Winner – BSC Jerry Rouleau Award for Excellence in Home Design
October 9th, 2019
Castaway at River Islands
Category: Panelized Single Family Home – Less than 2,000 Square Feet
Builder: Van Daele Homes
Project Location : Lathrop, Calif.
Castaway at River Islands is Van Daele Homes’ new neighborhood of 114 single-family residences in Northern California’s master planned community of River Island. Developed along the San Joaquin River in the city of Lathrop, River Island encompasses nearly 5,000 acres, offering homes, schools, recreational areas, a restaurant and pub, with future plans for a business park and downtown retail area. It is centrally located to San Francisco, Sacramento and Silicon Valley, with convenient connections to the Tri-Valley, BART and Silicon Valley by ACE Train.
Castaway's 114 residences include detached two-story bungalows and single-story carriage-style flats, off-site manufactured by Entekra. Three different floor plans for Castaway are offered and feature open floor plans with great rooms, generous kitchens and elegant master suites. There are two different floor plans for the two-story bungalows, which feature up to 4 bedrooms, 3 baths and 1,776 square feet of space and also have an enclosed front and private rear courtyards, and a detached garage. The carriage-style flats offer single level living with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and approximately 1,575 square feet and include an outdoor deck and an attached garage.
The residences were constructed in groups of three, with two bungalows and a carriage-style flat, as the flat is built on the second floor of the structure for three two-car garages for the adjacent three units. A number of options for customization are offered with the Castaway homes, including a second master suite, a home management center and a California room.The Castaway at River Islands project is being off-site manufactured by Entekra in 11 phases. The first homes were factory-built and assembled on-site in June of 2018, and Phase 6 was completed in July 2019, at which time 70 units had been framed to date. Construction will be complete in February 2020.