Three premier Macomb builders - Anjo Construction, Distinguished Homes and Paladino Homes - have allied formidably talented forces to create a new luxury subdivision: Tuscany Grove, in Shelby Township.
Just inside the landscaped entrance with a beautiful fountain, some 59 lots ranging in size from 100 feet by 200 feet up to three-quarters of an acre are located just off 24 Mile Road, west of Schoenherr Road, in the Utica school district.
Anticipating the design and construction of 15 custom homes in their first major development, Paladino Homes is owned by Filippo Paladino, 59, of Shelby Township, a former cement contractor, and his son, Phil Paladino Jr., 25, of Macomb Township.
"We have some of the larger lots left in Shelby," said Phil Paladino. "We pride ourselves on being a hands-on custom home builder who will provide our customers with the personal attention they deserve. Our goal is to build quality custom homes which suit our customers' needs."
Now open, Paladino's model home, "The Michelangelo," is a 3,800 square foot 4-bedroom, 4.5 bath split-level with standard and upgraded elevations. The plan offers a variety of options, such as a grand staircase, courtyard, built-in cabinets in the library, built-in china cabinet, wet bar, skylights, bay windows and bonus room.
"The Michelangelo" model's upgraded brick exterior displays the type of nuance aesthetic detail that Paladino is proud to show his clients.
A few other Paladino models include "The Bellini," a 2,900 square foot 3-bedroom, 2.5 bath split-ranch home; the 2,500 square foot "Bernini," a 3-bedroom, 2.5 bath ranch home with a study, three-car garage and optional central vacuum system; and "The Botticelli," a 3,400 square foot 4-bedroom, 3.5 bath split-level home with optional wine cellar, fireplace in the master bedroom and cone-ceiling in the breakfast nook.
Also building in Tuscany Grove is Distinguished Homes, owned by Frank Agrusa, 35, of Sterling Heights. Frank is a custom builder who prides himself on being an on-the-job builder that is always there to help the customer out in making the right decisions on their home.
"We customize to our customers liking," he said. "As long as it's possible, we do whatever we can to make them comfortable. We try to build the house of their dreams, and make the process as easy as possible. We offer many options built into the base price."
Building 13 homes in the sub, Agrusa offers oversize and pie-shaped lots on which stunning homes such as "The Bordeaux," a 3,480 square foot 4-bedroom, 3.5 bath split level, which comes standard with two high-efficiency furnaces, two air-conditioning units, double-stack wood bay window and full-brick octagon; "The Cabernet," a 2,850 square foot split-ranch with three bedrooms and 2.5 baths featuring a hearth room, walk-in pantry, brick octagon and plenty of walk-in closets; and "The Merlot," the smallest split-ranch sized at 2,500 square feet, with three to four bedrooms, including an optional loft, and 2.5 baths, will be custom built.
Agrusa's floor plans include Kohler plumbing fixtures, featuring a built-in pasta and veggie steamer adjacent to the kitchen sink.
Tuscany Grove's third builder in the exclusive subdivision, Anjo Construction is owned by architect/builder Onorio D'Agostini.
"We're customer oriented," said D'Agostini. "We'll design from scratch. We'll also build from prints [the customer] has. We all have control of the subdivision. You won't have wild things happening that may upset another's investment."
With one model currently open, Anjo is building two others, and the floor plans include ranches, split ranches, split levels and colonials.
"We'll start at 2,450 square feet and build up to the customer's preference," D'Agostini said.
Anjo's floor plans to be built on wooded, daylight, standard, overside corner and cul-de-sac lots include: "The Barcelona," a 3,450 square foot split level with a library and optional stepped ceiling; "The St. Tropez," a 3,250 square foot split level with an optional pyramid ceiling in the breakfast nook and a 2-story great room; "The Riviera II," a 2,950 square foot split level; and a colonial, "The Monte Carlo," a 3,200 square foot plan with an optional fourth bedroom on the second floor.
All Anjo Construction's homes are custom-designed by Onorio, and he makes sure that they all have certain amenities, such as walk-in pantries off the kitchen, lofts overlooking the first floor, butler's pantries and wet bars, just to name a few. Prices at Tuscany Grove begin at $399,900