We are “Spruce”-ing it up BIG time!

The Spruce is a fitting name for the most popular home Rob Rice Homes builds. Its name is particularly appropriate when the stylish model is nestled into the gentle hills of the community of Evergreen Heights and framed by a backdrop of northwest evergreen pines.


The Rob Rice Community of Evergreen Heights, with its expansive open space, rolling topography and evergreen pines.

Jessica Volkman, the community sales manager at Evergreen Heights, says that about one out of every three homes she sells is the Spruce. It is for a good reason.

“The downstairs master bedroom is what is attracting people to the Spruce,” says Jessica. “The people who get excited about this model are those who have a larger home with more maintenance in the yard than they want to do, but they still need a good size home.”

The high demand for the Spruce is easy to understand when buyers experience its unique floor plan and superior features.


The Spruce is the most popular Rob Rice Home sold.

“This floor plan is so amazing to people,” says Jessica. “Typically, when they first walk in they love the high vaulted entry with the open stairway. Then, the stunning kitchen really amazes them. They walk in and they remark ‘Oh, the entryway is great!’ then they walk into the kitchen and are awed and say ‘Ah, this is HUGE!’”

The Spruce gourmet kitchen is wrapped in gleaming granite or quartz counters and faces out to a large open great room that is flooded with light and views of the landscaped and fully fenced back yard. Buyers can picture all the kids being home and flopped on the couch waiting for the hamburgers to grill out on the patio.


The Rob Rice Community of Evergreen Heights, with its expansive open space, rolling topography and evergreen pines.

“You can spend most of your time living downstairs,” explains Jessica. “But the home is not too small for those empty nesters who still need guest room space for visiting family or a place for their college students when they are home.”

The amazing plan attracts many buyers

The Spruce is 2377 square feet and has a beautifully landscaped and low maintenance yard. Its four bedrooms and 3 full baths are thoughtfully laid out and many find everything they are looking for in the Spruce.

“I think the layout is a big deal because they can have a first floor guest room and a den (or another bedroom) and bathroom in the front of the house and then the master suite is separated, but still on the first floor,” Jessica explains.

The second floor is another perfect perk for the home’s frequent buyers.

“I have a lot of folks come in who are going to retire in the next five years but they still have college students and the bedroom, bath and bonus room upstairs is perfect for that kind of family,” says Jessica. “The bonus room can be a grandkids’ playroom, a college student’s TV room, a hobby room or an office.”

The home’s unique plan is drawing interest from all types of households.

“I had one single woman buy the home and her best friend lives with her,” says Jessica. “They share the house, one of them lives upstairs and the other lives downstairs and they share the kitchen.”

An ideal home in an ideal spot

The Rob Rice Community of Evergreen Heights is a short commute to Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) with easy access to I-5.

Despite its woodsy feel and farmland surroundings, the community is within minutes of shopping in the Hawks Prairie business center.

There are nearby golf courses, a regional athletic center and it is a one-block walk for the kids to Evergreen Forest Elementary school.

For those military planning to retire, a Spruce at Evergreen Heights is a perfect “last-stop” location as it has everything in convenience, community and quality home construction.

The way you like it

Buyers can customize their home before it is built with a pre-sale. From the ground up, they have dozens of choices in design and finishes that are standard features at this much sought-after Rob Rice Community.

They can pick their lot from among many that are available for the Spruce floor plan, then make their choice from the 15 different slab granite or quartz countertops, 16 hardwood floor finishes and three different alder cabinet finishes. They have a choice of carpets, door and window styles, designer backsplash tiles, stylish lighting fixtures, rich exterior stone and contemporary interior and exterior paint colors.

“The Spruce is the perfect home for many, many buyers,” continues Jessica. “In a pre-sale, the buyers get to customize everything to their taste. Where would you find a 2400 square foot home for under $330,000 custom-built to your tastes in a beautiful location with this amazing floor plan?”

The Spruce homes are also being built in the Meridian Campus communities of Campus Highlands and Campus Estates. Reservations are currently being accepted (but going fast!) for the plan in Phase II at the Villages at South Hill in Puyallup.

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Rob Rice is the area’s largest local home builder and was voted the Best of South Sound for 2013 and 2014. 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.