Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Athertyn Pursuits Fall-Winter 2018: Athertyn INSIDER featuring Jay & Marilynne Rose



“T H E  CUSTOMIZATION  A N D  D E S I G N  P R O C E S S  H A S  B E E N  S O  M U C H  F U N , we can’t wait to move in!

Since becoming newly retired empty-nesters, Marilynne and Jay Rose have been searching for a lock and leave lifestyle, to be able to easily visit their son and his family in Seattle, and Athertyn is the perfect place to call home! As a former interior design professional and professor for the past 25 years, Marilynne is excited to be working with the Athertyn team designing her first ever, brand-new home.



What sparked your interest in making the move to Athertyn?

While we have created many treasured memories in our current
home, we knew when our son moved to Seattle and started a family
that it was time to consider a smaller residence with the flexibility
to come and go as we please. If my grandson is in a school play, I
want to be able to just lock up and leave, without a worry.



How did you know you were making the right choice?

When I visited Athertyn, I learned about the elements I can
change and those I cannot. Thankfully, those things I cannot

change, they got right! The property is beautiful, with wonderful

windows, 9-foot ceilings, and even attractive elevators. I just felt

it was the best quality development out there, well beyond our

expectations. Nothing else we saw even came close.


As a retired professor of interior design at Drexel University for

over 25 years, what was the design process like for you?

I was thrilled to be working with a builder for the very first time

on a brand-new home for us! Jay was concerned that I would

upgrade beyond belief, but I must say, we are going with a lot

of the standard selections because they are simply beautiful. I

wanted to instill the same level of as my current house, but make

it totally different: traditional but with a cleaner, more modern

look. Everyone was so flexible and open to my ideas.






What are you most looking forward to with your move to Athertyn?

Since we have lived in our current home for the past 26 years, I

was certainly apprehensive about moving away from the special

memories it held. That is, until we found Athertyn! We are happily

looking forward to the lifestyle Athertyn offers. Book clubs, cards,

a pool and gym, special events – there is just so much to do there!

I am also excited about the community. We have already been

invited to meet some of our new neighbors and everyone is so nice

and welcoming.




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