SOURCE: Talking Rock

Talking Rock

June 12, 2009 19:09 ET

Talking Rock and DLB Custom Homes/TruNorth Architecture Partner on Homestead Five

Custom Home Meets Precision Process and Timely Delivery

PRESCOTT, AZ--(Marketwire - June 12, 2009) - Talking Rock, a luxury golf community in Prescott, has introduced Homestead Five, a collection of floorplans designed to not only align with the community's award-winning rustic appeal, but also deliver a custom home with the precision and timing often found only in production home building.

Developed in partnership with DLB Custom Homes/TruNorth Architecture, Homestead Five consists of five one-of-a-kind floorplans that, once purchased, will not be available to any other buyer. An innovative approach, the collection includes the best aspects of both custom and spec homes. Buyers work hand-in-hand with the DLB team on interior design, landscaping and site specific details but much of the work related to the custom home process has already been completed, greatly reducing build time. Those who purchase a Homestead Five plan will enjoy a truly unique product, benefiting from the same quality workmanship and materials found in all DLB built custom homes.

"When Dan Boylan of DLB approached us with this project, we knew immediately it was something we wanted to pursue," said Jim Jones, director of sales for Talking Rock. "Not only is this a unique concept to many buyers, it is a need that has really never been met. Dan has always delivered a superior product to Talking Rock members and Homestead Five will be no exception."

Floorplans in Homestead Five will remain true to the rustic ranch architecture for which Talking Rock is known, while taking cues from themes found in more modern architecture. Intimate and intelligent floorplans consist of open and interconnected living spaces and interior/exterior breezeways have a strong focus on outdoor living. While each design meets the community's architectural guidelines, thoughtful use of space; pronounced rooflines; and the use of materials such as steel, masonry and concrete provide a forward-looking perspective set against a natural backdrop.

"We feel the Homestead Five collection will resonate with buyers who appreciate the laid back lifestyle at Talking Rock and are looking for the clean lines and functionality of today," said Dan Boylan, Owner DLB Custom Homes.

While each of the plans is unique, common themes can be found throughout Homestead Five. These include the use of high-end finishes, luxurious bathrooms, state-of-the-art, gourmet kitchens, custom landscaping and professional interior design detailing. Plans will range from 2,497 to 2,923 livable square-feet and are priced from the upper 700s. These custom home floorplans will be introduced to the public June 13th, 2009.

About Talking Rock:

Located in a peaceful, rural setting, just minutes from Prescott, Talking Rock is a 3,600-acre private, luxury home community with a casual western lifestyle and the amenities of an exclusive country club. The Jay Morrish-designed 7,350-yard championship golf course intertwines through more than 1,000 acres of preserved open space, presenting residents with the spaciousness of Arizona's high country. Talking Rock offers spacious custom home sites, as well as Ranch Cottages, Ranch Homes and custom homes designed in an authentic ranch style and built by the area's finest craftsmen. Talking Rock is a development of Harvard Investments, a Scottsdale, Ariz. based real estate development company respected for its high quality, residential projects throughout the Southwest. The Talking Rock golf course and Ranch Compound are professionally managed by OB Sports. More information on Talking Rock and Harvard Investments, Inc. can be reached at 877-922-4440 or

About DLB Custom Homes:

Dan Boylan and DLB Custom Homes have been building custom homes in Arizona for more than 10 years. Building predominantly in the secondary home market, the company's attention to detail and unique ranch styling has made DLB Custom Homes a preferred builder within Talking Rock since the community's inception. With the company's focus on design/build, it recently expanded its design service through the development of its newest entity, TruNorth, LLC. More information on DLB Custom Homes, Inc. and TruNorth, LLC can be reached at 888-862-6822 or /