It was love at first sight for the Desai family, who had been looking for the right place to call home in Southern California since relocating from Philadelphia a year ago. They are among the first homeowners to move in recently at Del Mar builder Davidson's Viridian at La Costa Greens.
"When we walked into the Plan 3 model home at Viridian, we fell in love," said Niren Desai. "The plan is so open and the layout of the floor plan really appeals to us. This home has everything that we wanted."
With approximately 3,900 square feet, Plan 3 at Viridian has a high bedroom count, an option for a downstairs bedroom and bathroom in place of the library, and a super-sized great room that incorporates the kitchen, dining nook and family room into one large open area.
"We spend most of our time in the family room and kitchen, so having one huge open area appeals to us," Desai said. "Even when we have guests, that's where we spend our time, so it makes sense to have as large a space as possible. We may need to accommodate parents down the road, so we really needed a downstairs bedroom as well."
As the parents of two young daughters, ages 4 and 7, Desai and his wife, Anita, also said they felt it was important to move into a home in the Carlsbad school district.
Designed by Dahlin Group Architecture, the four floor plans available at Viridian at La Costa Greens are highlighted by a single-story home, cabanas, courtyards and guest suites. The exteriors feature Santa Barbara, Tuscan and Monterey Ranch architectural styles. The one-and two-story homes span 2,823 to 4,601 square feet and include three to five bedrooms plus bonus rooms, 2.5 to 4.5 bathrooms and up to four-car garages.
Davidson will build 91 homes at Viridian at La Costa Greens. The coastal Carlsbad neighborhood is within the highly rated Carlsbad School District, and the homes are within walking distance of a new Carlsbad elementary school. In addition, Viridian at La Costa Greens is close to an abundance of shopping and recreation opportunities.
For more information, visit the Viridian model homes and sales office at 6595 Halite Place in Carlsbad. From Interstate 5, exit La Costa Avenue and go east. Turn left on El Camino Real, right on Poinsettia Lane, left on Alicante Road and right on Pyrite. Information also is available at www.davidsoncommunities.com or by calling (760) 431-3705.
Percival is president of Scribe Communications.