Originally published by Kelsie Foreman in Utah Business on June 12, 2018
Murray– Hamlet Homes hosted a Community Opening and Dedication Ceremony for their new, almost completed, community, Balintore, located at 5600 South 770 East in Murray, UT, 84107. The event took place on Friday, June 8th at 12:00 Noon at the Model Home in the community with an open house that included tours, food and give-a-ways.
The property on which Balintore now sits on, was once owned by the Honorable Justice Richard Howe and his family. Justice Howe, was a former Utah Supreme Court Justice, among many other prestigious roles in the Utah Senate and House of Representatives. The property that is now known as Balintore was in Justice Howe’s family dating back to the early 1900’s. “We are thrilled to be able to honor the Howe Family by providing an opportunity for other families to make memories in this same location,” says Barry Gittleman, Hamlet Homes President.
Hamlet Homes was honored to dedicate this new community to the Howe Family at this. Justice Howe and his family attended the dedication and Justice Howe took a few minutes to speak. He was full of life and humor and spoke about his memories of growing up on the property. “For generations this land has been the site for countless family gatherings and the place in which many happy memories were made. We are grateful our family history will be preserved and hope people will enjoy this area for many years to come,” said Justice Howe. In honor of the Howe Family, Hamlet Homes has named the main street that runs down the center of the community, Justice Howe Lane. Each of the addresses of all 24 homes and townhomes include this street name. In addition, a dedication plaque has been placed adjacent to the community plaque at the entrance of this beautiful and charming neighborhood.
Balintore is one of Hamlet Homes most successful communities in the past couple years, launching for sale with an already impressive prospect list, in December of 2017 and is completely sold out with the exception of two single-family homes. Many homeowners have already moved into their brand-new Hamlet Homes. This Community Opening event invited guests, homeowners, friends and family to see and tour the community, model home and be the first to get a sneak-peek at the newest communities that Hamlet Homes will be launching in the coming months. Many dignitaries attended, including and having spoken at the event, Murray City Mayor Blair Camp.
Mayor Camp highlighted that “We are pleased to have a number of quality Hamlet Homes communities in our city, with Balintore being the most recent. The Hamlet team has always delivered an outstanding product and has been great to work with over the years.”
The invite list also included members and office staff of the Utah Supreme Court, Utah Senate and House of Representatives. Councilmen, City Officials and members from the Chamber of Commerce who courteously introduced and joined the Hamlet Homes team for the celebration. Hamlet Homes’ Community Opening & Dedication of Balintore was an unforgettable experience.
Hamlet Homes’ Balintore Community, is located in the Salt Lake Metropolitan Area of Murray, Utah. The community offers 6 Single-Family homes and 18 Townhomes in a highly sought-after destination. All Single-Family homes include fully landscaped yards and the townhomes include HOA maintenance. Residents have transportation, shopping, entertainment, with dining and recreation right at their doorstep. Townhome prices started as low as at $319,990 and the Single-Family homes in the low $500’s with plenty of design and color options to help any homeowner create their dream home. Two Single-Family homes remain available.
ABOUT JUSTICE RICHARD HOWE
Among the earliest pioneer settlers of the South Cottonwood area were Richard and Ann Howe, both English immigrants who came with their families to Utah. They settled not far from here and raised a family of ten children, most of whom remained in the area. Edward Erastus Howe, a son of Richard and Ann, purchased this property from his brother in 1913. He and his wife Mildred Jane Cuddy, raised their own family of six children in a large home they had built which, at the time, was one of the finest homes in the valley.
A son of Edward and Mildred, Richard Cuddy Howe, was born in this big home in 1924. He attended Woodstock, Irving Junior and Granite High School, graduating in 1941. He later attended the University of Utah and the U of U School of Law. In 1949 he married Juanita Lyon, of Murray. In 1957, Richard and Juanita built their own family red-brick home on part of these two acres owned by his father. They raised six children of their own. The property still had the old barn, pig pen and chicken coop. It was a children’s paradise with a large yard, many trees, and a swimming pool.
Richard opened up his law practice on State Street in Murray and was one of the few attorneys in the city. He handled the legal needs of the growing community’s residents. For a short time, he also served as Murray City judge. His desire to serve then led him to enter politics, where he first served in the Utah House of Representatives, then in the Utah State Senate over a span of twenty-eight years.
In 1980 Richard was appointed to the Utah Supreme Court, where he served for twenty-two years, and as Chief Justice for several years during that time. He was known for his fairness and treating others with respect. He retired from the Court in 2002 after years of distinguished service. He spent many years afterward in caring for his wife, Juanita, through her illnesses.
ABOUT HAMLET HOMES
Hamlet Homes (www.hamlethomes.com) crafts quality, customer-oriented townhomes and single-family homes located in attractively designed neighborhoods in northern Utah. In addition, Hamlet is a leader of urban redevelopment, transit-oriented communities. Since the company’s founding in 1994, Hamlet has built over 3,500 homes in 57 communities. The company is a proud recipient of many awards including the 2015 Green Business Award for Sustainable Business & Design from Utah Business magazine; Builder of Integrity Award from the Quality Builder Warranty Corporation in 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007 and 2010; and in 2003, 2004, 2006 and 2007 Hamlet was awarded Utah’s Best of State medal for residential construction. Hamlet has been a finalist in the National Housing Quality Awards as well as the recipient of the 2009 Governor’s Quality Growth Award. Located in Murray City, Utah, Hamlet Homes is part of the Hamlet group of companies, which includes Hamlet Development and Hamlet Commercial.
Originally published by Kelsie Foreman in Utah Business on June 12, 2o18