They are big, they are beautiful and they are certainly a visible measurement of success — yes. But are they unachievable to all but the very wealthy? No.
So, what is an Estate Home?
An Estate Home is generally a large home, either one or two stories, that sits on an overly large homesite that is generally bigger than what you find in typical master-planned communities. In Santa Rita Ranch, you’ll find two lovely sections offering Estate Homes, The Estates at Terra Del Sol neighborhood features properties up to half an acre, which easily accommodate the generously sized designs and stunning plans offered by Giddens Homes. Our newest section nestled along a ridgetop in Tierra Rosa brings another option. Highland Homes, Perry Homes, Giddens Homes and Scott Felder Homes introduce an array of luxurious plans built on 90’ homesites.
Estate homes in Santa Rita Ranch start in the $400,000s with numerous customizing options available. And while options for additional bedrooms and bathrooms, extended outdoor living areas, and even a second floor on single-story designs create a wildly diverse group of floor plans, new estate homes share several commonalities.
The homes are typically large. While homebuyers can find a handful of one-story designs in Santa Rita Ranch measuring less than 2,500 square feet, the majority of floor plans offer more than 3,000 square feet of living space, with up to 5,000 square feet. And selecting a larger home doesn’t necessarily mean that you have to go vertical — because the homesites are so large, one-story homes with more than 4,000 square feet are available.
Estate homes are designed with entertaining in mind. Huge kitchen islands are capable of hosting food buffets and family rooms are large and open to the kitchen. Many of the floor plans boast dining rooms for more formal occasions and expansive outdoor living spaces with kitchens and fireplaces invite al fresco entertaining. Buyers can often opt for sliding glass doors from the family room to the veranda, which creates a seamless inside-out flow.
There is no shortage of storage in estate homes. Regardless of the size, estate homes are packed with storage options. Secondary bedrooms feature walk-in closets, kitchens and baths have abundant cabinetry and many homes have butler’s pantries. Walk-in closets in master suites are often the size of what in another home might be a bedroom. A wine grotto is also a common option.
There is no lack of luxury inside an estate home and nowhere is that more apparent than in the owner’s retreat. Many bedrooms are large enough for sitting areas and feature vaulted ceilings or other architectural detailing, while baths offer a spa-like experience with many designs offering stand-alone tubs and statement showers.
A number of estate homes for sale are ready now in Santa Rita Ranch. Take a look and see if one of them meets the description of your dream home.