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GRAND OPENING NEXT WEEKEND MARCH 16 FOR TWO NEW LUXURY NEIGHBORHOODS AT BLACKSTONE IN THE HILLS ABOVE BREA

March 10, 2013

BREA, CA – The March 16 grand opening is next weekend for two new neighborhoods offering luxury living of the highest caliber at the phenomenally successful master-planned community of Blackstone in the hills above Brea. Mark your calendars and join the festivities to experience what has generated such tremendous enthusiasm among home buyers.

Showcasing the beauty of Blackstone, a day event and sunset event are planned starting at 10:00 a.m. through 7:00 p.m. Come enjoy the celebration with a face painter, balloon artist and refreshments including on-site oven baked cookies, barista, and herb and citrus infused lemonade. In time for the fabulous views offered at the communities starting at 5:00 p.m., the sunset festivities will present a jazz trio, barista, s 'mores and non-alcoholic Blackstonini signature cocktails.

The two new luxury communities are offered by two of California's most trusted homebuilders: Montserrat by Standard Pacific Homes and Coral Ridge by Shea Homes. In a spectacular setting with breathtaking panoramic views on select homesites and overlooking the charming cities of Brea and Fullerton, both collections will offer all the advantages of the classic Southern California indoor/outdoor lifestyle. Families will find everything they are looking for with high-achieving schools, plenty of open space, parks, shopping and an abundance of recreational choices to fulfill every dream.

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. Each home will include an outdoor fireplace at the California room. One plan will provide the convenience of a downstairs master suite, while one plan offers a guest suite with kitchenette and separate entry, and garages will accommodate two vehicles with additional storage. Luxury appointments include Kitchen Aid 48" commercial style pro series cooktop, granite counters and spa like master baths with generous showers and soaking tubs.

Shea Homes' Coral Ridge will present a magnificent collection of two-story homes distinguished by breathtaking, expansive views. 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 with four to seven bedrooms and up to five and one-half baths and up to a three-car garage. Varying plans will be enhanced by a library, studio, prep kitchen or private casita. Superior appointments will be led by built-in professional-grade KitchenAid® stainless steel appliances and Caesarstone® Quartz countertops, and master baths will feature free-standing tubs. Select plans will also be enhanced by an outdoor fireplace for year-round indoor/outdoor living.

Along with the grand openings of Coral Ridge and Montserrat, the grand opening celebration will also feature the preview introduction of Shea Homes' Emerald Heights. Designed for sophisticated adult living, this prestigious collection is slated for a June grand opening.
The latest additions to the Blackstone community will join three neighborhoods that have made Blackstone the number-one choice of scores of families.

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 $600,000s. Two-story residences extend 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 mid $600,000s.

The last opportunity at Shea Homes' Jade with only a few homes remaining make luxury a household word. To 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 pricing from the high $900,000s, the homes encompass 4 to 5 bedrooms and 3.5 to 4.5 baths.

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. The school has a state rank of 10 out of 10 with an Academic Performance Index of 943.

California Distinguished Schools of Brea Junior High and Brea Olinda High boast a 95% of 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 puts outdoor enjoyment just steps from every home, filled with potential for families who love to live and play right 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, there are six intimate pocket parks including one with a tot lot.

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 sports. With a charming gazebo as its centerpiece, the park will 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 or for an invitation to the grand opening event at Blackstone, visit www.blackstonelife.com 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 calling each community: 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.