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CASTAIC, CA– Homebuyers may not all agree on what makes the perfect house, but two families who purchased at MBK Homes' Saratoga neighborhood in Castaic both agree they got a fantastic home with distinctive architectural design, beautiful mountain views, and one of the area's larger homesites. Ideally located at the very top of the hill in the popular Hillcrest community in Castaic, Saratoga's panoramic view setting gives this neighborhood its appeal and character.

After looking throughout the Santa Clarita area for a home to suit their needs, Laura and Scott Lawson and their 10-year old son Matthew found Saratoga. They liked its different architecture, unique from any other neighborhood they toured. "We were looking for a home with a good-sized yard," said Laura. "We moved from an area in Valencia where lot sizes were much smaller. "Our lot here is large, giving us plenty of space between our neighbors so we're not on top of each other. We love that Saratoga is up high on a hill giving us views of the gorgeous mountains and not rooftops. We are also very pleased that Matthew will attend a California Distinguished School just a few minutes from our home."

Gina and Jeff Sigmen and their daughters moved to California from Nevada due to a job transfer. "We began our home search on the Internet, " said Gina. "After inputting our criteria, Saratoga came up. Once we began house hunting in person, we looked everywhere in the area with my father who is a real estate agent. After visiting Saratoga, he told us that this neighborhood was ‘by far, the best,' because of its exceptional architecture, large lots and beautiful setting. We couldn't agree more! We love the nearby mountains, the nice breeze and the serenity up here."

Saratoga residents will benefit from a convenient freeway-close location and the opportunity to live within a highly-regarded school district. Saratoga's expansive two-story designs offer 2,742 to 3,266 square feet with four to seven bedrooms and three baths. Priced from the low $400,000s, every home includes a standard three-car garage.

Huge gourmet kitchens with center islands, large fireplace-warmed family rooms, formal living and dining rooms and sumptuous master suites with expansive walk-in closets top the list of the rooms with special design elements. Varying plans will take on the added dimension of a handy loft, a secluded den or an optional bonus room, and every plan gives buyers the opportunity to transform a section of the garage into an extra bedroom on the first floor that's ideal for overnight guests.

Designed by the architecturally renowned architect Danielian Associates, these homes will create a dramatic first impression with a variety of architectural styles, including California, Mission, Mediterranean and Tuscan-influenced, while selected plans are accented by charming design elements such as front porches or split-design garages that frame an inviting entry courtyard. These special design-enhancing features are what lead many homeshoppers to be drawn in by Saratoga.

School-age children at Saratoga are within walking distance of the elementary and middle schools. The highly regarded Castaic School District administers the elementary and middle schools while the award-winning William S. Hart School District administers the high school.

Located within the secluded setting of the new master-planned community of Hillcrest, just minutes from the freeway, shopping, commuting and traveling are all convenient to Saratoga and Heritage. Saratoga and Heritage are also located near the beautiful Castaic Lake, a 9,000-acre state recreational park that features both power boating and water sports activities and a peaceful lagoon for non-power boats and swimming during the warmer months.

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 The Corona Valley, Annandale in North Fontana, The Highlands and Saratoga at Hillcrest in Castaic, Heritage and Traditions at The Oaks in Murrieta, MBK Homes at Emerald Square in Gardena, Inverness at Vista Del Verde, Berkeley in Brea and HighPointe at Eagle Glen in South Corona. For more information on any of these communities, please call (888) 943-HOME or visit the company's website at

To visit Saratoga, take Interstate 5 north and exit at Hasley Canyon Road. Hasley Canyon Road is located approximately 9 miles north of Valencia. Take the overpass over Interstate 5, then turn right onto The Old Road. Continue approximately one-half mile and turn left onto Hillcrest Parkway. Follow Hillcrest Parkway to the sales center at the top of the hill on the left. As and added convenience, MBK now welcomes brokers. At Saratoga three furnished models are open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and additional information is available by calling (661) 702-9995 or by visiting the website at

Posted on May, 20th 2001

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