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Summer Events in Orange County

by Shea Homes Southern California on June 27, 2017

 

When summer comes to town, our beautiful home of Orange County comes alive. From art shows and festivals, to exploring new places untouched, the four-month marathon of balmy temps and sunshine makes for a perfect place to be this season! Not only will you love living in your beautiful new Shea Home here in one of our several SoCal locations, your family will also have plenty to see and do no matter where you are. Take a peek at what’s coming up in your neck of the woods!

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Life at Baker Ranch in Orange County

by Shea Homes Southern California on May 18, 2017

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If you’ve been on the hunt for a place to settle down, look no further than Baker Ranch in Lake Forest, CA! With resort-style amenities, quality homes, fantastic events, and a friendly atmosphere, it’s safe to say this rare gem is one of the most incredible places to call home in Orange County.

Home Sweet Home

Shea Homes® currently has four neighborhoods at Baker Ranch (and proud of it!), offering both detached homes and townhome living:

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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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Design Trends to Implement this Spring!

by Shea Homes Southen California on April 19, 2017

 

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Ahh, spring, how we welcome you with open arms. Out of the winter months, you bring sunshine, blooming flowers, and all of that delicious Easter candy.

BUT, spring isn’t just about baby ducklings and gifts from a large bunny…this time of year also calls for new beginnings, starting with clearing out all of the old styles from 2016!

Here are some effective ways you can rejuvenate your home this spring.

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Shea Homes Southern California #SheaSelfie Instagram Contest

April 13, 2017




  Love your Shea home? Show us by entering our #SheaSelfie Instagram contest! All you have to do is take a selfie showing us your favorite space in your place! This could be anywhere from your front yard, to your favorite room, area of your home, deck, etc. Post your photo or video to Instagram […]

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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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Live the Difference at Esencia

February 22, 2017




Whether you’re trying to become more connected with nature, yearning for a sense of community, or simply wishing you were closer to an adorable coffee shop, Esencia in Rancho Mission Viejo offers everything you’ve ever wanted in a new home.

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Be Our #SheaValentine!

February 8, 2017




Valentine’s Day is almost here, so we decided to celebrate the Shea way by giving YOU the opportunity to WIN a super sweet prize! Sounds pretty great right? It gets better. No need to jump through hoops or write a compelling 500-word essay. All you have to do is this: LIKE our page and TAG […]

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Introducing Julep at Parasol Park!

January 30, 2017




We’re excited to announce that our newest addition to the Shea Homes® SoCal family, Julep at Parasol Park, is NOW OPEN! These fabulous floorplans are chic, modern, and located within the gorgeous community of the Great Park Neighborhoods in Irvine. Each floorplan at Julep offers 3 beds, 2.5 to 3 baths, and approximately 1,734 – 2,131 […]

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Design Trends of 2016: Wood Floors!

August 18, 2016




Feeling intimidated at the thought of customizing your new home? Here’s a hot trend right now that has everyone swooning: beautiful wood floors! With an amazing variety of stains, finishes, plank width, or texture…wood floors can instantly give you the elegant look you’ve always wanted. If you’re leaning towards a more sophisticated style for your […]

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