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New HGTV-Inspired Model Expected to Wow Buyers At M/I Homes’ Cadence Park Community in Sanford

SANFORD – M/I Homes has begun construction on its first model – The Sonoma – at its new Cadence Park development near Ronald Reagan Boulevard and U.S. Highway 17-92 in Sanford.

When completed, the eclectic model – which was inspired by HGTV’s “Fixer Upper” show and host Joanna Gaines – will be a blend of styles from updated rustic and farmhouse to vintage and modern, according to David Byrnes, M/I Homes’ Area President.

With nearly 3,600 square feet of living space and a three-car garage, Byrnes said the company’s popular Sonoma model can be built as a multi-generational home with an optional first-floor owners’ suite, as well as a second-floor suite.

“Construction on the Cadence Park Sonoma began in April and the model should be ready for viewing in June,” he said. “Sales are expected to begin in June as well.”

Homesites in the gated community – a former horse farm with a natural rolling topography and stately trees – are situated among park like monuments and split-rail, equestrian-style fencing. Byrnes said the development’s name actually came from the land’s past life.

“Here, the word cadence speaks to the beauty and harmony of the horse’s tempo and rhythm as it moves,” he said, adding that equestrian-named streets also will be incorporated to extend the equine theme into a community that is designed “like a park.”

Byrnes said four different one- and two-story floor plans at Cadence Park will range in size from 1,758 to nearly 4,700 square feet and consist of from three to five bedrooms, two to five baths and up to a four-car garage. Prices are expected to start at $332,000 and go up to $650,000. Twenty of the 95 homesites are 75-feet wide and offer wooded and wetlands views.

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