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Classy looks spur steady sales

The Pinnacle's kitchen and casual dining area is shown off by Atherton Homes Director of Sales Kathy Hammons

HIME ROMERO/The Bulletin


POSTED January 22, 2011 2:57 a.m.
Union Ranch is a unique neighborhood for many reasons.

•It has a loop street pattern serving eventually more than 400 homes. That means no through streets teeming with traffic.

•It will back up to the future northerly extension of the Tidewater Bike Way.

•Homes are 100 percent owner occupied and there are no distressed properties.

•It is one of the first developments doing well enough to get ready to break ground on installing infrastructure for a new phase this spring.

Union Ranch is located north of Lathrop Road directly east of the age-restricted Del Webb at Woodbridge community.

The location as well as the Summit Collection floor plans are so popular that nine of the next 61 lots yet to have improvements to make them buildable already have holds on them.

There are just 10 lots left in the current unit.

Atherton Homes is offering incentives to sell the existing lots as quickly as possible. Director of Sales Kathy Hammons added that not only will buyers who purchase now get those incentives but they can also beat new state mandates for new residnetial construction that include installing fire sprinklers that are expected to add to the cost of a new home in California when they go into effect.

The community also includes a park where improvements are underway and an area set aside for a possible future elementary school campus.

Homes start at $297,990 for a 1,877-square-foot home and go up to 4.041 square feet with a base price on the larger model of $399,990.

That largest floor plan - The Pinnacle - is typical of the Summit Collection design that incorporates classy lines, well-planned living areas, and unique features that prevents it from being lumped with other large homes as a McMansion.

It starts with a casita that accesses the same court yard as the front door and has a door leading to the main house. It is designed as living quarters for grandparents complete with bedroom, large walk-in closet a living room that comes with a sink and refrigerator. You can have it built as a living room and office if you’d like. The two-story, four bedroom, and 4.5 bathroom home has a spacious master suite that is just the right-size, a Jack-n-Jill bedroom and bathroom set-up and an upstairs laundry that rivals most secondary bedrooms in size compete with cabinets and built-in ironing board.

There is a wine room that can replace a dining nook and cabinets. An extended hearth comes standard on the family room fireplace. Coved ceilings and other classic touches blend the family room and kitchen areas together.

The third car stall for the tandem garage can be converted into a bonus room.

The Summit Collection sales office is located on Edgebrook Lane accessed by turning right off Union Road at the traffic signal at the entrance of Del Webb at Woodbridge north of Lathrop Road.

The models are open daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information go to www.atherton-homes.com or call 824-2071.

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