Saturday, March 14, 2015

Summerlin's Montecito Sets New Standards For Single-Story Living

Summerlin’s Montecito neighborhood by Toll Brothers opened its models in grand style this month with a VIP red carpet event featuring all three of its floor plans beautifully designed and accented by Tesla automobiles.  Modeled similarly to Toll’s nearby Santaluz neighborhood which has just two homes remaining, Montecito’s three, single-story model homes are styled with a completely new look.

“Toll developed a fantastic product last year with the design of the Santaluz single-story floor plans,” said Peggy Chandler, SVP- Summerlin. “And they’ve outdone themselves this year with Montecito. New home buyers will be impressed when they experience Montecito.  It is truly spectacular.”

Already selling, Montecito’s Catania, Messina and Trapani floor plans feature Spanish-Colonial exterior elevations in a gated neighborhood located along the cascading slopes of The Paseos village, near Red Rock National Conservation Area. Homesites average approximately 8,200 square feet with one corner lot sized at 20,600 square feet. Like Santaluz, floor plans range from 2,495 to 2,874 square feet with three or four bedrooms and a two- or three-car garage.  Additionally, Montecito offers an extensive variety of upscale design elements not previously available.  

Montecito homes come standard with 12-foot multi-slider glass living room doors; gourmet kitchens; granite countertops throughout; under mount sinks; 17 x 17 inch floor tiles; and 10-foot ceilings enhanced with coffered ceiling or defined inset ceiling architecture at entry-ways, great rooms, dining rooms and master bedrooms. Courtyards, covered patios and porches extend the living space outdoors.

All three models showcase stunning design options including upscale lighting fixtures, designer wall coverings, custom closets, top-quality appliances, surround-sound throughout and outdoor elements including pools, spas, water features, fireplaces and built-in backyard kitchens.

New for Montecito, The Catania floor plan now includes a standard dry bar or optional wet bar near the foyer that creates the look of a formal dining room while preserving the home’s open floor plan feel.  Enhancements on this floor plan include an optional attached casita with private bath or third-car garage.

The Messina features an open floor plan with a den, great room, dining room and adjacent kitchen. Flexibility allows for three or four bedrooms. Designed with a sizeable front courtyard, this home also offers an optional casita or third-car garage.

The Trapani, the largest floor plan and the only one with a standard three-car tandem garage, includes four bedrooms and three and one-half baths. Unique features include a linear foyer accented with multiple tray ceiling insets, as well as a separate formal dining room, walk-in pantry and two covered patios.

For more information about Montecito, visit or download the new home finding app by searching “Summerlin” in your app store.

PHOTO CAPTION:  Upscale elegance dazzled new home buyers at the grand opening of Montecito’s model grand opening.

About Summerlin:
Developed by The Howard Hughes Corporation, Summerlin began to take shape in 1990 and has ranked in the country’s top 10 bestselling master-planned communities for nearly two decades. Located along the western rim of the Las Vegas valley, Summerlin encompasses 22,500 acres with approximately 6,000 acres still remaining to accommodate future growth within the master plan. The community is currently home to more than 100,000 residents who enjoy an unparalleled list of amenities. These include more than 150 neighborhood and village parks, more than 150 completed miles of trails, 22 public and private schools, 14 houses of worship, nine golf courses, shopping centers, medical and cultural facilities, business parks and dozens of actively selling floor plans. Homes are available in a variety of styles – from single-family homes to townhomes and condominiums– priced from the $300,000s to more than $1 million. Custom homesites in The Ridges are priced from the $400,000s. Luxury apartment homes offer monthly rents starting from the $900s. Visit for more information.

About The Howard Hughes Corporation®
The Howard Hughes Corporation owns, manages and develops commercial, residential and mixed-use real estate throughout the U.S. Our properties include master planned communities, operating properties, development opportunities and other unique assets spanning 16 states from New York to Hawai‘i. The Howard Hughes Corporation is traded on the New York Stock Exchange as HHC and is headquartered in Dallas, TX. For additional information about HHC, visit

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