WHY IT WORKED: Atrium at EastLake Vistas is one of the last neighborhoods to be built in this successful, 3,200-acre community just south of San Diego. Move-up buyers responded to the large plans and architectural details.

  • Davidson, which had built a neighborhood in the same community a couple of years earlier, expected that those buyers would be ready to move up to larger, more luxurious homes. The builder was right.
  • Plentiful bedrooms (four to six) appeal to buyers with large, extended families.
  • Distinctive architecture, including a covered bridge that connects the two separate wings in Plan 3, is a big draw.
  • The best-selling Plan 3 is the largest home offered. At a spacious 4,258 square feet, it boasts a two-car garage plus a tandem garage, an interior courtyard with inglenook, and four and a half baths.
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    PROJECT CREDITS

    Project: Atrium at EastLake Vistas, Chula Vista, Calif.; Sales started: January 2006; Sales through November 2006: 22; Units planned: 68; Price: $987,900 to $1,082,900; Unit size: 3,720 to 4,258 square feet; Builder/Developer: Davidson, Del Mar, Calif.; Architect: R. Douglas Mansfield Architects, Laguna Beach, Calif.; Landscape architect: MW Peltz and Associates, Solana Beach, Calif.; Interior designer: Design Line Interiors, San Diego eric figge photography

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