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Meet Steve and Karen

Meet Steve and Karen. They've lived in Salem for over 30 years, and were drawn to Pringle Creek Community right from the start. The couple wanted to downsize and were already environmentally conscious. They found it appealing that there was not much yard work, but they could also live in an ecologically friendly place. Steve thought the LEED Certification was a great feature, especially with his background in energy conservation. The feel of being in nature, but also living in an urban environment was also a draw. In fact, living here, reminds Steve of Black Butte, in Central Oregon. ... Read more

What is Shovel Ready?

All of our lots are!  All lots at Pringle Creek Community are ready for you - all necessary hook-ups are already in, ready for construction of your new home. We've just listed four lots with Living Room Realty:  one in our Net Zero Loop, where your home will use solar power to create as much energy as you'll need; one in our Live-Work area, where you could build a home with a retail studio/work space on the main floor and live in the above two or three levels;  and two lots on our Cousteau Loop neighborhood where your home would ... Read more

New cottage homes for sale!

We have three homes currently under construction this summer, priced between $259,500 and $329,000. The first (the Alder) is already spoken for, and has a young family (Keith and Alicia + boys) moving in September 1st!The Coho combines smart modern design with a traditional craftsman look. It is designed by Architect Ross Chapin.The second home (the Coho) is now available for sale, and it is going to be awesome -- 20ft lofted ceiling above the kitchen and living space, 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, custom cabinetry and countertops, ultra-efficient ground-source heating and cooling for remarkably low utilities, LEED® Platinum ... Read more

Courtyard cottages

Springtime is around the corner and its a great time to come out and see what's new at Pringle Creek Community. Designer and builder Spectra Construction has two cottage homes that are close to completion. These unique single-level homes are two bedroom/two bath, LEED gold certified, and are each available for under $200,000. This includes landscaping and access to the geo-thermal heating and cooling system. The courtyard cottages share a common backyard green space. They are at different stages of construction but in both cases a buyer is able to choose finish details such as cabinet design, paint colors, ... Read more

Cottage Home wins award from Builder magazine

Builder magazine, one of the nation's top magazines in the industry, has published the winners of its 2008 Builder’s Choice Awards. Among the Grand Award Winners, from all over the United States: the Pringle Creek Cottage. CATEGORY: Production/Semi-custom, less than 2,000 square feetENTRANT/ARCHITECT: Opsis Architecture, Portland, Ore.BUILDER: Bilyeu Homes, Salem, Ore.DEVELOPER: Sustainable Development, SalemSimple in form (and therefore easy to build and easy to insulate), the home achieves significant energy savings through natural lighting and ventilation, a geothermal heat pump system, and solar roof panels. Because every design element had the potential to ­affect the energy efficiency of the ... Read more
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