Daybreak is a thoughtful community in South Jordan (about 35 minutes from downtown Salt Lake City), and all their homes have a certain level of character that you just can't find with most new construction in the city. Up until now, Daybreak homes haven't been modern, although all of them are Energy Star. But Garbett Homes recently built two modern model homes, and this is Style B (see Style A). The home was designed by KTGY Group and will be replicated with different interior and exterior options on a street in Daybreak.
The Style B home is 1,961 square feet with an optional 830 square-foot basement. It's priced from $240k (i.e., the model has some upgrades). With three bedrooms and two and half baths, you wouldn't necessary need the optional basement, and the exterior patio/lounge spaces are a big plus.
The large and deliberately placed windows give the model a fresh, clean, bright, and homey feel inside. Also, the model includes some of the following green elements: rooftop photovoltaic system (standard with purchase), a cool white roof, Hardie board exterior, dual-pane low-E windows, R-19 walls and R-38 ceiling, high efficiency furnace, and Energy Star appliances. It's a step in the right direction, and if you could bring these homes closer to Salt Lake City at these prices, I'd be a buyer.
Photo credits: Daybreak Solaris Style B on Flickr.