A Detailed Look at the Serendipity Home Plan by Highland Homes

Posted: September 8, 2021 | Categories: News | Design and Decorating
By Highland Homes

Are you searching for a new construction home in Florida that offers versatile living options? Then consider this a serendipitous moment and let us introduce you to the Serendipity home plan!

A homeowner favorite, the Serendipity plan features a spacious and open living area, plenty of storage, and plan layout options to ensure the home fits your needs. From first-time Florida home buyers to those ready to downsize, this home works well for nearly everyone’s needs thanks to its incredible versatility.

Let’s take a closer look at the layout of this 2,005-square-foot, 3- or 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom, and 2-car garage home to see why so many homeowners love calling the Serendipity home.

Exciting Exteriors

Serendipity exterior
Stone accents on Serendipity Elevation C


The Serendipity home plan is available in four unique elevations, ensuring there is an exterior style that meets your design preferences. Choose from two traditional Florida stucco elevations with either a gable or hip roofline, opt for stucco with stone accents and a gable roof, or choose the coastal flair of Elevation D with its horizontal siding and stone accents, as well as a dormer over the front entry.

No matter which elevation you choose for your new home in Florida, you can personalize your exterior paint, shingles, lighting, and more to make sure your home has unique curb appeal that reflects your personal style! 

Step Inside the Serendipity

Serendipity laundry room and drop zoneAfter a day of work or play, when you arrive home, park in your two-car garage, and open the door into your home, you’ll be welcomed inside with a convenient drop zone – an ideal place to store life’s accouterments and keep keys, handbags, and more organized and off the kitchen counter.

This space is also the dedicated laundry room, which makes doing laundry a breeze thanks to the drop zone countertop, which can double as a folding table. For additional cleaning power, choose to add an optional laundry tub for pre-cleaning or handwashing delicates. It’s also an ideal place to wash man’s best friend after a rainy day walk, or wash your hands after playing in the dirt or working on a car.

When visitors arrived, they’ll be welcomed through a covered front entryway into a welcoming grand foyer, complete with an adjacent coat or storage closet. After wiping their feet or removing shoes (and there is plenty of space for an entry bench to make this a breeze), they’ll step forward into a large gathering room just waiting to be filled with conversation, laughter, and entertainment. 

Living Large

The Serendipity home plan features a spacious and open living area with an airy volume ceiling. The expansive gathering room is a great place for bingeing your favorite Netflix shows or enjoying quality time and conversation with loved ones.

Serendipity gathering room

The chef of the family will fall in love with the oversized open-layout kitchen, which boasts a counter-height island with enough room to seat up to five people for quick meals on-the-go. The island also incorporates the sink, dishwasher, and an abundance of counter space for meal prep or serving a crowd. And with its open layout, it keeps the chef right in the center of all the action! 

Serendipity kitchenBehind the kitchen island, a wall of cabinets offers plenty of storage space, as well as the oven, microwave, and refrigerator. When you build your new construction home in Florida with Highland Homes, your kitchen comes complete with high-end Samsung stainless-steel appliances. You also have the option to choose from several appliance upgrades. Finally, your kitchen includes a large walk-in pantry with wall-to-wall shelving providing a ton of storage space for everything from food to paper goods and your standalone kitchen appliances.

Your living space is complete with a sunny dining café, the perfect place to enjoy meals or seat your whole crew for a friendly game night competition.  

Relax in Your Private Retreat

One of the many benefits of a new construction home in Florida is the modern owner’s suite. Shared bathrooms and small closets are a thing of the past! Wouldn’t you prefer a space that’s all yours, where you can close the door after a long day, or get ready in the morning without waiting until it’s your turn for the shower? 

Serendipity owner's retreatIn the Serendipity home plan, your owner’s suite is tucked away in the rear corner of the home and provides all these benefits – and more! With spacious dimensions and an elegant tray ceiling, your suite is ready to personalize with a peaceful or dynamic pop of paint color, add mood lighting, and place your furnishings with ample room for a king-sized bed, nightstands and dressers, and even a bench or chair. And, after relaxing in bed on lazy Saturday mornings, enjoy getting ready for the day in your impressive en-suite bath. 
In the Serendipity, your en-suite owner’s bathroom comes complete with dual vanities separated by oh-so-coveted counter space and a drawer stack, along with a large glass-enclosed tiled shower and a closeted toilet. And, homeowners love the flexibility and storage space provided by not one but TWO walk-in wardrobes! Whether you are a couple who looks forward to enjoying separate closet space or a fashion-lover dreaming of a private dressing room or shoe closet, storage is never out of style!

Serendipity owner's bath

Want more luxury in your private retreat? Choose the luxury bathroom option which includes a garden tub in lieu of one of the closets, where you can relax with candles and a good book at the end of a long day.

Room for Whatever Life Brings Your Way

Serendipity den as home office

Let’s face it – life can throw us curveballs. One of the most common reasons people move is because of a change to their housing needs. The Serendipity is designed with flexible-use rooms which can change as your needs do, starting with the versatile den. The den is open to the foyer and can be used in a variety of ways, whether you want a separate TV room, formal sitting room, home office, playroom – the options are nearly endless! And if you need an additional bedroom or are planning to in the future, the bedroom 4 option encloses this room and adds a closet.

The Serendipity also includes two secondary bedrooms flanking a spacious hall bath with dual vanities. These rooms can be used for exactly what you’d expect – bedrooms for your children or other family members, or guest rooms for visiting friends. Or, turn them into spaces that work for your lifestyle, from a home office or homework space to a craft room or home gym.


Outdoor Living

Serendipity covered lanai

Outdoor living space is almost a necessity in Florida, with our renowned sunshine and warm weather! The Serendipity includes a large covered lanai accessed from the gathering room, providing ideal outdoor living space for enjoying your morning coffee, taking in an evening sunset, and throughout the day in between.

Personalize Your Serendipity Plan

We’ve mentioned a few plan options already in this post, and here is a full outline of the options available when you choose to build your personalized Serendipity in any of our Florida new home communities:

  • Serendipity interactive tool
    Design your customized Serendipity
    Make your owner’s retreat the ultimate in luxury and relaxation by upgrading to the luxury owner’s bath option. This adds a luxurious garden tub in lieu of one of the closets, giving you your very own spa-like escape at home.
  • Need an additional bedroom? Choose to convert the Serendipity’s den to a fourth bedroom by adding a closet and door.
  • Swap the sliding doors in your home with elegant French doors.
  • Make your laundry room even more functional by adding a laundry tub – your future self will thank you when you need to wash out grass stains or when Fido needs a quick bath after a roll in dirt.
  • Finally, if you have lots of toys or desire additional workspace in your garage, you have the option of adding an additional 2 or 4 feet in depth to your two-car garage.

You can learn more about the available plan options and design your personalized Serendipity plan with our interactive plan tool! This fun feature allows you to select various plan options, place components such as USB outlets and electrical pre-wires, and even see how furniture will fit inside your new home.

Make the Serendipity Your Dream Home 

Now that you’ve gotten a detailed look at the Serendipity home plan, we invite you to make it your own! The Serendipity plan is available to be built in multiple Highland Homes communities throughout Central Florida. Call or email our Florida New Home Specialists today to learn more about how you can build your very own new construction home in Florida and become the proud homeowner of a Serendipity!

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