Abbotts at Windsong ManorWindsong Properties believes that the transition from family home to empty nest should be an enjoyable and exciting experience. The builder’s low maintenance ranch homes at Windsong Manor in Dallas, Georgia help improve the quality of life of its active adult buyers with easy living that allows for less worry and more adventure.

For instance, homeowners LaVerne and Carl Abbott decided to live “Where Life’s A Breeze” because of their drive to travel. Before moving to Windsong Manor, the couple lived nearby on 65 acres that had been in Carl’s family since the 1830s. Though it was hard to part with, the Abbotts wanted something with less maintenance and more security to “lock-and-leave.”

“After shopping for a new home off and on since 2005, and ruling out ranch condos or anything small and attached, we saw an ad for Bel-Aire in West Cobb,” explained LaVerne. “We really liked Windsong’s low maintenance lifestyle and detached ranch homes with “aging in place” accessibility features that are built-in, such as wider door and hallways and step-less entry. I have had both of my knees replaced and steps were a challenge there for a while. I like the single-living, but Bel-Aire wasn’t the right fit for us.”

Then, it was suggested that they check out Windsong’s communities in Seven Hills. When they saw the Bentley model, the Abbotts knew they had found their new home at Windsong Manor. “We thought that we would “downsize,” but when we saw the spacious Bentley, our focus shifted from downsize to dream home,” said LaVerne.

The Abbotts enjoy their bright and open home that is backed up to the creek basin that added more preserved greenspace past their backyard. “It’s awesome to still have the feeling of living in the woods,” continued LaVerne. “These homes are really thoughtfully designed inside and out!”

Their Bentley includes a terrace level for LaVerne to have a sewing room and so that they could accommodate a live-in assistant if the need ever arises. This level also has a guest bedroom, bathroom, entertainment room with fireplace, a kitchenette and more storage. “It sounds like a lot, but hosting a quilting party or having friends stay with us in their own comfortable and private area is going to be wonderful,” said LaVerne. “The best thing is that we don’t have to use the basement and can live all on the main level.”

The main level features three bedrooms, two baths, a study, spacious great room with fireplace, gourmet kitchen with island, dining room and luxurious owner’s suite with sitting area, walk-in closets and a spa-like bath with dual vanities and a walk-in shower. “We can’t say enough amazing things about our builder Brian, our sales agent Gay-Lynn and Mike Lust, the sales manager who reworked the terrace level to suite our needs,” stated LaVerne. “The quality of our home is fantastic, and that’s coming from a couple of picky customers!”

The Abbotts also liked that the design process was simple. LaVerne even created a “New Home Board” on Pinterest and pinned their preferences from the Windsong Digital Design Center. When they showed up at the design center for their selections consultation, their samples were already laid out.

In addition to a gorgeous home, the Abbotts can take advantage of the exclusive clubhouse, walking paths, hiking opportunities along Little Pumpkinvine Creek or the award-winning Seven Hills Park with zero-entry saline pool, tennis courts, community gardens and more.

Plus, the couple gets to travel as they please. Last year, they left in mid-December for Christmas in Palm Springs and didn’t get home till March, traveling all over California and Arizona throughout the winter. This year, with less worry, they can go on even longer adventures!

To learn more about easy living at Windsong Manor, contact Gay-Lynn Turner at 770-917-8082. Also, visit

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