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Young Couple Uncover Dream Home at Northpark Square

“Once you live on The Irvine Ranch®, you don’t want to live anywhere else!” said Nick Widjaja and his wife, Donna Tju, who moved with their one-year-old daughter, Lauren, from the Irvine village of Oak Creek to the Irvine village of Northpark Square—both on The Irvine Ranch.

“The Irvine Ranch offers homes for families going through all the different phases of life,” said Widjaja, a distributor of electronic components. “The village of Oak Creek was perfect for us a few years ago, yet now that we have our daughter Lauren, we wanted to move to a more family-oriented village. Also, we were thrilled to use the equity from our condominium in Oak Creek to help us make the move up to a single-family detached home— in Northpark Square.”

Widjaja and Tju are now settling in and planning the landscaping for their Residence Three home at Campanile by California Pacific Homes, the last of the new-home neighborhoods to be built in Northpark Square.

“In Northpark Square, we have easy access to everything – the parks, a beautiful playground and The Irvine Ranch’s wonderful trail system,” said Tju, who works in contract administration for a homebuilding company. “We love to walk in the mornings while pushing Lauren in her stroller. It’s great to be outdoors and get the fresh air.”

The highly regarded Tustin Unified School District is another reason for Widjaja and Tju’s enthusiasm for The Irvine Ranch. “Once you start a family, the overall environment – including good schools – is so important,” Tju said. “We also have convenient shopping, with stores such as Albertsons, Home Depot and Costco nearby.”

Right within their own village, Northpark Square residents enjoy a park with such facilities as a Junior Olympic-sized swimming pool, wading pool, spa, tot lot, playground, barbecue area, bike trail, and two grassy pocket parks with shaded seating areas. The couple plays tennis together at the nearby courts, and Widjaja is an avid bicyclist who has ridden his bike all the way to the beach via The Irvine Ranch trail network.

Additionally, two public parks are only moments away, including Hicks Canyon Park, a 16.7-acre facility with two lighted soccer fields and baseball diamonds, a concession stand, children’s play area, open play area, two group picnic areas, and barbecues.

The other park, Lower Peters Canyon Community Park, spans 10.3 acres, including lighted athletic fields, eight lighted tennis courts, a children’s play area, andbarbecue and picnic areas.

Homeshoppers who want to discover the family-oriented village that drew the Widjaja/Pju family to Northpark Square are invited to visit this well-established village and tour the Campanile model homes.

Campanile’s stylish and beautifully appointed homes offer approximately 1,949 up to 2,620 square feet of living space, plus a two-car garage. The neighborhood’s four two-story floorplans are available with three to four bedrooms and two and one-half to four baths. Prices start from the high $700,000s.

The Campanile homes are filled with elegant and convenient appointments dedicated to everyday family livability and gracious entertaining. Large kitchens feature island counters, menu-planning desks and spacious pantries.

Master bedroom suites at Campanile are particularly appealing, highlighted by one or two walk-in closets per plan, an oval soaking tub, separate shower, and twin-basin vanity. Secondary bedrooms are generously sized.

Reminiscent of some of Southern California’s most celebrated older neighborhoods, Campanile delights residents and homeshoppers alike with its attractive neighborhood street scene. The classic and richly varied architectural styles include Old Hollywood, Adobe Ranch, Monterey, and Provençal.

Northpark Square is convenient to several major business and employment centers, the University of California at Irvine, John Wayne Airport, and numerous cultural and arts destinations. Additionally, The Irvine Ranch’s three popular regional malls offer exceptional shopping, dining and entertainment variety: Irvine Spectrum Center® in Irvine; The Market Place, situated in both Irvine and Tustin; and Fashion Island® in Newport Beach.

To visit Campanile in Northpark Square, take the Santa Ana (I-5) Freeway, exit at Culver Drive and proceed east. Turn left on Bryan, right on Rubicon and follow the directional signs to the beautifully furnished and landscaped model homes.

Northpark Square is bounded by Irvine Boulevard, Culver Drive, Bryan Avenue, and the 261 Toll Road.

Prospective homebuyers can learn more about Campanile by visiting The Homefinding Center™ at www.IrvineRanch.com or by calling (888) 820-0721. The website offers homeshoppers the latest information about new homes, shopping, recreation, schools, and more. Through the exclusive “Ask an Expert” feature, visitors can benefit from direct contact with an experienced New Home Consultant.