News

JUNE 2019
Stone House Opens New Phase with 22 Prime Homesites

A New Phase of 22 homesites are coming soon in the ultimate gated leisure living community. These homesites offer undisturbed and serene privacy in a spacious high Sonoran desert setting. And they will provide the foundation for your new home nestled in secluded splendor. These estate size homesites are located within the Stone House gated community, which offers lush interior walking trails and scenic views of the Santa Rita Mountains.

MAY 2019
Stone House Adds Prestigious Builder

Stone House has added prestigious builder Cornerstone Homes to our family of preferred builders, offering buyers even more choices when designing their dream home in Stone House. Cornerstone Homes has been building production and semi-custom, custom and luxurious custom homes in Southern Arizona since 2004. Cornerstone prides itself in and is committed to building a quality home for a great price. They have a flair for design and the capacity to deliver luxurious homes built on a solid foundation.  Cornerstone Homes – Helping you to build your American dream.

APRIL 2019
Customizable Floor Plans: An alternative to the Custom Home Building Process

Have you ever thought how great it would be to design and build a new custom home? Being able to decide the exact layout of your new home to fit your lifestyle is an attractive feature of building a new custom home. However, before actually committing to build a custom home, there are several factors to consider. How much will your custom home cost? How long will it take to design, permit and build? Other important issues to consider include selecting and investing in an architect and other specialty consultants in order to finalize your home’s cost estimate. Selecting your custom home team and personally managing the often long and expensive process of building a custom home is not for everyone. Finding the right builder and hiring the architect that will design the perfect floor plan and selecting every detail inside and out takes time – lots of it – and can be a trying experience.

For those who want something unique and have the resources to endure the custom home process, this remains a viable option, but we are living in a day and age where people are very busy and time is a valuable commodity. Another great option to consider is the “customizable” home. While a custom home can take over two years to build from beginning to end, a customized home typically takes about nine to twelve months and for many timing is a deciding factor. The customizable home allows the buyer to save time and money by personalizing a set of pre-designed floor plans and elevations in order to create a home that is personalized to fit their individual needs, taste, lifestyle and budget. It offers flexibility without the cost and unknowns of creating a one-of-a-kind design.

Several savvy and experienced luxury and semi-custom builders have embraced this trend and are capturing a larger audience of homebuyers because of it. One example locally is Tucson-based and award-winning A.F. Sterling Homes who is working with homebuyers to customize one of their 17 luxury home plans, each with 3 different elevations from which to choose. “While we are a custom home builder, customized homes are an emerging trend in higher end new home construction. Traditional production housing and custom home design are still available, but this market sector is growing rapidly,” said Randy Agron, Vice President for A.F. Sterling Homes. A.F. Sterling Homes is offering a selection of customized model homes at Stone House, a large-lot, gated, custom home community in Sahuarita. Sahuarita is located with easy access via I-19 and Old Nogales Highway, to major employers, Raytheon, the airport, downtown and other regional attractions.

Some of the customized options that A.F. Sterling Homes has worked on at Stone House include adding extra garage bays including motor homes garages, relocating and adding bathrooms and expanding the footprint of homes to name a few. Although adding customized features can add some time and cost to your new home, it will be significantly less than starting from scratch to design a custom home. Personalizing an existing A.F. Sterling luxury floor plan will require less architectural and engineering involvement. Pete Arnold, with Tierra Antigua who leads the Stone House sales team, is always available to discuss the various options available in a customized home.

Whether it is a production house, a custom home or a customized home, there is something to fit every budget and lifestyle. A customizable home is an exciting alternative in today’s home market. Happy home shopping!

JANUARY 2018
The Pete Arnold Team Joins Stone House

Stone House welcomes Pete Arnold and the Pete Arnold Team.  Please stop by to say hello and learn about this gorgeous community!

NOVEMBER 2017
Long Realty Joins Stone House

Stone House welcomes Rachel Anderson and Mike Blake with Long Realty. Please stop by to say hello and learn about this gorgeous community!

OCTOBER 2017
Sahuarita is 5th Most Successful City in Arizona!

In determining where the best of the best live in Arizona, Zippia.com ranks Sahaurita as the fifth most successful city in Arizona. Check it out!

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APRIL 2017
The Stinson Group joins Stone House

Stone House welcomes Charles Miller and Rachel Anderson with The Stinson Group.  Please stop by to say hello and purchase your dream home today!

MARCH 2017
A.F. Sterling model home at Stone House is one of the two TMC Mega Raffle grand prizes!

TMC Mega Raffle will award thousands of prizes, patients real winner
Arizona Daily Star Feb 28, 2017

Tucson Medical Center has launched its annual TMC Mega Raffle for the fifth year. Organizers say the 2017 event will award more than 5,600 prizes, with net proceeds benefiting patient care programs and services.

To date, the Mega Raffle has generated more than $2.4 million for the hospital, which is being used to fund and enhance a variety of services and programs for improving patient care.

This year there are two grand prize packages. The first is an A.F. Sterling custom home located in the 253-acre Stone House community, adjacent to the Santa Rita Mountains or the winner can choose the cash option of $600,000. The second grand prize is a 2017 Lincoln Continental plus cash or $150,000 cash.

Each raffle ticket has a one in 20 chance of winning a prize.

Participants that enter before midnight, March 9, will be eligible to win the two Early Bird prize packages both valued at more than $60,000. The first Early Bird prize is a 2017 Toyota 4Runner 4×4 SR5, a six-night luxury vacation package for two to explore the Greek Islands and $16,000 in cash. The second Early Bird prize is the 2017 Toyota Avalon XLE, a five-night retreat at the luxurious Moorea Manava Beach Resort and Spa, plus $15,500 in cash.

Some of the programs that proceeds from the Mega Raffle help to fund:

– Free mammogram program for women in need: This program benefits more than 7,000 women in Southern Arizona and provides free screenings and education. Making these services available, TMC is able to help women with early diagnosis
– Cyber Seniors program: An expansion of services under “TMC for Seniors” that pairs high-school students with seniors in the community to teach them how to communicate using technology; this helps seniors feel more connected and in some instances, can be life saving
– Interventional Room: A new addition at TMC, this room houses state-of-the art equipment and highly trained staff that allows patients to receive diagnosis and treatment in one place, saving critical time for patients that have had a stroke, cardiac issue, complication from cancer or life threatening or altering issues.

Tickets are $100 each with a limited number of three-ticket packages available for $250. To purchase tickets, visit www.TMCmegaraffle.org or call (800) 395-8805. The final cut-off for purchasing tickets is Thursday, March 30. Grand prize winners will be announced by early April.

We had a very busy Grand Opening weekend showing off A.F. Sterling’s model at Stone House! Thank you to those who attended and made it such a great success.

FEBRUARY 2017
Please join us Saturday, March 4th and Sunday, March 5th as we celebrate the Grand Opening of A.F. Sterling’s newest community, Stone House.  Tour the gorgeous model and enjoy refreshments, free gifts and prize drawings.

SEPTEMBER 2016
Stone House sales office is now open Saturday to Wednesday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

AUGUST 2016
A.F. Sterling has broken ground on the 2757 model. It is expected to be complete in March 2017.

MARCH 2016
A.F. Sterling and Stone House Development, Inc. sign an agreement to construct a model in Stone House
Stone House Development, Inc. is pleased to announce it has signed an agreement with A.F. Sterling Homes to construct a model in Stone House. The home will be 2,757 square feet. Buyers can select from this floor plan or a collection of other floor plans. A buyer could also choose to build a custom home with A.F. Sterling’s custom division.

Read more about A.F. Sterling Homes at Tucson.com ›

AUGUST 2015
Money Magazine Names Sahuarita One of Its Best Places to Live
TIME’s Money Magazine has included Sahuarita, Arizona, as its 29th Best Place to Live in the US in 2015.