As a Real Estate Agent in North Orange County, it’s common to automatically think it takes over $700,000 to buy a brand new detached home in a good area with 8+ schools.
Until I visited Van Daele’s community that starts at $620,0990. The largest plan (1,782 square feet) was being offered at $671,740 at the time of my visit.
So, how were they able to build MORE on less land without going 3 stories high like
Heritage Crossings in Placentia?
Castile by Van Daele homes introduces high density living with NO shared living spaces. (only garages are attached.) Kudos for keeping staircases at a minimum. 🙂
The lowest priced design is their Residence One that features 2 to 3 bedrooms with 2-1/2 baths. For those who opt for having 3 bedrooms, it comes at the expense of a separate dining area off the kitchen. Residence One is a single level design on the 2nd floor (shown in photo above) with an available elevator option near the Master Bedroom.
Great Room with 2 bedroom configuration in Residence One. If you wanted 3 bedrooms, that area where the small windows and dining table would be a full bathroom.
Just like all new homes, the large island counter dominates the kitchen.
Residence One is located directly behind the other 2 designs: Residences Two and Three. It sits directly on top of their garage spaces. Two and Three are completely freestanding.
A “Home Management Center” is perfect for a small office space, gaming area, or linen storage.
Your master bath likely won’t be as decked out as the one in the model — unless you’re willing to pay more.
Residences Two and Three have “Great Room” designs on the ground floor with a small patio area than can accommodate a table and BBQ grill. Residence Two has a 9 foot stacking door option that allows a large entryway to the patio to blend outdoor and indoor spaces.
Garages are detached in Residences Two and Three. You’ll need your umbrella on a rainy day when you walk through your small outdoor space.
Large kitchen with island in Residence Three.
Interesting….but not practical? Residence Three has a downstairs bedroom, but the sliding door design and location makes me wonder how much privacy that room would have. Residence Two also has a downstairs bedroom.
What I didn’t like…
The nearby landfill.
The nearby landfill can be likely be seen from at least one of your upstairs windows.
2. Upstairs kitchen in Plan 1
Single level oxymoron? If you don’t pay for the elevator option, a hike up these stairs will be frequent when moving groceries to the kitchen in Residence One.
3. HOA dues of $340.75 a month. Although that’s on par with nearby
Blackstone homes in the Serano and Amber communities, that’s pretty steep for a home. At least they take of care of front landscaping.
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