Bardwell Homes, a Baton Rouge-based builder, said it has broken ground on a number of the 26 lots it purchased in the Long Farm Village traditional neighborhood development.

Five homes are currently under construction in Long Farm Village lots -- three custom houses and two spec properties. Prices in the development are starting at $365,000, said Heather Kirkpatrick, a spokeswoman for Bardwell. Bardwell purchased the lots in June from national homebuilder D.R. Horton for an undisclosed price.

Bardwell Homes, a Baton Rouge-based builder, said it has sold half of the 26 lots it purchased in the Long Farm Village traditional neighborhood development.

Plans are to build custom homes on the Long Farm Village lots, with prices starting at $365,000, said Heather Kirkpatrick, a spokeswoman for Bardwell. Bardwell purchased the lots in June from national homebuilder D.R. Horton for an undisclosed price.

Russell Mosely is developing the 237-acre Long Farm Village TND on property bordered by Airline and Jefferson highways and Barringer-Foreman Road. Long Farm eventually will have about 400 single-family residences, up to 1,100 multifamily units and 690,000 square feet of office, commercial and retail space.

Long Farm Village is one of three developments Bardwell has started in recent months.

The company is developing Veranda, a 68-unit community inside University Club Plantation. Construction is set to begin on more than 10 houses within the next month, with the prices starting at $375,000.

Bardwell also is selling lots in Magnolia Square, a traditional neighborhood development in Central. Ten out of 43 lots have been presold, with the land starting at $70,000 and houses being priced between $330,000 to $480,000, Kirkpatrick said. The company bought a 12.1-acre tract in Magnolia Square in January for nearly $1.08 million.

Local demand has been strong for homes in the price point Bardwell is targeting, and the company has lots in desirable neighborhoods, such as University Club, Magnolia Square and Long Farm.

“We focus on communities, and we put a lot of thought into the design of our houses,” Kirkpatrick said.

Editors Note: This story has been changed since publication to reflect the correct number of Bardwell Homes under construction in Long Farm Village. The Advocate regrets the error.

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