BREA, Calif., March 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Standard Pacific Homes, one of the nation's leaders in homebuilding quality, today announced the grand opening of Montserrat, an opulent collection of single-family homes situated in the prestigious master-planned community of Blackstone in the hills above Brea, CA. The homes within Montserrat are artfully designed to meet the tastes and preferences of the most discerning move-up buyers. Showcasing the stunning views that Blackstone's location has to offer, grand opening festivities will take place Saturday, March 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. The celebration invites home shoppers to witness spectacular views, tour four stunning models and enjoy a culinary demonstration that exhibits the innovatively designed kitchen and Great Room living space. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130315/LA78346) Encompassing approximately 3,484 to 4,049 square feet of living space, Montserrat elevates luxury living to a new level with impressive two-story designs that feature thoughtfully-planned spaces meant for today's lifestyles. Centered on the concept of connectivity, spacious Great Rooms ideal for everyday living and large-scale entertaining are anchored by impressive kitchens with up to 12-foot islands which serve as the gathering hub of the home during grand celebrations as well as an inviting backdrop for casual dinners. The fleet of new designs includes covered outdoor living spaces revealed through optional panoramic glass sliding doors; luxurious master suites with walk-in closets and spacious private baths; and an abundance of storage strategically located throughout the home. Optional first-floor guest suites with attached kitchenettes provide an elegant in-law or guest suite. "We are delighted to introduce our all new home designs to the highly sought after master-planned community of Blackstone" said Ted McKibbin, Southern California Coastal President for Standard Pacific Homes. "With an extensive menu of options for flexible living spaces and thoughtful included features, Brea home shoppers are sure to find the home of their dreams in this most beautiful setting." Priced from the $900,000s, Montserrat at Blackstone's estate-sized residences feature inviting exteriors including Spanish, Tuscan and Monterey architectural styles. The homes offer four to six bedrooms and three and one-half to five and one-half baths plus a versatile bonus room. The community boasts a spectacular hillside setting that captures breathtaking panoramic views from select home sites and a uniquely balanced lifestyle of rural charm and urban convenience. Its rustic setting near Carbon Canyon Regional Park and Olinda Historical Trails provide for outdoor exploring while the upscale retailers at the Brea Mall and Brea Marketplace are just a short drive away.