PRLog - May 13, 2011 - PRESCOTT, Ariz. -- Prescott, AZ (May 12, 2011) – Arizona based luxury homebuilder, Dorn Homes, is making history during the official grand opening of its newest home community in Prescott Lakes by being the first builder to bring Super High Performance Energy Star Homes to Prescott.
The public and prospective homebuyers are invited to attend the Grand Opening celebration on Saturday, May 21, 2011 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. All guests will have the opportunity to experience the community, enjoy refreshments and entertainment from Prescott’s popular radio station KPPV 106.7 “The Mix”, and tour a new Model Home Center that showcases the best in design, architecture and technology.
Located in Brookside, the Dorn Homes neighborhood at Prescott Lakes is a convenient 15-minute drive from the historic downtown Prescott, on 401 E. Cabaret Street, off Smoketree Lane and Prescott Lakes Parkway, across the street from the Prescott Lakes Athletic Club.
Dorn Homes is also making another “first” by being the only builder in the country to offer a brand new iPad 2 and Apple TV as a standard feature. Instead of bulky paperwork, the iPads will include the future owner's Warranty, Homeowner Maintenance Tips, the Prescott Lakes Social Calendar, Community Documents, Important Contact Information, and even photos of their home during construction. Apple TV allows the homeowners to enjoy the best in home entertainment including a digital jukebox, unlimited movies and TV shows.
"We are proud to unveil new home designs that offer features found nowhere else in the country," said Jim Gunby, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Dorn Homes. "In addition to energy efficiency, the model homes feature open, spacious floor plans - ideal for a lifestyle of comfortable elegance in one of Arizona’s most beautiful natural surroundings."
With just 73 lots available in the Dorn Homes development, the home sites were carefully designed to take full advantage of the incredible topography and mountain views. An 18-hole championship golf course designed by Hale Irvin winds through the community providing a stunning backdrop for the residences.
Dorn Homes is offering Craftsman and Prairie elevations and three single-story floor plans ranging in size from 1,700 square-feet to almost 2,200 square-feet, each blending harmoniously with the natural topography. For homebuyers seeking more space, guest casitas and basements can expand the floor plans to over 3,000 square-feet.
The model home center offers tours of the Augusta the Spyglass plans. Each plan is complete with granite kitchen countertops, tile roofs, fireplaces and energy saving features like high efficiency heating and cooling systems, R 38 ceiling insulation and fresh air filtration systems. Dorn Homes will be the first builder in Prescott to introduce Super High Performance Energy Star Homes.
“We spent over a year working with energy consultants, engineers and the City of Prescott building officials to create homes that could save our customers thousands of dollars in utility bills while they enjoy a home that is healthier, safer and far more energy efficient.” added Mr. Gunby.
But homebuyers visiting the models will find more than just stylish furnishings, decorations and cool high-tech gadgets. Dorn Homes has also planned a special surprise in the interior design features that take “hobby rooms” to a completely new level.
In one of the residences, homebuyers will find a winemaking room. Unlike a wine cellar that holds a showcase of a wine collection, this room is designed for wine enthusiasts who enjoy making their own wine. The wine theme, carried throughout the residence, also extends outside. Guests will find themselves in a Napa Valley inspired backyard, complete with a grape arbor.
A classic, fully restored 1938 Chevy Business Coupe, parked in the garage of the second model home will give homebuyers an idea of what to expect on the inside. Designed to bring smiles to the male audience, this residence is complete with a true ‘man-cave’
Each home features a high level of craftsmanship reflected in details such as expansive ceilings, gourmet kitchens, and spacious master suites as well as indoor/outdoor living areas such as courtyards, front porches, and covered patios.
Not only are the homes themselves amazing, but the Dorn Homes neighborhood is situated in the perfect location with the popular Prescott Lakes Athletic Club across the street and easy access to shopping and dining as well as recreational facilities, and the homes are surrounded by stunning 360 degree mountain views.
“Dorn Homes continues to be the bright spot in the current housing market, consistently selling out homes and opening new home communities throughout Northern and Southern Arizona and the Midwest,” said David Grounds, President and CEO of Dorn Homes. “This incredible neighborhood will appeal to homebuyers who want it all, elegant homes and incredible views, in one of Arizona’s most beautiful and prestigious locations.”
The response to Dorn’s new Model Center has the entire Prescott real estate community talking. “We did a soft opening last week for a few visitors that wandered into our models, and have already sold four new homes,” said Mr. Gunby. “We are thrilled this has happened before we officially open.”
All homes in Prescott Lakes include membership to the Prescott lakes Athletic Club, which features indoor and outdoor pools, spas, tennis and basketball courts as well as abundant walking and biking trails. Prices start in the low $200,000 with eight upgrade plans available.
For more information please visit online at www.dornhomes.com and locate “Prescott Lakes” or call 928-445-4530.
About Dorn Homes:
Owned by David and Ellen Grounds, Dorn Homes is among Arizona’s leading luxury homebuilders. For over 39 years, Dorn Homes has established its reputation for developing unique niche communities with dramatic architectural styles in towns like Tubac, Green Valley and Tucson and now in Missouri. Dorn Homes offers over 16 home plans ranging from 2,000 sq. ft. to over 3,300 sq. ft., all customized with a large variety of structural changes and design options to meet every need. Dorn Homes has been praised for its innovation. Among its numerous accolades, Dorn Homes received the Governor’s Economic Engine of Arizona Award: Creating an Impact in Southern Arizona and was also recognized among the “Companies to Watch” a prestigious program from the Arizona Small Business Association. For more information, please visit online at www.dornhomes.com