Of the 20 homes planned at Brook Tree Estates, four have been purchased, and two — featuring the builder’s Rainier and Rushmore designs — are nearing completion.

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CARNATION — Carol and Mark Prince, who purchased a new home at Brook Tree Estates this summer, say they were drawn to the quiet, pastoral community because of its intimate size and the privacy of their lot, which backs to trees.

Their new neighbors at Brook Tree Estates, Anne Laughlin and James Carpita, also just moved into their new home and share a love of the area.

“This is a beautiful part of Carnation with wide, quiet neighborhood streets just minutes from stores, parks and trails,” says Laughlin.

Brook Tree Estates is also budget friendly, says selling agent Trena Kupper.

“If you’re purchasing a brand-new home in Redmond or Bellevue, you can expect to pay well over a million dollars. Here, new construction starts at $700,000, and our homes are ‘dressed to the nines,’ ” she says. “We are approximately 40 minutes to the Eastside of Seattle, so you still have an easy commute to Microsoft or Boeing, but will save hundreds of thousands of dollars on a high-style home.”

Brook Tree Estates is being built by Hultquist Homes. Of the community’s 20 homes, four have been purchased, and two — featuring the builder’s Rainier and Rushmore designs — are nearing completion.

The Rainier is a four-bedroom home that includes a first-floor den with a three-quarter bath that can be used as a guest suite.

The four- or five-bedroom Rushmore design has the master suite on the main level, which Kupper says is a popular feature among buyers. A den on the second floor can be used as a guest room, and a junior suite upstairs includes a private full bath.

“Both homes include covered patios off the dining areas or great rooms,” Kupper says. “They’re perfect for barbecues with family and friends, or enjoying a glass of wine after dinner or cup of coffee in the morning.”

Homes under construction at Brook Tree Estates feature covered patios off the dining areas or great rooms.
Homes under construction at Brook Tree Estates feature covered patios off the dining areas or great rooms.

Both designs also include second-floor lofts that serve as casual gathering spots for game or movie nights.

Kitchens are outfitted in slab quartz countertops underscored by full-height subway tile backsplashes, with mosaic tile framing the ranges. Custom cabinetry is topped by crown molding, and the chef-worthy appliance package includes Bertazzoni ranges and hoods and KitchenAid dishwashers and microwaves.

In the master baths, homeowners are treated to free-standing tubs, 12-by-24-inch tile floors and quartz countertops.

“We are very happy with our new home. We just moved in and the attention to detail and thoughtful design continue to delight us, particularly all the smart features that streamline daily life,” Laughlin says. “We appreciate the level of thoughtfulness in design and detail throughout our home.”

Kupper says that attention to detail comes standard from Hultquist Homes.

“With our homes, you don’t need to upgrade,” she says. “Many of the brand-new developments on the market today outfit their model homes with luxury upgrades so that when you go to purchase, you find that you need thousands of dollars to elevate the homes to the standard you thought you were buying. Aside from a few nonessentials, like blinds, heated floors and an irrigation system, what you see in our model home is what you get.”

All homes feature full landscaping with fencing. “For homeowners with small children or pets, the fencing is a great amenity. It makes the homes move-in-ready. You don’t need to go to the added time and expense before you move in to make sure your loved ones are safe,” says Kupper.

Hultquist Homes has been building homes in Alaska and Washington for more than 30 years. “We are pleased with the quality of construction and finishes and feel like we made a sound investment in purchasing a home at Brook Tree Estates,” says Laughlin.

— Teresa Kenney