Zero Net Energy is at the Heart of New Clovis Community

De Young RidgeView combines green features and beautiful landscapes to create a uniquely sustainable community that offers a new view on life 

By Brianna Fries

The City of Clovis in Central California has been called “The Gateway to the Sierras” due to its placement at the foot of the stunning Sierra Nevada Mountains. Due to a recent home development, this city may also be known as yet another gateway into a more green and sustainable future for Californian homes.

De Young RidgeView is a new community located in northern Clovis that was both built and developed by De Young Properties in partnership with ConSol. Aside from being built in a highly desirable location, this community is also helping the homebuilding industry move towards a green future.

The incredible management team of De Young Properties.

RidgeView is the newest and largest zero net energy (ZNE) community developed by De Young Properties in Clovis.

“We were not only inspired to create a community that offered stunning scenic views, but one that would provide homeowners with a nice view of life and immersion into all the possibilities that view can bring as well, including the opportunity to live in a zero net energy community,” detailed Brandon De Young, Executive Vice President of De Young Properties.

Details of RidgeView’s Unique Design Options

As one might expect, this community includes beautiful designs and unique floor plans to match its wonderful location. RidgeView will feature thoughtfully designed homes that incorporate a fresh architectural approach and a sense of modern architecture. Homes feature flexible floor plans that give future owners a host of options such as first-floor master bedroom suites, multigenerational designs, or even the option to include up to seven bedrooms. Additional features will include 10-foot high ceilings, outdoor living spaces such as open-air courtyards (a must for any California home), water-efficient landscaping, countertops made with sustainable materials like granite or quartz, and much more.

RidgeView is the ideal neighborhood for Millennials who are seeking to move up, or retirees who are hoping to downsize, thanks to its cost savings potential and eco-mindedness, combined with flexible floor plans and close proximity to schools and in-demand amenities.

Through the exclusive De Young Design Studio, potential buyers can also choose from a host of additional personalized design options that will allow them to showcase their own unique sense of style. From luxurious freestanding bathtubs and vessel sinks, to wood-plank tile floors, to architecturally designed outdoor fireplaces, to a four-car garage, homes offer their future residents a host of incredible customization options.

Home sites can offer potential buyers up to 11,670 square feet, with ZNE home floor plans that will go up to 3,820 square feet.

Smart, Green Homes

De Young Properties is a leader in building homes that are energy efficient and high-tech, which is reflected in the ZNE RidgeView community.

“De Young Zero Energy homes are designed with the potential to produce as much clean energy as they consume in a year,” explained Brandon De Young. “Like every De Young SmartHome, the Zero Energy homes at RidgeView will come with a bevy of De Young EnergySmart™ and ControlSmart features designed in concert to optimize affordability with overall efficiency, comfort, security, and control of each home.”

Each home at RidgeView will include solar panels, high performance walls, high-efficiency lighting, high-performance water heating, and De Young’s signature Performance Sealed Attic.

Not only will these homes save future homeowners on energy costs, but they will also benefit their long-term comfort and health. Each home at RidgeView will include green features such as solar panels, high performance 2X6 walls that utilize advanced framing techniques, high-efficiency lighting, high-performance water heating, De Young’s signature Performance Sealed Attic, and more. Homes even include smart home amenities, namely the ControlSmart home automation, to top it all off.

De Young Properties has even ensured that no buyer will have to face a moment of uncertainty when considering their home purchase. As Brandon De Young explains, “Homebuyers have the opportunity to preview some of the advanced building science and technologies included in their De Young SmartHome when they tour the De Young SmartHome Experience Center located at one of their Welcome Centers. Homebuyers have the opportunity to view, interact with and learn more about the advanced technology that often goes unseen in our homes, built into the structure itself.”

Who’s Buying?

Thanks to RidgeView’s cost savings potential and eco-mindedness, combined with flexible floor plans and proximity to premier schools and in-demand amenities, it is the ideal neighborhood for millennials who are seeking to move up or retirees who are hoping to downsize.

Homesites can offer potential buyers up to 11,670 square feet, with ZNE home floor plans that will go up to 3,820 square feet.

“De Young RidgeView’s bold focus on energy efficiency resonates with families because RidgeView is more than a new home community; it is a new view on life for our homebuyer and their family,” added Brandon De Young.

Having earned recognition as a Gold Nugget award recipient for previous ZNE homes, and an eight-time award winner of a People’s Choice Award in the New Homebuilder category, De Young Properties is proud to be a homebuilder in the Central Valley. Homeowners can rest assured that they are receiving the security, protection, and peace of mind they need when they look at communities such as De Young RidgeView.

RidgeView is projected to reach full build out by early 2020 and, once it is completed, will boast a total of 58 ZNE homes that will start in the low $400,000s.

Please visit deyoungproperties.com/communities/ridgeview to learn more about this community.

Brianna Fries is an Assistant Editor for Green Home Builder Magazine. She may be reached at brianna@penpubinc.com