Irvine, CA, May 15, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- When David and Suanne Louton toured the model homes at Entrata by Irvine Pacific at Orchard Hills Village, they instantly realized their search for a new home was over.
“We were looking at condos, and couldn’t find places we were attracted to,” explained David. “One day we were near Orchard Hills and toured the three model homes at Entrata, and just fell in love with Residence 1.”
“It was love at first sight!” added Suanne. “I used to live in Costa Mesa and never realized that I didn’t feel at home until I moved to Irvine. I didn’t realize what I was missing – it just feels like home. It is comfortable, close to everything and it’s beautiful.”
Entrata’s distinctive interiors – including stylish, open floorplans – immediately drew their attention.
“Suanne loves to cook and we love to socialize,” noted David. “As soon as we walked in, we saw the completely open floor plan with a Great Room, dining and kitchen all in one room, with high, open ceilings and we literally spent the next couple of hours inside imaging living here and how we would decorate it.”
“We love the direct access to a two-car garage – right now we only have a one-car garage without direct access,” noted Suanne. “The room sizes are nicely sized and the square footage is perfect. We owned large houses in the past where we were tied to the upkeep. This condo allows us to do what we do, which is hike and enjoy the outdoors.”
Located in Irvine off Culver Boulevard and Portola Parkway, Entrata at Orchard Hills is bordered by miles of trails and paseos which loop around and connect to a trail that provides access to the greater open space around Loma Ridge. There are numerous overlook points along the trails that offer stunning views of the community, the orchards and beyond. Opportunities to connect with the natural splendor that defines the unique location of Orchard Hills include paths that weave along the avocado groves.
“We really love our porch, which overlooks what I believe is the best view around of the hills and can’t wait to go out there every morning, have coffee and enjoy looking at nature,” said David.
Suanne added, “There are 50,000 acres of protected wilderness where you can do long-distance hiking, biking and equestrian. We are hoping to plan hikes with our neighbors because the trailhead is directly across the street from our house. You can go on the docent-led hikes right across the street from us!”
The nearby Jeffrey Open Space Trail links the more than 16,000 acres of permanently protected parkland and open space. The trail begins just past Portola Parkway and travels to the Quail Hill open space in the southern part of the city. Residents are able to enjoy a three-mile-long stroll on the Jeffrey Open Space Trail without having to cross a single street and connect to the 22-mile Mountains to Sea trail, the backbone of the 50,000 acres of permanently protected land across the Irvine Ranch.
“The Jeffrey Open Space Trail is really interesting,” said Suanne. “We’ve ridden our bikes and it’s really cool how the signs explain the history of Irvine. We love the outdoors and we love hiking, so this is the perfect place for us to buy a new home.”
Top shopping and dining options are within walking distance of Entrata at Orchard Hills Shopping Center, which features Haggen, Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Zov’s Neighborhood Café and much more. Close by are Woodbury Town Center, The Market Place, Cypress Village Shopping Center and Irvine Spectrum Center. The Village of Orchard Hills is also close to Orange County’s major employment centers and finest cultural and entertainment venues.
“You have a drug store, a grocery store, you can get a massage, there are some really nice restaurants and it’s all close enough that we can walk or ride our bikes there,” said Suanne.
Irvine Pacific offers research-driven homes within the award-winning Villages of Irvine, utilizing quantifiable consumer feedback and interaction to create new home solutions with innovation, technology and intelligent energy efficiency while integrating long-term planning and building expertise.
“The home buying process is much better than it was in the past,” said David. “We really enjoyed working with our sales associate at Entrata, she wasn’t a salesperson – more of a friend helping you buy a new home.”
“They are very professional and they stay on top of things,” added Suanne. “It’s a very easy process.”
Irvine Pacific new homebuyers receive the exclusive benefit of collaborating with a professional design consultant to personalize the interior décor of their new home through the Irvine Pacific Design Center.
“We wanted to see how everything would look, so we got involved very early – perhaps much earlier than most people – and ultimately we knew how everything was going to look together,” explained Suanne. “They were very accommodating. At first we had a little trouble finding what we were looking for and our design consultant just kept at it until she found exactly what we wanted – and we are really, really pleased.
Prospective homebuyers interested in Entrata at Orchard Hills Village can visit www.IrvinePacific.com for more information, or contact a New Home Consultant at (949) 720-3234.