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Sisters Make the Perfect Housemates!

Categories: Blog, Right-Sizing, Testimonials, Uncategorized | Posted: February 18, 2019

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There’s nothing quite like the love shared between sisters… At one Cornerstone Homes community, three sisters are sharing this love with each other in their Canterbury home and proving just how strong a sibling bond can truly be. We caught up with Ruenette, Lorraine, and Elaine recently to hear their story of living together and how The  Canterbury is the perfect home for all their lifestyle needs. 

Before moving to the charming Villas at Ashlake in Chesterfield, Virginia, Ruenette, Lorraine, and Elaine lived together in New Jersey. Lorraine was more than eager to get out of the city.  While she didn’t want to live without her sisters (and best friends), she knew she wanted a private and peaceful community to call home. 

Soon enough, Elaine and Lorraine decided it was time to make the move as well.

Ruenette’s daughter and son-in-law, who lives near the Villas at Ashlake, knew the sisters were thinking of relocating.  While searching for communities in Virginia, they came across the virtual tour of the Canterbury and thought it would be perfect for them. Plus, it would be great to be close to their Mom and Aunts.  They sent the virtual tour to Ruenette right away.  And guess what?  They loved it! The sisters made plans for a trip to see the home and check out the Villas at Ashlake community.

After touring the gorgeous home in person, Elaine immediately said, “Maybe you should have brought your checkbook to make a deposit,” to which Lorraine replied, “Don’t you worry, I have my checkbook!” And they were on their way to being homeowners in the Villas at Ashlake.

Canterbury Model Cornerstone Homes Villas at AshlakeCanterbury Model Cornerstone Homes Villas at AshlakeAs the owners of a 3-story home in New Jersey, they immediately loved the single story and flexible space the Canterbury offered as well as a ton of storage areas.  In their new Cornerstone home, each sister has their own bedroom and bath so that privacy is never an issue.  They love their courtyard and can’t wait to enjoy their new patio furniture and do some container gardening in the Spring.   The wide open great room is their gathering space to cook and share meals, entertain their family and new friends, or just relax.  Today, they still have a ton of space to fulfill all of their needs, and happily have almost all new furniture: “We right-sized alright!

Villas at Ashlake ClubhouseRuenette, Lorraine, and Elaine are regulars at the clubhouse, where they enjoy fun social events with their new friends and neighbors and are planning on enjoying the community garden events and pool this summer. The sisters love that the clubhouse is just a short walk from their front door! 

Their favorite part about living together? Laughing, closeness, and company. And when they need their alone time, they can simply just go to their rooms, where they each have enough space to satisfy their individual needs. Funny enough, people keep asking them, “How is it living with your sisters… do you fight?” but they’ve never fought while living together! Getting to live with their best friends that they grew up with is something they could have only imagined as little girls. If you ask me, that’s love!

You’ll love the Canterbury, too!  Stop by and check out this model and other popular floor plans today.  Call 804-409-9074 to set up an appointment for a private tour and you might just run into the “three sisters!”


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Share the Cornerstone Love and Refer Your Friends! 💘

Categories: Blog, Holiday, Testimonials, Uncategorized | Posted: February 13, 2019

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Are you head over heels in love with your Cornerstone home and new carefree lifestyle? Let Cupid’s arrow fly this Valentine’s Day and share the happiness… 💘💘💘 It’s so easy!  All you have to do is encourage and refer your friends and family to visit a Cornerstone Homes community to experience what life can be like.  Then leave the rest to us!!!  When your friends and family buy a new Cornerstone home based on your referral, Cornerstone Homes will pay six full months of YOUR HOA fees – what’s not to love?  And that means that morning coffee dates in your private courtyard and afternoon cocktails by the pool are even better with your new neighbors.

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These 3 sisters love living together in Ashlake!

From  resort-style amenities like a clubhouse full of  fun social activities, tree-lined streets with sidewalks, nature walking trails, Cornerpatch Gardens full of fresh veggies and fruits, and so much more, to a new energy efficient home  with all the bells and whistles,  life in a Cornerstone Homes community is as sweet as a box of chocolates. It’s time to share this luxurious lifestyle with the ones you love!

Just ask Linda Monaghan, one of our homeowners who’s living her best life now.  She moved into Barley Woods in Fredericksburg last July and says she couldn’t have made a better decision. She especially loves walking to the clubhouse to meet her neighbors for get-togethers and social events, and of course, not having to do any exterior home maintenance.

“It’s incredible not to have to remove the snow from my driveway or from the sidewalks or pull weeds in the flower beds!  All I have to think about is what fun event am I going to go to next!”  

Join the Club Friends in the community neighborsIf you want your BFF, a family member, or a special someone to experience this carefree, fun lifestyle and live in an incredible and friendly neighborhood,  now’s your chance to choose your neighbors. Share the love this Valentine’s Day!  We can’t wait to meet and welcome your friends and family! Please ask your Sales Manager for details on Cornerstone’s Referral Program today.


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Meet Our Happy Homeowners!

Categories: Blog, Testimonials, Uncategorized | Posted: September 6, 2018

At Cornerstone Homes, there’s nothing that makes us happier than hearing how much our homeowners love their new homes! Our goal is to provide a maintenance-free, all-fun lifestyle, and we can’t help but smile when we accomplish our mission.


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Bobbie & Steve Sardelis

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George & Pat Sproveri

Two Cornerstone couples, Bobbie and Steve Sardelis, and Pat and George Sproveri, have recently moved into the Villas at Ashlake, and shared with us how this decision has enhanced their lives.


We wanted to share their stories so you can see how sweet life is in a Cornerstone community!




Originally from Richmond, Bobbie and Steve Sardelis lived in Florida for a long time before deciding to move closer to their kids and grandkids. They chose to build a new Cornerstone home in the Villas at Ashlake because they’ve always wanted to have the option to customize their home. In their gorgeous Canterbury floor plan, they customized their fireplace, cabinets, and more, to ensure that their home reflected their style!

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Both Bobbie and Steve absolutely love being close to their family and having the opportunity to see their grandkids grow up. Not only that, they enjoy peace of mind being close to medical centers — Steve is a “stickler for being close to medical centers” — and having shopping, entertainment, and recreation options right at their fingertips. “We are so convenient to everything!” Bobbie says.

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Bobbie Sardeli



Between the many activities and clubs at Ashlake, and their new close-knit community, the happy couple is on cloud nine in their new Cornerstone home. Bobbie, who Steve calls “Martha Stewart Junior” for her awesome cooking skills, is enjoying her new gourmet kitchen. She also started the Mahjong group in Ashlake and loves the friendships it has brought her. “There are great turn out at events,” Bobbie says, “and we are a small community so it’s easy to meet everyone.”


Like Bobbie and Steve, Pat and George Sproveri are loving the maintenance-free lifestyle in their Ducal home. After looking at many 55+ communities, they came to the conclusion that “there is a big difference between NO maintenance and LOW maintenance!” That’s why they decided on a Cornerstone community for their new home — they can do everything they love, and leave all outside maintenance to someone else.


The Sproveri couple stand outside their new home, the Ducal

The Sproveri couple stand outside their new home, the Ducal

In their single-story home, Pat and George appreciate the generous amount of space and storage they have while also feeling cozy, comfortable, and right at home. The couple is very active in the Villas at Ashlake, and enjoy every opportunity to join in on the fun. George is on the landscape committee, and both love gardening (of course, they’re crazy about the Corner Patch Gardens!)


They’re looking forward to jumping into more clubs, including weekly happy hours, coffee socials, the Corner Patch Gardens, and so much more. When it comes to their favorite part, Pat and George say the ability to lock and leave is an absolute blessing — they took their first vacation since moving in and loved how easy it was to pick up and leave. They’re “happy as clams” here!



Thank you to our happy homeowners for making our jobs so rewarding. We love that you’re enjoying your time in your Cornerstone home. The best is yet to come!


Meet Our Newest Homeowners: Patti & George

Categories: Testimonials | Posted: July 24, 2017

There are a lot of reasons that people are coming to the Villas at Ashlake. For Patti and her husband, George , it was all about the floor plans! “Over the last two or three years, every time there was an article in the paper about a new active adult community, we explored it,” says Patti. “We really did our homework. We pored over floor plans from a number of developers. Then we heard about the Villas at Ashlake, and nothing we had seen could touch the Cornerstone floor plans. We thought, ‘Oh my gosh, this is what we’re looking for!’” They found the Ducal floor plan for their dream home.

Patti & George are like many couples who decide they’re ready to move to an active adult community, but can’t quite find something that fits their needs. They wanted a smaller home, but plenty of storage. They wanted a maintenance-free lifestyle, but a sense of community, too. They found all of that and more at the Villas at Ashlake!

The award winning kitchen in the Ducal floor plan that won Patti & George’s hearts.


“We had explored all of the possibilities in our area, but could not find one that satisfied all our needs and wants until we discovered the Cornerstone Homes communities,” Patti recalls. “The floorplans are just beautiful. And the community amenities are state of the art. My husband liked that all of the outside maintenance of the homes is included, not just landscaping. The deciding factor for George was the large garage. For me, it was the kitchen. The kitchens in the other homes just could not compare!”


The Clubhouse coming soon to the Villas at Ashlake.

Though Patti & George are young baby boomers, they knew a great opportunity when they saw it. “When a community like this is built, people our age start looking around,” notes Patti. “We had seen the clubhouse, pool, and amenities at the Villas at Magnolia Lakes and wanted something comparable. We knew this is what we wanted and where we wanted, and we didn’t want to miss the boat!” They were among the first to buy at Ashlake!

As for the process of building their home, “We’ve enjoyed building a home with Cornerstone from scratch. We liked having the option of building the second floor if we wanted to. We also liked that our home will be zero-entry, which the other builders could not promise. Everyone at Cornerstone has been extremely helpful, and we look forward to our move.”

The luxurious, maintenance-free lifestyle is one of our guiding principles at Cornerstone Homes. We want our homeowners to have choices and opportunities. We know that today’s over-55 crowd wants to spend time in leisure activities, traveling, socializing or even taking on second careers – not worrying about their homes. We love it when our new homeowners discover that they didn’t just buy a home… they found a whole new lifestyle, too.


Categories: Testimonials | Posted: September 6, 2016

“I love the freedom from yard work! This is such a fun place to live and I have more time to be active and involved with my neighbors. I enjoy the Wednesday Coffees, Thursday Craft Day at the Clubhouse, pot luck dinners and water aerobics in the summer, just to name a few! I feel a strong sense of belonging with people that truly care about each other.”

Jim & Dolores

Categories: Testimonials | Posted: September 6, 2016

“Our lifestyle has definitely changed. We now spend more time traveling and socializing instead of yard work. We enjoy the activities at the Clubhouse that bring all of us together. This neighborhood is our own private little community where so many of us have so much in common. It’s a great place to live!”


Categories: Testimonials | Posted: September 6, 2016

“We love the security we feel in the closeness of this community. Everyone here looks out for each other, making it more enjoyable to leave home to travel as well as come home to a family of friends!”

Nancy, Homeowner

Categories: Testimonials | Posted: September 6, 2016

“This is such a fun place to live and I have more time to be active and involved with my neighbors. I enjoy the Wednesday Coffees, Thursday Craft Day at the Clubhouse, pot luck dinners and water aerobics in the summer, just to name a few! I feel a strong sense of belonging with people that truly care about each other.”

Kathryn, Homeowner

Categories: Testimonials | Posted: September 6, 2016

“I love interior design and the spacious, sunny feeling created by the sunroom and cathedral ceilings in the Canterbury model. I was able to customize using colors, furnishings, and accessories that immediately made it feel like home. The ease of adapting the home to handicapped accessibility in the future, if needed, was also a big plus.”

Joe & Karen, Homeowners

Categories: Testimonials | Posted: September 6, 2016

“We participated in the ‘Own a Villa Today Program.’ Our home sold in 5 days and we saved money. The program took so much of the headache and worry out of selling and moving! We are so excited to be here and can’t wait to enjoy the social events and gatherings at the Clubhouse. Everyone has made us feel so welcome.”