SOURCE: Brookfield Residential

Brookfield Residential

December 04, 2015 13:00 ET

Open Floorplan Design, Expansive Homesite Spurs Yang Family to Purchase at La Vita in Irvine by Brookfield Residential

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - Dec 4, 2015) - Beyond the dramatic entry gates of the Groves in Orchard Hills™ is one of Irvine's most sought-after new-home addresses -- Brookfield Residential's award-winning La Vita neighborhood. This extraordinary collection of single-family detached luxury homes situated in unique Italian-inspired piazzas epitomizes Brookfield Residential's legacy of creating the best places to call home, attracting an array of Irvine's most discerning homebuyers. Dr. John Yang and his wife Angela are two homebuyers who found themselves captivated by La Vita's enviable lifestyle, exquisite designs and private hilltop setting. "My husband and I purchased our first home in Irvine in 2002 and we loved having our children grow up in Irvine," said Angela Yang. "However, now that our kids are 8 and 11 years old, we realized how much they'd like a larger backyard, which is what originally sparked our new home search." After initially considering resale homes in Tustin with larger lots, the Yang family discovered that extensive renovations would be needed to have the home they envisioned, plus they preferred to keep their children in the same award-winning schools. "La Vita was the answer to everything we wanted in a home -- it was just a matter of choosing the design and homesite that best fit our lifestyle," explained Angela.

The design they chose was La Vita's spectacular Residence Four, a gorgeous Tuscan-styled two-story home with four bedrooms, including a luxurious first-floor master suite; four and one-half baths; a gorgeous great room with soaring ceilings; large second-floor family retreat; gourmet kitchen with adjoining prep kitchen, expansive downstairs guest suite and much more. "The majority of resale homes featured traditional interior layouts with formal dining and living rooms that we would rarely use. Residence Four at La Vita has open living areas with a large great room that seamlessly blends into the outdoor room, a feature of the home that we'll make use of all year round," she continues. "Residence Four's design will also adapt to our family's future, with elements like the privacy of a downstairs master bedroom and a separate exterior staircase to the second floor, which will be invaluable as our kids get older."

While Angela and John's choice to buy their La Vita home greatly benefited their family's lifestyle, they also found the design for Residence Four was perfect for entertaining. "It's so much easier to have people over now! In my last home, everyone used to have to crowd around our small kitchen island, but now we have a beautifully designed kitchen with a giant island and huge common space where our family and friends can mingle and relax," Angela raves. "Outside, it's the same story -- we have a pool, spa, and a basketball court in our backyard, yet there's still plenty of open space for the kids to run around while we catch up with friends."

The prime location added another layer of appeal to the Yang family's purchasing decision with both convenience and privacy adding key advantages to their lifestyle. "We chose our Residence Four homesite because it is at the edge of the community, giving us an extra level of privacy since we have a greenbelt to the side and no house behind us," remarked Angela. "Our piazza adds even more space since it feels like an extension of our house, offering kids a safe place to play while giving us an area to gather with our neighbors." Their daughter is a big fan her new community, as well. "She loves that she can walk to Orchard Hills Middle School right through the neighborhood, and when her friends come over after school, they take the exterior stairs up to the family retreat, drop off their backpacks and come downstairs for snacks. They feel independent with their 'own' entrance, and we like the convenience of that design feature."

Rounding out their motives for choosing La Vita is the amazing amenities within Orchard Hills, which is reflective of the family's active way of life. "We love to bike, hike, run and swim, and living at Orchard Hills means we have access to pools, tennis courts and the public trail system. Our community has just about everything right here, and if we crave Irvine's urban amenities, they're close by."

The Yang family was also extremely pleased with La Vita's purchasing process through Brookfield Residential, praising the sales team for their detail-oriented and friendly approach. "Our sales representatives, Donna and Andrea, were welcoming, knowledgeable, and super helpful while our home was under construction. We had a lot of questions, and they always made time for us. They quickly facilitated resolutions for any issues we had, and were always friendly to me, even though I visited them almost daily," says Angela. "I couldn't have asked for a better new home purchasing experience."

Homebuyers interested in learning more about La Vita, which was honored with two prestigious Gold Awards and three Silver Awards at The Nationals(SM) 2015 ceremony, are encouraged to log on to, or visit the Sales Gallery today.

La Vita's Tuscan-inspired homes are beautifully positioned within unique piazzas and appeal to a myriad of family buyers with their dramatic designs, richly textured landscaping and private driveways that discretely guide residents home. Four beautiful two-story home designs feature flowing open interiors spanning from approximately 3,400 to 4,000 square feet with voluminous, two-story foyer ceilings, four to five bedroom suites, four and one-half to five and one-half baths,  two-car garages plus storage and spectacular appointments that heighten the homes' authenticity and refinement. Design highlights include expansive great rooms that lead to an outdoor covered living room with fireplace via optional bi-fold or optional multi-slide pocket panel doors; gourmet kitchens equipped with prep kitchens and Viking® professional appliance packages and large dining rooms to accommodate formal dinner parties. The upper levels are designed for family tranquility with spacious bedrooms with en-suite baths and unique family retreat areas. A host of customization options are also available. Homes are priced from the mid to high $1 millions.

Orchard Hills™ is a village so unique, there will never be another opportunity like it in Orange County. A place of such dramatic topography and natural beauty, it is distinguished as a true landmark within the Villages of Irvine®. Set amidst rare natural beauty, 12 new home neighborhoods offer an impressive range of architectural designs within this extraordinary Irvine address. Rolling hillsides, acres of open space and proximity to working avocado groves highlight the village's rare natural splendor and serenity. Brand new luxury neighborhoods epitomize sophistication and architectural

Created by Irvine Company Community Development, Orchard Hills™ is conveniently located in Irvine, California. In 2014, Money Magazine named Irvine California's No.1 city in its "Best Places to Live" list. 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 eleven years in a row; abundant open space, parks and recreational opportunities; and world-class dining, entertainment and employment. For more information about the Villages of Irvine, visit

To visit La Vita from I-5, exit Culver Dr. and head east. Cross over Portola Pkwy, make a left on Settlers and proceed through the Groves entry gate. Turn left on Fiddlebow, then left again on Sunset Cove. The guest parking lot is located on your right hand side, past the model homes. The La Vita Sales Gallery and model homes are open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesdays. For more information, please call 888.331.5915 or visit

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Brookfield Residential Southern California (Los Angeles and San Diego) a division of Brookfield Residential, is committed to being more than a homebuilder. We strive to create the best places to call home. The Brookfield Residential Southern California (Los Angeles and San Diego) team has the passion, the expertise and the local knowledge to craft homes and neighborhoods that speak to homebuyers at every stage of life. We are an award-winning homebuilder and industry leader with an exceptional reputation for quality, design, and customer service.

Brookfield Residential Properties is a leading land developer and homebuilder in North America. We entitle and develop land to create master-planned communities, build and sell lots to third-party builders, and operate our own home building division. We also participate in selected, strategic real estate opportunities, including infill projects, mixed-use developments, and joint ventures. We are the flagship North American residential property company of Brookfield Asset Management, a leading global alternative asset manager with over $200 billion of assets under management. Further information is available at or