Keeping your options open is the unspoken mantra of the new 55-plus community Altis by Pardee Homes Inland Empire. Located in Beaumont, the development will comprise more than 700 homes, and there are 12 different floor plans across four collections — Vita, Avid, Mira, and Elan — along with four elevations, Modern Spanish, New Century Modern, Modern California, and Modern Prairie.
"Offering 12 floor plans allows buyers variety," says Matt Sauls, vice president of marketing and product development for Pardee Homes Inland Empire. "There are various life stages and incomes — some buyers want small homes, some want large homes. Our goal for Altis was to use local data and offer a more boutique and curated approach to differentiate and offer what our local buyers want, such as fresh, modern designs, energy-efficient features and open, personalized floor plans."
The floor plans do indeed vary quite a bit. For example, the Vita has two or three bedrooms and two baths in 1,473 to 1,682 square feet, and Sauls notes that its layout emphasizes open and airy floor plans and single-level simplicity. The Avid has large gathering spaces and flexibility; the Mira Collection offers roomy floor plans and convenient add-ons; and Elan contains the largest square footage — two to four bedrooms and 2.5 to 3.5 bathrooms in 2,278 to 3,094 square feet. "Both the Mira and Elan Collections [also] offer a first floor GenSmart Suite, Pardee Homes’ option for separate, complete living spaces for buyers looking for more versatility in their home accommodations," Sauls adds.
The centerpiece of the community will be The VuePoint, a 16,000-square-foot residents’ club.
The centerpiece of the community will be The VuePoint, a 16,000-square-foot residents’ club where a few of the many amenities will include a 4,300-square-foot resort-style pool with a solar-integrated shade structure and water features; a 2,100-square-foot lap pool with integrated therapy and accessible entry; a gathering and lounge area that features a kitchen, barbecue bars, and islands with seating and sinks; a 12,000-square-foot event lawn looking toward San Gorgonio Mountain; and a state-of-the-art fitness center.
"The development will [also] cater to baby boomer buyers’ desire to live in a walkable community by providing several parks connected by an extensive trail system," says Sauls. "A community-centric design that brings people together is crucial in the 55-plus space. [There will be] thoughtful land planning with mixed-lot neighborhoods, connective and multi-use trail systems, open spaces, and a community hub. The Altis land plan situates the VuePoint community hub at the center of the community with the Altis Paseo Trail system connecting the VuePoint to surrounding neighborhoods as well as to neighbors. Also, two neighborhood parks bring residents and their visiting adult children and grandchildren together with outdoor kitchens, raised garden beds, outdoor furniture, and lots of grass."
Pardee worked with Hans Anderle of Bassenian Lagoni Architects on the exterior design. "They are tailored homes with recognizable traditional architecture, but with a twist," says Matt Sauls, vice president of marketing and product development for Pardee Homes Inland Empire. "It’s about being newer and cleaner in design."
Altis is Pardee Homes’ first 55-plus development, and Sauls notes that it was conceptualized based on the Life360 platform of their parent company, TRI Pointe Group. "Pardee has taken the Life360 brand pillars of vitality, adventure, connectivity, and style — which are unifying forces — and added that special local sauce. We aim to be more boutique and curate our home designs and amenities. The execution of Altis was based on a tailored approach to create a neighborhood with more meaningful and individualistic community place-making that provides robust social calendars for diverse boomer interests on and close to the property."
The first 80 homes are scheduled to be completed in 2019 and the first move-ins are slated for this month. Anticipated pricing ranges from the low $300s through the mid $400s.