WHY IT WORKED: These attached villas offer up great architectural design and a location that can't be beat. Covenant Hills is the last—and most prestigious—village to be built in Orange County, Calif.'s ultrasuccessful Ladera Ranch.

  • Located in Ladera Ranch's only gated community, which is surrounded by open space and integrated village trails.
  • Maintenance provided for all front-yard landscaping as well as roofing, exterior painting, gutters, and other individual residential elements.
  • Popular Residence 4, Villa Lucia, features three bedrooms, a covered loggia, a two-car garage with wood doors, and first- and second-level master suites.
  • Unique site, inventive plotting, and an interlocking building design combine to carve out indoor-outdoor living environments that appeal to a wide range of buyers.
  • PROJECT CREDITS Project: Castellina at Covenant Hills, Ladera Ranch, Calif.; Sales started: January 2005; Sales through May 2006: 71; Units planned: 82; Price: $767,240 to $937,860; Unit size: 2,075 to 2,934 square feet; Builder: Centex Corp., Irvine, Calif.; Developer: DMB Ladera, San Juan Capistrano, Calif.; Architect/Land planner: Bassenian/Lagoni Architects, Newport Beach, Calif.; Landscape architect: Silverwood Landscape Construction, Santa Ana, Calif.; Interior designer: Design Tec Interiors, Newport Beach


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