While virtual tours have made it easier than ever to shop for a new home online, there’s nothing quite like exploring a designer-decorated model home in-person. Beyond gathering design inspiration, prospective buyers can get a sense of the home’s layout and touch and feel the various finishes.
Cantera, an exclusive collection of 15 townhomes by Dividend Homes, recently opened its model home to the public. No appointment is needed, and visitors are invited to stop by the sales gallery at 2005 Rock Street in Mountain View, open daily from 11am to 6pm. Sales will be launching soon, and the interest list is now forming.
Showcasing Spanish style architecture, Cantera creates a memorable first impression with stucco exteriors, decorative tile trim and iron accents. The homes are situated along a shared laneway and surrounded by lush landscaping. There are nine distinct floorplans to choose from, ranging from 1,376 to 2,722 square feet in size.
These two-, three- and four-bedroom homes offer three floors of living space, two-car garages and spacious backyards. Most homesites have a den with a powder room or a guest bedroom with a full bathroom on the first floor, providing the perfect space for a home office or a live-in relative. Plus, all residences feature an island kitchen and a private deck for taking in views of the neighborhood.
The elegant interiors are characterized by hardwood flooring that runs throughout the entire second floor, large-format ceramic tile at the entry, bathrooms and laundry room, two-tone paint, extensive recessed lighting, modern baseboards and crown molding in select areas.
Whip up family recipes in the gourmet kitchens, equipped with white painted, Shaker-style beech cabinets, soft-close cabinet doors and drawers, durable quartz countertops, a full-height subway tile backsplash, Dacor and Samsung stainless steel appliances including a 36-inch gas range, a single basin, apron-front sink, and a spacious pantry with built-in shelves (as per plan).
The rejuvenating primary bathrooms boast double vanities topped with quartz, framed mirrors, separate showers with marble-inspired porcelain tile surrounds, complementary large-format tile flooring, medicine cabinets and private water closets. Meantime, the secondary bathrooms include subway tiled tub and shower surrounds with glass enclosures, storage-maximizing vanities and ceramic tile flooring.
Many of the standard finishes and features offered at Cantera are what most homebuilders consider upgrades. For example, each residence is kitted out with energy-efficient and smart technology, including dual-zoned air conditioning and heating systems, Nest programmable thermostats, 40-amp pre-wire circuits for electric vehicle charging, and Nest “Hello” video doorbells. Plus, all homes are solar-prepped with conduits that run to the roof.
Cantera is located near the intersection of West Middlefield Road and Rengstorff Avenue, steps away from a shopping center that offers a Safeway grocery store, Starbucks, Chang’an Artisan Noodle, and a number of local businesses. For further shopping, dining and entertainment opportunities, head to vibrant Downtown Mountain View, which hosts a weekly farmers’ market with fresh produce and artisan-made goods.
Residents of Cantera can expect easy access to highways 101, 82 and the Central Expressway, in addition to the nearby Mountain View Caltrain station with connections throughout the Bay Area. The area is home to a number of reputable schools and Google’s Charleston Campus is only a six-minute bike ride away.
The Cantera model home is open daily from 11am to 6pm and no appointment is needed to tour the beautifully appointed space. Prospective buyers are encouraged to join the interest list to stay up-to-date on future purchasing opportunities.