Beech Spring Farm

Upscale country living within the city limits

Since 1985, developer Steve Canfield of Canfield Development has specialized in the creation of upscale single-family residential communities in Greater Louisville, with a focus on northeastern Jefferson Countly. Beech Spring Farm is a former site of Louisville's Homearama.

The development itself encompasses 209 acres on Barbour Lane, off Highway 22, between Trail Ridge road and Wolf Pen Branch Road. The 349-lot development will eventually consist of five separate villages, separated by natural boundaries and each with different lot sizes and home styles. A variety of wooded areas, creeks, a three-acre lake and more than 65 acres of open space contribute to the development's natural beauty and provide homeowners the luxury of an out-in-the country experience that's in reality, just minutes from Louisville's fastest-growing residential and shopping areas. With lakeside lots and 1.5 miles of walking trails, Beech Spring Farm emphasizes sensitivity for nature and laid-back living.

With homes priced between $450,000 to $1 million, the first section of villages in Beech Spring Farm is one step closer to Canfield's vision that originally began in 1989, when he was developing the neighboring Falls Creek subdivision. Now, more than 17 years later, his idea has become a reality that is servicing the demand for upscale homes in northeastem Louisville. Beech Spring Farm will eventually feature 209 homes. "It's a natural choice," said HBAL Executive Vice President Chuck Kavanaugh. "With the quality of homes being built and the location so convenient and being such a hot spot of activity, our members and the general public are both excited and curious about this development. We're thrilled to be part of this integral phase and look forward to watching it develop in the future," he added. The construction process of the entire development is expected to take approximately five years to complete. The first phase is off to a good start and Canfield expects the interest to continue to grow. "The Brownsboro Road corridor has become one of the city's fastest growing neighborhoods," he said. "We are confident that our project will complement the area's vision of a community that is vibrant and accessible, yet peaceful," Canfield added.

HBAL President Stan Humphrey is one of the featured Homearama builders and remarked on the development's appeal to potential buyers, "Beech Spring Farm fulfills two purposes for buyers. Its prime location meets their needs for convenience and the creative design of the development preserves much of the natural beauty of the area and as a result; gives homeowners a sense of living outside the city," he said. "It's not too often that you can blend convenience and natural beauty without compromising one of the two. I think Canfield and my fellow builders in this first stage have done an excellent job of making the most of those two critical selling points."

Homearama Chairman Scott Yates, also a featured builder this year, described the popularity of the development from a builder's perspective. "I've never seen a development take off as quickly. Going into the initial planning stages for Homearama, there were eight of the homes that were already sold," he said. "I attribute that to the prime location and beautiful, natural lay of the land."

In an effort to preserve the natural tree lines and green spaces, Canfield's Beech Spring Farm provides an ideal setting for homeowners looking for an out-in-the-country experience. The homes reflect an appreciation for that natural setting and beautiful venues in which to enjoy it. With the prestige of the homes being built and the growing demand for the location, Beech Spring Farm is a natural-born favorite for prospective homeowners who value an investment in quality and style in an area that is sure to attract even more interest in the future.