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Brandywine Homes Set to Break Ground on 41 Two-Story Single Family Homes in La Mirada, Calif.

The Orchards development to be completed by fall 2014

LA MIRADA, Calif. -– June 3, 2013 — Brandywine Homes, one of Southern California’s most successful infill developers and homebuilders, will begin construction shortly on The Orchards, a 41-home community on the site of the former Alondra Center.

The two-story homes, which range from approximately 1,300 to 2,000 square feet, will begin pre-selling in July, with the new home models scheduled to open in September. Located on Alondra Blvd. east of Escalona Road, the community is expected to close out by the fall of 2014.

“The La Mirada market is extremely underserved,” said Dave Barisic, vice president of sales and marketing for Brandywine. “There hasn’t been any new residential construction in this market over a decade. We believe the demand will be high for these new homes.”

The 41 Craftsman-style homes will offer three or four bedrooms, two and one-half to three and one-half bathrooms, two-car attached garages and will feature private fenced rear yards. The homes will be priced from the high $400,000s and six of the smaller homes will be deemed affordable for purchase by moderate-income buyers starting in the low $300,000s.

The La Mirada market was listed in Money Magazine’s “Best Places to Live” list and is known for the popular La Mirada Theater for the Performing Arts and is home to its own water park called The Splash.

Back in 2009, Brandywine Homes entered into an agreement to purchase the former strip mall site, which was demolished in 2008, in an effort to revitalize this area under terms of a development deal between the homebuilder and the city of La Mirada.

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 900 homes in 30 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.