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Upscale subdivisions with large, luxury homes continue to proliferate in Vacaville, CA

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Large, luxury homes debut in Vacaville

By Amanda Janis/Business Editor

Article Launched: 12/23/2006 06:47:38 AM PST

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Upscale subdivisions continue to proliferate in Vacaville, as D.R. Horton's Cheyenne community opens all eight of its model homes to the public this weekend. Located amid Browns Valley's hills, the development offers single- and two-story homes ranging in size from 2,753 square feet to 4,312 square feet, with price tags starting in the mid $700,000 range.

"It's really a diverse neighborhood, with lots of different architectural styles," said Steve Laird, sales representative for D.R. Horton. Exterior designs call on French Provincial, Spanish and Craftsman influences.

And Laird added, homes are on quarter-acre lots and larger.

"There's not many home builders that put homes on quarter-acre home sites and (offer) single stories of up to nearly 3,000 square feet," he said.

The basic floor plans are:

• Residence One, a single-story, is approximately 2,909 to 2,951 square feet, with four bedrooms, four baths, an office and three-car tandem garage.

• Residence Two, a single-story home of approximately 2,775 square feet, with four bedrooms, three baths, an optional office and three-car garage.

• Residence Three, a single-story, numbers approximately 2,929 square feet, and has three bedrooms, three baths, an office, a three-car tandem garage and optional fourth bedroom or retreat.

• Residence Four is a two-story home that ranges from 3,248 square feet to 3,898 square feet; it has four bedrooms, three and one-half baths, a den and three-car detached garage. There are options for a fifth bedroom and suite, fourth bathroom, loft, and carriage unit above the garage.

• Residence Five, a two-story home that's between 3,510 square feet and 3,808 square feet, boasts five bedrooms, four and one-half baths, a three-car garage and optional loft or bonus room.

• Residence Six is approximately 3,655 square feet arranged over two stories. It has four bedrooms, three and one-half baths, a four-car tandem garage and optional loft.

• Residence Seven, a two-story home, numbers approximately 4,213 square feet to 4,242 square feet. It has five bedrooms, four and one-half baths, two lofts, a three-car tandem garage and options for a bonus room, sixth bedroom and retreat. A variation of this plan includes a balcony.

• Residence Eight, is a two-story, five bedroom, three and one-half bath home that is approximately 4,312 square feet. It also has an office, retreat, four-car tandem garage with workshop, and an optional sixth bedroom suite and loft.

Interior features include gourmet kitchens, interior laundry rooms, and master suites with walk-in closets, and upscale bathrooms. Upgrade options include a wine cellar and chiller, warming drawers, double ovens, built-in media cabinets and closet organizers.

The first of the community's 221 homes are expected to be inhabited in February. It is being constructed and released in six separate phases, with project completion expected in two to three years, Laird said.

Currently, Cheyenne is in phase one, which constitutes 37 homes and the eight model homes, though an additional eight homes from phase two have already been released, Laird said. So far, 32 of the homes have been sold.

Cheyenne's sales center, located at 7065 Shelton Lane, is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays. Call 455-7128 for more information.

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