliam, in All Communities

Peninsula Lakes consistently maintains that undeniable wow-factor, and whether it’s the lake living or the stunning curb appeal of the winding streetscapes, we can’t help but fall in love with this Coastal Delaware community over and over again. It could be line-up of incredible amenities, with a pool that is now complete, or it could be the active, resort-style setting where neighbors truly do become lifelong friends. Whatever the reason, Peninsula Lakes keeps people scrambling for the best homesites and eagerly awaiting the opening of the next phase. So what’s the secret? We’ll let Nikki tell you…

Marketing and sales talk aside, in your opinion, what makes Peninsula Lakes unique?

Everything! There isn’t another community like it. I think the overall plan for the community is incredibly inspired. On day one I fell in love with the curves of the roads that hug the lakes. There are no straight lines, which means it’s is not just your typical grid of homes. It has a LOT of character.

The homeowners at Peninsula Lakes seem to have already created this awesome, tight-knit sense of community, is there something in the water out there??

If by water, you mean the fridge full of beer, then yes;) Seriously though, it’s pretty amazing how close this community is, and we are lucky to have such down-to-earth people living here. I think that most of our homeowners are coming from out of state, so they don’t have family or friends here…yet. They all refer to their neighbors as their ‘Pen Lakes family’ and it is really great to see those bonds forming so quickly. 

Describe Peninsula Lakes in 3 adjectives.




Let’s switch gears and talk trends, what are homeowners looking for in a new home right now?

One trend that isn’t going away is investing in your kitchen. It is the gathering place in any home, so naturally people are looking for larger spaces that open into great rooms. Entertaining seems to be a big trend in our community, especially since we have such outgoing people here.

What are the must-have selections in new homes right now?

Our community is a little different, having so many water-view homesites, so must-have selections at Pen Lakes are geared more towards the outdoor spaces. With options from screened porches, to decks, to our beautiful courtyards, there is a lot to choose from, and homeowners are more often than not making the outdoor space a top priority.

In your opinion, what sets Schell Brothers apart from other home builders?

Our mission. Our main focus is happiness, and our building science, superb energy efficiency, and unmatched look and quality of our homes all stem from that desire to make our homeowners happy. A home is the biggest purchase most people make in their life and we work for a company that decided to help make that purchase as fun and as exciting as it should be.

For people who aren’t familiar with Coastal Delaware, what do you love about living here?

Never being bored, but always being relaxed. It’s “Slower Lower Delaware”. You have everything you would want within a short distance, but people are taking their time and enjoying their lives. I would not want to be anywhere else.

Final thoughts?

Choose happiness!
For more on Peninsula Lakes, simply click here.
Or, to visit, stop by the model home at:
30965 Fowlers Path
Millsboro, DE 19966

Is Buying New Right for You?

By Ali Gilliam, in All Communities

buying new
To buy new or not to buy new…that is often the question. Some buyers enter the fray knowing that they want a new home that can be tailored to their specific needs and tastes, while others relish the idea of rolling up their sleeves for a full renovation. But if you’re like many buyers, you might be on the fence as to whether you fall into the former or latter camp, which means it’s time to ask yourself – is buying new right for you?
Sure you’re an avid Fixer Upper fan, and you’ve spent more hours than you might want to admit scrolling through Pinterest saving house projects that you’ll probably never execute on, but at the end of the day, it’s worth seriously asking yourself if you are up for some of the challenges that come along with buying resale, particularly one that you’ll need to put a good amount of effort into.
Ask yourself, do you want a home in which you’ve picked all of the selections and that is catered to your unique lifestyle? Is energy efficiency one of your top priorities? How about an open floor plan with an abundance of natural light? Here are just a few of the benefits of buying new:
The Perfect Fit
For many, looking at houses can be an arduous process filled with “I like this, but hate that,” or “I could maybe live without this, but certainly not that.” When you build new, you build for you! From the upgraded kitchen, to the decision to add a finished basement, to the need for dual first floor master suites, there’s a floor plan that’s perfectly suited for you.
You’re the Boss
Sure you can paint over that hideous Pepto-pink master bathroom or tear out the kitchen cabinets that are a hideously obvious homage to 1970’s style, but when you build new, you start from scratch, selecting your favorites from flooring to cabinetry to paint colors and everything in between. It’s your dream home after all, design it to your liking!
It’s Not Always About Spending Money
With a purchase as big as a home, the idea of simultaneously saving money can be pretty intoxicating, which is why so many people love the idea of securing a new, energy efficient home that will save them money for years to come.
All New…Everything!
That’s right, new means new, including the roof, appliances, doors, windows, and more, meaning you won’t have to shell out $5000 for a new roof or heating/air system anytime soon. Plus, you’ll enjoy the perks of modern conveniences, like built-in appliances, media rooms, or networked wiring systems that are conveniently built behind your walls.
Those New Home Feels
Whether you like knowing that you’re the first inhabitant of your new home or simply love that new home smell, there’s no denying that wonderful new home feel. With a flexible floor plan that you’ve thoughtfully chosen with all of your favorite selections in place, it’s home sweet home indeed!
Interested in exploring our innovative floor plans? How about a list of our new home communities? Explore our website, OR give Sara, our Online Community Consultant, a call: 302-745-9614. She is an amazing source of information for our homes, our communities, and the local areas where we build.

Meet Your Neighbors: Dave & Andy

By Ali Gilliam, in Uncategorized

Meet Dave & Andy! We are thrilled this awesome pair chose a townhome in Governors, and we know all their future neighbors will be too. Everyone, meet Dave & Andy!

Tell us a bit about yourselves and your current situation?

Dave and I love the beach and the relaxed lifestyle.  We plan to use it as a 2nd home, but we plan to retire at the end of 2019. So with the house being built, that works out great!  Dave and I enjoy social situations and we love sports. Governors looks like it will have great amenities and it will be a frequent destination for us and our family and friends. What a nice thing to look forward to as we retire next year!

 How did you hear/know about Lewes and the beach?

Our friends, Jim and Connie, told us about Governors and other places. They said Schell is a good builder and it’s a good thing to get in early when the prices are as low as possible.

Why did you pick Governors as your new home community?

We picked Governors because it seems to be a good community in the future with the clubhouse, activities, pools, etc – a great place to bring friends and meet new friends.  We still plan to live in Maryland, as I grew up there, but we’re only 3 hours from Lewes.  Plus our son will be moving to Northern Baltimore and he’ll only be 2 hours from Lewes and he’s quite excited about it for his family and his wife’s family.

Why did you pick your floor plan at Governors?

We liked the Tidewater because of the open great room and master bedroom on the main floor – as we get older (we’re 66 and 67) we think we’ll want to be on the main level.  Also, we are glad we bumped the house out 4 feet and opted for a screened in porch and making it a bonus room with closet – may be a “man cave”!

What do you look forward to the most once you live in your new home in Governors?

We look forward to just meeting lots of nice people, with common interests, and taking advantage of the many events that the Lewes and the area has to offer.

Want to learn more about building one of these homes at Governors? Schedule a visit with Natalie and Adam:
Natalie Sweeney                                                           Adam Pettengell
302.249.4726                                                               302.228.2719          

Get to Know…Jefferson Creek

By Ali Gilliam, in Uncategorized

Tucked away just 1.5 miles from Bethany Beach is our newest Schell community, Jefferson Creek. This community has so much worth bragging about – it’s the closest new home community to Bethany Beach, and the location and price point are pretty incredible. But we’ll let Jay give you the rundown…
Marketing and sales talk aside, what do you think makes Jefferson Creek so unique?
The fact that we are just 1.5 miles to the beach is HUGE. This location really is incredible if you are looking to be near the heart of Bethany Beach or the Delaware beaches. We’re also surrounded by land that cannot be developed – 2,000 acres in fact – so you are close to everything while still feeling like you are tucked away from all the hustle and bustle. 
For someone who has never visited Bethany Beach before, how would you describe the area? 
The Bethany Chamber calls it “the quiet resort,” which is so true, it really is a quieter, more laid back lifestyle that is more reminiscent of your typical small beach town. There’s the boardwalk, the beautiful beaches, and just enough commercial activity to satisfy the local need without being overwhelming. The Town of Bethany actually changed regulations in order to ensure the area did not develop into a big city beach town like other areas along the East Coast. Bars are closed earlier and building restrictions are in place to keep it a nice little beach town. I raised four daughters and this is where we always beached it. A typical day for us was boardwalk, lemonade, putt putt golf, arcade, shops, and maybe an adult beverage overlooking the ocean;)
How about things to do nearby? You’re sort of our resident Bethany Beach expert here at Schell, where are your favorite places to: 
Dine: Oh there’s lots of great restaurants! Mangos and 99 Sea Level are both on the beach so you’ll get those great views, but there’s also Sedona’s, The Parkway, Bethany Blues, Grotto’s and Off the Hook. 
Spend Time OutdoorsJames Farm, Fresh Pond, the beach, state parks, ride-on beaches, and the Assawoman, which has over 2,000 acres with access to trails, boating crabbing and fishing. 
Describe Jefferson Creek in 3 words: 
Near the beach. 
The model is amazing! And the first Lilac model we’ve opened in a community; what are some of the unique features of this floor plan?
The Lilac is a great, open floor plan with an amazing second floor that is so perfect for entertaining and hosting guests. The second owner’s suite will make your family and friends so comfortable that they won’t want to leave!
If you could pick a favorite floor plan, which would it be and why?
The Bluebell! It has a really good room count on the first floor with three bedrooms and still has the flexibility to add a second floor with lots of options to finish it out the way you like. 
Let’s talk industry trends – what are people looking for in a new home right now?
People are really looking for a design fit for modern living. They want something with great curb appeal, but that is also functional. There’s also a big demand for energy savings, and a desire for a house that at the end of the day is comfortable and fit to their lifestyle. 
In your opinion, what sets a Schell home apart from other builders?
Definitely our commitment for doing it right. Schellter is also a big part of it because it’s something that no other builder can say they have. It really makes us unique.
What’s a ‘must-have’ selection in new homes right now? 
Upgraded kitchen and a ‘wow’ shower in the owner’s suite. 
Final thoughts?
This really is an incredible location and an incredible price. Plus it’s a Schell Brothers community!

Hello Autumn! Fall Festivals at the Delaware Beaches

By Ali Gilliam, in Uncategorized

Pumpkins, mums, the seasonal wardrobe change, and the stress of selecting the perfect Halloween costumes are just a few of the harbingers of the fall season, but there’s also the fall festivals to consider! From the Sea Witch Festival to Apple-Scrapple and everything in between, fall is the perfect time of year to explore Southern Delaware.
Southern Delaware Wine, Food & Music Festival
When: September 29, 12pm-4pm
Where: Independence Hall 23767 Samuel Adams Circle, Millsboro DE
First on the agenda is the 4th Annual SoDel Fest! Benefitting the Boys and Girls Club of Delaware, Children & Families First Delmarva, and Creative Coastal Connections, the full-day event features a sampling from some of the best local restaurants paired with 40 wines, craft spirits, and beers from around the world. On top of all that delicious fun, there’s an epic lineup of musical entertainment. Good eats, lively libations, and local music? Sure seems like a perfect way to welcome the fall season!
Oktoberfest at Lewes Canalfront Park
When: Saturday, October 6, 2pm-6pm
Where: Lewes Canalfront Park
What’s the month of October without a good old fashioned Oktoberfest celebration!? In Lewes, we take history seriously, and the fall we do it byway of an authentic Munich feel, with German fare from local restaurants, special edition craft beers, oom-pah band, dancing and more. This is a ticketed event, so plan ahead!
Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival
When: Thursday, October 11 – Sunday, October 14
Where: Various Locations; Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
For music lovers, the Rehoboth Beach Jazz Festival is a must. For four days, artists from around the world will converge on our resort beach town. Now in its 29th year, the festival just gets better and better with each passing year. Don’t wait to purchase tickets, many of the shows are already sold out!
Apple-Scrapple Festival
When: Friday, October 12 (opens 4pm) & Saturday, October 13 (open at 9am)
Where: Downtown Bridgeville, DE
For you Delaware-newbies, you might not be familiar with the ever-popular breakfast meat that is a staple around these parts. You also might not be aware that one of the more popular brands, RAPA, got its start in Bridgeville, Delaware in 1926. 26 years ago, the town decided to launch a small festival in honor of their two mainstays, scrapple and apples, and what started as just a few hundred attendees has blossomed into an annual attendance of 25,000! Expect lots of delicious local fare (don’t worry there’s more than apples and scrapple if that’s not your forte), rides, games, and streets jam-packed with over 500 local vendors.
Sea Witch Halloween
When: Friday, October 26- Sunday, October 28
Where: Downtown Rehoboth Beach, DE (various locations)
It’s the 29th year for the annual Sea Witch Festival and we can’t wait to see what’s in store for this year’s festivities. Rehoboth Beach turns into Halloween headquarters for three-full days, with costume parades (and that includes a costume pet parade too my friends), an incredible array of activities for the kids, crafts & merchandise, food vendors, and more, including the fiddler’s convention! This is definitely an event that caters to all ages, and one you won’t want to miss this year as we set up our very own Spookacular Kids Zone at First Street Station. Try your hand at our bean bag toss, decorate a mini-pumpkin, or snap a photo in Dracula’s lair, all while enjoying the festivities free of charge!  But arrive early! Schell Brothers will be providing prizes and trick-or-treat bags while supplies last.
Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival
When: November 1-11
Where: Various Locations; Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
Now in it’s 21st year, the Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival (RBIFF) is the oldest and largest event of its kind in Delaware. A mid-Atlantic fall destination event for film enthusiasts, the 9+ day event offers a wide variety of American and international features, documentaries, and short films. It’s the perfect event to enjoy with family, friends, or even solo when the weather turns cold. And with 9 days of showings, there’s plenty of showtimes for you to catch, but act early, prime tickets go quickly.
We’ve only just scratched the surface on fall fun in our area, but this should get you well on your way to exploring the tastes, sights, and sounds of our beautiful state. Get outside and enjoy it, before old man winter arrives in town to put a damper on the fun…

Top 5 Reasons to Move to Bethany Beach

By Ali Gilliam, in Uncategorized

Lovingly known as ‘The Quiet Resorts” Bethany Beach is the quintessential beach town that you can’t help but fall in love with over and over again, and for good reason! The scenic coastal charm is infectious, the shopping and dining are superb, and the laid-back beach vibes make for the perfect place to live, whether it’s seasonal or year-round. We could go on and on about the reasons to love Bethany Beach, but here are 5 of our top ones to get your started:

  1. Endless Beach Vibes: Living in Coastal Delaware you’ll get the residual benefits of beach life no matter what town you choose, but there’s something undeniably special about those Bethany Beach vibes. The small beach town has a quieter, more laid back feel; however, that’s not to say that there’s not plenty of fun to be had. If you’re looking to relocate to a quiet beach town, this is the place for you!
  2.  Small Town Charm: Along with those perfect beach vibes comes the charm of small town life. Bethany is bustling in the summer and quieter in the off-season but all-year long you’ll enjoy the small town life of Bethany Beach and it’s surrounding towns. Neighbors become lifelong friends and everyone at your favorite local spots quickly learn your name. Enjoy the locals farmers market on Sundays, take in a live show on the boardwalk at the Bandstand, or shop local at the annual Arts Festival.
  3. Shopping: There are no shortage of local shops to browse; in Downtown Bethany alone you could spend a whole day shopping your heart out. Bethany Books is ideal for the book lover in your family of course, but also for awesome gifts and cool finds. Bethany Beach Surf Shop has all the beach essentials, Pitter Patter is overflowing with adorable kids clothes, and Fish Tales has a little something for everyone. Of course for the larger brand name stores, just take a quick drive up Route 1 to the Tanger Outlets in Rehoboth!
  4. Local Flavor: It all comes down to the food! And in Bethany Beach, you’ll find plenty of fabulous dining options. The Parkway is perfect for a date night, Bethany Blues is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser for all your out-of-town-guests, and 99 Sea Level boasts the best views in town. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg!
  5. Outdoor Adventures: Ok, so of course the beach and ocean will keep you busy and active, but there’s also plenty of other options for staying active. For starters there are the Rehoboth and Indian River Bays for more water adventures, along with plenty of canals and waterways for kayaking and paddleboarding. For hiking and nature, look no further than Holts Landing State Park.

Ready to visit Bethany? It’s the perfect time of year to enjoy this scenic beach town and enjoy all that it has to offer.
To learn more about where we build, simply click here.

What is Project Kudos??

By Ali Gilliam, in Uncategorized

What is Project Kudos? 
Ok so by now you’re thinking, what is Project Kudos (or possibly even what’s a kudos)?? Project Kudos is about telling someone they’re awesome, and feeling damn good about it. It’s about positivity, good vibes, and acknowledging all that shines around you.
We have so many different people and places and things to be grateful for, but sometimes we forget to show it. We challenge you to help us change that.
Grateful to your dad for always having the best advice? He deserves a kudos. Have a friend that always shows up when you need her? Throw her a kudos. Stoked on the service you had at dinner the other night? Yep, kudos.
We want to see more positive than negative and when it boils down to it, It’s really pretty easy to spread a little love in the world. Join us. Give kudos. Feel awesome.
How did Project Kudos originate?
Our company culture is anything but ordinary, and a huge part of that involves taking the time to acknowledge one another on the regular. By giving kudos to one another at company meetings, and throughout the work day, we have successfully created an environment that is overflowing with positivity, gratitude, and happiness. We’ve found that a simple “thank you for all you do,” a quick email filled with kind words, or a heartfelt conversation goes a long way in making a work place where people actually want to be. And in the process, we all feel like rock stars, so win-win.
Why should you care? 
As we watched the positive effects of giving kudos manifest themselves amongst Team Schell, we thought, why not create a movement? Why not take our good vibes and spread them to other companies and individuals? In a world with so much negativity festering, we want to throw out as much positivity as we can muster and watch it grow. And we want you to help us.
We challenge you to hop on this crazy ride with us and help make someone’s day a little brighter. Give a kudos to someone who deserves it. Let someone know they are awesome. Be a positive force. And it wouldn’t hurt if you talked it up with your friends and family and blasted it on social media…just saying, help a cause out;)
Kudos to you for hanging in there! Have questions? Want to learn more? Give us a shout at Or visit our website:

Saddle Ridge: The Perfect Fit

By Ali Gilliam, in Uncategorized

If there’s one thing that we learned from Goldilocks, it’s that sometimes finding the perfect fit can be quite a process. This is certainly true of finding the perfect new home community. For some, it’s the larger, master-planned communities that appeal to your sensibilities, the type of place where you hardly ever have to leave and are continuously meeting new people. For others, a small, boutique fit is more up your alley, with a true neighborhood feel where everyone knows your name. If that small, personal neighborhood feel is more your speed, than Saddle Ridge is just right for you!
With only 81 homesites available, Saddle Ridge will always feel like your very own private oasis. But if that’s not reason enough to love this community, take a look at a few of the reasons why a smaller community might just be the one for you:
That True Neighborhood Feel
Reminiscent of the neighborhoods you grew up in, Saddle Ridge has that undeniable, neighborly feel to it. Here, neighbors really do become friends!

Ample Amenities
With the perfect ratio of homes to amenities, the pool and clubhouse will never feel overcrowded. Relax poolside with a good book, or enjoy some time with the kids or grandkids over at the tot lot.
Better Re-sale Value
When (and IF) you go to sell your home one day, you will have less homes to compete with in a smaller community than a larger one. Plus, smaller communities typically have a better re-sale value! But we’re pretty sure you’ll never want to leave your new oasis here at Saddle Ridge;)
So long traffic!
Less homes means less traffic hustling and bustling through your neighborhood, which means more peace and quiet for you.
Ready to call Saddle Ridge home??
Visit our website:
Or contact our team: Vicki at (302) 228-2231 OR Melissa at (302) 245-6794

Investing in a Second Home for Retirement

By Ali Gilliam, in All Communities

second home for retirement
So you’ve been eyeing up that coveted beach home for several years now, but you’re still not convinced it’s the right time. Or, you’ve given retirement some thought, but don’t feel like you’re ready to take the plunge for another 5-10 years. You want to plan ahead, but you’re also trying to focus on the here and now. Sound familiar? Buying a second home for retirement provides you with the flexibility that you’re looking for now, while securing the foundation for your retirement future.
Scoring a Second Home for Family Vacations
If you’re like many of the visitors to the Delaware beaches each year, you’ve probably entertained the idea of owning a beach home that you and your family can enjoy each summer (or during those beautiful and notably quieter weekends during the off-season). Whether you’ve been vacationing in Bethany, Rehoboth, Lewes, or Fenwick Island for years, or have just recently discovered Coastal Delaware, a second home at the beach could provide your family with some pretty incredible memories for years to come, all while positioning yourself for your future retirement nest.
Testing the Waters
We often hear people debating whether they want to head south for retirement in sunny Florida, or capture the perks of beach living while still being close to family and friends in the northeast. Buying a second home now is a good way to test the waters on whether or not you want to retire in Delaware down the line. *spoiler alert: you will;)
Rental Property Income
Investing in a retirement property early on could also mean just that: an investment. It’s no secret the Delaware beaches are a hot spot during the summer months, which means you also have the option to rent out your beach getaway until you’re ready to be there full-time.
Benefits of Buying at the Delaware Beaches
So…why DE? With low property taxes, no sales tax and a low cost of living, the financial benefits are a major perk for choosing the first state for both retirement and beach living. To boot, there’s an endless array of outdoor adventures and local attractions to revel in, along with shopping, dining, and miles of pristine beaches.
Interested in learning more about your options for new home communities at the Delaware beaches? Chat with Sara, our online community consultant at (302) 745-9614 or find your perfect fit by clicking here.

Get to Know…Saddle Ridge!

By Ali Gilliam, in Uncategorized

Each of our new home communities maintain their own unique appeal, but Saddle Ridge holds a special place in our hearts as the first community in which we are both the builder and the developer. This charming 81-home community, which is perfectly positioned between Lewes and Rehoboth, also gives nod to the land’s equestrian past, and features single-family homes with both that classic Schell Brothers style and some rustic-inspired finishes. And the amenities! Well, let’s let Community Sales Manager Vicki Wilkins fill you in on the rest…

Marketing and sales talk aside, what do you think makes Saddle Ridge so unique?  

The community look is very upscale with stable inspired features.  The land used to be Windswept Stables, so we have kept the equine feel with rustic finishes and horse-themed details throughout.  This is very near and dear to my heart since I used to own three horses and compete in horse shows when I was younger.  It really feels like home to me.

How about the vibe of the neighborhood, what should one expect when they decide to call Saddle Ridge ‘home.’   

It will be a small, quaint community of only 81 homes.  Homeowners will really get to know their neighbors and create lasting friendships due to the size of the community.

 Let’s talk location –  you’re nestled between Lewes and Rehoboth, which is pretty incredible, so we have to ask, are you more of a Lewes or a Rehoboth girl??

I’m more a Lewes gal since I live in Lewes now, but I frequent Rehoboth for the boardwalk and the amazing restaurants.   Saddle Ridge is about equally distant from both communities, so either way it’s just a short car ride to both. 

What’s the best of the best near the community? Favorite restaurants? Nearby things to do? Local’s favorites?  

Love Creek Marina Bridge is located less than a mile away and offers a kayaking, boating and fishing.  You can also crab from the old bridge.  Love Creek connects to Rehoboth Bay which is your gateway to the Atlantic Ocean.    Since we are only 1.5 miles from Coastal Highway, all types of shopping and restaurants are just minutes away.  We are close to everything!

And how about within the community – the amenities sound pretty incredible! 

The stable-like features of the community have already begun to take shape at our community entrance which include white fencing and rustic signs with lanterns.   Our amenities will be located next to our large pond with fountains.  The clubhouse will have an infinity pool, outdoor kitchen, veranda with fireplace, patios with sun decks and an equestrian themed playground.  Inside the clubhouse will be a stone fireplace, lounge/bar area, conference room and rest rooms.

This is the first community that Schell Brothers is both the developer and the builder – can you elaborate on that? 

Yes!  We own the land outright and there is no third party (developer) involved with this community.  This gives us total control over major decisions involving site work, new phase timelines and building the amenities.    Typically in other communities with a developer, their needs to be a certain number of homes built before financing approval is given for the amenities to start.  We don’t have those restrictions here.  Having Schell in total control will be a definite advantage to the homeowners. 

Describe Saddle Ridge in 3 words: 

Location, upscale, and quaint.

Let’s switch gears and talk industry trends. What are people looking for right now in a new home?  

Kitchens are still the BIG thing.   They are the gathering area and where everyone ends up hanging out.  Our command center islands are amazing and are a focal point to our kitchens.  They offer lots of seating and a wonderful place to entertain.  This kitchen in our model is the first Whimbrel to debut the command center as a model home.

In your opinion, what sets Schell Brothers apart from other builders in the area?  

I constantly hear folks say they can tell a Schell Brothers home apart from any other builder.   I agree our exterior “look” is unique, but what goes on the inside is just as important with our Schellter program.  We build high performance, energy efficient homes where all the components work together as a holistic approach.  We think of every detail in a home to make it healthy, such as humidity levels, fresh air exchange and air quality to name a few.  I’m very proud to sell for a builder that offers such a quality product.

If you had to pick a favorite floor plan, which one would it be and why? 

This is an easy one for me.  I am personally building the Mayberry model at this very moment.  This ranch plan offers just the right amount of space for me and my husband with three bedrooms and an office.  I also added the bonus room upstairs which I will use as a fitness area.  The included vaulted great room ceiling and walls of windows in the back of the home did it for me.  I really like a lot of light and this home has a tremendous amount of light in the main living area.  I frequently get asked if I own a Schell home and in a few months I will be able to say yes!

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Ready to chat now? Give Vicki a call at: 302-228-2231 OR Melissa at 302-245-6794.