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Vista Dorado ‘Supermodel’ Homes Now Open

by Shea Homes Northern California on May 3, 2016

Vista Dorado ImageFour gorgeous ‘supermodel’ homes were recently unveiled at the new Vista Dorado community, located among the rolling hills of Mount Diablo. Featuring semi-custom homes on approximately 1/3 to half-acre lots in a serene gated community, Vista Dorado is unlike any new home community Brentwood has ever seen.

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Is BackCountry right for you? Three questions to ask yourself.

by Shea Homes Colorado on November 19, 2015

 

No man is an island, they say, and neither is a home. It’s critical that your “perfect home” be in a community that’s equally in sync with your tastes and lifestyle. Because, after all, you do have to go outside sometime.

If you’re considering BackCountry for your future home, ask yourself these three questions. They’ll help clarify what’s unique about the community and if it’s right for you.

1. How important is the outdoors to you?
If you moved to Colorado for its natural beauty and endless outdoor activities, then go ahead and skip to question #2. In other words, run, do not walk, to BackCountry—you were made for each other. Otherwise, let’s explore this idea a bit. First of all, depending on how it’s situated, your home can offer magnificent sunset vistas of the mountains and foothills, which are easily accessed thanks to BackCountry’s southwest metro location near C-470. Also, within South Rim, the community’s private wilderness of 467 acres, you can walk, run, or ride bikes and spot all kinds of wildlife. Keep going and you’ll head straight into the Backcountry Wilderness Area, home to 26 miles of trails, more critters such as deer, elk, and wild turkey, as well as regular Highlands Ranch organized activities such as archery, horseback riding, hikes, camping, and hunting. And if you just want a nice and easy after-dinner walk, stroll on one of the many winding trails within the neighborhood or visit one of the six parks.

Sundial House Pool

On the other hand, if the Discovery Channel gives you all the nature you want, consider Question 2.

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Vista Dorado Now Open: Big, Beautiful Homes in a Gated Brentwood Community

by Shea Homes Northern California on October 8, 2015

 

In the greater Bay Area, palatial homes with nice yards are hard to come by. So Shea Homes has introduced a new community in Brentwood, California that is ideal for families looking for more space and style. At Vista Dorado, you’ll find plenty of both. Vista Dorado is comprised of thoughtfully designed one-level and two-story single-family homes. They offer space to roam and room to grow for families of all shapes and sizes.

Set in a private surrounding bordered by vineyards, olive groves, and the rolling hills of Contra Costa County, Vista Dorado is an extraordinary place to live. It offers majestic views of Mount Diablo and easy access to Brentwood’s small-town charm. And while it may feel like you’re truly away from it all, you’re actually only about an hour from San Francisco or Silicon Valley. And the best news is that the Sales Office is now open! Call (925) 238-0896 to schedule your visit.

If Brentwood sounds appealing, Vista Dorado will prove to be downright irresistible. The possibilities at Vista Dorado will make a lasting impression and leave you with a longing for its airy living areas and incredible functionality. The sales office is now open at 2270 Reserve Drive in Brentwood, giving you an early opportunity to learn more about one of these spectacular homes, starting at just under $1,000,000. Vista Dorado homes are offered with one story or two, on 1/3 to half acre lots, with desirable features like indoor/outdoor living spaces, independent multi-generational suites with a private entry and oversized gourmet kitchens where families can gather.

Vista Dorado Single Level Comfort

Vista Dorado Plan 2

These highly sought-after single level floor plans feature 3 to 5 bedrooms, 3 ½ to 4 baths and 3 car garages. Plan 1, with 3,264 square feet of living, features an open courtyard and covered patio that will allow you to enjoy the fabulous climate all year long inside or out. Plan 2 offers room to grow in this 3,849 square feet home with a generous kitchen, great room, optional fifth bedroom,  and a bonus Suite Home with its own private entry. Plan 3, at 4,122 square feet, beckons on those who love to cook and entertain at home. It features an expansive 2-island kitchen with a super pantry, butler’s panty and an optional outdoor kitchen. An optional Suite Home with its own private entry allows for independent living and multi-generational harmony. VIEW HOME PLANS

Two Story Homes for More Space and Luxury

Vista Dorado Plan 6

For those seeking a two-story home, more space and the luxury of spreading out, there are 3 floor plans to choose from. They feature 5 bedrooms, 4 to 4 ½ baths, 3 to 4 car garage and range from 4,718 to 5,185 square feet. These homes are perfect for family gatherings or private moments. They include generous indoor/outdoor living with covered patios, open kitchens leading into the great room perfect for entertaining. For more privacy, these homes include a den area, nook or lounge, lavish master suite and optional Suite Home. The Suite Home is a great option if you have college kids returning from school or grandparents who want to stay close, but have their own space.
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All in all, homes at Vista Dorado offer a wonderful combination of residential comfort and small town charm. Discover Vista Dorado and you may find that a home in Brentwood is exactly what your family needs.

For information on any of these homes, or to schedule your visit, call the sales office at (925) 238-0896.

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Read a book. Make a friend at BackCountry.

by Shea Homes Colorado on June 30, 2015

 

Once a month, between 10 and 14 women gather at the Sundial House at BackCountry, a master-planned community by Shea Homes —ostensibly to talk about the book they’ve read, but more importantly, to deepen their sense of community.

Danni Holland, the founder of the BackCountry Book Club, wants to make clear that the doors are wide open to everyone in the community.

“We usually have one or two newcomers each meeting,” says Danni. “And we’d love to keep growing.” No intellectual posturing required—this is a friendly group open to all BackCountry residents, where the time splits naturally between book chat and pure socializing. Books usually don’t get overly lofty, and include both fiction and nonfiction, since one of the goals of the group was to help lure each other out of their reading comfort zones. They vote on book selections every couple of months.

The group’s diversity makes it all the more interesting, says Danni. “Our members range in age from mid-30s to 80s. The difference in life experience and perspectives adds so much to our discussions.” She says the book club has also very much facilitated friendships. In fact, she met her closest BackCountry friend at the first book club, not realizing that she actually lived just four doors down from her. Others have experienced the same, forging friendships that include walking together and other get-togethers. Not too surprising, given that “there’s a lot of neighborliness at BackCounty in general,” says Danni. “We have lots of outgoing, friendly neighbors around us,” she says. “I think people move here because they want to live in a neighborly community. The kind where there aren’t fences and there’s a good level of trust.”

As Danni says, “We come together around a book, but we stay together for the friendships.”

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