Blog Category - American Country Estates

NEW – Second Amended And Restated Declaration Of Restrictions And Protective Covenants

Categories: American Country Estates, Decor, Homeownership, New Construction, News, Tips, Uncategorized | Posted: March 12, 2017

We have updated our Restrictions and Protective Covenants! Our Second Amended And Restated Restrictions And Protective Covenants, were filed on March 10, 2017. Although our previous Restrictions and Protective Covenants were very good, we felt a need to tighten things up as we are selling more lots in the neighborhood.

The major changes are:
1,800 SF minimum home size, as well as a minimum two car garage.

We required that exterior wall construction be a minimum of 60% brick and stone.

If you purchase a lot from us, you must start construction within 36 months, and complete construction within 9 months of starting.

We provided additional clarity to the types of approved and not approved fencing.

We further defined the type and size of approved out buildings.

We added language to support a subdivision monument sign, at the corner of Carefree Lane and 1070 Road.

You can view a complete copy on our website, or by clicking on this link:

We’re underway!

Categories: American Country Estates, Homeownership, New Construction, News | Posted: August 11, 2016

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Release two has officially kicked-off this week with the pouring of our slabs on Monday. We are so excited to build these new floor plans. Our two new homes feature great interior details, and a fully finished bonus room above the garages. They are also going to be move in ready with allowances for blinds, front yard landscaping, and rear yard fencing. You really need to check out our standard features and compare our homes before you buy anywhere else. We are also including a full 10-year limited structural warranty from Residential Warranty Company.

Framing will begin this week and we can’t wait to get everyone who has shown interest out to the jobsite for a visit. Color selections start next week, and the exteriors will be the exterior color themes that you have selected on Facebook. The Satchwell will be based on a “grey” palate, and the Landry will feature brown/earth-tones. We will soon be posting our exterior stone selections as well as our interior flooring and granite. Jake is doing a great job, and we have our sights set on a four month completion. If we get some cooperation from the weather, we should have you ready to move in your new home for the holidays.

Please feel free to stop out anytime and visit our jobsite. We love all your feedback, so keep the ideas, and suggestions coming!

Best Regards, Donny

Rural Water, New Models, And Starting Release 2!

Categories: American Country Estates, Homeownership, News, Uncategorized | Posted: July 16, 2016

Lots of exciting news from American Country Estates. Its official, we now have rural water to the subdivision! We are soo excited to add this to our list of utilities.

Things have really been heating up, and not just the weather. We closed this month on our last remaining home in Release 1. So, Release 1 sold out in just 90 days after our first sale. We welcomed our third family to our growing community of homeowners. All are enjoying the subdivision with its beautiful setting off 1070 Road.

We started construction this week on two new homes, and both are new model for us. The Landry and the Satchwell plans. These are slightly larger homes featuring amazing amenities and bonus rooms above the garages. We cant wait for you to check out all the details on our website.

New Model Landry

New Model Landry

We have added great new features with these plans. These homes include a blinds allowance and rear yard fence. Our goal is to complete these homes with everything you will need to just move in! I’ll keep you posted on our progress. If you are interested in either floor plan, don’t wait too long. Interest has been high, and I’m sure they will sell before completion. One added bonus if you buy now, is that you can choose the colors, and finishes to make this truly your own custom designed home.

We say goodbye to a good friend Helmut Ogris, who is staying in Las Vegas to pursue other opportunities. We really want to thank Helmut for his contributions to our awesome community. We are really excited to welcome Jake Clanin to our Team. Jake will be the Project Manager for both the Landry and the Satchwell. Jake brings a strong local presence and a great reputation. We are really excited to work with Jake going forward.

So, much for a quick update…All the updates are on our website, including the floor plans, elevations, and standard features. So be sure to check it out. I hope you are having an amazing summer!


Happy Holidays from American Country Estates!

Categories: American Country Estates, News | Posted: December 18, 2015

Happy Holidays from American Country Estates! We have a contract on our first home at 11738 Carefree Lane, but we still have two homes remaining in our first release. These amazing homes are completed and ready for an immediate move in. We have extended our Fall Savings Promotion, and if you have been looking for a home you better act quick before they are gone. Interest rates remain low, and they would appear to be finally going up from today’s low rates. Please visit our website for full details on the remaining homes

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We have been busy improving the neighborhood. We recently paved another 815′ of Carefree lane providing paved access to all 22 lots in our first phase. We have made a decision to sell some of our lots to other builders who must still comply with our Restrictions and Protective Covenants (available on our website). We are hoping that by selling some lots, we can get more families into American Country Estates so that they too may enjoy our beautiful neighborhood.

Lot sales start at $25,900 and include paved access, electric, gas, and AT&T phone service. These lots are a minimum of .75 acres, they are build ready, and have rough building pads. If you have been looking to build a home in a beautiful country setting, only 10 minutes from Kickapoo and I40, look no further than American Country Estates.

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We wish all of you a happy holiday season, and a bright and successful New Year!

Donny DeMarie


Homes by DHR is a new home builder in Shawnee, Pottawatomie County, OK. Contact or call 405-888-5430 for more information.

Fall Savings Event, LOT Sales, and the Paved Extension of Carefree Lane!

Categories: American Country Estates, News | Posted: October 8, 2015

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Our Fall Savings Event is in full swing are there are still three homes available for an immediate occupancy. We have reduced our prices, added security systems with paid monitoring through September 2018, and we will pay your standard closing costs! These are beautiful homes, with all the included amenities. Visit our website for complete details 

We are excited to announce the completion of Carefree Lane, which will now be paved throughout the planned first phase of development. In addition, we will be offering lot sales from $25,900. American Country Estates is the perfect location to buy, or build your new dream home.

We have beautiful .75 acre lots, paved streets, groomed lots and building pads, electric service (CVEC), gas service (ONG), and telephone (AT&T). We have protected your investment and community with our Restrictions And Protective Covenants. The lots will not last long, so act quickly to secure your favorite home site.

Don’t miss this opportunity to purchase a new home during our Fall Savings Event! It’s a great time to enjoy Shawnee’s newest community!

Homes by DHR is a new home builder in Shawnee, Pottawatomie County, OK. Contact or call 405-888-5430 for more information.

You want it YOUR way!

Categories: American Country Estates | Posted: August 18, 2015

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Looking for a three car garage, and a fireplace? We can add those features to any of our floor plans. Would you like to design your own tile backsplashes, and pick your own flooring? No problem, we would welcome the opportunity to work with you!728146968409419_nook_furnished_1

So, come on out to American Country Estates…pick a lot, and let’s get started on building you a home just the way you want it!

Homes by DHR is a new home builder in Shawnee, Pottawatomie County, OK. Contact or call 405-888-5430 for more information.

Keeping Your Subdivision Beautiful!

Categories: American Country Estates | Posted: July 21, 2015

502721598371863_exterior_c_elevation_july_2015American Country Estates is a beautiful subdivision and we took precautions to keep it that way. The “Restrictions and Protective Covenants” were recorded to keep your community as it was intended, a beautiful and safe community for you and your family. Your home is a major investment, and your community should be protected from becoming your neighbor’s junk yard, or petting zoo!

The minimum home size is 1,300 square feet, and the minimum lot size is .7/acre. We have paved roads, and concrete driveways. Improved lots with 751523726154118_exterior_elevation_a_july_2015homes must have front yard landscaping, and brick mailboxes. We have restricted noxious, illegal, and offensive trade, or activity. We have defined the permitted animals allowed for pets in both type and quantity. Maintenance of each home site is required, and easement and water drainage is protected.

These are really tough issues, and they will have a huge impact on you and your family. Very few home buyers ever ask about restrictions and protective covenants. Maybe, you should?

Homes by DHR is a new home builder in Shawnee, Pottawatomie County, OK. Contact or call 405-888-5430 for more information.

Compare Our Features!

Categories: American Country Estates | Posted: July 7, 2015

At American Country Estates, you get both a great home and a great value! You will not find a better value than our homes. What others charge extra for, we include as standard. Ask questions, make your lists, and shop for both a great home, and a great value!


Our homes feature granite countertops throughout…and, not just the kitchen, but the bathrooms and laundry room. Speaking of laundry rooms, we have full custom cabinetry, sinks, and faucets. You will be hard pressed to find a better looking laundry room!

At American Country Estates, you will find upgraded door hardware, cabinet knobs, lighting, and plumbing fixtures. We have custom tile backsplashes in the kitchen, and tub/shower surrounds in the master bath. We have open floor plans, rounded corners, and crown molding all included in the listing price. The carpet, padding, and floor tile has all been upgraded.


Outside the home we have concrete driveways, and garage storm shelters. We included automatic garage door openers, and gutters above the entry way. We installed dual pane, low-e windows to improve efficiency. Our homes are covered by a 10-yr limited structural warranty from Residential Warranty Corporation.

We are confident, that there is no better value than the homes at American Country Estates!

Homes by DHR is a new home builder in Shawnee, Pottawatomie County, OK. Contact or call 405-888-5430 for more information.

Country Charm. City Convenience.

Categories: American Country Estates | Posted: June 23, 2015

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Country living? Huh? I’ve heard that a few times when people have talked about our subdivision. I’ve also heard things like…”I don’t want to live that far out of town.” I remember when living in the country meant driving several hours on dirt roads to the middle of nowhere! Where Chickens (and everything else) roamed free, and everyone piled their junk next to their barn!

American Country Estates is located less than 6 miles from I40, the Shawnee Mall, and the New Shawnee Marketplace. We are located on E1070 road, ½ mile west of Kickapoo Street. Our subdivision streets are paved, and we have concrete driveways. The only dirt road you will encounter is the half mile on County Road E1070, and we have a verbal commitment from the County to pave E1070. American Country Estates is less than 10 minutes from the main freeway, the area’s largest indoor mall, movie theater, and the new outdoor shopping center. We are in the North Rock Creek school district, and you can choose which high school you would like to attend.

It’s easy to imagine the charm of living in the country at American Country Estates. Our location is in the center of everything Shawnee has to offer, while still providing you with the intimacy and privacy of a country neighborhood. We have beautiful rolling hills, ¾ acre home sites, and a very quiet access road (E1070). It’s both beautiful and peaceful. We have recorded subdivision restrictions and protective covenants to keep it that way! As you sit on your covered front porch, you may forget you’re less than 10 minutes from shopping and the Interstate, 30 minutes to Tinker and Oklahoma City. But, then again….isn’t that why you want a home at American Country Estates?

Homes by DHR is a new home builder in Shawnee, Pottawatomie County, OK. Contact or call 405-888-5430 for more information.

Rain, Rain, Go Away!

Categories: American Country Estates | Posted: June 9, 2015


After the record rainfall we experienced in May, I’ve been asking myself if we should have built an Ark instead of three beautiful homes! With all this water, it’s a great opportunity to ask some tough questions as you shop for a new home. I have been was surprised to see just how many homes have been built many feet below the adjacent street!

Our subdivision, American Country Estates, was professional engineered. We engineered both the site (civil engineer and soils engineer), and the homes (structural engineer, mechanical engineer). We have a comprehensive drainage plan, and performed soils analysis and soils compaction testing to confirm that we had the right approach. We used engineered post-tensioned foundations to minimize the shifting effects of the clay soil on our homes. Post-tensioned foundations use high-strength steel to actively reinforce residential foundations (and are designed to act as a single unit to minimize a portion of the slab from settling) to minimize cracking and resist soil movement.

Our homes incorporate hold down straps and hurricane clips, and 30-yr laminated roof shingles. We installed gutters at the front of the homes, and we have storm shelters in the garage. We have paved the streets in our subdivision, and installed concrete driveways. We have a comprehensive drainage plan, and the water is designed to move away from all of our homes. We have a 10-yr limited structural warranty on each home issued and guaranteed by Residential Warranty Corporation.

When you shop for a new home, you can’t see a post tensioned foundation, or a drainage plan. You can’t tell if your streets were compacted and tested before they were paved, and no one asks about the drainage plan, structural and mechanical engineering. But, then again, maybe you should?

Homes by DHR is a new home builder in Shawnee, Pottawatomie County, OK. Contact or call 405-888-5430 for more information.