An elevation of the modern Spanish Avid design at Altis | Images courtesy Pardee Homes Inland Empire

Pardee Starts 55-Plus Project in Beaumont (SLIDESHOW)

Carrie Rossenfeld Residential & Mixed Use

Pardee Homes Inland Empire has begun construction on Altis, a new, 55-plus residential community development in Beaumont, California, set to open in the fall 2018. The project, which will comprise 704 homes with pricing anticipated to run from the low $300,000s through the mid-$400,000s, will include 12 model homes from four collections featuring environmentally friendly designs.

The four collections at Altis include Vita, Avid, Mira, and Elan. Ranging from 1,473 square feet to 3,094 square feet, the single-story homes are offered with two to three bedrooms, two to three-and-a-half baths, two-bay garages, and storage (depending on the collection). (See slideshow below.) One of the Elan floor plans also comes with an optional second floor as a GenSmart Suite, Pardee Homes’ option for separate, complete living spaces.

Pardee will also incorporate the LivingSmart® program of modern and energy-efficient features into each home at Altis. LivingSmart® includes five specific areas of advancement: HealthSmart®, EnergySmart™, EarthSmart®, WaterSmart® and HomeSmart™. Some examples include energy-efficient heating systems, low-VOC interior paint, sustainable building materials, energy-efficient appliances, and in-home Wi-Fi Smart technology options.

Outdoor amenities include a 4,300-square-foot resort-style pool with a solar-integrated shade structure and water features; a gathering and lounge area that features a kitchen, BBQ bars, and islands with seating and sinks; a fire pit terrace; a 1,200-square-foot Butterfly Shade structure with an integrated sound system; a 12,000-square-foot event lawn looking toward the San Gorgonio Mountain Range; an extensive experiential trail system; four pickleball courts; and an elevated spa terrace overlooking the pool. Also planned is a 16,000-square-foot community residents’ club, The VuePoint, which will be open when first residents move in.

Interior amenities include a great room, a fitness center, a movement studio (with movable walls to the outside), and flexible art and activity rooms with views of the mountains.

“Today’s 55-plus buyers are nothing like they were a generation ago, and their tastes are moving the market in new and exciting directions,” says Mike Taylor, division president of Pardee Homes Inland Empire. “According to research from John Burns Real Estate Consulting, 53 percent of buyers who are between 55 and 65 years of age struggle to find the perfect home to suit their needs and desires at this still-active stage in their lives.”