–by Sylvania AdVantage Staff
PUBLICATION DATE: Feb 19, 2019
After years of planning, the subdivision Larberg Lane at Oak Creek North is well on its way. According to Micky Jordan and Chuck Schmalzried of Michelle Construction, the first home is complete and has been sold and the second home is nearing completion. “We just have a few finishing touches and that home will be complete as well,” Jordan reported. “That first house was sold the afternoon after the last light fixture was put in place. That was unbelievable!”
This subdivision has its roots in a plan developed by the late developer Doug Wamsher of Millstream Development. He and the late Jeff Larberg of Larberg Landscape Services envisioned an exclusive residential neighborhood as the highest and best use of the acreage that had been the Larberg tree farm for over 40 years.
The two men had worked together for several years and had established a good relationship. They also agreed to invite Michelle Construction to be the exclusive builder for the development.
“The approval process took much longer to complete and unfortunately Doug and Jeff both passed away before we could even break ground. However, Doug’s sons Ryan and Brandon and Jeff’s son Nicholas were eager to proceed following the plans their fathers had originally developed,” Schmalzried related. “We are more than happy to be a part of this development.”
He and Jordan are planning to break ground on houses three and four the beginning of April. They will open the second plat, which will have eight homes on a cul-de-sac, following the sale of the homes in the first plat.
A gatehouse replicating the style, complete with stonework found on the exterior of the homes, marks the entrance to the new neighborhood. “We wanted to create a legacy for the two developers who started this process,” Jordan reported. “And Larberg Landscape Services will put the finishing touches on the grounds as soon as weather allows.”
While the neighborhood will have an overall style, each custom-designed home will have a unique exterior as well as high-end interior finishes to suit the buyer. Also, each home is on an estate-style lot that is at least .4 acres. Todd Kime is the architect for the homes in the subdivision and Melissa Utterback of The Danberry Co., Realtors, is the exclusive listing agent.