HGTV’s Showhouse Showdown Visits Darley Green

Montachanin Builders: Delaware townhomes and condos

HGTV’s popular program Showhouse Showdown made a recent visit to Darley Green, where designers Nile and Quentin, two professionals with differing styles and tastes, tackled the same five rooms in a fierce makeover competition. Before working their magic on the new Delaware townhomes and condos, Don Robitzer – CEO of the Commonwealth Group – spoke about the developer’s vision and origins of Darley Green, and how the master planned community was created to promote home ownership in the up-and-coming town of Claymont. Robitzer explained that the townhouses and condos in Delaware are targeted to today’s young, upward professional and the first-time home buyer.

The HGTV designer throwdown was a blast from start to finish, and highlighted the versatility and ample space afforded in Darley Green’s wide selection of move-in ready homes.

Nile v. Quentin in Darley Green Showhouse Showdown

The interior designers were given two identical Darley Green model homes in the recent episode, and their polar opposite preferences were evident from the start. Practicality and function were paramount for Nile, who made high-end countertops and a stainless steel microwave the star of his gourmet kitchen. To emphasize the room’s high ceilings, Nile elevated the kitchen cabinets and also created a two-tiered island to keep meal prepping space separate when guests are visiting.

In Quentin’s kitchen, a colorful backsplash and upscale steel range hood took center stage. Favoring aesthetics over practicality, he placed the microwave in a recessed area underneath the one-level island. Quentin opted for an elegant sitting nook adjacent to the kitchen, in stark contrast to Nile’s oversized lounge that he described as “casual luxury.”

Both designers divulged some of their trade secrets, giving new homeowners some creative decorating tips and ideas to maximize a room’s positive aspects. Check out the full episode on HGTV to see who prevailed in this fun episode of Showhouse Showdown!

Come browse new townhomes in Delaware

Have you been searching for that perfect home … one that you and your family can grow into over the years? Experience all the wonderful perks of Delaware living at Darley Green, a place that captures the warmth of an old-fashioned neighborhood with tree-lined boulevards, a main street and manicured jogging trails for a brisk morning run.

At Darley Green, you’re not just buying a beautiful new home, you’re investing in a better life. And if financial obligations have stopped you from pursuing your dream of owning a new townhome, know that many of Darley Green’s residents have taken advantage of Delaware’s home buyer tax credit that gives federal income tax breaks and financial assistance on closing costs and down payments to qualified first-time buyers.

With prices starting in the low $200’s, our condos and townhouses offer a number of high-end touches including:

  • Dramatic 9-foot ceilings
  • Spacious gourmet kitchens with island
  • Granite countertops
  • Energy efficient heating
  • Brushed nickel light fixtures
  • 1 or 2 car garages
  • And up to 2,500 square feet of living space

Montchanin Builders, the premier home builders in Delaware, provide a variety of modern floor plans and features to choose from, whether you’re interested in a two-story condo or three-story townhouse. Stop by any day from 11AM-6PM to browse our model homes. Find out more about our low interest rates and special programs for first-time homebuyers by calling Community Sales Manager Amy Maluski at 302.655.2600.