Irvine Pacific invented the California Great Room with panoramic sliding glass doors that make indoor/outdoor spaces an extension of the home.

Trendsetting home features in Irvine


The Irvine Master Plan defined a new way of suburban planning. Even the homes within Irvine’s villages have set trends to meet the needs of today’s buyers and create an elevated sense of comfort and convenience.

Three new design features embody the residential innovation happening here in Irvine.

Conservatories: As space has become increasingly important, Irvine Pacific began incorporating window-filled conservatories – among the only new homes in Orange County that offer this feature. These first-floor rooms welcome sunlight with expansive windows, while serving as either an office, kids space or reading room.

Expanded living: Indoor/outdoor living space is also a key feature of most new Irvine homes. Panoramic doors – often called accordion sliders – can open from the California Great Rooms (a now-national home style feature invented right here in Irvine) to covered outdoor yard space. This expands living areas and takes advantage of Irvine’s California coastal climate.

Indoor-outdoor living spaces are ideal for Irvine’s Southern California climate.

Open spaces, inside: Inside the home, the need for space is also an emerging trend. Many of Irvine’s new homes feature volume ceilings. These ceilings reach upward of 20 feet above open floor plans to provide a sense of openness inside the home. New flex spaces in the homes have also been incorporated into new homes to become work or school spaces, as needed.

Buyers today can find these innovative features in just a few remaining new-home communities in Irvine.

In Orchard Hills, five neighborhoods are currently selling: Ravello, Lago, Fresco, Verdi and Como. Just to the south, Portola Springs has three neighborhoods actively selling: Hillside, Bluffs and Highland. And at Eastwood, one neighborhood – Fresco – is now selling homes.

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