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A Model Life

The custom details actually begin outdoors before you even enter this Mediterranean-style residence for sale in La Quinta.

Lawrence Karol Current Digital, Home & Design, Real Estate

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The back patio comes with a built-in cooking center with a bar and refrigerator; a custom spa and pool, and a relaxing rock waterfall.

This beautiful Mediterranean-style residence offered by Desert Vintage Realty is a former Toll Brothers model so it comes with all the special upgrades and finishes you might imagine, including marble floors, custom carpet, crown moulding, and a sophisticated color palette throughout the home.

But the custom details actually begin outdoors before you even enter the four-bedroom, 4.25-bathroom, over 3,800-square-foot house. You’ll pass through a wrought iron gate into a lushly landscaped courtyard with water features in two separate reflecting pools.


Indoors, you’ll be immediately captivated by the private, panoramic views of the desert, the Santa Rosa Mountains, and the PGA West Greg Norman Golf Course—the only Greg Norman-designed course in the Coachella Valley.

The open floor plan includes a great room with vaulted cathedral ceilings, a wet bar, and a double-sided fireplace clad in flagstone that also faces the sitting room of the master suite; a formal dining room; a large kitchen with a breakfast nook, Sub-Zero and GE appliances, a center island with cooktop, and granite countertops; and a home theatre with surround sound.


The master en-suite is outfitted with granite countertops and a generous-sized jetted tub, both with limestone trim; a walk-in shower with glass block; travertine marble floors; and a separate sit-down vanity area. The home’s other bathrooms have similar high-end finishes.

There’s also a casita with its own separate entrance that contains an en-suite bathroom and two closets.


Outdoors, the over one-third acre lot has it all: A back patio with a built-in cooking center with a bar and refrigerator; a custom spa and pool with a relaxing rock waterfall; a fire pit; misting system; and a lovely grass area.

PGA West is a 2,000-acre golf and lifestyle community. Located behind private gates, PGA West Greg Norman has its own golf course with driving range and a clubhouse with dining. There are only 180 homes in the community, but they’re accessible by tunnel to the rest of PGA West where a few of the many amenities include its five other golf courses, tennis, private member clubhouse dining, pickle ball courts, and more.

Listing price: $1,295,000 (basic furnishings with golf cart and golf membership available)

81145 Kingston Heath, La Quinta

Kay Bastasini
Desert Vintage Realty