Elegant and Exciting Choices at Mountain House

by Shea Homes Northern California on August 19, 2014

Umbria by Shea Homes
Among the new homes at Mountain House, some of the most elegant and exciting choices are now released for sale. The Umbria collection features larger floorplans, generous yards, unique architecture and special features like the “Suite Home” in plans 2 and 4. These comfortable multi-generational living suites come complete with their own private entry and address, for a truly independent feel.

Keeping Families Together

Umbria’s spacious floorplans range from a single-story 2,488 square feet to a two-story plan with 3,907 total square feet. Two of the four floorplans – plans 2 and 4, include a “Suite Home” living space, where extended family can enjoy an independent lifestyle under the same roof. The “Suite Home” has a private entrance leading to a bedroom, a full bath and a kitchenette. It’s a perfect living space for in-laws, elders or even kids returning home from college. While multi-generational living is becoming more and more popular in California, there are very few new homes available that actually include such a designated living space.

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Buyers Appreciate Option of Luxury Villas at BackCountry

by Shea Homes Colorado on August 18, 2014


The Shea Homes Whispering Wind Collection of detached villas is a collection of exceptional homes base-priced from $547,400* offering upscale, yet uncomplicated, living. With 2,457 – 3,475-square feet of living space, each villa in this distinct collection includes a fabulous kitchen and master bedroom, formal dining room, generous great room, and serene outdoor retreat while offering basement finish options for secondary bedrooms, media/game rooms, and recreation rooms. In addition, each plan has room for three cars. Carefree living includes snow removal from drives and sidewalks.

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Ready in Spring 2015 will be a sophisticated Winding Pine residence. This 2,457-square-foot ranch plan offers four bedrooms and 3-1/2 bathrooms including a guest suite with full bath on main floor. Additional living spaces include a large great room with fireplace and adjacent flex-space, a well-designed kitchen with island, a morning room, a covered outdoor dining terrace, and a partially finished basement with two secondary bedrooms, a full bath, recreation room with fireplace, game/media room, and bar with wine refrigerator. This home also features stainless steel gas appliances. Priced at $724,583* buyers currently have the opportunity to select personalized interior design finishes. The listed price is not final. Please see a Community Representative for details. [read more…]

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Quiz: Which Shea Homes Arizona Community is right for you?

by Shea Homes Arizona on August 15, 2014

Are you looking for an easy place to start your search for the right Shea Homes community in Arizona? Take this quick, five question quiz to help jump start your quest for your dream home!

1)      Apart from location, when I think about my future house, ______ is most important to me.

  1. Having a yard or patio that is low-maintenance.
  2. The ability to customize my living space to match my lifestyle.
  3. Having plenty space for my family and all of our guests when we entertain.
  4. Easy access to parks and community events.

2)      When it comes to neighborhood and community life…

  1. I want to know my neighbors even though I may not see them much because I travel a lot.
  2. I don’t want the inside of my house to feel like a cookie cutter of my neighbor’s.
  3. I want spaces for gatherings of all kinds–indoor games and cocktail parties, outdoor pool parties and BBQs, intimate coffees and the block-party of the year.
  4. I want it all: pools, parks, walking trails, a place for my kids to play, club houses, community building events… you name it, I want it within walking distance.

3)      In terms of built-in features, I get most excited about…

  1. Having a luxurious mega-shower for the master bathroom.
  2. Our indoor living space flowing completely seamlessly into our outdoor living space.
  3. Having a fully functional basement with additional living and entertaining space.
  4. A family friendly park just around the corner for my kids (and our annual Turkey Bowl flag football game!)

4)      In terms of special features, it would be really great to have…

  1. A tumbled paver patio and hot tub for relaxing and entertaining.
  2. Extensive kitchen functionality and added indoor living space.
  3. The ability to build a detached RV garage, pool cabana, or guest quarters.
  4. The ability to choose a lot nearby the community pool, park, golf course, or club house.

5)      The following best sums up generally what I am looking for in a new home:

  1. I want something low maintenance that I can come and go from, but big enough to entertain and enjoy a little luxury.
  2. I am tired of being stuck with just a couple of floor plan choices. I want to be able to customize things more so my home fits my lifestyle.
  3. I am looking for something with a lot of add-on options, plenty of bedroom and living/entertaining space, and a luxurious neighborhood.
  4. I want to have a variety of choices when I am choosing a floorplan or area of town, and it is really important to me that amenities be readily available in the community.


Answer Key:

If you answered mostly A’s…

You are looking for something with minimal upkeep with a homey, modern feel and fantastic curb appeal. Our Luxury Villas at Vallarta at Verrado may be just the right fit for your taste and lifestyle!







These gated, carefree lifestyle, luxury villas are great for those looking for a spacious home with minimal upkeep. Nestled between 4 holes of the highly acclaimed Verrado Golf Course, homes in Vallarta are Energy Star 3.0 rated and Environments for Living guaranteed. Vallarta offers 3 floor plans in duos or trios, ranging from 2,137–2,548 sq. ft. and priced at priced from $260,990.*

Set against the White Tank Mountains, Verrado is inspired by the Spanish word for truth and authenticity, which is exactly what you can expect from our homes for sale in Buckeye, AZ…a small town feel with a modern community experience. Just 25 miles from Phoenix, Verrado offers a welcoming Main Street with dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Interlaced with miles of parks and trails, Verrado offers residents a championship golf club, excellent educational and recreational facilities, and healthcare resources, as well as a variety of clubs, community services, and activities.

If you answered mostly B’s…

You need something that fits your lifestyle and you want a home that doesn’t mimic all the rest. Shea3D™ is just the thing for you! With Shea3D, you have the ultimate design choices right at your fingertips.

Home buyers are presented with a range of choices available, with each model home demonstrating a distinctly different Shea3D space. Any of those spaces – Entertainment-centric, Kitchen-centric, or Outdoor-centric – can be integrated into any of the Shea3D floor plans (YourPlans) offered within that series of homes, be it a single or two-story home or a four or five bedroom home. Shea3D homes are called “YourPlans” instead of, simply, “floor plans” because each home will complement the way you live. For example, At Marbella Vineyards in Gilbert, there are 9 YourPlans and 3 lifestyle-centric spaces you can choose from to plug into your favorite YourPlan, creating a total of 27 different collective YourPlans. Shea3D YourPlans are available Desert Ambition and Intrigue; Marbella Vineyards; Greer Ranch and coming soon at Inspire at Estrella.

If you answered mostly C’s…

You will love our Luxury Ranch Style homes at Vista Montaña!

blog3Vista Montaña II features five sensational ranch style floor plans ranging from 3,091 to over 4,400 square feet. Luxury offerings include: optional basements, detached RV garages, pool cabanas, spacious bedrooms, various flexible spaces for a “custom” feel, large kitchens with expansive islands, and oversized 3-car garages. Priced from $484,990*, these homes each feature the Energy Star 3.0 rating and are Environments for Living guaranteed, leaving homeowners with a smaller carbon footprint and a smaller energy bill.

If you answered mostly D’s…








You are primarily looking for a community that will live up to the long list of things you and your family love to do! At Shea Homes AZ, we offer homes throughout the Valley of the Sun in master planned communities with amenities galore such as easy access to parks, golf, walking and biking trails, club houses, community events and classes, and more! Check out these master planned communities around Phoenix to see what life could be like in a Shea Home: Desert Ambition and Intrigue at Vistancia, Hideaway and Ridgeview at Johnson Ranch, Marbella Vineyards, Vallarta at Verrado, and The Bridges.

Please call 866-OWN-SHEA (696-7432) or visit Shea Homes Arizona online today to explore these communities in further detail!

*Shea Homes reserves the right to make changes or modifications to floorplans, elevations, specifications, materials, and prices without notice.


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SPACES Discovery Collection Is A Hit At Stepping Stone

by Shea Homes Colorado on August 7, 2014


Since opening for sales just over a year ago, the Shea SPACES Discovery Collection of homes at Stepping Stone in Parker has been a hit with new homebuyers looking for something refreshingly different.

Base priced from the low $300s – mid $400s, and ranging in size from 1,863 – 3,110 square feet, the Shea SPACES Discovery Collection at Stepping Stone is a new collection of homes that are smart and practical – just the way you live your life. From the character of the exterior elevations to the clean lines and interior finishes, these ten plans integrate traditional and modern influences inside and out. The flexibility of SPACES allows you to express yourself in how you define your surroundings. Forget compartmentalized rooms. A SPACES home grants you the freedom to create the areas you desire most.

Featured home
Currently under construction is an eye-catching 2,834-square-foot Plan 5003 with four bedrooms and four bathrooms. Priced at $421,270* this innovative home features a large great room with fireplace, an open kitchen with island and adjacent dining area, a main-floor study and laundry room, and a 2-car garage with a 1-car side-load garage. Scheduled to complete in February 2015, buyers currently have the opportunity to select personalized design finishes for this home. The aforementioned price is not final as design finishes have not yet been selected. Please see a Community Representative for details. [read more…]

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Beyond the Philodendron: Your guide to indoor greenery

August 5, 2014

This is the Split Leaf Philodendron: While this particular plant is growing outdoors, it is one of the more common plants found indoors all over the world. All variety of Philodendrons are fairly easy to take care of, but not too thrilling. As interior design continues to evolve and incorporate many different styles, even the [...]

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Shoreline Model Homes Now Open

August 5, 2014

  Ready for a picturesque California Delta living experience? Close to both the Bay Area and Sacramento, Summer Lake is located on the Delta region, next to a thousand miles of natural recreation and water sports. Shoreline is the newest collection of homes at Summer Lake in Oakley, California. You can now tour three beautiful new [...]

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New Charlotte Neighborhoods

August 5, 2014
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  We’ve been really busy here at Shea Homes of Charlotte! With so many upcoming neighborhoods that we’ll be building new homes in we thought it would be good to take a moment to break each of them down for you. Below are the bulleted key points of each new neighborhood, hopefully this makes getting the [...]

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Shea Homes Wants You to Be Safe Around Water

August 1, 2014

The summer heat has long set in here in Arizona, and if your family is like most, your kids (and perhaps a host of their friends) are in and out of the pool all day. At Shea Homes we are passionate about caring for our customers, and we want to take a minute to offer a [...]

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Eat Better Now!

July 31, 2014

Pack Your Own Lunch with Shea Homes’ Insulated Lunch Tote As back-to-school time approaches, parents must again confront that annual lunch conundrum: buy it or pack it? For roughly the same price as five days of cafeteria food, you can buy enough ingredients to pack a healthy lunch each day. With a packed lunch, you [...]

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Ranch-style Townhome Available at Tresana

July 31, 2014
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  If you are looking for stylish attached living, look to Shea Homes at Tresana for architecturally stunning residences in a tranquil Italian-inspired neighborhood. Currently, Shea has a 1,637-square-foot Cascina plan under construction that will be ready in December. Priced at $368,864* this charming 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom home includes a den, open living room with fireplace, well-appointed [...]

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