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The community of Arterro at La Costa earns honors for its multi-generational living space.
The community of Arterro at La Costa earns honors for its multi-generational living space.
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Award-winning community in Carlsbad offers single-level living

DEL MAR — Singled out as the Best New Community of the Year in Southern California, Arterro at La Costa is proving popular with consumers seeking the convenience of single-level living and the efficiencies and design innovations of a new home.

“Right now we have three homes available that offer single-level living,” said Cathie McGill, vice president of sales and marketing for Davidson Communities, a privately held homebuilder headquartered in Del Mar.

The 3,380-square-foot Plan One at Arterro features three bedrooms with connecting baths on the ground floor. A staircase off the family room leads to three separate upstairs lofts, which can be used as a home office, a gym, a study or a family play area. The upstairs loft space also includes a full bathroom.

Located at the east end of La Costa Avenue adjacent to the new La Costa Town Square, Arterro features elevated parcels with views. Situated on home sites that average 7,000 square feet, plans range from 3,288 to 4,434 square feet with up to six-and-a-half bedrooms and six-and-a-half baths. All homes have a three-car garage and adjoining options for extended kitchens, drop zones and super pantries.
Designed by R. Douglas Mansfield, AIA, interior merchandising was provided by Design Line Interiors. Arterro is now priced from the mid-$900,000s.

Arterro’s architecture took home top national honors last month at the International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas in the category of multi-generational living space. Because every floor plan offers a bedroom and connecting bath on the ground floor, Arterro is ideal for grandparents, extended family or older children still living at home.

“Our plans allow families to merge multiple generations into one harmonized living space,” said McGill. “And because Arterro is elevated, each home site was individually evaluated in order to provide the best possible views, natural light and prevailing breeze. Based on that assessment, the master bedroom was placed in either the front or back of the house, a customization feature not usually found in a new home community.”

Arterro is a 22-acre residential element of the new, mixed-use La Costa Town Square, which is anchored by a Vons Lifestyle store.

“The convenience of walking to the grocery store, restaurants and other services is a real benefit for our homeowners,” said McGill.

Arterro has been recognized as the Best New Community of the Year by the building industry associations in both Southern California and San Diego. Three award-winning model homes are open for viewing daily until 5 p.m. at 3442 Sitio Sandia, near the junction of Rancho Santa Fe Road and La Costa Avenue. For more information, call (760) 632-8400.


About Davidson Communities

Headquartered in Del Mar, Calif., Davidson has been building high-quality homes of architectural distinction for California consumers since 1978. Last year, Bill Davidson was honored by the National Association of Home Builders as a Legend of Residential Marketing. In 2011, Bill Davidson was inducted into national Builder Magazine’s Hall of Fame for Design Excellence. Information on Davidson Communities is available online at or by calling (858) 259-8500.