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Thousands Attend Grand Opening of Brookfield's La Vita in Gated Orchard Hills(TM)

IRVINE, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/17/14 -- La Vita is the toast of Irvine, with more than 1,000 eager guests touring the professionally decorated models during the Grand Opening weekend. Anticipation had been exceptionally high for this elegant, alluring and romantic neighborhood tucked behind the dramatic entry gates of the Groves in Orchard Hills™. With sales underway and heartfelt comments from visitors such as, "these are the best new homes we have seen," homebuyers are encouraged to visit La Vita today or log on to www.BrookfieldSoCal.com for details.

"The ultimate address for refined beauty and grandeur has arrived, and homebuyers are embracing the opportunity to purchase the luxury single-family detached home they have always dreamed of," said Mercedes Meserve, Vice President of Marketing for Brookfield Residential Southern California. "The amazing turnout for our Grand Opening weekend was a great indication that La Vita is exactly what buyers in Irvine are looking for. Throughout the weekend, we were reminded again and again how fantastic these homes truly are and nothing could be more thrilling."

Priced from the mid to high $1,000,000s, La Vita combines spacious elegance with desirable features that cater to today's upscale lifestyles. Floorplans seamlessly blend indoor and outdoor living spaces for grand entertaining and comfortable gatherings. La Vita is defined by its Authentic Tuscan elevations, refined interiors and superb detailing everywhere you look. The neighborhood's gracious piazzas with two to four-car private driveways have proven to be a favorite feature among guests, who love the privacy they create.

Visitors have also remarked about the generous size of the homes. La Vita's four single-family detached, two-story designs range from approximately 3,400 to 4,000 square feet with 4 to 5 bedroom suites, 4.5 to 5.5 baths and 2-car garages plus additional storage. The open, impressive floorplans reveal such spacious grandeur that guests thought the 3,400 square-foot Residence One was a 4,000 square-foot home.

La Vita's upscale features delighted homebuyers, who were equally impressed with the interiors as well as the breathtaking views amidst the tranquil landscape of Orchard Hills. At the heart of the home is an expansive gourmet kitchen with impressive island and adjoining prep/high heat wok kitchen with walk-in pantry, sink and second dishwasher. Homeowners can also turn this space into a craft room. First-floor master suites and/or generous guest suites in all four plans present ample space for families and guests. La Vita's outdoor rooms offer bi-fold or multi-slide doors for indoor-outdoor living among a naturally spectacular setting.

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 www.VillagesofIrvine.com.

To visit La Vita from I-5, exit Culver Dr. and head east. Cross over Portola Pkwy, make a left on Settlers and proceed through the Groves entry gate. Turn left on Fiddlebow and turn left on Sunset Cove. The guest parking lot is located on your right hand side, past the model homes. The La Vita Sales Office and Model Homes are open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, please call 888.331.5915 or visit www.BrookfieldSoCal.com.

Prices are effective as of the date of publication.

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 www.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 www.BrookfieldRP.com.

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