Doylestown Cottage at Pine Run
All new and very exciting the Doylestown Cottage at Pine Run offers a new floor plan full of air and light and extra space. Built for new residents, Chris and Jane Ball, it suits them to perfection and makes the most of a beautiful Bucks County setting.
Worldwide travelers Chris and Jane realized that they weren’t using most of their house. Their lives had changed and their energy was focused on enjoying their grandson, keeping up with friends and business contacts and pursuing personal interests. The pair applied their analytical skills to their own situation and decided that moving to Pine Run was the answer.
“I won’t have to get dinner anymore,” explains Jane.
“And I was looking for,” Chris added after a slight pause, “more variety in the menu.”
The new Doylestown cottage was sized and suited for keeping their busy lifestyle up to speed. It was how they wanted to live that brought them to Pine Run Retirement Community. Caring for an aging home isn’t how they wanted to spend their time. Something sized and planned to accommodate their interests was paramount.
“It was all about suiting us,” says Chris Ball.
Of all the new homes they have enjoyed, this was the first time they have been so involved in the construction. Coordinating all of the couples’ carefully chosen details between the architect and builder was remarkably smooth. Chris and Jane claim it was all thanks to the assistance of Barbara Bortner, Pine Run’s detail oriented move-in coordinator, who brought her special expertise to the creative adventure.
“We have favorite pieces collected from everywhere that we wanted to highlight. We both needed our own office space, lots of skylights and open space. We were trying to be realistic and fit into the natural setting,” adds Chris looking at his wife, “and still ended up with two chandeliers.” The Doylestown Cottage delighted them with wonderful cross-ventilation, clever dormered windows set into lifted ceilings, framing views of treetops and sky while adding more light.
Not having lived in a retirement community before, the Balls didn’t know what to expect.
“Everyone was more cosmopolitan than I anticipated, so many fascinating interests and experiences, broad based and from all over really,” says Chris. “Hurricane Irene was our final straw as home owners, we won’t miss the worries.”
Husband and wife looked at each other remembering that terrible week. Chris added, “One really benefits from being proactive about a retirement move. Home ownership and moving is stressful enough, you should do it before you’re too old.”