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Trilogy Monarch Dunes takes over Rice Ranch


Construction has started again at the Rice Ranch community in Orcutt.

Shea Homes, builder of Trilogy Monarch Dunes in Nipomo, announced earlier this month that it has acquired the Orcutt development and is in the process of building new homes with help from Western Pacific Land Group.

Trilogy officials plan to unveil five new floor plans at grand opening events on March 23 and 24. From 1 to 4 p.m. both days, prospective homebuyers will be able to take tours of the development and talk to housing experts about which models best suit their lifestyles and financial needs.

In an interview with the Sun, general manager Preston Holdner said Trilogy purchased the property from the previous developer, John Scardino, who lost it to bankruptcy last year.

“We’re excited to bring [Rice Ranch] back to the market and to start building new homes,” Holdner said.

The community also offers more than 350 acres of preserved natural habitat, and a new 26-acre community park and sports complex featuring soccer fields, baseball fields, dog parks, playgrounds, and picnic areas.

Trilogy at Rice Ranch’s home prices range from $375,990 into the high $600,000s. More than 700 homes are planned for Trilogy at Rice Ranch.

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