Sand Hill Estates
1. Altieri Homes has opened a model of the Villanova II at Sand Hill Estates in Ellicott City, where the firm is building custom homes on five 3- to 6-acre lots in Howard County.
Standard features in all Altieri houses built at Sand Hill Estateinclude 9-foot ceilings on the first floor, gas heat, a hardwood floor in the foyer, a brick porch and walkway and crown molding and chair rail in the living room, dining room and foyer.
A two-story Colonial, the Villanova II has 2,970 square feet of living space and a starting price of $329,000.
The two-story oak foyer is flanked by a 10-by-10-foot study on the left and a 15-by-13-foot living room on the right.
Across the rear there is a 19-by-14-foot family room with a wood-burning fireplace, 13-by-11-foot breakfast area, 13-by-11-foot kitchen with a pantry and work island and a 13-by-12-foot dining room.
A two-car garage, coat closet, powder room and laundry room complete the first floor. There is also an unfinished basement.
An oak staircase leads to the second-floor master suite, which has a dressing area with his and her walk-in closets, a 19-by-13-foot bedroom and bath with dual vanities, linen closet, soaking tub and separate shower. Three more bedrooms, a linen closet and a full hall bath also occupy this level.
Builder: Altieri Homes.
Phone number: 531-2637.
Developer: Richard Demmint.
Base prices: $269,900 & up.
Number of homes: 5.
Lot sizes: 3 to 6 acres.
Square-footage: 2,400 and up.
Options: Brick front ($6,000 to $13,000), oak floors in kitchen and breakfast room ($1,700), oak floor in dining room ($1,080), 9-foot ceiling in basement ($3,000).
2. Ryan Homes has begun construction of the six brick-fronted two-story Colonials the firm is building on 1/3 - to 1/2 -acre lots at Diamond Hills in Westminster. Homes in the Carroll County community will have gas heat.
At $169,990 for 1,800 square feet, the Stratford is the smallest and least expensive home Ryan is offering at Diamond Hills. A two-car garage, 14-by-11-foot living room and foyer with a powder room and coat closet occupy the front of the Stratford.
Across the rear there is a 9-by-11-foot dining room, 9-by-10-foot kitchen, 8-by-10-foot dinette and 17-by-11-foot family room.
Upstairs the master suite has an 11-by-18-foot bedroom, walk-in closet and bath with a tub, dual vanities and two windows. There are three more bedrooms, a linen closet and a full hall bath.
A laundry area is located in the unfinished basement.
The Chandler is a 1,950-square-foot Colonial with four-bedrooms, two full baths, a two-car garage, unfinished basement and a base price of $198,900.
A foyer, 11-by-10-foot living room, 11-by-10-foot dining room, 10-by-13-foot kitchen, 8-by-13-foot dinette, 13-by-15-foot family room and powder and laundry rooms are on the first level.
The second-floor master suite has a 17-by-12-foot bedroom, walk-in closet and full bath with dual vanities.
Ryan's largest house at Diamond Hills is the 2,500-square-foot Rosemont, which starts at $203,990. An 11-by-10-foot study and 12-by-17-foot living room flank the foyer. A 12-by-13-foot dining room, 20-by-14-foot family room, 20-by-12-foot kitchen, breakfast nook and powder and laundry rooms also occupy the first floor.
A master suite with a 12-by-21-foot bedroom, walk-in closet and full bath dual vanities and a linen closet, shares the second floor with three other bedrooms and a full hall bath.
Builder: Ryan Homes.
Phone number: 840-8967.
Developer: Low Mar Corp.
Base prices: $169,990 to $203,990.
Number of homes: 31.
Lot sizes: one-third to one-half acre.
Square-footage: 1,800 to 2,500.
Options: Gas or wood-burning fireplace ($3,000 to $5,000), bay window ($2,300), cathedral ceiling ($2,000), skylight ($700).
Please send notices of new models, new construction or proposed developments to: New Homes, Real Estate Section, The Sun, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, Md. 21278, or fax the information to 783-2517.