porch light homes

Craft homes in a craft neighborhood is a little different than the mega-subdivisions usually touted in the East Valley. And that’s exactly what sets Gilbert-based Porchlight Homes apart from the rest.

The home developer recently opened its newest craft community, Eastpoint, in Gilbert on the southwest corner of Power and Guadalupe roads. The gated neighborhood has 78 homesites with three floor plans and will feature a community pool with ramada, restrooms and barbecue grills along with greenspaces and pocket parks with tot lots.

“At Porchlight, we consider ourselves a craft builder, focusing on smaller communities and infill locations,” said Ryan Larsen, vice president of Porchlight Homes. “This enables us to put more details into the home and to build a home that has more features than a comparable home in a neighboring community.”

The company was founded in 2010 and prides itself on its core focus of finding premier infill locations, while also appealing to entry-level buyers, Larsen aid. “Our main competitor isn’t the new home builder down the street. It’s the renovated home. That’s our competition.”

The two-story homes at Eastpoint will start in the $280,000s, a price point hard to find for a new home in Gilbert. Three floor plans offer Spanish colonial, desert prairie and modern ranch elevations with 1,772 to 2,225 square feet of living space. Each home will have a two-car garage, 9-foot ceilings, hardwood cabinetry, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, ceramic tile and private, fenced yards. Energy Star features in each home include a tankless water heater, high energy-efficient natural gas furnace, dual-pane windows and WaterSense toilets and fixtures.

Porchlight Homes has built several communities in the Valley but only two are active – Eastpoint as well as Lazy Day Manor in Phoenix. Larsen said the company has several other craft neighborhoods in the works, including a townhome community in Tempe and several in the West Valley, but is picky about where they build.

“Eastpoint is a prime suburban infill location in between two highly sought-after schools. It’s close to the Loop 202 and U.S. 60. It’s a parcel of land that a lot of people have tried to develop over the years, but we were fortunate enough to secure it and offer this community,” Larsen said.

“It goes back to the passion of the owners and my partners,” he said. “We really get a lot of satisfaction in creating something unique and special. We want to leave something behind that our homeowners and neighborhoods and Porchlight can all be proud of.”

For more information, visit http://porchlighthomes.com

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