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02 January . 2019

Real estate 101: What is a patio home?

Elyson offers patio homes priced from the mid $300,000s by Drees Custom Homes, and their fully furnished Brynlee II model home is absolutely gorgeous.

Exactly what is a patio home, compared to a traditional single-family home?

The name, patio home, offers a clue. Like their traditional counterparts, patio homes are also detached, single-family homes, but with smaller yards. These compact backyards are perfect for creating patios, giving rise to the name, patio homes.

Patio homes are also sometimes called garden homes, villas or zero-lot-line homes. Zero-lot-line refers to the placement of one wall of the home on the boundary line of the homesite.

With their compact yards, patio homes are ideal for anyone who wants all the advantages of living in a detached single-family home, but with less yard maintenance.

Because of their appeal to empty nesters wanting to scale down, among other groups, most patio home designs are single-story. Some two-story and one-and-a-half-story designs are also usually offered.

Elyson’s patio home neighborhood includes two features you’re likely to see in well-planned patio home communities.

Since patio homebuyers are more likely to travel for extended periods, or to live alone, Elyson’s patio home neighborhood offers a gated entrance for enhanced peace of mind.

Because patio homes have smaller yards, master-planned communities like Elyson usually place them in locations with easy access to parks, lakes and green space. Many homesites in Elyson’s patio home neighborhood offer lake views, and a park is located right outside of the gated entrance. This park has a firepit, courts for bocce ball and pickle ball, and a trail that connects to miles of trails that meander throughout the community.

Explore patio homes offered in Elyson.