Castle & Cooke Ever the Pacesetter

Castle and Cooke has been building homes here in Bakersfield for more than 25 years. They have always been a market pacesetter and now lead the way in green building innovations. The challenges are many in Bakersfield’s climate of wide temperature fluctuations and water conservation concerns. Ever on the vanguard, Castle and Cooke’s newest addition, HighGate Shires, features homes that address a wide array of environmental issues with modern technology and elegant designer style.

Homes in HighGate Shires are designed for comfort and energy efficiency, utilizing the latest green-wise technology. Homes built in 2018 carry prepaid solar leases to meet the California Title 24 Energy Code requirements. Heating and air conditioning systems are mechanically engineered, and all ducting is sealed to minimize air leakage. For nearly instant hot water, Rinnai Tankless Water Heaters work with an enhanced hot water delivery system for rapid delivery—7 seconds—and dramatically reduce water waste. Blown-in Blanket insulation reduces energy loss. Windows and glass doors are fitted with spectrally selective low-E glass to reduce radiant heat in summer and to retain heat in winter. Attic temperatures are reduced by the use of radiant barrier roof sheathing. Sherwin Williams Low VOC paint is used on all painted surfaces.

This 2,782-square-foot home, located at 1916 Hadley Way, is a beautiful Spanish style with tiled roof and a three-car garage. There are three bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths, complete with granite countertops. The home features an open floor plan with 9-foot ceilings and a coffered ceiling in the great room. The large kitchen has high-end stainless steel appliances, double ovens, upgraded granite counter tops and espresso cabinets with designer hardware. There is wood flooring throughout the living area in this spacious home. Relax by the fire in the great room or curl up and read a book in the den. There is a covered patio with gas barbecue stub for outdoor entertaining.

Elegance, style and energy efficiency combine for comfortable living in the 21st century, meeting the needs of tomorrow while living a carefree life today.