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5 Must-Have Kitchen Tools

by Shea Homes Arizona on October 30, 2015

 

One of the first things you’ll notice walking into a Shea Homes model is the expansive kitchen design, featuring tons of cabinet and counter space. Sure, these drool-worthy kitchens are easy to fill with all your pots and pans, gadgets and appliances. But what are the must-have items no kitchen should be without?

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  1. Mandoline Slicer: Have you ever wanted to slice paper-thin vegies or turn out a large batch of sliced cucumbers in a hurry? Fast fingers and sharp knives only go so far. One of these handy gadgets, with interchangeable blades and finger guards, can make fast work of big jobs and look great, too!

Mandoline Slicer

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Are you in search for a new home that will accommodate the way you live life and fulfills your list of must-haves? Shea Homes is daring to take homebuilding to the next level by offering more personalized options per floor plan design. Case in point, Shea3D™ at Colliers Hill in Erie. Shea3D™ is a revolutionary new concept that invites you to select one of three main-floor designs per floor plan that best embodies the heart of your home.

What is your preference?
How do you live life? Are you an entertainer, an aspiring gourmet cook, an easy-going outdoor type, or a combination of the three? Each of the seven Shea3D™ plans has three main-floor lifestyle options: Entertainment, Kitchen, and Outdoor. The different lifestyle options take the primary main-floor living spaces of a well-appointed kitchen, great room, and dining area and changes them up to identify a focal point for your home that reflects how and where you enjoy spending most of your time. If you like an open floor plan where guests can mix and mingle, the Entertainment Lifestyle may be for you. If you enjoy creating amazing culinary delights, the Kitchen Lifestyle may be the suitable center of your home. Finally, if you like the idea of spending just about as much time outside as in, check out the Outdoor Lifestyle.

Spotlight Home – Plan 351
This week’s Spotlight Home is the 1,996-square-foot Plan 351 with 3-4 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms base priced from the mid $300s. Paired with the Lifestyle option of your choice, this fantastic home offers a second-level loft that can option into a fourth bedroom, a mudroom and laundry room just off the 2-car garage, a covered front porch, and an option for a covered back patio.

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Exterior of the model 351, which offers 3-4 bedrooms, including spacious master bedroom and bathroom.

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White and gray design with pops of color makes this room a spectacular place for relaxation.

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With open kitchen, dining and living areas, this home is sure to be an entertainers dream.

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Picture yourself enjoying a movie night with the family in this spacious living area.

For more information on Shea3D™ at Colliers Hill and what we’re up to at the Colorado division, like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram, Google+ and YouTube, and get inspired with us on Pinterest.

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Shea Homes Brings Revolutionary Designs To New Home Market

by Shea Homes Colorado on December 22, 2014

 

What is Shea3D™
Have you ever toured a model home and found that you love the second-floor layout, but wish you could reconfigure the first floor to accommodate how you live life? Shea3D™ offers three different first-floor options: outdoor, entertainment, and kitchen lifestyles. You can select the first-floor option that best matches your individual preferences. The outdoor lifestyle is for homeowners who feel their outdoor spaces are an extension of interior living spaces. With optimum flow between the kitchen, great room, and dining area, as well as access to the patio, the entertainment lifestyle is perfect for, well, entertaining. Just as the name implies the kitchen lifestyle living is all about the kitchen with its large island, ample cabinetry for storage, double pantries, and abundant counterspace.

What do all these options mean for you? Multiple options mean more opportunities to have the home of which you’ve been dreaming.

Priced from the $340s, this series offers seven plans, including a ranch, that range from 1,925 to 2,835 square feet. These plans offer two to five bedrooms, well-appointed kitchens with eat bars, open dining areas, great rooms, lofts, main-floor studies, unfinished basements, and 2-3 car garages. Architecturally, these plans have beautifully designed traditional, craftsman, and modern exteriors.
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Caption: Shea3D™ is exclusive to Colliers Hill in Erie, Colorado. Take a virtual tour our five model homes.

Available Home
Available now is a Shea3D™ Plan 351 priced at $360,539*. Featuring the entertainment lifestyle this 4-bedroom, 2-1/2 bath home has a well-designed kitchen that opens to both the great room and dining area, a main-floor laundry room, mud room off the 2-car garage, and air conditioning. Stylish design finishes include charcoal wood-style laminate flooring, tile flooring in the master and secondary bathrooms, Caesarstone concrete engineered stone perimeter kitchen countertops with a backsplash, pebble beach slab granite kitchen island, Corian medea countertops in the bathrooms, and spring valley maple cabinetry. Price listed includes the $10,000 celebratory pricing.

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Caption: Plan 351 Model Virtual Tour Video – Entertainment Lifestyle

Shea3D™ Ideally Located at Colliers Hill
Colliers Hill is ideally located 3 miles west of I-25 and exit #232 on Erie Parkway. Did you know that the nearest grocery store is just 10 minutes away? And Orchard Town Center with popular retail and restaurants is just a short 11-minute drive? It will take you 12 minutes to get to Costco and Home Depot from Colliers Hill. Travel to Boulder, Denver and Denver International Airport is relatively short and direct. Students will attend Erie Elementary, Middle, and High School in the St. Vrain School District and all schools are within a 3-mile radius.

 

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Community Update: Shea3D in three new West Valley communities!

by Shea Homes Arizona on October 3, 2014

You may have heard about Shea Homes’ most innovative product yet, Shea3D. Shea3D first launched at Marbella Vineyards in Gilbert during the summer of 2013 and has been a huge hit! Making its debut in the East Valley, it only seemed palpable to bring this creation to the booming West Valley, where Shea3D is available in three new communities!

Shea3D allows customers to pick from three unique main living spaces – Entertainment-centric, Kitchen-centric, and Outdoor-centric – empowering the customer to select the one that best fits their lifestyle. Whether the buyer is looking for a space that offers a single, continuous living area for entertainment; centralized, expansive kitchens for the gourmet chef; or easy access to an indoor-outdoor living experience, Shea3D offers homes tailored to the specific needs of individuals and families alike. With Shea3D, we like to call the floors plans, YourPlansTM, because they are the interchangeable spaces that YOU get to customize. For more detailed information on Shea3D and how it works, read this blog post and visit www.sheahomes.com/3D.

We recently opened these Shea3D communities in the West Valley…

Greer Ranch, located in Surprise, is a majestic community emitting a feeling of salvation in the middle of the desert. This tight knit community is just minutes from eight golf courses, a tennis complex and Surprise Aquatic Center. Views open up to the Sonoran Desert where homeowners can also find hiking trails. Even enjoy taking the boat out on Lake Pleasant or staying in and enjoying the luxuries of your own backyard. Greer Ranch is located on the south side of Cactus between Reems Rd & Sarival Ave in Surprise, conveniently located near the State Route 303 and the US-60.

Our development at Greer Ranch offers two communities, which together, have 8 YourPlans and three lifestyle-centric spaces (Entertainment, Kitchen, Outdoor) to choose from. This gives homebuyers a total of 16 different YourPlans to make their own.

Inspire offers four plans called Compel, Indulge, Spark and Excite. Within these plans, homebuyers have the option of three different centric-spaces to choose for the main living area. The plans offer a range of 3-4 bedrooms, 2-3 ½ bathrooms, 2,472-3,351 square feet, 2-3 car garage and are priced between $238,990-$271,990.

Intrigue offers four plans called Allure, Captivate, Discover and Entice. Within these plans, homebuyers have the option of three different centric-spaces to choose for the main living area. The plans offer a range of 3-4 bedrooms, 2-3 ½ bathrooms, 1,895-2,922 square feet, 2 car garage and are priced between $219,990-$254,990.

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Like Greer Ranch, Vistancia, located in Peoria, is a master-planned community with so much to do. Vistancia is family-friendly where you can discover just how much life there is all in one place. Amenities include an aquatic park, golf, the Discovery Trail, top-rated schools plus shopping, dining, and entertainment. This community is its own sanctuary, yet still in range of major visiting areas.

Our development at Vistancia offers two communities, which together, have 8 YourPlans and three lifestyle-centric spaces (Entertainment, Kitchen, Outdoor) to choose from. This gives homebuyers a total of 16 different YourPlans to make their own.

Desert Ambition offers four plans called Desire, Dream, Hope and Passion. Within these plans, homebuyers have the option of three different centric-spaces to choose for the main living area. The plans offer a range of 3-4 bedrooms, 2-3 bathrooms, 1,723-2,896 square feet, 2 car garage and are priced between $229,990-$276,990.

Desert Intrigue offers four plans called Allure, Captivate, Discover and Entice. Within these plans, homebuyers have the option of three different centric-spaces to choose for the main living area. The plans offer a range of 3-4 bedrooms, 2-3 ½ bathrooms, 1,895-2,922 square feet, 2 car garage and are priced between $242,990-$279,990.

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A thriving master plan in Goodyear called Estrella will house Shea Homes Arizona’s newest and first Shea3D community in the Southwest Valley. Breaking ground in the first days of September, Inspire at Estrella models are set to open in December. So mark your calendars! If you’re too anxious to wait, check out our Inspire communities at Greer Ranch and Marbella Vineyards as these are the plans that will be offered at Estrella. Local entertainment and amenities at Estrella include several golf courses, hiking and biking trails, various shopping and many nearby schools, making Estrella a great place to raise a family.

Inspireoffers four plans called Compel, Indulge, Spark and Excite. Within these plans, homebuyers have the option of three different centric-spaces to choose for the main living area. The plans offer a range of 3-4 bedrooms, 2-3 ½ bathrooms, 2,472-3351 square feet, 2-3 car garage. Pricing is still being determined.

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And of course, our model complex at Marbella Vineyards with its three Shea3D communities…

Marbella Vineyards, located in Gilbert, is an excellent master planned community that offers several features to keep your family active and free of boredom! Marbella Vineyards features a 7-acre park, walking paths, three recreation areas that include, ramadas, picnic tables, playgrounds, sandlot volleyball, basketball courts, and barbeque areas. Marbella is located on SEC of Higley and Ocotillo.

Our development at Marbella offers three different communities, which together, have 12 YourPlans and three lifestyle-centric spaces (Entertainment, Kitchen, Outdoor) to choose from. This gives homebuyers a total of 36 different YourPlans to make their own in Marbella.

Evolve offers four plans called Flourish, Renew, Revive and Venture. Within these plans, homebuyers have the option of three different centric-spaces to choose for the main living area. The plans offer a range of 4-6 bedrooms, 2-4 ½ bathrooms, 2,843-4,497 square feet, 3-4 car garage and are priced between $367,990-$431,990.

Inspire offers four plans called Compel, Indulge, Spark and Excite. Within these plans, homebuyers have the option of three different centric-spaces to choose for the main living area. The plans offer a range of 3-4 bedrooms, 2-3 ½ bathrooms, 2,472-3351 square feet, 2-3 car garage and are priced between $296,990-$334,990.

Intrigue offers four plans called Allure, Captivate, Discover and Entice. Within these plans, homebuyers have the option of three different centric-spaces to choose for the main living area. The plans offer a range of 3-4- bedrooms, 2-3 ½ bathrooms, $1,895-$2,922 square feet, 2 car garage and are priced between $269,990-$308,990.

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To see more photos of what the cities our Shea3D communities are in have to offer, check out our Facebook albums. Not sure if you’ll like Shea3D? Take our quiz to find out which community best suits you!

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