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3 master bedrooms split, 2 baths, foyer & front tower, open plan.

1,707 sq ft Living Area
560 sq ft 2-car Garage
200 sq ft Rear Patio
72 sq ft Front Tower
2,540 sq ft Under Roof

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$160,900   Only $63 psf under roof
On Your Prepared Lot

This lovely home has been built at several locations with minor floor plan variations. The luxury version was built at 3992 Azul. The second standard version is at 1420 Glengarry

 A tile roof is free on all DBU models. This plan has an impressive entry, foyer, and niches and dining area. Kitchen and breakfast nook designed for informal entertaining within the “great” room.

This Southwestern design has a definite Spanish and Mediterranean flavor. This home is typical of DBU innovations in the use of classical architectural concepts. The new front elevation design puts a touch of formality on traditional southwestern and Mediterranean architecture. Impressive! Unique! A classic!

 We can expand the house and garage…or reduce the size. We’ll do our best to give you the design and changes you want. Large allowances and upgrades included in base price. For various types and colors of stucco, see stucco finishes. For various types and colors of roof tile, see roofs.

ENERGY STAR EFFICIENT: 14-SEER AC unit & 410A refrigerant, digital thermostat, efficient air filters, Low E windows, R38 attic insulation, R19 sidewall batts, standard roof sheeting. This home will qualify for the EPA’s the Energy Star Level I certificate.

Included in DBU’s standard Energy Star package are; 410A refrigerant, digital thermostat, efficient air filters, Low E dual pane vinyl Alside or similar performance series windows, 1” exterior foam, air barrier poly-sealing (doors, windows, bottom plates, and penetrations), split batts, sealing of return/supply cans and R6 flex ducts,  Advanced Framing Techniques and Optimum Value Engineering DOE OEV standards. Energy efficient hot water heater, low flow toilets, low VOC emission paints and carpets, and blower door and duct blaster testing with HERS Inspection and rating.

You may upgrade at $2,300 to a 15 SEER AC unit, R50 attic insulation, R21 sidewall batts, and TechShield roof sheetingClick on Energy Star specs DBU for the details.

Other energy upgrade options include; upgraded windows, SolaTube, tank-less under-counter hot-water heaters, spray foam insulation, attic vent fan, hot water heater upgrades, etc.

 KITCHEN & BATH CABINETS: We recommend Bob’s Cabinets for  Aristokraft  products. DBU customers have also selected cabinets from Custom Counters and CabinetsTri-Pacific, and Accurate Measures.

With these firms, DBU will help you with kitchen design details and cabinet and counter selections. This is important because each home is unique in its own way and deserves a special touch that sets it apart. Our design professionals have the skills and experience to offer unique cabinets, countertops, sinks, Moen standard chrome faucets, and trim that can define your DBU home and give it those singular qualities you are seeking.

For appliances, we recommend City Maytag. This is a local business that has the same products offered by Lowes or Sears. But, City Maytag is smaller, locally owned providing excellent service and support.

KITCHEN & BATH COUNTERSThe more popular quality laminate and solid kitchen and bath counters are carried by Bob’s Cabinets. DBU customers have also selected counters from Desert Floors, Tri-Pacific, Accurate Measures, Kitchen & Bath Concepts and Custom Counters and Cabinets.

The more expensive counter options include Granite tile or granite slabs. Another option as is ceramic tile. Some people prefer solid counters such as CaesarStoneSileStone, or Hi-Macs. The more economical counter materials include laminates such as Wilsonart or FormicaCosts of the materials vary widely depending on individual tastes and preferences

The following cost estimates include materials and labor in Lake Havasu City (psf = per square foot):

  • Granite slab counters (3 CM, std edge, 6” back-splash) start at about $53 to $59 (2CM) psf & up.
  • Granite tile counters (mud float, edging, 6” backsplash) start at about $32 psf & up.
  • Ceramic tile counters ($1.49 tile, mud float, edging, 6” backsplash) start at about $25 psf & up.
  • Laminates such as Wilsonartor Formica start at $15 psf and up.

 

STANDARD ALLOWANCES: Tile roof included. $3,500 cabinets (see Bob’s Cabinets Aristokraft), $1,500 stylish decorator laminate kitchen/bath counters. Flooring installed $2.50 psf living area (tile in kitchen, dining, baths, entry). $2,000 for septic/sewer. $1,200 appliances. $500 light fixtures. $500 bath bars and mirrors. Standard Moen chrome faucets. Fiberglass tub/shower units. Prewire and finish trim for TV & phone jacks. Steel clad front door. Garage ceiling 8’; one 16’ x 7’ std OH door. Driveway allowance 400 sq ft. Concrete pumping not included and not required on normal lots. Final grade $1,200 with two loads AB gravel included. Landscaping not included. This model includes numerous options and upgrade features. See Standard Model Features. Prices subject to change. 7-2-16

OPTIONS AVAILABLE: Energy upgrades to LUX standards $2,300. Upgrading carpet to ceramic tile floors typically starts at $3.25 psf (assuming tile material at $2 psf or less and credit on carpet allowance). Upgrade a fiberglass shower to ceramic tiled walk-in shower typically starts at $2,500 (assuming the tile at $2 psf). Add a third bath starting at $3,500.

Attached RV garages typically start at $30,000. Expand to a 3-car, 30’ deep boat garage by adding 11’ and a 9’ x 7’ OHD only $11,000. Upgrade from a standard 8’ garage ceiling to a 9’ ceiling with an 8’ high OHD is only $990 per 2-car unit. Pools start at about $19,000. Pool walls are typically $64 per lineal foot, gates extra.

Consider a SolaTube for natural light. Other options include underground electric lines, garage sink, exterior brick, exterior deck tile, mirrored wall in dining room, interior accent paint, patio and patio slab extensions, garage office, window coverings, landscaping, extra bedrooms and den. Decorative finishes on exterior concrete by quote. House, patios, garages are all expandable. 7-2-16

APPROXIMATE DIMENSIONS: 1,707 sq. ft. living area; 560 sq. ft. garage; 2000 sq. ft. rear patio; 72 sq. ft. entry; 2,540 sq. ft. under roof. Garage ceiling 8’, OHD 16’x7’. Square foot dimensions include the outer skin of foam/stucco, which is the method of measurements for appraisals and taxes. Dimensions approximate.

Check our standard economy home plans on this website. Sizes range from 1,000 to 2,000 sq. ft. living area. We can build the bigger luxury DBU models at reduced costs. We can add huge garages, RV barns, 2nd and 3rd master bedrooms with baths. We can upgrade kitchens, floors, appliances, and energy features. Because…DBU is a “custom home builder.”
Our main model is located at 750 Little, just off Jamaica.