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Del Mar homebuilder earns 1 Gold, 3 Silver Nationals for Scripps Preserve

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A reigning new-home neighborhood in San Diego is also among the best in the entire nation, recently earning a Silver Award for Detached Community of the Year during The Nationals awards gala in Orlando, Fla.

Scripps Preserve at The Estates at StoneBridge by Del Mar builder Davidson also earned Silver Awards for landscape design for a detached community and architecture for the Plan 1 home. Davidson also was recognized with a Gold Award for advertising and two Regional Awards for brochure and color ad.

The Nationals awards pay tribute to superior new home sales and marketing achievements throughout the United States. The competition is presented annually by the National Sales and Marketing Council, which is a council of the National Association of Home Builders. One of the highlights of NAHB's annual International Builders' Show, the black-tie Nationals gala draws more than 1,000 attendees. This is the 27th year of Nationals competitions.

Davidson's Scripps Preserve is a luxury enclave of 61 homes in the semi-rural Scripps Ranch area of San Diego. Currently, just six homes are available, with prices from the low $900,000s. The average lot size at Scripps Preserve is well over 17,000 square feet, and the community is within the highly regarded Poway Unified School District.

Designed by Larry Case of Case Group Architects, Scripps Preserve gets its name from the famous Scripps family, who owned the land around the area now called Scripps Ranch. The neighborhood pays homage to the many contributions made by the family while living in the San Diego area. The community's landscaping is by MW Peltz & Associates. The winning corporate advertisement was created by Martin Stevers Design.

In October, Davidson earned its 12th Grand SAM Award from the Sales & Marketing Council of the Building Industry Association of San Diego County for excellence in architecture, interior design and merchandising for Scripps Preserve at The Estates at StoneBridge in Scripps Ranch.

Scripps Preserve at The Estates at StoneBridge features two-story homes with 4,630 to 5,818 square feet, four to six bedrooms, 3.5 to 5.5 baths and up to a four-car garage. Scripps Preserve homes include numerous options, including casitas, an outdoor kitchen and a game room. The expansive residences benefit from proximity to one of San Diego's largest open space preserves, Mission Trails Regional Park. For additional sales information, call (858) 530-0581 or visit www.davidsoncommunities.com.

Plan 1 at Davidson's Scripps Preserve has 4,630 square feet, four bedrooms and up to 4.5 baths. The floor plan incorporates a casual dining nook, a convenient kitchen island, elegant oval entry foyer, and den or optional fifth bedroom and fourth bath. This home also offers an optional second-story casita with kitchenette and a two-car garage below.

Spanning 4,744 square feet is the Plan 2 floor plan with four bedrooms, 4.5 baths and split three-car garage standard. The home's first-floor den may be optioned into a fifth bedroom, and there's an optional sixth bedroom in place of the bonus room upstairs. The home also includes dual master bedroom walk-in closets, a tech center and kitchen island for optimal organization. An outdoor room with optional fireplace and dual front decks add outdoor areas for relaxing and entertaining.

The largest of the floor plans has up to 5,818 square feet, five bedrooms plus an office, 5.5 baths, a music room, dinner party-sized dining room and four-car garage standard. The master bedroom retreat has a romantic balcony, and the dining room has a dramatic double-height ceiling. Options for the Plan 3 home include an outdoor kitchen or game room and loft.

The Estates at StoneBridge will eventually offer 16 miles of trails on its 2,658 acres, connecting to a countywide trail system. The community was recently awarded a Trail Greenway Award from the California State Parks Department for its environmentally conscious design that provides critical trail linkages and preserves open space. For more information on the overall community visit www.mcmillin.com.

Percival is president of Scribe Communications.

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