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A distinguished enclave nestled in the heart of Pleasant Hill, The Reserve is bringing an all-new collection of distinctive single-family homes to this prime Bay Area location with one-of-a-kind designs and up to 3,648 square feet of airy living space.

The Phase 2 Sales Release is happening Saturday, March 6 at 11am, and you have the chance to take your spot on the Priority List, which will begin forming this Saturday, February 20 at 11am.

 

 

To take advantage of this incredible opportunity to own one of these stunning one- or two-story designs with elegant appointments and built-in sophistication, you must first get pre-qualified from one of our designated lenders:

  • Kurt Kessler at SAFE Credit Union (925) 246-2175
  • Ron Findlay at U.S. Bank (925) 895-8707
  • Melinda Pacheco at Wells Fargo (925) 785-8125
  • Charlene Low & Jennifer Trujillo at Omni Mortgage (925) 224-8700

The next step is to send your pre-approval letter to our community sales manager, Darrell Hanson, at [email protected]. The sales office, located at 580 Boyd Road in Pleasant Hill, and model home at The Reserve are open by appointment only, so call (925) 200-4587 to schedule a time to experience this spectacular living destination for yourself.

Review the sales release guidelines here, and don’t wait to join the Priority List once it starts forming, because these desirable homes won’t last long.

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The Coronavirus pandemic has probably been the most life-altering global event of the last one hundred plus years. Like the plot of a Hollywood movie, a novel virus swept out, altered and is altering life as we know it. Almost everything that people take for granted has been affected. The pandemic has affected the way we work, the way we shop, the way we play, the way we learn and even the way we will build our houses in the future.

How will the Coronavirus pandemic affect the houses of the future? What are the home design trends we expect to see more often as people adjust to living under the shadow of a global epidemic?

In this brief article, we examine the ways the Coronavirus is affecting housing design. We seek answers to the question of how people’s most intimate spaces – their homes – will be affected. Follow us as we together with East Bay Property Management explore the surprising ways the pandemic is changing what people now prioritize in their living area.

 

1. More light and larger spaces
A lot of people now spend a good part of their time away from home and only coming back home to rest and recharge. But when they are unable to leave their homes, people are finding their homes confining and realizing they are a poor substitute for the outdoors. As a result, new homes now mimic the roominess and natural light of the outdoors. Families want to be able to stay home without getting in each other’s way. There is an incorporation of more natural lighting to compensate for people’s inability to walk in the streets.

 

2.    Better and bigger kitchens
Eating out used to be an option most people had. But with restaurants shut down and delivery services unable to work, the only place people could get their meals was from their kitchens. Suddenly, the standard kitchen became inadequate for satisfying the needs of people used to eating a variety of foods. Newer kitchens are being fitted with more equipment to make them more functional. And because of cooking several meals each day, kitchens are being designed to have more room. A significant feature of these new kitchens is massive and multifaceted storage spaces.

 

3.    More privacy
With more time spent together, the possibility for people to get on each other’s nerves or invade their privacy has also increased. To minimize the chances of this happening, families are prioritizing separate rooms for every child in the house. There is also a marked tendency toward having an extra room in the home. People are exploring more options for creating spaces where family members can go to have some time away from others.

 

4.    Better home offices and workspaces
Before the pandemic, there was a definite movement toward telecommuting. A growing number of companies were opting to let their staff work from home. But the pandemic has transformed what was a trickle of remote workers into a flood. Also, with their children spending more time indoors, parents are discovering that their desk in the corner of the dining area is no longer enough. Consequently, there is a transformation of the home office from a small corner in the home to a full-fledged office with a significant amount of space dedicated to it.

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5.    Spaces for exercise and recreation
Being sheltered at home has prevented people from going to the gym or doing any form of outdoor exercise activity. At the same time, with time on their hands, too much food to eat and a lot of energy to burn, more people are looking for ways to keep fit. The solution to this is that a lot of homes have large gyms. Families that can afford it are investing in swimming pools and facilities for outdoor recreational activities. Beyond the need to stay fit, people are also doing these to preserve their mental health.

 

6.    Gardening and expansive outdoor spaces
For want of something to do, many people now take gardening as a hobby. The motivation for doing this has been because they want to grow some of their food themselves. It is also to find something creative to engage their minds while they shelter in place. In order to accommodate this newfound love for gardening and other outdoor hobbies, many homes are now having bigger spaces in front and behind. This home design is to give children a lot of room to play in.

 

In addition to the above trends, we are also seeing:

  • A slight move away from the open-plan floor space as people add screens to section off their workspace and reduce noise.
  • A stronger move toward energy efficiency. That is because families are finding that their energy bills are getting higher. After all, they are spending more time at home.

The Coachella Valley real estate market is having one of its best summer seasons ever as homebuyers move away from bustling cities for more space and communities that take life at a slower pace. With low interest rates and beautiful new homes to choose from, you can see why people are flocking to the desert.

Sage in Palm Desert is the oasis you’ve been searching for in these unprecedented times. These homes feature five inspired floor plans and come with buyer-owned photovoltaic solar. Plus, residents enjoy the great resort-style amenities, where they can break a sweat in the fitness center, escape the heat in the refreshing pool and much more.

The community is open, and you can get pre-qualified today. Make an appointment by contacting Casey Erickson at 760.984.9026 or [email protected].

Check out the full news story about Coachella Valley real estate here.

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Palm Springs Life magazine featured Sage in Palm Desert in its latest issue! Read all about it here.

The community is open, and you can get pre-qualified today. Make an appointment by contacting Casey Erickson at 760.984.9026 or [email protected].

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Tucked in the established neighborhood of Tracy, CA with its friendly small-town charm is the new collection of single-family homes at Elissagaray Ranch. Close to downtown Tracy’s shopping, dining and excellent schools, these one- and two-story homes are mixing traditional styles with flexible comfort.

Four distinct floor plans feature up to 3,531 sq. ft. of living space, four bedrooms and tons of personalization options that make these homes versatile for any lifestyle. From optional covered outdoor rooms and loft spaces to dens and added bedrooms, you’ll have room to grow, entertain and enjoy life in a home designed for you.

Tracy’s proximity to the Bay Area is one of the many benefits of choosing Elissagaray Ranch as a place to put down roots. Here, the opportunity to own a bigger home on a larger lot in a tight-knit community is well within reach. Spend weekends exploring nearby neighborhood parks, including Tiago Park, Kellogg Park and Tracy Sports Complex, where you’ll find plenty of green space and recreation for the whole family. Come for a visit and experience the possibilities of this inviting Northern California community.

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We recently introduced you to Rose Avenue Estates, and now is the time to take the next steps in purchasing one of these luxury new homes in Pleasanton.

To join the Phase 1 sales release Priority List, all potential buyers must contact and receive a qualification letter from one of our designated lenders. The Priority List for Rose Avenue Estates will be established starting at 10:00 am on Saturday, August 25th. See the Sales Release Guidelines for additional information.

See the links below to access important information:

Questions? Contact Kathy Marusic today by calling 925-200-4146 or emailing [email protected] for more information on how to get pre-qualified!

Rose Avenue Estates Community Information:

  • New upscale single-family homes near downtown Pleasanton
  • Up to 4,463 sq. ft.
  • Up to 4 bedrooms
  • Up to 4.5 bathrooms
  • Selling from the high $1 millions

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Rose Avenue Estates is redefining luxury living in Pleasanton. A brand-new Ponderosa Homes community, this collection of upscale single-family residences present exceptional designs by award-winning architects, all just a short stroll from the spirited hub of downtown.

Choose from a selection of three spacious floor plans offering up to 4,463 sq. ft. of interior living space, five bedrooms and a host of great features, including a covered outdoor room perfect for entertaining friends and family. Now selling from the low $2 millions, these stunning residences will bring out your inner chef with a carefully-planned gourmet kitchen and provide a relaxing sanctuary with a tranquil master suite.

Named one of the 50 best cities to live in America, it’s easy to imagine life in Pleasanton’s picturesque surroundings. Rose Avenue Estates has the small-town charm you’ve been searching for in a convenient location near downtown and key employers in the Bay Area. With weekend farmers’ markets, local parks and natural beauty all around, it’s time to experience all that this vibrant community has to offer.

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Lot 11 | Red Hawk

March 21, 2018

Don’t miss this amazing opportunity at Red Hawk, an exceptional community on the west side of Danville. Lot 11 is a desirable Residence 1, featuring 3,230 square feet of living space, four bedrooms and four baths – all in a spacious single-story floor plan.

Imagine pulling into the private paver driveway and entering through your new three-car garage. Once inside, you’ll fall in love with the gourmet kitchen including new stainless steel Wolf appliances, a Sub-Zero built-in refrigerator, upgraded cabinetry and a stylish California room complete with an outdoor fireplace. This home is an entertainer’s dream from start to finish.

Located near great shopping, dining and outdoor fun in vibrant Danville, life at Red Hawk is the perfect mix of small-town charm and modern convenience you’ve been looking for in your new home search. This is an exciting chance to own the home of your dreams in San Ramon Valley – call or visit the Red Hawk sales office today for details on this stunning residence.

Lot 11 at Red Hawk:

  • Single-Story Floor Plan
  • 3,230 Sq. Ft.
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 4 Baths
  • Optional Hobby Room + Exterior Door
  • 3-Car Garage

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Live in the here and now at The Vines in Livermore. This vibrant community features distinct two-story floor plans with up to 2,235 sq. ft., four bedrooms, gourmet kitchens, luxury master suites and energy-saving features throughout. Stylish architecture by award-winning KTGY Group, Inc. and low-maintenance homesites make it no surprise that these timeless homes are selling fast.

Each residence includes custom options such as bonus rooms and lofts that easily transform into an extra bedroom or home office. The perfect mix of comfort and style, The Vines is conveniently located in the heart of Wine Country – just a short drive from great shopping, dining, beautiful scenery and renowned wineries.

Be sure to come by for a visit to experience the stunning new homes in person. The sales office is open Thursday through Sunday from 9am to 5pm and Monday from 2pm to 5pm. See you soon!

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With the holidays around the corner and Thanksgiving a week away, it’s time to start planning out everyone’s favorite meal with friends and family. Make this Thanksgiving in your new Ponderosa home extra special with our favorite recipes and décor tips. From green bean sides to pumpkin pie bites, there’s always room for tasty new dishes sure to make everyone want seconds.

The eating starts early once guests begin popping into the kitchen. So this year, stop them in their tracks and keep them busy with some pre-meal finger food while you finish up last-minute preparations. These roasted balsamic cranberry and brie crostinis or baked mac-and-cheese bites are the perfect appetizers and sure to be a tasty hit.

Next up – side dishes. What is Thanksgiving dinner if not a huge collection of everyone’s favorite sides? Add this creamy green bean casserole for a hearty twist on a classic favorite or try out this recipe for candied sweet potatos with bourbon – a sweet dish that packs a kick!

Save the best for last with these tasty pumpkin pie cheesecake bars that are certified kid-friendly treats. And along with your favorite pie selection, add this caramel pecan pie to the mix, but save room for these adorable chocolate kiss acorns that are as cute as they are delicious.

Now that you have the menu, it’s time to get your new home ready for all the festivities. Welcome friends and family with this chalkboard door greeting or DIY Thanksgiving message board perfect for embracing the spirit of the holiday. Lastly, create a festive tablescape with one of these easy-to-make centerpieces – also a great way to add a personal touch to the occasion.

Wishing everyone a happy Thanksgiving from Ponderosa Homes!

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