First Phase of Single-Family Houses Opens in Santa Ana

California Colony, whose planned 93 units would make it the largest development of single-family homes in Santa Ana during the past 10 years, according to Kaufman & Broad Inc., the developer, opens today with its first phase of 21 houses scheduled to be ready for occupancy Sept. 1.

The project is being built in cooperation with the city on surplus city land at 1st and Newhope Streets, and California Housing Finance Agency bond financing at 9.9% is offered for first-time home buyers.

Prices range from $89,990 to $111,990 for one- and two-story homes with two and three bedrooms and one to 2 baths in 815 to 1,450 square feet of living space. An optional fourth bedroom is available.

The tile-roofed homes, designed by architect Petar Laden, have wood-burning fireplaces and two of the three floor plans include greenhouse kitchen windows. Front yards are fully landscaped with sprinkler systems, rear yards are fenced with a gate and homes have concrete drives and walks.

Three models furnished by Carole Eichen Interiors are open daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays at 304 Suffolk Common, off Shannon Street.

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