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MURRIETA, CA MBK Homes celebrated the grand opening of Heritage at The Oaks in Murrieta. Heritage is a collection of some of the largest, most elegant single-family homes in Murrieta, set on spacious pool-sized lots, many overlooking a picturesque oak ravine. Heritage is located within The Oaks, a planned community close by excellent schools, neighborhood parks, and wide variety of local shopping centers.

Providing a truly distinct value, Heritage is priced from the mid $200,000s and features one- and two-story homes in three floorplans with three to seven bedrooms, two to three baths, three car garages and generous living space from approximately 2,869 up to 3,408 square feet. Of particular note is the huge Plan One, a spacious one-story home with a dramatic loft designed in 2,869 square feet.

"As we celebrate our grand opening, we invite homeshoppers to visit and see what a special environment we have here at Heritage," said Stefan Markowitz, President of MBK Homes. "One of the most beautiful aspects of Heritage's property is the reserve of oak trees which were preserved to create a special established feeling.

"We know that buyers will fall in love with this collection of large homes, because Heritage has so much to offer. These are some of the most spectacular homes in the area. A home this grand and of such custom caliber, would cost almost double in Orange County. Another benefit is that children would attend schools within the highly acclaimed Murrieta School District," Markowitz said.

Also included are many customizing opportunities that buyers can add. Custom options such as extra bedrooms, bonus rooms, home offices, dens, libraries, master bedroom retreats, or even a deck in the back yard. In addition, buyers are offered ways to personalize their homes further with built-in cabinetry options for desks, linen closets and computer stations plus the opportunity to upgrade flooring, kitchen and bath tile, and kitchen appliances. Other options include security systems or "surround" sound speaker packages.

One of the hallmarks of an MBK Home is the superior craftsmanship achieved by using only the highest quality materials. The homes at Heritage feature classic traditional architectural designs and are enhanced by fire-resistant concrete tile roofs in designer colors, side and back yard fencing for privacy, designer selected color schemes and exterior lighting.

MBK's attention to important details is evident throughout these homes which include many standard features homebuyers appreciate including elegant entry foyers with ceramic tile, vaulted ceilings, nine-foot ceilings throughout, rounded wall corners, six panel colonist interior doors, interior laundry rooms, woodburning gas fireplaces, built-in media niches and much more.

Thoughtfully appointed with European style oak cabinetry, ceramic countertops, and gourmet appliances, the spacious kitchens, nooks and adjacent family rooms provide a comfortable setting in which to prepare meals and relax as a family. The homes' living and dining rooms are designed to flow together for entertaining and family gathering.

Elegant master bedroom suites feature a separate tub and shower, "his and her" sinks vanity area, plus spacious walk-in closets. Some of the most appreciated energy features include air conditioning with night setback thermostat, energy efficient water heaters, furnaces and dishwashers, upgraded dual pane windows and sliding glass doors.

Within just a few miles from Heritage is the Santa Rosa Plateau, a natural preserve for scenic nature hikes where no vehicles are permitted. Just 14 miles from the ocean, Murrieta receives cool-ocean breezes ideal for growing grapes for the region's numerous wineries.

Joining Heritage with a fall opening planned is the now previewing Traditions by MBK Homes. Traditions is a collection of single family one- and two-story residences in three floorplans with up to six bedrooms, three-car garages and well designed living space from approximately 2,270 to 2,850 square feet. Prices are anticipated to begin in the high $100,000s. An interest list is now forming for Traditions. To be placed on the list to receive more information, please call 909-696-6900.

With its keen attention to detail, MBK Homes Ltd. is dedicated to delivering superior craftsmanship in every home it builds. MBK chooses its locations carefully, building its neighborhoods in family-oriented communities within well-respected school districts. Strengthened by the reputation and financial stability of its' parent company, Mitsui & Co., Ltd., MBK Homes is committed to providing its customers with the best value their homebuying dollar can buy and to building homes to last a lifetime.

MBK Homes continues to expand its homebuilding activities in some of Southern California's most desirable locations. MBK neighborhoods include: Soleil in Aliso Viejo; Wisteria in Corona Valley; Annandale in North Fontana; The Highlands and Saratoga at Hillcrest in Castaic; Heritage and Traditions at The Oaks in Murrieta and MBK Homes at Emerald Square. For more information on any of these communities, please call (888) 943-HOME or visit the company's web site at

To join in the celebrating at Heritage at The Oaks, take the I-15 at California Oaks Road and drive north. Turn left on Jackson Avenue and follow signs to the sales center, which is located on the left. The sales center and models are open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and additional information is available by calling (909) 696-6900 or by visiting the MBK website at

Posted on July, 23rd 2000

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