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Innovative energy-saving features combined with luxury and the latest in electronic home wizardry were the standouts at the half-dozen residences featured in the 2011 Parade of Homes at Champions Ridge subdivision that ends today.
This year’s parade homes showcased a variety of styles, ranging from Old World Spanish and Mediterranean to increasingly popular modern designs featuring clean lines, high ceilings, department store-sized closets and expensive but understated wood treatments.
All six of the North Side homes, priced between $750,000 and $1.7 million, sit on half-acre lots.
Four of the six homes have already been sold, the builder of the fifth home has several offers pending, and the sixth is on the market, “but it was designed for my wife, and she wants to move in, while I am hoping to sell it,” said a laughing Dale Sauer.
110 Champions Bend
BUILDER: Adam Wilson Custom Homes
FEATURES: A 16-foot-high foyer with fountain in this Mediterranean-style home leads to a formal dining room with a tiled barrel ceiling and a birch wood inlay “wood rug” floor. The four-bedroom, 3 1/2-bath home features vaulted ceilings and arched windows along with an oversized rear patio and a full outdoor kitchen.
All of the home’s audio and visual equipment is controlled via an iPad, Wilson said. The home is 3,900 square feet and has different textures throughout, including suede wall finish in the vaulted ceiling home-office.
LIST PRICE: $750,000; sold
Article by Guillermo X. Garcia on MySA
110 Champions View
BUILDER: Sitterle Homes Luxury Collection
FEATURES: The 4,972-square-foot transitional-style home has an entry rotunda, and a storefront wine grotto along with a cocktail lounge with outdoor loggia and view deck.
Three bedrooms and three full baths are located on one end of the one-story home and the master suite and spa bath are at the opposite end. A full outdoor cooking center flanks the spa and pool. An added Mother Nature feature includes a small prickly pear cactus growing on a branch of a backyard live oak tree.
The home is energy-efficient, too, with spray-foam insulation in the attic vinyl windows and low-E glass.
LIST PRICE: $1.3 million; sold
AWARDS: Best kitchen; master suite; interior entertainment area; interior design; furniture; front elevation; landscaping; site design and floor plan. It also received the President’s Award.
119 Champions View
BUILDER: Burdick & Frank Ltd.
FEATURES: The modern, contemporary/rustic-style 4,700-square-foot home has four bedrooms and 461/2 baths with a private study, outdoor entertainment/living area with a rear glass wall that overlooks the swimming pool and negative-edge spa.
The two-story home backs onto a large nature preserve “that will never be anything other than a conservation area, because it cannot be built on,” said builder Steve Frank, who noted the lot was designed “with an orientation towards that conservation area, and the view is overlooking that 6-acre greenbelt,” that provides for maximum privacy.
The chef’s kitchen features high-end appliances and a large walk-in pantry, while the reading area has a three-sided open fireplace and a custom wine grotto.
LIST PRICE: $1.35 million
123 Champions View
BUILDER: Mike Holloway Custom Homes
FEATURES: A winding front walkway with a decorative rock waterfall and more than a dozen palm trees provide entry via a large alder wood door to this 5,177-square-foot contemporary home. It features four bedrooms, 561/2 baths and maid’s quarters.
Clean lines of cherry wood cabinets are surrounded by wood floors and wood beams throughout. Pocket doors that recede into the walls create an open entertainment/music area that easily melds with the adjoining covered terraces that overlook the patio and pool.
The home is Energy Star-rated. A full fire pit and outdoor kitchen adjoin the pool. All the ceilings are at least 12 feet high. Builder Mike Holloway said the high ceilings “make the house lighter and more airy, but also make it more expensive to build.
LIST PRICE: $1.7 million; sold
151 Champions Bend
BUILDER: Dale Sauer Homes
FEATURES: The TV, hidden behind a two-way plate glass mirror with museumlike molding, and the LED tape lights that change the color of the domed ceiling in the game room are the first indicators of the unique nature of this 3,790-square-foot, four-bedroom, 461/2-bath home.
The tub in the master bath has no faucet or handles and is filled from the ceiling. The shower, featuring a steam system and body massage with push-button temperature controls, is of sufficient size to accommodate you and several friends.
Debbie Sauer, for whom the house was designed, said she is as eager to move in. Her husband, who jokes that he is just as eager to sell it, describes it as “a traditional home with an English-French country kitchen” and brick arches.
LIST PRICE: $1.095 million
135 Champions Bend
BUILDER: Greenwood Custom Homes
FEATURES: This 5,900-square-foot villa has a heavy Italian and Spanish influence, complete with rafter tails that provide ample shade over the outdoor entertainment area. The pool was built to resemble a casual European retreat. The home features five bedrooms, five full baths and two half-baths. Troweled walls and wood windows, which help lower energy use, are found throughout the home. A tankless water heater, an air conditioning system with variable speeds and a clay roof add to the home’s energy efficiency.
The porch overlooking the pool was designed to be shaded during the hottest part of the day. The master bedroom has an attached sitting room, and the master bath is flanked by a huge walk-in closet and an exercise room.
LIST PRICE: $1.575 million; sold
AWARD: Best exterior entertainment area