Blackstone Sells 17 Homes in One Weekend as Buyers Respond to Grand Opening Opportunities at Four Neighborhoods

BREA, CA--(Marketwire - March 23, 2011) - Providing overwhelming proof that Orange County's new-home market is on the rebound and demand for well-designed homes is on the rise, the brand-new master-planned community of Blackstone in the hills above Brea sold 17 homes during the first weekend of sales at four distinctive neighborhoods by two of the nation's premier homebuilders, Shea Homes and Standard Pacific Homes.

The sales success followed the grand opening weekend turnout of more than 5,000 enthusiastic home shoppers who said they were thrilled by the debut of one of the first new master-planned communities in Orange County in recent memory.

"When was the last time there was this much excitement surrounding a new community?" asked Janet Benavidez, vice president, sales and marketing, for Shea Homes Southern California. "The buyers we welcomed to Blackstone clearly believe that, more than ever, now is a great time to purchase a new home."

The sales were split among the four Blackstone neighborhoods: Sorano and Castillian by Standard Pacific Homes and Amber and Jade by Shea Homes. Together they present a diverse array of imaginative residential designs that blend harmoniously with Blackstone's natural setting, and they offer prices ranging from the low $500,000s to the low $1,000,000s, making Blackstone a perfect fit for a wide range of home buyers.

Standard Pacific's Sorano offers a trio of two-story residences that extends from approx. 1,739 to 2,001 sq. ft., including 3 to 4 bedrooms. Shea Homes' Amber presents three innovative two-story homes with living areas ranging from approx. 2,015 to 2,199 sq. ft., including 4 bedrooms. Shea Homes' Jade provides the flexibility of many floor plan options, measuring approx. 2,806 to 3,360 sq. ft., the homes encompass 4 to 5 bedrooms. Standard Pacific's Castillian showcases residences spanning approx. 4,223 to 5,003 sq. ft. with as many as 6 bedrooms.

To discover all the reasons why Blackstone's sales opening was a tremendous success, take the 57 freeway and exit at Lambert Road. Proceed east on Lambert Road and turn left at Kraemer Boulevard into the Blackstone community. To visit Castillian, drive west on Lambert Road, turn right on State College Boulevard, right on Balsa Avenue and right again on Carmichael Drive.

Further details are also available by visiting or calling each community: Sorano (714) 223-0700, Amber (714) 961-6011, Jade (714) 223-6908 and Castillian (714) 674-1980.

Blackstone is a development of Shea Tonner Hills, LLC and Standard Pacific of Tonner Hills, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company.

Blackstone is a development of Shea Tonner Hills, LLC and Standard Pacific of Tonner Hills, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company. For more info visit or

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