design elements that are included in every home there. That was a big reason for us to buy a Joseph Carl home
Goodyear, AZ (Vocus) May 28, 2010
Arizona Active Adult Community, CantaMia, posts strong sales in its debuts. The public appears to like the song that CantaMia is singing. The new active adult community in the Goodyear, AZ, master planned community of Estrella has attracted thousands of visitors since its February 13 opening. CantaMia, which artistically means “song of myself”, celebrates the unique journey that people take in their lives.
Visiting opening weekend, Lynette and Bob Myhren of Monument, Colorado, near Colorado Springs, fell in love with the mountain views and community lakes. “We have a view of Pikes Peak at home so we naturally wanted a place with a view. When we came to CantaMia and saw the surrounding mountains we fell in love,” said Lynette.
Accompanying the Myhrens on their first trip to the Arizona Active Adult Community was their son, an architectural engineer. “He was very impressed with the structural integrity and the "green" design elements that are included in every home there. That was a big reason for us to buy a Joseph Carl home,” recalls Lynette. Plus, her husband’s family was in the homebuilding business in South Dakota many years ago. “Bob recognized the quality building at CantaMia. We could see that this development really wants to excel at the business of creating a quality community for the 55+ crowd,” she noted.
The Myhrens, who are not yet retired and own their own business products company, plan to use their new CantaMia home as a winter getaway. “We liked the gated entry and the on-site amenities,” she noted. Those amenities are planned to include walking paths and a 20,000 square foot recreation center with an indoor pool and spa, fitness area, card/meeting rooms, an outdoor pool with spa and two pickle ball courts.
The couple also has an antique wooden sailboat, one of the last her father’s company built. “I grew up sailing and now I’ll be teaching my husband. We plan to sail it on Lake Pleasant and also on the lake at Estrella,” she noted. The Myhrens selected the 1,898 square foot two bedroom/two bathroom Cadence model with a guest casita on a waterfront home site.
Carl Mulac, CEO of Joseph Carl Homes, the builder and developer of the Arizona Active Adult Community, CantaMia, has been involved with the sale and construction of 20,000 homes in his career with some of the nation’s largest publicly traded homebuilders. With the launching of his new private home building company it is his turn to do it his way, with an emphasis on sustainability and customer service.
“We have embraced the highest standards in the industry for building environmentally friendly homes, including providing Echo solar systems as standard in each home,” said Mulac. The state of the art solar system generates both electrical and thermal energy, making it the most efficient solar electric system in the market today, delivering most of the energy needs for heating and cooling the home as well as heating the water.
CantaMia is an APS Green and Solar Community and is also built in accordance with Environments for Living, an industry program that looks at the house as a building science, delivering superior construction techniques and energy efficiency.
“Our home designs are also specifically tailored for today’s active adult buyer with attention to detail on the space and lifestyle needs of empty nesters,” Mulac noted. Such features include open floorplans with great room, front courtyards as well as back covered patios. And, CantaMia is located within the multi-generational community of Estrella. “We anticipate that many of our buyers will have family in the area,” said Mulac. “It’s the best of both worlds – an active adult community designed for those age 55 and better, yet convenient to area schools and amenities where their grandchildren might be involved.”
The CantaMia homes range in size from 1,189 to more than 2,852 square feet and many include the opportunity for a guesthouse called a casita. The homes are priced from $139,900. The community’s website offers an interactive approach to customize the homes and even play with furniture placements on-line.
For more information visit CantaMia.com. CantaMia is located in the Phoenix metropolitan area in the city of Goodyear, located in the West Valley. It is convenient to spring training baseball games, shopping, health care, and educational pursuits. The community is located off of Estrella Boulevard, 14 miles south of I-10.
About Joseph Carl Homes’ CantaMia
CantaMia is a new active adult community by Joseph Carl Homes that promises to help you continue a life's song well-written. CantaMia is designed to live in tune with the beautiful natural surroundings. This innovative new neighborhood offers a distinctive approach to sustainable living. With more than 1,700 home sites available, CantaMia delivers unique and compelling choices to fit both your budget and lifestyle.
Embrace your personal journey at CantaMia and engage in the multigenerational energy of Estrella – a truly exclusive approach of integrating an active adult community within a robust master plan. At CantaMia, the journey is your own and the choices are many, encouraging healthy connections with the environment and one another.
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