TWO NEW LUXURY NEIGHBORHOODS TO DEBUT IN MARCH AT BLACKSTONE IN THE HILLS ABOVE BREAFebruary 23, 2013
BREA, CA – The two-year anniversary of the phenomenally successful master-planned community of Blackstone in the hills above Brea is coming soon and the community will celebrate with the grand opening in March of two new luxury neighborhoods: Coral Ridge by Shea Homes and Montserrat by Standard Pacific Homes.
Showcasing the beauty of Blackstone, both collections will offer luxury living of the highest caliber and all the advantages of the classic Southern California indoor/outdoor lifestyle that have made Blackstone the number-one choice of scores of families.
Distinguished by amazing view opportunities, 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 six bedrooms and up to five and one-half baths plus a three-car garage. Anticipated pricing begins in the $900,000s. 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. 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. Anticipated pricing begins in the high $800,000s.
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 mid-June grand opening.
The latest additions to the Blackstone community will join three neighborhoods that have generated tremendous enthusiasm among home buyers.
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. A trio of 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. Highlights include large great rooms, versatile lofts and spacious secondary bedrooms. Plus, the beautiful ridgeline setting offers the ideal location for exceptional views. 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, the homes encompass 4 to 5 bedrooms and 3.5 to 4.5 baths, and they are priced from the low $900,00s.
Great homes are just the beginning of the unbeatable advantages at Blackstone. For families with children, 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 Brea Junior High, and go on to Brea Olinda High where 95% are college-bound graduates. Both are California Distinguished Schools. 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. They splash in the junior Olympic pool and relax in the spa at the community's fun-filled recreation center, and kids do some extra splashing of their own 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.
With its rustic setting near Carbon Canyon Regional Park and Olinda Historical Trails and its proximity to the 57, 91 and 60 freeways, Blackstone offers the perfect balance of rural charm and urban convenience. Residents find it easy to reach employment centers and other destinations throughout Orange, Los Angeles and Riverside Counties.
To join the interest lists for the forthcoming new neighborhoods at Blackstone, 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 currently selling 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.