SummerHill Homes has a lot of moms working in our office and with Mother’s Day just around the corner (Sunday, May 11th, and we’re guessing if you are a mom you already knew that) we thought we would share some tips to make sure the moms out there are treated to a really special day. These tips are borrowed from conversations we’ve had with the moms at our office and are their answers to “what would you think would make Mother’s Day really special for you?” so here’s what they said:
- Mom works really hard to make life at home perfect for her family. What if she got to spend a day all about enjoying home? Instead of running all over town, let Mom celebrate the day in the comfort of home and relax for a change.
- Do you know any of Mom’s favorite foods? How about cooking for her. Breakfast in bed is always amazing and we’re guessing if you start the day with this thoughtful gesture then the day starts off amazing and stays that way. And if you are feeling ambitious, we love the recipes over at epicurious.com. And be sure to do the dishes after, if you get to cooking.
- You can turn “home” into “spa” fairly easily. Maybe after that breakfast in bed or ambitious meal, give Mom some pampering. Get some bubble bath stuff, a face mask, and even some nail polish. Giving her these things and the time to just chill out will be a gift any mother will treasure.
- The May weather should be perfect for you Bay Area moms. We’re focusing on not getting in the car and schlepping around, so what about a walk? When was the last time Mom went for a nice mellow stroll with the family? We’re betting its been awhile. So get out there! Go for a walk! Its free, easy, and you’ll be glad to just get out there and stroll around.
- If you do want to get in a car, one of the “foodie” moms here points out that opentable.com has a list of restaurants specializing in making memorable Mother’s Day meals here.
What every mom around here knows for sure is that if you let Mom relax, enjoy herself, and feel special, then you can be sure the day will be one she’ll cherish.
We’re excited about the rousing success of our newest community of distinction, Las Palmas in Sunnyvale. The weather was amazing and the crowds went wild for our new collection of attached homes.
Over 400 people and families came out to celebrate the grand opening of our newest community and to tour the fully-furnished model homes. It was so busy that both of our parking lots stayed full all day and our six valets were kept very busy all weekend!
Now that the models are open, we can finally announce the first sales release! The first release of new homes will happen this Friday, May 2nd and will be conducted online on a first come-first served basis. Due to overwhelming demand, potential homebuyers must be pre-approved by our preferred lenders to be eligible to participate in this release. If you’re interested in joining the priority list for this weekend’s release or have additional questions, please email us or call us at 408-733-1667.
It’ll be another gorgeous California weekend so why not enjoy the nice weather and join us for the Grand Opening of our model homes at Las Palmas in Sunnyvale! This weekend, April 26th and 27th from 10AM – 4PM, tour all of our new, beautiful and fully-furnished home models and see why Las Palmas is one of the most anticipated new home communities in Sunnyvale.
The community is divided into “The Gardens” and “The Groves” and here are details of each:
- 54 attached homes
- 2 – 4 bedrooms, 2.5 – 3.5 baths
- Approximately 1,267 – 1,876 square feet in a more urban design
- 49 attached homes
- 3 – 4 bedrooms, 2.5 – 3 baths
- Approximately 1,611 – 1,851 square feet with private outdoor space and floor plans reminiscent of a detached home
Las Palmas is super close to major Silicon Valley employers like Yahoo, Google, Apple, and many others. The neighborhood has a high “walkability” score with enviable convenience to highly-ranked schools, restaurants, shopping, outdoor amenities, and parks. The community also boasts an elegant club house with outdoor kitchen and play area. and gorgeous manicured rows of canary palm trees to welcome you to a relaxed atmosphere.
Las Palmas will be the place you’ll want to call home.
Las Palmas Sales Office
660 W. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA
Email: [email protected]
A few days ago, NBC Bay Area ran a story about the South Bay Housing market. According to NBC, the South Bay housing market is so hot that sellers are pulling out at the last minute. Cancelling the sale. Saying “nevermind.” Why? Because the sellers worry they might become homeless themselves if they sell! This is brand new. Unprecedented. And we’ll add this to the list of reasons to buy new from SummerHill Homes. As a respected home builder with decades of Bay Area experience, we can guarantee that, as the seller of your new home, that we won’t walk away. You have that assurance.
Midtown Village in Santa Clara
Midtown Village, our new home community in vibrant Santa Clara, still has homes available and you can be sure that there won’t be any 11th hour funny business. So come check out the homes and see for yourself why Midtown Village is a great buy!
The Grand Opening of the Model Homes at Las Palmas in Sunnyvale is the weekend of April 26. We’re hearing interest from employees at Facebook, LinkedIn, Google, Yahoo, Apple, and lots of smaller companies too. One nice aspect of life at Las Palmas that many of these folks seem to value is “walkability.” We thought a lot about building for a contemporary, leisurely lifestyle and in addition to many great amenities within the community (play areas, gym), we’re happy about all the places that can be easily reached on foot. (And we have a great Walk Score!) Here are some great places within easy walking distance of Las Palmas.
Craving Chinese? Head over to Ginger Café for southeast asian-flavored Chinese, grab dim sum at Dim Sum King, or eat at the popular chain P.F. Chang’s. Not in the mood for Chinese? Pasta Pomordoro is super close too, as are a variety of other popular chains like Chipotle, Juicy Berry (for frozen yogurt) and the ubiquitous Starbucks.
If walking isn’t enough exercise for you, then walk to play tennis at the Sunnyvale Tennis Center. If that makes your muscles hurt, mellow out at Elements Massage.
Highly-rated Cumberland elementary school is a walk and, if you’re having that kind of day, all sorts of shopping is available for after walking the kids to school.
Las Palmas at Sunnyvale is designed to support the values of our buyers, and we know being able to walk to so many local spots will be appreciated by the new home owners.
Spring is in the air and that means its baseball season! The Giants season opener is today, and around here everybody’s wearing orange.
One of our favorite things about a ballgame is getting there. See, with CalTrain you get the party started early because on game days the train is filled with Giants fans and the excitement builds and builds as you get closer and closer to that 4th and King station two blocks from the ballpark. No traffic jams, no headaches, just a good time with other fans.
Our most recent new home community is Las Palmas in Sunnyvale and these new home owners will live really close to that CalTrain station, making it super easy to get to the ballpark, elsewhere in San Francisco, or all over the silicon valley corridor travelled by Caltrain.
SF Giants Schedule
One of the biggest challenges of opening a community is telling people the date of that grand opening. Because setting that date means you are reasonably confident in so many factors being in place: model homes built, interior and landscape designs ready for unveiling, roads ready. To say nothing of everything involved in getting the word out: signs, collateral, marketing. Right now, Las Palmas in Sunnyvale is getting ready for its grand opening and we are deep in the final stages of preparation.
Even though the grand opening is more than a month away, we can tell it will be a big one. This community is in Sunnyvale, in the heart of Silicon Valley, and major employers are really close. The proximity to employment plus the quality of these town homes (which we think will be especially popular with first-time buyers) are leading to a lot of really great buzz. So, friends, we want you to know that we’re going to be sure everything is looking really great when we roll out the red carpet to those eager home buyers.
Here are some photos of the ground team adding finishing touches:
The finishing touches
Finishing touches of new home in Sunnyvale exterior
Exterior of upcoming Sunnyvale townhomes
Sunnyvale homes exterior with scaffolding
New palms at Las Palmas
See you in a few weeks!
At SummerHill Homes, we believe humility is a virtue. To a point. See right now, well, we’re not bragging, but we’re really pleased to say that two of our amazing employees have been nominated for big deal awards at the “Excellence in Home Building Awards” happening on Friday the 21st in San Francisco. Anabelle Tiedje has been nominated for “Marketing Director of the year” and Shon Saulovich has been nominated for “Builder Community Superintendent of the year.” We know that it isn’t easy to be so recognized, and we know we are lucky to have Anabelle and Shon on our team. We’re pleased and honored to work with you both.
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Located in the heart of the Silicon Valley: 660 W. El Camino Real – Sunnyvale, Las Palmas offers 103 Attached Homes with immediate proximity to job centers, retail amenities, and highly-ranked schools. Have your choice of two styles of homes:
GROVES: 49 Attached Homes, mostly two-story and three-stories offering 3-4 bedrooms, 2.5-3 baths in 1,611-1,851 approx. sq. ft. with private outdoor space per plan and floor plan reminiscent of a detached home.
GARDENS: 54 Attached Homes with 2-4 bedrooms, 2.5-3.5 baths in 1,274-1,874 approx. sq. ft. in a more urban design.
Top Ranked Schools:
Sunnyvale Union School District (K-8) 408-522-8200
Cumberland Elementary School
Address: 824 Cumberland Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94087
Phone: (408) 522-8255
Sunnyvale Middle School
Address: 1080 Mango Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94087
Phone: (408) 522-8288
Fremont High School
(Grades 9 -12)
Address: 1279 Sunnyvale Saratoga Rd, Sunnyvale, CA 94087
Phone: (408) 522-2400