Pardee's Bridle Ridge to Host California Friendly Landscape Event on April 26

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San Diego area home shoppers are invited to attend a free California friendly landscape demonstration on April 26, 2009 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Bridle Ridge, a new home neighborhood in coastal close Carmel Country Highlands. Built by Pardee Homes, Bridle Ridge is the perfect setting to showcase master gardener Linda Whitney's 'A New California Garden' presentation. Bridle Ridge's offers distinctive living in homes that feature Pardee's exclusive LivingSmart(R) program of earth-friendly features and options.

Surrounded by over 800 acres of preserved open space, Bridle Ridge in Carmel Country Highlands is the perfect setting to showcase 'A New California Garden', a presentation by environmental designer and master gardener, Linda Whitney. The free event will take place on Sunday, April 26th from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Bridle Ridge, a new neighborhood of single-family detached homes by Pardee Homes ( In addition to the California-friendly landscape presentation, there will be information about water conservation and the benefits of owning a solar and energy efficient home.

"Bridle Ridge's distinctive charm is characterized by Pardee Homes' exclusive LivingSmart® program of earth-friendly features and options that encourage conservation or use of recycled or sustainable resources," said Rachel Collins, sales director for Pardee Homes. "This is the ideal location to demonstrate drought tolerant landscaping. Linda Whitney, who is a popular speaker at The Water Conservation Garden at Cuyamaca College and a winner of the 5th Annual San Diego County California Friendly Landscape contest in 2008, will be on hand with a presentation and outdoor plant demonstration and tour. With mandatory water conservation on the horizon, this is a great opportunity to get advice from an expert."

"Saving water is very important because we have a water problem here that is only going to get worse," said Linda Whitney. Whitney will also offer attendees landscape design ideas and the 'Nifty Fifty' poster of plants for a water-smart landscape at the free presentation on April 26th.

A representative from SunPower®, an innovative and established leader in the design and manufacture of high-performing solar electric solutions for residential retrofit, new homes and commercial customers worldwide, will also be on hand to answer questions.

Priced from the mid $800,000s, Bridle Ridge features spacious two-story homes with four to five bedrooms, three bathrooms and three-bay garages with square footage ranging from approximately 2,353 to 2,734 square feet. Flexible living choices make customizing easy, and include optional dens, bedrooms and master bedroom decks. Standard features at Bridle Ridge include stately entry foyers with ceramic tile flooring, dramatic ceilings, wood burning fireplaces, media niches, dining nooks (Plans 2 and 3), luxurious master bedroom suites with walk-in closets, and elegant master baths with deep soaking tubs and separate showers with clear glass enclosures. Gourmet kitchens have spacious food storage pantries and General Electric® appliances including a gas cooktop, 30" built-in microwave/thermal oven and a G.E. Energy Star® dishwasher.

Standard and optional features, such as energy- efficient lighting, solar electric power and tankless water heaters are available to help preserve the land and its precious resources while also making the home environment more comfortable and efficient.

Bridle Ridge is ideally located just minutes from I-5, UCSD, neighborhood parks, hiking trails and beaches. The community is currently served by schools in the highly rated Del Mar Unified School District and the San Dieguito Union High School District.

For more information about Bridle Ridge go to or call (858) 847-9392. To visit the sales office and models from I-5, take 56 east and turn right on Carmel Country Road. Take another right on Carmel Mountain Road and then make a u-turn at Canter Heights Road and then go right on Furlong Place.


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Marlene Hanson

Bridle Ridge sales office
Pardee Homes
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