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Brookfield Residential Announces La Vita at Orchard Hills in Irvine

IRVINE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 02/18/14 -- Brookfield Residential will soon introduce La Vita at Orchard Hills, a magnificent new collection that intertwines the beauty of a modern home with the romance and nuance of Italian-inspired architecture. Set amidst the gated privacy of the Groves at Orchard Hills®, La Vita will present the epitome of indoor/outdoor living in a naturally spectacular Irvine village. For more information on its much-awaited debut, homebuyers are invited to express their interest by visiting BrookfieldSoCal.com.

"A premier collection for couples and families who want to attain a higher caliber of Irvine living, La Vita has been exquisitely designed to offer architectural authenticity, comfort and refined luxury in a setting of natural tranquility," said Rocky Tracy, Vice President of Sales for Brookfield Residential Southern California. "Four extraordinary floorplans will seamlessly blend indoor and outdoor spaces, a natural invitation for homeowners to entertain guests under expansive blue skies. When La Vita is unveiled, homebuyers will appreciate that no detail has been overlooked to infuse the charm and essence of European-inspired architecture. La Vita's residences will be creatively arranged in traditional piazzas with lush landscaping to highlight their individuality."

As La Vita unfolds in the months ahead, this Orchard Hills collection is poised to captivate Irvine's most discerning homebuyers who share a respect for the land, appreciate fine architecture and who seek a rare opportunity to enjoy a spectacular lifestyle.

Surrounded by the gated prestige of the Groves at Orchard Hills, La Vita will present single-family detached homes that range from approximately 3,400 to 4,000 square feet of two-story living space. Grandly appointed interiors will offer 4 to 5 bedroom suites and 4.5 to 5.5 baths; three plans will offer the rare convenience of a private master suite and a large bedroom suite on the first level. Further highlighting La Vita's impressive design and livability, the fourth plan will feature a private bedroom suite on the first level. Each of La Vita's master suites will offer spa-inspired baths with luxurious tubs and large walk-in closets, and impressive secondary bedrooms will each include their own private baths. No detail has been overlooked in the kitchen design, which will include expansive islands and adjoining prep/catering kitchens with walk-in pantries, a special feature that will appeal to homebuyers who frequently entertain. Hosts will have the convenience of keeping extra dishes and platters out of sight in this area, which will be equipped with its own sink and second dishwasher. The prep kitchens can also be transformed into an optional crafts room or high heat wok kitchen.

The neighborhood's outdoor rooms with bi-fold or multi-slide doors will create a seamless invitation to enjoy one space and the next, creating opportunities to dine and entertain outdoors with family and friends in this naturally majestic location. Dramatic elevations will infuse the essence of Tuscany architecture with an extensive display of stone, wrought iron and wood elements. Homeowners will also have the convenience of 2-car garages plus additional storage.

Orchard Hills® is a village so unique, there will never be another opportunity like it in Orange County. A place of such dramatic topography and natural beauty, it is distinguished as a true landmark within the Villages of Irvine®. Set amidst rare natural beauty, 12 new home neighborhoods offer an impressive range of architectural designs within this extraordinary Irvine address. Rolling hillsides, acres of open space and proximity to working avocado groves highlight the village's rare natural splendor and serenity. Brand new luxury neighborhoods epitomize sophistication and architectural differentiation.

Created by Irvine Company Community Development, Orchard Hills is conveniently located in Irvine, California. The City of Irvine was recently ranked by Money Magazine as the "6th Best Place to Live in America." The highly-acclaimed master-planned community is renowned for allowing residents to enjoy a unique lifestyle unmatched in the region -- some of the best schools in the state; America's safest city for nine straight years; abundant open space, parks and recreational opportunities; and world-class dining, entertainment and employment. For more information about the Villages of Irvine, visit VillagesofIrvine.com.

About Brookfield Residential
Brookfield Residential Los Angeles is a premier lifestyle provider comprised of a dedicated, knowledgeable team of professionals with the passion and experience to craft exceptional new homes, neighborhoods and communities. From the goals of first time buyers to the prestige of luxury homes, we are proud to offer opportunities that embrace a diversity of aspirations. Respected as an award-winning innovator, we are recognized for delivering consistent quality, design details and an outstanding customer experience. Please visit BrookfieldSoCal.com for more information.

Brookfield Residential Properties Inc. is a leading North American land developer and homebuilder with operations in eleven major markets. We entitle and develop land to create master-planned communities and build and sell lots to third-party builders, as well as to our own homebuilding division. We also participate in selected, strategic real estate opportunities, including infill projects, mixed-use developments, infrastructure projects, and joint ventures. Brookfield Residential is listed on the NYSE and TSX under the symbol BRP. For more information, visit BrookfieldRP.com.

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