Living Legend

New home construction is quite rare in the university community of Corvallis, one of the most scenic, charming towns in the Willamette Valley. But finding the right home has been a struggle for anyone wanting to move to this town, a place frequently named one of the top places to live in the United States.

Enter Legend Homes, a company that has been building homes since 1965 and in Corvallis specifically for 15 years. With its new Russell Gardens project, Legend Homes aims to bring an eco-friendly culture and opportunity to own new construction in the university town.

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“We’ve worked hard at building strong and trusting relationships with the City of Corvallis and its citizens,” said Legend Homes President Mike Goodrich. “We believe our responsible development practices is what has allowed us the ability to continue building quality new homes and communities within the Corvallis area.”

This new 46-home neighborhood in Corvallis’s desirable southwest corner provides 16 townhomes and 30 detached single-family homes. Amenities including easy access to parks and multi-use paths on both sides of the development, plus grocery stores and coffee houses, are just the start to a growing list. With sales opening in early April and tours available every weekend, the homes are sure to fill up fast.

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“Our plan for this development was to ensure connection, which we believe we have achieved through our close proximity to such features as walking paths and area parks, along with new home layouts that work very well for families of all sizes,” Goodrich said. “More than just a neighborhood, Russell Gardens has the potential of being a community of people with shared values.”

Building sustainably is crucial to Legend Homes. Reduction in VOCs, enhanced indoor air quality and proper insulation are just a few methods that allow the homes to function in a more energy-efficient way. In turn, these features are also helping to put money back into homeowners’ pockets through their Energy Bill Guarantee. Third-party inspections and certifications, which ensure delivery on promises of quality and energy efficiency, help to achieve their ultimate sustainability philosophy of building homes that will last for generations.

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“We stand solidly behind every home we build, knowing that our ultimate goal is for our communities to last throughout future generations,” says Goodrich. “I’ve been with the company for more than 25 years; it’s always been our goal to build a quality home that we could stand behind and be proud of.”

For more info, visit legendhomes.com.