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July 6, 2015 by  

Las Palmas is a a beautiful new community located in Sunnyvale, CA. The community features a club house with an outdoor kitchen and play area, close proximity to work centers and major employers, and you can walk to highly-ranked schools, restaurants, shopping, outdoor amenities and parks.

There is only one home remaining! The GROVE plan, Residence 1 features 3 Bedrooms, 2.5 Bathrooms, Approximately 1,611 Sq. Ft with a 2 Car Garage. Come view this property before it’s gone! Call today (408) 733-1667 or visit us at 556 Holthouse Terrance in Sunnyvale, CA.

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June 25, 2015 by  

Stunning Luxury Model Home Now Selling

In most neighborhoods views are a luxury. In Renaissance at Roubion, Views are a Lifestyle.

This model home features approximately 4,029 – 4,045 Sq. Ft, open floor plan, courtyard off the family and dining rooms, views of Mount Diablo and tons of upgrades. The property even features state of the art solar panels and many green benefits. Click here for more info.

For more information or to schedule a tour call today (925) 855-1699.

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June 22, 2015 by  

Sorellas, a single-family home community located in Los Gatos, CA – features 17 luxury homes ranging from 3,400 to 4,300 sq. ft., 3-5 Bedrooms and 3.5 to 5 Bathrooms. Each home features a customized floor plan so no two properties are the same.

Homes will be situated on large lots ranging from approximated 20,000 to 38,400 sq.ft. where future residents will have wonderful spaces to enjoy the natural splendor of their beautiful community.

Sorellas is close to dining, entertainment, schools, shopping, hiking / biking trails and so much more.

Interest List is Now Forming – Click here to sign up

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June 12, 2015 by  

Grand Opening of Arques Place in Sunnyvale is right around the corner! Come visit Summerhill Homes latest master planned town home community on Saturday, June 27th at 10am to view these highly desirable residences. The community features 85 town homes with 7 unique floor plan layouts ranging from 1,440 to 1,815 square feet. These plans feature spacious 2 to 4 bedrooms with 2.5 to 3.5 bathrooms. All residences feature a 2 car side by side attached garage and large private decks.

Arques Place is in close proximity to major work centers and employers. The community is also close to restaurants, shopping centers, outdoor amenities, parks and the Sunnyvale Caltrain station.

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May 8, 2015 by  

New Homes in Moraga CA

Bellavista is an alluring new home development located in Moraga, CA. The community will feature 27 single family homes with approximately 2,600 – 4,700 sq. ft., 3-5 Bedrooms and 3.5-4.5 Bathrooms.

Located on Rheem Blvd in central Moraga, Bellavista offers:
• Extraordinary Mount Diablo and hill views, surrounded by open space.
• Stellar nearby Schools – Rheem ES, Joaquin MS, Campolindo HS
• A variety of elevation styles with large lots, and cul de sacs.

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May 1, 2015 by  

Moraga New Homes

Harvest Court is a beautiful new development located in on Camino Ricardo in Moraga, CA. This project will feature 26 high-end single family homes with a variety of elevation styles. Floorpans will range from approx. 2,700 to 3,700 sq. ft. two-story and two single-story residences on lots averaging 12,600 square feet.

Harvest Court offers:
• Surrounded by a nature 2+ acre park with trails and bridges over two creeks
• Nearby parks include Moraga Commons Park, and Hacienda De Las Flores Park
• Schools include Los Perales ES, Joaquin MS and Miramonte HS

Interest lists are forming now, and pricing is to be determined.

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April 21, 2015 by  

New Townhomes in Fremont, CA

Mission Place is a new townhome community Fremont, CA opening this summer from SummerHill Homes. The project will feature 24 town homes ranging from 1,800 to 2,100 sq. ft. with 3-4 Bedrooms and 3.5 Bathrooms.

Located on Driscoll Rd in the highly desired Mission Valley neighborhood in Fremont, Mission Place offers:
• Close proximity to restaurants, shopping, outdoor amenities and parks
• Nearby parks include Irvington Plaza Park, Mission View Park and Grimmer Park
• Schools include Gomes ES, Hopkins MS & Mission San Jose HS

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SummerHill Homes is a nationally-recognized home builder focusing on the unique needs of the San Francisco Bay Area and Southern California. We believe what makes these areas great is what makes SummerHill Homes great: innovation, constant striving for excellence, determination to be the very best, pride of place, and an always endearing charm. See for yourself why California home buyers in search of a distinct new home choose SummerHill Homes.

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April 15, 2015 by  

Since 1976, SummerHill Homes has been known as the preeminent new home builder developing the most sought after communities throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and Silicon Valley.

Here’s a look at some of our foremost communities developed over the past decade:

Novato New Homes

Novato, CA

BelleTerre by SummerHill Homes is set in the majestic hills of Novato offering picturesque views of the surrounding oak-studded hills. The peaceful and natural surroundings offer an exceptional setting for rest and relaxation in a new secluded hillside community.

New Homes in Saratoga

Creekside at Saratoga
Saratoga, CA

20 beautiful new townhomes in one of the Bay Area’s most sought-after communities. Within easy walking distance to some of Saratoga’s top-ranked schools. Convenient commute access to most of Silicon Valley. Nestled nearby downtown Saratoga Village. Close to a bounty of parks, shopping areas, wineries, and award-winning restaurants, some literally steps from your door.

Palo Alto New Homes

Palo Alto, CA

99 upscale condominium living homes with two to three bedrooms ranging from 1,130 to 1,629 sq. ft. located near midtown Palo Alto. The Echelon community is convenient to Stanford, Silicon Valley and downtown Mountain View. Echelon homes were priced from the high $700,000s to the high $900,000s.

New Homes in Mountain View

Enclave at Waverley Park
Mountain View, CA

A well-established 58 lot neighborhood. Family-friendly charm. And gorgeous one and two-story, single-family homes with up to 6 bedrooms, up to approximately 2,940 square feet, and each on a minimum homesite of approximately 8,000 square feet.

New Homes in San Jose

Evergreen Place
San Jose, CA

Nestled in the far east edge of Santa Clara Valley, Evergreen Place offered 87 new single-family detached homes and 16 large town homes. The community features beautiful views of the valley and peninsula, and is located minutes from the booming local tech industry. The community sold out in August 2014.

Menlo Park New Homes

Lane Woods
Menlo Park, CA

The Lane Woods Community is an inspired collection of just 32 residences – including the 2008 Sunset Idea House – and was designed and detailed to complement the natural beauty of its setting. The community offered up to 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths in up to 2,998 sq. ft. and sold out in November 2009.

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April 3, 2015 by  

The San Francisco Bay Area offers some of the most unique and exciting recreational and tourist areas in nation. Whether you just moved or have lived in the area your whole life, there’s so much to do it can be a bit daunting.

Here are our Top 10 Favorite Sights:

Golden Gate Bridge
1. The Golden Gate Bridge
A must see when visiting San Francisco, The Golden Gate Bridge is the most photographed, iconic, beautiful bridge in the world.

Marin Headlands
2. Marin Headlands
The Headlands are famous for their breathtaking views of the San Francisco Peninsula, Bay and Golden Gate Bridge.

3. Alcatraz
A National Historic Landmark located on “The Rock”, Alcatraz is probably the most famous prison site in the world. Visitors can tour the facilities by taking a ferry from Pier 33 near Fisherman’s Wharf.

AT&T Park
4. AT&T Park
One of the most important and memorable stops in SF is to see a Giants Game. The Giants hold the records for the most National League Pennants and have appeared in the World Series over 20 times, the last time winning the championship in 2014.

The Painted Ladies
5. Painted Ladies
An architectural dynasty, the Painted Ladies feature the best of San Francisco’s Victorian and Edwardian style homes. One of the best-known groups of “Painted Ladies” is the row of Victorian houses at 710–720 Steiner Street, across from Alamo Square park, in San Francisco.

Twin Peaks San Francisco
6. Checkout the View from Twin Peaks
Stunning 360 degree views. From Twin Peaks you can see all around the bay, Downtown San Francisco, The Golden Gate Bridge, The Bay Bridge, Sutro Tower and so much more.

Fox Theater
7. See a Concert at the Fox Theater in Oakland
Stunning 2,800 seat concert hall that originally opened as a movie theater in 1928. Designed by Weeks and Day, the theatre is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was refurbished in the 2000s and reopened as a concert venue on February 5, 2009.

Lombard Street
8. Take a drive down Lombard Street
Historic Lombard Street is an east–west street in San Francisco, California that is famous for a steep, one-block section with eight hairpin turns. The street was named after Lombard Street in Philadelphia by San Francisco surveyor Jasper O’Farrell.

Fishermans Wharf
9. Fisherman’s Wharf
Popular tourist attraction in San Francisco that encompasses the northern waterfront area of San Francisco from Ghirardelli Square east to Pier 35 or Kearny Street. Lots of great shopping, restaurants and fun activities.

Tech Museum
10. The Tech Museum of Innovation
“The Tech” is located in the heart of Silicon Valley and has many exhibits dealing with energy efficiency, customization, exploration, and genetics.

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March 26, 2015 by  

View of Sunnyvale, CA

Sunnyvale, California was originally founded as the City of Murphy, named after one of the cities first residents, Martin Murphy Jr. a rancher and wheat farmer who purchased a piece of the historic Rancho Pastoria de las Borregas property in 1850. Mr. Murphy later named his property “Bay View” and constructed one of the first wood frame homes in the area.

In the 1870s, property tax laws, imports and soil degradation caused wheat farming to become uneconomical in Santa Clara County. Small fruit orchards replaced the large wheat farms. In 1871, James and Eloise Dawson established the first fruit cannery in Santa Clara County and fruit agriculture and canning soon became a major industry in the area. The invention of the refrigerated rail car further increased the viability of an economy based upon fruit. The fruit orchards become so prevalent that in 1886, the San Jose Board of Trade called Santa Clara County the “Garden of the World”.

In 1897, Walter Everett Crossman bought 200 acres and began selling real estate. He advertised the area as Beautiful Murphy. Later, in the 1900s, real estate developer Walter Crossman described it as “the City of Destiny”. Also in 1897, Encina School opened as the first school in Murphy. Previously, children in the town had to travel to Mountain View for school.

In 1901, the residents of Murphy were informed they could not use the name Murphy for their post office, and decided to use the name Sunnyvale for the name of their town.

In 1912, residents of Sunnyvale voted to incorporate, and Sunnyvale became an official city.

During World War II, the economy began a change from the fruit industry to the high-tech industry. The Joshua Hendy Iron Works built marine steam engines, naval guns and rocket launchers to aid in the war effort. As the defense industry grew, a shortage of workers in the farm industry was created. Immigrants from Mexico came to Sunnyvale to fill this void of workers.

Following the war, the fruit orchards and sweetcorn farms were cleared to build factories, homes and offices. In 1956, the aircraft manufacturer Lockheed moved its headquarters to Sunnyvale. Since then, numerous high-tech companies have established offices and headquarters in Sunnyvale, including AMD, Honeywell, Jupiter Networks and Yahoo.

Yahoo in Sunnyvale

In 1979, an indoor mall called Sunnyvale Town Center opened in what used to be the traditional downtown shopping district. After years of successful performance, the mall started to decline in the 1990s. After numerous changes in plans and ownership, the mall was demolished in 2007, and a new downtown shopping district was constructed.

By 2002, the few remaining orchards were demolished and replaced with homes, restaurants and shops. However, there are still city-owned orchards, such as the Heritage Orchard next to the Sunnyvale Community Center.

Sunnyvale celebrated its one-hundredth anniversary on August 25, 2012.

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