SOURCE: William Lyon Homes

William Lyon Homes

July 09, 2013 12:37 ET

The Model Grand Opening of William Lyon Homes' Agave in the Irvine Village of Portola Springs® Was a Spectacular Success

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 9, 2013) - The recent model grand opening of Agave by William Lyon Homes in the Village of Portola Springs was a remarkable success, as hundreds of enthusiastic guests toured the neighborhood's professionally decorated models for the first time. An overwhelmingly positive response to Agave's innovative townhomes and flats prompted strong sales activity early on. Showcasing attached floorplans never before seen in Orange County, prices from the low $500,000s and a terrific location in an established community, Agave was an instant hit, particularly among first-time homebuyers who aspire to an Irvine lifestyle. To find out what all the buzz is about, visit Agave today and log on to to place your name on the growing interest registry.

"The success of Agave and the upbeat feedback from the hundreds of visitors during the model grand opening exceeded our goals on every level. This neighborhood presents such refreshing, livable architecture at attainable prices, buyers were instantly captivated by the opportunity to purchase a new home here," said Lesley Pennington, Vice President of Sales for William Lyon Homes. "Guests were equally receptive to Agave's four floorplans, with each of the designs making a favorable impression based on their smart planning, great style and modern living spaces. Many visitors particularly liked the three-story design of the Residence Two, which creates a sense of privacy between the bedrooms and the main living areas, while the downstairs bedroom in the Residence Three was another popular feature. The large decks and private patios were a clear favorite for all of Agave's visitors who loved the idea of extending their living space outdoors."

"The neighborhood's location in the Village of Portola Springs was another key factor for prospective buyers, especially those with young families who want to enjoy the community's established amenities and access to the acclaimed Irvine Unified School District. Everything from pricing to lifestyle to exciting, bright architecture come together at Agave, which has quickly emerged as a must-have address for Orange County's homebuyers," Pennington added.

Agave's open, airy townhomes are infused with natural lighting and range from approximately 1,355 to 1,810 square feet, with two to three bedrooms, two to three bathrooms, and two-car, side-by-side and two-car split attached garages. Highlights include voluminous interiors, evolve space that affords flexibility, eco-friendly features and walk-in closets in the master bedrooms. Select plans offer smart kitchens with islands.

Residents can enjoy the wonderful advantages of a naturally tranquil village, where they have immediate access to established parks, abundant recreation and trails. Agave also offers a great location near Portola Parkway and CA-133.

The Village of Portola Springs®, within the Villages of Irvine®, offers residents a community unlike any other, with sweeping views of Loma Ridge and vast expanses of protected open space. Close to a variety of amenities designed to make the most of the pristine natural environment, Portola Springs features beautiful homes in an array of inspired architectural styles that are just minutes from the region's premier shopping, dining and entertainment.

Created by Irvine Company Community Development, the Village of Portola Springs is located in the City of Irvine. The City of Irvine was recently ranked by Money Magazine as the "6th Best Place to Live in America." The highly-acclaimed master-planned community is renowned for allowing residents to enjoy a unique lifestyle unmatched in the region -- some of the best schools in the state; America's safest city for eight straight years; abundant open space, parks and recreational opportunities; and world-class dining, entertainment and employment. For more information about the Villages of Irvine, visit

It matters who your builder is, and William Lyon Homes means it when they say that they put themselves into their homes. They build each and every home as if it were their own and have earned a solid track record for constructing quality homes backed by a solid customer service program since 1954. Learn more by visiting for updated information on William Lyon Homes' new neighborhoods.

At the recent 2013 Eliant Homebuyers' Choice Awards, William Lyon Homes was honored with 20 awards, more than any other builder at this event, in a diversity of top categories ranging from overall construction quality to an impressive selection of designs and amenities. Eliant is a leading provider of consumer research who surveyed more than 76,500 homeowners regarding their experiences with 148 major homebuilders across the U.S. and Canada.

To visit Agave from the 405 or 5 freeways, exit Sand Canyon Avenue and proceed north. Turn right onto Portola Parkway and left onto Portola Springs and follow the signs to the Agave Sales Gallery and Models, which are open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information call 949.333.3847.

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