Washington Gates: Gateway to Historic Collierville Square
Members of the Board of Main Street Collierville congratulate Chris Dickens, recipient of the 2011 Residential Design & Construction Award, for the new homes at Washington Gates. From Left to Right: Laura Todd, Executive Director, Main Street Collierville; Alderman Maureen Fraser; Collierville Mayor Stan Joyner; Chris Dickens of Boyle.
Just a five-minute walk from shopping and dining on the historic Collierville Town Square is Washington Gates, Boyle’s private cottage neighborhood of 16 lots nestled among mature trees. Designed in the architectural style of 1890s Collierville, the homes appear to be 100 years old yet offer fresh, new house plans and upscale features.
“Washington Gates is about people, neighbors, and the values of small-town living, and is a true neighborhood instead of the typical development,” says Doug Dickens, Vice President of Boyle. “The natural beauty of the site, including the terrain and mature trees, are permanently maintained because each lot was pre-sited. Lots and homes are designed to create timeless, small-town streetscapes with traditional front porch architecture.”
Collierville Town Planner Jaime Groce (center), who has embraced the Washington Gates concept, tours the new neighborhood with Doug Dickens (left) and Chris Dickens (right) of Boyle.
Washington Gates is part of the new Downtown Collierville Small Area Plan recently approved by the Collierville Planning Commission to promote preservation and restoration. Town officials of Collierville, including town planner Jaime Groce, are taking note of Washington Gates after seeing its positive impact on the downtown Collierville area. The town has embraced the concept and is encouraging other builders to use Washington Gates as an example of their vision for residential development around the Collierville Town Square. Chris Dickens, Project Manager for Boyle, oversaw construction of several homes at Washington Gates and was honored by Main Street Collierville with the 2011 Residential Design and Construction Excellence Award.
The Washington Gates lifestyle is elegant yet relaxed, offering community amenities such as yard maintenance by a homeowners’ association, strict Boyle architectural controls, a charming stone bridge, a comfortable conversation area with a fireplace and grill, and an elegant fountain, all in multiple open spaces. The neighborhood is designed with a generational style architecture where families hand down the home from generation to generation and residents enjoy neighbor-to-neighbor contact.
Lot prices range from $115,000 to $170,000 and homes range from $400,000 to $700,000.