Volume 11, Issue 3
BILL AND LYNN HAYWOOD
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REVERSE ENGINEERING THE ART OF HAPPINESS
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MEDICINE LIKE IT USED TO BE… AND A WHOLE LOT MORE Kendall County is growing its number of healthcare providers, with local and regional specialists setting up offices and a world-class Medical Center just minutes away in San Antonio.
REVERSE ENGINEERING THE ART OF HAPPINESS Bill and Lynn Haywood believe that to get where you want to be, you set your goal and figure out the steps necessary to get there. It’s what they have taught their kids, and it’s how they are enjoying semi-retirement in Cordillera Ranch.
READY TO REFORM The Cordillera Ranch fitness facility expands with Group Pilates Reformer classes designed to help clients develop core strength, balance and flexibility.
HOME DESIGNERS DELIVER TRENDS AND SOMETHING DIFFERENT The key designers responsible for many Cordillera Ranch homes and facilities provide the latest home trends as seen here and beyond.
ALSO INSIDE: 14 WELCOME LETTER 18 A DAY IN THE LIFE AT CORDILLERA RANCH
50 ADVANCING THE GAME THROUGH AGRONOMIC TECHNOLOGY
28 RANCH SCENE
52 THE CRAFTED DINNER EXPERIENCE
30 MEMBER TRADITIONS
54 FROM WINE AND BEYOND
32 CALENDAR OF EVENTS
56 KIDS SAY THE HAPPIEST THINGS
34 STAFF PROFILE: PHIL SLOAN
68 ACCESS CONTROL SYSTEM UPDATE
42 JET LINX SAN ANTONIO
70 PASADERA BUILDERS SHAPES
46 TRUMP SIGNS TAX BILL INTO LAW 48 2018 CORDILLERA CUP
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After a robust year of new home starts and sales in 2017, this year looks to be more of the same with construction activity even up slightly over the prior year. With 43 homes currently under construction in Cordillera Ranch (41 of which are sold), up slightly from a year ago, the growth throughout the community continues to be strong. 17 of these homes under construction are in the Clubs Village with the balance in the Ranch Community and The Springs. There are another 24 homes in architectural design review right now, indicating that the construction activity will continue. An article in this issue of the magazine features a few prominent designers and architects who share their insights on current design trends, a must read for anyone considering starting their new dream home. Through the first four months of this year, there have already been nearly half as many homes sold as were sold in all of 2017 so home sales are starting out on a strong pace as well. As a result, the supply of available homes on the market remains tight, with only 25 total homes on the market, of which three are currently under contract. The number of lots closed this year is approximately equal to this time last year; however, there are a large number of lots under contract and projected to close this quarter that would put us ahead of the pace for overall lot sales in 2017. Sales activity in The Springs has been strong in recent months and Garner Homes and Stadler Homes are working on completing their first homes available in Cordillera’s newest addition. Speaking of The Springs, the new Springs Sports Park is under construction and slated to be complete later this summer. This addition of new sports fields will offer a nice added amenity for all Cordillera Ranch property owners. The new Springs Visitor Center will be open in May for anyone interested in learning more about properties available in The Springs, the two new parks and miles of trails it offers. Also, if you’ve played golf lately you might have noticed the construction occurring along the left side of hole #3, which are the new Lodges being built by Pasadera Builders. As noted in previous magazine articles, the first phase will include two buildings totaling 10 rooms for current members and property owners, their guests and prospective future residents and members. See the article later in this issue for a little more info on Pasadera Builders and these new accommodations. Enjoy this issue of Cordillera Ranch Living Magazine! Cheers,
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MEMBER TRADITIONS Our Ranch Menu is available every day with great new features! Thursday-Saturday Evenings Wednesdays
WEEKLY WINE PICKS
CORDILLERA RANCH’S SIGNATURE DINING MENU
Every Wednesday we draw a member’s name from our membership roster. If that person or anyone in their immediate family is in the main Clubhouse at the time of the drawing, they will be awarded the current Club credit. $50 is added to the next week’s drawing if the winner is not present.
Our Prime Rib Buffet is the perfect accompaniment for Jeffrey’s wine picks of the week. Sample new wines to purchase and enjoy that evening or to take home.
Join us for dinner at The Club as we spotlight our chef’s finest steak and seafood creations, delivering an unparalleled fine dining experience.
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SIGNATURE DINING AT THE CLUB This elegant dining experience features live music from 6:30 to 9:30pm along with our chef’s finest creations, including our Texas Bounty of fresh, seasonal fish options. Advance reservations are strongly suggested.
FAMILY MEAL FEATURE Remember when Mom used to cook Sunday family meals? We do! Join us at The Club for some home-style cookin’! $15.95++ for adults and $8.95++ for children ages 10 and under, from 11:00am to 8:00pm.
To make reservations for any of these events, please contact The Club reception desk at 830.336.9000, or reserve your spot online at Clubsofcordilleraranch.com.
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May 5 The Crafted Dinner Experience
Time: 5:30 to 9:00pm Location: Cabana Dining Room Executive Chef Isaac Cantu and Wine Specialist Jeffrey Cohen have created special wine dinners where you design your own personal dining experience from prix fixe menu selections complemented with wine pairings. Advance reservations are required.
May 8 - 10 Ladies Ranch Round-Up
This is the 6th year of the Ladies Member-Guest at Cordillera Ranch and we will build on the success we had last year. The format will once again be Four-Ball Stableford (Max Net Double Bogey). 6 teams per flight based on combined handicap. Maximum handicap differential is 9. Flight winners advance to Shoot-Out Finals on Thursday following play. Shoot-Out is 3-hole elimination with two finalists playing #18 for the Championship.
May 13 Mother’s Day Brunch
Time: 11:00am to 2:00pm Celebrate Mother’s Day at The Club with a delicious brunch the whole family will enjoy. Chef Isaac and his team have put together an extravagant menu just for the occasion, and Bernie Martini will provide beautiful music for your enjoyment. Reservations required.
May 18 - 20 Men’s Match Play Championship
Time: Friday noon, weekend 8:00am Entry Fee: $80 per player, includes food and prizes
Match Play is a popular format with our members. Players are flighted by handicap. The Championship flight will play without regard to handicap and matches in all other flights will play off the low handicap in each individual match. Championship flight will compete from the Bear tees, middle flights will compete from the Blue and Ranch tees and the highest flight will compete from the Silver tees. Players are guaranteed at least two matches.
May 26 Memorial Day Pool Party
Time: 11:00am to 3:00pm Location: Cabana Grille and Pool Deck Grab your entire family and head to The Club for a Memorial Day Party that is sure to be a blast. We will have our DJ jamming some of your favorite tunes, games for all ages (adults, that includes you!), snow cones and a buffet of Memorial Day fare. This event is for members and community residents! Purchase tickets from The Club receptionist. Thank you to the Cordillera Ranch Social Club for sponsoring the event!
May 28 Labor Day — Club Open May 29 — Club Closed May 31 The Wine Extravaganza
With summer upon us, a selection of 48 Bubbles, Roses, Whites and Lights — lights meaning light reds—will be served with small bites prepared by Chef Isaac and his team. Reservations required.
June 2 The Stampede Couples Golf Tournament
This is the premier Couples Tournament and the event always has outstanding participation. On Friday night, June 1, there will be a Team Draw Party at the Cabana to form each team. The format will be 9-holes Scramble and 9-holes Shamble. Following play on Saturday, the tournament will conclude with an awards dinner at The Club.
June 9 - 10 Men’s Senior Club Championship
Time: 8:00am Tee-Times Format: 36-Holes Stroke Play Senior Division: 50-59 years Super-Senior Division: 60 years plus Gross and Net prizes Entry Fee: $95 per player, includes food and prizes
June 9 The Crafted Dinner Experience
Time: 5:30 to 9:00pm Location: Cabana Dining Room Executive Chef Isaac Cantu and Wine Specialist Jeffrey Cohen have created special wine dinners where you design your own personal dining experience from prix fixe menu selections complemented with wine pairings. Advance reservations are required.
June 12 - 15 Cordillera Cubs Junior Golf Summer Camp June 15 US Open One-Day Member-Guest
This is the second in a series of four events in conjunction with the four major championships. A member can bring up to three guests and compete in a 2 Net BB format. Each team will be allowed to pick
two players competing in the US Open and their scores will be added to their team score. Specific details apply for each team picking their US Open players. This event is a fantastic way to showcase The Club and all Cordillera Ranch has to offer, including the incredible Jack Nicklaus Signature Course. Bring clients or friends to enjoy a great day of golf.
June 23 Churrasco Wine Event
Time: 6:00 to 9:00pm Location: Poolside This special evening features a variety of grilled and skewer-sliced meats paired with Argentinian wines. Reservations required.
June 26 - 29 Cordillera Cubs Junior Golf Summer Camp Golf: Men’s Night Out – Every Thursday in June Pool Hours
May 19 - 20, May 26 - 28 and June 2 - 3 The pool will be fully operational from 12:00 to 8:00pm and will include lifeguards, towel service, and poolside food and beverage service. May 30 - 31, June 1 and June 5 - 7 All pool amenities will be available, including lifeguards, towel service, and poolside food and beverage service from 3:00 to 8:00pm. June 8 - August 26 All pool amenities will be available, including lifeguards, towel service, and poolside food and beverage service from 12:00 to 8:00pm, with the exception of Mondays, and Tuesdays following holiday weekends. September 1 - 3 The pool will be fully operational from 12:00 to 8:00pm and will include lifeguards, towel service, and poolside food and beverage service. For golf events, contact the Golf Shop at 830.336.4653. For dining, contact The Club reception desk at 830.336.9000 or email@example.com.
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Phil Sloan Golf Operations Play Coordinator and Ambassador 210.219.4040
Hometown: Jacksonville, Florida
How did you become employed at The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch? My good friend Barry Denton invited me to play golf in 2013. I was very impressed with the people, golf course and Club facilities. Barry introduced me to Marc DeWall and I was hooked! This is the place to be.
What past work history prepared you for The Clubs? I have worked part time for the PGA Tour as a master golf club maker. I also have worked part time with TPC San Antonio and both golf courses at La Cantera. I enjoyed a very good career with Ford Motor Company and meeting so many great people.
What makes your colleagues an asset to The Clubs? Explain how you work together as a team. We are a very “Member Focused” team. When a fellow employee sees a Cordillera member that needs our assistance, the entire team will help. There are numerous times when team members from other departments will also step in and offer their support.
What has been your most rewarding professional experience? Leading a Financial Services group of over 1,800 professionals while I was with Ford Motor Company. Also, working at the United Nations for four years representing Ford.
What are your hobbies and interests? Traveling around the world and learning about new cultures. I am a professional golf club maker and enjoy working for the Cordillera members and the PGA Tour. I also enjoy making golf clubs for disadvantaged children at the First Tee of San Antonio. I love visiting our family farm in East Tennessee, where we raise Arabian horses and Charolaise cattle.
What has been your greatest professional challenge? Maintaining a healthy balance between family and business.
Favorite quote or motto? “I believe you can get everything in life you want if you will help other people get what they want.” – Zig Ziglar
What do you like most about working at Cordillera Ranch? Interacting with numerous Cordillera members and learning about them and their families.
Anything that would surprise others about yourself? I am an Economist, I read two books a week and my wife Amy and I enjoy traveling around the world.
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THE ART OF HAPPINESS By Kevin Thompson :: Photography by Mark Humphries
L-R: Brett Haywood, Sam Baldwin, Piper Haywood Baldwin, Lynn Haywood, Bill Haywood
The family at the Hill Country wedding reception for Sam and Piper.
When Lynn and Bill Haywood welcomed boy-girl twins into their family thirty years ago, they could not have predicted all the places their kids would go.
Piper Haywood Baldwin is an artist in every sense of the term. She and her husband, Sam, own a design studio in London. The two met while Piper attended Central Saint Martins, a world-renowned arts and design college at the University of the Arts London. Art school wasn’t Piper’s first jaunt over the pond. She and her brother, Brett, performed with their high school choir in cathedrals across Eastern Europe. Since then, Piper has sung opera in Carnegie Hall. Her drawings, paintings and mixed media pieces line the walls of the Haywood’s Cordillera Ranch home as if placed by a professional decorator. When she visits, her culinary skills delight her hosts. “Piper is a fabulous chef. She’s as unique as her name,” stated Lynn whose maiden name is Piper. Lynn’s mother was a concert clarinetist. Bill Haywood clarified the source of his daughter’s creativity. “Lynn is a very talented graphic artist,” Bill explained. “Bill’s my PR guy,” joked Lynn. Bill continued, “Piper’s voice certainly didn’t come from me. I’ve been told to keep it down. And I can’t cook, though I can burn meat pretty well.” Brett Haywood was destined to become an engineer. His grandfathers were engineers. His uncles and father were engineers. While his athletic skills could have landed him on a college baseball diamond, he pursued the family field at Purdue Univer-
sity. Today, Brett engineers for Tesla at the company’s Gigafactory in Reno. “He’s their go-to guy for controls,” Bill boasted. I asked, “Regarding your twins, what are you most proud of?” “Everything!” Lynn exclaimed. “We tried to teach them to think outside the box, follow through with what you start, never give up and always smile.Today, we could drop them off anywhere in the world and they’d feel at home.” Bill’s pride wasn’t far behind: “They’re kind and humble. They’re independent thinkers. They come up with solutions, and then work like a dog to implement them. I have always encouraged them to make choices worthy of their efforts.” Brett and Piper embody the strengths and uniquenesses of their parents: art and science combining to create a life of rich meaning. Failed Retirement During his career in the oil and gas industry, Bill Haywood didn’t fail much. As a civil engineer tasked with building and managing refineries, his priorities were simple: quality, economic viability and safety. “I never killed anybody and that wasn’t by accident,” Bill quipped. Employees and their families deeply appreciated his culture of safety. “They would sometimes come to me in tears of gratitude. We didn’t cut corners. We focused on doing the right thing. People will do anything for you if you treat them right.” As president of Tesoro’s west coast refineries, Bill understood
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the importance of relationships. “You meet the same people going up as you do on the way back down. If you invest in people and help them achieve what they never thought was possible, you’ll find success as a team.” The Haywoods have lived on the east coast, the west coast and the gulf coast. After positions with Mobil, Ultramar, Diamond Shamrock and Valero, Tesoro brought the Haywoods to San Antonio and the Hill Country in 2005. “We’ve been fortunate to live in some spectacular places,” Lynn said. “On a bluff overlooking the Pacific in southern California, close to Tahoe and the wine country in northern California.” Lynn even considers time in Beaumont a blessing. “The bugs were big and the humidity was high, but the people were wonderful,” Lynn viewed from the bright side. Bill begged to differ, “There’s nothing golden about the Golden Triangle,” referring to the windfalls land owners received after a 1901 oil boom in southeast Texas. After a failed attempt at retirement in 2013, Bill spent two years reinventing a refinery in Hawaii. While he still consults in the energy business, the former president of the Cordillera Ranch Nature Club spends most of his time birding, golfing and attending Bible studies on the Ranch.
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Both Sides of the Brain A Chicago native, Lynn grew her graphic design career at each stop on their journey. She specialized in cutting and pasting before the terms went digital. “I laid out projects the oldfashioned way by ‘spec-ing the type.’” Lynn explained. “I loved working on logos and identity campaigns. Two of my favorite clients were The Limited and Toyota.” Bill summarized what made Lynn effective in the advertising world. “She uses both sides of the brain. She has the ability to listen to a client and to mediate with an artist. That’s not easy to do.” Armed with versatility, Lynn receives no shortage of opportunities. While she says she tried to move to Cordillera Ranch with a “NO” on her forehead, she and Bill quickly became invested in the “gems of Boerne,” the Patrick Heath Public Library and the Cibolo Nature Center. Lynn also took a full swing at golf, even diving into back issues of Golf Digest. Cordillera Women’s Golf Association helped Lynn with etiquette, rules and even computer skills. She learned spreadsheets as the club’s treasurer and digital photography as its de facto historian. Her most surprising achievement was winning an El Compa-
dre Member-Member Tournament with Kim Spencer. The pair’s names are etched in the Champions Gallery. Having a Jack Nicklaus Signaturedesigned course — and its picturesque 16th green — in his backyard reminds Bill of the days his high school played the Golden Bear’s. The two grew up at crosstown rivals near Columbus, Ohio. “Jack was quite an athlete. He played football, basketball and baseball,” Bill recalled. “But we beat him my senior year!” Upon arriving in Cordillera Ranch, Bill ran into another childhood connection of national fame, former NBA coach Bob Hill. “I was on the driving range when I heard, ‘Hey, Woodrow, what are you doing here?’” Bill remembered. “That’s what they called me back then.” Sealing the Deal Lynn Haywood attempted to summarize what makes life in Cordillera Ranch special. “The thoughtful development, the amenities, the nature in our backyard; it’s all wonderful. But it’s the quality of the people — our neighbors — that seals the deal.”
Bill knew he was onto something special when he turned into Cordillera’s gates in 2005. “All other potential spots faded away,” he said. The experience was similar to one he had at Miami University (Ohio) in the early 1970s. “When I saw Lynn with a bandana on her head carrying an art portfolio board, I thought she was the prettiest gal on campus,” reflected Bill. “The artist in her attracted me. She was beautiful inside and out.” The affinity grew to be mutual. “Bill’s smile attracted me,” Lynn remembered. “He had hair back then, but it was his smile that lit up his face. He’s a colorful engineer!” Over four decades, the Haywoods have engineered an artful life. “In my career, I always tried to see the future and then back-integrate how you get there,” Bill recounted. While Lynn and Bill Haywood could not have predicted all the places they would go, they are thrilled to have backed into Cordillera Ranch.
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JET LINX SAN ANTONIO: WHERE PRIVATE AVIATION GETS PERSONAL By Jordan Maddex-Kopp :: Photography courtesy of Jet Linx
Jet Linx, a private jet company headquartered in Omaha, leads the private jet membership and aircraft management industry in more than 14 cities nationwide, including San Antonio. With additional locations in Dallas, Atlanta, Washington D.C., St. Louis, Scottsdale, Detroit, Fort Worth, Houston, Indianapolis, Nashville, Omaha, Tulsa and Denver, the company has met success putting the “private” back in private aviation, or as Base Partner and President Tom Northington puts it, “We’re personalizing, not democratizing.” Since its inception in 1999, Jet Linx has carved a unique niche by focusing on a lo-
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calized customer service experience, while still providing all of the advantages and benefits of a national provider. Each local Jet Linx Base offers individual, city-specific, local operations with private terminals rather than a remote national operation. By doing so, Jet Linx provides its members with unparalleled personal service from its private terminal, using local planes and pilots backed by a local team. The company’s Club Card and Executive Card are the two most consumerfriendly, cost-effective jet cards in the industry, providing guaranteed availability of any size jet category, guaranteed hourly rates, and a guaranteed highest
standard of safety – not to mention the member-only terminal at San Antonio International Airport. Jet Linx clients also enjoy an Elevated Lifestyle benefits program that includes partnerships with over a dozen luxury services. The partners range from Napa Valley’s Meadowood, Canyon Ranch, and Telluride Ski Resort to SuiteHop and National Car Rental, among others. Jet Linx also brings expertise and personalized service in aircraft management services as the only company to offer aircraft owners a guaranteed, Jet Linx-controlled stream of revenue and cost savings. From aircraft acquisitions and cost-effective aircraft operation to aircraft maintenance, Jet Linx guarantees aircraft owners receive a best-in-the-industry experience. In addition, Jet Linx aircraft management clients automatically gain access to the Jet Linx Jet Card program and its total aircraft fleet of over 90 aircraft, with no up-front membership fee required. Jet Linx has a high-standard commitment when it comes safety, taking every measure to not only meet safety regulations, but greatly surpass them. Jet Linx is among the four percent of aircraft operators who have earned an ARGUS Platinum Safety Rating, the highest safety rating awarded to an operator, which has been presented to Jet Linx every year since 2007. In addition, Jet Linx attained The International Standard for Business Aircraft Operations (IS-BAO) Stage 3 certification this year (the highest IS-BAO rating), which has become a globally accepted “gold seal” for business aviation operations attesting to the highest standards in safety and efficiency, placing Jet Linx in the top one percent of all operators for safety. From transparency to having a client-centric philosophy centered on a local service, Jet Linx is ready to welcome new members across the country to their personal jet company. For more information about Jet Linx service, visit www.jetlinxsanantonio.com. Jet Linx San Antonio President Tom Northington is also a Cordillera Ranch partner and proud to serve many Cordillera Ranch residents and members with great care and personalized customer service.
MEDICINE LIKE IT USED TO BE... AND A WHOLE LOT MORE By Kevin Thompson
Kendall County is home to a growing number of local and regional healthcare providers. “In Boerne, you can get primary care like it used to be,” said Dr. Charles McCurley with Sports & Family Medicine of Boerne. “I want my patients to walk in one door and see me.” Concierge providers like Sports & Family Medicine and Dr. Sara Stuart at Cibolo Family Medicine offer the personal touch many consumers want, while regional hospitals groups have begun offering access to broader networks. Kerrville’s Peterson Regional and Fredericksburg-based Hill Country Memorial now have referring specialists in Boerne. Baptist Health Systems’ MedFirst Primary Care has a point near Leon Springs, eleven miles southeast of Boerne on Interstate 10. Dr. Robert Bowling heads the office there. The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA), a statefunded medical school, recently opened a new clinic in Leon Springs. It offers primary care, urology, orthopedics, podiatry, pain management and radiology. The prevalence of specialists in or near Kendall County makes the need to refer to San Antonio rare. “A vast majority of my referrals are to specialists in Boerne,” Dr. McCurley stated. The Orthopedic Performance Institute, comprised of Drs. Matthew Dwyer, Craig Glauser and Christopher Phelps, has offices in Boerne, Bulverde and San Antonio. The group specializes in joint reconstructions, and general and pediatric orthopedics. Dr. Aldon Williams of Advanced Spinal Pain Management offers innovative treatment for back and chronic pain disorders at his Boerne and San Antonio offices.
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Gastroenterology Consultants of San Antonio and Cardiology Clinic of San Antonio have offices in the Methodist medical office building on Interstate 10 in Boerne. Northeast OB/GYN tested the waters in leased space before constructing a standalone building across from Walmart last year. Dr. Joseph Peterson is the veteran of several dermatologists practicing in Boerne. Dr. Thusan DeSilva opened his solo practice last year after many years with Dermatology Associates of San Antonio. Related health services are also filling out the Boerne market. South Texas Radiology and Imaging Center (STRIC) and MRI Now eliminate the need to drive to Bexar County for certain scans. In addition, San Antoniobased Avestée Women’s Imaging Center now does mammograms and biopsies in Boerne. Three laboratory groups handle blood testing locally: Labcorp, Quest Diagnostics and CPL. Three “big box” pharmacies fill prescriptions in town while three boutique pharmacies offer compounding services: Rock Pharmacy, Annie’s Apothecary and the newly opened River Road Pharmacy. Several clinics offer dental implants, cosmetic dentistry and other oral surgeries in their Boerne offices: Dr. Chet Hawkins and Dr. Kurt Mackie combine advanced dental training in one shared facility. In addition, San Antonio groups Alamo Maxillofacial and Clark & Gossett have offices in Boerne. A plethora of physical therapy, chiropractic, assisted living and home health care providers operate in Kendall County. Even Lasik surgery is available close by at Dr. Tomy Starck’s Ultravision in Leon Springs.
When time is of the essence, two urgent care facilities are always on in Boerne: Impromptu Immediate Care and Main Street Urgent Care. Most critically, Methodist has operated a full-service emergency center in Boerne for the last decade. It is located 12 miles from the entrance of Cordillera Ranch. There’s no substitute for it, said Dr. McCurley. “The best ER is a close ER.” One missing feature on the Kendall County medical landscape is an ambulatory surgery center. That is about to change. Gastrointestinal and ophthalmological procedures, for example, that have long been sent to San Antonio can soon be accommodated in Boerne. Dr. Sonny Cavazos of Sage Bariatric is spearheading a new medical office building, The Palomar, in south Boerne (“SoBo”). The $13 million project will house a surgery center along with other medical offices. The building is midway through construction. Finally, when necessity calls, the nation’s seventh largest city offers many first-class and world-class options. The juggernaut South Texas Medical Center is 32 miles from Cordillera Ranch in northwest San Antonio. Eight institutions occupy the 900-acre campus including Baptist Health System, Cancer Therapy and Research Center, University Health System and UTHSCSA. The U.S. Department of Defense has also centralized military trauma and wound care training at the San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC). SAMMC handles more than 4,000 emergency room visits (civilian and military) each month. It is one of only 15 hospitals nationwide that holds both “Level 1” trauma certification and an American Burn Association accreditation. Boerne / Kendall County Economic Development Corporation President Misty Mayo summarized what is happening with health care in Kendall County. “We are creating a hub of options for our residents,” Mayo said. “As we grow, more and more care will come closer and closer to home.” Even house calls may return to style. That certainly would be medicine like it used to be.
TRUMP Signs Tax Bill Into Law
President Trump signed into law landmark tax reform legislation. Reprinted with permission from Texas Builder magazine, courtesy of National Association of Home Builders.
“NAHB commends President Trump and members of Congress for their hard work and dedication in crafting this once-ina-generation overhaul of the nation’s tax code,” said NAHB Chairman Granger MacDonald. “Providing tax relief for hard-working families and creating a more favorable tax climate for small business will make the economy more vibrant and competitive. In turn, this will boost the housing sector, which represents roughly one-sixth of the U.S. economy. Housing not only equals jobs, but jobs mean more demand for housing. For every house that is built, three temporary and one permanent job is created.” Throughout the tax reform debate, NAHB and its grassroots efforts were at the forefront of the legislative process. NAHB held several meetings with House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, along with other committee members and staff, while builders engaged with key House and Senate lawmakers in their home districts and at their offices on Capitol Hill. Thanks to the efforts of the entire Federation, NAHB achieved significant victories on the real estate exception to the business interest deduction, second homes, private activity bonds, the capital
exclusion, and many other provisions. Under the new law, the majority of taxpayers will receive a tax cut, including working class homeowners and renters, small business owners and our members who are engaged in al aspects of the residential construction sector. Lower tax rates will spur job and economic growth, and that is good for housing. Here is an overview of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, with all changes taking effect for the tax year starting Jan. 1, 2018: • Mortgage interest deduction. Retains the mortgage interest deduction and the deduction for second homes, but reduces the mortgage interest cap from $1 million to $750,000. • State and local property taxes. Allows taxpayers to deduct up to $10,000 of state and local taxes, including property taxes and the choice of income or sales taxes. • Capital gains exclusion. Maintains existing law that allows homeowners to exclude up to $250,000 (or $500,000 for married couples) in capital gains on the profit from the sale of a home if they have lived in the house for two of the last five years. • HELOC. Eliminates the deduction for interest on home equity loans. • Private activity bonds. Retains private activity bonds (PABs), which will en-
able the Low Income Housing Tax Credit to maintain its effectiveness as the most indispensable tool for the production of affordable housing. Without PABs, we would face the loss of more than 788,000 affordable rental units over the next decade. • Alternative Minimum Tax. Eliminates the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) for corporations and increases the AMT exemption amounts and phase-out thresholds for individuals. • Individual tax brackets. Retains seven tax brackets, with rates ranging from 10 percent to 37 percent. This will provide tax relief for individuals and small businesses and represents a tax cut for most taxpayers. • Estate tax. Doubles the estate tax exemption. • Carried interest. Retains existing carried interest rules, but assets must be held for three years. • Pass-through deduction. Allows most taxpayers with pass-through income to deduct 20 percent of that income based on wages or on wages plus a capital element. • Business interest deduction. Provides the taxpayer a choice of making a one-time election for a deduction limited to 30 percent of adjusted gross income; or for real estate, a 100 percent deduction for business interest, but with certain trade offs. • Like-kind exchanges. Preserves the benefit for real estate investors to make tax-free exchanges of property, commonly referred to as “like-kind” exchanges. • Multifamily depreciation. Gives the taxpayer the choice of taking 27.5- or 30year depreciation, depending on how they elect to treat their business interest. • Individual tax provision sunsets. Almost all individual tax elements — mortgage interest, state and local property taxes, individual brackets, etc. — expire at the end of 2025. Unless Congress acts, starting in 2026 these modifications will revert back to the tax code as it existed in 2017. Be sure to check with your tax professional regarding details on the new tax law. The above items are offered as general descriptions only and do not constitute tax or legal advice.
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The last weekend of March, we crowned a new champion in the Cordillera Cup as Team Hill won for only the 2nd time in the 12-year history of the event. While the team Ryder Cup-style event is usually very competitive, this year proved to be different as Team Hill won in convincing fashion 73.5 – 46.5. We added a new twist to the Friday Night Pairings Party with a Club Throwing Contest at the Practice Park. We had a great turnout and each Captain selected five players from his team to participate and represent his side. Each contestant got two throws: one for distance and one throw at mannequins that were dressed like Team Captains Mac Northington and David Hill. Zane Price was the anchor for Team Hill and nailed his distance throw as well as his mannequin throw to put Team Hill over the top. Anchor Gary Lynd was unable to match the feat and Team Hill had secured the 2018 Cordillera Cup Club Throwing Championship! The event proved to be great fun, and like with most things associated with this tournament, there was a fun twist. Check out www.youtube.com: Cordillera Cup 2018 Club Throwing, to see a short highlight video from the event. I promise you will enjoy! The Hill Team often gets out to a good start on Day 1 of the Matches as the format is Front 9 Four-Ball Match Play and the Back 9 is Foursome Match Play. This year they completely dominated as they led 38-22 after the first day and took a commanding lead. Day 2 was Singles Matches with 60 points up for grabs and Team Hill continued to pour it on as they won the day with a 35.5 – 24.5 margin. This year we had two Hole-In-Ones during the tournament which was fantastic. Isaiah Navarrete got off to a great start by acing Hole #7 and Jay Harpole aced Hole #4 on the second day. Very cool to have that happen in one tournament!
L-R: Tab Birdwell, Jay Harpole, PK Caldwell and Bill Haywood.
Thanks to everyone who played in the event. It truly is the most popular tournament on the calendar and the event sold out this year for the first time. We look forward to helping create a special atmosphere and it is fun to watch the two teams grind it out each year … all in the name of glory! See you on the course, Marc DeWall, PGA Marc DeWall is the Director of Golf at The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 830.336.4653.
2018 2018 Cordillera Cup
2018 Team Hill
Team Captains David Hill and Mac Northington
The Take Down
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Advancing The Game Through
AGRONOMIC TECHNOLOGY By Mark Semm
The spring golf season is in full swing and summer will soon be upon us.This time of year excites our department as we have worked in the “off-season” to modify our agronomic practices. Just like a golfer tweaks his swing and tries to improve, so do we. Some practices worked last year, some didn’t, but this will hold true every year as we are always trying to stay ahead of Mother Nature. Changes to our agronomic practices include acquiring new maintenance equipment that are considerably “cutting-edge.” Air2G2 Aerifiers manufactured by GT AirInject. These machines fracture the soil with compressed air at varying depths up to 12 inches and provide compaction relief, increased pore space for more balanced air-to-water ratios, and provide great gas exchange. There is no machine like it that can provide the benefits up to 12 inches throughout the greens profile with virtually no disruption. As greens age, potential problems can fester deeper into that profile. The new aerifiers have the ability to work shallow and deep; whereas, traditional aerifiers can typically only reach the upper 4 to 6 inches. Our hope is with continued regular cultural practices (topdressing, brushing, and venting) combined with the Air2G2’s, we can maintain a healthy profile while being able to continue to reduce the large diameter aggressive core aeration like we have done the last several years. Cordillera Ranch is one of the first golf courses in the area to invest in this new technology.
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POGO Turf Pro. We began using this technology last year. The system uses a probe combined with an app on our phones to collect pertinent data, which is stored for later analysis. With this new knowledge gained from the data, we’re continuing to improve and maintain putting surface conditions. Last year we were mainly focused on soil moisture, but early this year we began using select data to further dial in our fertility programs on the greens. It has been a tremendous tool in helping us produce better putting conditions and a healthier plant. Uni-Rakes and Groomers for our reel mowers. These two pieces work hand-in-hand. The uni-rake is a tractor mounted rake that helps remove thatch and stands turf upright in fairways and rough. Too much thatch can be detrimental, and typical verticutting on fairways is a lengthy and messy process. The uni-rake allows us to de-thatch (at smaller quantities) with much more frequency and without the significant disruption to play. Groomers have been added to our fairway reel mowers. They sit just in front of the reels and stand turf upright before mowing, thus reducing grain and providing a better quality of cut. Over the last year we have installed grooming systems on all reel mowers (greens, fairways, tees and approaches). We can change to various grooming cassettes quickly and can run the groomers with or against the mow based on turf needs. We are continually trying to improve our agronomic practices. So just as a golfer adds a new driver or wedge, the Agronomy team has added several new “clubs” to our bag this year to help continued improvement of our maintenance practices. We hope you enjoyed this spring golf season and look forward to the summer! Mark Semm is the Director of Agronomy at The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch. He can be reached at email@example.com or 830.336.9186.
THE CRAFTED DINNER EXPERIENCE at The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch
Monthly, we feature a unique dinner experience showcasing the talents of Executive Chef Isaac Cantu and our Wine Specialist Jeffrey Cohen. May 5 and June 9, 6:00pm to 9:00pm Cabana Dining Room Gastronomy, personally presented by Executive Chef Isaac Cantu, is a culinary performance with crafted courses that incorporate provisions and ingredients from local purveyors. Simultaneously, Wine Specialist Jeffrey Cohen will provide wine pairings at a personalized level to explore new horizons and enhance your experience for a total epicurean delight. First, make your selection from the prix fixe culinary menu, which offers two levels of dining. Choose between a three-course dinner for $75 or the five-course food experience for $90. Then, Jeffrey Cohen will bring his expertise in pairing wines
to complete your dining experience. Order by the glass, from the wine list or enjoy flights with special prix fixe wine tastings personally paired by Jeffrey for $45 with the three-course dinner and $65 with the five-course dinner. Due to acquiring the fresh, local ingredients, along with limited seating, reservations are required in advance. No large parties over eight or walk-ins will be permitted. Seating times are available every half hour. To make reservations for these events, please contact The Club reception desk at 830.336.9000.
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and Beyond…. In this edition I must start out by thanking all that have attended the past events by highlighting the Melka Wine Dinner, The Crafted Dinner Experience and the Wine Extravaganza. More on other events will be covered separately. I had been awaiting the meeting of Cherie Melka for months having followed the successes of Cherie and her husband Philippe for a very long time. Their wines were magnificent and showed a great distinction from Knight’s Valley grown grapes and that area of Napa Valley. She spoke eloquently and told many stories, personal and that of the growth of the valleys. She moved from table to table to keep everybody tuned in and was very pleased with the pairings that showcased her wines. The Crafted Dinner Experience was our third straight sell out. Chef’s Team displayed his impeccable menu in art-like form. It is always nice walking through the Cabana and hearing the oohs and ahhs as diners experience the world-class cuisine. It is very inspiring to select wine pairings, and I have really been thinking outside of the box to bring a different experience for everyone. I have chosen wines from France, Spain, Italy, Canada, Hungary, of course the USA, and even some Sparkling Sake from Japan. The comments were varied and all positive but nobody expected that Sake could be such a nice pairing. One thing to remember is that the diner truly has all of the power to choose. If red wine is all you drink, then red wine it is. There is enough wine in the cellar to make it all work for everyone. The Wine Extravaganza was another success. The wines were over the top in quality and value, and some of the top winemakers from around the world had their wines on display. The format was 48 Big Reds and Bubbles. The favorites seemed to be Roederer Brut Premiere Champagne, Piper Hiedsick Rare Cuvee Champagne, Caymus Special Selection Cabernet and Austin Hope Cabernet. The orders are still coming in. With this in mind I would like to talk about the next Wine Extravaganza, which will be on Thursday, May 31. The format will be a bit different, being that it is summer and drinking habits move to more chilled wines and lighter
reds. We will put together for you Bubbles, Roses, Whites and Lights — lights meaning light reds. We will still offer a variety of 48 wines and will serve light bites. Chef will be serving special features in the dining room this evening and we invite you all to make reservations. We hope to see you all there and then for dinner in the dining room! The last item that I want to share with you is an invitation to join the Cellar Club. I just want to reiterate how beneficial it may be for you in savings, even if you only drink wine sparingly. I have been working diligently to bring new wines and different suppliers to meet everyone at the Wednesday night tasting table, and I find that members have been very engaged with this as it brings a little more education to us all. I will continue to give you surprise visits and special Cellar Club-only tastings as well. The Cellar Club members that attended the Meet and Greet with Angelina Mondavi had a great time hearing about the beginnings of the Napa Valley Boom from the stories carried down to her by her Grandfather, Robert Mondavi. They also got to taste the exclusive Fourth Leaf Cabernet Sauvignon. I will leave you with a list of the benefits that are included in the Cordillera Ranch Cellar Club. • Preferred Retail Shop Pricing • 20% off Wine List Pricing • $2.00 off all wines by the glass • 20% off Wine Dinners • Regular Cellar Club Specials Thank you all again and see you at The Club! Jeffrey Jeffrey Cohen is the Wine Specialist for The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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KIDS SAY THE
HAPPIEST THINGS SUMMER CAMP AT CORDILLERA RANCH
“I’ve been here four years. I love all the horses here at horse camp because they are very sweet! I also like all the instructors. It’s my safe place.” – Kennedy 56 | MAY/JUNE 2018
“Ms. Kelsey is a great arts and crafts teacher. I love attending art camp!” – Mollie
“My favorite part about golf camp is learning to putt. It is so much fun!” – Reagan
“I love playing all the different sports. My favorite part is making s’mores and eating them! It’s fun and the coaches are great.” – Allison
“Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning.” -Mr. Rogers The best summer day camps in the Hill Country are at Cordillera Ranch! Offering something for every child no matter what their interests are, camps keep kids active, enjoying the many amenities on the ranch, learning new activities and having fun. From art to horses, golf to tennis, and a variety of camps designed to explore the great outdoors, campers return home at the end of the day excited about their new adventures. We asked a few campers what their favorite things about camp are, and here you have it — straight from the experts. For a complete list of Summer Camps at Cordillera Ranch, visit www.clubsofcordilleraranch.com – Youth Activities. Questions and registration may be directed to Shane Reynolds, Director of Recreation for The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch, at 210.616.6051 or email@example.com.
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“Lil’Ranchers Camp is the best camp ever and guarantees you will love the fishing! I also like playing all the games.” – Beau
“I’ve done several of the many camps at Cordillera and I really enjoyed them. I got to meet new people and the instructors were really fun. They even participated in the activities with us.” – Grant 58 | MAY/JUNE 2018
Skilled (skild), adj. having a great ability in a particular occupation.
CHET B. HAWKINS, DDS MASTERFUL DENTISTRY
When Dr. Chet Hawkins first bought his property in Cordillera Ranch in 2006, he knew that the City of Boerne was a special place to live and work. As the first Master Dentist in Boerne, he brought his skill and passion for excellence in Dentistry. Dr. Hawkins is a Master in the Academy of General Dentistry, a highly desired accreditation by every practicing dentist. Thirty-four years of giving his patients healthy, beautiful smiles continues to be his mission. 830-331-7355 | w w w. d r c h e t h a w k i n s . c o m | 1677 River Road, Suite 103 (next to Champion High School)
of Dental Excellence
SPA & FITNESS
REform By Kris Cracknell :: Photography by Kelsey Grudle
Reform is a word that describes itself. To reform is to change into a new form; to correct; to improve. In the world of Pilates, the most widely known and central piece of equipment is the Pilates reformer. The reformerâ€™s function and purpose to a student of Pilates is to facilitate exactly what its name implies. 60 | MAY/JUNE 2018
This smartly designed apparatus commands attention â€” both in a room and more importantly, from its user. Seeing the Pilates reformer for the first time (and maybe even on the second and third time) can evoke feelings of intimidation as well as intrigue. Joseph Pilates, creator of the Pilates method, first introduced his clients to the reformer over 90 years ago. His original design has changed very little over the years, and for good reason. It lives up to its name. The Pilates reformer consists of a gliding platform called a carriage, springs of multiple tensions and pulleys and straps for the hands and feet. The carriage is the surface area where most exercises are performed. Exercises can be done lying down, sitting, kneeling and even standing on the carriage. Strength training on the reformer is created by the resistance provided by the spring/pulley system. While adding springs (weight) can increase challenge to some exercises, taking away springs in other exercises is a way to progress stability in the targeted muscles and always in the core. Adding to the dynamics of the spring and pulley system is the carriage itself. Because it glides, it provides an unstable surface (versus Pilates on the mat) creating a unique opportunity to develop core strength, balance and flexibility.
Now that you are informed about reforming, you may be wondering what the differences are between Pilates exercises on the mat and on the equipment, and which is best for you. While exercises on the mat and reformer seek to achieve the same goals, performing exercises on the reformer has some added benefits. The reformer offers attention to form in a very controlled way that the mat cannot provide. Together, the carriage and springs on the reformer give tactile feedback to the body with support and resistance. When the body and the machine work together, movement patterns become more efficient and fluid. In contrast, when the body is not properly engaged, the springs will remind you with a slam and (sometimes loud) bang. The mat has no such alarm system. The reformer also provides a greater range of motion not found on the mat. Arms and legs are loaded with the weight of the springs making it very effective for strengthening targeted muscles and joints and creating space in compressed spines. Overall, the reformer offers more variety for sessions with its infinite number of exercises and variations. Perhaps thatâ€™s what makes it a favorite among the reformed Pilates body population. The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch is now offering opportunities to be REFORMED in group classes! Multiple group reformer classes are offered each week. Please see the group fitness calendar for class times and days. An introduction to the reformer is required for those with little to no Pilates reformer experience. Please contact Kris Cracknell for more information prior to registering for group reformer classes online. Kris Cracknell is the Pilates Instructor at The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 210.860.7322.
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HOME DESIGNERS DELIVER and Something TRENDS Different
By Cheryl Van Tuyl Jividen
If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, then designers are the visionaries and keepers of design. And while there are trends that span home styles in general, the Cordillera Ranch homeowner is one of unique and discerning taste. “Cordillera Ranch has a lot of people who travel all over the world. They have an eye for history along with an appreciation for resort lifestyles,” says Jim Terrian, owner of J Terrian Designs, who recently designed the new Cordillera Ranch Visitors Center and collaborates with Cordillera Ranch Preferred Builder Garner Homes. For that reason, says Terrian, “We’ve been seeing the latest trends of both heirloom quality and modern finishes. Our clients want a historical, lasting value, yet modern function and pizazz.” Mike Marsh, President of MAI | Marsh & Associates Inc. and the designer responsible for the Cordillera Ranch Clubhouse as well as many other resorts and clubs in the hospitality industry, finds that to be the case in many forms for their custom luxury home clients. “People coming to us are generally looking for something completely different. Modern is the often-mentioned style we hear requested, to which my first question is ‘Modern
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what? Modern German Hill Country, Modern Farmhouse, Modern Texas Hill Country?’ the list goes on . . . I have to admit, it does bring a smile to my face because taking a traditional style and giving it a modern facelift is a lot of fun for an architect.” Owner of A-Design, Gustavo Arredondo’s clients also have an aesthetic in mind. “They are looking for more sophistication and want timeless homes. Most of my clients come to me with an idea of a lifestyle they want; an adaptation for the home they are needing now.” Arredondo’s career spans over 20 years and his home designs can be found throughout luxury communities in San Antonio and Cordillera Ranch, where he often works with Preferred Builder Christofilis Custom Homes. Cut stone transitions from the exterior to inside, complementing rustic wood, cool floors and large expanses of glass. J Terrian Designs/Garner Homes, Photo by Blue Bruin Photography
Blending styles from Tuscan to South Texas Ranch suits the surrounding Hill Country landscape. A-Design/Christofilis Custom Homes, Photo by Beth Coyle
New homes in Cordillera Ranch are transitioning to the less is more aesthetic. “Our clients have had their furniture from when they raised families and are now wanting a less cluttered lifestyle, so clean finishes seem to be popular,” says Terrian. Arredondo finds his Cordillera Ranch projects address this preference as well. “A lot of timeless transitional design, but clean. They aren’t looking to the past, so not a dated look, but more towards farmhouse contemporary or Santa Barbara style.”
wood to create a cozy but inviting feel, often infusing some metal elements.” He sees a growing demand for the use of reclaimed wood and also stone that is laser cut and dry stacked. “Those materials are used a lot as they work well in giving a transitional farmhouse feel.” Terrian also implements the trend, saying, “Stone and wood walls on the interior afford an interesting background for special furniture, fixtures and art, often with light enhancements. Stone and/or marble mixed with metal is a good architectural detail as well.” Terrian believes the fireplace is a good place to play with these materials, as well as a wall inside a wine room or behind a bed, creating focal points and architectural interest. Incorporating materials, typically reserved for exterior finishes, in an entry way provides a natural transition from outside to inside. He adds, “I’ve noticed a movement to a home that has both a warm home feel mixed with a commercial finish. Kind of like a building that was once a commercial use being converted into a home.”
Mixing materials is a design element that new homeowners enjoy throughout. More often, building materials used are native to this area, promoting responsible building practices and sustainability, while enforcing a Texas Hill Country aesthetic. Arredondo explains his approach, “I incorporate clean lines with the use of
A warm palette, clean lines and ample storage are highlighted in this open, transitional kitchen. J Terrian Designs/Garner Homes, Photo by Blue Bruin Photography
Mixing monochromatic cream colored walls, travertine and hickory flooring showcases architectural detailing. A-Design/Christofilis Custom Homes, Photo by Ashley Ermis
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Above, left: Gracing the wall of a powder room, large format, 2-by-4-foot porcelain tile provides an interesting pattern and a striking focal point. A-Design/Christofilis Custom Homes, Photo by Beth Coyle Above, right: Glossy cool greys under a trio of iron pendants is a study in perfect contrasts while natural landscaping beyond a wall of windows echoes the same tones. A-Design/Christofilis Custom Homes, Photo by Beth Coyle Right: A reclaimed gate set within a stone and stucco wall reveals a courtyard beyond. MAI/Pasadera Builders
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Top and middle: Suspended ceilings provide an interesting canvas for can lights. J Terrian Designs/Garner Homes, Photo by Blue Bruin Photography
Ceiling treatments are being implemented in all forms. Regular stepped ceilings aren’t as custom as they used to be. “While simple wood paneling clouds with perimeter lighting are common, they can also include various drywall details with elements hanging downward,” explains Terrian. Here, too, there can be mixed materials using combinations of metal and wood. “I’ve also designed clouds over the kitchen island that were a boxed wood grid hanging with metal rods that had lighting both downward and upward, and even some hanging lights. Additionally, ceilings being set at multiple levels to define spaces are popular. These ceilings can be treated in different ways as well. We need to add something a little special and architectural. LED lighting helps these ceiling details pop and are exciting.” Home design is finding new uses for glass. “Glass can be a modern yet functional finish. We are using it for wine rooms, and for simple divisions between the wet area of a master bathroom and vanities to create a spa feel,” says Terrian. It can also be used for definition. “Glass inset into doors transitioning to other rooms can allow light to reach a hallway.” Terrian frequently uses metal in windows with horizontal dividers and patterns that are set directly onto the floor and measure ten feet or higher and as wide as possible. These long expanses offer unfettered views without a lot of support structures between them. “It’s not uncommon to have a 25-foot span under one structural header. Another way to achieve this look is by using large sliding glass door units.” An architectural detail complementary to Hill Country design
Right: Elegant lighting set against native stone walls previews a marble-lined bath beyond rustic doors. J Terrian Designs/Garner Homes, Photo by Blue Bruin Photography
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Marble counters, reclaimed wood, tumbled stone and Industrial-looking glass doors are a study in complementary contrasts, and highlight a well-lit wine room. J Terrian Designs/Garner Homes, Photo by Blue Bruin Photography
and that also bridges the traditional to transitional movement is windows and doors recessed on stucco walls. “Windows set into stucco walls at least two inches are nice and give a historical look,” says Terrian. Smart home technology is the norm in new home building. Sometimes the things you can’t always see can make the biggest impact on daily lives. The three designers agree that wiring for smart home features is standard these days, as homeowners can control everything from lighting to window shades to home security and more with the simple touch of
a tablet button. Another popular concept: climate-controlled storage to protect your valuables and other items like holiday decorations when boxed up for months at a time. Clients want to maximize natural assets. Site orientation not only maintains and respects the beauty of the surrounding landscape, it also contributes to minimal impact on the environment and significant energy savings when expert architectural details like strategically placed windows are utilized. Marsh explains, “We take pride in making our buildings fit the site, not making the site fit the buildings. Cordillera Ranch clients have come to us because they didn’t want trees on their site ignored. The Murdock’s, for example, wanted to save their oaks and design around them. Honestly, their oaks were not conducive to a simple design, but the end result incorporated them as an integral part of the plan.” Currently in Cordillera Ranch, Marsh is designing his own personal home while also designing a home for a high-profile couple. “It’s interesting in that they wanted privacy, but an open plan with lots of expanses of glass. It’s exactly the same thing that my wife and I wanted, but we are 30 years older.
A spacious shower and a freestanding tub are divided by a wall of glass. A-Design/Christofilis Custom Homes, Photo by Beth Coyle
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A wide overhang successfully shields the sun on the western-exposed Clubhouse patio. MAI
Their home will be a Modern Farmhouse style while ours is Modern German Hill Country.” Texas Hill Country design is timeless design. Internationally recognized, MAI mainly specializes in commercial buildings, especially clubhouses. They are also responsible for the Lexus at Dominion dealership. “Clarence Kahlig wanted a dealership that was completely different from any other. It looks like anything but an auto dealership. The residence we designed for the Fielding’s in Cordillera Ranch was similar. They wanted a design that did not look like anything else in Cordillera, but still belonged there. Interestingly, both buildings were inspired by clubhouses, which we designed almost a decade ago,” says Marsh. Terrain sees the inspiration for uniqueness coupled with informed clientele. “Our clients are smarter about design than ever before. They can research new finishes and ideas faster than I can. They’re tech savvy and yet love the older values of materials and craftsmanship. My approach is to listen and allow them time to discover these new ideas. My goal is to design a home that makes them proud and comfortable everyday and when
entertaining others.” Arredondo acknowledges the genesis. “Design is rooted in the ages, and really everything ‘new’ is a different, interesting interpretation of what has come before.” A-DESIGN BY GUSTAVO ARREDONDO
210.499.4700 :: www.adesignbyga.com J TERRIAN DESIGNS LLC
210.269.8631 :: www.jterriandesigns.com MAI | MARSH & ASSOCIATES, INC.
720.266.2582 :: www.mai-architects.com
Recessed windows set in stucco embody a historical aesthetic yet fits comfortably in a transitional design. Garner Homes, Photo by Blue Bruin Photography
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ACCESS CONTROL SYSTEM UPDATE The Gates conversion project has made some significant strides lately. We thought it would be a good time to fill the community in on what to expect over the next few months.
Now that the crews have begun installing hardware for the drop arms and RFID readers, you will see some significant changes at each of the perimeter gates. Once all the new software database for the gate controllers is in place and operational, we will send out notices to all property owners and Club members regarding the next steps of updating their data in the database and installing RFID stickers on vehicles. The notice that you will receive will have login credentials for the gate software. It will also contain information about the timing for having your RFID tags installed, which we anticipate in the next few weeks (the vendor does not allow RFID tags to be installed on vehicles prior to full testing of all of the new RFID readers at each location). The new RFID sticker will be imprinted with the community logo eliminating the need for the old window decals. Here are a few protocols that will help make it clear on how homeowners and Club members proceed:
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RFID Tags: Cordillera Ranch POA staff will install all vehicle tags at designated locations in the community in set time blocks. We are still waiting to set those schedules based on the exact startup / testing of the RFID system and software. As soon as we can provide details on those installation times, we will share. While we would prefer to be able to mail out RFID stickers for install by residents, due to the preciseness with which they must be installed (and tested), that is not authorized by the vendor. Due to roll-out failures in other communities doing it that way, they no longer allow self-install of RFID tags. One tag will be allowed for each car in the household. Owners assume all responsibility for tagged vehicles. Initial cost is $50 per tag for the windshield sticker and $75 for vehicles that require headlamp install (certain vehicles may require headlamp install for proper performance). The RFID readers being mounted near the gates will read the RFID tags and activate the drop arms and gates allowing one vehicle at a time.
Guest/Visitor Access: Homeowners will use the gate software to create a list of approved guests and can set them as temporary guests or permanent guests. The Cordillera Trace entry at Highway 46 will be manned 24 hours a day and the Joe Klar Rd and Rio Cordillera gates will be remotely monitored via camera systems, which will allow a virtual guard to authorize guests through the use of camera systems. Guests arriving at these gates will be able to gain access to the community either 1) by providing proper identification to the guard (or virtual guard via cameras) and then if verified as an authorized guest (by already being on the resident’s approved guest list), the guard will open the gate or 2) by dialing the resident/ Club member through the call box and having the resident/Club member open the gate by pushing “9” on his/her phone.
be open for less than two seconds, so residents and guests must be more careful so they do not hit the barrier arms: ONLY ONE VEHICLE AT A TIME should attempt to go through the gates. Damage repairs to any gates will continue to be paid for by the party causing the damage. Cameras at each gate will help capture responsible parties with photo and video so that they can be billed for the damage expense. The existing gates will remain open during the day to accommodate higher traffic but closed at night. The existing gates will open via RFID concurrently with the drop arms in the evenings. Drop arms are installed at the exits to prevent reverse entry by would-be trespassers. Additional guard service will be in place during the day to remotely monitor access for the unmanned gates.
Guards will not call residents if a guest is at the gate seeking access but not on the approved list — the resident must add that guest as an approved guest to the software IN ADVANCE of the guest arriving. This will be a very important protocol change for all residents to adhere to in order to minimize inconveniences for guests, vendors, contractors, etc. Software allows owners to require text confirmation when guests are checked in at the gates. Your approved guest list can be updated easily through the software’s web portal. Also, it will be important for residents to verify that the phone number registered in the software to be dialed when guests arrive and dial them via a call box is an accurate phone number that is routinely answered. If you have a home phone registered and you never answer that line, you will want to update that phone number to the most frequently accessible cell phone you use. You will be able to verify the phone number on file in the gate system database once your software login credentials are sent out in the coming weeks. Approved guests can be limited to only certain days of the week and hours of the day via settings in the software. Residents/Club members should regularly check and edit their guest lists in the software to ensure access is limited.
New Guard Service Contractor: We have approached this gate conversion with the goal of enhancing the point-of-contact experience and improving access controls to our community. Last summer we began evaluating our guard service and interviewing companies that are currently serving communities with the RFID system. After a lengthy vetting process, we have selected G4S Security, a global leader in integrated security and technology solutions, to replace our current provider. We were able to visit one of their communities and were impressed with their track record operating a similar RFID system, as well as the same software platform we are deploying. Their experience in operating these same systems in other community will be instrumental in helping us with the transition to the new gate program. They will begin serving the community in May. As you can see, there are a lot of moving parts to these changes, but we are confident that in the long-run these shortterm challenges, disruptions and inconveniences will be well worth it. It is our goal to make the transition to the new RFID system as seamless as possible. If you have questions or concerns, feel free to contact the POA office at 830.336.3501.
Gates: Lane dividers and new signage at the entries will guide guests to the guard or call boxes for access. Drop arms at every entry and exit gate aim to minimize tailgaters. These barrier arms drop rapidly and will be set to only
You can find all correspondence related to the gate conversion on the Cordillera Ranch POA website at the following link: www.cordilleraranchpoa.com/announcement_main.asp Mark Risner, CMCA, is the General Manager of the Cordillera Ranch Property Owners Association, Inc. He can be reached at 830.336.3501 or email@example.com.
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Pasadera Builders SHAPES CORDILLERA RANCH
By Cheryl Van Tuyl Jividen :: Photography courtesy of Cordillera Ranch
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Di Lusso Villas
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Since 2005, Pasadera Builders has made its mark on Cordillera Ranch. The full-service builder specializes in high-end custom residential and commercial construction in San Antonio and the Hill Country, and their experience encompasses hospitality lodging, restaurants, community amenities, multi-family housing, new build and commercial remodel projects, all of which relates to their presence in Cordillera Ranch. Dating back to Phase 1 of The Clubhouse, the firm has been responsible for many of the community’s infrastructure construction including the Cabana Grille, dining facilities, a commercial kitchen, swimming facilities with four pools, and accessory structures and shade features. The practicality of these structures is paired with intentional design, says Gabe Garcia, Pasadera Builders partner, “The architectural details are designed to reflect vintage Hill Country construction using the native materials left in as natural a state as possible. That includes beams constructed with natural waned edges and rubble-type parapet walls.” Additionally, Pasadera Builders built the golf course maintenance buildings, which include administration offices, maintenance shop, and storage and warehouse buildings. “These
buildings are completely utilitarian by definition, so incorporating them within The Club’s area using typical residential details with a proper scale was the solution to what is otherwise an eyesore on other high-end golf facilities.” Mission accomplished, as both the residents and the golf maintenance crew are proud of their facilities. The construction of the tennis facility building houses the pro shop and offices. “As a Club facility, the importance of exterior spaces were to construct with the thought of extended sun shading capabilities. The retail area of the pro shop reflects the same interior finishes as the main Club facilities.” Pasadera Builders also constructed the Property Owners Association building and facility, the waste water treatment facility and The Club Outfitter Center building with a pro shop and equipment storage space. Aside from the commercial and industrial buildings, the Cordillera Ranch Preferred Builder has paved the way residentially as well with the design, development and construction of the popular enclave Di Lusso Villas, now in its second phase. The Tuscan-styled villas are ensconced in a gated, planned community that affords residents “lock and leave” convenience, remote access to security and HVAC systems and common landscape maintenance. “The draw for residents is the authentic architecture and Old World charm coupled with the incomparable setting and views,” says Garcia. Featuring imported Italian clay tile roofs, limestone masonry, traditional three-step integral colored stucco exteriors and anterior courtyards, the residences are available in eight base plans designed by renowned architect Roy Braswell with customization available as well as varied interior motifs ranging from contemporary to classical and traditional.
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yet unique residential details with integral colored stucco, architecturally cut stone paired with chopped stone and a standing seam roof enveloping the four commercial operations. The interior design is not typical of offices and includes using materials found in most living rooms as well as materials only found in the most unique high-end residences. All this was accomplished while still being mindful of efficiency of space and energy usage. The end result allows for a more relaxed The Lodges at Cordillera Ranch office environment that feels like home.” The foundation was just poured Regarded for their technical knowledge, ability and artisanship, and vertical construction has begun for The Lodges at CordilGarcia says where Pasadera Builders really differentiates in their lera Ranch, the latest extension of facilities serving a specific work is by not building the same way as everyone else, “Some use. “For people interested in living here, they will now have of the details are ones you wouldn’t know about, behind-thea place to stay when they are visiting. More than just a tour, scenes. We are known for square corners on sheetrock and true now prospective residents can be immersed in the heart of the full-depth baseboards housing lighting control systems for each Cordillera Ranch lifestyle.” Built as two separate buildings — room. All the means and methods of our work meet or exceed one as a two-story six-plex, the other as a four-unit single story required codes, always with an eye for efficiencies.” — the design will have a decidedly residential aesthetic. “The Those hallmarks continue with the builder’s on-going work Lodges will have the most contemporaneous feel of all The Club with two current commercial projects — the Cordillera Ranch structures. The interior spaces encompass the typical needs of Visitors Center and The Lodges at Cordillera Ranch. The Visitors a high-end hospitality resort with finishes that represent the Hill Center will house four business entities that include the CordilCountry, Cordillera Ranch and home.” Ideal for groups as well as lera Ranch Real Estate Company, the development company, overflow guest housing for residents, “The common spaces that D.H. Investments, the Property Owners Association administraconnect each guest space create a feel of staying within a home tion and Pasadera Builders. With two levels, there will also be and not a ‘hotel room.’ The buildings are designed to allow for lease spaces for related businesses. Garcia says the aesthetic complete privacy for all guests while at the same time not being and feel were paramount, “While any typical office space is suitisolated from family, friends and other guests that make-up the able to house these types of business, the challenge was to also warm Cordillera community.” construct what is representative of the residential architecture of today, yet staying true to the lifestyle mission of Cordillera.“ To PASADERA BUILDERS that end, he says, “The exterior architecture incorporates simple 830.336.9198 :: www.pasaderabuilders.com
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38 VAQUERO PASS $839,000
4,003 Square Feet
A family home placed within majestic Live Oaks on a level, one-acre lot, this Hill Country transitional design will be completed late spring of 2018, but is available for purchase now. Exterior materials include a metal roof, metal siding accents and native stone with brick accents. Clean architectural lines follow to the interior, where simplicity is intentional and appreciated. This home has four bedrooms, including a downstairs master, guest suites and game room. Upstairs features two full bedrooms and a bonus room that can be adapted as a playroom or media room. Additional areas include a dining room, spacious study, laundry room, upstairs study alcove, covered outdoor living space and side-loaded, three car garage.
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4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 3 car garage 2 bonus living areas Transitional finishes Covered outdoor living 1.02 acre tree covered lot Upscale appliance package Stone, stucco and metal exterior elements Large windows for natural light Generous landscaping Master Full Golf Membership available for purchase
4,900 Square Feet 2.4 Acre Estate Model shown by appt. Christofilis Custom Homes’ latest creation offers a stunning combination of Tuscan architecture with interior transitional elements. Casual elegance is created via varied overhead treatments including groin and tray ceilings, wood beams and crown molding. Lightly hand-troweled walls merge into custom cabinetry, interior stone and Venetian plaster. Floors of travertine and wood complement a warm “greige” palette. Living includes multiple dining areas, a large office/study and game room with a bar. The covered outdoor patio embodies the best of Hill Country outdoor living with prevailing breezes across the Pebble Tec pool/spa/grotto and fabulous native Live Oaks.
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4 bedroom, 4.5 baths, 3 car garage Subzero/Wolf appliance package Master Suite features ceiling timbers of Douglas Fir Master Bath walls and groin ceilings adorned with Venetian plaster Oversized Master Closet Whole house lighting and A/V by Savant Central water and wastewater Right to purchase a Master Full Golf Membership
192 RIVERWOOD $1,099,000
4,785 Square Feet
The beauty is in the details of this magnificent Stadler Custom Home. Stately curb appeal invites you into this wonderfully appointed home with luxurious finishes throughout. This Gustavo Arredondo design allows for entertaining in spacious areas both inside and out, with a warm kitchen, a breakfast and family area with a fireplace, and an elegant formal dining and piano niche. The private Master Suite includes a spacious study, relaxing bedroom and rejuvenating bath. The incredible covered patio for outdoor living and dining is adjacent to a refreshing pool, spa, fire pit and pool bath. A second story terrace takes advantage of beautiful Guadalupe River Valley views. • • • • • • • • •
4 bedrooms, 3 full baths/2 half baths, 3 car garage w/epoxy finish Bonus room with balcony and views is great for media or game room 29’ x 39’ covered outdoor living area with fireplace and outdoor kitchen Swimming pool, spa and fire pit off outdoor living and Master Suite 2.17 acres with end of the road seclusion Perimeter fenced and gated Interior rock and masonry elements Seamless glass bay window ideal for piano Close proximity to Guadalupe and Swede Creek Parks
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LOT 13 OAKLAND HILLS Contact for Pricing
4,837 Square Feet
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This distinguished design from the award-winning team of Garner Homes and J. Terrian Designs is to be built to achieve the best of what Cordillera Ranch has to offer: dramatic views of the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, closeness to Cordillera Ranch’s Clubhouse and isolation from the chaos of city living. The plan has 4,837 square feet of living space and 621 square feet of outdoor living space to take best advantage of the views and environment that this lot produces. The home has both traditional Italian and modern Hill Country elements including a large and inviting floor plan with four bedrooms, four-and-one-half bathrooms (including an attached Casita), a study, large kitchen, working pantry and oversized game room, complete with a wet bar.
• Gourmet kitchen • Climate controlled wine storage • Outdoor kitchen • Design details: Tile roof, high ceilings, timber beams, interior stone accent walls, designer details throughout • Centralized utilities (water, sewer, propane) • Hand-scraped wood and natural stone floors throughout • Large windows and doors flood the home with natural light • Landscaping package ($50,000 allowance) • Pool allowance of $100,000 • Master Membership - Full golf available for purchase
62 OAKLAND HILLS $1,495,000
5,068 Square Feet
62 Oakland Hills is situated on 1.89 acres, making it one of the largest golf course frontage lots in Cordillera Ranch. Strategically set amongst majestic Oaks, this exclusive, private setting offers exceptional views across the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course and Clubs Village valley. Single story living with two building masses is separated by an entry foyer and galleries. Private family living on one side is countered with multiple gathering areas on the other, including an open great room-kitchen-dining concept and a stunning game room. A comfortable guest suite is tucked away for privacy. The oversized, outdoor living area includes an outdoor kitchen and captivating surroundings that may have you spending more time outdoors, than in. An idyllic location for a future pool could add to the ambiance from the entry, great room, master suite and outdoor living area. • • • • • • • •
5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, 3+ car garage Professional kitchen appliance package Over-sized, covered patio Golf cart garage Over-sized master closet Architecture by Gustavo Arredondo Classic construction by Stadler Custom Homes Golf Membership available for purchase through The Clubs of Cordillera Ranch
3 MAYACAMA $1,688,000
4,451 Square Feet
Behind the exterior alabaster walls of this classic Spanish Revival home, lies an unexpectedly contemporary interior. Soaring ceilings and walls of glass encompass a dramatic living space filled with natural light. An open, efficient floor plan unveils a design that is both elegant and intimate with just a touch of glamor. The home offers an expansive great room, four bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths, a stunning gourmet kitchen, a wood-beamed formal dining room plus an office and upstairs flex space. This Live Oak-enclosed sanctuary is perfectly situated for easy access and is within walking distance of Cordillera Ranch’s spectacular clubhouse. This exquisite home is the very first collaboration between Garner Homes and Cheryl Ladd Signature Homes. Ladd’s inspired design and hand-selected finishes are rendered to an exacting standard by Trey Garner, one of the Hill Country’s top builders. The use of the finest of materials and assiduous attention to detail result in a significant house, one you will be proud to call your home. • Designed by Cheryl Ladd in collaboration with award-winning MSA Architecture & Design. • 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, 3 car garage • High ceilings and timber beams • Wood window package • Hand scraped oak and natural stone flooring. • Thermador appliance package, including built-in refrigerator/freezer • Pool and spa, outdoor kitchen, dozens of Live Oak trees on lot • Master Golf Membership available for purchase
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25 AUGUSTA $2,295,000
7,300 Square Feet
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This sprawling Stadler Custom Home has sweeping views of the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course and Hill Country beyond. It includes a fabulous kitchen with everything for the culinary enthusiast, and a spa-like master wing with a luxurious bath, enlarged changing areas, fitness room, coffee bar and private study. A media/game room, golf simulator, elevator, large guest suite and spacious secondary bedrooms complete this special home. Outdoor ambiance includes multiple decks and patios, a beach entry pool, cascading waterfall and putting green. • • • • • • •
4 bedrooms, 4 baths, 1 powder room, 1 pool bath 3 separate garages with additional golf car garage Two-sided salt water aquarium Electronic/audio/visual home automation Three fireplaces Oversized corner lot Master Full Golf Membership available for purchase
219 GREYSTONE CIRCLE $999,900
4,643 Square Feet
Nestled among towering Live Oaks, solitude awaits on this on 4.04 acre privately gated and fenced Hill Country estate. Timeless Hill Country architecture features an open floor plan with a large living room and multiple dining areas, and hardwood and tile throughout the main level. The backyard oasis is complete with a new swimming pool and waterfall, a large covered porch with motorized screens, and panoramic vistas to the North.
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4 bedroom, 4.5 baths, 3 car garage Open floor plan, stone fireplace and wet bar Extensive woodwork and glazed kitchen cabinets Roman inspired master bath showcases columns and bath 2 main level guest bedrooms, each with en-suite bath Recently updated media room opens to viewing balcony Large covered rear patio complete with motorized screens Oversized 3 car garage with epoxy flooring finish Fully fenced perimeter with privacy gate
1804 CORDILLERA TRACE $1,165,000
5,432 Square Feet
Classic Mediterranean architecture, designed by Gustavo Arredondo and built by Stadler Custom Homes sits on a 3.94-acre, oak covered, gated estate and is sited for long, panoramic views. Immerse yourself in prevailing breezes that cool outdoor living areas including a covered grill/kitchen, patios, an extensive balcony and refreshing pool with waterfall grotto and adjacent fire pit. Interiors consist of stone, intricate tile work, hardwood and marble floors, artistic hand-painted finishes and ceilings of varietal design. The spa-inspired Master Suite includes a fireplace and rejuvenating bath, and a Thermador appliance package completes a spacious double island kitchen. With spacious living throughout, there is a great separation of private areas. • • • • • • • •
5 bedroom/6 baths/3 car garage Variety of ceilings - soaring, barrel, beamed, vaulted, stone, up-lit and tray Large windows to panoramic views and outdoor living Flex room in Master Suite could be used for fitness, nursery or office Extensive game room upstairs with balcony spanning back of home Additional space upstairs could be used as sixth bedroom, office or media Beautiful Live Oaks throughout the property Private gate on property for limited access
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Cordillera Ranch Realty Homes for Sale 1 - 38 Vaquero Pass
2 - 34 Persimmon 3 - 192 Riverwood 4 - Lot 13, Oakland Hills 5 - 62 Oakland Hills 6 - 3 Mayacama Ridge 7 - 25 Augusta 8 - 219 Greystone Circle 9 - 1804 Cordillera Trace
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