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Mirador Coming Soon to Rancho San Juan

In the world of South Orange County real estate, Sendero might be the biggest game in town, but it isn’t the only one.  Woodbridge Pacific Group has announced a new tract in its popular Rancho San Juan neighborhood.  Following on the heels of a successful reboot of Valinda at Rancho San Juan, the new tract is called “Mirador” and Woodbridge describes it as follows:

These estate-scaled residences welcome families with thoughtful floor plans and elegant appointments that embrace today’s indoor/outdoor lifestyles. Square footage ranges from approximately 3,769 to 4,984 with the opportunity to personalize living space with options such as flex rooms, offices and casitas.

Additional details include:

  • One and Two Story Estate Homes
  • 4 to 5 Bedrooms
  • Up to 6.5 Baths
  • Minimum 11,500 square foot homesites
  • Indoor/Outdoor Capistrano Room
  • Optional Casita with most plans
  • 4-car garages

Prices are anticipated to start in the “$1,000,000s” — whatever that means.   That is awfully vague.  It will be interesting to see how high they can push the prices for these.

More information is available here.  Site plan, floor plans and elevations are available here.  These homes seem comparable to the Legacy Collection homes being offered by Warmington in Covenant Hills in terms of size and expense.  Both are larger and more expensive than the Sendero homes.  We like the fact that the Mirador homes seem to come in five different models, each featuring three different elevations.  Some of the floorplans are dramatically different from each other, too.  That is going to give the neighborhood some variety and diversity from the curb.  Our biggest complaint about the Legacy Collection (which is otherwise a very successful project) is that it only offers two models to choose from, resulting in a neighborhood of nearly 50 homes that lacks any variety in appearance.  This is especially true when you pass from the custom neighborhood (where every home is unique) into the Legacy Collection tract (where you see the same two facades copy and pasted on every lot).  In any event, good for Woodbridge for putting some effort into these homes.  When it is all said and done, Rancho San Juan should be a very nice, high-end neighborhood.

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