Highlands Village by Pardee Homes includes the popular Plan 1 with move-in ready availability.

Highlands Village by Pardee Homes includes the popular Plan 1 with move-in ready availability.

Pardee’s Community Ranks Among Nation’s Top Sellers

Pardee Homes’ Carmel Valley master-planned community was ranked number 47 nationwide on the John Burns Real Estate Consulting list of top-selling master planned communities in the United States for 2011. With 147 new homes sold in the Carmel Valley area, Pardee was among just five builder/developers in California to make the list.

The top-selling master planned community in the nation was The Villages, an active adult community in the Orlando, Fla., area with 2,307 sales. Irvine Ranch in Southern California was also in the top five. This is the second year that John Burns Real Estate has compiled this list, which included 131 projects in all areas of the United States, representing nearly 23,000 new home sales during 2011.

“It is very encouraging to have made this list as we head into a new year,” said Matt Sauls, director of marketing for Pardee Homes San Diego division. “We strive to build homes for the way people want to live, and that includes all that comes with a successful master-planned community.

“From good schools, convenient shopping and recreational amenities, to preserving natural open space, our communities are more than just a place to live; they are communities where families can flourish.”

Pardee Homes currently has four new home neighborhoods offering homes for sale in the coveted Carmel Valley area of coastal-close north San Diego County. The duo master-planned community of Carmel Country Highlands and Pacific Highlands Ranch includes townhomes priced from the high $400,000s at Highlands Village, California Green Builder-certified single-family homes at Carriage Run from the low $800,000s; front porch/courtyard homes at Hampton Lane from the high $600,000s; and the newest neighborhood to open in master-planned Pacific Highlands Ranch, Brightwater, an eco-friendly collection of elegant two-story homes from the mid-$800,000s.

Established in 1921, Pardee Homes is one of the largest building companies in California.

Highlands Village Offering Move-in Ready Townhomes

Highlands Village in coastal-close Carmel Valley is offering affordability, location, lifestyle and a floor plan that has move-in ready availability. The Plan 1, with several homes currently available for immediate move-in, is a versatile, two-bedroom townhome available in two configurations: two traditional bedrooms or two, very equal, yet separate master bedroom suites.

“The Highlands Village Plan 1 is a great choice for first-time buyers just starting out or who may want a roommate or are thinking of co-purchasing a home,” said Rachel Collins, director of sales for Pardee Homes. “The model with two dual master bedroom suites includes two full bathrooms with showers and tubs, dual sinks and large walk-in closets. Both versions have nearly 1,300 square feet with an open living/dining room, big kitchen, pantry and direct access to the two-bay garage.”

An example of one of the move-in ready Plan 1’s is Lot 51. Priced at $439,000, this stylish townhome has dual master bedrooms, upgraded tile flooring downstairs, granite kitchen countertops, a refrigerator, 8-foot front patio, and comes with a kitchen lighting package and flat screen pre-cable wiring. It boasts a great location in the community near the Highlands Village recreation center and clubhouse.

Located in the master-planned Carmel Country Highlands community above Carmel Valley, Highlands Village is conveniently located near shopping, beautiful beaches and highly rated schools. Homeowners enjoy access to an exclusive 11,000-square-foot recreation and activity center. This amenity is the ideal spot for relaxation or entertaining with its elegant clubhouse that includes a great room with fireplace, fully-equipped kitchen, media room, on-site business center and game room. There’s also a swimming pool, spa, multipurpose room, kid’s play area, a fitness center with weights and cardio equipment, and locker rooms.

Bringing it all together is the Pardee Buying Smart program, an easy interactive guide to buying a home. The process, accessed via the Pardee Homes website, helps the buyer through financing, design choices, construction, escrow and moving with handy worksheets, a mortgage calculator and even a wish list to capture everything the buyer is looking for in a new home.

To visit Highlands Village, located at 10674 Golden Willow Trail in San Diego, from Interstate 5, take state Route 56 east to Carmel Country Road; go south approximately 1.5 miles and follow the signs to the sales center and models. For more information visit pardeehomes.com or call 858-461-0953.

New Homes Unveiled at Miraval in Carmel Valley

With a legacy of building iconic new neighborhoods in San Diego, Davidson Communities has recently launched its latest gated enclave of large family homes in the Carmel Valley, state Route 56 corridor.

With up to six bedrooms, Davidson’s Miraval offers 41 single-family detached homes on sites averaging 5,000 square feet. Plans were designed by William Hezmalhalch Architects and Design Line Interiors with flexibility to accommodate any family configuration, with a downstairs master bedroom suite in all three floor plans. Pricing is expected to begin from the mid-$700,000s.

Miraval’s three plans range from 2,793 to 3,287 square feet and offer four to six bedrooms, 3.5 to 4.5 bathrooms, and a two-car garage. Capitalizing on its elevated access to the McGonicle Canyon, living areas open completely to the outdoors by 8-foot glass sliders. Family-friendly features include oversized kitchen islands and backpack drop zones.

Davidson is now nearing completion on Miraval’s three models and the first phase of seven new homes. The Del Mar-based homebuilder is also building a signature entry gate, with the installation of a mature Pepper tree adjacent to a 30-foot water fountain.

Motorists passing the intersection of Carmel Valley Road and Caminito Vistana will note the widening of Carmel Valley Road from two to four lanes and the addition of new landscaping and a trail connection.

For information and to be placed on the priority list, call 858-356-2476.

Sapphire Tower Scores National Silver Award

Downtown San Diego’s boutique high-rise Sapphire Tower was the recent recipient of the prestigious 2012 National Silver Award, presented by the National Association of Home Builders. This marks the second silver award for the 32-story project, celebrated for its spacious and sophisticated furnishings, and breathtaking views of the San Diego waterfront.

The award was presented for Best Interior Merchandising of a Model Under 1,500 Square Feet. San Diego-based interior design firm Design Squared was the creative force behind the designer-appointed, move-in ready home, which sold in less than a month from the date of installation.

Called “Urban Gentleman,” the model was designed for the needs of today’s modern bachelor. The residence blends contemporary sophistication with a touch of natural elegance, creating a space that is chic and eco-friendly. Dark, monochromatic colors and clean, straight lines are complemented by the rustic and raw qualities of natural woods.

“Our goal in this model was to differentiate our client’s product from the typical ‘urban model home,’ ” said Kira Heramb, vice president of Design Squared. “Through the use of custom furniture pieces, unique built-ins and beautiful fabrics, we were able to accomplish just that.”

Started in 1982, The Nationals recognize excellence in new home sales and marketing achievements, product and community design and advertising. Sapphire Tower has been honored in previous years with a Silver National Sales and Marketing award for the Best Model Home Over $1 Million and an Icon Award for Best Interior Design for an Attached Product from the Building Industry Association.

A development of Centurion Partners, Sapphire Tower is located on the southwest corner of Kettner Boulevard and A Street in downtown San Diego. The project includes 97 luxury homes in studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and penthouse designs. The building’s features include a large pool, hot tub and sundeck, fully equipped fitness center/spa, spacious balconies and water views.

“We are thrilled that Sapphire Tower is a part of The Nationals as this is the third year in a row that we have received a silver or gold award for the project,” said Chuck Sigmon of Centurion Partners.