Standard Pacific Opens “Avignon” Estate-Caliber Homes in Brea

As expected, home builder Standard Pacific’s marketing efforts drew large crowds to the their grand opening on May 17th.  Even temperatures in the 90s didn’t stop homebuyers from taking a peak while eating the complimentary snacks.

Guests had to park down the street after Avignon's small lot and curbs filled near the models.
Guests had to park down the street after Avignon’s small lot and curbs filled near the models.

My expectations of Avignon were thoughts of simply larger designs of Standard Pacific’s Montserrat community. Those were quickly exceeded when walking to their plan 3, which was first on their model tour.

Plan 3 courtyard entrance.
Plan 3 “Chagail” courtyard entrance.  Plan 3 is the first home to see when walking out of the sales office.
Plan 3 is the first home to see when walking out of the sales office. At an impressive 5,336+ square feet, entertaining spaces rival those of some banquet halls.
At an impressive 5,336+ square feet, entertaining spaces rival those of some banquet halls.

Designs are more immersive with arched entryways, grand entrances, and ground level master bedrooms available on some floor plans. Even to a Real Estate agent, it’s tough to distinguish standard features beyond the breathtaking decor that seems to have increased over the prior communities. Of course, none of those decorations and landscaping will come with the homes with exception of the very-expensive models which will be sold in the last phase.

The "California Room" gets more impressive as the tour continued. This one shown in the "Hayden" model (plan 1) has an arched covering.
The “California Room” gets more impressive as the tour continued. This one shown in the “Hayden” model (plan 1) has an arched covering.
The most impressive California Room is saved for last on the model tour. Plan 2 "Schubert" has an entire corner of the room disappear to expand the entertaining area.
The most impressive California Room is saved for last on the model tour. Plan 2 “Schubert” has an entire corner of the room disappear to expand the entertaining area.
The canyon view in the background is similar to what most homesites will see. A few lots will have a partial city lights view.
The canyon view in the background is similar to what most homesites will see. A few lots will have a partial city lights view.

Avignon will release their first phase of homes on May 24th.  Buyers will be required to sign up on a first-come, first-serve priority list.

Unlike Coral Ridge and Montserrat, unobstructed city lights view lots aren’t available due to the location of the community. It will be interesting how the international buyers (mostly Chinese) respond. Many I’ve spoke to have a “view or nothing” mentality. However, the far-superior designs might give buyers enough to compensate for the lack of a view.

 

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