First homes sold in Southern California solar-powered neighborhood

TRI Pointe Homes Southern California announced that its first homeowners have taken up residence at Viridian at Esencia, its new solar neighborhood located in the master-planned community of Rancho Mission Viejo. The move-in milestone comes on the heels of Viridian winning the Detached Community of the Year at the 2018 SoCal Awards presented by the Greater Sales & Marketing Council and BIA of Southern California.

A home at Tripointe’s Viridian at Esencia solar-powered neighborhood.

“The 30 homes sold to date at Viridian validate not only its outstanding design and construction, but also the keen repositioning strategy for the community,” said Tom Grable, division president of TRI Pointe Homes Southern California. “Viridian attracts in many ways, including its transitional architecture with traditional roots and a contemporary twist, high-functioning layouts, and a series of backyard options.”

The Viridian parcel was originally planned as an extension of a TRI Pointe Homes neighborhood that debuted in 2015 at Esencia, with homes ranging from 3,100 to 3,750 sq. ft., starting at over $1 million and targeting a move-up buyer who had many similar luxury choices in the local market area. Upon the completion of its first enclave of homes, TRI Pointe Homes recognized an opportunity to redefine luxury for young families: bigger backyards, less interior square footage with greater flexibility, and a lower, more attractive price point.

TRI Pointe Homes worked closely with Rancho Mission Viejo, the master developer, to re-imagine the neighborhood, one best suited for the marketplace. After eight months of planning, the result was a redesigned neighborhood that offers fresh designs, energy-efficient features and three open-concept floorplans.

Upon completion, Viridian will comprise 72 solar-paneled homes priced from the low $900,000s to low $1 millions. Ranging from 2,516 to 3,171 sq. ft., the two-story homes come with 4 to 6 bedrooms, 3 to 5.5 bathrooms and 2-car garages.

The homes at Viridian were designed by architect Bassenian Lagoni.

“In a competitive region like Southern California, a thoughtful approach to cater to what today’s buyers want, as seen with our redesign of the residences at Viridian, has powered stronger interest and sales results,” Grable said.

News item from TRI Pointe Homes Southern California

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