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Wednesday, March 13, 2013 / Kovach Marketing

BREA, CA – Come join the festivities at the Grand Opening 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 on this Saturday, March 16th. Showcasing the beauty of Blackstone, a day event and a sunset event are planned starting at 10:00 a.m. through 7:00 p.m. 


Planned for families to experience the beauty of Blackstone, the celebration invites guests to witness the breathtaking, spectacular views from the community and partake of refreshments including on-site oven baked cookies, barista, and herb and citrus infused lemonade.  Music, a face painter and balloon artist will entertain the kids and adults alike.  Early sunset view festivities will begin at 5:00 p.m. with a jazz trio, barista, s ’mores and non-alcoholic Blackstonini signature cocktails.  You won’t want to miss this unique offering and enjoyable day!


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 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 of Brea Olinda School District, open space, parks, shopping and a wealth of recreational choices to fulfill every dream.


Standard Pacific Home’s Montserrat will reveal a new dimension of luxury with impressive two-story designs spanning approximately 3,484 to 4,049 square feet. Luxurious 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 within 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 two neighborhoods that have made Blackstone the number-one choice of scores of families.


Also situated within Blackstone is Standard Pacific Home’s Sorano community which offers single family homes 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 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 with a proposed Wildcatters Park, a 14-acre Brea city park where family fun can 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 football.  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 celebration, 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 or visiting


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


Standard Pacific Homes has been building beautiful, high-quality homes and neighborhoods since its founding in Southern California in 1965. With a trusted reputation for quality craftsmanship, an outstanding customer experience and exceptional architectural design, the Company utilizes its decades of land acquisition, development and homebuilding expertise to successfully navigate today’s complex landscape to acquire and build desirable communities in locations that meet the high expectations of the Company’s targeted move-up homebuyers. Currently offering new homes in major metropolitan areas in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas, we invite you to learn more about us by visiting


Prices, plans, and terms are effective on the date of publication and subject to change without notice. Square footage/acreage shown is only an estimate and actual square footage/acreage will differ.  Buyer should rely on his or her own evaluation of useable area. No view is promised.  Views may also be altered by subsequent development, construction, and landscaping growth.  Plans to build out this neighborhood as proposed are subject to change without notice.* 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.


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