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2011 - Volume 1 Issue 2
Casas Bonitas
Feature Home
Article: Joe Burgess
Photos: Bill Faulkner
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Responsibility is a key factor for choosing the designer / builder for your home investment. Do the business owners oversee every facet of the construction, as well as the financials and followup? As may have been noted in this issue of Ventanas, the survivors in this economy are the builders with strong oversight capabilities and attention to details. In the case of Trinity Homes, all major phases of the home building process are handled either by the owners themselves or the people with a definite stake in the business – the spouses.


Design and Build:
Trinity Homes
Danny Andrus
Francisco Gonzalez

Western Wholesale


Bathroom and
Kitchen Fixtures:
Western Wholesale


Counter Tops:
Granite Warehouse

Carpet Warehouse

Floor Tile:
Interceramic Tile & Stone

Heating and Cooling:
Arco Mechanical

New Era Spray Foam


Ceballos Roofing

Interior Doors:
Trim Team

AAA Glass
With the basic bases covered in your choice of a designer/builder, it then becomes a matter of creating a home that can meet your lifestyle objectives and more importantly, make you happy. With the current homebuilding emphasis on mid-range investments, what are the characteristics that can make this structure feel like your personal abode?

Some buyers are motivated by green building practices, but almost everyone is interested in energy conservation and lower power bills. Standard in all Trinity Homes is the use of spray foam insulation, a superior insulating product and one that creates a very tight envelop for the house. This is a primary factor leading to lower energy bills and a healthier living space. It can even result in a more efficient air conditioning system – a smaller initial investment that might allow you to spend more on furniture and curtains.

Trinity’s feature home in this issue is a modest, yet enticing design. The exterior includes the use of stained concrete for the driveway and walks and cultured stone accents for columns and walls. The most distinguishing features, however, appear after entering the house through its glass and wrought iron entry door.

The open design of the living, dining and kitchen areas give the appearance of a great room in a much larger dwelling than this 1900 square foot home. It is truly amazing what can be done with design and décor techniques to offset the small-house syndrome. The key word is creative when practiced with knowledgeable intent.

Large, arched entries into the living space immediately add to the perceived size of the room. A corner fireplace is flanked by an entertainment wall with massive decorative, built in shelves allowing personalization of the room. A bold ceiling color framed by large crown molding sets it apart from your best friend’s living room.

Double atrium doors and large, custom wood-shuttered windows contribute to the bright, open appeal of the dining area. Angled walls eliminate the doldrums of everything square.

The selling point of this home may be the large kitchen with substantial cabinet space. Black granite countertops enhance the mahogany cabinets. The counter extends into a breakfast bar accessible from the living space. An attractive island pulls the kitchen together and a vaulted kitchen entry from the hallway compliments the use of the wide arches throughout the house.

Large crown molding and a bold ceiling color, along with a middle “chair rail” absolutely liven up the master bedroom. Continuing with the black granite countertop and mahogany cabinetry in the master bath enhances this space and provides a continuing theme with the kitchen. Good design management allows for including both a shower space and Jacuzzi tub. Creative tile work provides the finishing touch. ///
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