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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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Davidson Communities earns national honors

DEL MAR — Known for its high standards in design and detail, Davidson Communities has won national honors for architectural achievement at Arterro at La Costa, an enclave of large family homes located at the east end of La Costa Avenue.

Honored in the category of multi-generational living space, every plan at Arterro offers a bedroom and connecting bath on the ground floor, ideal for grandparents, extended family or older children still living at home.

“It’s all about flexibility these days and these floor plans can be adapted for all kinds of social configurations,” said Cathie McGill, vice president of sales and marketing for Davidson Communities, a privately held home builder headquartered in Del Mar.

Arterro’s recognition came last month at the International Builders’ Show during the 35th annual Nationals awards, which showcases the best of the home building industry.

With the ability to merge multiple generations into one harmonized living space, Arterro offers up to six-and-a-half bedrooms with three-and-a-half to five-and-a-half baths, and a three-car garage. Situated on home sites that average 7,000 square feet, plans range from 3,288 to 4,434 square feet. Designed by R. Douglas Mansfield, AIA, interior merchandising was provided by Design Line Interiors. Now selling in its sixth phase, Arterro is priced from the mid-$900,000s.

“We took the time to do things a little differently here at Arterro,” said McGill. “Because the property is elevated, the views vary from house-to-house. To capture the very best natural light, views and breeze, we designed each individual home with the master bedroom in either the front or back of the house. There is no ‘one size fits all’ here.”

This is just the latest honor for Arterro, which has also been recognized as the Best New Community of the Year by the Building Industry Association of Southern California and the Building Industry Association of San Diego.

Arterro is a 22-acre residential element of the new, mixed-use La Costa Town Square project, which features a 253,800 square-foot community shopping center and two office buildings totaling 50,000 square feet.

“A big plus for our homeowners is the ability to walk to several markets and other specialty services,” said McGill, who noted that the mixed-use center is anchored by a Vons Lifestyle store.

Arterro at La Costa is located 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.