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California West Brings A Legacy of Fine Living to New Collection
California West Brings A Legacy of Fine Living to New Collection

Carlsbad, Calif. (September 8, 2015) – California West is one of San Diego’s most honored and time-tested homebuilders.   This tradition of building highly personalized residences throughout the county is now showcased at two of the areas fastest selling and most popular communities: Southern Preserve, La Costa ( and Upper Cielo, Rancho Santa Fe (     
The two new collections of custom-inspired estates present the opportunity to co-create a highly personalized residence with the California West team.  The oversized residences at Southern Preserve, reflecting some of the largest homesites in all of Carlsbad, provide homeshoppers multiple floorplan layouts and elevation styles to select from.  The limited, view-oriented homesites at Upper Cielo each reflect a unique and varying relationship to the land with mountain to ocean views.
“For over three decades, the California West team has been building some of the finest residences in all of San Diego,” noted Robert Thorne, CEO of California West.  “The opportunity to create communities in two of the areas most prized cities was a responsibility we took very seriously.  And I believe the results speak for themselves.”
Southern Preserve
California West’s forty-nine personalized residences of Southern Preserve in La Costa, Carlsbad is now offering a limited collection of homes overlooking the rolling hills of Olivenhain and bordering acres of a natural preserve and open space.  A new phase release of homes is now available for purchase. Highlights include oversized backyards on select homesites, and an ultra-private location set apart from neighboring residences.  Featured this week is a Plan 2AR residence located on Homesite 20. Priced at $1,335,900 and offering 3,907 square feet of living space, this residence includes upgrades throughout the kitchen and master bedroom. The homes at Southern Preserve, La Costa showcase up to 6 bedrooms, 6.5 baths  and are priced from the low $1 millions.  Each floorplan offers a covered outdoor living area and large, free flowing kitchen space. Families at Southern Preserve will appreciate access to the coveted, award-winning schools in the Encinitas Union School District and San Dieguito School District. To learn more, see maps to the models, and register for future community updates, please visit:  Or call (760) 652-5426 and learn more about the pre-qualification process.
Upper Cielo
California West presents Upper Cielo, forty-one custom inspired residences at the top of CIELO. The gated community of CIELO is an exclusive community of spectacular luxury homes and custom homesites which occupies one of the highest vantage points along the San Diego coast, providing an unprecedented portal to sweeping views that stretch from the Coronado Islands and La Jolla to Lake Hodges and the coastal mountains. Several move-in ready homes are currently available for purchase. Featured this week is Homesite 73 which provides a very private cul de sac location, covered outdoor living space, front yard landscaping and upgrades throughout approximately 4,579 square feet of living space. This home is listed for $1,733,843. 

Homes at Upper Cielo, Rancho Santa Fe showcase up to 5 bedrooms, 5.5 baths with pricing starting in the high $1.2 millions. Optional living spaces are available, including a second master bedroom and observation deck. Residents have access to private, recreational amenities, including a community pool and spa, two tennis courts, a fitness center, and much more. Upper Cielo is now open daily. For more information, call 858.756.4572 or visit
About California West
We are not one of California’s largest homebuilders. We are a small, thoughtful builder.   We didn’t set out to build hundreds of homes. We set out to build yours.
It’s an approach that embraces a passion for building custom inspired homes, with a heightened level of design, sophistication, sensitivity, and individuality.  One extraordinary location, one home, one stone at a time.  Learn More at
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New homes: August builder round-up
By Pat Setter, San Diego Union Tribune

Summer may be waning, but local builders have sizzling offerings for new home buyers.

After recently releasing the last 10 homes in Dixie Village in Oceanside, Hallmark Communities quickly sold five of those offerings. Now only five Hallmark homes remain in this community close to the beach, which provides all that coastal living has to offer. Buyers must act fast to take advantage of this outstanding North County value.

Hallmark is selling other homes within walking distance to the beach at a new eight-home townhome community in Oceanside. At 438 S. Cleveland St., the project is also within walking distance to Oceanside’s train station, making commuting to downtown a breeze. Prices at Cleveland Street 8 start in the high $400,000s.

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Sanctuary by Richmond American Homes in San Elijo Hills offers that rare architectural treasure — the sprawling single-story ranch home. Richmond American showcases two single-level floorplans on cul-de-sacs in eastern San Elijo Hills adjacent to open space and trails. The neighborhood offers a unique feeling of spaciousness and connection to the natural world. Prices start in the $800,000s. Sanctuary homes offer the built-in amenities of San Elijo Hills, a small town where schools, shopping, parks and recreational opportunities abound. For more information, visit

Valencia Hills announced the final phase release in one of San Diego’s most successful new home communities. A great value, these single family homes are priced from the mid $400,000s. These final one- and two-story homes represent the last chance to purchase a home in this new Lemon Grove neighborhood. Three floor plans, ranging in size from 1,634 to 2,220 square feet, offer spacious great rooms, indoor laundry rooms, up to three-car garages and traditional-sized backyards. These quality new homes, built by New Pointe Communities, offer easy commuting access to both work and play destinations.


It’s last call at Beach House at Coral Cove in coastal Encinitas, where Shea Homes San Diego is offering its final home, the Plan 4 model. Shea is also down to its final home at Tamarindo in West Chula Vista, and six new homes in El Cajon at Everly near West Chase Avenue and Avocado Boulevard. Shea’s newest community, Serra on East Vista Way in the city of Vista, just released its second phase with homes now selling from $439,580. Sales and move-ins continue at Frame & Focus at Civita and the lofts at Lucent, also at Civita in Mission Valley.

Davidson Communities just released Phase Eight at Arterro at La Costa, a community of large family homes in Carlsbad. Davidson’s other North County neighborhoods include Enclave Rancho Santa Fe, an intimate neighborhood of 13 new homes behind private gates with views of the golf course at The Crosby; and New Crest Court, a community of 16 new homes in the Carlsbad School District.

Zephyr’s SummerHouse in Carlsbad is a unique offering of luxury beach condos boasting exclusive concierge services, direct beach access and sweeping views of the ocean and Buena Vista Lagoon. Each of the 35 floor plans, featuring California Coastal architecture, vary by building with eight different styles. The spacious, single-story condominiums range from 1,787 to 2,702 square feet with two bedrooms, two bedrooms with a den or three bedrooms. Prices range from $1.3 million to $2.4 million. After debuting well, SummerHouse already has one home sold, eight in escrow and three reserved.

California West Communities has two neighborhoods supporting San Diego’s unique indoor-outdoor lifestyle. The carefully appointed locations of Southern Preserve in La Costa, Carlsbad and Upper Cielo in Rancho Santa Fe combine thoughtful architecture with breathtaking surroundings that influence each custom-inspired home. Southern Preserve’s limited collection of 49 personalized residences overlook the rolling hills of Olivenhain, and border natural preserves and open space. The 41 residences of Upper Cielo occupy one of the highest vantage points along the San Diego coast, providing sweeping views stretching from the Coronado Islands and La Jolla to Lake Hodges and the coastal mountains. Pricing begins from the low $1 millions for Southern Preserve and from the high $1.2 millions for Upper Cielo. Visit and to learn more.


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