The Gardenia is one of the most popular models you'll see being built in The Villages.
This model features 2,671 square footage altogether with 1,931 square feet of actual living space. That living space is divided between 2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, a den, and an open-concept kitchen, living room, and dining room. There is also a great covered lanai in the back of the house and a 2-car garage in the front.
Let's head inside and take a look around this awesome home!
As you enter the home, there is a short hallway to the left that provides access to the den, the guest bedroom, and the guest bathroom.
In this particular home, the den space is actually being used as a third bedroom. No matter how you plan to use this room, the huge front window lets in tons of natural light and the vaulted ceiling makes the room feel very spacious.
Here we see that the second bedroom offers plenty of room for two twin beds, which means that one larger bed could also fit comfortably. The window here looks out the side of the house.
In between the guest bedroom and the den is where you will find the guest bathroom. This is a very simple bathroom that is easy to access from the kitchen and breakfast nook.
Moving into the kitchen, you can see that the breakfast nook at the front of the house is a great place to have your morning coffee. You can also see that there is plenty of room both in terms of counter space and cabinet space.
From the opposite view, you can see how the kitchen opens up into the rest of the home, and standing at the sink will allow you to see into the dining room and living room.
Separated by two large pillars, the formal dining room feels just separated enough to be considered a different room, but is still right in the heart of everything happening in the home.
Over on the living room side of this open concept floorplan you can really get a feel for just how spacious this home is. You can also see how the covered lanai at the back of the house allows you to bring the outside in!
Here you see the living room from a slightly different angle. As you can see there's plenty of room for seating.
Heading out back onto the lanai, you can see that this is more of an extension of the living room than a separate patio or deck space. With the great year-round climate here in Florida, you can expect to spend quite a bit of time out here!
There is also a small patio area outside of the covered lanai that is a perfect place to keep your BBQ grill.
As we head back inside and move into the master suite, you will notice that this master bedroom is huge! Even with rather large furniture, there's still lots of room.
The hallway that starts just past the foot of the bed allows access to walk-in closets on either side of the hallway and then enters into the master bathroom.
Just like the rest of the house, there is plenty of room to spread out in the master bathroom. There are his and hers sinks in this first room and then the shower is located just to the left as you pass through that doorway.
Outside the entrance to your master suite and right behind the kitchen is where you will find the laundry room that also provides access to the 2-car garage.
With a master suite, an open-concept floorplan, a great covered lanai, and plenty of space, it's easy to see why the Gardenia is such a popular member of the Designer Home Series in The Villages.
Images courtesy of The VIR Group