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GARDENA, CA– MBK Homes has announced the grand opening for its new neighborhood located within the private gate-guarded community of Emerald Square in Gardena. MBK Homes at Emerald Square is presenting three distinctive model homes that will be open for viewing beginning June 17th.

Conveniently located just minutes from the 405, 110 and 91 freeways, this unique collection of elegant and spacious two-story homes have been designed to meet the needs of today's growing families. These large homes offer three to four bedrooms, two and one-half to three baths and 2,459 to 2,821 square feet, on family-sized lots that feature an array of stylish and elegant appointments. Prices will begin in the $300,000's.

"MBK Homes at Emerald Square offers a real buying opportunity for a family that values convenience and easy freeway access as much as they value the opportunity to purchase a larger home," said Stefan Markowitz, President of MBK Homes. "We are providing the best of both worlds to families who prefer the proximity of this neighborhood which is close to everything from good schools, abundant shopping to several centers of employment. This convenient location allows buyers to spend more time with their families."

MBK has ensured that buyers may select from a variety of options to increase the enjoyment of their homes. Some of the most popular options include security systems, music systems, upgraded kitchen cabinetry and a variety of choices when selecting appliances and flooring.

Distinctive exteriors are enhanced by stone and wood detailing, durable concrete tile roofs, raised panel entry doors with bronze hardware, rear- and side-yard fencing, metal sectional garage doors, front yard landscaping and front porches in two plans.

The homes feature a long list of price-included appointments that add value and style to these homes. Some of the most appreciated appointments include ceramic tile entry flooring, rounded wall corners, woodburning fireplace with gas stub and glass doors, decorative and functional media niches, central air conditioning, and recessed ceiling downlighting in select locations. For added convenience, laundry rooms are located on the second floor in all plans.

Sure to please the family chef, gourmet kitchens are equipped with ceramic-tile countertops, top quality appliances, breakfast nooks, a handy food preparation island in two plans and spacious eating bar in selected plans. Master suites have been well appointed to create a space for luxury and relaxation with large walk-in closets, separate shower with glass enclosure and dual-sink pullmans.

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, Annandale in North Fontana, Wisteria at The Corona Valley in Corona, The Highlands and Saratoga at Hillcrest in Castaic, and Heritage and Traditions at The Oaks in Murrieta. For more information on any of these communities, please call (888) 943- HOME or visit the company's website at

To celebrate the grand opening of MBK Homes at Emerald Square, from the 405 freeway, exit at Normandie. Turn north to 182nd Street. Turn right and pass Gardena High School. Turn left on Budlong and head north to 177th Street. Turn right on 177th Street, and the community is on the right. To visit MBK Homes at Emerald Square from the 91-freeway west, turn right on Vermont at the end of the freeway. Head south to 177th Street. Turn right on 177th Street, the community is on the left. The model homes and sales office are open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. For more information, please call (310) 808-0700.

Posted on June, 7th 2000

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