Rob Rice Homes: We are Open at Steilacoom Ridge!

New_HomeHome buyers with big dreams for a new home by Rob Rice in a spectacular community have been waiting for this day…and it has finally arrived!

Anticipation has been high for the opening of the Rob Rice Community of Steilacoom Ridge in Lacey, Washington. The local builder’s newest community offers 10 incredible floorplans, that include 6 luxury ramblers and “main floor living” plans with the master suite on the first floor. You must see these stunning homes to believe them.

Rob Rice, voted the Best of South Sound Builder for the last 3 years, has continually introduced new plans to meet buyers’ huge demand for main floor living. For example, the beautiful new Cottonwood and Aspen both have the convenience of a rambler and an additional upstairs bonus room, extra bedroom and flexible storage space. The new homes offered at Steilacoom Ridge range in size from 1,732 sq. ft. to 2,598 sq. ft.

New_homeWith a reputation of building a new home in communities that grow in value and stand the test of time, 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.

Choose Your Luxurious Features

Because of the huge demand for Rob Rice Homes’ unique rambler floorplans, the Best of South Sound Builder has allowed buyers to reserve their choice of lots in Steilacoom Ridge, prior to this final plat approval. Several homebuyers jumped at the chance.

But now, the wait is over to finalize a home purchase in this majestic, tree-lined location, with its larger lots and highly-desired floorplans.

Once buyers purchase the home of their choice, they may then begin the pre-sale process of making their choices for the luxurious design features that are included in the price of their Rob Rice Home. Before the home is built, they have a choice of window and door design, granite or quartz kitchen counters, cabinet and hardwood flooring finishes, designer backsplash tile, stylish lighting fixtures and more.

New_homeRealtors Christina Janis and Lucia Arroyo, who represent the local builder at Steilacoom Ridge, are thrilled at the opportunities for buyers that they talk to every day.

“So many are empty nesters and retirees who marvel at our floorplans and only want the quality and upscale features available in a Rob Rice Home,” says Christina. “We get a lot of ‘wows’ when people walk through our doors.”

An Amazing Location

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

New_homeJust a little over a mile down the road is the beautiful Lacey Regional Athletic Complex, with its trails, picnic areas and numerous playing fields.

Outside the Steilacoom Ridge entrance, there is a picturesque drive to the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge a cherished location for local nature lovers with spectacular vistas of the South Sound.

The Rush is On

Steilacoom Ridge, more than 12 years in planning and development, has premium lots to choose from—larger lots, corner lots, lots by open space or with territorial views and some with a view of Mount Rainer­—in the community’s first phase.

Most of the lots are large enough to accommodate any of the 10 floor plans offered.

“People searching for their ‘forever home’ should jump now at this rare opportunity,” says Realtor Lucia Arroyo. “It has it all—gorgeous location, convenient living and fabulous homes with stunning features.”

Tour a New Home in Neighboring Community

Imagine the amazing lifestyle at Steilacoom Ridge by viewing our community video (at the top right of the community page).

Because the community has just opened, there are no model homes yet. 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.

To get to Evergreen Heights, 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.

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

For more information on a new home, 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.

Rob Rice is Thurston County’s largest local home builder and was voted the Best of South Sound for 2013, 2014 and 2015. He has built more than 3000 homes over the last 30 years. He and his wife Helena live in Olympia with their two sons; Alex Michael and Carson. Rob is a graduate of Washington State University with degrees in construction management and architecture.