By Lynette Chilcoat

Community. Where you live is as important as the house in which you choose to dwell.

Two of the latest Water Valley developments in Windsor exemplify this ideal. Pelican Shores and The Ridge, presented by Juma Homes, are part of a carefully planned community rich with elegant details.

“Water Valley is its own community,” says Marissa Donahoo, co-owner of Juma Homes alongside her husband, Justin. “It’s one of the largest developments of its type in all of Colorado. Pelican Lakes Resort & Golf is a big draw, and with cart paths throughout the entire community, you never have to get on a public road. In addition, there are several lakes available for recreational use, a pool, tennis courts, two restaurants and plenty of hiking, biking and walking trails. It’s a really fun place to live. With a home purchase in either Pelican Shores or The Ridge you get all the amenities Water Valley has to offer.

Water Valley offers Northern Colorado residents a fresh approach with distinctive characteristics. In addition to the collective district, the homes are designed to be extraordinary architectural wonders.

Pelican Shores

Pelican Shores is a visionary gem in the making about two minutes away from The Ridge. Homeowners will have access to Lake Water Valley, the only private lake in Water Valley.

Pelican Shores is the pinnacle of lock-and-leave, low maintenance convenience. This last piece of waterfront property in Water Valley is a little bit of a higher-end product. “The lots have been positioned so that all Lakefront residents have an unobstructed view of the lake,” adds Donahoo.

Construction for Pelican Shores has begun and phase one lots are available for purchase.

The Ridge

The Ridge homes sport a new and upcoming architectural style rarely before seen in theregion, with bold modern elements giving rise to a strong contemporary feel. They are also know for their rooftop patios— where residents can see not just the town of Windsor, but the Front Range mountain peaks, Fort Collins and spectacular fireworks displays on the Fourth of July. They have their own yards and fences, making them favorites with families. Each is unique, as the builders work close together with the homeowners to customize to individual taste and satisfaction.

As of press time, there were three lots still available.

Juma Homes

Juma Homes, one of the cutting-edge premier home builders in the region, came into being shortly after Marissa and Justin Donahoo built their own first custom home in 2015.

The couple soon realized they had a knack for developing exclusive floor plans and innovative home models. That initial project proved they had talent, and so an entrepreneurial enterprise was born. Before they knew it, the products they provided were in high demand.

“What sets us apart from other builders is that what other builders call an upgrade we consider standard,” explains Donahoo. “People really appreciate the use of extremely high quality materials and interior finishes.”

Donahoo expounds on what they enjoyed about these projects. “The Ridge was exciting for us as our first development. But what we really love is to connect with clients, doing all the steps along the way with them. Seeing how unique and creative people have become with these homes is one of the best parts of this business. And we are Water Valley residents ourselves, so these relationships aren’t short term. That sense of community is significant to us.”

The impressive part is this focus and drive are coming from a young couple still in their early 30s. They have been recognized by BizWest 2020 Northern Colorado, 40 under 40 and 30 under 30, proving the future of custom building is in capable hands.

Juma Homes1601 Pelican Lakes Pt. #201Windsor, CO 80550jmhomescolorado.com