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Lennar Introduces New Energy-Efficient Homes at Terraza at San Elijo Hills

Wednesday, April 21, 2010 / San Elijo Hills Development Co.

Lennar is introducing its first solar PowerSmart package of energy-saving features in San Diego County at Terraza, a new neighborhood of two-story homes in San Elijo Hills, an ecologically sensitive community where 18 miles of hiking/biking trails weave through 1,100 acres of open space.

            Terraza at San Elijo Hills offers three distinctive floor plans, ranging from 2,182 to 2,721 square feet, with three to five bedrooms and a diverse range of architecture that reflects Spanish Colonial, French Country, Craftsman and Prairie styles.  The homes are anticipated to be priced from the upper $500,000s.  The sale of homes in Phase 1 will commence April 24.

            Offered as a standard feature, the PowerSmart package includes an array of energy-saving amenities, such as a solar electric system, tankless water heater, enhanced insulation, new generation low-E glass, water-conserving toilets, faucets and shower heads, energy-efficient lighting, insulated air ducts and other construction innovations.

            A variety of high quality appointments include gourmet-inspired kitchens with stainless-steel GE Profile appliances, granite countertops, Category 5 high-speed wiring, and surround sound speakers.

            Terraza models are scheduled to open in June.  The sales office is located at Wild Canyon Road and Festival Way in San Marcos.

            San Elijo Hills is an award-winning master-planned community known for its panoramic ocean views, charming towncenter and active lifestyle. Developed by The San Elijo Hills Development Company and managed by HomeFed Corporation, San Elijo Hills encompasses and surrounds the highest point in coastal North County.

            The social hub of the community is a walkable towncenter with a classic town square, visitor center, two schools (an elementary and middle school), four urban-style townhome neighborhoods, and a generously appointed 19-acre park and community center. 

            San Elijo Hills has been honored with the most prestigious community design awards in the building industry, including a Gold Nugget Grand Award for the towncenter and a Gold Award in the “Master-Planned Community of the Year” category at The Nationals at NAHB. 

            The design of San Elijo Hills was inspired by the layout and architecture of California coastal cities built in the early 1900s.  Among the dominant architectural influences planned for residences, civic buildings, and retail establishments are Craftsman, Spanish, Prairie, American Traditional, English Country, California Bungalow and French Country.

            Life in San Elijo Hills revolves around the community’s extensive recreational amenities.  The community’s expansive trail system connects to the 250-acre Double Peak Regional Park that sits atop the 1,644-foot Cerro de las Posas and offers 360-degree views of Dana Point, the Catalina Islands, Big Bear and Point Loma.

            The San Elijo Hills Visitor Center, which is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., is located at 1215 San Elijo Road, San Marcos.  For more information on San Elijo Hills, visit or call toll-free (888) SAN-ELIJO (726-3545).

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