Considering Building A Custom Home — Why Not Consider A Spec?

November 7, 2017
November 7, 2017

Considering Building A Custom Home — Why Not Consider A Spec?

There are so many ways to find a new home. Some people build from the ground up, while others choose a model. Some prefer pre-owned, while others would rather walk into a spec home and add the finishing touches.

Of course, the benefits of a spec home extend beyond having the ability to finish it, which always depends on the construction timeline. Spec home buyers generally don’t have to burden themselves with the design, review, permitting and approval process, as they almost always enter the process after that point.

And Pine Canyon just so happens to be a spec home hotbed at the moment. Seven spec homes are in progress, but just five of them are still available for purchase. From a market perspective, we always welcome spec home activity, particularly at this velocity. It illustrates confidence in the market and the desirability of our community.

The current collection of spec homes going up at Pine Canyon showcase traditional mountain architecture and a more modern evolution of mountain retreats, providing options for those with varying preferences. In fact, the two spec homes with pending sales, are listed at $1.2 and $1.3 million respectively and feature modern lines with an indoor-outdoor bar, or more traditional architecture with cathedral ceilings.

Of the specs that remain, here are our favorite features:

At 3,285 square feet, this four-bedroom retreat folds together stone and wood, inside and out, and features cathedral ceilings, oversized windows and wood floors. Overall, the home combines modern and rustic details to curate a balanced environment that blends with the natural landscape around it.




With a traditional look and feel, this three-bedroom cabin includes a second-floor “bonus room” with a workstation measuring 582 square feet. The home’s stone fireplace and vaulted ceilings add to its traditional appeal.




This contemporary cabin spans 4,598 square feet, and captures the incredible views of the 18th green with its numerous rear-facing windows. The four-bedroom home incorporates modern lines and a flat roofline, and blends indoor and outdoor living by using pocket doors.




With a modern, sloping roofline, this four-bedroom home stretches across 4,603 square feet and incorporates a mixed-materials aesthetic with stone, steel and wood. With a deck and walkout patio, the cabin encourages outdoor engagement.





This four-bedroom cabin swings more traditional with modern touches, and includes incredible views of the San Francisco Peaks. On nearly a half-acre, the home includes a chef’s kitchen, a stone fireplace, a hall library and pocket doors.



If any of these spec homes capture your attention, our sales team at Pine Canyon would be happy to give you more information on the properties. The team can be reached at 928-779-5700.