Just ask the residents at SummerHill's latest sustainable living community - Satake Estates in Mountain View.     Each home at the environmentally friendly Satake Estates showcases a beautiful Rain Garden in the front yard.   This  is just one of the many features used to achieve the Build it Green's GreenPoint Rating System. (more…)......

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When traveling, we often use Yelp to find a fun local coffee shop with great reviews to get a flavor of the local vibe. It is fun to explore a town and not stick to the typical Starbucks for coffee.  While visiting Portland and Bend recently, we discovered two fun new cafes Bean and Tree in Portland (serves a delicious Lavender Latte) and Backporch Coffee Roasters...

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We are excited to have Satake Estates and Redwood Gate featured in a recent Green Homebuilder magazine! Check out the Green Homebuilder article here: http://www.summerhillhomes.com/green/GreenHomeBuilderSummerHill.pdf SummerHill believes in sustainable building.  It is an honor to be recognized for our efforts.   (more…)......

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Rosewood Sold Out!

We've sold out of another community - Rosewood in Fremont. The sales in the past few months were record breaking with new homeowners looking to get in before the opportunity passed.  We sold the final Gables home last month. Our Satake Estates community is also selling out quickly with the final few homes available now. (more…)......

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'Smart' thermostats to get test run in Texas - would you like a thermostat that adjusts based on the weather? Ready to install a pool at Satake Estates? Check out these green pool ideas from Smart Money: Green Pools Make a Splash Want to deck out a media center in a small space?  Check out these ideas from Wired: http://www.wired.com/magazine/2010/06/ff_m...

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California has already received an estimated 7,750 applications and reservations for the  California New Home Tax Credit!  They're estimating that 70% of the estimated total requested credit is already reaching over $50 million.  Unfortunately, they haven't finished updating their computer system, so these are all estimates for now.  Time is certainly of t...

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Tom and Zoe keep sharing just how close Satake Estates is to all the action - this summer is no exception! Enjoy all these fun activities when you visit Satake Estates in Mountain View: Entertainment on Castro Street – Thursday Night Live Los Altos Art & Wine - July 10th and July 11th Farmer’s Market in Mountain View & Los Altos ......

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A few weeks ago, we got to attend the Viking® Experience at The GSC.  It was tremendous to check out all of the innovation in kitchen appliances.  They have many distinct kitchens to show the array of design options available with Viking Appliances.  I am still trying to pick my favorite kitchen.  With over 23 color finishes to choose from, your can ...

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Home is where the heart is.... For some of us home is the place that we grew up, for others it is the home that we share with our significant other, spouse, children or parents as join into help raise children. The place we call home is an important part of our lives. At SummerHill, we build a variety of homes from townhome-style condominiums to single-family hom...

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Homeowners at Satake Estates in Mountain View are out to save the world. 36% of all homeowner’s to date have chosen the solar option for their home. That number is sure to grow with more buyers choosing green options.  And, even buyers who may not choose the option now, have the option to add solar in the future as SummerHill is pre-wiring every home for so...

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