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John Laing Homes wins for Rosemary Lane community

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John Laing Homes is best known for creating meaningful communities for its homebuyers. Quality crafted homes, inspired architecture and functional layouts have earned John Laing Homes' San Diego division top accolades for the second year at the building industry's largest gathering.

John Laing Homes recently won a Merit Award for its Rosemary Lane at 4S Ranch community The development consists of 133 detached homes with a choice of three floor plans and outstanding architectural detail.

Known as the "best in the west," the Annual Pacific Coast Builders Conference Gold Nugget Awards competition recognizes excellence in design and planning by builders, developers, planners and architects from 14 Western states and the Pacific Rim. This spring, John Laing Homes' San Division was honored with a Merit Award for its Rosemary Lane at 4S Ranch community.

The development consists of 133 detached homes ranging in size from 2,461 to 3,462 square feet. Offering Spanish-, coastal- and European Cottage-styled residences, Rosemary Lane presents homebuyers with a choice of three floor plans and outstanding architectural detail.

Sixty-two of the 133 Rosemary Lane homes have already been sold. Eight homes from the neighborhood's newest phase were released on Aug. 27. The community's interest list has topped 1,000, with the remaining available homes expected to sell quickly, already 300 homebuyers have pre-qualified.

"We are thrilled to be recognized by the larger industry for our exceptional design contributions," said John Mecklenburg, president of Laing San Diego. "Given the immediate success of Rosemary Lane in terms of rate of sales and homebuyer feedback, we are confident that we've created a community that will endure."

Rosemary Lane is situated just west of what will eventually be 4S Commons, a 53-acre community center with a supermarket, retail shops, day care, restaurants and a library. Other planned amenities include four neighborhood schools, a variety of parks, miles of walking trails and more than 1,600 acres of protected open space.

John Laing Homes/San Diego has partnered with Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego (RMHC-SD) to launch a home raffle fundraising program. The "House for a House" program represents for many, an amazing opportunity to live in a new home that would otherwise be out of their financial reach. For $200 per ticket, California residents 18 years and older may enter a drawing that offers the grand prize winner a new John Laing home valued at over $700,000. The grand prizewinner may elect to take $620,000 in cash instead of the home.

The new John Laing home offered in the home raffle fundraising program is Rosemary Lane's Windchime plan. This 2,461-square-foot residence features four bedrooms, three baths, an interior courtyard, front porch, upstairs laundry room and three-car garage.

Proceeds from the "House for a House" program will provide funds to help RMHC build a future Ronald McDonald House to assist more families of seriously ill children. This will be the largest fundraising program for the San Diego chapter of RMHC in its 25-year history with an estimated $2 million for the charity.

To enter, individuals must complete a ticket request form available online at www.sdmcdonalds.com, at participating San Diego County McDonald's(r) restaurants and at all four John Laing Homes sales centers in San Diego County. Forms can also be picked up at the RMHC-SD administrative office and the local Ronald McDonald House.

John Laing Homes was named Professional Builder magazine's "2004 Builder of the Year." The national award, created in 1966, recognizes one homebuilder each year for excellence in the industry in several areas, including innovative designs, marketing, and customer service. One of the top privately held homebuilders in the nation, John Laing Homes ranks 28th on Professional Builder magazine's list of the top 400 homebuilders. The company, based in Newport Beach, Calif., concentrates its homebuilding efforts in California and Colorado.


Browne is a San Diego Vice President for John Laing Homes.

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