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Pardee Homes’ Oak Crest at Fair Oaks Ranch® in Southern California Wins Again for Excellence in New Home Design

National Competition Applauds Flexible Special Spaces of This Upscale Single-Family Home Neighborhood, Part of Pardee’s Popular Master-Planned Community in Los Angeles County

Los Angeles, March 10, 2010 -- Oak Crest at Fair Oaks Ranch® in the Santa Clarita Valley has earned more new honors for its stylish, versatile spaces. This time, it’s a Gold Award for the Plan Four-X guest suite, one of many plan customizing possibilities new home shoppers will find at Oak Crest.   Builder Pardee Homes earned the honor at The Nationals, a prestigious competition that recognizes exceptional design and marketing achievements by homebuilding professionals from throughout the United States.

Winning awards has become a familiar pleasure for Pardee Homes when it comes to the Plan Four-X guest suite. This large and flexible space also earned national top honors in Best In American Living Awards, and in the SoCal Awards, a celebration of new home marketing in Southern California. “Our aim at Oak Crest was design that would allow our buyers to tune selected spaces to their particular lifestyle needs,” said Joyce Mason, vice president of marketing for Pardee Homes. “We are delighted to have our efforts noted in these competitions. “

Mason added that layout choices for the Plan Four-X appeal to a variety of households. “As shown in our decorated model, this suite is ideal as an apartment space that can serve extended stay guests or perhaps grandparents,” she said.  “Buyers who simply want more bedrooms can specify a different layout. One of these includes the home’s fifth and sixth bedrooms and one provides for two junior suites.”

As the guest suite, this award-winning space features an open layout that makes already sizable (approximately 30.5 x 15.5 feet) dimensions seem even larger. As modeled, sleeping quarters, seating/media and study space demonstrate the suite’s generous capacity. Thoughtful window placements and a kitchenette further enhance the suite’s appeal and practicality; a large walk-in wardrobe and full bath complete the guest suite. You can check it at

The judges who reviewed unique and special spaces also found a real competitor for Plan Four-X—the Oak Crest Plan Three’s optional laundry/hobby space. Right off the home’s kitchen and family spaces, it’s large, light filled and ideal for doing lots of other things while laundry chores move along. As modeled, it features cabinets, a large island and  a desk. Buyers who prefer can opt for an additional bedroom and bath here. You can see more on this space with Photo

Oak Crest has new homes available today, with a choice selection of move-in ready homes among the possibilities. Home shoppers who move quickly may also qualify for the extended tax credit, according to Mason. “Qualified buyers who enter a purchase contract by April 30 will be eligible for this credit,” she said. “We encourage them to visit our website at or simply stop by the sales center.”

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