By U-T San Diego 12:01 A.M.JAN. 25, 2014
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Black Canyon Estates by KirE Builders Inc. offers homeowners a unique home buying experience, and current happy homeowner Mark Dyer and his family can attest to that. The Dyers worked closely with the principals at KirE to perfect their dream hilltop estate home at Black Canyon Estates in Ramona, deciding on almost every facet of the house, from the position of the home on the lot to the tiles in the shower.
The Dyer family found Black Canyon Estates on their search for a tranquil mountain residence. They fell in love with the breathtaking views and the community’s flexible options to personalize each home. After selecting their ideal lot and home footprint configuration, the family chose and modified their floor plan, rather than designing a home from scratch.
“We were able to save time and money by customizing one of the existing home plans,” said Mark Dyer. “We expanded the family room and added folding doors to maximize the view. We did a number of upgrades throughout the house as well to put our personal touch on it.”
These upgrades, all done with input and advice from KirE, include customizing the cabinetry to accommodate high-end appliances, additional archways throughout instead of standard doors, a raised fireplace with hearth, and redesigned showers, including custom tile work, rain shower heads, and benches.
“Josh Santa (president and CEO) and Adam Hutchinson (vice president), were very accommodating and easy to work with from the get-go,” added Dyer. “They are very knowledgeable about the industry and were a pleasure to work with. There was never any pressure from their end; and, they always came through for us, regardless of the task.
KirE also arranged and oversaw the addition of a backyard fire pit with custom stonework and concrete that surrounds the entire residence. “They were able to figure out how to make all of these extras work for us, even if there was no ‘easy’ answer. The whole process was smooth,” noted Dyer.
The Dyers are also happy with the location of their home, citing Ramona’s gorgeous scenery and friendly, small-town charm. “We enjoy biking every now and again and going for walks,” continued Dyer. “Main Street has a good butcher, a fantastic brewery, and a very cool, unique coffee shop. We have also had great experiences with the wineries up here.”
“For anyone looking to pick out a lot and build a custom home, I would highly recommend KirE and Black Canyon Estates,” concluded Dyer. “I can’t think of anyone I would rather pick to build my home. I had a great experience; and, they build a quality product that delivers a great bang for the buck.”
With six exquisitely appointed floor plan options ranging from three to five bedrooms, and 2,200 to 2,710 square feet, Black Canyon Estates offers semi-custom estate home living at a more affordable price than the surrounding communities of Poway and Scripps Ranch. Construction on a new phase has already begun with a grand opening expected early first quarter 2014. With limited-edition homes available, an interest list is now forming.
Located at 23029 Stokes Road in Ramona, homes at Black Canyon Estates start from the $500,000s. Visit www.BCEramona.com or call 877-612-7465 for more information and to join the interest list.