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The Ranch Journal

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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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Residents Take A Walk in the Orchards

The orchards off of Chiquita Canyon are beautiful to look at, but imagine walking through and exploring them. That’s exactly what some residents did recently when they participated in RanchLife’s docent-led event, A Walk in the Orchards. On May 18th, 32 residents were shuttled by RanchRide to the lovely citrus and avocado orchards for an exciting day outdoors.
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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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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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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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The Outlook Grand Opens

At Rancho Mission Viejo, Gavilán™ features single-level living in South Orange County for the 55+ crowd. Gavilán™ residents enjoy exclusive 55+ amenities, as well as a host of other amenities available throughout the Villages of Esencia and Sendero.
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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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A Million Reasons To Sell At Esencia.

To date, all 12 of our neighborhood builders have shared over $900,000 with real estate professionals for home sales at Esencia—and that’s just the beginning. There are a variety of homesites in distinctive neighborhoods for sale, including quick move-in homes, single-level homes for Gavilán™ 55+ clients, and homes with panoramic views to the coast, with a variety of sizes, floorplans, and…
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The Fluid Nature of Esencia Style

The architectural style and details of Esencia draw upon the natural terrain of the surrounding landscape—including the creekbeds, rivers, and ocean nearby. There is power and grace. Fluidity. In the home, water brings calming relaxation to your space. Fountains, drawn baths, a cleansing splash on your skin, for instance.
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Gavilán™ Neighborhood Spotlight: Avocet

Avocet features 2-3 bedroom, 2-3 bathroom, courtyard-style homes in Adobe Ranch, Ranch, and California Bungalow architectural styles. And once inside, you’ll enjoy the open, airy feel of the floorplans. Your kitchen, dining area, and great room flow together with a standard covered outdoor area we call the Ranch Room.
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Neighborhood Spotlight: Cirrus by Meritage Homes

For a beautiful blend of sophisticated style and rustic allure, check out the Cirrus neighborhood. Offered in a variety of fresh and contemporary architectural styles, these homes complement the land’s natural color palette and relaxed outdoor vibe.
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Esencia Farm Featured in USA Today’s Green Living Magazine

There’s nothing like plucking a fresh tomato from the vine and popping it into your mouth. The sweet and earthy taste is delicious, but when you have the additional satisfaction of growing it, well—that’s a deeply nourishing experience you can’t buy from a store. It’s a time-honored way of life for some, and a fun hobby for others. With the growing popularity of farm-to-table culinary experiences…
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