Trumark Communities wins trifecta of annual homebuilding awards for Wallis Ranch
SAN DIEGO, Calif. (June 30, 2017) – Trumark Communities announced today that Wallis Ranch, the 184-acre master planned community in Dublin, CA, was named “Master Planned Community of the Year” at the 54th Annual Gold Nugget Awards presented by PCBC, the largest annual homebuilding trade show in the Western United States. The awards gala, held on Thursday, June 29, 2017, marks Trumark’s trifecta of wins for the prestigious title at the building industry’s three most esteemed annual awards ceremonies. In addition to the Gold Nugget Awards, Wallis Ranch was named “Master Planned Community of the Year” by the 2017 National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB) Nationals Awards and the 2017 Building Industry Association (BIA) Excellence Awards.
Recognizing the best in community improvement through exceptional concepts in design, planning and development, the Gold Nugget Awards are a highlight of the annual two-day PCBC Conference held at the San Diego Convention Center, which draws more than 10,000 respected industry professionals across North America and beyond.
“Earning this caliber of recognition from such a prestigious industry organization like PCBC is what fuels our passion for conceptualizing and bringing to life forward-thinking communities like Wallis Ranch that set a new precedent for lifestyle-enhancing amenities and design,” said Michael Maples, principal of Trumark Companies. “The culmination of these three prominent accolades would not have been possible without the unwavering support and dedication of our entire team at Trumark as well as our industry partners.”
Located in Dublin, California, Wallis Ranch is comprised of seven neighborhoods and a total of 806 homes by some of the nation’s most esteemed builders and master developed by Trumark Communities. At the heart of Wallis Ranch stands the Kindred House, a more than 17,000 square feet indoor/outdoor amenity space dedicated to relaxation, fitness, meetings, dining and entertainment. Featuring an emphasis on
wellness and concierge-type services, Wallis Ranch welcomes residents to participate in thoughtfully-planned events and gatherings, such as family movie nights and morning yoga on the event lawn.
“We couldn’t be more proud to accept this Gold Nugget award recognizing Wallis Ranch as ‘Master Planned Community of the Year’ in a category among some of the most recognizable developments in the country,” said Gregg Nelson, principal of Trumark Companies. “Wallis Ranch is truly a testament to the passion and innovation that drives our team and this award is certainly validation for the hard work everyone involved in this project has devoted over the past several years.”
Dedicated to advancing the art, science and business of housing, PCBC is the largest homebuilding tradeshow representing the west coast region. PCBC has been endorsed as the official show of Leading Builders of America (LBA), whose membership includes 20 of the largest publicly and privately held homebuilders in the nation. The winners of the PCBC Gold Nugget Awards are featured in online and print publications, including Builder and Developer, Builder and Professional Builder. About Wallis Ranch
The 184-acre Wallis Ranch master planned development includes eight distinct neighborhoods featuring single-family detached homes, townhomes and executive homes ranging from 1,700 to 4,100 square feet. Upon full buildout, Wallis Ranch will deliver 806 new homes to a region that has seen a significant boost in housing demand as a result of the thriving San Francisco Bay market located less than 40 miles away. Master planner Trumark Communities has dedicated more than half of the master plan’s acreage to green space programing, including parks, open space and a water-quality basin to create a tranquil enclave that appeals to Bay Area residents’ active lifestyles. Wallis Ranch will also include a three-acre common area featuring a fitness center, pool, spa and BBQ area, surrounded by more than one mile of trail systems. With the California drought top of mind, Trumark will incorporate drought tolerant landscaping that will use all reclaimed water throughout the community. www.wallisranch.com.
About Trumark Communities
Trumark Communities, a division of Trumark Companies, is a residential land development platform focused on acquiring, developing and selling improved lots in master planned communities. Its current pipeline includes 1,500+ lots representing total projected lot sale revenue in excess of $250 million. Trumark Communities realized lot sales to builders of over $250 million in 2015 and 2016. www.trumarkcommunities.com
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With the summer season reaching full-swing, it is that time of year when people love to entertain guests in the warm outdoor air. However, many people are left wondering what kind of fresh, new ideas they can incorporate with their backyard to throw a unique summer party. Fortunately, there are a few ideas that everyone can put to use and ensure that their party guests never forget their experience.
Bring the Kitchen Outside
Without a doubt, one of the struggles of throwing a party outdoors is the fact that the kitchen is inside, yet the party is outside. It can be difficult to entertain guests while cooking at the same time. Furthermore, having to constantly run inside and outside to feed party guests leaves plenty of opportunities to spill food and drinks. Therefore, why not bring the kitchen outside? Incorporate a grill with the outdoor patio. This means that the host can cook and entertain simultaneously. It also cuts down on transport time and opportunities for spills. Finally, an incorporated grill cannot be knocked over like a typical grill. This improves the safety and the cleanup process after.
Open Up the House
For those who need more party space, the homeowners at Fielding have a number of unique housing designs with doors that open up the kitchen to the outdoors. This half-indoor, half-outdoor design ensures that entertaining party guests is a breeze during the summer, providing guests with more seating options as well as a place to go if it starts to rain. This also makes it easier to add some music to the party from the indoor speakers.
Screen a Movie
Anyone who misses the idea of drive-in movies under the stars will love this idea. Many people have large walls on the back of their house or patio. For those who don’t, it isn’t hard to set up a screen outside. By bringing a projector to the backyard, people can enjoy the advantages of a big-screen TV in the comfort of their own backyard. This will make the party the talk of the town and could be followed by a double feature.
Outdoor Lighting is Key
Finally, nobody should ever neglect the details. While outdoor lighting is always necessary, the type of lighting is important because it helps to create the mood that the party will have. Small pathway lighting keeps the mood quiet and subdued while larger lighting can increase the life and energy of the party. Depending on the type of gathering, try different types of lighting and find the feel that is right for the occasion.
The summer solstice will take place on June 21st, marking the beginning of beach season! It is also the day with the most hours of sunlight. Traditionally, the solstice was a celebration of the earth, sun and light. Why not welcome the easygoing spirit of summer by giving your home a makeover? From warmly-colored accent pieces to walls painted in vibrant shades, let the longest day of the year guide your decorating decisions. Here are four fresh ideas to help you get started.
Use Florals to Add Summer Color
Using a flourish of blooms around your house will give it a warm feeling year-round. There are many ways that the hues of the season can be used to add style to your home décor.
- Faux flowers – Decorating with fake flowers is an excellent way to give your home a natural touch and invite the summer indoors.
- Artwork – Brighten up your rooms with artwork that features beautiful florals. Dazzling artwork can bring vibrant energy and charm into your abode.
- Floral wallpaper – This helps liven and brighten up any room.
- Natural accents – An accent chair that features a botanical print is perfect for summer decorating.
- Botanical rugs and pillows – These are an excellent way to introduce pattern and floral colors into your interior spaces. The color-packed patterns of flowery pillows and rugs will make it seem that your home is in bloom.
Decorate in the Colors of the Sun
Using sunshine-like colors for decorating is a good way to savor the season. Here are some easy ways to use summer hues around your home:
- Capture the sunrise – When the sun rises, the colors are intense and bright as the sun shines through the darkness. Accent your home with pieces that capture the vivid colors of the morning sun.
- Mimic the midday sun – Imitate the fiery oranges and yellows of the midday sun with colorful throw pillows and rugs.
- Echo the shades of the sunset – Decorate your home with deep golds and pinks. You can also set up a comfortable seating area outdoors with plump cushions that are the colors of the sky at sunset.
Let the Summer Harvest Inspire You
The warmer weather provides plenty of opportunity for growing fresh produce. Farmer’s markets overflow with delicious vegetables and backyard garden beds are chock-full of summer fruits and vegetables. Use the bountiful summer produce to enliven your interior design. Choose purple, green, yellow and red accent pieces for your rooms. Or, display fresh berries in a ceramic berry basket. Kitchen towels and artwork that depicts summer fruits and vegetables is another great way to incorporate the harvest into your interior style.
Turn Your Outdoor Space Into a Summer Getaway
The backyard is the best place to be during the summer. Turn your patio or deck into a comfy getaway where you can soak up the sun’s rays. Outfit your outdoor space with a comfortable lounge chair and a patio umbrella. Add colorful cushions and an outdoor rug.
If you want to enjoy the carefree spirit of the summer solstice, you are in luck! The above tips offer lots of easy ways to brighten your home this season.
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