The Villas at Pacific Shores wins Neighborhood of the Year!

Published: October 3, 2011

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA – Confirming what many discerning home buyers have already discovered, The Villas at Pacific Shores in Huntington Beach was honored as Neighborhood of the Year – Small Lot at the 2011 SoCal Awards, which salute excellence in all facets or new home design, marketing and merchandising.

Distinguished by impressive heights of architectural elegance and spaciousness, The Villas is the pinnacle of luxury in Christopher Homes’ private, gated community of Pacific Shores, which boasts a prime location just three blocks from the ocean in Huntington Beach, which was voted the #2 best city to live in Orange County in the 17th annual People’s Choice awards.

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.

The Villas are joined at Pacific Shores by The Bungalows, where five spacious two- and three-story townhome plans range from approximately 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. 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.

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, optional Wolf® appliances are joined by such additional available upgrades as Sub-Zero® refrigerator/freezers and Bertazzoni® ranges.

Pacific Shores sets the scene for close-to-home recreation at the community’s brand-new resort-style pool. The 60-foot-long heated pool offers residents the choice of chilling, sunbathing and exercising in a private setting or venturing the short three-block distance to surf and frolic in the waves at the nearby beach.

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.

Along with its new pool, Pacific Shores is also being enhanced with an inviting two-acre public park 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 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 has a long standing commitment to timeless quality, innovative designs and customer value. For over 40 years, founder Christopher Gibbs has been directly responsible for the building of more than 15,000 new homes. Regional and national building awards as well as a powerful reputation for customer satisfaction and repeat purchases have developed the firm’s renown for residential building excellence. Christopher Homes is motivated by a desire for superior quality of product. 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. RPL is a national real estate investment company focused on residential land development. RPL offers extensive industry and market expertise and a track record of proven success as a result of the organization’s dedication to operational excellence and the highest standards in business practices. Since 1995, the principals and affiliates of RPL have participated in the development of more than 87 residential communities located throughout 20 U.S. markets with a total capitalization exceeding $5.3 billion.

To discover all the reasons why The Villas at Pacific Shores was judged Neighborhood of the Year at the SoCal Awards, 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 www.pacificshoreshb.com. 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 www.facebook.com. Just type Pacific Shores Huntington Beach in the social networking website’s search box.