What is a Garden / Patio Home?
Yes this is great question, as the answer can differ depending on where you live in the country. In the Huntsville Alabama area Patio Homes, often called Garden Homes, are abundant and tailored toward those desiring a home life with little to no maintenance and loads of community amenities.
In many ways the Garden / Patio Home is a mix between a Townhouse and a Detached Single Family residence. Thus one way to describe them is as detached Townhouses, because they are freestanding houses as opposed to Townhouses or Condominiums, but they also offer little to no maintenance plans, lawn work, etc. Homeowner associations within these communities often times offer community pools, parks, fitness center, and some even have community lakes.
Available Across the North Alabama Area
While there are several Garden / Patio Communities across North Alabama the largest concentration of Garden / Patio Homes are primarily within the Madison city limits.
Other Unique Features
Garden / Patio Homes are not centered on the property lot as is typical of Detached Single Family Homes. They are generally positioned directly on the side of the property line. The side of the home that is positioned on the property line is called the “zero wall” or “zero lot line” because it rests zero distance from the side property line.
Most times there are no windows or doors on the zero wall, therefore it actually acts as a privacy barrier between neighbors. Moreover often times there is also a gated driveway between each home. Thus the zero wall, gated drive-way, and the walls of your own home create the courtyard patio effect.
With the drive-way located on the same side of each home, and with no shared walls, a look of architectural kinship develops for the street-scape. Therefore a sense of continuity is created and a unique neighborhood look and feel starts to emerge.
If your interested in touring some of these neighborhoods or obtaining additional information within your price range don’t hesitate to drop me an email or give me a call 256-425-1659 and we will get the ball rolling.