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Thursday, August 11, 2011 / Kovach Marketing

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CAThere is something special about a brand-new home in a gated community just three blocks from the beach that’s absolutely irresistible. When it’s in Huntington Beach, which was voted the #2 best city to live in the OC in the 17th annual People’s Choice awards, it’s even more desirable. Just ask the fast-growing family of homeowners who have made Christopher HomesPacific Shores in Huntington Beach a stunning success.


Offering the opportunity to live in the city that was voted one of the best, the initial phases at The Bungalows at Pacific Shores are over 75% sold out, and the first phase of The Villas at Pacific Shores is over 80% sold. And both neighborhoods have just released new phases to keep up with the extraordinary demand.


Pacific Shores home buyers say they couldn’t have hoped to find a better value in ocean-close living. One resident, Cathy Marino, observed, “There is nothing else like this in Huntington Beach. The homes are filled with very nice amenities you wouldn’t find anywhere else, and the prices are unbeatable. And of course, the location is a dream come true.”


The prospect of living in a gated private community is just one of the attractions that are boosting Pacific Shores' success. The community is also being enhanced with an inviting two-acre public park, a resort-style 60-foot-long heated swimming pool that is projected to open on Labor Day, and a prime location that is just minutes from Huntington Beach's vibrant downtown, which abounds with shops, restaurants and night life. Also nearby are the world-renowned Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, Huntington Central Park and Library and Huntington Beach's excellent public schools.


Pacific Shores’ success began with The Bungalows, which offers five spacious two- and three-story townhome plans ranging from 1,481 to 2,606 square feet, including two, three or four bedrooms and up to 4.5 baths. Each plan is uniquely designed for the needs of today’s families and single households. They are enhanced by spacious gourmet kitchens and a variety of flex spaces, including a super loft spanning more than 500 square feet, a private master retreat or a multipurpose room. Creating a custom-like community ambiance, architecture includes a mix of Spanish, Andalusian, Plantation and Coastal styles. Prices currently start in the high $500,000s and range up to the high $700,000s with no Mello-Roos taxes. Residences Two and Three offer both two- and three-story designs. The two-story homes are value-priced from the low $700,000s.


Every Bungalows residence is a showcase of fine appointments. Gourmet island kitchens radiate with the contemporary look of slab granite countertops, a choice of wood-stain or white Thermofoil cabinets, built-in Whirlpool® Gold® stainless steel appliances and 13”x13” ceramic tile flooring. Master baths maximize personal comfort with ceramic tile countertops and shower walls, clear-glass frameless shower enclosures and large walk-in closets. Architectural flair extends throughout the homes with uniquely designed passages, volume spaces, recessed lighting in select locations and even such striking touches as decorative glass block for light and privacy.


The Bungalows offers an array of green living comforts: dual 13 SEER air conditioning and gas forced-air heating with pilotless ignition, Honeywell® programmable digital thermostat, Rinnai® tankless energy-efficient water heater, water-saving shower heads and faucets, energy-saving dual-pane Low-E glass insulating vinyl windows and complete exterior insulation.


Pacific Shores’ success continued with the recent grand opening of The Villas, where architectural elegance and spaciousness soar to spectacular heights. The Villas presents a trio of imaginatively designed three-story floor plans ranging from approximately 3,527 to 4,142 square feet, including four to five bedrooms, 4.5 to 5.5 baths, plus loft space for entertainment and parties and a three-car attached garage. Two of the plans are enhanced by a first-floor bedroom and adjoining bath, and architectural styles feature Coastal, Andalusian and Spanish designs. Prices start in the high $900,000s.


The Villas make luxury an everyday experience with such extraordinary refinements as gourmet island kitchens; ultra-spacious, fireplace-warmed great rooms; grand master suites with private decks; versatile lofts; crown molding in selected areas and optional elevators for unsurpassed convenience.


The centerpiece of every Villas residence is an extra-spacious courtyard that will enable residents to share all the advantages of coastal living, from outdoor relaxation to al fresco entertaining.  And each home is topped off with a third-floor bedroom that may be selected as an optional loft with wet bar in most plans as well as an optional elevator.


Touches of elegance extend throughout the homes, from Baldwin® SoHo® front door hardware and brushed nickel oval interior door knobs to Kohler® plumbing fixtures and ceramic-tile counters in all secondary baths.


Kitchens achieve the perfect balance of style and convenience with slab granite countertops, including full backsplash, in a choice of five colors; wood-stain raised panel cabinets; under-cabinet lighting; and a complete collection of KitchenAid® stainless steel appliances, including 42” built-in refrigerator, 48” commercial-style six-burner gas range with griddle and self-cleaning double ovens, microwave oven with turntable and Energy Star Tall Tub multi-cycle dishwasher.


Master baths feature such impressive extras as Kohler® jetted tubs with in-line heaters, hand-set ceramic-tile tub surround and shower walls, Caesarstone® countertops and 8” x 8” ceramic-tile flooring.


Both The Bungalows and The Villas offer a variety of customizing opportunities, including upgraded cabinet stain finishes and door styles, upgraded granite and tile selections and such state-of-the-art technology as home theater, intercom, security alarm and central vacuum systems. At The Villas, available appliance upgrades range from Sub-Zero® refrigerator/freezers to Bertazzoni® ranges.


As a money-saving benefit for buyers, Pacific Shores has no Mello-Roos tax assessments, and as an added convenience, Pacific Shores is offering full broker cooperation.


Pacific Shores residents will also enjoy easy access to everything Orange County has to offer, including higher education at the University of California at Irvine, Goldenwest College, Orange Coast College; world-class shopping at South Coast Plaza and Fashion Island; major league sports at Angel Stadium and the Honda Center; and a full calendar of cultural presentations at Orange County’s Segerstrom Center for the Arts.


Christopher Homes is an award-winning, private homebuilder with a long successful history of home building in the city of Huntington Beach. Over the past 14 years, Christopher Homes has developed neighborhoods encompassing more than 1,000 homes in Huntington Beach, including the Huntington SeaCliff neighborhoods of The Peninsula, The Bluffs, The Boardwalk, The Waterfront, St. Augustine I & II and Peninsula Park. Christopher Homes also developed the SeaGate neighborhood and built the Bel Air homes in that neighborhood.


To discover all the advantages that have contributed to the stunning success of Pacific Shores in Huntington Beach, travel Pacific Coast Highway to Newland Street in Huntington Beach. Drive north on Newland, and Pacific Shores will be on the left. From the 405 Freeway, exit south on Beach Boulevard. Turn left on Pacific Coast Highway, left again on Newland Street and continue to Pacific Shores on the left.


Models at both The Bungalows and The Villas are open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and prospective buyers may obtain additional information, join the interest lists and download e-brochures by visiting


Further details are also available by calling The Bungalows sales information at 714-594-3254 and The Villas sales information at 714-960-2900. Home buyers can keep up to date on all the latest news and goings-on by visiting http://www.facebook.comJust type Pacific Shores Huntington Beach in the social networking website’s search box.

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