February 11, 2019  |  By Karen daSilva  |  Yucaipa/Calimesa News Mirror

New Summerwind Trails homes for sale in Calimesa

The model homes at Lennar
feature open space galore.

Calimesa has started to grow. The first few homes at Summerwind Trails, the new development on the west side of Interstate 10, have been purchased and some are expected to be ready for move in by mid-March.

“We don’t waste any time,” said Adam Engleman, new home sales counselor for D.B. Horton at Camellia Pointe, about the completion date of some Phase 1 homes.

Summerwind Trails is the first major residential development in Calimesa on the west side of the freeway and is located off of Cherry Valley Boulevard and Tukwet Canyon Parkway. It is expected to bring 3,600-3,700 residential units to Calimesa. All Summerwind homes are dual plumbed, with recycled water for landscaping.

Mesa Verde is the other major residential development planned for Calimesa. It too has about 3,600 homes planned and is located between Summerwind and Sandalwood Drive.

In early January, D.R. Horton opened model homes for the Retreat, two- and three-bedroom homes, and Camellia Pointe, three- and four-bedroom homes.

In mid-January, Lennar opened three model homes for both the Wildflower and Painted Sky neighborhoods. Wildflower features two-story homes with three to four bedrooms, while Painted Sky has three- to five-bedroom homes and a one-story option.

The one-story model is what lured Benton Stout and wife Michelle Nguyen to venture out on a rainy Sunday.

“We love it,” Nguyen said about the one-story model.

The couple lives in Yucaipa and purchased a home in the final phase of Singleton Heights. Delays and a possible price increase have them considering other options, Stout said. When they noticed the new construction from the freeway, they decided to take a look.

“The open space with the kitchen and dining room,” Nguyen said, pointing out one of her favorite features of the model. “It’s easy to clean too because you don’t have to go up and down the stairs.”

Jessica Sanford, who owns a nearby home in Beaumont, was also checking out the Lennar model homes.

“I’m really just looking,” Sanford said, “comparing updates if we decide we should move into a newer home. I like looking at the décor too.”

The Wildflower homes range in size from 2,000 to almost 2,600 square feet. Prices vary from about $350,000 to $385,000. Painted Sky homes are approximately 2,300 to 3,000 square feet and cost $380,000 to $416,000.

At Camellia Pointe, homes are 1,800 to 2,400 square feet in size and range in price from $341,000 to $371,000.

In the short time the models have been open, Engelman said one particular floor plan has attracted interest.

“The downstairs master really seems to be popular,” he said, confirming a couple of those homes have been purchased.

D.B. Horton’s Retreat homes are typically for those aged 55 and older. At Summerwind, however, the Retreat does not have an age restriction while keeping features like wider doorways and pathways throughout the home.

Ben Romzek, new home counselor at the Retreat, considers that a positive.

“I think so because for young families … while it may not be their forever home, it’s a good starter home,” he said about the 1,200- to 1,500-square-foot floor plans that cost $316,000 to $331,000.

Sales offices for both Lennar and D.B. Horton model homes are open daily.