Lake Lorraine town house project inspired by West Coast living

By Jodi Schwan

A town house development inspired by projects in Seattle and California is almost ready for homeowners at Lake Lorraine.

The Shores on Lake Lorraine will include 58 town houses by the time it’s done a few years from now. Builder Aaron Krumvieda said he was looking to offer a new type of product for the Sioux Falls market.

“So I started looking at designs, and when we went to Seattle, one of the town home developments we went to was almost identical to the floor plan we had drawn,” he said. “So there was a lot of inspiration from Seattle and California because I lived in both those places.”

The design for The Shores is considered new urbanism, he said.

“It’s a high-density type of project. And all of them are solar-capable, so the rough-in would be there if someone wanted to go solar.”

The garages are built to handle charging electric vehicles, and the blinds inside the town homes are fully automated. The units also are built to be compatible with many smart home technologies, Krumvieda said.

The first eight town homes are being built, and the plan is to add 21 units before the end of the year. Most are two- to four-bedroom units, ranging from 1,900 to 2,800 square feet.

The designs can be customized and include a lot of windows for natural light, Krumvieda said. Heated garages include three- and four-stall options. An association will handle maintenance, and future amenities include a community center and small dog parks.

The project isn’t far from the new Grand Living at Lake Lorraine senior living complex, which is on the south end of the development that’s between Interstate 29 and Marion Road south of 26th Street.

Town homes start at $400,000 in the first phase and will eventually get to $1.5 million in future phases.

Response “has been great,” Krumvieda said. “We had pre-sold some before we even broke ground.”

A model unit is featured on the Spring Parade of Homes, which runs this weekend and next weekend.

Lake Lorraine town house project inspired by West Coast living

A town house development inspired by projects in Seattle and California is almost ready for home owners at Lake Lorraine.

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