Empty-nesters hoping to simplify and first-time homebuyers seeking a place of their own will both find what they’re looking for in Camden Place, a new single-family and twin home development on Eau Claire’s north side.
Located just off Jeffers Road, Camden Place is ideal for those seeking an active lifestyle: The neighborhood will feature bike trails and sidewalks, and it’s directly adjacent to sizable, tree-covered Northwest Park.
Because Camden Place is inside Eau Claire’s city limits, lots will have city water and sewer service. Home costs will range from $165,000 to $260,000, said Cody Filipczak, co-owner of C&M Home Builders, the Eau Claire-based developer that created Camden Place.
“A lot of people are wanting to downsize,” Filipczak said of those interested in building in Camden Place. “Or it’s a young professional couple. They don’t want a big house yet, but they don’t want to rent.”
C&M is the exclusive builder for the development, which means it will handle all aspects of custom design and construction. Two on-staff designers – including Molly Filipczak, Cody’s wife and business partner – will help every step of the way.
C&M offers a profusion of ready-made home plans to choose from, ranging in size from about 1,200 to 2,900 square feet, as well as in-house drafting services that allow customers to create their dream homes. Filipczak said homes are built with energy efficiency in mind, and C&M offers options such as custom cabinets, hardwood and tile floors, upgraded trim and three-panel doors, stamped and colored concrete, and more.
Camden Place is just half a mile from the North Crossing, allowing residents quick access to U.S. 53, Clairemont Avenue, and Interstate 94. It’s also just a short jaunt from the Chippewa River and the ballfields at Jeffers Park.
Sixty-four lots are available, 37 of which are slated for twin homes. While similar to duplexes in that they are two residences with a shared wall, twin homes are owner-occupied. Each owner not only owns a residence with a shared wall but also half of the lot the structure sits on. The smaller lots and twin home construction make living in Camden Place an affordable option, Filipczak said. In fact, he notes, considering how hot Eau Claire’s real estate market is today, it may be more cost-effective to build at Camden Place than to buy an existing home elsewhere.
“A lot of people are wanting to downsize. Or it’s a young professional couple. They don’t want a big house yet, but they don’t want to rent.”
– Cody Filipczak, C&M Home Builders, on the people buying homes at Camden Place