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Ironwood Receives 2 MAME Awards

We are proud to announce the Ironwood Model Homes at Whitney Ranch by CalAtlantic Homes received awards in the North State BIA MAME Awards in 2 categories, Best Landscape Design and Community of the Year! This project features a landscape design that reflects the Sacramento Valley lifestyle which the master planned community and the City of Rocklin strive to create for their residents. That lifestyle celebrates family, community, and the natural environment within the context of resort-style amenities.

The Ironwood Model Homes are situated at the top of the sloped community to take full advantage of the open views to the surrounding landscape and community.  The front yard landscape demonstrates to home buyers a naturalized landscape design that utilizes a low water-use and drought tolerant planting scheme interconnected with meandering dry stream beds and framed with evergreen street trees.  As home buyers explore four of the energy-efficient open floor plans they will experience the European Country, Spanish, Craftsman and Adobe Ranch elevations through the front yard landscapes that coordinate the variations in cobble & boulder colors/textures of the dry stream beds with the exterior elevations.  The sales office entry features an enhanced entry patio with alternating bands of concrete paving and natural slate that leads to the street and the specimen olive tree that creates the backdrop for the home buyer accesses.  The enhanced paving details are continued at the model tour experience providing natural slate paved nodes where home buyers can view the front elevations.  

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