Today Is A New Beginning For Paloma At Portola Springs In Irvine

If great design is evolutionary, then get ready for the changes at the Portola Springs® neighborhood of Paloma, where homeshoppers are invited to attend this weekend’s Re-Grand Opening!

“Today, Paloma’s popular Residence One will debut, complete with exciting new enhancements and impressive changes,” said Mercedes Meserve, director of marketing for Brookfield Homes, the homebuilder of Paloma. “The improvements were made as a direct result of the evolving needs and expectations of our prospective buyers. The original two-bedroom, 2.5 baths, 1,723-square-foot single-level home has been dramatically altered to accommodate the suggestions we’ve received.”

The transformation delivers dramatic results. “We raised the roof at the back of the home and even added a staircase,” said Meserve. “We also added a second master suite with a large walk-in closet, a bath with dual sinks, and a spacious walk-in shower. This second master suite with retreat could be used as an expansive game room, in-home office, or a teen bedroom suite for older children.”

Meserve says that the Residence One is “unlike any new or existing home in Orange County due to its unique floorplan arrangement.” But, she insists that when you tour Paloma’s remaining three models, you’ll see that the same unique blend of livability and style follows in each residence.

Spanning to just over 2,500 square feet and including up to four bedrooms and 4.5 baths, each Paloma home offers open, family-friendly floorplans and includes such attractive features as huge master suites, large decks and breezy courtyards for outdoor living and extraordinary kitchens with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. These innovative, architecturally dynamic, and award-winning 3 and 4 bedroom homes are attractively priced from the mid $700,000s.

Brookfield Homes’ commitment to design innovation that provides livability and comfort for Paloma families is a common denominator found among each of the neighborhoods now selling within the village of Portola Springs.

“Without a doubt, Paloma’s enhancements definitely deserve a second look,” said Suzanne Maddalon, senior director of marketing and research for Irvine Community Development Company LLC, an affiliate of The Irvine Company LLC. “But once homeshoppers visit Portola Springs, the big picture is clear — incredible homes, the feel of open space, amazing views and an exceptional village. The Re-Grand Opening of Paloma’s Residence One is an exciting way to also re-introduce homeshoppers to all of the many wonderful facets of Portola Springs.”

Meserve agrees: “The village of Portola Springs is exceptional because of its wide open spaces, scenic hillside backdrop, neighborhood parks, proximity to excellent schools, freeways, shopping, and all sorts of fun things to do. It is extremely well-planned and conveniently located.”

Nestled comfortably within a sprawling, natural setting, Portola Springs is a sanctuary for nature lovers. Twenty miles of paved trails wind generously throughout the village for hiking, biking or simply enjoying the fresh air and breathtaking backdrop of the Lomas Ridge. Lush vegetation native to the region and broad, sloping mountain ranges in the distance make this village one of the most beloved and sought-after areas in the region.

In addition, Portola Springs’ picturesque parks, shaded picnic areas and imaginative playgrounds are welcoming spots for families to spend the day with new friends and neighbors. Six parks are now open, including Silverado Park that features tennis and basketball courts, and along with Lomas Valley Park, boasts Junior Olympic-sized swimming pools, wading pools and bubbling spas. In all, there are a total of 18 parks planned for all of Portola Springs.

Also planned for the village is a 25-acre community park with lighted athletic fields, creating a special place where Portola Springs residents will enjoy plenty of opportunities to meet, mingle and form lasting bonds with their neighbors. At the heart of this community park is expected to be an 18,000-square foot multi-purpose community center.

This rural haven is just minutes from all modern conveniences, with shopping at Irvine Spectrum Center® and Fashion Island® and a collection of local boutiques perfect for personal errands. Casual and fine dining is available at nearby Woodbury Town Center. And, whether it’s the Orange County Museum of Art, live performances at Irvine Barclay Theatre or outdoor concerts at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, entertainment is just a few miles away.

Currently, in addition to Paloma, there are nine beautifully-appointed and distinctive neighborhoods with sales underway, each with a unique charm that appeals to families of every age, stage and size. Home prices now range from the high $300,000s to over $1.3 million. Model homes are open daily in the following neighborhoods:

VIENTOS: California Pacific Homes’ classic detached courtyard homes are sized from approximately 990 to 1,405 square feet, with up to three bedrooms and two and one-half baths.

SAN CARLOS: William Lyon Homes’ attached townhomes and condominiums feature up to three bedrooms and three baths in approximately 1,040 to 1,617 square feet.

SENDERO: John Laing Homes’ stylish two- and three-story townhomes feature up to three bedrooms and three and one-half baths in approximately 1,312 to 2,106 square feet.

DECADA: California Pacific Homes’ detached courtyard homes include up to three bedrooms and two and one-half baths in approximately 1,437 to 1,750 square feet.

BOUGAINVILLEA: KB Home’s two-story detached homes offer up to four bedrooms and two and one-half baths in approximately 1,670 to 2,260 square feet.

LOS ARBOLES: Taylor Woodrow Homes’ dynamic two-story single-family paired homes offer up to four bedrooms and three baths in approximately 2,003 to 2,382 square feet.

MANZANITA: Richmond American Homes’ detached residences offer approximately 2,202 to 2,829 square feet, with up to five bedrooms and four baths.

LAS COLINAS: Taylor Woodrow Homes’ beautiful detached homes feature up to five bedrooms and four and one-half baths in approximately 2,717 to 3,383 square feet.

SERRA: Standard Pacific Homes’ detached homes include up to six bedrooms and five and one-half baths in approximately 3,431 to 4,379 square feet.

“Come and see the exciting changes that have taken place at Paloma,” urged Meserve, “and stay to see all of the other great benefits of living in Portola Springs.”

To visit the extraordinary village of Portola Springs®, exit the I-5 Freeway at Sand Canyon Avenue and continue inland. Turn right at Portola Parkway and follow the signs to Portola Springs.

Visitors wishing to learn more can receive regular updates by registering on the Portola Springs interest list on The Homefinding Center™ at Information is also available by contacting a knowledgeable Homefinding Center New Home Consultant at 888.820.0721.