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The Ranch Journal

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Esencia Style: Tile that makes you want to touch

Tile is the new wall texture, with bathrooms reminiscent of old-school NYC and backsplashes that embody California Cool. The options are endlessly customizable, making a stand-alone statement or complementing your unique furnishings. Here are a few of our favorite new looks and uses that are practical, eye-catching and oh-so-touchable.
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Esencia Style: Living Rooms

A living room is for living and breathing. At Esencia, we’ve welcomed the gorgeous views and SoCal sunlight that surround this community into each home through perfectly placed doors and windows. The result is a range of bright and lively spaces uniquely crafted to create an indoor-outdoor lifestyle you’ll love living.
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Experience the Gig Life at Esencia: Cox Smart Home Open for Viewing Oct. 1-2

One of the benefits of being a homeowner in Esencia is having access to gigabit high-speed internet through Cox Communications’ G1GABLAST service. Rancho Mission Viejo anticipated the internet needs of 21st century homeowners and worked with Cox to bring fiber to every home site during the early phases of construction. Esencia is the first master-planned community in Orange County to offer this…
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Grand Opening How-To Guide: Esencia Hilltop Neighborhoods

The big day is almost upon us! Join us at Rancho Mission Viejo Sunday, September 25th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to discover why Esencia was just named “Master Planned Community of the Year” by the Building Industry Association of Southern California.
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Esencia Style: Dining Rooms

Birthdays, anniversaries, celebrations—stylish dining rooms make occasions even more special.
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Neighborhoods Awarded Three Coveted Gold Nugget Honors

Selected among an elite group of homebuilders, Warmington Residential was honored with two Merit Awards for homes in Trellis, while William Lyon Homes received a Grand Award for its work in Vireo. These awards honor architectural design and planning, and the best of the best are chosen from a national slate of talented entrants.
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Neighborhood Spotlight: Citron by CalAtlantic Homes

For charming single-family courtyard homes reminiscent of California’s rich heritage check out the Citron neighborhood. Exterior architecture is evocative of Adobe Ranch, Ranch and California Bungalow styles.
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Esencia Style: Master Baths

With oversized showers, free standing tubs and gorgeous tiled floors, Esencia master baths are just what you need to escape and recharge from your busy everyday life.
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Neighborhood Spotlight: Aubergine

In the golden-hued hills of Rancho Mission Viejo, discover Aubergine at Esencia by TRI Pointe Homes—where luxury living is being redefined. Aubergine’s estate-style homes boast craft details and stunning architecture that reflect the prestigious and unique heritage of the land.
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Esencia Style: Kitchen Islands

Whether you’re enjoying dinner with friends or the time-honored tradition of Sunday waffles, it’s a near-guarantee that if there’s a big kitchen counter, everyone will gather around. Kitchen counters and islands are the center of attention in any kitchen, and for good reason. With smooth granite countertops and wide open space all around, the kitchen counter island invites lively conversation,…
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Gavilán™ Neighborhood Spotlight: Cortesa

Part of Esencia’s 55+ lifestyle known as Gavilán™, the homes of Cortesa offer spacious ranch-style homes in a variety of plans. These plans range from 2-3 bedrooms and 2-3 bathrooms with a 2-car garage, but that’s just the beginning. You can also add optional fireplaces, stacking doors, bedrooms, outdoor retreats with fireplaces, and more.
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Single-level living is all the rage—again

Single-story homes are enjoying a big resurgence in popularity, and it makes sense. Everything on one floor, no stair workouts, and spread out floorplans with living spaces that flow into one another—and keep going. The layout, with central courtyards and indoor-outdoor spaces, sets the scene for dinner parties, family gatherings, and much more.
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