Montgomery, Alabama’s rural suburb, Prattville, is home to a luxurious new housing development that seamlessly marries urban convenience and country living. The developers of Winchester Ridge planned the development around the historic Booth family farm to preserve the land’s historical value and the local lore surrounding the house.
According to realtor Mugs Mullins, the fourth generation of the Booth family wanted to sell the 48-acre farm but they didn’t want the 260-year-old farmhouse to be demolished. According to Mullins, local legend says “that this same property was lost in the 1800s after the then-owner found himself on the losing end of a year-long poker game. If the walls could talk,” Mullins adds, “there is no telling what we could learn.” The historical intrigue surrounding the home lead developers to “incorporate this charming home into what is now Winchester Ridge,” instead of tearing it down.
Although it is only 3 minutes from downtown, the land is in a peaceful, rural part of Autauga County. The neighborhood has several lots available which vary in size, and enjoys limited pass-through traffic. There are currently 40 people living in Winchester Ridge, which has a private, residents-only common area with splash pool, playground, and picnic area. Pending approval by the neighborhood architectural review board, buyers can bring their own plans and builders to Winchester Ridge.
The homes are built by local home builders with unique styles. Although each home is unique, all homes share massive crown molding, wood floors, ceramic tile, granite countertops, contemporary fixtures, and richly appointed master suites with garden tubs and separate walk-in showers. The median home price is $262,000, with lot prices ranging from $34,000-$35,000. There are five homes with square footage ranging from 2,001-2,791 currently on offer, with seven build-ready lots available. Several homes are currently underway, with more to be built in 2015.