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Trevi_sorren…, Home Buyer in San Jose, CA

Sorrento: Difference between Siena-Cappanori and Trevi-Rome

Asked by Trevi_sorrento, San Jose, CA Mon Sep 22, 2008

Having looked through the different floor plans of Sorrento, I have the following question and would appreciate any comments on it:

The pricing of Rome in Trevi (2380 sq. ft) and Capannori in Siena (2215 sq. ft.) is the same. The floor plans have some differences but apart from any preference on the floor plan, are there any other things to consider? Trevi has 13 homes in a building vs 6 in Siena, but should that make any difference if the home is not an end unit?

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I am hearing reports of leaky roofs in some Trevi homes. There may be a problem with the flat roof above each Torrazzo unit, where the A/C and cable equipment for the entire building is located. When servicing the equipment, workers are punching holes through the waterproofing paper in the roof with their shoes. Given how short-staffed Toll Brothers construction is these days, the only recourse for home owners may be to contact Gregory Shreeve, the head of building inspection in Dublin, CA, if they want to see quick resolution for this serious problem.

Gregory.shreeve@ci.dublin.ca.us
(925) 833-6620

For home owners who are about to close on a Sorrento home, I recommend a trip to City Hall. Gregory Shreeve is a tremendous resource for everyone in the City of Dublin and is committed to helping every home owner and home buyer. He has an open-door policy, so appointments are recommended but not necessary!
2 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 23, 2009
Hi Na,
Thank you so much for the correction! It's hard to know exactly how the floorplan looks, since there is no finished model, and the dashed line in the floorplan draft on the web is misleading. I see now that the third parking spot elevated the livingroom area, such that the level is not split.
On an unrelated note, I just mailed in my ballot approving the necessary changes to the CC&R, so the Firenze homes at Sorrento may qualify for the FHA program.
2 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Sep 24, 2008
Hi Trevi_sorrento,

1. Capannori's livingroom and diningroom are on the same level, but Rome's livingroom and diningroom are split.

2. Capannori's master closet is inside the master bathroom, but none of Rome's closets is near any source of moisture.

3. Capannori is a true flat, where the garage is on the same level as the kitchen and livingroom.

4. Rome has a nice circular foyer and a covered terrace.

5. Capannori's loft is smaller and does not have a bathroom.

It is really tough to say which floorplan is better and will retain value. If you look at just the number of units per building, Capannori seems to have an advantage, but I think Rome's curb appeal is better. The Capannoris, because it does not have a covered entry, looks really out of place at Siena.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 22, 2008
Just wanted to mention that it's Marino that has a living room and a dining room split. Rome has them on the same level. The sale rep mentioned that a few times when describing the Rome since they do not have a furnished model of Rome or Rome Elite. Rome has a bigger loft than Rome Elite, but the Elite model is a corner unit which is a big plus...
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Sep 24, 2008
Thanks for the reply. I have been following the discussions on this board for a while and your comments have been very helpful. I appreciate your efforts.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Sep 22, 2008
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