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Growing family finds Tuscany

Jason and Janette Mattingly said they wanted a bigger home for their growing family, which includes their 17-month-old son Tristan.

The Mattinglys said they found the space they needed and a child-friendly floor plan at Rhodes Homes’ Tuscany Residential Village.

“We hope to have two or three more kids,” said Jason Mattingly. “We thought this floor plan with 4,138 square feet was perfect.”

Their home, in Tuscany’s Mazzini subdivision, has three stories, five bedrooms, four baths, powder room, great room, bonus room, library and third-story loft.

“It feels like home to me,” Janette Mattingly said.

Mazzini combines homes from Tuscany’s Montebello and La Piazza neighborhoods. Mazzini features a bell tower, clock tower, obelisk and a gated cobblestone entry. These landmarks of wood, stone and steel give Old-World charm to the new community’s public areas.

The Mattinglys’ home is the largest Montebello model. There are seven Montebello residences, ranging from 1,734 square feet to 4,138 square feet. Home designs offer three to five bedrooms and 2 1/2 to 4 1/2 baths.

The Mattinglys’ home features a first-floor library, great-room living and kitchen area, formal dining room, private bedroom and a sweeping spiral staircase leading to the second level of the house.

Upstairs, the master bedroom features a master bath with a room-sized walk-in closet and third-floor loft. Another bedroom next to the laundry room has its own private bath, and the two additional bedrooms off the bonus room are connected by a Jack-and-Jill bath.

Seven model home communities, comprising 22 models and over 33 floor plans, ranging from 1,724 to 4,392 square feet, are now open in Tuscany. Each offers innovative floor plans including three-story townhomes, single story homes, two-story homes, three-story homes with lofts, and great rooms with spacious kitchens featuring large center islands. Prices in Tuscany begin in the low $300,000s.

When Tuscany Residential Village is complete, a road that loops through the 18 neighborhoods in the 18-hole, Ted Robinson Jr.-designed golf course community will bring together an estimated 6,000 residents living in nearly 2,000 homes.

A 35,000-square-foot recreation center, La Vita Tuscana, is under construction and will be open to homeowners. It will include a basketball court, two racquetball/handball courts, fitness room, meeting rooms, card room, billiards, tennis courts, lap pool, lagoon pool, children’s playground and picnic area.

To visit, take Lake Mead Drive past Boulder Highway to Mohawk Drive and turn left. Office hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. For more information, call 873-7287 or visit rhodeshomes.com.

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