Pine Bluff at Caughlin Ranch features 43 homes sites and five styles. Prices range from about $800,000 to more than $1 million. This is the first new neighborhood at Caughlin Ranch in 12 years.

The 20-acre development, a project from Reno builders (and brothers) Troy and Travis Means, features 43 home sites, five floor plans that can be customized.

The 3,500-square-foot model home, an example of the Spruce floorplan. TRIO Environments, a Denver interior design and visual merchandising firm, created the look of the home, what TRIO founder Angela Harrris called "modern-day high-mountain style."

That style includes 10-foot ceilings (vaulting to 12 feet in spots), gas fireplaces with stone surrounds, and neo-rustic touches like reclaimed wood panels set into the great room ceiling.

The kitchen, flowing from the great room, offers quartz counters fashioned to look like marble (a hot design trend), pendant lights strung above an asymmetrical island, maple cabinets, a walk-in pantry and perhaps what is the coolest element: a microwave drawer to save on counter space.

The Spruce model is configured as a three-bedroom home, with a family room that could be converted to a fourth bedroom with en suite bathroom. The junior bedrooms share a Jack-and-Jill bathroom.

The master bedroom features a vaulted ceiling, the master bath two vanities and a threshold shower (such showers without a lip or rim to step over also are having a design moment).

The master bedroom also incorporates a his-and-hers walk-in closet. The word closet doesn't do the space justice. It's really a generously sized dressing room. In San Francisco, it would be a studio apartment.

Kelly Richmond