New home construction begins again at Pinedale subdivision in Fruita
Like many subdivisions across the valley, Pinedale subdivision off 18 Road and K.6 Road was sidelined by the economy in 2008. Ebe Eslami began building houses in the subdivision when it was first developed and brought into the market in 2005. By the end of 2008, he had built six homes in the subdivision.
Eslami didn’t build again at Pinedale until 2014, and now there are two brand new homes available in the subdivision. The first home, at 925 Hickory, is finished and waiting for buyers. The second home, at 937 Hickory, should be finished in about three to four weeks.
Although Eslami has built every home in the subdivision, he isn’t building a neighborhood full of identical homes, or even a neighborhood with 21 homes, but only four or five basic floor plans.
“I do the plans when I see the lot,” Eslami said. “We never do anything the same.”
Eslami is also willing to work with buyers on particular features and benefits they want in a home.
“If it fits, we do it,” he said.
Eslami’s homes are easily distinguished from homes in neighboring subdivisions due to the tile roofs. Although tile costs a bit more, Eslami likes the look of it and uses it on all of the homes he builds. A tile roof will generally last much longer than a composition shingle roof and holds up better in the wind.
The homes in Pinedale subdivision also have a stucco exterior, a three-car garage and are built on foundation with a crawl space. Depending on the lot configuration, most of them will also have an outdoor living area in the back or on the side yard.
The neighborhood is within walking distance to Little Salt Wash Park and some of the walking trails within the city of Fruita.
The home at 925 Hickory has a huge, 28- X 13-foot deck, which overlooks an open space area and enjoys incredible views of Colorado National Monument, while the home at 937 Hickory has a side patio that opens out onto the large yard on the side of the house.
Inside, the homes at Pinedale look feel even larger than they are, thanks to the open floor plans and 10-foot ceilings in the living rooms. The living area also has a gas fireplace, making it a cozy place to gather in the winter.
Eslami installs gas stoves in the kitchen (unless the homeowner prefers electric), and also uses knotty alder cabinetry. The home at 925 has a large pantry closet in the kitchen, while the home at 937 has two smaller pantry closets.
Although there are some ranch-style homes at Pinedale, Eslami often adds a bonus room above the garage to give families more space and options. At 925, in addition to the bonus room upstairs, there’s also a fourth bedroom and a full bath.
Master suites include a five-piece master bath, walk-in showers and large walk-in closets.
Eslami plans to start the next spec home at Pinedale when one of these first two homes sells. Grace Varley with RE/MAX 4000 is the listing agent for the subdivision and will hold an open house at Pinedale on Sunday, Aug. 17 from 1 to 3 p.m.