MURRAY, UTAH (November 2, 2009) – This month Hamlet Homes’ opened the showcase model home in SoDa Row – named for the mixed-use commercial center of Daybreak, the SoDa Row Village Center (South Daybreak).   The initial offering will include only 38 Flex Space rowhomes with prices starting in the low $200’s. Hamlet Homes has been building single family homes and townhomes in the Daybreak community since 2006.  In 2008 Kennecott Land recognized Hamlet Homes with their Outstanding Achievement and Corporate Commitment to Homeowner Satisfaction award and rated them #1 in Customer Satisfaction among the Daybreak community builders. In a collaboration between Hamlet Homes, Kennecott Land, and Circle West Architects (based in Scottsdale, Arizona) a unique design was created that mimics portions of the commercial buildings, lending it a high-tech, cosmopolitan look while still providing exceptionally comfortable homes in which to live and work.  The most interesting aspect of these rowhomes is the flex space created on the first floor.  The first floor is designed to provide a space for a service oriented home occupation (possibly a graphic designer, writer, accountant, artist, attorney, therapist, realtor, etc.), a small retail shop or simply additional living space such as a bedroom. According to David Irwin, Hamlet Homes’ VP of Sales & Marketing, “We are thrilled to be able to offer a home designed with entrepreneurs in mind, a place where they can live and work in comfort and convenience … a home just moments from the heart of Daybreak’s mixed-use center, a new community park and the future TRAX station.” Four floor plans (the Bohemian, Mosaic, Digerati, and Cosmopolitan) are available; ranging in size from 1,830 to 1,967 square feet.   These three-story homes each have a rear-entry two-car garage and customizable flex space on the first floor.    The second and third floors are reserved for private living spaces and include two or three bedrooms (some with dual masters) and up to 3.5 baths.  The main living level of each home has a private rear-facing deck and many homes also have front-facing balconies overlooking the business center. “Each home has a variety of available options so homebuyers can put personal touches on their new homes,” says Irwin. “No matter how they plan to personalize—from flooring to cabinetry and lighting, and from countertops to appliances and faucets—Hamlet Homes will work with each homebuyer to provide the ideal home for them.  And, they are all backed with a 10-Year Quality Builder’s Warranty (QBW).”

Why Flex Space?

Nearly 21 million Americans were self-employed in 2006 and in this economy more are likely to be added.  Live/Work is the perfect option for buyers with home-based businesses such as graphic designer, computer programmers, artists, and accountants – allowing them the conveniences of working from home, avoiding the headaches of a daily commute, and possibly reducing expenses for separate office space and auto fuel.  Live/Work is also a great idea for working professionals who want the option of telecommuting.

Mixed-Use Living

Imagine the convenience of walking from your home across the street to a sumptuous Mexican restaurant and then a quick walk down the block for a relaxing evening in the park – or taking the kids across the street for a gelato and then to the park for the afternoon –never having to get in your car.    Hamlet Homes’ SoDa Rowhomes allow you to do just that. The 68,000 square foot SoDa Row Village Center has five uniquely designed buildings that are each built to LEED Gold standards and are located across from Oquirrh Lake at 4709 Daybreak Parkway.  Current businesses include:  Black Diamond Gymnastics and Sports Center providing gymnastics, dance, cheer, martial arts and much more;  San Gelato Café an Italian café; Tio’s Mexican Restaurant serving lunch and dinner; Oopsie Daisy a children’s boutique; Classic Cleaners an environmentally sensitive cleaner; Guy’s Barbershop a traditional one-chair barbershop; and Zion’s Bank, which will build a free standing bank adjacent to SoDa Row and across from Daybreak Corporate Center.  Additional tenants are to be announced over the coming weeks and will include several restaurants, shops and services. Home buyers can visit the sales center in Daybreak located at south of SoDa Row Village on Daybreak Rim Way.  For additional information about the Hamlet Homes SoDa Rowhomes contact Brad Cherry at 801-506-9744 or visit www.hamlethomes.com.

About Hamlet Homes

Hamlet Homes (www.hamlethomes.com) crafts quality, customer-oriented homes, ranging from condominiums and town homes to single-family homes located in attractively designed neighborhoods in northern Utah. In addition, Hamlet is a leader of urban redevelopment, transit-oriented communities. Since the company’s founding in 1995, Hamlet Homes has constructed more than 3,000 homes in 35 communities. The company is continually striving to meet and exceed the expectations of its homebuyers and live up to its brand of “Great Homes. Great People. Great Experience.” In 2005, 2006 and 2007, Hamlet was awarded the Builder of Integrity Award from the Quality Builders Warranty Corporation, and in 2003, 2004, 2006 and 2007, Hamlet was awarded Utah’s Best of State medal for residential construction. Located in Salt Lake City, Utah, Hamlet Homes is part of the Hamlet group of companies, which also includes Hamlet Development and Stirling Mortgage, an affiliate of Wells Fargo.

About Kennecott Land

KLC was established by Rio Tinto in April 2001 to develop surplus mining land.  Daybreak is the first testament to that vision.  Daybreak is situated on 4,126 acres in South Jordan City where 20,000 homes and up to 13 million square feet of commercial space are planned.  At KLC, sustainable development is at the heart of every business decision by balancing the complex interaction of environmental, economic and social factors.  Kennecott Land does this in a way that protects and strengthens what matters most to our community: strong and safe neighborhoods, quality education, a healthy and renewable environment, and a vibrant local economy.   http://www.kennecott.com/ and www.daybreakutah.com

About Circle West Architects

Located in Scottsdale, Arizona, Circle West Architects is an award winning, nationally acclaimed Architectural Design + Urban Planning firm established in 1992.  Circle West transforms the needs and aspirations of their clients into inventive, engaging built environments.  Core strengths are innovative modern sustainable design, utilizing building information modeling (BIM) for office, residential, mixed-use, retail and urban planning.  Top projects include: Safari (a 130,000 sf office building), SouthBank (a 3.6 million sf project – urban planning, mixed use), Desert House (high-end single family), and SoDa Row (mixed-use office and retail of 110,000 sf).  www.circlewest.net


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