Q&A of the Week

January 17th, 2011

BY BUILDER AND DEVELOPER

Brett Whitehead
President
Brandywine Homes

Brett Whitehead has been with Brandywine Homes for 12 years, first serving as chief financial officer and, more recently, as president. As president, Mr. Whitehead oversees many areas including land acquisition, entitlements, forward planning and finance. During his tenure at Brandywine, he has been an integral part of the acquisition and planning of over 25 developments and almost 800 residential units. Read More >

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Brandywine Homes Introduces Latest Residential Community In Orange County

January 11th, 2011

Grand Opening Jan. 22 for Pomelo’s Limited Collection of

Single Family Homes in Garden Grove

GARDEN GROVE, CA – Jan. 11, 2011 – Pomelo, a limited collection of Mediterranean-style single-family homes, is the newest community from Brandywine Homes. The grand opening for Phase One of Pomelo is Jan. 22.

Pomelo’s 20 homes are available in two distinctive floor plans, one offering 1,557 square feet with three bedrooms, two and a half baths and a great room, the other featuring 2,135 square feet with four bedrooms, three baths, a great room and loft. Each model features a two-car garage.

“Pomelo is another example of our unique approach to infill development and tailoring our homes to reflect the demands of each local community,” said Dave Barisic, vice president of sales and marketing at Brandywine. “Pomelo will be especially attractive to buyers who place a strong emphasis on extended family and will appreciate the downstairs bedroom, spacious great rooms and large back yards.”

Interior features include an energy efficient tankless water heater, raised panel Cremona-style doors, rounded wall corners and lightly textured walls and ceilings, recessed lighting and silent touch Decora dimmer switches, central heating and air conditioning, with night setback thermostat, double-strength glass windows and structured wiring system with RG6 cable and CAT5 phone wiring.

The spacious gourmet kitchens feature GE stainless steel self-cleaning oven, sealed five-burner gas cooktop and quiet dishwasher, a built-in microwave/hood combination with carousel, designer selected and upgraded granite countertops, two-compartment stainless

steel sink with pull-out spray faucet. energy efficient fluorescent task lighting, exceptional natural beech cabinetry and upgraded garbage disposal.

Pomelo’s master suites are furnished with an elegant oval soaking tub, master baths with separate commodes, a separate shower enclosed with clear-tempered glass and a large walk-in closet.

Pomelo homes are traditionally styled with full driveways and ample rear yards and offer six distinct designer-selected custom exterior color and material schemes.

Centrally located at 12948 Pomelo Lane near the intersection of Trask Avenue and Fairview Street in Garden Grove, Pomelo is close to UCI Medical Center, the Block at Orange, Little Saigon and Main Place Mall with easy access to the 22 freeway. The development is served by the award-winning Garden Grove Unified School District.

For more information, call the sales office at (888) 954-8362 or visit www.livepomelo.com.

About Brandywine Homes

Brandywine Homes is a residential homebuilder based in Irvine, Calif., that specializes in challenging infill development. Founded in 1994, the family-owned and operated company has built or developed almost 600 homes in 21 small- and mid-sized infill communities, revitalizing some of Southern California’s oldest and most established neighborhoods. Brandywine builds homes that respect and complement the heritage, values and architectural integrity of existing neighborhoods and the people who live there – making a positive contribution to the community. www.brandywinedev.com

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16 Homes Planned For Former Church Site

January 4th, 2011

BY CURT SEEDEN, ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

Construction is expected to begin soon on a new 16-home development where the former First Christian Church on Magnolia Street now sits.

Irvine based Brandywine Homes, which acquired the 2.95 acre site, plans to build 16 single-family detached homes over the next 18 months. The development, called Lemongrass, will feature three different home plans ranging from 2,641 to 3,657 square feet. It’s located at 18110 Magnolia St., just south of Talbert Avenue.

 
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Brandywine acquires Fountain Valley redevelopment site

January 4th, 2011


By Caitlin Adams. OC METRO.

Irvine-based Brandywine Homes plans to build 16 single-family detached residences on a 2.95-acre redevelopment site that it has acquired in the city of Fountain Valley. The Lemongrass community will be built on the site of the former First Christian Church at 18110 Magnolia St.

“This is a great development for Brandywine because it fills a void in the local market, and Fountain Valley is a very desirable place to live,” said Brett Whitehead, president of Brandywine Homes. “There is virtually no new home activity in Fountain Valley, even though the demand for housing has been proven. It also fits nicely into our business plan because, although it is relatively small, it expands our reach into the coastal communities of Southern California.” Read More >

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Brandywine Homes Acquires Land For New Homes

January 3rd, 2011

By BUILDER NEWS STAFF, BUILDER NEWS

Brandywire Homes, a Southern California infill developer and homebuilder, has acquired a 2.95-acre site in Fountain Valley where it plans to build 16 homes over the next 18 months. The single-family detached home community of Lemongrass will be built on the site of a church. “This is a great development for Brandywine because it fills a void in the local market and Fountain Valley is a very desirable place to live,” said Brett Whitehead, president of Brandywine Homes, which is based in Irvine, Calif. “There is virtually no new home activity in Fountain Valley even though the demand for housing has been proven,” he said. “It also fits nicely into our business plan because, although it is relatively small, it expands our reach into the coastal communities of Southern California.” Lemongrass homes will feature three floor plans, either one- or two-story and ranging in size from 2,600 square feet to 3,600 square feet. The homes will have up to five bedrooms, three or four bathrooms and three-car garages. Lot sizes are relatively spacious for the coastal area, starting at just under 7,000 square feet. The homes, say Brandywine, are designed for “move-up” buyers who may have outgrown their older Fountain Valley home or simply want something a little newer with modern upgrades

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Brandywine Homes Enters Fountain Valley Market With Acquisition of 2.95-Acre Redevelopment Site

January 3rd, 2011

The Lemongrass Community Will Feature 16 Homes with Spacious Lots in a Supply Constrained Market of Orange County

IRVINE, CALIF. – Jan. 3, 2011 – Brandywine Homes, one of Southern California’s most successful infill developers and homebuilders, announced today it has acquired a 2.95-acre site in Fountain Valley where it plans to build 16 homes over the next 18 months.

The single-family detached home community of Lemongrass will be built on the site of the former First Christian Church at 18110 Magnolia St.

“This is a great development for Brandywine because it fills a void in the local market and Fountain Valley is a very desirable place to live,” said Brett Whitehead, president of Brandywine Homes, which is based in Irvine, Calif.

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