If it’s true that two people working together have a better chance of solving a problem than one person working alone — the wisdom of the ageless “two heads are better than one” proverb — then buyers will surely be intrigued when they preview the new neighborhood of Siena Vista Estates in Rancho Mirage.
The gated community of just nine homes is being built by Cokeley Development and there were two architectural designers for the current model home. “Dave Adrian is a draftsman from Beaumont. He’s old school — he still hand draws it all,” says Cokeley Project Manager Rhonda Creeden.
“Dave adds details that you don’t find in most homes today,” adds Creeden. “Unique and complicated roof design, niches and nooks inside, and lots of storage.”
The Great Room in the model home, Residence 3S, features a coffered ceiling.
Architect Michael McAuliffe of Palm Desert provided Cokeley with a transitional elevation to appeal to the buyer who may be tired of a traditional look, but isn’t quite ready to commit to a contemporary one. “He recessed the front windows and added metal awnings and concrete ledges to the exterior to give it that transitional look,” notes Creeden.
Cokeley Development is family owned and operated and has been for four generations. Creeden’s great-grandfather started in real estate in the early 1950s in Covina and her father opened his own real estate office where he was joined by Creeden’s grandfather in the 1960s. “My Dad has built and sold hundreds of homes throughout Southern California,” she notes.
Residence 1S has 3,186 square feet. It offers, as do all three floor plans, dual master suites as well as a third bedroom or office/den. “The most attractive exterior feature on this home is the expansive covered patio in the rear which runs the length of the house,” says Project Manager Rhonda Creeden.
Siena Vista Estates currently has three floor plans (with various elevation options) to chose from ranging in size from 3,186 square feet to 4,143 square feet. Creeden describes their interior design as contemporary with clean lines and neutral, light tones.
“We want visitors to look at the home and picture themselves in it instead of loading it up with lots of designer items that may be beautiful, but may also be distracting,” says Creeden. “Most visitors are blown away when they walk into the model. They love the open concept and exquisite finishes that are all included in the price.” Some of those standard features include Thermador appliances, quartz countertops, custom cabinets, smooth texture walls, LED lighting, a pool, landscaping, and a solar system.
Residence 2S is 3,545 square feet and one of its two master suites has a large sitting area with a private patio. The home also has a 18-foot by 22-foot media room. “Whether it’s used for movie viewing or a remote office, this room will meet every need,” says Creeden. Buyers can also add a 600-square-foot casita, to both this house and Residence 1S, that includes a bedroom, living area, kitchenette, and bath. “The casita is positioned to the rear of the home so it can also be used as a pool house,” notes Creeden.
Cokeley is also offering the Siena Vista Estates home sites for custom building and is developing a fourth floor plan with approximately 2,900 square feet and a desert modern exterior.
Currently, two of the nine homes have been sold and two more are reserved. Prices start at $995,000, including all of the upgrades, and the model home is being offered at $1,280,000.
Siena Vista Estates, 4 Siena Vista Court, Rancho Mirage, 760-218-3502
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Floor Plan Residence 3S: The largest home is Residence 3S at 4,143 square feet. The main master suite has a corner fireplace and a separate reading room. All of the homes come with an oversized three-car garage.