For two years running, Flying Horse has been voted BEST HOME DEVELOPMENT by the reader's of The Gazette. We are pleased to share that the Flying Horse family was nominated in several new categories for 2018. The nominations are as follows (sections are alphabetized by category i.e. CITY LIFE SECTION, BEST HOME DEVELOPMENT category):
CITY LIFE SECTION
We kindly ask for your vote for 2018. The voting ballot may be completed online and you can vote for as many or as few categories as you wish.
As published in The Gazette Springs Houses on January 20th 2018
Classic Homes presents charming, unique alley-load garage concept in The Village of Torino
Today and tomorrow mark the official opening weekend for Classic Homes’ Renaissance Collection in The Village of Torino at Flying Horse. Starting in the low 300’s, this new collection of homes has never been seen before in this award-winning master planned community; and people are flocking to call one of the five available plans home. Of the 53 home sites nestled in the southwest corner of Flying Horse, 20 are already under contract. Three two-story floorplans and two ranch floorplans bring enticing options to all.
The distinct charm of The Renaissance Collection in The Village of Torino at Flying Horse lies in its intimate neighborhood feel, featuring alley-load garages, and endearing front porches that overlook green communal space or the future planned park. From the inside-out, this community concept is aesthetically unique and architecturally stunning. The garages, all facing each other at the back of the homes, do not detract from the alluring front exterior architecture; and out the front door, instead of seeing cars pass by, you see inviting community spaces that beckon you to enjoy some sunshine and good company.
The Renaissance Collection affords the perfect home buying solution for a range of buyers – from the empty-nester looking to downsize; to the new family aspiring to enjoy first-class amenities and award-winning D20 schools; to the young professional looking for a sense of community; to the country-hopper looking for a second (or third) place to call home in colorful Colorado. The cozy front porches and charming neighborhood feel makes for a vibrant lifestyle. As a bonus, all homes in The Village of Torino include a coveted Social Fitness Membership to The Club at Flying Horse, so residents will quickly enjoy the social atmosphere.
It’s not just the neighborhood, but the homes themselves that bring joy and ease to residents. Classic Homes has been named the Best of the Springs Best Home Builder for 10 years running, and extends uncompromising dedication to its buyers’ needs, wants and visions. All of the homes in the Renaissance Collection include stucco and stone exteriors, granite slab or quartz countertops, oak cabinetry, Whirlpool® stainless steel kitchen appliances, ThermaTru® fiberglass entry door, and unfinished crawl space with 2 Rheem® Professional electric water heaters. Energy efficiency, quality and charm are central to the concept.
The two ranch plans consist of the 1,535 square foot Fresco plan and the 1,457 square foot Harmony plan; and the three two-story plans include the 1,762 square foot Genesis, the 1,615 square foot Millennium and the 1,854 square foot Tranquility. Each plan comes complete with beautiful, low-maintenance landscaping. The highly popular Fresco and Tranquility model homes are officially open for viewing on Volterra Way during this weekend’s open house and beyond.
Just minutes away from this special collection are the praise-worthy amenities. With its lush, 18-hole Tom Weiskopf Signature Golf Course, European resort-style Golf Clubhouse, an exquisite Steakhouse, and a world-class Athletic Club and Spa, the community affords an extraordinary lifestyle. The Golf Course itself is rated as one of the top 10 courses in Colorado, while the breathtaking Golf Clubhouse offers sweeping terraces, an open-air fireplace, a wine tower, private dining and event rooms, outdoor dining, and spectacular views of both the golf course and the mountains. And, coming soon, residents have an opportunity be part of the next chapter of Flying Horse with an all-new 18-hole Phil Smith Golf Course currently under construction in Flying Horse North.
But you don’t have to be a golf lover to indulge in a full range of amenities. The Athletic Club and Spa features a heated year-round 25 yard lap pool, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, group fitness classes, yoga and Pilates studio, state-of-the-art athletic equipment and much more. The Spa extends hair services, nail care, makeup services, body treatments, facials and massage therapy. Further, a concierge medical center, D20 Discovery Campus K-12 School, and Shoppes featuring food, convenience and retail pads make the community an all-inclusive haven for its residents.
Attend the open house today Saturday, January 20 or tomorrow, Sunday, January 21. You can also schedule a tour or simply walk in during regular office hours Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or Sun. 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
For more information, call 719-888-3445, visit ClassicHomes.com/Torino or stop by 2057 Ripple Ridge Rd., Colorado Springs.
Cozy, quaint, and delightful. These are just some of the words homeowners use to describe the floorplans in Classic Homes’ Renaissance Collection.
As the developer and one of the original homebuilders in our award-winning community of Flying Horse, the team at Classic Homes is thrilled to break ground on two new model homes in the newest neighborhood village to open in Flying Horse…The Village of Torino. Classic Homes began building the Renaissance Collection in 2014 in Indigo Ranch. Today, this collection of homes offers home seekers the opportunity to select from two ranch plans — the 1,535 sq. ft. Fresco and the 1,457 sq. ft. Harmony and three 2-story plans: the 1,762 sq. ft. Genesis, 1,615 sq. ft. Millennium and the 1,865 sq. ft. Tranquility. New home pricing begins in the $320s and all plans include an attached 2-car alley-load garage. Each home in this collection represents a distinctive charm and elegance that complements the look and style that Flying Horse is known for.
As an added benefit, each of the 53 lots include a coveted Social Fitness Membership to The Club at Flying Horse so homeowners in The Village of Torino will have the opportunity to enjoy state-of-the-art athletic equipment, group fitness classes, aquatics programs, along with a variety of seasonal social activities.
To learn more about The Renaissance Collection…call, visit, or email Classic Homes today!
Visit the Classic Homes model located at 2057 Ripple Ridge Rd., Colorado Springs, CO 80921
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Online Helpful Resources and Quick-Links:
The Village of Torino – Interactive Site Map
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About Classic Homes:
Classic Homes has been a leading local homebuilder in the Pikes Peak region since 1989 with a reputation based on a sincere and unwavering belief that quality, value, and commitment to customer satisfaction must remain at the forefront in the process of delivering a home to its customers. Year after year, Classic Homes is recognized as Colorado Springs’ Best Homebuilder by The Gazette and the Best in Business by the Colorado Springs Business Journal.
Posted by Adrianna E.
Is a newly built home right for you? Do you want a home that you’ve helped design and that offers the latest in energy efficiency and design? Or a previously owned home that may need fix-ups, paint jobs, and walls moved around to create the types of open spaces that make sense today?
These are baseline questions that confront many home shoppers early in the process. Your own answers are likely to depend on your lifestyle preferences, financing needs, and the priorities you put on features like high energy efficiency, functional arrangements of interior living spaces, and your desire, budget and aptitude when it comes to repairs and capital improvements.
There are a number of reasons you might prefer a resale house, even if it needs work. For instance, you may have your heart set on moving to a specific neighborhood in the city or a close-in suburb, where newly-constructed houses are rare or not available unless you buy an existing home, tear it down, and build a new home on the lot. Or you may be a do-it-yourself aficionado and relish the opportunity to take an old house and transform it, even if that takes considerable time and money.
So it’s understandable that some buyers prefer an existing house in an older neighborhood. But have you seriously considered the potential advantages of buying new? Here’s a quick overview of some of the important pluses of new homes to think about:
Energy Consumption/Green Building: If you care about “green” — whether that means the money you spend on energy bills every month or your concern about the environment — a newly constructed home is virtually always the better option. Homes built today must meet far tougher national code standards for energy efficiency than just a few years back. Most newly-built homes, in fact, come with energy certifications covering walls, roofs, windows, doors and even appliance packages. Virtually no resale homes offer certifications because they were built to much lower standards — often decades ago, when energy usage was an afterthought.
You can retrofit many elements of an existing house to improve its energy efficiency, but it’s costly. Even then, because of design shortcomings, you may not be able to achieve the level of efficiency that is now routine with a newly-constructed home. In addition, new homes typically offer better air filtration which increases indoor air quality, reducing symptoms from those who have asthma or allergies.
Flexibility for Space and Wiring Customization: When you buy a resale house, you get what’s already there. That may include room layouts, ceiling heights and lighting that may have made sense in the1950s or earlier — formal dining rooms, small kitchens, fewer bathrooms and windows, and the like. With a new home, by comparison, you can often participate in the design of interior spaces with the builder, in advance of actual construction. Plus many new homes come with the sophisticated wiring that’s needed for high-speed electronics and communication equipment, entertainment centers and security systems. With an older home, you may have to spend substantial sums of money to take down walls where that’s possible — some are so-called load-bearing walls that are not easily moved — to enlarge rooms in order to create the flowing, more open living space that is preferred today.
Posted by Kim S.
Flying Horse is pleased to announce that Saddletree Homes has a new model home under construction and is now selling in The Village of Milan. Homesites in Milan represent some of the best lots in Colorado Springs, offering excellent orientation, deep lots with great frontages and outstanding views. The Village of Milan initially opened with three great builders (Classic, Goetzmann, and Vantage), each offering a range of price points and a variety of plans. With the addition of Saddletree Homes as the fourth builder, there will be even a greater selection of home designs and styles in The Village of Milan. To learn more about Saddletree Homes, please visit their current model home in The Village of Verona located at 13670 Fife Court. Available homes and homesites in The Village of Milan can be found online at www.FlyingHorseColorado.com/Milan.