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Pine Bluff at Caughlin Ranch features 43 homes sites and five styles. Prices range from about $800,000 to more than $1 million. Johnathan L. Wright/RGJ-USA Today Newtork

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The luxe is back at Caughlin Ranch.

Sales are underway at Pine Bluff, the first new neighborhood at Caughlin Ranch in 12 years. The 20-acre development, a project from Reno builders (and brothers) Troy and Travis Means, features 43 home sites, five floorplans that can be customized, and prices ranging from about $800,000 to more than $1 million.

Ground broke in summer 2016; Pine Bluff is scheduled to be completed in 2021.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Johnathan L. Wright is the food and drink editor of RGJ Media. Join @RGJTaste on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. You also can subscribe here to The Reno Taste, a free food and drink newsletter delivered weekly to your inbox.

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