|By Gary Brodeur/Special Sections Editor|
Griff Jumonville of G.E. Jumonville Construction invites home shoppers to
Silver Lakes to see his company's model home and the many attractive amenities
of the two-lake recreation community.
Over the past 20 years, G.E. Jumanville Construction has built large residences
in upscale locales such as Beverly Hills and Arcadia, and has provided
homes for Bob Hope and Disney family members. G.E. Jumonville Construction
also does commercial building for In and Out Corp. and California Pizza Kitchen,
and has construction experience throughout California, Arizona and Nevada.
Today, from its headquarters in Silver Lakes, the company brings its
"million dollar" sensibilities to play in bright highly imaginative homes.
The posh home designs from Southern California's foothill communities "have
been reinterpreted to fit High Desert tastes and pocketbooks," Jumonville said.
Their interiors are distinguished by thick walls, numerous decorative niches,
cam lighting and rounded columns that accent and facilitate interesting
Those who choose to have G.E. Jumonville Construction build a home in the
Silver Lakes recreation community can enjoy the use of golf, tennis and equestrian
facilities plus two boating lakes. And the community is attended by private
security and citizen patrols.
The model encompasses more than 2,000 square feet, and maximizes impact on the
visitor from the entry courtyard inward. The home's elegant entry boasts a
sensible but deluxe steel door that opens to reveal large floor tiles in the
The formal dining room is designated by columns supporting thick, soffit-like
beams. Overhead cam lighting imparts a stage-like quality to the setting.
The dining room is a versatile space that can be enclosed for use as a den
or bedroom, or opened into the adjacent living room to create a flowing
The living room is open and angled at about 45 degrees from the dining room.
Occupying one of its walls is a raised fireplace that has a beautifully tiled
surround, enhanced on each side by entertainment or curio niches with arched
tops. The room includes a vaulted ceiling with an overhead fan, pot
shelves and a sliding-glass door to the covered patio, which features colored,
stamped concrete slabs, simulating the look of huge pavers.
An airy dining nook - brightened by bay-style windows with low sills -
is entered through an arched entry from the living room. It is open
to the kitchen, which is angled parallel to the living room. This area
offers a bright and well-equipped food preparation space with blonde
maple cabinetry topped by granite slabs and complenented by tumbled-tile
splashbacks. Built-in, Euro-style appliances are placed around the kitchen's
With plenty of volume, the master suite includes a large bedroom area with
corner windows. The visually appealing bath area includes a deep soaking
tub and a separate shower with a wide seating shelf, both accented by
cultured marble surrounds. A glass block window brightens the tub area,
which is opened up by a sloping ceiling.
A door-and-a-half entry opens into a huge wardrobe closet with installed
shelving and clothes poles. Pot shelves, arches, a vaulted ceiling,
bright brass hardware and a two-tone paint scheme enhance the suite, which
opens out through a sliding-glass door to part of the house-length patio.
A split plan, the home's two secondary bedrooms are entered through a
vestibule off the front entry. Other standard details and features are
hand-textured ceilings, soft-touch electrical switches, wide strips of
floor molding, a concrete tiled roof, an interior laundry room and an
attached, two-car garage.
Model open daily
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The G.E. Jumonville Construction model is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday
through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Plan 2010 built on
a home buyer's level lot, will cost $158, 800. This includes all the model
home's demonstrated upgrades except landscaping and block walls.
To visit the G.E. Jumonville model home, drive on National Trails Highway
to Vista Road in Helendale. Turn west and follow Vista Road as it winds
across the Mojave River, and drive beyond the intersection with Helendale
Road to the crest in the road, where one can't help but notice the view of
North Lake. Turn right on Lakeview Drive and proceed to the property at
27623 Lakeview Drive.
Home buyers can choose from a collection of 40 standard floor plans, or
work with G.E. Jumonville Construction's in-house designer to develop
a semi-custom home or a completely customized residence. "We're really
customer service oriented," Jumonville said. "We treat every customer
like they're our very best customer." Jumonville said it takes about four
to six months from concept to move-in, assuming the designated land is ready
For information and personalized attention to your housing preferences, call
Lia DiTulio or Joanna Ward in G.E. Jumonville Construction's sales office
at (760) 952-2555 or (800) 952-2575.