Sunshine Industries plots new home development in Middletown

Sunshine Industries plots new home development in Middletown

Katie Hagan, marketing director for Gilezan, said the patio homes will come in eight different floor plans within five different styles — dubbed Aspen, Holly, Cypress, Magnolia and Willow. Hagan said the plans range from 1,703 square feet to 3,502 square feet. Of the 53, 31 will have a basement and 22 will be on a slab.

The developer’s building arm, Sunshine Builders LLC, will be the general contractor on the project. Sunshine Industries purchased the approximately 14 acre site in March for $1.3 million, according to the Jefferson County Property Valuation Administrator website.

The firm is using customizable technology through a California-based platform called Studio Chateau that Hagan said has yet to be used in Louisville. The software will allow homeowners to customize their homes online and select between the eight layout plans, as well as paint colors, flooring, cabinetry, back splash and more. Studio Chateau will also tally up the price of the selections, telling the user the total cost and even what monthly payments will be as they use the platform.

“All the upgrade options from the contractors will be in there,” Hagan said. “So if they are willing to save money somewhere but splurge somewhere else, they can do that.”

The Studio Chateau program hasn’t launched yet but should be up and running in the next four to six weeks. Hagan said the firm is wanting interested homeowners to reserve their units now and anticipate beginning construction in early 2022. Colette Koetsier and Anne Wegert are listing all the patio homes on the site, and their contact information can be found here.

Hagan said it’s difficult to say exactly how much homes will cost with the ability for customization, but the developer expects prices to be between $399,900 and $489,900. Aside from the homes, several amenities will be including in the neighborhood. Hagan said there will be a lake, dog park and picnic tables for residents to enjoy. The site will also include walking paths and wooded areas.

This is phase one of the project. Phase two will include an apartment complex as well, but Hagan said the firm is focusing on the patio homes for now.

Gilezan Realty is behind another Louisville neighborhood filled with luxury homes, The Breakers at Prospect. That subdivision is home to Kentucky’s first Southern Living Idea House. And this is the second residential development from Sunshine Industries Inc. in Middletown this week. The firm submitted plans Monday for a $50 million apartment on 400 Shelby Station Drive.