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New development to be the first of its kind in decades with close proximity to local parks, public transportation and shopping

WEST COVINA, Calif. – May 20, 2013 – Brandywine Homes announced today that it has acquired 2.3 acres of land in West Covina, 18 miles east of Los Angeles, for a gated community of 19 single-family homes to be called Waverly.

Construction on the new San Gabriel Valley community will begin in June, with the first move-ins coming by the end of this year.

“We think buyers are going to be very excited about this,” said Dave Barisic, vice president of sales and marketing at Brandywine Homes, a pioneer of infill development in Southern California. “There has been a lack of new homes in this area for a very long time. It will bring a new look to an area dominated by homes that are more than 60 years old. There is really nothing like this in the whole San Gabriel Valley.”

The homes at Valinda and S. Glendora Avenues will range from approximately 2,150 square feet to 2,400 square feet. Three- and four-bedroom designs will be available, with stainless appliances, two-tone paint and great-room style floor plans. Eco-friendly features will include tankless water heaters, low-E glass windows and night setback thermostats. The larger of the two plans will offer a downstairs bedroom and large loft upstairs.

Common amenities include a tot lot and barbecue area. The community is close to local schools, the GO WEST bus shuttle and public parks, and it’s right down the street from the Westfield Mall.

The location had been the site of a former school owned and operated by Immanuel First Lutheran Church, seller of the property. Brandywine is currently in the process of clearing the property of old school buildings.

The new homes, designed in partnership with architect Dave Maldonado of D33 Architecture, will be a mix of French and Spanish design.

“It’s a great neighborhood,” Barisic said. “The addition of mid-priced homes should bring in families with disposable income. So, in addition to the money being spent in the local community, the city will benefit from an increased property tax base.”
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.