By Lynette Chilcoat
Perhaps the best feature of the Teton ranch-style floor plan is its flowing layout and clever use of space. But for those who are swayed by accolades, the Teton has won two awards through the 2017 NoCo Parade of Homes. The generous square footage combined with quality elements places this home model in the top of its price category, and earning it a Best Value award. And the Best Master Suite award highlights an inviting place in which to slumber, bathe and simply unwind.
The model home boasts 3,249 square feet on the main level, 2,495 finished square feet in the basement, and another 741 square feet of unfinished space. Five bedrooms and baths provide plenty of room for growing families or those wishing to host guests.
The Teton is one of 99 single-family dwellings in WildWing. Move-in ready, the new half-siding, half-brick structure offers an elegant exterior. Other models offering a variety of elevations and floor plans are now on the market, ranging in price from $647,572 to $950,000. All come with sizable lots, about a quarter acre of prime country property.
FLOWING FLOOR PLAN
“The Teton is a brand-new, flawless floor plan,” says LaReeta Baker, sales counselor for CalAtlantic Homes. “It’s amazing.”
“As you enter the home, you pass through a large courtyard into a large foyer,” explains Baker. “From here, there is a dining room to the left, which leads to the great room, which then flows into the kitchen and nook. To the right of the entryway, you can also go into the lower level.”
The great room has an inset natural gas fireplace and the kitchen a huge walk-in pantry. Ten-foot ceilings are standard, some vaulted.
Bedroom number three is next to the kitchen, a location that enables it to be used as an in-home office. With a three-quarter bath and its own walk-in closet, the room is a stand-alone. Bordering this bedroom, as well as the kitchen, is a homeowner’s entry from the garage (three traditional bays, by the way) complete with sports lockers, a closet and a charging station for electronics.
In the other direction, on the opposite side of the great room, is the master suite. The back porch may be accessed through a frosted glass resort door, as well as from the breakfast nook. Tall windows offer expansive views and let in copious amounts of light.
“The lighting in these homes from the windows is just amazing,” says Baker.
An economy of motion continues the streamlined effect as a hallway leading away from the great room and owner’s suite opens to yet another main level bedroom suite, considered to be bedroom number two. A powder room as well as a coat closet are located along the corridor.
In the nearly completed basement, a huge family room is complemented by oversize windows that bathe the space in natural light, creating a warm ambience.
Two more bed-and-baths with walk-in closets are located here, providing ideal quarters for teen-agers or houseguests.
The option for a wet bar exists and a large storage area finishes the space.
“A lot of forethought went into these homes,” says Baker. “They are very energy efficient. Each comes with its own HERS (Home Energy Rating System) Index score. In addition, a 10-year limited structural warranty, along with a two-year mechanical and one-year workmanship and materials warranty, are part of the package.”
A Class “A” 50-year shingle roof oversees the exterior. Board siding installed by James Hardie Siding covers the upper half of the structure. Dry stack stone veneer-style brick, a cost-effective material designed to emulate both the texture and color of true stone masonry, protects the lower half.
Indoors, the kitchen hosts a variety of appliances to create a gourmet cooking station, with the option to have a built-in refrigerator. All are Jenn-Air brand, and rated Energy Star 3.0. Maple cabinets, installed by Mastercraft Cabinets Inc., reach all the way to the ceiling. An oversized granite island is handy for food preparation.
Pre-finished hardwood oak floors stretch across the kitchen, dining and master bedroom. Otherwise, recycled carpeting fashions a soft tread that has the added caveat of being environmentally friendly.
Many elements are under the radar as far as style is concerned, but add a plethora of benefits: dual-paned windows, low-water-use toilets, a programmable thermostat, LED lighting throughout and a 91 percent efficient forced air furnace.
Nearby, there is a community pool, park and playground, access to country and golf clubs, and water features such as Timnath Reservoir. The neighborhood is in the Poudre School District.
“The major appeal is that there’s plenty of open space,” adds Baker. “You feel like you’re out in the country, but it’s really quick to get to Fort Collins with Harmony and Interstate 25 nearby. Windsor, too, is only moments away. There’s plenty of walking right now, plus more trails and parks are planned.”
ABOUT THE BUILDER
CalAtlantic Homes is one of the nation’s largest homebuilders, with a 50-year history focused on creating quality homes in well-designed communities. They have developed a reputation for outstanding craftsmanship, contemporary architectural elements and exceptional design professionals, establishing a trusted name in residential construction.
ABOUT THE COMMUNITY
The model home featured is at 3141 Laminar Court, Timnath. Call (970) 239-4626 for more information.
Lynette Chilcoat is a Loveland-based writer. To comment on this article, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.