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September 6, 2013

Community's range of designs appeal to buyers

The five-bedroom model home at Claremont (shown) features a covered front porch leading to a two-story entry.


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RENTON — In addition to finding their new home at Claremont, Judi and Peter Adcock found one more thing: common ground.

While shopping for a home, the couple sometimes found themselves at odds over the style of home they were looking for — until they walked into Claremont's model home.

"My husband is French-Canadian and his mother is British. They are used to more boxy, three-story semidetached homes that share a common wall with another house," Judi Adcock says. "When we walked into the Sequoia model home [at Claremont], with its expansive dining room and vaulted ceilings, he said, 'I really like this open feeling.' We were finally on the same page. It felt like it was our home."

Built by CamWest, the collection of three- to six-bedroom single-family homes is located in the Issaquah School District and features 14 home designs.

Tana Lehman, one of Claremont's sales managers, says the Adcocks' reaction to visiting the community's model home does not surprise her.

"We've had a great response by homebuyers to the new professionally decorated model home — they love seeing many of the options they can choose from to personalize their own homes," she says.

"They've also been impressed with the streetscape that is developing. We've sold 18 homes, and most are on the same street, so homebuyers can get a sense for the diversity of the architecture and the high quality of the landscaping."

The Adcocks have begun choosing their interior finishes and fixtures.

"My sister is a designer, and she told me to bring along a swatch of one of my favorite fabrics that includes all of the colors that I want to see in my new home," Adcock says. "CamWest's designers worked with us to take the color scheme throughout the home so that the rooms flow together.

"I love it because the spaces won't feel disjointed. When I returned to sign off on my selections, they had all of the finishes laid out for us on a table grouped by room so that we could see how the color scheme would work from the moment you stepped into our door. It gave me goosebumps."

Lehman says Claremont is located in a quiet setting that includes two parks, one of which has a sports court and play area. Many of the homes back to a protected green space for added privacy.

The homes are within walking distance of Apollo Elementary School. For drivers, Interstates 90 and 405 and Coal Creek Parkway are readily accessible, allowing for commutes to Seattle or Bellevue.

"We bought our first home in the area before moving to New Mexico," Adcock says. "When we returned, we were drawn back to this location. We frequent the local small businesses, like Shawn and Ted's Meat Market and Top of the Hill Quality Produce. Even after we moved back, they remembered us.

"We've met some of the homeowners who will be our neighbors. We all take pictures of the construction progress and have gotten to know each other. My husband has even been comparing notes with one of the other husbands about which gas barbecue to buy. It's nice to feel like we've already begun creating a community."

Claremont is being built by CamWest, a Toll Brothers company. Toll Brothers was named 2012 Builder of the Year by Professional Builder magazine, becoming the first builder to win the honor twice.

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