BREA, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 03/30/11 -- Blackstone's sales success continues as hundreds of home buyers continue to tour the model complexes, resulting in 27 homes sold since sales began on March 19th. Two lucky home shoppers won valuable prizes at the grand opening of Blackstone, Orange County's newest master-planned community in the hills above Brea. Sadie Reeves of Brea won an Apple iPad®* and Glenn Rice of La Habra took home a 42-inch LCD TV.

Sadie and Glenn were drawn to the grand opening by the debut of beautifully decorated model homes that showcase four impressive neighborhoods, which represent the vision of two of the nation's premier homebuilders, Shea Homes and Standard Pacific Homes.

Everyone who toured the models discovered imaginative residential designs that blend harmoniously with the natural setting of this one-of-a-kind community. They also encountered prices ranging from the mid $500,000s to the low $1,000,000s making Blackstone a perfect fit for a wide range of home buyers.

Standard Pacific's Sorano offers a trio of two-story residences that extends from approx. 1,739 to 2,001 sq. ft., including 3 to 4 bedrooms. Shea Homes' Amber presents three innovative two-story homes with living areas ranging from approx. 2,015 to 2,199 sq. ft., including 4 bedrooms. Shea Homes' Jade provides the flexibility of many floor plan options, measuring approx. 2,806 to 3,360 sq. ft., the homes encompass 4 to 5 bedrooms. Standard Pacific's Castillian showcases residences spanning approx. 4,223 to 5,003 sq. ft. with as many as 6 bedrooms.

To see Blackstone, take the 57 freeway and exit at Lambert Road. Proceed east on Lambert Road and turn left at Kraemer Boulevard into the Blackstone community. To visit Castillian, drive west on Lambert Road, turn right on State College Boulevard, right on Balsa Avenue and right again on Carmichael Drive.

Further details are also available by visiting www.blackstonelife.com or calling each community: Sorano (714) 223-0700, Amber (714) 961-6011, Jade (714) 223-6908 and Castillian (714) 674-1980.