Awesome Ranch House Remodel Video

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This home was a typical California Ranch home that was transformed in a cost effective manner into an outstanding “great room” home that fits the needs of today’s modern family. The renovator blew out the wall between the tiny kitchen and living room, creating a beautiful gathering space with a gorgeous exhibition kitchen, social island, and entertainment area. In doing this, the designer connected the kitchen to the outdoor entertaining area in the yard as well. An intelligent use of dazzling materials such as glass tile coupled with smart but cost effective tiles makes for a terrific treatment of the bathrooms. Square footage was added for larger master bedroom suite, and indoor laundry. A consistent use of finishes, color, fixtures, and lighting all combine to make this home a winner. This home is a great template for updating and adding appropriate square footage to a once dated home. Homes like this fly off the market.

Plan 4 Enclave at Waverly Park: Pumpkin Patch Development in Mountain View CA

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This is the Plan 4 home at the Summerhill new home development in Mountain View CA at the former Pumpkin Patch property on Grant Road. The first release plan 4 homes will sell for approximately $1,770,000.00, and be constructed on at least an 8,000 square foot lot. The plan 4 homes feature 5 bedrooms and 31/2 baths.  These new construction homes will have approximately 2925 to 2940 square feet. New homes will have some features that buyers can customize to their needs such as extra bedrooms, study areas, or media/family room areas. Summerhill builders does an outstanding job of making their homes customizable to the needs of  buyers. If the past is any indication, this luxury builder will price each individual home according to the market conditions at the time of release, and the desirability of the  location within the complex.  This plan 4 model home is currently the sales office, which is where the garage is located. There will be 53 single family homes built in the Enclave at Waverly Park development, but only three models: plan 1, a single story home, plan 3, a two story home and plan 4, one of the largest homes. The plan two homes and plan 5 homes will not have a sales model, however some have already been sold. The price quotations by Summerhill are for homes with standard (as in plain) finishes. As in all Summerhill new home developments, ALL prices are subject to change without notice.

Homes for sale, especially new homes for sale in the greater Los Altos and Mountain View neighborhoods have been increasing in price since April of 2009. This week I spoke with 5 different families that have plans to relocate to the Silicon Valley area and so I would expect that these gorgeous new single family homes will cost more with each release by Summerhill home builders.

Innovative Floor Plans: The architectural design of Summerhill developments really takes into account the needs of today’s homebuyers. All homes will have a ground floor bedroom so that aging visitors or relatives can easily enjoy the home without fear of falling while climbing stairs. The optional Casita, a small guest house is intelligently designed an beautifully detailed. It could serve as a guest house, au pair quarters, or slightly removed office or studio. The optional Casita really fits the needs of today’s buyers.

Summerhill homes is perhaps the most savvy new homes developer in the Bay Area or even the nation. They always seem to be launching their developments at the beginning of a business expansion, typically in an excellent school district, and in a convenient, sought after location. Generally, they only release a few new homes at a time, unlike other builders that release many homes or home sites at once. If homes are released in an upwardly trending real estate market, the costs of  the new homes in each release escalates over time, mostly due to market conditions. Real Estate market conditions in the Silicon Valley are heavily influenced by an expanding economy and job market. In the past, there have been times when multiple offers were a frequent occurence in a Summerhill development.

Green Homes: Not only are these homes beautiful, spacious and conveniently located, but they will be green point rated. Each new construction home in the Enclave at Waverly Park development will have some very significant green features, along with some even greener options.

Green Home features include some of the following:

All homes will have some Solar

Green Point Rated

Tankless hot water heaters

15% plus over t-24

Low-emitting insulation in walls and ceilings

Hot water pipe insulation

Energy Star appliances

Low VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) for paints, caulking, and adhesives

Bath fans that are Energy Star: They have a vent that closes when you turn them off so heat does not escape out the fan

Low flow toilets

HVAC filter MERV 8+

High efficiency air conditioner with environmentally responsible refrigerants

Optional Green Features include the following:

Whole house fans

Blowin-in insulation

Owl electricity monitor

Kohler dual flush toilets

Map of Homesites and Plans: Enclave Waverly Park

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Map of Homesites for the Pumpkin Patch development

This is a map of the homesites for the Enclave at Waverly Park in Mountain View CA. This new home development of 53 homes along Grant Road in Mountain View CA has had instant success. In the first release 6 of the 9 new homes available were sold in less than two weeks. These home range in price from the high $1.5M up to about $1.8M at this time. These approx prices are with standard finishes, and most homes will probably have many updated finishes. The residence one is a one story home and only 11 of these homes will be built. This is the most popular of the models according to the marketing team.

Scroll down to see previous blogs with  videos of Residence Plan 1 and Residence Plan 3.

Enclave at Waverly Park, Plan 3, New Pumpkin Patch Development

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Enclave at Waverly Park Plan 3 Home by Summerhill builders, in the Pumpkin Patch Development of Mountain View CA. Approx. $1,680,000.00 prior to upgrades. Residence 3, 3-4 Bedrooms, some homes can be configured for an optional 5th bedroom. Approx 2890 square feet, Approx. 8300+ sq ft lot. These are green point rated homes featuring solar, tankless water heaters, sprinklers, and many for green amenities. This new home development is located in the former Pumpkin Patch on Grant Road. The location is very convenient to shopping, world class health care at El Camino Hospital and Palo Alto Medical Foundation, and transportation corridors including Hwy 85, Hwy 237, Hwy 101 and Hwy 280, and the Cal-Train. The first release of 9 homes had 6 of the nine home sell within the first two weeks. The most popular home is the one story plan one home. Scroll down to see a video of the Plan 1 home.