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July 28, 2016

Homebuilder focuses on wellness to attract active seniors

  • Shea Homes’ Trilogy at Tehaleh has a 14,000-square-foot clubhouse that offers its residents a place to meet, exercise and play.
  • By MARK GRAY
    Shea Homes

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    Shea Homes established a new division in 1999 to create resort communities geared to the baby boom generation. Baby boomers helped change their world, and we knew they would demand a new breed of community as they become empty nesters and retirees. Our Trilogy Active Lifestyle Communities provide a lifestyle that is centered on exploration, wellness and connection.

    Shea Homes’ Trilogy brand is focused on meeting the needs of boomers and those who have the desire and means to enjoy an exceptional lifestyle. Our typical homeowners are empty-nest baby boomers age 50 to 69 — part of a generation that values positive change and living life on its own terms.

    With parenting responsibilities and careers largely behind them, Trilogy homeowners recognize that this is a time to focus on enhancing their own lives.

    Trilogy at Tehaleh, located within the 4,200-acre master-planned community of Tehaleh near Bonney Lake, offers resort-style living in a private setting. This new community features three home collections and 10 floor plans ranging in size from 1,454 to 2,445 square feet.

    Nestled in the shadow of Mount Rainier, Trilogy at Tehaleh offers natural beauty and an abundance of recreational opportunities. Trilogy at Tehaleh’s location takes advantage of its natural surroundings by offering more than 1,000 acres of parks and open space as well as 10 miles of community trails that connect to Mount Rainier National Park’s 300-mile regional trail system.

    A choice of floor plans

    Photo courtesy of Shea Homes [enlarge]
    The clubhouse at Trilogy at Tehaleh has 6,000 square feet of covered outdoor patio space.

    We took a different approach in the design of Trilogy at Tehaleh. From the inside and out, our goal was to create a truly unique environment.

    It starts with a core belief that the source of vibrant living is health. As a result, we focus our energy on building homes that also build community.

    We want to ensure that life at Trilogy at Tehaleh is about connecting — as much with the people you love and the new passions you discover as with the new neighbors who share in this rejuvenating time of life.

    In recent years, Shea Homes has introduced a new approach to home design and homebuilding with our “Shea3D” plans. This patent-pending approach to building homes provides buyers with a decision that they’ve never had before — the opportunity to design their floor plan to match their lifestyle. The level of personalization Shea3D offers is specifically geared to today’s boomer homebuyers that are as distinct as the options available.

    The Shea3D plans are based on an open-space concept that enable homebuyers to participate in the design of the most vital part of their new home — the central activity core where we spend most of our time. This flexibility and customization in one’s future home presents an entirely new purchase experience. Traditionally, homebuyers may have the option of choosing a fourth bedroom or an open loft, a third garage space or a home office, or an expansive master suite or an additional bathroom.

    Shea3D allows customers to choose from three unique main living spaces — entertainment-centric, kitchen-centric, or outdoor-centric — empowering customers to select the one that best fits their lifestyle. Whether the buyer is looking for a home that offers an expansive living area for entertaining, comes equipped with a kitchen for the gourmet chef, or promotes a complete indoor-outdoor living experience, Shea3D homes can be tailored to their specific needs.

    Meet the “Zoomers”

    Trilogy at Tehaleh offers residents the opportunity to maintain wellness and fitness as part of a healthy and enriched life. Created as the centerpiece of the community, the 14,000-square-foot Seven Summits Lodge is an amenity-rich lodge that makes wellness a fun and integral part of homeowners’ lives.

    The members-only Seven Summits Lodge includes an additional 6,000 square feet of outdoor covered patio space, with areas dedicated to relaxation, fitness, dining, a pool, games, outdoor recreation and more. We envisioned the lodge as a place where lives are enriched, neighbors become personal friends, established relationships are rediscovered, and personal interests are pursued in a welcoming environment.

    Recent studies have found that nearly 80 percent of boomers surveyed expressed a desire to stay physically active, and two-thirds said they already prioritize their physical fitness. At the same time, three out of every five boomers are concerned about their health. These trends have become so prevalent that a new term has been coined to describe these active adults: Zoomers.

    With health, wellness and exploration a primary focus for these Zoomers, Shea Homes relies on extensive consumer research to understand these trends and build communities that offer the amenities necessary for our resident to pursue their goals. Trilogy at Tehaleh is specifically intended for those who want to enrich their lives, nourish their souls, feel great and have fun.


    Mark Gray is area president for Shea Homes, America’s largest privately owned homebuilder with communities in Arizona, California, Florida, Nevada, North Carolina, Virginia and Washington.





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