Ranch, two-story models offered for Mint Hill subdivision
by Kara Lopp
Mint Hill’s Brighton Park subdivision is home to a new builder.
Cornelius-based Landis Reed Homes has purchased seven lots in the subdivision off Matthews-Mint Hill Road and work is in full swing to finish a two-story, 2,300-square-foot model home off Patriots Hill Road by the end of the month. Company co-owner Earle Steele said the company hopes to be able to purchase more lots soon. They’ll build a ranch model home next.
The Brighton Park project is the first time the company has worked in Mint Hill, Steele said, noting that he and business partner Steven Brusko had no intentions of building in southern Mecklenburg. But a visit to Mint Hill changed their minds.
“When I drove into this neighborhood, I loved it,” Steele said. “We like neighborhoods like this.”
Experienced builders Steele and Brusko combined to form Landis Reed Homes in 2007 “right before it all hit,” Steele said of the economic recession. The company pre-sells about 80 percent of its inventory before building, he said. It’s that “conservative” nature that’s allowed the company to build through the downturn, he said.
“You just can’t follow that business model anymore” of building all houses before they’re sold, Steele said. “We’re pleased we’re heading forward.”
Ranch houses start in the high $170s and the model they’ll build will be priced at about $208,000, Steele said. The two-story model will be priced at about $226,000, with a master bedroom on the first floor.
The houses will include features such as front porch columns, “Charleston” lanterns, hardy plank siding and front porches at least seven-feet deep.
“We’re very focused on the end product,” Steele said. “Our promise to each other five years ago was that we would never build a house that we wouldn’t live in, in a community we wouldn’t live in.”
Want to know more?
For more information about Landis Reed Homes, call Earle Steele at 704-728-7815 or visit http://landisreedhomes.com.