Imagine coming home to a place unlike any other; flanked by mountains, fringed by a majestic river, and flaunting the perfect blend of charm and contemporary comforts. This is Suncadia—located on the sunny eastern slopes of the commanding Cascades, spread across 6,400 acres, a four-season destination for family-friendly fun.

At the heart of this exceptional mountain community lies The Resort at Suncadia. Exuberantly active, vibrant and welcoming, this neighborhood presents opportunities to explore the community and all its treasures; trails begin at your doorstep and lead to river corridors, forest clearings, and of course, convivial community experiences. Now, you can embrace this lively lifestyle, with an impeccable three-bedroom home at 500 Rocking Chair Road.

Currently in the final stages of construction by Suncadia Featured Builder Trailside Homes, this home has been designed by McCullough Architects. Located on a quiet cul-de-sac in the resort core, it’s the perfect place to let go of your cares and enjoy a leisurely stroll, even teach the kids how to ride a bike. Of course, you are always within reach of every amenity, from dining venues to golf courses, from wine cellars to pools.

The well-designed interiors feature a master bedroom located on the main floor and two bedrooms upstairs, as well as a separate living space above the garage that will have its own kitchenette and bathroom. The home features floor-to-ceiling windows facing both North and South, Andersen sliding doors, showcasing impeccable views of the golf course and bathing the home in natural light all throughout the day. You can also take advantage of a great outdoor living area for entertaining and having those summer BBQ’s. Another special feature with this floor plan is the expanded mudroom with separate entrance—a must-have for when you return home after a long day of exploring outside.

Whether you are looking for a place for a quick weekend getaway, or for an extended retreat in the heart of nature, you can rest assured that this home will satisfy every desire. Contact Danny Peterson to organize a tour of this home and #findyourspotinthesun

Set against the backdrop of mountain ridges, a clear river and open pastures, infinite choice begins from your home, steps from adventure of your own design—this is Suncadia. It’s a place with a natural ease to it, an openness and a familiarity that comes with the territory. And within this 6,400-acre resort community, a multitude of neighborhoods; each one distinct, yet part of something bigger. Become a part of this inviting destination with a closer look at one of the homes in the Black Nugget area. Whether you are looking for a place for a quick weekend getaway, or for an extended retreat in the heart of nature, this expansive and elegant home is sure to tick off every one of your boxes.

The ideal location for budding vintners and aficionados, it’s just a short stroll away from the acclaimed Swiftwater Winery, but bears the distinct hallmarks of a private, secluded setting. Built with natural stone and wood, this home appears to exist in perfect harmony with the surroundings, but inside, it showcases an urban-inspired elegance that is hard to beat.

A sprawling 2,824 square-foot abode that’s set within a 31,300 square-foot homesite, its interiors boast a novel open concept that reveals a master room on the main level, as well as a junior master suite and a third room with 4 built-in bunk beds on the lower level. Additionally, it boasts 3½ bathrooms, a garage for two vehicles as well as a den that opens out into a patio with a generous private yard and a firepit, while the main floor opens out to an elevated deck that offers great views of the surroundings.

Completing the experience is of course, the convenience of its location. Just beyond the Swiftwater Winery lie the many delights of the community, including golf courses, community spaces, as well as the Swim & Fitness Center. To discover more available homes like 430 Black Nugget Lane, reach out to Nanci Koss and let us help you #findyourspotinthesun.

Spotlight on Suncadia Featured Builder: Trailside Homes

A dream home in the heart of the majestic Pacific Northwest is a labor of love, the culmination of months of hard work not just by one, but many specialists. At Suncadia, we engage with partners who share our vision for the community and help our residents design and build homes that embody their desires. Meet Sean Northrop from Trailside Homes.

Tell us about the company, and your journey to designing custom homes.

I grew up in the Olympic Mountains, in a home that my father and mother built themselves. My father drew the plans, designed the home, and used reclaimed timber from a barn to build the structure. Years later, when I found myself spending time with my family in the Cascade Mountains, I knew it was my chance to follow in my parents’ footsteps and design and build our family’s mountain getaway. After a 25-year career in land development, this simple realization changed the path of my life. I understood it was much more fulfilling to build homes, and to help families through the process from start to finish. Our company history as a developer only underscored our skills and helped us to apply our passion for place making to the finished home process.

What makes your company different from the others?

Our team of lifelong Pacific Northwest residents has extensive experience designing and building luxury homes. We offer a deep understanding of Kittitas County land planning and building codes, the varying terrain, ARC guidelines, and the changes each season brings to the Central Cascades. We feel strongly that the process should be predictable and enjoyable for every family choosing Trailside. We have developed the discipline internally to carefully manage every project and as a result, we make zero requests for change orders and we have no customers or projects over budget. Our expertise is used to guide you through a seamless building process that is on time and delivered on budget. And with offices on both sides of the Cascades, we can meet you in Cle Elum, Seattle, or anywhere in between.

What is the unique advantage of engaging with Trailside Homes?

Our team lives and breathes our mission to deliver a seamless experience, which starts at the beginning; selecting the perfect homesite and continues all the way to handing over the keys to every completed home. Trailside Design 360 is the natural extension of this approach to building, our playbook for creating the very best in Northwest living—a process which encompasses careful consideration of land, location, interior design, and architecture to accomplish our clients’ vision for their finished home. It ensures your site is planned to maximize views, the features of your unique homesite, and interior spaces that are equal parts functional, beautiful and comfortable.

What do you think makes the Suncadia community special?

This is a spectacular location where one can enjoy a four-season getaway located within an hour of the Greater Seattle area; there really is nothing comparable that I can think of. We are proud to be a part of Suncadia’s vision and the passion they have invested in the land, the architectural integrity, and the community design of the resort. The Suncadia community helps to bring people together to celebrate the outdoors and life well lived, and that is at the forefront of every home we build and every family we serve.

How do the elements and environment influence your design process?

We understand what is important in a legacy home, and part of that consideration is the climate in Suncadia and how to build homes that will stand the test of time. The building envelope, weather conditions, and water protection must be carefully considered in a much different method than what is used on the west side of the Cascades. This care results in homes that are designed in and around the land, and in consideration of four seasons of outdoor and indoor lifestyles.

What is the most important thing you consider when working on a custom home for a client?

Relationships are the most important thing we build. Strong relationships with our clients, vendors, and our professional trade partners allow us to provide the personal attention you would expect from a friend. The greatest compliment we receive is when a past client asks us to build a second, or even third home for them, or has referred us to their family and friends. Once we start on a custom home, the client becomes part of the Trailside Homes family.

Brighter, warmer and more welcoming than any place you could imagine, Suncadia is more than just a retreat from the city—it’s your home in the mountains, a gathering place for the senses, an invitation to live free in the embrace of nature. And no other neighborhood within this destination evokes a sense of grandeur like the gated community of Tumble Creek, where refined living and unparalleled adventure live side-by-side. Explore the charms of this cheerful tight-knit community with a closer look at one of our elegant homes, now available for purchase.

An incomparable 3-bedroom home perched on the lakefront, this stunning ode to modern mountain living offers breathtaking views of Lake Ann from almost every room—from the great room to the entertainment room, to the kitchen and even the master bedroom. Generous outdoor spaces frame the width of the home, while elegant finishes and matchless attention to detail enhance the interiors. Perfect for entertaining, the expansive great room seamlessly flows into an innovative chef’s kitchen that would make Michelin-star chefs envious. Extensive outdoor areas feature both shaded and open spaces, while the entertainment room has a ready-to-use wet bar, televisions, and even a pool table! The master suite on the main floor is separated from the rest of the home, and also features French doors leading to a covered patio facing the lake, and a massive walk-in closet.

One of just two completed homes on the lakefront, this 4,332 square-foot home also has 2¾ baths, an oversized garage that accommodates 2 cars plus a golf cart, as well as 4 fully functional fireplaces.What’s more, it comes fitted with state-of-the-art kitchen appliances, vaulted ceilings, and rich finishes, making it the ideal mountain home for modern leisure-seekers.

Of course, no Tumble Creek experience would be complete without a host of fabulous privileges, and this home is no different—its central location in the community means it’s just a few minutes away from Tumble Creek Club’s private golf course, as well as tennis courts and a swim and fitness center, as well as the currently-under-construction Tumble Creek Great House, which will be an exclusive communal gathering and dining space. Plus, Suncadia’s many other offerings are just across the river beginning with the community spaces and stretching out across the landscape as far as the eye can see. 

Don’t let this exclusive opportunity to enjoy the Suncadia lifestyle slip away. Reach out to Paula Bianchi and #findyourspotinthesun