Staff Report

FishHawk Ranch is owned in a joint venture partnership between North America Sekisui House, LLC, the U.S. business unit and full subsidiary of Sekisui House, LTD., Japan’s largest homebuilder and leading diversified developer, and Newland Real Estate Group, LLC, whose development business, Newland Communities, is the master developer of the community. The showcase home will be one of 41 homes available in ICI Homes’ new Lake Houses neighborhood.

“Not only are we honored to welcome ICI Homes to FishHawk Ranch, but we couldn’t be more pleased that they have been selected to build the Showcase Home,” said Regional Marketing Director at Newland Communities Pam Parisi. “We believe their rustic, but modern Lake Houses will be a perfect complement to the FishHawk Ranch community.”

This elegant 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath home was created with relaxation and casual family-living in mind. Tall walls of glass bring the great outdoors in while a breezeway and second story back porch bring the inside out. Double-stacked wide front porches both welcome and offer spaces for solitude. Boasting 3,878 sq ft of living space with just under 6,000 sq ft under roof, the Shenandoah packs in desired features including a family farmer’s kitchen, lively wide open family room with soaring ceilings, and a fabulous owner’s suite with a “European” owner’s bath you have to see to believe. Both connected and apart from the main living areas, a cozy “Tree-Tops” studio is built over the detached garage. Tailor-made for occasional guests, boomerang children or a home office, this all-in-one space offers privacy and a leafy, second-story view.

Indoor features include an open family room with soaring ceilings, an expansive farmer’s kitchen and an owner’s suite with a European bath. Even man’s best friend has a well-appointed living area, including a dog cottage under the staircase and a pet-friendly shower.

One of the most distinctive elements of the Shenandoah is the unique and cozy “tree-tops” studio, built over the detached garage.

Each home in the Lake Houses development will be situated on unique wooded sites near FishHawk Ranch’s Lake House. Homes will range from 2,400 sq. ft. to more than 4,000 sq. ft. and showcase outstanding indoor/outdoor living amenities. The welcome center and model homes are open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday 12 Noon-6 p.m. Call 685-7500 or visit

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