Construction has started on a new GV Urban project in downtown Fresno.
The concrete pads are in place for 1612 Fulton, a 30-unit mixed-used development next to Biz-Werx, a business center at Fulton and Calaveras streets. The center was also built by GV Urban, a division of Granville Homes.
The new development will have 18 single-floor residential units that range from 645 to 706 square feet with an attached garage, a balcony or patio, washer and dryer hookups and stainless steel appliances.
Another 12 three-story live and work units will also be built. The first floor will have a 199-square-foot office space while the second and third floors will have a total living space of 1,297 square feet. The units will have a two-car garage and balcony.
The development is expected to be finished by next summer.
The 2012 St. Jude Dream Home giveaway grand prize winner Brenda Lincoln. (Photo from De Young Properties)
A Fresno nurse won a “dream home” built by Clovis builders De Young Properties during the annual St. Jude Dream Home giveaway this year.
The winning ticket, purchased by Brenda Lincoln, was pulled from among 10,000 tickets on Sunday night during a live drawing on KMPH (Channel 26.1) as reported by my colleague Angel Moreno.
Lincoln, a recovery-room nurse at Kaiser Permanente, won a 2,064-square-foot house with four bedrooms and two bathrooms in the Chestnut Grove community at Chestnut and Teague avenues. The house is valued at $345,000.
Another 22 people from across the Valley won smaller prizes in the contest, organizers said, including a private wine tasting party at Milla Vineyards, a $1,020 gift certificate to Yosemite Falls Cafe, a $1,000 shopping spree to J.C. Penny and free gas and groceries for a year.
The giveaway raised $1,004,020 for the hospital. This is the sixth St. Jude home built by De Young Properties.
The front door and private side yard of a model home at The Gallery, one of McCaffrey Homes’ two new neighborhoods unveiled this weekend.
McCaffrey Homes opened two new Clovis neighborhoods to the public this weekend: The Gallery and The Heights.
I was invited to a sneak preview on Thursday. The Gallery, on Ashlan and DeWolf avenues, has four different designs that range in size from 1,308 to 2,245 square feet and have up to four bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms. The idea in this neighborhood is to blend indoor and outdoor living.
The McCaffreys do just that with welcoming front courtyards, private side yards – some with sliding glass doors that lead into the home – and covered back patios with fireplaces. Large living room windows and sliding glass doors off the dining area allow for lots of entertaining. A neighborhood park and walking trails are planned. The homes start in the low $220,000s.
The Heights at Loma Vista, about a mile down the road on the corner of Ashlan and Locan avenues, has smaller homes, but the neighborhood has more amenities. The houses range in size from 1,141 to 1,753 square feet and up to 3 bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms. The houses are “Smart Homes” designed to consume less energy, water and natural resources.
The neighborhood will have a park with tot lot and a private swimming pool with barbecue. The houses start at $199,999.
For more information, visit mccaffreyhomes.com.
The Hilton House in Panama City, Fla.
Photo provided by Arthur Dyson.
Fresno architect Arthur Dyson’s free-flowing design of a house nestled among the sand dunes of Panama City in Florida will appear on HGTV’s “Extreme Homes” show at 9 p.m. Thursday night.
Dyson, who studied under famed designer Frank Lloyd Wright, was picked in a worldwide search by Panama City businessman Charles Hilton and his wife, Lela, to design their seaside home, Dyson said.
The 9,500-square-foot house captures the fluidity of the surrounding ocean waves using Dyson’s trademark designs of sweeping lines and curves with a focus on scale, texture and color.
The open floor plan has few walls creating a seamless transition throughout the five-bedroom, six bathroom home. The primary rooms are suspended on concrete pods at various levels inside the house. A staircase winds around a glass-enclosed elevator while a second stairway curves around native palm plants.
A blue-green tinted glass provides the homeowners with unobstructed views of the ocean while a large wing-like white roof shields the home from the sun.
Dyson, who declined to reveal the cost of the house, is modest when asked about how he feels about his work now that that house is finished.
“I feel that the greatest success of the home is that it truly expresses itself with the symbolic poetry of its occupants,” Dyson said.
Some of Dyson’s local projects include the Woodward Park Regional Library, University High School Campus, a football-shaped Sanger home, and the Fresno Betsuin Buddhist Temple’s Family Dharma Center.
Interior of the Hilton House which has blue-green tinted glass and an open floor plan.
Photo provided by Arthur Dyson
GV Urban’s Bungalow Court on East Divisadero Avenue in downtown Fresno.
GV Urban held a grand opening for its newest preservation project in downtown Fresno on Tuesday morning.
Bungalow Court, originally built in 1922, is a small U-shaped, seven-unit community on the corner of East Divisadero Avenue and Van Ness Avenue.
GV Urban, a division of Granville Homes, renovated five of the existing buildings and rebuilt two that were destroyed in a fire using every piece of salvageable material from the original structures. A two-story building at the south end of the complex has a downstairs and upstairs unit.
A built-in bookcase in select units at Bungalow Court.
The one- and two-bedroom homes range in size from 672 square feet to 683 square feet. The homes have newly built kitchens and bathrooms, restored Craftsman doors, tankless water heaters and some units have built-in bookcases that capture the charm of a cozy bungalow.
The project joins several other Granville projects in Fresno’s Mural District and the nearby Lowell Neighborhood including Fulton Village, a mixed-use development on Fulton and Amador streets, and 330 N. Van Ness Cottages, townhomes at Van Ness Avenue near the onramp to Highway 180.
For more information about Bungalow Court or any GV Urban development, visit gvurban.com or call the leasing office at (559) 233-0288.
New home builders in Fresno are unveiling their new neighborhoods left and right this month.
Morgan-based builder Benchmark Communities opened its five new model homes in their Vantage development at Harlan Ranch, northeast of Clovis, on Oct. 6.
I got a sneak peek before the opening weekend. The new homes range in size from 2,100 to 3,300 square feet and start in the low $300,000s.
The houses are pretty roomy and have some nice built in shelves in the living rooms. I’m jealous because I don’t have any in my house and would love some on both sides of my fireplace.
There are a couple models with Jack and Jill bathrooms connecting two bedrooms. Usually the vanity area is shared with the sinks sitting side-by-side, but in one of the houses, the two bedrooms each have their own bathroom vanities with a private toilet and shower area separating the two rooms.
The master bedrooms are roomy with lots of windows. One model had a master with a double-sided fireplace that split sleeping area from a seating area. You could live in that room.
Vantage is Benchmark’s first new home development in Clovis, however, the builder entered the market early last year when it acquired the old Patriot Homes development at Shaw and Locan avenues and renovated the existing homes. Lennar Homes eventually built on the vacant land.
Benchmark has plans to build its second new home neighborhood called Dakota Square on Temperance Avenue near Dakota Avenue.
Fresno builder Granville Homes will hold its grand opening for Bungalow Courts, in downtown Fresno, on Tuesday. McCaffrey Homes is expected to open its new developments, The Gallery in Clovis and The Heights at Loma Vista, on Saturday.