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                         Builders Notes

                     Escape to Emerald Falls
       Not far from the comforts of everyday     more, Emerald Falls is designed to retain its
living there’s a place where nature abounds.     natural beauty and privacy. Exercise your
Emerald Falls is a peaceful retreat nestled      freedom by building the home of your choice
among mature trees, gently rolling hills and     in a private setting in which builders are pre-
some of the prettiest countryside near the       pared to accommodate, not dictate your ar-
St. Croix River Valley. Located in Baytown,      chitectural style. Gain access to an abundance
Minnesota, which is only minutes away from       of schools, churches, community events and
the conveniences of the Twin Cities metro or     activities. Discover for yourself the quality of   Move Up to a Manchester hoMe
scenic hiking trails, Emerald Falls is ideally   life within your reach at Emerald Falls. Con-
situated to offer the best of both work and      tact Manchester Homes at 651-777-3337 for             Wylderidge preserve
leisure living. Emerald Falls spans more than    an onsite tour, or learn more about Emerald           2576 Border pine court
45 acres, yet fewer than 30 building sites ex-   Falls online at manchesterhomesinc.com.
                                                                                                       White Bear Lake, Mn
ist. With sites of approximately one acre or
                                                                                                       phone: 651-777-3337
                                                                                                       Mobile: 651-775-3690

                                                                                                    open house – saturdays and sundays
                                                                                                       noon - 3 or by appointment

                                                                                                    a true masterpiece. this elegant
                                                                                                    rambler is the definition of lux-
                                                                                                    ury and craftsmanship. ten-foot
                                                                                                    main-floor height and eight-foot
                                                                                                    interior doors. vaults, built-ins,
                                                                                                    silestone and hardwood through-
                                                                                                    out the main floor. not to be
                                                                                                    outdone, the walkout lower level

        LET’S MAKE A DEAL                                                                           hosts a billiards room, a movie
                                                                                                    room, built-in bar and a genuine
                                                                                                    walk-in wine cellar with its own
             We’ve priced our models to move!                                                       thermostatic control.
      Save $50,000 or more on these show-quality homes:

     Wylderidge Preserve             Wyldewood Acres               Wylderidge Preserve
      5749 Morgan Trail             21020 O’Dell Ave N           2576 Border Pine Court
     White Bear Lake, MN               Scandia, MN                White Bear Lake, MN               hwy 61 to county J; east to
                                                                                                    Bloom rd; west to Morgan trail;
                                                                                                    south to Border pine court; west
                                                            Call Greg 651-777-3337                  to home.
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   Wyldewood acres
   21020 o’Dell ave n                     Find a Builder that Meets Your Standards
   scandia, Mn                                Soon after you make the momentous decision to build a new home, the question
                                      invariably shifts to: “Which builder shall we choose?” Cost is always important, but value is
                                      often harder to determine. Consider the following:
   phone: 651-777-3337                Foundations and Floors
   Mobile: 651-775-3690               Foundations may be poured, block or treated lumber. There may be a difference in the height
open house – saturdays and sundays    in which the foundation can be made. Basements may range in height from seven to nine
   noon - 3 or by appointment         feet. A taller basement height allows for more finishing options and, thus, more utility. Floor
                                      joists are essential in keeping your home “on the level.” There are three basic types of joists:
a pastoral two-acre site is the
                                      solid fir, laminate or scissor joists. Depending on the material used, joists can affect future give
setting for this lovely estate by
                                      (creeking.) Invisible to the naked eye, subfloor, which is installed beneath the actual flooring,
Manchester homes — a two-story        should be a minimum of half-inch plywood.
walkout with four bedrooms and        Walls and Windows
three bathrooms. the main level       Two types of walls are built into every home: exterior and interior. Exterior walls are con-
features nine-foot ceilings, cherry   structed of 2 x 6 studs to allow for sufficient insulation per building code. Interior walls are
cabinetry, slate fireplace, walk-in   constructed of 2 x 4 studs. To meet building code, insulation within the walls must be a
wine room, granite countertops,       minimum of six inches. Windows come in aluminum, vinyl clad or wood. For cold climate,
hardwood flooring throughout,         windows should be at least double-glazed. Triple-glazed windows are also available, and pref-
and a dining room accented with       erable for energy efficiency.
a copper ceiling.                     electrical and electronics
                                      Your building plan defines the size of your electrical service. While electronics, such as home
                                      theaters, sound and security systems use very low voltage, they do have special wiring require-
               the upper-level        ments, which you may wish to have added to your proposal.
               enhancements           hvac
               include a home         Heating, ventilating and air conditioning are standard inclusions in most building proposals.
               theater, laundry       However, there are several heating options available. While new developments in heating may
                                      require additional money at the outset, they may offer long-term savings in energy efficiency
room and master suite with sile-
                                      or comfort. Be sure to discuss heating alternatives with your builder.
stone vanity tops. Located near       Fixtures and appliances
scandia elementary.                   Fixtures generally refer to electrical lighting as well as faucets, sinks and bathroom facilities.
                                      Make sure that the fixtures in the estimate come from reputable names in the business. Ap-
                                      pliances, such as ranges, refrigerators, washers and dryers are personally property and may or
                                      may not be considered standard inclusions in an estimate.
                                      cabinets and Flooring
                                      Cabinetry will be the focal point of your new home. Ask your home builder for information
                                      on the cabinetmaker selected in the proposal as well as a layout of the kitchen cabinets and
                                      other built-ins. Flooring tends to complement your cabinets, especially when carefully de-
                                      signed. Prices and quality of flooring vary widely, so pay particular attention to the flooring
                                      materials included in estimate.
I-35 north to hwy 97; east to                     As you investigate further, it is likely that you will discover that an open and hon-
o’Dell; south to home.                est rapport with a prospective builder will lead to greater satisfaction with the quality and
                                      integrity of your new home.
                    Living Large in Small Spaces
        Bigger isn’t always better where homebuilding is con-
cerned. Many of today’s homebuyers have tastes and prefer-
ences that differ from buyers of traditional four-bedroom,
single-family dwellings. Many are single, upwardly mobile
professionals or active retirees who value their privacy and
freedom. Although bedrooms may be fewer, homes in this
category are by no means modest. What these spaces lack in
square footage, they more than make up in style and versa-                                                      Move Up to a Manchester hoMe
tility. Storage, including walk-in closets, built-in bookcases
and cupboards, are exceedingly important. Kitchens and                                                             Wylderidge preserve
living rooms are showcases for entertaining. Smaller space                                                         5749 Morgan trail
makes decorating more affordable                                                                                   White Bear Lake, Mn
and allow for upgrades in appli-                        The Beauty of Built-ins                                          $474,900
ances, fixture and amenities. To-          Eye-pleasing and efficient, built-ins add character and
day, more than ever, value is in the
                                                                                                                   phone: 651-777-3337
                                           charm to virtually any room in the house. A well-
eyes of the homebuyer, and there           placed bookcase transforms a spare room into a study.                   Mobile: 651-775-3690
is no one-size-fits-all home design.       Add cabinets and countertop or desk, and a home of-                  open house – saturdays and sundays
Before you are far along in the            fice is yours. Even smaller spaces are suitable for built-              noon - 3 or by appointment
planning stage, we recommend               ins. Recessed shelves or corner cupboards maximize the               craftsman home with vaulted
meeting with a designer to com-            use of display and functional space while substituting               bedrooms, Jacuzzi in master
pile a wish list, which will help you      the need for furniture that may not fit. Architecturally,
                                                                                                                suite, three-panel doors, cherry
plan and prioritize your new sur-          built-ins add grace and unifying features that empha-
                                                                                                                hardwood floors and stainless
roundings. Contact Manchester              size the craftsmanship of a well-built home. Built-ins
Homes’ office at 651-777-3337 or
                                                                                                                steel appliances.
                                           can assume a variety of forms. An ordinary wall may
info@manchesterhomesinc.com                serve as a storage solution or showcase. Fireplaces that
to schedule a complimentary de-            project from walls create alcoves on either side that
sign session.                              call for bookcases and entertainment centers. Attic
                                           and tucked-in spaces are ideal for sources for built-in
                                           storage. Additionally, a box built beneath a secluded
                                           window may transform an unused corner into a favor-
                                           ite space in the home. Built-ins also provide dramatic
                                           ways to separate open spaces, allowing light and color               hwy 61 to county J; east to
                                           to filter in from one space to another. A second look at             Bloom rd; west to home on
                                           your layout just might reveal opportunities for built-in
                                                                                                                Morgan trail.
                                           features that you shouldn’t miss.

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                                                                              “Mondays at Manchester”
        Manchester Homes has just made it easier to build a new                 On the first Monday of every month, from 11 a.m.
  home through MoveEasyTM, a program that lets you decide how              to noon, Manchester Homes will feature a speaker on a
  you want to make use of the savings. With MoveEasyTM, you can            contemporary topic pertaining to the housing industry.
  choose to:                                                               Each event wraps up with an open forum for general
        • Pay no closing fee and no interest for one year                  questions from the audience.
        • Take an additional discount from your home’s sale price                                                   time/location
        • Receive free upgrades to the room of your choice.                                                       subject to change,
  Contact Manchester Homes at 651-777-3337 to learn how you
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                                                                              home Buyer
                                                                               760 stillwater road
                                                                               Financing tips for single home buyers with Angie
            Construction Tours                                                 Peglow, mortgage banker from Guyers Mortgage.
       Want to see what goes into a house built by Manchester? As
an ongoing service, Manchester offers prospective buyers the oppor-        June 4, 11 a.m.
tunity to tour our homes under construction. We believe there is no           exterior Landscaping
better way than to see, first hand, the quality of construction that
                                                                               760 stillwater road
goes into our homes. If you are thinking about building now or in
the future, or would like to find out if building is right for you, con-       Starting with a blank slate, match your landscape to
tact Manchester Homes at 651-777-3337 to schedule your tour.
                                                                               the charm of your new home. Find out which plants
                                                                               complement your home style.

 760 Stillwater Road
 Mahtomedi, MN 55115

 MN Builder License # BC 20515701
 MN Real Estate License # RE 20333232

 Manchester homes proudly offers     Manchester’s
 the following properties:       Inventory Reduction

 • settlers Glen, hudson:
   Prestigious sites only three miles from Stillwater.
 • Wylderidge preserve, White Bear township:
   spacious 1/4-acre lots near city shopping, clinics
   and schools.
 • Wyldewood acres, scandia: 2-acre sites located
   close to I-35, within minutes from Stillwater and the
   Twin Cities.
            For more information, or to schedule a tour,
              contact our sales office: 651-777-3337

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