BY: APRIL P. RANKSTER/Staff Writer
Following the unfettered success of The Bridges and Seven Bridges, two brand new upscale communities of homes by GL Homes on Lyons Road in Delray Beach, BocaNewsNow.com has learned that competitor Ravine Builders will soon be breaking ground on “Broken Bridges,” also near Clint Moore and Lyons.
“Not everyone can afford a home in the $650-thousand to $1.6-Million price range,” said Ravine CEO Lars Gioldblum. “We believe that Broken Bridges will provide equal housing opportunity for all, with pricing starting around $85,000.”
The community is expected to feature what Goldblum calls “multi generation housing,” perfect for large families that wish to live together. “It worked for the Walton's,” said Goldblum, referring to the television show about multiple generations of the same family living under one roof. “It's a marketing area under served in the Greater Boca Raton area.”
Goldblum says the standard $85,000 home will be 2900 square feet under air with 5 bedrooms and four baths. “The rooms are cozy,” concedes Goldblum, “but everyone gets their own space.”
As required by Palm Beach County building code, the new homes will include stainless steel appliances.
Goldblum also plans to pay homage to GL Homes by marketing the homes as being located in “Boca Delray.”
“We know there is no town called Boca Delray. You're either in Boca or you're in Delray. It's like being pregnant. You either are or you aren't. But to sell new homes in Delray, research shows that you must call it Boca, so we are. And just like GL's Bridges and Seven Bridges, we expect Broken Bridges to be a huge success. We are excited about being neighbors to the two new Bridges communities.”
A ground breaking is set for early June.