BY LOUISE R. SHAW
Clipper Staff Writer
KAYSVILLE – Maintenance-free yards, front porches and picket fences, walking paths to nearby parks, and architecture to match Utah’s historical home designs are a few of the amenities planned to set Kaysville’s Hill Farms apart.
At a ribbon cutting ceremony last week, government officials joined business leaders in kicking off the opening the 83-acre development at 200 North and Angel Street in Kaysville.
Two model homes have already been completed and furnished. Tall ceilings, granite countertops and built-in shelving accent the interiors. One home has a large stone fireplace in the side yard. Both have outdoor patio areas.
Architects from Urban Design Associates used as inspiration, the Victorian and English Romantic styles that make up Salt Lake’s Yale-Harvard neighborhood, according to a brochure touting the new development.
One of the unique features of the planned community is that garages are built in back of the house, off a smaller street.
The neighborhood “is designed for people not cars,” said Brad Wilson, president of Destination Homes, the sole builder of the development.
Front porches open out to yards that lead to picket fences, with paths along the exterior.
“Our idea is to create this magnificant street with open space and parks so people can walk from park to park, from neighborhood to neighborhood.”
Lot sizes range from just under a quarter acre to up to half an acre.
Homes can be as small as 1,800 square feet or as large as 6,000 square feet, and range in price from $319,000 to the high $500,000, according to Wilson.
Some will include maintenance-free yards cared for by the homeowners’ association.
The development’s name honors the family that once farmed the land.