Fair Oaks by City Ventures Residences is one of the smallest new townhouse developments in Sunnyvale. Offering a very exclusive collection of 34 townhomes, the community distinguishes itself with a focus on a specific niche lifestyle.
The Fair Oaks development offers four townhouse floor plans, ranging from 1457 sqft to 1877 sqft. By themselves, the floor plans and finishes are quite similar to many other new townhouse communities in the area like the Classics, Toscana, and Pepper Lane. What makes them really standout is that every floor plan has side-by-side garages. In fact, the smallest plan has a very innovate layout with a 3-car garage; the first I’ve ever seen for a townhouse. Usually, smaller plans at other communities only have tandem garages. While tandem garages serve the basic function of allowing the owner to park two cars, the inconvenience is just too reminiscent of apartment living. In addition, the plans all come with private patios of 20 feet by 16 feet, all enclosed by a four foot privacy wall. These two features really help bring a feel of single family residence living to a townhouse community.
As an extra bonus, the townhouses at Fair Oaks come with their own 2.15Kw solar systems to reduce both energy dependency and electricity bills. Along with extensive use of energy efficient appliances and materials, the homes meet LEED Gold efficiency standards.
At present, the first two phases have sold out, leaving just about a dozen homes remaining to be released in the third phase in January 2012. Pricing is comparable to larger communities offering more amenities, but demand has been strong in the area. The upcoming release will likely be sold out quickly as well. With a relatively low HOA fee and competitive incentives, Fair Oaks is a great choice for those who prefer more privacy in townhouse living or a chance to know all your neighbors. If you’re interested in current deals available, please contact me prior to visiting the community.