Exterior Design

 

‘Azure’ – noun: the blue color of the cloudless sky.

The serenity of a warm, breezy day. The expanse of unending horizons. Open. Unrestrained. Free. Azure, Paradise Valley - Residence 3 Showhome

That’s Azure.

Next Saturday, October 20, 2018, marks the grand opening of the first entry in our Shea Signature® line, Azure, Paradise Valley. Encompassing 66 homesites over 23 acres and a part of the Ritz-Carlton master-planned community, Azure is luxury on a new scale. Tours of the Azure showhomes will be available from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21, then by appointment only following the grand opening weekend. If you’ve been eager to see what our team has been hard at work on for the last year, now is your chance!

Azure, Paradise Valley - Residence 1 BackyardEight distinctive, highly customizable floorplans make up Azure. Here, your home is designed specifically to you, whether you prefer the minimal lifestyle or the luxe. Options range from two bedroom configurations to five bedrooms, from approximately 2,986 square feet homes to 6,800, with lot sizes from 10,000 square feet to 20,300. Base pricing ranges from $1.9 million to $3.9 million.

Located at Indian Bend Road and Mockingbird Lane in the shadow of Camelback Mountain, Azure was specifically crafted to take advantage of the beautiful natural surroundings. Residences feature transitional architecture and open floorplans designed to maximize enjoyment of the outdoors. Open riser staircases, interior courtyards, and rolling walls of glass offer a seamless flow between outdoor and indoor living spaces. Available zero edge swimming pools (from preferred pool builders), backyard patios, and loft balconies offer stunning desert and mountain views from many locations.

Shea’s architecture team led by Tracy Finley, in collaboration with lead architect Scott Carson of award-winning firm PHX Architecture has pulled out all the stops. From the eye-catching features like residential elevators and linear gas fireplaces, to carefully selected details like the natural Jerusalem stone and Distinctive Custom Cabinets, there is thoughtfully crafted beauty everywhere you look.

Azure’s interior design team will work with each buyer to personalize the interior to their specific lifestyle. By taking into account floorplans, home size, wish lists, and lifestyle, the team creates a design that is uniquely you. Azure, Paradise Valley - Residence 3 Backyard

With so many choices, no two homes in Azure will be alike.

Convenience and walkability are key at Azure. With pedestrian paths leading to nearby restaurants and shops, homeowners will be able to leave the car in the garage. With paths linking Azure to the upcoming Ritz-Carlton Paradise Valley resort, as well as The Palmeraie Shops™, a planned destination featuring over 70 premier designer boutiques, specialty retailers, and gourmet restaurants, residents will never be short on entertainment.

Additional information about Azure, Paradise Valley is available at AzurePV.com. Private appointments and tours can be scheduled beginning October 22 by contacting 480.385.1620 or 888.244.8022. To check out our other artfully designed communities, visit https://www.sheahomes.com/newhomes/phoenix/

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Lawn Care Tips For Northern California

by Shea Homes on September 17, 2018

 by Cat Murphy

There are plenty of ways to improve, as well as harm, lawns in Northern California. Newly installed lawns are beautiful, but will need homeowners that can keep up on making sure lawns stay fresh. Consider these lawn care tips for your new yard:

Keep It Taller

Your first instinct with a new yard may be to keep the grass short but doing so can actually cause more harm to the lawn overall. Allowing your grass to grow taller will help shade the grass roots from the hot California sun as well as encourage strong root systems to grow. Tall grass also helps to deter brown spots from appearing as soil becomes too dry. Consider your specific grass type for the recommended mowing height for optimal performance. Only cut up to 1/3 of the total grass blade during a mow in order to keep the grass healthy. Cutting off more than that can pull the grass root and cause significant damage to the grass blades themselves.

Don’t Overwater

We know that you want to keep your lawn alive with regular watering but did you know that too much water can also be a problem? Grass that is too wet can easily become diseased and die in soggy soil. Make sure that you are according to when it actually needs it instead of using a set schedule. Newly installed lawns will need more water to establish well but as the lawn matures make sure to check it before a watering to make sure that it actually needs a drink.

Umbria at Mountain House | Mountain House, CA

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Backyard Landscaping for Your New Home: Five Questions to Ask

by Shea Homes Arizona on August 24, 2018

 

Whether you’re considering a new Shea Home, are in process of planning the outdoor living space for your new home, or you just want to spruce up your current backyard, we’ve got you covered. As a Shea Homes® homeowner, you have a few options when it comes to designing your backyard. Let these questions guide you toward a backyard that truly suits your lifestyle.
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  • Do you want to landscape before or after you move in?

If you’d like to move in with the backyard finished and ready to entertain, our sales team will connect you with talented landscape architects we partner with to craft your dream space and roll all associated landscaping costs into your new home mortgage. Otherwise, depending on the guidelines from your Homeowners Association, you could wait a few months to get a feel for the space and decide how you’d like to personalize your yard later.
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Prescott Homes Coming Soon to Mountain House

by Shea Homes Northern California on August 13, 2018

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Prescott by Shea Homes® is coming soon to Hansen Village in Mountain House. We’ve shined a light on the American dream and made it work in every way. Prescott is quintessential Northern California living, with more style, function and living space than you ever thought possible.

From covered porches to open living areas, these homes offer the best of old and new. Classic architecture makes a great first impression, while generous square footage, master suites and 3 car garages tick all the boxes. These homes are expected to start selling sometime later this fall – and construction on our model homes is already underway!

View these two new home plans below and see which one fits you best:

Prescott Plan 1
Prescott Plan 1 Floor Plan

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Adding a Swimming Pool to Your Home? Things You Should Know

May 18, 2018

Have fun in the sun and stay cool by the pool! With that lovely extended spring behind us and the infamous Arizona summer on its way, Valley residents are pulling out their swimsuits and stocking up on sunscreen. Shea Homes® homeowners in communities like Recker Pointe and Ambition at Eastmark (and soon, 24 North) love […]

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You’re Invited: April 14 Grand Opening of Shea Homes Gateway Quarter – Aperture, Emblem, and Origin

April 13, 2018

Origin 7512 Shea Homes® Arizona is thrilled to announce the Grand Opening of Gateway Quarter, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on April 14, 2018 at the S.E. corner of Ellsworth and Germann Road in Queen Creek, AZ. This new development, offering stunning views of the Superstition Mountains, is made up of three diverse communities […]

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House Design Trends for 2018 Q&A: Latest Trends and Insights from Shea Homes®

March 29, 2018

A new year means new architectural designs are taking over the housing market. So, what will the popular building styles and exterior trends be this year? Martin Reill, a Shea Homes Product Development Manager weighs in with his thoughts on what trends will be big in 2018 and beyond.

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Shea Homes Grillin’ & Chillin’ Event in Vivace Harmony

March 26, 2018
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  On Saturday, April 14, 2018, Shea Homes® invites you to stop by their four furnished model homes in Vivace at Harmony from noon to 3 pm for their Grillin’ & Chillin’ Event. This event is a great way to meet Harmony home owners and see the lifestyle offered in the community. Stop by for […]

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Quick Patio Upgrades just in Time for Spring Entertaining

March 9, 2018

  We Arizonans are basking in gorgeous spring-like weather. Whether you want a place to sip your iced tea in style, or you’re looking to create a backyard retreat for a series of soirees, we have you covered. These patio upgrades will make your backyard the place everyone wants to hang out. Geometric Outdoor Rug […]

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24 Exclusive Victory Homes at Bay Meadows

February 13, 2018
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  Victory by Shea Homes®, located at Bay Meadows in San Mateo, shine with architect- and designer-curated touches. Every big-picture floor plan, fine wood cabinet and delicately finished stretch of stone counter has been thoughtfully chosen to create an exceptional living experience. Details always matter. Here, they also stand out. At Victory, you can choose […]

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