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Thursday, January 21, 2010 / Kovach Marketing


ALISO VIEJO, CA – Shea Homes is celebrating the grand opening of gorgeous furnished model homes at Birch River at Glenwood in Aliso Viejo today, January 23rd, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and all four Glenwood neighborhoods are joining in the celebration with food, fun, giveaways, cooking demonstrations, fitness presentations, professional massages and more.


Everyone is invited to experience the incomparable golf course lifestyle at Glenwood's Birch River, Vista Vallarta, Harbor Station and Pasadera neighborhoods along with a host of exciting activities:


·         Model grand opening of three brand-new Residences at Birch River

·         Unveiling of Residence 1 at Vista Vallarta

·         “Dusty Shoe” preview tour of Pasadera’s Residence 4 – under construction

·         Barista menu of specialty coffees and espresso

·         Bertazzoni® cooking demonstration

·         Frostings cupcakes

·         Renaissance® ClubSport exercise and massage demonstrations

·         Tasty salsa samples from Sierra Madre Grocery Company

·         Trader Joe’s® cooking presentation

·         Aliso Viejo Country Club chef will be offering delicious tastes from their gourmet menu

·         Aliso Viejo Country Club will be offering tips on the benefits to belonging to the AVCC


Plus, everyone who picks up a “New Year...New Models” scorecard and has it stamped at all four neighborhoods will be eligible to win ONE of these valuable prizes:


·         42" LCD TV

·         $250 Williams-Sonoma® Gift Card

·         Dinner and one overnight stay at the Renaissance ClubSport in Aliso Viejo

·         Dinner for four at the Aliso Viejo County Club

·         Round of golf for up to four at Aliso Viejo County Club


“This is going to be the grandest of grand openings,” stated Janet Benavidez, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, for Shea Homes Southern California. “The models showcase a collection of luxurious homes that have been designed by and for today's families, and the festivities will make it an afternoon of fun and excitement for your whole family.”


With comfortably spacious living areas ranging from approximately 3,096 to 3,567 square feet, including four to five bedrooms and up to four and one-half baths, Birch River generously accommodates the needs of households of all sizes. The residences are enhanced by large great rooms for family gatherings along with gourmet island kitchens with hazelnut-finish hardwood cabinetry throughout each home, and varying plans are enhanced by such extras as a sunny morning room, a contemporary media room or a versatile teen room. Bosch® and Bertazzoni® appliances are sure to please the most discriminating chef, and versatile flex spaces can be tailored to fit individual needs.


Striking exteriors feature Spanish, Santa Barbara and Early California architectural styling with decorative wrought iron, shutters and stone and brick veneer that add character to varying elevations. Three-bay tandem garages have fully drywalled and painted interiors and roll-up automatic garage doors.


In addition, large pool-sized lots averaging 5,060 square feet overlook the Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course at the Aliso Viejo Country Club, where Birch River homeowners will enjoy the benefits of social membership.


Along with Birch River, where prices start in the $800,000s, the luxury of golf course living at Glenwood is showcased in three additional Shea Homes neighborhoods: Harbor Station*,  Pasadera and Vista Vallarta.


Harbor Station is a collection of imaginatively designed townhomes that make a Glenwood address uniquely affordable with prices starting in the $400,000s. Distinguished by Spanish architectural styling, the residences range from approximately 1,488 to 1,526 square feet, with up to three bedrooms, 2.5 to 3.5 bathrooms and attached two-car garages. Select plans are enhanced by private decks and gourmet kitchen islands.


Pasadera presents uniquely designed single-family detached homes that range in size from approximately 2,224 to 3,163 square feet, including up to four bedrooms, three bathrooms and attached two-car garages. Individual floor plans welcome the outdoors in with front porches and private balconies. Graced with Cottage, Monterey, Spanish and Italianate architecture, the homes are priced from the $600,000s.


Vista Vallarta is the pinnacle of luxury in Glenwood. Four impressive two-story floor plans are distinguished by grand-scale living areas spanning approximately 3,474 to 3,892 square feet, including three to six bedrooms and 3 to 4.5 baths plus three-bay garages. Each home offers a variety of flexible room options, and in all four designs, an inviting outdoor room is offered as an included or optional feature. Varying plans take on the added dimension of an upstairs bonus room, teen room or loft, while select homes feature a fireplace-warmed morning room, a secluded library or study or a traditional parlor. In addition, available solar panel packages offer increased energy efficiency and resource conservation. Prices start in the $900,000s.


As the centerpiece of Glenwood, Aliso Viejo Country Club features an 18-hole championship golf course that has been redesigned and updated by its original architect, legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus. The Aliso Viejo Country Club also includes a new, 38,000-square-foot Member’s Clubhouse and full-service lounge and restaurant.


With more than $20 million of community amenities, including 6.4 acres of public parks, two tot lots and trails with fitness stations, Glenwood residents will enjoy a resort-inspired lifestyle.  In addition, the 10,000-square-foot Aliso Viejo Conference Center offers state-of-the-art audio/visual equipment, three banquet rooms, three meeting rooms and a wedding lawn.


A wide variety of shopping, dining and entertainment options are nearby at Aliso Viejo Town Center, Laguna Hills Mall and The Shops at Mission Viejo.


Excellent schools provide an added benefit for families with children, and convenient freeways make it easy to reach employment centers, recreation destinations and entertainment venues throughout Orange County. It's also just a short drive to the beaches of Dana Point and Laguna.


To join in the community-wide grand opening celebration at Birch River at Glenwood, travel the 73 Toll Road, exit at Aliso Creek Road and head east to Glenwood Drive. Turn right onto Glenwood Drive, then turn left onto Golf Drive and follow the signs to the individual neighborhoods. From the I-5 Freeway, exit Alicia Parkway and head west to Moulton Parkway. Turn right onto Moulton Parkway, turn left onto Glenwood Drive, then right again onto Golf Drive and follow the signs to the individual neighborhoods. The Birch River, Harbor Station, Pasadera and Vista Vallarta Information Centers and furnished models are open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., except Wednesdays, when hours are from 2 to 5 p.m.


For more information on Birch River, call 949-458-1506; for Harbor Station, call 949-297-8333; for Pasadera, call 949-598-2991; for Vista Vallarta, call 949-458-1506.


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 celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2006, 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


*Harbor Station is a registered service mark of KETTLER, which is not affiliated with Shea Homes. Shea Homes' use of the Harbor Station service mark is pursuant to a license from KETTLER.

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