Exterior Design

Join us for the Cortesa Model Grand Opening!

by Shea Homes Southern California on August 9, 2017

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Cortesa by Shea Homes® is unveiling new models at Esencia in Rancho Mission Viejo! If you’re a 55+ active adult on the hunt for a home where you can connect, socialize, relax, and enjoy a variety of upscale amenities, then keep Saturday, August 19th, open! Join us for a first look of these unmatched, one and two-story designs in a desirable location in Southern California.

Back by popular demand, Cortesa will provide homebuyers with the opportunity to explore more possibilities and options that buyers like, PLUS, it is situated in an incredible location near the Hilltop Club and across the street from The Getaway. These new homes will offer 2-3 bedrooms, 2-2.5 bathrooms, and approximately 1,816-2,362 square feet of living space. The flowing, open floorplans at Cortesa are ideal for entertaining guests, and we can’t wait for you to see them for yourself.

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Take a Virtual Tour of Ashford Model Homes

by Shea Homes Northern California on July 14, 2017

Playing ball in the park. Cooking time-tested family recipes. Walking the dog together. Reading a favorite bedtime story. When it comes to family traditions, there’s no place like home. And now there’s a place that combines our classic heritage with modern convenience and comfort: Ashford by Shea Homes® in Hansen Village at Mountain House. It will feel like home from your very first visit. Ashford residences are built to last, and offer flexibility as your family grows, with comfort all around.

Ashford features four all new home plans, two of which offer an included multi-generational living Suite Home unit for grandparents, guests, rental income, or to be used as a private office space. Suite Homes have their own bed, bath, kitchenette and living space. And you can now take a Virtual Tour of each model home!

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Outdoor living spaces give you the chance to enjoy the outdoors and fresh air from the comfort of your home. You can get a little bit of sunshine, relax, and entertain family and friends. This Mother’s Day, why not give mom an outdoor space where she’ll truly love spending her time? With the right design and decoration, you can make an outdoor space one of the best places in the house. Here are ten ideas to jumpstart your outdoor design planning, whether you’re thinking about buying a new home, in the process of choosing your floorplan and deciding what outdoor spaces to incorporate, or want to update your current outdoor living space.

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Southern California Backyard Trends!

by Shea Homes Southern California on May 1, 2017

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Easter has already come and gone, which means summer isn’t too far behind! When our SoCal weather goes from 75 to a balmy 90 degrees, the backyard is where we spend most of our time with family and friends. Making sure your yard is spruced, groomed, and spackled always makes for a more enjoyable outdoor experience.

But, how do we transform our yards into proper hangout areas in the year 2017? With a little bit of elbow grease and creativity, your yard will be the most popular place to party this summer.

Small Yard, No Problem

Say your outdoor space is on a smaller scale, that doesn’t mean it can’t be a trendy, comfortable spot to relax with your friends. Try out some of these decor ideas!

Water Features. Installing a fountain is the perfect sensory feature to liven up your small yard. Installing spouts, like the one shown in the below outdoor patio, makes for a tranquil place to dive into a good book and get some peace and quiet.

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Lighting. A simple fix to making your small yard feel more inviting and open is hanging up some elegant, twinkling lights. Not only do they make evenings feel more cozy and fun, but by stretching them across your yard, it enhances the feeling of spacious bliss. Plus, your guests will love them! Details

Rooftop Deck. There’s nothing cooler than hanging out on the roof with your best buds, (as the show Friends has taught us). Even if your outdoor space is small, the perks of being up high means having a killer view and an awesome place to have movie night.

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(Julep in Irvine)

The Bigger, The Better

For those of you with more sizable yards, here are some trendy projects for you to sink your teeth into this summer. We’re especially loving the idea of putting in a pond!

Electronics. The age of technology is the world we currently live in, and there’s nothing more hip than having a TV installed in your backyard. Want to have a family movie night outside? 2017 says you should be watching Frozen outdoors under the stars. Details

Bar Tops. If you really want to get the party started this summer, installing a cool bar top is always a brilliant idea. It creates more seating for your guests, makes for a great place to display food and drinks, and will be the focal point of any special occasion you host! How gorgeous is the one below at The Landing?!

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Ponds. It may take a bit more work than installing a TV, but adding a beautiful water feature like a charming pond (with some turtles or fish!) could be exactly what your backyard needs to showcase some serious pizzazz. Details

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Mosaic Tables. Whether your outdoor space is large or small, these exotic beauties are making a triumphant comeback in backyards everywhere in 2017. If you’re yard is looking drab, a little pop of color patterns will go a long way! Details

Summer’s not here yet, so you still have time to get ready! We hope some of these trendy features make your backyard the coolest place to be in 2017.

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Building Industry Awards Shea Homes Builder of the Year

April 28, 2017




The Bay Area Building Industry Association (BIA) awarded the Shea Homes® Northern California division with not one, not two, but 10 industry awards last Friday night in San Francisco at the 2017 Excellence in Homebuilding Awards. Shea Homes® was honored with the top award of the night – Builder of the Year, for our outstanding […]

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Ashford Model Homes Now Open in Mountain House

April 5, 2017




Hundreds of guest flocked to see the new Ashford model homes in Mountain House for their recent opening weekend! Did you miss the debut? Join us for the Ashford Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday, April 15th! Family-friendly fun and activities will be available for all, and model homes will be open for tours. RSVP on Facebook, […]

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Shea Homes Releases New Exterior Elevations in Sienna Plantation

March 29, 2017
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  Shea Homes® Houston has released an entirely new set of stucco elevations to accompany the company’s traditional brick exteriors in Sienna Plantation. The new line up includes a French County stucco and a new Tuscan stucco elevation in additional to the Texas Traditional brick exteriors for each of the company’s seven floorplan designs in Sienna […]

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Introducing Padova at Orchard Hills

March 20, 2017




  Shea Homes® Southern California is excited to announce that our newest neighborhood, Padova at the Groves, will soon be opening in the stunning community of Orchard Hills in Irvine! This luxurious array of homes will offer 4 to 5 bedroom residences, with 4.5 to 5.5 bathrooms and  approximately 2,898-3,474 square feet of living space. If […]

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Get the Scoop on Centerpointe at The District

March 6, 2017
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  There’s some exciting buzz going on at The District by Shea Homes® in Northridge, and we’re here to personally invite you to the party. The Grand Opening of The District’s newest amenity, Centerpointe, will be unveiled for all to see on Saturday, March 11th! This hot new hangout for residents will include: a kitchen equipped […]

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Enjoy the Best of Outdoor Living in a New Shea Home

February 17, 2017




  It’s February in Arizona! While much of the country is buried under snow, we’re gearing up for some fun in the sun. When you live in a state that has some of the best weather in the country (most of the year, anyway), it makes perfect sense to choose a home designed to take […]

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