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Watercolors: A Perfect Fit for a Maintenance-Free, Age Diverse Community

Mother-daughter team Sherri Meyer and Nicole Newkirk in their Watercolors model home near 96th and Olio Road.

When Sherri Meyer, president of Property Group One, LTD, chose the name Watercolors, she envisioned a European Country French community with a colorful ambience. Sherri and her building partner and daughter, Nicole Newkirk, are building their custom condo homes community just north of 96th Street on Olio Road. The name Watercolors is a good fit, as this lovely community has 3 large bodies of water with ever-spraying crystal clear water fountains that come alive at night with rich colors.

In the home building industry, it’s rare when a mother and daughter share the same professional career path as custom builders.

So how did it all begin?

Sherri was a realtor in the 80s and worked with lots of builders. One day, while browsing in a builders’ magazine, she read about a new company, Epcon Communities, that had just begun building custom lifestyle condo homes with a design plan that was far different from other condominium builders anywhere. By the end of the story, this experienced real estate agent was eager to learn more about a builder who was paying attention to shifting homeowner lifestyle trends, creating well-appointed common spaces, plus supplying the advantage of minimal homeowner maintenance, which granted residents the one thing they needed most: Time spent enjoying life.

Her research would lead to the formation of her own company, Property Group One, LTD, and immediately, she signed on with Epcon Communities as a franchise owner. Epcon is the number one builder of ranch condos in the country.

Flash forward a few years

Sherri’s daughter, Nicole Newkirk, was studying marketing at the New York Fashion Institute, but decided that she really was more drawn to the world of real estate. Nicole went with her heart, switching from fashion to selling properties. A good student, she achieved her realtor’s license and then plunged feet first into the fast and furious New York real estate market.

In 2004, Nicole decided to move home and join her mother’s business. Shortly thereafter, they learned that her mother had been diagnosed with breast cancer just as she was developing the plans to build Watercolors, a new concept with 4-homes attached in a pinwheel design. Nicole formed a partnership with her mother as director of sales and marketing within Property Group One, LTD.

Abbey model home at Watercolors.

“Nicole brings a youthful approach to our company through the sales end, as well as her ability to develop all the many aspects of our Watercolors website content. She created and manages our successful website seminars (called webinars),” said Sherri.

“It was an easy decision to get involved in this unique project and, to be there in person to support my mom through her cancer journey,” Nicole added. Today, Sherri Meyer is cancer free and this creative partnership, along with Betsy Bly, sales consultant, and Jeff Fraker, director of construction, is excited to announce the expansion of Watercolors with 18 new free-standing condo homes that include full condominium services and maintenance. This is indeed a new concept in building free-standing condo homes.

“Our designers work closely with buyers to create a living space that fits their needs. And, all homes will be ENERGY STAR certified,” said Sherri.

“We are ahead of the curve with the highest of energy standards for our homes,” adds Nicole. “We don’t have to build this way. We just do.”

These new models, ranging from 1500 to 2000 square feet, offer the possibility of expanding to nearly 3,000 square feet. They include private outdoor living courtyards with window views that allow an abundance of wonderful natural lighting from every view. The interior of these new models are designed for openness with attention to detail that is sure to put the expression WOW back into your vocabulary.

The well-cared-for Clubhouse includes a heated swimming pool, private entry, and a fully equipped exercise area. Homeowners can relax with family or friends in a beautifully decorated common area that serves as an extension to all Watercolor homeowners. Equipped with a full kitchen, it can be reserved by any owner for private parties as well.

Besides their already busy schedules, Sherri, Nicole and Betsy also share a hobby. They are involved with international and national dog show competitions. Their show dogs include Afghan Hounds, Italian Greyhounds and Border and Norwich Terriers. If you want to hear some very interesting stories, just ask them about their travels and their dog showing experiences. Needless to say, at Watercolors pets are most welcome!

To learn more about Watercolors call: (317) 336-6634. Visit the website at: www.condosinfishers.com
Reservations are now open for securing your lot and your model preference.

What does it take to achieve an ENERGY STAR CERTIFICATION?

Not all new homes are energy efficient. To earn an ENERGY STAR certification, a home must be inspected and tested to be at least 30% more energy efficient than standard construction, which will save homeowners thousands of dollars. Less than 12% of homes in the U.S. are ENERGY STAR qualified.

What does maintenance-free living include?

  • Professionally landscaped common areas
  • Lawn service
  • Snow removal to your FRONT door
  • Sewer
  • Trash removal
  • Fire, hazard, liability and building insurance (except personal possessions)
  • Common area lighting
  • Exterior building maintenance
  • Street and driveway maintenance and repair
  • Operation of swimming pool and community center
  • Reserves and future replacement funds (limited)
  • Professional management services

About J. Andy Murphy

J. Andy Murphy is a published author and works as a literary agent for regional writers. She serves as the Executive Director of the WriteStuff Writers Workships & Conferences.

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