CUSTOM HOMES
 
Shea Homes developed 170 custom home sites inside Silver Creek Valley Country Club and sold the home sites to a variety of custom home builders and individuals that wanted to design and build their own one-of-a-kind home.  There is no restriction on when a custom home has to be built on a custom home site and there are still a few vacant custom home sites in the Country Club. 

The minimum custom lot size is 10,000 square feet and most of the custom homes have wonderful views that include the Country Club, long distance city lights, the golf course and the Mt. Hamilton Range.  Custom homes had to be a minimum of 3,000 square feet, although most of the custom homes are between 3,500 square feet and 6,500 square feet.  Unlike other exclusive areas of Santa Clara County, the size and height restrictions inside the Country Club allowed for larger homes to be built and several are over 7,000 square feet. 

In an effort to maintain property values while allowing for a variety of pre-approved styles,
Shea Homes developed an extensive writing called the Architectural Standards/Design Guidelines which provided criteria for designing and building custom homes within the Country Club.  The design of most of the custom homes on home sites purchased by custom builders was to maximize value and ease of selling the finished new custom home.  Many of the homes designed for home sites purchased by individuals are quite unique and based on what that individual wanted in a custom home.  There is a difference in the two processes that is important to take into account before making a purchase decision.  The custom homes average value is the highest in the Country Club.  As the administrator of the entire custom program during the 1990's, Scott Kliewer can provide a history of each custom home to insure that a current buyer makes the most educated purchase decision possible.  

The photographs below represent the diversity of the custom estate homes in Silver Creek Valley Country Club.
 

Country Club Parkway Contemporary 

La Seyne Place Traditional 

 La Seyne Place Mediterranean

 Poppy Hills Place Mediterranean