Rob Rice Homes Urges: Reserve Your Lot, Now

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Buyers should hurry to reserve a premium lot at the Rob Rice Homes Community of Steilacoom Ridge.

In response to a growing number of inquiries and the huge demand for Rob Rice Homes’ unique rambler and master-down floorplans, the Best of South Sound Builder has announced it is allowing buyers to reserve their choice of lots in the new homes community of Steilacoom Ridge, prior to its final plat approval.

The announcement comes after a month and a half of numerous and repeated inquiries—more than 30—from hopeful buyers and their brokers, just waiting for the opportunity to purchase a home in this majestic, tree-lined location, with its larger lots, highly-desired floorplans and expansive landscaping and green space.

When Realtors Christina Janis and Lucia Arroyo, who represent the local builder at Steilacoom Ridge, recently sent out an email blast announcing that lots were available to reserve, it resulted in an immediate flood of calls.

“Within an hour of going active, my phone was ringing off the hook with calls from both buyers and brokers,” says Christina Janis. “Three of them arranged immediate appointments that first day. There are people who have been just waiting for Steilacoom Ridge to open up.”

Though the community plat still needs its final approval, likely to come in early summer, reserving a lot is a welcomed opportunity for many buyers who are looking to buy in Thurston County’s tight housing inventory. Making a simple reservation now, will ensure they get a premium lot and the Rob Rice home of their dreams.

Please Don’t Wait

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The new home community has an ideal location and is in a beautiful tree-lined Northwest setting. (Puget Sound near top of photo)

Christina urges interested buyers to come in now, while they have first pick of premium lots—larger lots, corner lots, lots by open space, lots with territorial views and even a few with a view of Mount Rainer.

The first 77 lots offered at Steilacoom Ridge are large enough to accommodate all of the 10 floor plans offered, six of which are highly-desired rambler and master-down plans. Christina says that is great for the buyers she talks to every day.

“So many are empty nesters and retirees who want to downsize from a 4000 sq ft home, but don’t want to skimp on quality,” says Christina. “The luxury Rob Rice ramblers with their high-end, standard features are what is driving a huge demand for his homes. One Realtor just called with several buyers who do not want anything but a Rob Rice Homes rambler.”

An Amazing Location

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The Aspen is one of Rob Rice Homes new, luxurious master-down plans that is in high demand.

Ideally located in a beautiful rural-like Northwest setting, Steilacoom Ridge is within minutes to I-5, a short commute to Joint Base Lewis McChord and abundant Hawks Prairie shopping in Lacey. Also, nearby is the growing “Gateway project”, the current location of Cabela’s with plans for many future retailers, outlets and recreational opportunities.

Though the Steilacoom Ridge community itself has remarkable open space and recreation areas, just over a mile down the road is the beautiful Lacey Regional Athletic Complex, with its trails, picnic areas and numerous playing fields, an amenity considered a community jewel by residents of the City of Lacey.

Just outside the new homes community entrance, one can follow a picturesque drive to the Nisqually Valley, home to the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge with spectacular vistas of the Sound and a cherished location for local nature lovers.

Tour Homes in Neighboring Community

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The playground and basketball court will be surrounded by abundant green space.

The new homes offered at Steilacoom Ridge range in size from 1,732 sq ft to 2,598 sq ft and will all have superior finishes, fully landscaped front and back yards and fully-fenced backyards.

Because this is a unique advanced opportunity for buyers to reserve lots prior to plat approval, there are no model homes.

However, those interested can easily swing over to Evergreen Heights, a Rob Rice Community about 5 minutes away to view the homes with all the floorplans offered at Steilacoom Ridge. Just take a left out of the Steilacoom Ridge entrance and drive about a mile to Marvin Road. Make a left and follow Marvin Rd. a couple of miles until you see signs for Evergreen Heights on the left and turn in.

Rob Rice continues to introduce new plans to meet the growing demand for his homes like the Cottonwood and the Aspen that both have the convenience of a rambler and an additional upstairs bonus room, extra bedroom and storage space.

Buyers can view all of the plans offered at Steilacoom Ridge at the Evergreen Heights Community Page.

Reservations as Easy as 1-2-3

To reserve your lot in Steilacoom Ridge a buyer must to move quickly, but it is a simple process.

  • Come out (soon!) and visit Steilacoom Ridge to choose one of our 77 lots.
  • Visit close-by Evergreen Heights to look at homes and decide on your floorplan.
  • Sign a simple form and make a $500, refundable deposit.

That’s it. It is a simple move toward getting exactly the home you want in the location you pick.

Rob Rice has more than 30 years’ experience developing 23 communities and building over 3,000 homes in the South Puget Sound. Rob was voted the Best of the South Sound Contractor in New Construction by local residents for the last three years.

With a reputation of building communities that grow in value and stand the test of time, buyers can have the confidence that their new community, Steilacoom Ridge, will have the signature expansive landscaping, superior home construction and stunning home designs typical of Thurston County’s most successful and experienced builder, Rob Rice of Rob Rice Homes.

But, please hurry. Don’t miss out on this opportunity for building the home of your dreams on the lot of your choice.

To reserve your lot or for more information please contact Christina Janis at or call (360) 888-2295 or contact Lucia Arroyo at or call (360) 489-7478.

More information at Rob Rice Homes.