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RIGHT AT HOME

REDEFINING COMMUNITY

Rowen’s Mill offers custom construction, exceptional value and luxurious amenities in Fruitland

Written By: Jonathan Westman | Photographer: Stephen Cherry

For more than 75 years, the Rinnier Development Company has been one of the Eastern Shore’s most successful and innovative real estate companies. The firm, which specializes in property management, commercial development and home building, is highly regarded as an industry leader whose reputation was constructed upon strong family values, hard work and integrity.
 
The crown jewel of Rinnier’s Residential Division is Rowen’s Mill – a planned community set on 65 picturesque acres in Fruitland. Factors always considered when purchasing a home in a planned community include price, amenities and location – and Rowen’s Mill has a stronghold on all three elements.
 
The diversity of living spaces – from single family homes to villas, carriage houses to townhomes, coupled with the most affordable prices in recent memory and an array of amenities, makes now the ideal time to purchase at Rowen’s Mill.
 
The community’s sales director, Brandon Ziska, shared a sampling of the properties currently featuring strong incentives. The Lankford model is a two-story, single family home finished with a first floor master suite, a two-story great room and granite kitchen countertops. This particular residence is 75% complete and the new homeowners may still select their desired finishing touches. It is also the only home presently in the development that is highlighted with an exterior stone elevation. This residence was originally listed at $294,000, but has been reduced to $249,000 through July.
 
A stunning and spacious Hastings model villa, measuring 3,000 square feet and outfitted with a sunroom, sky-deck, brick patio, Corian and granite countertops and stainless steel appliances, among other upgrades totaling more than $70,000, was originally priced at $399,000. Through July, the price has been reduced to $389,000.
 
Ziska also noted that an interior townhome, completed with an impressive selection of upgrades, has been reduced from $269,000 to $249,000 – also through July. Perspective buyers interested in building their next home at Rowen’s Mill will appreciate the sizes and settings of the four remaining premium wooded and cul de sac lots, as well as the last waterfront lot available in the community with a 2,800-3,000 square foot home potential. Single-family homes traditionally start at just under $300,000 and lot premium packages range from $7,500-$55,000.
 
Rowen’s Mill’s appeal seems to know few boundaries as young professionals in their late 20s and early 30s have purchased here, as have a small number of retirees.
 
“We have a single resident who is under 30 and a married couple who are 88 and 86 years old – and everything in between,” Ziska said. “We have residents from New York and New Jersey, even North Dakota, who have relocated here for work. A majority of our residents are from the Salisbury area.”
 
Rowen’s Mill is always immaculately landscaped, thanks to a full complement of services provided by Legendary Landscaping. Homeowners enjoy the maintenance-free benefits of sod-finished yards with an in-ground irrigation system, tree trimming and lawn care through their monthly HOA dues – which total just $100 per month.  The neighborhood also features a spring-fed fishing pond, 10 acres of walking trails, decorative fountains and state-of-the-art residential security systems by Guardian.
 
In a community built upon a rock-solid foundation of amenities for its residents, one stands out above all the rest. Rowen’s Mill’s 2,000 square foot clubhouse was built with its homeowners in mind and was outfitted with a full-service kitchen, showers, cathedral ceilings, fireplace, Plasma TV and leather sofas. Just outside its doors is an impressive in-ground, heated swimming pool and adjoining lighted pavilion. And membership
certainly has its privileges. Only residents have access to use the clubhouse, which Rinnier Development Corporation Vice President (and Rowen’s Mill resident), Blair Rinnier, personally donated. The facility plays host to one or two community functions each month, according to Ziska, including wine tastings, outdoor barbeques and pool parties. The Rowen’s Mill clubhouse also opened its arms to The Salisbury School on behalf of a resident whose child attends the nearby institution. The event was fully catered, featured live entertainment and raised funds for the school.
 
“This facility is here for our residents to enjoy,” Brandon said. “They play cards and games here, watch movies, have birthday parties – it’s an extra living room for them. It’s their exclusive space. They are able to lounge around here or host a black tie function.”
 
Rowen’s Mill’s location offers privacy and convenience. The development is situated just off the Salisbury Bypass, which provides an easy connection to Route 50 and the Eastern Shore’s pristine beaches.
 
“We are minutes from Salisbury University, shopping, activities and fine dining,” Ziska said. “We’re close to the beach without having to contend with its constant summer traffic.”
 
Yet, while within close proximity to so many attractions, at Rowen’s Mill, it’s difficult to detect the sounds of the city. Secluded and quiet, a relaxing calm seems to set in after passing through its beautifully manicured, gated entrance. For its residents, this is perfect. This is home.
 




  


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