Beginning late 1990's Wathen Homes introduced the Buchanan Estates models and since that time home buyers through the Clovis area have recognized the distinct quality, ascetic appeal and craftsmanship in this line of homes. The Buchanan Estates models originated near Buchanan High School in Clovis, but several other locations of Buchanan Estates homes have sprung up in tract subdivisions throughout north Clovis.
Buchanan Estate homes generally run in size from about 2,500 Sqft. to just over 3,700 Sqft. All Buchanan Estates models are single story and generally have lot sizes of 10,000 Sqft. or more. You get the felling that you have entered a custom built home when first walking in the door of most Buchanan Estates models. As the volume created by the ceiling height make the homes feel larger than most tract homes.
I feel that the most striking Buchanan Estates model is the model III. Upon entering the homes you are immediately drawn to the center outdoor atrium just off the kitchen next to the formal dining room. This area is completely enclosed by the home but yet is large enough and perfect for entertaining. Buchanan Estates homes seem to be the closest thing you can get to a custom built home in the Clovis area and yet prices remain reasonable starting at the mid $400,000 range.