“If we charged for the views, some people couldn’t afford these lots,” one real estate broker said while waving his hand in a sweeping arc toward the horizon. He was talking to several potential homebuyers during the grand opening kickoff event of Phase Two, Granite Dells Estates.
Granite Dells’ owner and founder Mike Fann, president of Fann Contracting, said he was pleased to see Phase Two begin. It was only four years ago that he opened Phase One on the 1,100-acre, multi-million dollar development during the summer of 2015. Since then, it has grown beyond his expectations.
Hundreds of interested buyers drove to the subdivision located just a few hundred yards south of the Granite Dells Parkway off Highway 89A on the northeast edge of Prescott. During the day-long event Sept. 14, they had a chance to tour all three neighborhoods: Sunset Ridge, a private gated community with 12 two-acre or larger lots for custom and semi-custom homes; The Peaks, which features 60 custom home sites of up to 1.4 acres; and The Vistas, that contain 83 custom lots, with views in virtually every direction.
All homes have access to the just-opened Granite Dells Clubhouse, located at 5520 Crown Rock Trail. The 4,500-square-foot contemporary design building features a full fitness center and state-of-the art gym equipped with sophisticated training equipment, said Kerry Hunt, the HOAMCO community association manager.
Hunt explained the clubhouse also has locker rooms with towel service, a heated outdoor Olympic-size swimming pool and spa (which will operate seasonally), two pickleball courts, an event lawn and a fire pit for gatherings.
All homes have underground utility infrastructure. City water, sewer and garbage collection, natural gas, electricity are all available. So is fiber optic service for cable TV and internet, telephone and other electronic communications systems.
A recently constructed nearby 3.25 million-gallon water tank serves not just the Granite Dells area but also adjacent land both north and south of Highway 89A.
Several Builders Represented On Site Interested homebuyers can choose from models available from Dorn Homes and Mandalay Homes. Both builders have model homes open and sales representatives on site in Phase Two.
Dorm Homes has five available floorplans starting in the high $300,000s. Dorn representatives say their homes are “Organic Home Plus” healthy and extremely energy efficient.
Mandalay Homes has four models open and six available floorplans starting in the mid$300,000s. The ION Series energy-efficient homes received a U.S. Department of Energy Housing Innovation Award. Additionally, among custom home builders are Carrington Homes, Stoddard Lifestyle Homes, Bella Construction and BSN Builders. All have representatives available to meet with interested buyers.
Anita Morgan-Reese, an administrative assistant with HOAMCO, has an office in the clubhouse. She and her assistant, Michelle Passmore, are available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., seven days a week, to meet those interested.
They also can be reached at 928-350-8146.
Custom home sites also are available from the New Home Marketplace and its representatives at Realty Executives, 113 W. Goodwin Street in downtown Prescott. They can be reached at 928-308-2211.
Prioritizing Natural Environment and Open Space Fann, who has lived in Prescott more than 60 years, reemphasized what he said when he first purchased the land for future home development.
“We are intent on making the Dells a premier residential area that offers owners a healthy and environmentally sustainable lifestyle.” Fann said that housing developments will follow the natural contours of the terrain, and that dedicated open space is a priority. He noted that the platting of the community provided for almost 300 acres of open space.
Hiking trails and wildlife corridors will link to other trails along the historic Peavine Trail, which is near Watson Lake and the long-abandoned railroad bed. Other trails will tie into the popular Iron King Trail that heads east toward Prescott Valley.
Fann emphasized that he wanted Phase Two to fuse ecological and environmental features with attractive, practical and professionally designed and engineered homes that would make homeowners proud.
“The Dells will be a dream community located in a wondrous natural setting for nature lovers and discerning homeowners,” a Fann spokesperson said. QCBN
By Ray Newton, QCBN
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