DISCOVER THE BEAUTY OF BLACKSTONE, NESTLED IN THE HILLS OF BREAFebruary 23, 2013
BREA, CA – Great homes are just the beginning of the unbeatable advantages at the phenomenally successful master-planned community of Blackstone. In a spectacular setting with panoramic views and overlooking the charming cities of Brea and Fullerton, the beauty of Blackstone spans approximately 800 acres, most of which is preserved as natural open space. Families find everything they are looking for in wonderful schools, parks, shopping and an abundance of recreational choices to fulfill your every dream. Visit Blackstone and see for yourself what has generated such tremendous enthusiasm among home buyers.
The neighborhoods at Blackstone represent luxury living of the highest caliber and all the advantages of classic Southern California indoor/outdoor lifestyle that have made Blackstone the number-one choice for scores of families. Sales are currently underway at three neighborhoods, and the grand opening of two new collections is slated for March: Coral Ridge by Shea Homes and Montserrat by Standard Pacific Homes. In addition, the preview introduction of Emerald Heights by Shea Homes is slated for a mid-June grand opening.
Standard Pacific's Sorano makes a Blackstone address uniquely attainable for young couples and families that are just starting to grow with prices starting in the mid $500,00s. Two-story residences extends from approximately 1,739 to 2,001 square feet, including 3 to 4 bedrooms and as many as 3 baths. Impressive great rooms and convenience-oriented kitchens enhance the appeal of these homes.
Shea Homes' Amber presents distinctive two-story homes that combine design excellence with outstanding value, plus the beautiful ridgeline setting offers the ideal location for exceptional views. Highlights include large great rooms, versatile lofts and spacious secondary bedrooms. Living areas range from approximately 2,015 to 2,199 square feet, including up to 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths, and prices start in the low $600,000s.
Making luxury a household word, Shea Homes' Jade provides the flexibility of many floor plan options to match and enhance individual buyers' lifestyles. Desirable downstairs bedrooms and home offices are just a few of the great features, and commercial-style kitchen appliances, grand master suites and up to three-car garages leave no doubt that the homes are of the highest caliber. Measuring approximately 2,806 to 3,360 square feet and priced from the low $900,000s, the homes encompass 4 to 5 bedrooms and 3.5 to 4.5 baths.
The grand opening celebration of Coral Ridge and Montserrat in March will present the opportunity to experience all of Blackstone's amazing advantages. Distinguished by breathtaking, expansive views, Shea Homes' Coral Ridge will present a magnificent collection of two-story homes that are designed to give established and growing households the space they need and the comfort they desire. The homes range from approximately 3,877 to 4,191 square feet, including four to seven bedrooms and up to five and one-half baths plus up to three-car garage. Varying plans offer the flexibility of prep kitchens, libraries, master retreats, media rooms, and private guest suites. Superior appointments will be led by built-in professional-grade KitchenAid® stainless steel appliances and Caesarstone® Quartz countertops. Select plans will also feature an outdoor fireplace for year-round indoor/outdoor living.
Standard Pacific's Montserrat will reveal a new dimension of luxury with impressive two-story designs spanning approximately 3,484 to 4,049 square feet. Living spaces will encompass four to six bedrooms and three and one-half to five and one-half baths plus a versatile bonus room. One plan will provide the convenience of a downstairs master suite, and garages will accommodate two vehicles with storage.
The community of Blackstone offers the perfect balance of rural charm and urban convenience with its rustic setting near Carbon Canyon Regional Park and Olinda Historical Trails, and its proximity to the 57, 91 and 60 freeways. Residents find it easy to reach employment centers and other destinations throughout Orange, Los Angeles and Riverside Counties.
Blackstone is located within the Brea Olinda Unified School District*. Olinda Elementary, a California Distinguished School and National Blue Ribbon School, serves K-6 students. Students also benefit from state-of-the-art facilities at the school's brand-new campus, which opened in January 2012.
Middle-schoolers will advance to California Distinguished Schools of Brea Junior High and Brea Olinda High where 95% are college-bound graduates. In addition, the high school has produced over 40 National Merit Scholars in the last six years, and students may take over 20 Advanced Placement courses along with a variety of elective choices. Adding spirit to academic excellence, the high school fields 22 varsity sports teams, many of which regularly win league and state championships.
Blackstone is filled with potential for families who love to live and play where the action is – at home. The community's fun-filled recreation center includes a junior Olympic pool and spa, and kids can splash away at the recreation center's water activities center and wading pool. In addition, six intimate pocket parks, including one with a tot lot, put outdoor enjoyment just steps from every home.
Soon the leisure-time opportunities will multiply at a 14-acre Brea city park, where family fun will range from picnicking under a tree to playing at the tot lot. With a charming gazebo as its centerpiece, the park will also offer a variety of athletic pursuits including baseball, basketball, tee ball and soccer. It will join 15 other community parks, including a popular sports park and a 12-acre historical park showcasing Brea's rich heritage.
To join the interest lists for the forthcoming new neighborhoods at Blackstone or to visit one of the communities currently for sale, take the 57 freeway and exit at Lambert Road. Proceed east on Lambert Road and turn left at Kraemer Boulevard into the Blackstone community. Further details are also available by visiting www.blackstonelife.com or calling each community currently selling: Sorano 714-223-0700, Amber 714-961-6011 and Jade 714-223-6908.
Blackstone is a development of Shea Tonner Hills, LLC and Standard Pacific of Tonner Hills, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company.
Shea Homes Southern California is a division of Shea Homes Limited Partnership, one of America's largest privately held homebuilders. As a member of the Shea family of companies, which is celebrating its 132nd anniversary in 2013, Shea Homes has won numerous prestigious awards for quality, integrity, innovation and customer satisfaction. Shea Homes' pursuit of excellence is typified by Shea Superiology, the art and science of designing and constructing homes that offer homeowners superior value by maximizing their quality of life, minimizing their costs and making a positive contribution to the environment. For more information, please visit the company's website at www.SheaHomes.com.
Standard Pacific Homes has built homes for more than 115,000 families throughout the country in our 47-year history. In these nearly five decades, our homebuyers have enjoyed quality construction, innovative architecture and forward-thinking design in communities specifically selected for their lifestyle advantages. For more information about the company's new home developments, visit www.StandardPacificHomes.com.
* Schools serving residents of Blackstone are subject to change. For more information on school assignments, please call the Brea Olinda Unified School District at (714) 990-7800.