The Conservancy | Low Maintenance Cottage Homes

M/I and Essex Homes offer easy living at The Conservancy

cottage style homes

The Conservancy clubhouse is nearing completion.

cottage style homes

Indoors and outdoors blend easily in this Essex Home.

Two excellent homebuilders – Essex Homes and M/I Homes – are crafting The Conservancy, McLean’s neighborhood beside Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden and the trails of the Seven Oaks Preserve with low maintenance single family homes and cottage style homes.

The Conservancy offers lower maintenance, single-family homes, complemented by a rich array of amenities ranging from a pool and clubhouse complete with a fitness center to bocce courts, an event lawn, fishing pond and a dog park.

Residents enjoy direct access to the lake and daily strolls along captivating lakefront trails in the Seven Oaks Nature Preserve beside Lake Wylie.

Essex Homes is building cottage-style homes tailored to homebuyers seeking distinctive designs and lower maintenance. All Essex homes in the cottage style homes are one-story designs with optional additional living space available on the second floor. This means that any home can be built as a three-bedroom/two-bath ranch home if desired, or with additional rooms on the second floor. Prices for Essex Homes range from the mid-$240s to the mid-$300s. For details, contact Tina Mueller at 704-842-9246 or, or visit the model open daily.

M/I Homes offers a variety of ranch home designs in The Conservancy, including many that can include a bonus room or upstairs living room. The M/I Homes Model features a “ranch-plus” design with 4-5 bedrooms and optional second-floor living space. For details, contact Melissa Shubin at 704.461.1587 or email

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