Over the last couple of years, a number of developments throughout the Valley have set out to disprove the axiom that there are no second chances in life.
The latest to successfully navigate the post-recession blues is Andalusia at Coral Mountain in La Quinta. Many of the community’s existing homes sat vacant from 2008 through 2012.
All of those homes have now been sold. According to John Calhoun, vice president of Sales & Marketing for Andalusia at Coral Mountain, there are 50 new homes being built, and almost half of those are already under contract. “Our buyers are purchasing them before we finish them,” he says.
There are currently three model homes to chose from, each with four bedrooms, four bathrooms, plus a powder room. Greystone has 4,814 square feet; Santa Rosa, 5,089 square feet; and Coralstone, 4,331 square feet. Additionally, there are three smaller floor plans available ranging in size from 3,280 to 3,612 square feet.
Santa Rosa exterior with 5,089 square feet inside.
The interiors for both the Coralstone and Greystone models were designed by Barclay Butera of Barclay Butera Interiors.
“Coralstone is a fresh new perspective on contemporary in the desert,” says Butera. “It’s that juxtaposition of the Tuscan-style home, then when you walk in it brings a whole new feel to Tuscan architecture. We also revamped the windows and did the pocket doors, which brings a lot more indoor/outdoor living [and is what] I think this house is all about.”
Greystone Master Bedroom: Designer Barclay Butera brought in sea tones. Bed: Bernhardt Maxime bed in a Kravet fabric; chairs: Bernhardt Lancaster chairs in a Kravet fabric; wallpaper: York, NY4988; mirror: Arteriors sunburst mirror; ceiling light: Visual Comfort, Hampton large pendant.
“Greystone is the coast comes to the desert,” Butera continues. “[There are] more sea tones, jewel tones and bringing those into the desert. It’s not totally coastal but it has an element of the coast. And there are a lot of buyers out here who are from the coast so I think they appreciate it.”
“I love the fact that when you walk in [to both models] it’s all about that view,” adds Butera. “We did really light drapery treatments so we’re not obstructing anything, but we’re still bringing an element of softness to these very high ceilings. I [also] think we’re really good at layering, so when you walk through these homes you’ll see that we layer textiles, texture, accessories, plant materials, and art. It feels livable and not too cluttered.”
Santa Rosa Dining Room: The dining table has a tree root-shaped base that’s been covered in gold leaf. Designer Irma Shaw used the chairs, with ivory leather frames and gray suede seats, as a neutral in the room. Buffet: Midcentury buffet, Brazilian walnut with rosewood handles, circa 1950, manufactured by Kent Coffey Co., Perspecta Collection.
The Santa Rosa interiors are by designer Irma Shaw of Irma Shaw Designs. “I think what you have in these desert homes is you want to bring the exterior inside and the main focus and concept was to embrace the desert and embrace Palm Springs,” she says. "So it wasn’t just about the palettes.”
“When you walk in, you want to look though those doors and take it all in and then you come back in and you take the house in once again and you’re feeling that desert vibe inside,” she adds. “So that’s the gist of where I started. And of course, the proximity to Palm Springs was definitely an influence. I think this has been a traditional type of community and what’s happening now is they’re embracing the modern. It’s kind of trickling over from that side of the city.”
Andalusia at Coral Mountain, Avenue 58 at Madison, La Quinta, 760-777-1000, AndalusiaAtCoralMountain.com
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