Finding Peace in Nature

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Once named the most beautiful place in America by USA Weekend magazine, Sedona, Arizona is a must-see for any outdoor enthusiast. Whether you’re traversing a few of the hundreds of miles of hiking and biking trails, climbing the Red Rocks, or fishing in Oak Creek, you’re sure to find a sense of tranquility in the natural world around you. When Dorn Homes began planning Sedona Ranch it was with that feeling in mind, the feeling that you’re at home in the world around you. Every aspect of the home and community design process has focused on blurring the line between indoor and outdoor living.

Hitting the Trails: Hiking and Biking in Prescott, Arizona

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The natural beauty of Prescott, Arizona is one of the many factors that consistently ranks our town as one of the best retirement destinations in the country. Combine that with the mild winters, cool summers, and clean air, and it makes it hard to imagine living anywhere else. What better way to enjoy all of that than grabbing a bottle of water and hitting some of the city’s hiking trails? The City of Prescott maintains over 70 miles of hiking and biking trails in and around the city while the Prescott National Forest offers over one million acres of land to explore.

Tips for Touring our Model Homes

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As outlined in our recent article about retirement planning, it’s never too early to start researching builders or touring model homes when you have a destination in mind. To help make sure that you get the most out of your visit to our model homes we’ve reached out to our Online Home Advisors and New Home Specialists to gather some recommendations for your visit.

Small Town, Big Tastes: Wineries

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In our previous installments of Small Town, Big Tastes we’ve highlighted downtown Prescott dining and local microbreweries, and if you’ve read those you may have noticed a few recurring themes. For one thing, we don’t really use this space to talk about new home design or homebuilding in general. Instead, Small Town, Big Tastes is a place for us to celebrate businesses that share Dorn Homes’ values. Values like commitment to quality, dedication to craftsmanship, and contributing to the community. This is also a place for us to show you some of the things that make Prescott so unique, a small town with all the creature comforts of a big city.

Dorn Designs: Walden Farms

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Continuing our series of highlighting unique design features to improve your life, Dorn Homes presents Walden Farms. This article will explore the choices that have shaped Walden Farms, our newest community in Prescott, Arizona.

The Performing Arts in Arizona’s Mile-High City

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As we discussed in a recent post, Prescott is fortunate to have a vibrant local art scene. The Mile-High City’s embrace of the arts does not stop there. In fact, Prescott also boasts a lively performing arts pedigree.

Exploring the Arts in Arizona’s Mile-High City

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With its mild winters and temperate summers, Prescott is known as one of the premier retirement destinations in Arizona. What may surprise you, however, is that Prescott is also home to a lively local visual art scene. From shops to galleries to local restaurants, the town embraces the arts. In addition to the local galleries and museums, Prescott offers annual festivals, monthly art walks, and numerous art education opportunities. We’ve highlighted some of the more notable events below for those of you interested in joining Dorn Homes in supporting the arts.

Dorn Designs: Kitchen Backsplashes

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When going through the process of designing a kitchen, most homebuyers focus on the three items that take up the most visual real estate: cabinets, countertops, and appliances. These three things will help you establish an overall design theme, rustic, modern, elegant, etc., but your opportunity to wow visitors and design the kitchen of your dreams doesn’t end there. One way you can make bold design choices to really highlight the visual appeal of your kitchen is through the use of a stone, tile, or glass backsplash.

Your New Home Warranty: Built-in Peace of Mind

Dorn Homes is pleased to offer a limited new home warranty with every home we build. You will receive a copy of the complete warranty when you purchase your home. While that document will outline the exact steps for you, should you need to take advantage of the warranty, we’d like to highlight some of the features that make our warranty process easier for homebuyers.

Buying a New Home with Travel in Mind

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For many homebuyers in Prescott and the surrounding areas, especially those that are near retirement age, a new home is more than just a place to live. It’s a launching pad, a base camp if you will. These homebuyers have spent their working years dreaming of a retirement that centers on travel—both exploring the country around them and welcoming visitors from out of town or out of state. For homebuyers interested in exploring the state of Arizona and the rest of the country, there’s no city quite like Prescott to set up camp.

Small Town, Big Tastes: Microbreweries

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Over the course of the last 20 years, craft brewing has become immensely popular, especially in the west. Not to be outdone by the cities to the south, Northern Arizona has also built up an impressive resume of microbreweries and wineries. One of several breweries we’ll discuss today, and the largest in Prescott, Arizona is Prescott Brewing Company.

Dorn Designs: Outdoor Living

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With Northern Arizona’s mild winters and temperate summers, outdoor living is practically a year-round option. Whether you prefer gathering around a fire pit with friends and a glass of wine, or intend to entertain children or grandchildren, here are some important considerations when designing your outdoor living space.

Community Focus: Yavapai Regional Medical Center

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Our Mission Statement, “Enhancing the lives of all those we touch,” is the driving force behind everything Dorn Homes does. In that spirit, we have reached out to Kenneth Boush with Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC), a not-for-profit healthcare provider, to discuss the role they take in growing and sustaining the community.