Why the best parties happen at Stepping Stone.

by Shea Homes Colorado on February 11, 2016

 

Some might say Stepping Stone’s  festive streak is simply a function of the fun, friendly people who tend to move there. (At Stepping Stone by Shea Homes, there’s a great mix of young couples, families, and empty nesters all eager to connect.) Or it could be the very active HOA that’s always cooking up special events where neighbors get to know each other. All true, but there’s another factor at work: Stepping Stone offers perfect places for entertaining, both at the Lantern House and in residents’ own homes.

The Lantern House is a beautiful gathering place where residents not only meet for community events, but host private parties. Summer pool bashes are a popular choice, thanks to the competition-sized pool and sundeck. But winter holiday parties are just as easy with a lounge, rooms of assorted sizes, a kitchen with bar seating, and a dining area that accommodates 75 people.

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That said, Stepping Stone homeowners have some amazing places to entertain right in their own homes. Visit any of the model homes and you may find yourself dreaming up the guest list for your housewarming party. [read more…]

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New Community Designed to Bring Balance and Well-being to Life

by Shea Homes Northern California on February 9, 2016

 

​Livermore’s newest community, Sage, offers more than just beautiful new homes, it provides a holistic lifestyle designed to counteract the stress of a fast-paced life. Central to Shea Homes’ vision of four new collections of two to four bedroom townhomes is a sanctuary filled with an abundance of amenities. A swimming pool, cabanas, fitness center and clubhouse are what you would expect from a luxury master-planned community, but we have included additional features, such as a spa, yoga lawn, community garden, bocce ball courts, bike paths, an art walk, a wellness circuit, and plenty of quiet spaces, to help residents recharge and refresh the mind and body.

After more than two years of design and planning, Shea has created an environment in which to decompress. “Sage is a prime example of the evolution of a master-planned community for the way you live today” according to Layne Marceau, President of Shea Homes Northern California.

Drought tolerant landscaping and an art walk, consisting of 12 original sculptures by artists Ivan McLean and Christopher Curtis, adds to the charm and cohesion of this holistic community. Additional sports and recreation spaces are available across the street at Cayetano Park, which offers sports fields and basketball courts along with a dog park and playground. [read more…]

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Design Trends: Painted Cabinets

by Shea Homes Southen California on February 8, 2016

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There’s a number of design trends that are making a big splash for 2016, and the Shea Homes Design Studio has the scoop on what’s all the rage this year! We’re excited to share them with you in our new monthly series.

If you feel like your kitchen has been looking drab and boring lately, there’s a little trick that might be the cure: painted cabinets! Yes, painted cabinets are becoming a huge hit and are rejuvenating lackluster kitchens everywhere. 

So, what are we talking about exactly? Watch our video below to see what a big difference the color of your cabinets can make –  and see what style speaks to you.

 

 

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While much of the country is still digging out from a cold and snowy winter, we Arizonans are gearing up for some serious fun in the sun. From outdoor concerts to festivals and spring training, there are a whole lot of outdoor activities to get excited about.

Get your tickets to the Good Life Festival 
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Food trucks, a vendor village, and a concert by the Band Perry are a few reasons why you won’t want to miss the popular Good Life Festival, taking place on March 5 at our very own Encanterra Country Club in San Tan Valley. While you’re there, be sure to stroll through the model homes for music and wine tasting. Tickets are available at thegoodlifefest.com

Visit the Desert Botanical Garden 
Desert Botanical GardenPhoto credit: Desert Botanical Garden

Escape from reality and immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Desert Botanical Garden. Start with an iced tea and bite to eat at Gertrude’s, then stroll the garden at your leisure. If you haven’t yet experienced the Bruce Munro: Sonoran Light at the Desert Botanical Garden installation, it’s not too late. Just be sure you visit before its last day on February 27.

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Grand Opening Event: Crestline and The Courts

February 4, 2016




  Shea Homes Southern California is excited to announce that we will be debuting two brand-new neighborhoods at the Baker Ranch community in Lake Forest: Crestline and The Courts. The grand opening celebration will take place on Saturday, February 20, 2016. It’s going to be a day packed with fun activities, including: touring model homes, participating […]

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First Sage Sales Release Sells Out in Livermore!

February 3, 2016




The first 21 homes released for sale at Sage have sold out! Excitement was in the air on Saturday as 59 pre-qualified parties joined us for the first release of Sage homesites in Livermore. Future homeowners were, quite literally, jumping for joy as they were selected by drawing for their new home. (PHOTOS) Model homes are under […]

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Lights, camera, Reunion

February 2, 2016
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  Next time you see a family smiling, assembled in well­-coordinated outfits, maybe standing beside the lake at Reunion a master plan community by Shea Homes, take a look to see who’s on the other side of the camera. Chances are it’s Holly Pilz, Reunion resident and up-­and­-coming family photographer. Owner of Holly Jean Photography,  Holly found […]

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Photo Highlights from the Shea Homes Partnership with the Arizona Cardinals

January 28, 2016




The Arizona Cardinals may not be headed to the Super Bowl, but what a season it was! We like to think that maybe, just maybe, we had a little something to do with it (wink, wink). As a proud partner of the team, we had a blast sharing our enthusiasm for the Arizona Cardinals – […]

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Modern family. Why the Anglins fell for Stepping Stone’s up-to-date style.

January 28, 2016




  It certainly wasn’t for lack of trying. Dan Anglin had been house hunting for a long time. But all those resale homes lacked the modern style he prefers. And after he and Susan met at work and eventually married, they were in total agreement. “All the resale homes we saw needed a lot of […]

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Energy Efficiency and Your Home – Infographic

January 27, 2016




  Energy Efficiency has been a huge buzzword in the home building industry lately. The team here at Shea Homes of Charlotte compiled this infographic to help those homeowners, and home buyers, who are energy conscious navigate the waters… or should we say the currents?  

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