What was once a humble farming community has become a hotbed of upscale subdivisions with tennis courts, swimming pools and designer golf courses. Just two decades ago, Eagle was home to an egg farm, numerous corn fields and a couple of feed lots. Today, subdivisions like the Legacy community have turned sprawling pastures into expansive subdivisions of executive homes on large lots.
Although Legacy is still under construction, residents can utilize completed features like a three-hole practice golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus, a community pool, tennis courts, soccer fields and walking paths that wind along a burbling, landscaped creek.
Located on Floating Feather, just west of Linder Road, the community's entryway is marked by an impressive, two-story clock tower-like structure. You'll drive past a cluster of model homes to reach this week's property, which is tucked in a corner cul-de-sac.
The home's wide concrete driveway leads directly to the front entrance and a three-car garage. A milk-chocolate hue coats the dwelling's two-story exterior. The front door is made of solid, varnished hickory, but all other exterior doors are painted navy blue. A pair of oversized, navy blue pots overflowing with yellow flowers would help to highlight the entrance and echo the indigo hue of the other doors.
The comfortably contemporary interior combines open entertaining spaces with spacious private quarters. On the main floor, you'll find a formal living room, a family room with a simple fireplace, an informal dining area, the kitchen and an office without doors. The master suite, a junior suite, a small bonus room and two bedrooms that share a Jack-and-Jill bathroom are located upstairs.
As you enter the home, the formal living room is immediately to the left. Windows in the room provide views of a private, east-facing courtyard situated between the living room and family room. The courtyard--one of three patios--would be a good place for a pair of cushy chaise lounges and a side table.
The family room, breakfast area and kitchen are open to each other in a great-room configuration. It is here that a number of bowed details are repeated to provide a subtle, interesting theme. The family room's fireplace mantle and hearth have gently bowed fronts, as does the kitchen work island's massive slab granite countertop. The bottom step of the staircase is bowed, as is one wall in the breakfast area that is inset with three windows.
Fern green kitchen cabinets create a refreshingly different backdrop in the home's heart. A decorative backsplash of varying shades of green glass tile highlights the stainless steel gas range.
Just off the kitchen is an open office that has two built-in work stations, file drawers and storage cabinets.
Upstairs, the master bedroom is large enough to accommodate a king-size four-post bed. There is even enough space to create a sitting area with a pair of plush side chairs placed next to the room's picture windows that overlook the large back lawn and partially finished neighborhood.
Portions of Eagle's longstanding patchwork of horse pastures and corn fields still remain near the swimming pool, tennis courts and manicured fairways of the Legacy community. Open acreage and distant Foothills are visible from the two upper bedrooms placed at the front of the home, which is located four miles west of the city's downtown area.
Pros: Executive home in subdivision with designer golf holes.
Cons: Neighborhood is still under construction.