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Indoor/Outdoor Living Spaces for 55-Plus

Trumark Homes wanted to create a well-thought-out community for active adults with their neighborhoods at The Collective

By Angélica Escobar

Trumark Homes was founded by Gregg Nelson and Michael Maples in 1988 with the goal “to enhance the lives of people by creating inspiring living environments,” for those they create homes for. Over their 30-plus-year history, they have launched multiple successful and award-winning entities under the Trumark Companies umbrella. This is evident as the Trumark Team carefully selects neighborhoods so they can build the highest quality homes for their customers.

Located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley, California, The Collective in Manteca was born. A 55-plus age-qualified gated master-planned community made for, “the active adult lifestyle, where having fun, entertaining, and relaxing are top priorities,” says Richert.

There are three neighborhoods within The Collective: Origin, Vida and Dawn. These single-story detached homes are low-maintenance living and feature approximately 1,297 to 2,703 square feet of living space, two bedrooms, two to two-and-a-half bathrooms, covered California rooms that serve as an extension of the home’s great room or dining room into an outside area and two to three-car garages with workshop space, installed solar energy systems. 

The larger floor plans in this community are between 2,621 to 2,703 square feet with a traditional farmhouse design. There are two floorplans one can choose which include: three architectural elevations with two bedrooms, two-and-a-half to three bathrooms, covered California rooms, backyards and two-car garages. 

Each residence boasts distinctive characteristics, with one standout feature being the gourmet kitchen. It showcases an exquisite center-preparation island, perfect for hosting gatherings. The kitchen is adorned with recessed-panel beech cabinetry, featuring Euro hinges and dovetail drawers, complemented by granite slab countertops with a 6-inch backsplash throughout. A full-height backsplash graces the cooktop area, enhancing its elegance. The kitchen is equipped with a top-tier GE stainless steel appliance package.

Furthermore, the living space seamlessly combines a multi-functional great room, dining area and an open kitchen concept. This layout fosters a sense of openness and connectivity, ideal for both daily living and entertaining.

Origin at The Collective is an idyllic community for active adults 55+. We have seen strong demand in this community for our high-quality new homes that provide all the comfort and amenities desired in a relaxed resort-style community.” – Sandy Richert, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Northern California Division, Trumark Homes

The primary suite serves as a private sanctuary, providing a spa-like retreat within your home. The en-suite bathroom offers dual vanities, a spacious walk-in shower, and a luxurious free-standing tub, enhancing the overall sense of comfort and relaxation.

Each home in the addition features a comprehensive set of modern amenities, including LED recessed lighting, a programmable thermostat, dedicated electrical outlets for future electric HVAC systems, energy-efficient Low-E glass vinyl-framed windows, a tankless water heater in the garage, and provisions for future electric water heaters. Additionally, the homes are equipped with solar panels and a battery storage system, with a convenient monthly lease option available for potential buyers.

The center of The Collective known as the Campus was, “designed following the International WELL Building Institute™ framework for improving health and wellness, the 10,000-square-foot private clubhouse has been optimized through improved air, light, acoustics, materials, and more,” according to Richert. This space includes expansive gathering spaces, appointed lounge areas and a large-scale fitness center with spa-like locker rooms. 

The area of The Collective gives those who live around it various activities to do such as going to the private 10,000 square foot clubhouse. The clubhouse has various amenities including a pool, event gathering space, fitness center, yoga studio, pickleball courts and dog park nestled within the center of the neighborhood to inspire social connections and activities. There are numerous shopping, dining, recreation and entertainment options surrounding the neighborhood. 

The target buyers for The Collective are active adults as there is, “strong demand in this community for our high-quality new homes that provide all the comfort and amenities desired in a relaxed resort-style community,” Richert indicates. Prices start in the upper $600,000s.

Trumark Homes has cultivated an enduring partnership with KTGY and Chameleon Design, establishing them as trusted allies as they collaborated on The Collective, “our collaborations with them have been highly successful and recognized with industry awards,” Richert reiterates. 

In 2021, The Collective in Manteca received the prestigious “Community of the Year – Masterplan” award at the MAME Awards presented by the Building Industry Association. The community’s website and advertising campaign were also acknowledged for their excellence. Furthermore, Origin neighborhood garnered recognition in multiple categories that year, including Best Interior Merchandising for a Detached Model Priced Under $700,000, Best Architectural Design for Detached Homes between 2,601 and 3,000 square feet, and Best Architectural Series (Collection of Plans).

Angélica Escobar is editorial assistant for Builder and Developer. She may be reached at angelica@builder.media.