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William Lyon Homes

February 07, 2014 12:30 ET

William Lyon Homes Collaborates With Woodley Architectural Group to Create Alora at Talega

SAN CLEMENTE, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 7, 2014) - When Alora debuts this spring at Talega in San Clemente, this limited edition of 36 luxury homes is poised to captivate Southern Californians who desire an extraordinary homebuying experience. William Lyon Homes collaborated with notable architect Michael Woodley from the nationally acclaimed Woodley Architectural Group to create Alora's fresh, innovative designs that seamlessly blend indoor/outdoor living in this premier coastal-close setting. Get on the inside track for this spectacular collection and express your interest by visiting to be among the first to learn about pricing, events and phase openings.

Alora's architectural designs will represent the first new homes to be offered at Talega in many years and will introduce floorplans that have never been seen before. Architect Michael Woodley reflects on the thoughtful planning of Alora and the impact this enclave will have among homebuyers who aspire to a definitively unique opportunity. "One of the first things our team did was re-examine plan structure. We didn't want to fall back into designs people were accustomed to, we were interested in creating houses that respond to the way people live today. Lifestyles and priorities have changed dramatically and Southern Californians in particular are not drawn to compartmentalized spaces or formality -- they want homes that fit the way they live now."

"The explosion of space and how the designs encourage outdoor living are some of Alora's most defining elements. There are few places in the world like Southern California where indoor/outdoor dining and entertaining blend so effortlessly, and this architecture was uniquely designed for this location and to celebrate this lifestyle. I also think homebuyers will be enthusiastic about the volume in these two-story homes. Both vertically and horizontally, there is a feeling of space and circulation that lends itself to bright, open interiors and a connection from room to room. For instance, the open kitchens are really hubs that respond to the interaction between families and our love of multi-tasking -- everything is happening at these spaces. With large islands to gather, it's the perfect spot for homework, reading or catching up with each other after a busy day," Woodley explained.

"Alora is different and homebuyers will appreciate the designs are unlike anything they have previously experienced. The floorplans move from formal influences, emphasizing comfort, connection and a multitude of options to customize. To accommodate these sensibilities, for example, the Great Room in the Plan 3 is more of a destination -- it's not exposed when you open the front door. It's the further-most room and still relates to other areas, so it provides a sense of escape and that's a neat way to live. The neighborhood's exteriors also respond to the context of Talega and were thoughtfully planned to blend with the established surroundings. It was important the homes felt current, with a fresh appearance, so we integrated cleaner, simpler lines to reflect a pure Southern California look."

"As an architect, I am energized how people respond to thoughtful design. Now more than ever, it's not just about value, it's relating to the home and how it enriches your life. People want the latest and greatest thing. Alora will bring a fresh, new approach to Talega, offering homebuyers who love this lifestyle and who know what they want a fantastic opportunity," Woodley concluded.

For the special few who will be fortunate to make Alora their own, now is a particularly good time to visit to register one's interest and experience an online glimpse of the once-in-a-lifetime designs to be unveiled in the months ahead.

Alora will present a limited edition of fresh new home designs that offer a prestigious lifestyle for the most discerning move-up buyer. Architecturally grand in scope and lavishly appointed with the finest amenities, this special enclave will feature two-story floorplans ranging from approximately 3,949 to 4,503 square feet, with 4 to 5 bedrooms, including first-level bedroom suites, 4.5 to 6.5 baths and unique 2-car garages + 1-car separate garage to 3-car tandem garages + 1-car separate garage. An unparalleled display of room options will provide the flexibility homebuyers demand to transform their living spaces as time and needs evolve. While they vary per residence, Alora's magnificent new home designs will feature optional wine storage, butler's pantry, guest suite, study, expanded great room and balconies. Beautiful outdoor living spaces with optional kitchens will offer a year-round invitation to enjoy Talega's mild coastal climate and dine or entertain family and friends in an elegantly casual setting.

Talega of San Clemente is conveniently located three miles from the Pacific Ocean. Residents enjoy a host of parks and recreational amenities, including 2,000 acres of open space and trails and the Talega Golf Club with its 18-hole, Fred Couples "Signature" championship golf course and Signature Grille. Among the privileges exclusive to Talega residents are the Talega Swim and Athletic Club, which has a clubhouse, multi-purpose sport court, sand volleyball courts, junior Olympic pool, resort pool and Splash and Play area. The community is within the Capistrano Unified School District that has two elementary schools and one middle school in Talega. Residents also have easy access to shopping and dining at the Talega Village Center.

Talega is governed by a Home Owners Association supported by owner assessments to fund common area and facility maintenance. The Talega Maintenance Corporation (TMC) provides a vehicle for maintaining community recreation and common areas. Membership is automatic. Talega Lifestyle Corporations (TLC) created as a nonprofit corporation (501c4) is funded by a combination of sources, including community enhancement fees on residential sales, resales and nondeductible contributions, user fees, corporate alliances and partnerships, event fund raising and endowments. TLC is run by a Board of Directors appointed by its sole member, Talega Associates, LLC.

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.

The Resmark Companies is William Lyon Homes' partner in developing Alora. Founded in 1995, Resmark is a leading national private equity firm focused on real estate and powered by core foundational discipline and focus. A fully integrated real estate investment group, The Resmark Companies' divisions -- Resmark Land and Housing, Resmark Apartment Living and Resmark Shopping Centers -- finance, acquire, develop and manage real estate in California and the Western United States and other select major metropolitan markets nationwide.