Wisteria - First Community Approved for California's New Solar Homes Partnership

Sacramento, CA (July 10, 2007) - The new home community of Wisteria by Christopherson Homes in Rocklin, California is the first community to be approved by the State of California under its New Solar Homes Partnership (NSHP) program.

As part of the California Solar Initiative (CSI), NSHP provides significant rebates for homes that feature solar electric systems, achieve at least 15 percent above current Title 24 Standards, and include ENERGY STAR appliances. Through partnering with the state's utilities to provide commensurate energy efficiency rebates, NSHP encourages homes to be built to a Tier II efficiency level, i.e. 35-40% above current Title 24 Standards.

Old Country Roofing (OCR), Northern California's largest roofing company, will install the solar roofing systems at Wisteria, where the solar power is not an upgrade option. It is included in the purchase price of the home. Each of the remaining homes in the subdivision will use OCR's comprehensive turn-key solution, powered by a 2.3kW BP Solar EnergyTileTM integrated solar roofing system.

Jackalyne Pfannenstiel, Chairman of the California Energy Commission, says that she is excited about Christopherson Homes and the first approved subdivision to participate in the NSHP.

"Christopherson Homes has made its mark as a company on the cutting edge of environmental consciousness, and that is worthy of recognition," says Chairman Pfannenstiel. "As the first production homebuilder to participate in the New Solar Homes Partnership, we're extremely pleased to see this project include everything we hoped to accomplish from the NSHP - efficiency and solar as standard features, at our preferred Tier II level. We hope that Christopherson Homes' leadership will influence other homebuilders to jump on the solar bandwagon and contribute to the success of the Partnership."

Diana Sanger, Director of Sales and Marketing at Christopherson Homes, says that as a family owned and operated homebuilder, the company prides itself on the protection of the environment.

"We are thrilled to be the first project to be recognized by the NSHP, because it means we are achieving our sustainability goals," says Sanger. "Using OCR's solar roofing solution will increase resale values and provide lower energy bills for the homeowners - while helping us to do our part as a homebuilder to conserve the environment."

Aaron Nitzkin, Vice President of OCR's Solar Division, says that solar electric systems are a key component of the green building movement and are growing in popularity with home buyers.

"Solar power guarantees a steady, reliable source of power that is not subject to rate increases by the local utility or the price of a barrel of oil, and it helps us care for the planet," says Nitzkin. "This project is a great beginning towards reaching the California goal of one million solar homes."

Wisteria at Whitney Ranch is a highly desirable neighborhood in Rocklin offering 4-6 bedroom homes from the high $500,000's. Along with four floorplans that offer a wide range of options, Wisteria features exceptional architectural design, generous home amenities and proximity to the acclaimed Whitney High School, the Roseville Galleria and entertainment venues like the Sacramento Valley Amphitheatre.

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About Old Country Roofing and OCR Solar Solutions
Founded in 1967, OCR installs on average more than 10,000 roofs each year. Located in Vacaville, California (with six branch offices in Northern and Central, California and Reno, Nevada), OCR has more than 650 employees and works with 100+ homebuilding companies, as well as homeowners for whom they provide re-roofing services. OCR is the first roofing company in the country to receive the NAHB (National Association of Home Builders) Research Center's National Housing Quality (NHQ) Certification. This official certification recognizes OCR's excellence of workmanship and the effectiveness of their Quality Assurance Program and commitment to customer care.
More at: www.oldcountryroofing.com

About Christopherson Homes
Founded in 1978 by Keith and Brenda Christopherson, the company has been voted Sonoma County Builder of the Year several times. Its communities are known for quality and design in highly desirable locations throughout Northern California. After move-in, the Christopherson warranty teams have the authority and skills to resolve service situations promptly. With over 3,500 homes in more than 30 communities, Christopherson's neighborhoods are situated throughout Napa, Sonoma, Solano, Sacramento, El Dorado and Placer counties.

About the New Solar Homes Program (NSHP)
The California Energy Commission will manage a 10-year, $400 million program to encourage energy efficiency and solar in new home construction, known as the New Solar Homes Partnership (NSHP). The Energy Commission works with builders and developers to incorporate high levels of energy efficiency and high-performing solar systems to help create a self-sustaining solar market. The NSHP specifically targets production builders of new single family, low-income, and multi-family homes.
For more information visit: www.gosolarcalifornia.ca.gov/nshp/index.html

Christopherson Homes Goes Solar in Sacramento

Old Country Roofing Debuts First Solar Home Building Partners
Sacramento, CA (April 10 2007) - Old Country Roofing (OCR), Northern California's largest roofing company, in partnership with BP Solar, Fat Spaniel Technologies and Xantrex Technology Inc, announced today that they have signed agreements with two of California's top builders to have solar-power roofing in four new and upcoming communities.

Christopherson Homes and Tim Lewis Communities have both signed agreements to use OCR's comprehensive turn-key solution, powered by BP Solar's EnergyTileTM, that includes both roofing and solar solutions for new homes. This is a first and a major, new trend as California strives to reach its objective of energy savings with one million solar homes by 2018.

Christopherson Homes has signed an agreement to build 127 homes in Fiddyment, Roseville and 30 homes in Wisteria, Rocklin, while Tim Lewis Communities will install 34 solar roofs in Brentwood Estates, Orangevale and 88 in Brentwood Villas, also in Orangevale.

Diana Sanger, Christopherson Homes' Director of Marketing and Sales in Sacramento, says that the company prides itself in being on the cutting edge of environmental consciousness.

"OCR's new Solar Solutions Division makes it easy for us to do our part to protect the environment, while increasing the resale value of our homes and securing a lower energy bill for the residents".

"Not only is it practical, but the panels blend into the design of the home; they integrate into the roof which is important from the design perspective."

Tim Lewis, President of Tim Lewis Communities agrees with the need to consider the environment and the ever-increasing costs of living, while also practicing simple and practical building processes.

"Solar electric systems guarantee a steady, reliable source of power that is not subject to rate increases by the local utility or the price of a barrel of oil, and it helps us care for the planet- it is an extension of our Green Building Philosphy," says Lewis.

"Another benefit for us has been working with OCR who is providing the whole package: design, installation, warranty and customer service. They guarantee customer satisfaction which was a pinnacle decision maker for us. We strive for an exceptional home-buying experience and OCR's practices are aligned with ours. "

Aaron Nitzkin, Vice President of OCR's solar division, says that these companies are the leaders of a new generation of builders who understand that the future is solar.

"Throughout history there have been people who are early-adopters to revolutionary ways of thinking. These builders are the innovative leaders when it comes to building and solar power," says Nitzkin.

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About Old Country Roofing and OCR Solar Solutions
Founded in 1967, OCR installs on average more than 10,000 roofs each year. Located in Vacaville, California (with six branch offices in Northern and Central, California and Reno, Nevada), OCR has more than 650 employees and works with 100+ homebuilding companies as well as homeowners for which they provide re-roofing services. OCR is the first roofing company in the country to receive the NAHB (National Association of Home Builders) Research Center's prestigious National Housing Quality (NHQ) Certification. This official certification recognizes OCR's excellence of workmanship and the effectiveness of their Quality Assurance Program and commitment to customer care. More at: www.OCRsolar.com.

About Christopherson Homes
Established in 1978 by Keith and Brenda Christopherson, the company has been voted Sonoma County Builder of the Year several times. Its communities are known for extraordinary quality and design in highly desirable locations throughout Northern California. Homebuyers are not just customers, but neighbors who deserve solicitous, friendly service throughout the sales process. After move-in, the Christopherson warranty teams have the authority and skills to resolve service situations promptly. With over 3,500 homes in more than 30 communities, our fine neighborhoods are pleasantly situated throughout Napa, Sonoma, Solano, Sacramento, El Dorado and Placer counties.

Christopherson Homes becomes Roseville's First BEST Home builder

Christopherson Homes will integrate renewable energy technology and high energy efficiency measures as a standard option in 127 homes set to open this October in West Roseville. Christopherson Homes becomes Roseville's first participant in the Blueprint for Energy Efficiency and Solar Technology Homes program, which was approved by the City Council last week.

"Roseville's innovation to encourage renewable energy technology and high energy efficiency measures as a standard feature in new home construction reduces our need for peak demand while continuing to provide outstanding service to our customers," said Mayor Jim Gray. "BEST Homes is yet another example of Roseville's leadership in supporting sustainable initiatives that provide environmental, social and economic benefits to our residents."

BEST Homes proposes that up to 20 percent of all new home construction include integrated rooftop solar generation, high energy efficiency measures and participation in the City's Shade Tree program as a standard feature. Through BEST Homes, Roseville Electric is offering up to $8,530 in rebates to new home construction developers for each dwelling unit that includes the BEST Homes features.

"We wanted to work with the City of Roseville, as they are known for their innovative programs. After careful review, this Best Homes program offers our customers the most comprehensive environmentally friendly package in the region," added Bob Rispoli, purchasing manager for Christopherson Homes.
Christopherson Homes' The Arbors at Fiddyment Farms is the first new BEST Homes neighborhood. Located in West Roseville, The Arbors will offers three to six bedroom homes in the mid $500,000s. Models will be open in October 2007.

"As a family owned and operated homebuilder, we feel this BEST Homes program from the City of Roseville demonstrates our commitment to being on the cutting edge of environmental consciousness and energy savings for our homeowners, "said Diana Sanger, Christopherson Homes' sales and marketing director.

The City Council adopted the BEST Homes program as way to reduce Roseville Electric's peak load demand and minimize the impact on our environment while maintaining highly reliable and dependable service levels.

Over the next decade, Roseville Electric anticipates that 3,200 residences will be BEST Homes and will save up to 14 million kWh of energy annually. In a new era of environmental responsibility, the energy conservation realized from BEST Homes will mean new residents will not generate 62,000 tons of emissions. The environmental impact is equivalent to planting 44,000,000 trees! BEST Homes also helps Roseville Electric achieve its Renewable Portfolio Standard goal to increase its use of energy from renewable resources.

Depending upon individual habits, BEST Homeowners can expect to lower their electric consumption up to 50%. That translates into lower monthly bills for those customers. Homes with rooftop solar and higher than average energy efficiency measures are attractive to homebuyers not only for the lower utility bills, but the increased value of the home. And finally, the reduction in energy needs means Roseville Electric spends less in purchasing energy now and in the future.

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Roseville Electric, the City of Roseville's award-winning electric utility for the past 95 years, provides its 50,000 customers with reliable energy and dependable service at some of the lowest energy rates in California. Roseville Electric strives to achieve a sustainable energy future for its customers by investing in clean, renewable energy projects and energy efficiency programs.

Christopherson Homes has been building outstanding neighborhoods for over two decades. Established in 1978 by Keith and Brenda Christopherson, the company is known for extraordinary quality and design in highly desirable locations throughout Northern California. With over 4,000 new homes in over 30 communities, Christopherson Homes has won numerous regional and national awards for high quality and innovative design. Each Christopherson home reflects the company's integrity, creativity and personal commitment. For more information, please visit www. christophersonhomes.com

April 2, 2007

CBS Channel 13 Covers Unique Floorplans Available at Wisteria

In a fun and engaging segment entitled, "Homes With Not One, But Two Master Bedrooms", Courtney Dempsey from CBS 13 / CW 31 spent some time chatting with Diana Sanger, Sacramento Sales Manager, to learn more about the unique floorplans available at Wisteria. The camera crew toured The Meadowlark Plan and discovered why many people are seeking the flexibility and convenience available in a home that includes two separate Master Suites. Wisteria offers a collection of three large and livable residences, built on some of the largest homesites at Whitney Ranch, in the award-winning Christopherson Homes tradition.

Christopherson Homes Featured on CBS 5 - Eye On The Bay

Olive Ridge, Christopherson Homes' showcase "green-living" community in Novato, was featured in an "Alternative Housing" special aired by CBS 5 Eye On The Bay. The video explores new and innovative dwelling options and concludes with an informative behind-the-scenes look at the many responsible building features built into every home at Olive Ridge. Green-living enhancements at Olive Ridge include high-efficiency furnaces, dual-flush toilets for water conservation and state-of-the-art solar electric panel systems.

Christopherson Homes - Environmental, Social, and Economic Responsibility to our Community.



thinking. choosing. building. living...responsibly.

 Community and Social Responsibility
Being a family company firmly rooted in the community, Christopherson Homes regularly contributes to a variety of local and regional non-profits. Additionally, we participate in a wide range of charitable events.
  • National Down Syndrome Organization
  • Climate Protection Campaign
  • Children's Charities
  • Junior League
  • Children's Village
  • Memorial Hospital Emergency Care Unit
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Windsor and Santa Rosa
  • Wells Fargo Center for the Arts
  • Rose Parade
  • REACH Air Ambulance
  • American Red Cross
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Girl Scouts of America
  • Sonoma County YMCA
  • Human Race
  • Leukemia and Lymphoma Association
  • United Way
  • Montgomery High School
  • Rincon Valley Little League
  • Katrina Displaced Homes of Southern California
  • Battered Women's Shelter of Santa Rosa
  • Sacramento Children's Home
  • Orland Kiwanis
  • Orland Chamber of Commerce Avenue of Lights
  • Rocklin Rotary Club
  • Lakecrest Elementary School
Christopherson Homes has embarked upon larger community benefit projects:

Habitat for Humanity - 2006
Home Builder Blitz, Christopherson Homes, and our trade partners built an environmentally friendly affordable home during the week of June 5, 2006. More than 400 Habitat homes were constructed in the span of one week from start to finish in more than 130 communities throughout the United States. The deserving family had to put in 500 "sweat equity" hours for Habitat for Humanity.

Home Aid 2000 to 2006
Christopherson Homes teamed up with Cobblestone Homes and trade partners to build a ten-unit transitional housing apartment complex. The project was completed after 5 years of planning, designing, and building. Community Action Partnership will operate the facility, a nonprofit group established to help people to help themselves in achieving self-sufficiency.


 Environmental Responsibility

Our Responsible Building Program
Christopherson Homes realizes the need to provide housing for our growing population and the impact this housing has on our limited resources. For this reason, we have invested heavily in "green building" - learning how to bring building techniques and materials into use that would minimize the environmental impact of our homes. Christopherson Homes has taken this philosophy several steps further with each community we build by looking closer at critical issues including energy and water conservation and the use of sustainable resources. We call this earth-smart program "Responsible Building." As our program grows with each new community, they include some or all of the following environmentally friendly features:

Water Savings
  • Dual-flush toilets
  • Low water use and native species landscaping
  • Reduced turf square footage
  • Insulating hot water pipes or recirculating pumps
  • 6.5 gallon dishwashers installed
  • Smart irrigation controllers

Resource Conservation
  • Job site recycling 80% on average
  • 25% fly ash in concrete
  • Recycled content in road base (where allowable)
  • Engineered lumber to reduce old growth lumber use
  • Built-in recycling cabinets in kitchens
  • FSC wood

Energy Conservation
  • Upgraded insulation levels in attic
  • Radiant barrier roof sheathing
  • Sealed heat and cooling ducts
  • Upgraded furnaces to 92 AFUE
  • HVAC systems designed to manual J, D, and S recommendations
  • Blower door and duct testing
  • Solar panels in select communities
  • Energy Star dishwashers installed
  • 2" x 6" exterior framing

Indoor Air Quality
  • Low or no VOC paint
  • Formaldehyde-free insulation
  • Sealed combustion furnaces to reduce carbon monoxide exposure

Forest Stewardship Council Certified Wood
Christopherson Homes is proud to be the first production builder in the United States to use FSC wood in the construction of some of our homes. FSC wood is superior to conventional lumber in that it is grown in a "natural state" forest with minimal fertilizer and pesticide use. The result is tighter grain wood that is more structurally sound and less prone to twisting. Additionally, our FSC wood is kiln-dried, reducing the risk of mold.

FSC wood is grown in carefully monitored forests in a sustainable manner. The forests are not subjected to massive clear cutting and single-species replanting that lead to species depopulation, erosion, and chemical pollution
of our waterways.


 Economic Responsibility
Christopherson Homes is constantly striving to be a responsible business contributor to our community. We believe that a healthy business community is essential to the citizens' economic well-being. Christopherson Homes is proud to be active members of the Sonoma County Alliance, the Economic Development Board, South and West Business Association, and the Santa Rosa Chamber of Commerce.

Participation in these organizations allows learning through shared experiences, pooling of knowledge and resources, and the ability to speak through a common platform to strengthen our community.





Keith and Brenda Christopherson First Couple Elected to California Building Industry Hall of Fame

Keith and Brenda Christopherson, co-founders of Christopherson Homes, one of Northern California’s premier homebuilders, have been elected to the California Building Industry Hall of Fame. With this honor come singular distinctions: there has not been a woman nominated to the Hall of Fame for the past 15 years, and Keith and Brenda are the only couple to be inducted as co-honorees, a recognition of the contribution each has made in their respective areas of expertise. As CEO, Keith’s focus has been on homebuilding, while Brenda, as Executive Vice President and Director of Marketing and Product Design, is renowned for her marketing passion and creativity and has been the driving force in building the company’s much-respected brand. The couple joins a select group of only 150 men and women to be included in the Hall of Fame since its founding by the California Building Industry Foundation 22 years ago.

The California Building Industry Hall of Fame is the ultimate in peer recognition that can be achieved. In an industry that is dynamic, fast-changing and highly competitive, the Hall of Fame is comprised of individuals who have achieved professional success through their leadership, innovation, creativity, focus on customer service and commitment to quality.

"Keith and I are deeply moved by this honor," said Brenda Christopherson. "We have dedicated our lives to building this company. It started with just the two of us and has grown beyond anything we had imagined so many years ago. We’re proud of our success, and we’re even more proud that we did it by being caring, appreciative and supportive to our employees and trade partners and by recognizing their achievements in making the company what it is today."

Since co-founding the company, Brenda has worn many hats - including leading the sales and marketing departments for the North Bay Region and, later, the Sacramento Region. The Avenues, the company’s first community in Sacramento, instantly won Community of the Year and set new marketing standards for the design of model complexes. "We gave buyers a wonderful, memorable experience. We created Disneyland," she said. "We did something very different for the Sacramento buyer and the results were amazing. Our sales outpaced our ability to keep up with the demand."

Keith’s and Brenda’s many accomplishments include a long-standing commitment and service to the community. They have played an active role in industry, business and civic associations. Their belief in giving back is exemplified by their leadership and support to a wide range of deserving non-profit groups. They have been trustees of the Windsor Boys and Girls Club. In April 2006, Aston Avenue will open as a transitional housing complex for Santa Rosa’s homeless, built and sponsored by Christopherson Homes through the Home Aid Project. The Christophersons are also staunch advocates for affordable and green building.

The formal induction ceremony to the Hall of Fame will be held on June 20 in San Francisco at the Pacific Coast Builders Conference.

Since its founding in 1978, Christopherson Homes has built more than 4,000 homes in nearly 40 communities throughout the North Bay and Sacramento-area. The company estimates that it has sold over $1 billion of real estate in its history.

Headquartered in Santa Rosa, Calif., Christopherson Homes has received numerous industry and community awards, including the "2004 Highest in Customer Satisfaction in the San Francisco Bay Area" rating by J.D. Power and Associates; multiple "Sonoma County Residential Builder of the Year" and "Best Builder in the North Bay" honors; the Diamond Certification for high customer satisfaction from The American Ratings Corporation; and numerous Marketing and Merchandising Excellence Awards (MAME) from the Building Industry Association.

Christopherson Homes, a family owned company, has been building outstanding neighborhoods for more than two decades in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Sacramento since 2003. As a company and as individuals, the builder's mission is to make every community a great place to live. On the net: www.ChristophersonHomes.com


Three floorplans left at Montecito at The Promontory


If the home you dream of is nestled in the oak and granite studded slopes of El Dorado Hills, then visit Montecito at The Promontory by Christopherson Homes. With awe-inspiring views of the El Dorado foothills, downtown Sacramento and the valley, Montecito promises to leave homebuyers breathless. Don’t wait too long, homes are selling quickly.

"We started with a total of seventy-six homes and are already down to twelve," said Karen Van Nus, sales counselor for Christopherson Homes. "In fact we have already sold out of two floorplans, The St. Francis and The Alderbrook."

Starting in the mid $700,000’s, the remaining homes at Montecito range between 2,943 and 4,131 square feet. These one and two-story homes have a subdued elegance and feature three to five bedrooms, up to four-and-a-half bathrooms and up to a five-car garage. Homes are available in three distinct architectural styles; Monterey/Carmel, French Normandy and Italian.

All remaining plans offer a variety of interior room configurations such as master retreats, guest suites, media rooms, casitas, lofts, extended family rooms, a second master suite, and extra bedrooms and bathrooms. In addition, select homes may be customized to fit your individual style with options and upgrades.

Some of the most noteworthy standard features at Montecito are Whirlpool five-burner gas range and appliances, Kohler executive chef sink, Euro-style cabinets with adjustable shelving and melamine interiors, pantries (per plan), tiled kitchen and bathrooms, recessed lighting, luxurious oval soaking tub in master bathroom, direct vent gas fireplace, zoned heating (per plan), textured and painted garages, and air conditioning.

The El Dorado Hills setting represents an achievement in planning, consisting of distinct villages surrounded by preserved open space. Opportunities for recreation abound, on the waters of Folsom Lake and the American River, on the town’s golf courses and trails, and, of course, in the nearby Sierra mountains and on Lake Tahoe. The El Dorado Hills Unified School District is renowned for its academic achievement, while the town’s convenience to Highway 50 puts work centers and nearly all of Northern California within reach.

To visit Montecito, take Highway 50 East to the El Dorado Hills Boulevard ‘B’ exit. Follow El Dorado Hills Boulevard and make a left at Green Valley Road. Continue to Sophia Parkway and turn left into The Promontory, make a left at Elmores, left on Suffolk and a left on Medici to the Montecito Sales Office.

The Information Center is open Monday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and weekends from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, please call (916) 939-7065 or visit the website at www.ChristophersonHomes.com.

Unique Architecture makes Wisteria at Whitney Ranch a diamond in rhe rough

When looking to purchase your first home or upgrade to a bigger home, shopping around can be monotonous. You go from one home community to another where all the homes seem to look the same, brown and beige stucco. That is one area where Wisteria at Whitney Ranch differs from other new home communities.

"Visitors to Wisteria consistently comment on the beautiful and unique architecture of the homes," said Lynzi Barrett, sales consultant for Christopherson Homes. "Most visitors expect to see the standard stucco look and are amazed to see that Wisteria offers a rustic ranch look that complements the breathtaking terrain of Rocklin."

Celebrating the heritage of Northern California, the exteriors feature distinctive Western Ranch, Ranch Farmhouse and Adobe Ranch styling. Architectural accents include tile roofs, front porches or covered entries, shutters, arched windows and doorways, stone, brick, hardy-plank, and front courtyards and balconies, per plan.

Interior Standard features at Wisteria are definitely noteworthy. All homes feature showcase kitchens with Whirlpool appliances, large pantries and recessed lighting. Luxurious master bathrooms include a six-foot soaking tub, shower and separate commode. Ceramic tile flooring in the entry, all bathrooms, kitchen, and laundry room are also included features.

Priced from the high $600,000’s with many financing and incentive options available, Wisteria showcases three unique floorplans ranging from 3,828 to 4,695 square feet. The two-story ranch styled homes feature three to five bedrooms, three to six bathrooms and three to four-car garages.

With approximately 3,828 square feet, The Meadowlark features four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a bonus room and a three-car garage. Additionally, The Meadowlark also offers an optional second master bedroom, and fifth and sixth bedrooms with a fourth full bathroom.

Offering between 4,213 and 4,695 square feet, The Quail features four bedrooms plus a den, four bathrooms and a four-car garage. Interior options include fifth and sixth bedrooms, bonus room, guest suite, and master retreat.

Boasting four bedrooms, five bathrooms, and a four-car garage, The Starling is the largest floorplan offered at Wisteria. Offering between 4,401 and 4,463 square feet, The Starling interior options include an exercise room adjacent to the master bedroom, fifth and sixth bedrooms, and teen room.

"Seeing is really believing here at Wisteria," said Barrett. "The striking exteriors of our homes will grab your attention. Once you step inside a Wisteria home, you will never want to leave."

The master planned community of Whitney Ranch encompasses 1,200 acres of gently rolling terrain, woodlands and granite outcroppings at the base of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Residents will enjoy a vast array of community activities including acres of preserved natural space, an extensive network of walking and biking trails and neighborhood parks including the 40-acre Whitney Community Park. Additionally, the community has plans for an expansive Ranch House to include a competition-sized swimming pool, shaded cabañas and large gathering rooms for meetings or parties. Whitney Ranch is served by the highly rated Rocklin Unified School District, which includes Whitney High School and two future onsite elementary schools.

Whitney Ranch is just 20 miles northeast of Sacramento. To visit Wisteria at Whitney Ranch from Sacramento or Roseville, take I-80 East to Highway 65 North. Go right on Blue Oaks East and left on Lonetree, which becomes West Stanford Ranch Road. Go left on Wildcat Drive and right on Whitney Ranch Parkway. Take a left on Spring Creek Drive and then right on Wild Plains Circle.

Wisteria at Whitney Ranch is located at 2210 Wild Plains Circle in Rocklin. The Information Center is open Monday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and weekends 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call (916) 543-4232 or visit the website at www.christophersonhomes.com.


Wisteria at Whitney Ranch Makes the Grade

Homebuyers typically have a set of criteria when looking to purchase a new home. No one will argue that the price is important, but just as vital is the location! That’s where Wisteria at Whitney Ranch, the new Christopherson Homes community in Rocklin, comes in.

"Prospective homebuyers continue to comment about Wisteria’s close proximity to Whitney Ranch High School," said Lynzi Barrett, sales consultant for Christopherson Homes. "Whether it is the state-of-the-art facilities or the functional design, there is a resonating buzz in the Sacramento area about the new Whitney Ranch High School."

Having opened in September 2005 and located just a short distance from Wisteria, Rocklin Unified School District’s Whitney Ranch High School is in a category all of its own. Boasting an incredible 192,490 square feet, the school includes 65 individual classrooms and structures. Referred to as the 'flagship building,' the Visual and Performing Arts Center includes a top-of-the-line theater with the latest in computerized rigging, high-tech studio for broadcast journalism, and classrooms for music, choir and drama instructions.

The outdoor campus of the high school is equally impressive. From the all-weather-surface track, to the synthetic football and soccer fields, Whitney Ranch High School is top of the line. The 16-lane "waveless" swimming pool and Aquatic Center are available for community use.

Whitney Ranch High School is just another enticement for homebuyers considering the Rocklin area. Priced from the low $700,000’s with many financing and incentive options available, Wisteria at Whitney Ranch showcases three unique floorplans ranging from 3,828 to 4,695 square feet. The two-level ranch styled homes have a subdued elegance and feature four and five bedrooms, three to five bathrooms, and three-car garages.

Each floorplan offers a variety of room configurations such as master retreats, bonus rooms, guest suites, exercise rooms, teen rooms, wine rooms, hobby rooms and extra bedrooms and bathrooms. Additionally, select homes may be customized with options and upgrades.

Some of the most noteworthy standard features at Wisteria are solid Oak cabinetry throughout, 6-foot oval soaking tubs in the master bathroom, extra wide hallways and stairways, recessed lighting, ceiling fans, gourmet kitchens with butler’s pantries, walk-in pantries, and Whirlpool appliances.

The master planned community of Whitney Ranch encompasses 1,200 acres of gently rolling terrain, woodlands and granite outcroppings at the base of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Residents will enjoy a vast array of community activities including acres of preserved natural space, an extensive network of walking and biking trails and neighborhood parks including the 40-acre Whitney Community Park. Additionally, the community has plans for an expansive Ranch House that will include a competition-sized swimming pool, shaded cabanas and large gathering rooms for meeting or parties.

Whitney Ranch is just 20 miles northeast of Sacramento. To visit Wisteria at Whitney Ranch from Sacramento or Roseville, take I-80 East to Highway 65 North. Go right on Sunset and take a left on West Stanford Ranch Road. Go left on Wildcat Drive and right on Whitney Ranch Parkway. Take a left on Spring Creek Drive and then right on Wild Plains Circle.

Wisteria at Whitney Ranch is located at 2210 Wild Plains Circle in Rocklin. The Information Center is open Monday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and weekends 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call (916) 543-4232 or visit the website at www.christophersonhomes.com.




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