11 May 2015
Our new model homes: the final stretch
A lot has happened since our last look at the two new model homes coming to Reunion. At that point in March, the foundation was poured and framing was up. Now, the (somewhat) cooperative spring weather is helping Lead Superintendent Keith McCann and crew get these babies to the finish line, which is a June 20 Grand Opening.
So what did the Shea construction team accomplish during two months of an iffy Colorado spring? Plenty. Here’s the basic process they follow. After the foundation, framing, and basement plumbing are finished, Phase 2 begins with construction of the first floor walls, second floor walls, roof, and windows. Once all these bones are nicely in place, it’s time for the guts: mechanical and plumbing systems, siding, electrical work, insulation, and drywall.
Phase 3 is where style and taste come into play, and what makes touring model homes so fun. This “fit and finish” stage includes painting the interiors and installing cabinets, trim, countertops, light fixtures, flooring, sinks, and carpet. These are the final touches the crew is working on now.
Who makes the style selections for our model homes? And then tops them off with inspiring, drool-worthy furnishings? Shea calls upon the talents of nationally award-winning HRi Design (www.hridesign.com), a local firm that regularly wins gold and silver awards from the National Homebuilders Association. Just to give you a sneak peek at what you’ll see at the Grand Opening, Model 3507 will feature a color palette of warm linen with navy and forest, and contemporary furniture that’s clean-lined with finishes in espresso with silver chrome accents. Special home details to watch for: an intriguing, multi-person work space with smart built-ins; a flex space adjacent to the great room, perfect for game night; and four bedrooms for a bigger family.
For Model 3554, the design team went with a palette featuring coral, mist, and light charcoal with linen woven accents. Furniture is painted white with warm, gray-washed accents. This plan features an inviting front porch; big kitchen island and shade patio for easy entertaining; and three bedrooms with an oversized master and loft that can be used as office or playroom.
Not only will these gorgeously decked-out models help you envision how the homes will function in real life, they offer terrific design ideas to take with you.
For those of us not on the construction crew, June 20 just can’t get here fast enough.