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Thursday, April 21, 2016 / Kovach Marketing

The eagerly awaited grand opening of Bella Vista Estates by Griffin Residential has arrived.  Join in the celebration this Saturday and tour the new, beautifully decorated model homes.  Reminiscent of a European hillside enclave, this gated neighborhood in Riverside will widen your horizons and exceed all expectations for luxury and convenience.  Prices are anticipated to begin in the low $700,000s.

“Bella Vista Estates will be a unique community for the Riverside area,” said Emily Griffin, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Griffin Residential.  “The landscape is graced by what I call Tuscan beauty that presents a timeless character, with olive trees and regal cypress shading pathways.  The private gated community is surrounded by open space and the residences will provide an open sense of grandeur with architecture true to Italian heritage of textures, colors and details.”

Masterpieces of design and craftsmanship, luxurious single-level and two-story residences reflect a captivating merger of inspiration and architecture.  Presenting a clear understanding of Southern California discerning tastes, the residences feature four to five bedrooms, 3.5 to 4.5 baths and approximately 3,315 to 4,442 square feet. Detached casita options are available for additional living space, homesite permitting.

In addition to single level living with 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths, highlights of the Residence One includes entertaining spaces with a fireplace warmed great room and large dining area that flow into the gourmet kitchen with expansive island. Directly off the kitchen is a breakfast nook for casual meals, plus a separate activity room or optional prep kitchen with walk-in pantry and generous storage. An office connects you to the living areas and can be turned into a fifth bedroom with private bathroom, and personalizing options are offered with stylish outdoor rooms that set the stage for quintessential California living.  The magnificent master bedroom suite is designed for luxurious privacy, and the option of a multi-generational suite is perfect for flexible lifestyles.  The home provides a grand foyer entrance and three-car garage.

The expansive Residence Two lives as a single level home featuring 5 bedrooms and 4.5 baths, and includes a unique master living suite on the first floor. Exquisite detailing can be found in the expansive entry courtyard and foyer, peaceful and sunlit morning room, and stunning kitchen with large island and walk-in pantry.  Elegant entertaining spaces connect by a large dining room and great room with a fireplace that open to the optional sunlit outdoor rooms. The master suite speaks to the heart of luxury as a private retreat with separate soaking tub and elegant shower, double sinks and roomy walk-in closet.  In addition, there is the option for an innovative multi-generational suite.  Upstairs, two spacious bedrooms plus a game room provide individual privacy with options for a bonus room, study, loft or a sixth bedroom with private bath.  Residents will enjoy the convenience of a downstairs laundry room and the advantages of a 4-car, 3-bay garage.

Completing the distinctive home selections, the Residence Three offers spacious living in approximately 4,400 square feet featuring 5 bedrooms and 4.5 baths.  Traditional design is graced by soaring ceilings and natural light-filled interiors. A haven for grand entertaining, the voluminous great room flows into a large kitchen with entertainment island and generous walk-in pantry, while a formal dining room opens to a private courtyard.  Additional comforts include a cozy parlor or office with optional fireplace and sought after downstairs fifth bedroom with private bath.  Upstairs will delight with a luxurious master suite, spacious secondary bedrooms and open loft.  The 4-car tandem garage is certain to provide plenty of space for all storage needs.

Living at Bella Vista Estates will offer a variety of experiences for every season. Residents have the privilege of taking part in all kinds of exciting cultural and fine arts events, annual festivals, museums, Thursday Art Walks and more.  In fact, Riverside is known as The City of the Arts and Innovation, refreshingly original yet surprisingly affordable.  There are a variety of diverse parks including Citrus State Historic Park, Sycamore Canyon Wilderness Park and Fairmount Park.  You’ll find an incredible sports scene, beautiful golf courses, and natural hiking and biking trails.  Convenience to shopping is outstanding with the Galleria at Tyler, the Riverside Plaza and the charming boutiques and cafés situated around the famed Mission Inn. Both the 91 Freeway and Interstate 15, plus the nearby Metrolink station, puts you in reach of all that Southern California has to offer, whether you are planning outings to San Diego, Orange County or Los Angeles. 

To visit Bella Vista Estates, exit the 91 freeway at La Sierra and drive south. Continue past McAllister Parkway, turn left on Carrera Court and left on Cortona Place. The sales center will be open this Saturday, April 23rd at 10 a.m. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Tues., 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Call 951-547.3573 for more information, go to

With its legacy beginning over 100 years ago, the Griffin family established a privately owned homebuilding and land development business that has been synonymous with the building of exceptional Southern California homes and communities. Griffin Residential is continuing that legacy with Bella Vista Estates by offering the highest quality construction, meticulous attention to detail and superior customer service.

Prospective buyers can join the interest list by registering on the community website at and visit for social media updates on the community’s progress.

Published by : Fran Bangert
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