Irvine, California is experiencing a wave of new home construction, made up primarily of detached singles. The BuzzBuzzHome database currently lists more than 45 such developments in the master-planned city, which was designed in the 1960s by renowned architect William Pereira.
The spirit of ingenuity is still alive and well in Irvine — the city is a hub for technology companies and top-ranking educational institutions, including the University of California, Irvine. Whether you’re moving to Irvine to start a new job or are looking for more space to grow your family, here are 10 new construction single-family home communities that are now selling.
Developer: Toll Brothers
Priced from: $2,209,995
Only 12 homesites remain at Solano, a collection of sprawling single-family residences within the Altair master-planned community. Choose from three distinctive floorplans with up to 5,000 square feet of living space, five to six bedrooms, gourmet kitchens, spacious master suites, and outdoor living spaces with sweeping valley views. There’s a staffed, gated entrance to the community and residents will enjoy exclusive access to private parks, meandering trails and resort-style amenities.
Developer: Shea Homes
Priced from: $1,280,150
Bordering Irvine to the west is Lake Forest, a growing city that’s home to numerous corporate headquarters. Teresina is a tight-knit new construction community of just 85 lots, featuring two- and three-story homes kitted out with contemporary design elements. Notable features include walk-in pantries, freestanding soaker tubs, master bedroom terraces, great room fireplaces and outdoor rooms.
3. Apex at Rise
Developer: Pulte Homes
Priced from: $1,469,990
Great Park Neighborhoods is a master-planned community springing up around Orange County Great Park in Irvine. Apex at Rise is a new collection of luxury single-family detached homes located within the mater-plan, touting two- and three-story floorplans that offer open-concept living, outdoor spaces and private rear yards. Buyers can customize their new digs from the comfort of their couch using the Envision Option Selector or see how a king-size bed would fit into their owner’s suite using the Interactive Furniture Planner tool.
Developer: Irvine Pacific
Priced from: $1,400,000
If you haven’t guessed it by now, Irvine is a master-planned city made up of master-planned communities. Orchard Hills is yet another one of these exclusive neighborhoods, complete with three private parks, two swimming pools and a tot lot. Ravello features the largest homesites within Orchard Hills and is nestled at its highest point, allowing for sweeping nature views. These refined residences boast 21-foot ceilings, optional guest suites with private entry, and California great rooms with operable window wall systems.
5. Echo at Novel Park
Developer: William Lyon Homes
Priced from: $800,990
Brand new single-family homes for under $1 million can be hard to come by in Irvine, but Echo at Novel Park offers modern, three-story residences from the low-$800,000s. The functional floorplans span 1,708 to 2,429 square feet and come with lots of flexible space to make your own. You’ll love the colorful front doors, oversized windows, island kitchens and open-air courtyards.
Developer: KB Home
Priced from: $1,306,370
If Spanish-style architecture is more to your liking, check out Elderberry at Portola Springs, a collection of four- to five-bedroom homes with inspired exterior options. Future residents will be within walking distance of the brand new Portola Springs Elementary School and can take advantage of the community’s basketball courts, tot lots, recreation center, tennis courts, 14 parks and six swimming pools.
Developer: TRI Pointe Homes
Priced from: $759,000
Characterized by clean lines and modern forms, the semi-detached single-family homes at Lyric are priced from the $700,000s to the $900,000s. The airy, open floorplans include three to four bedrooms, chef-worthy kitchens, and optional third floors with a rooftop deck and bonus room. The opportunities for this space are endless — transform it into a home office, yoga studio, craft room or art studio.
Developer: Richmond American Homes
Priced from: $989,000
Few homesites remain within Juniper at Portola Spring, a new neighborhood of two-story residences with designer finishes, outdoor living spaces and abundant personalization options. There are currently two quick move-in homes for buyers on a shorter timeline, catering four bedrooms, three to four bathrooms, and two-car garages. Live within minutes of the Irvine Ranch Conservancy, a pristine, 50,000-acre site comprised of open space, lakes and hiking trails.
9. Altair Irvine: Celestial
Priced from: Low-$1.7 millions
Another new neighborhood within Altair Irvine is Celestial, which touts roomy two- and three-story homes with sumptous master suites, spa-inspired bathrooms, California rooms with fireplaces, upstairs lofts and more. Upgraded features come standard at Celestial — homebuyers can expect stainless steel appliances, soft-close cabinetry, sleek countertops and home automation products by some of the most trusted manufacturers.
Developer: Irvine Pacific
Priced from: $1.2 million
Situated within Reserve at Orchard Hills is Como, a stunning assortment of four-bedroom homes that span 2,287 to 2,753 square feet. These sophisticated residences have been designed around spacious California great rooms with panoramic doors for seamless indoor/outdoor living. The chef-caliber kitchens are outfitted with commercial-style cooktops, granite slab countertops, satin-finish cabinetry with concealed and soft-close hinges and drawers, plus premium Kohler® fixtures.