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Six desert projects win design, construction awards

September 30, 2015

Two trendy desert home designs — featuring open floor plans, horizontal lines and indoor-outdoor space — have won Gold Nugget Grand Awards for architecture and design. Revelle at Clancy Lane, designed by Danielian Associates and built by Family Development, won a first-place prize for single-family detatched homes between 3,000 and 3,500 square feet. And the custom La Quinta home of the Schumacher family, designed by South Coast Architects and built by Bradshaw Construction, was named the best custom home under 4,000 square feet.

 

“I think the intent was to really understand the modern design,” said Joe Gallitto, sales associate for Revelle at Clancy Lane. “The mid-century modern (look), especially in the desert, is huge, so if someone’s going to build a new home, they want to get it right.”

Revelle, a 32-home development on Rancho Mirage’s prestigious Clancy Lane, boasts five semi-custom designs. The winning plan includes a formal dining room, what the Gold Nugget profile describes as “an emphasis on horizontality,” and 12-foot clerestory sliding doors connecting the great room to the backyard.

 

“You have these enormous sliding doors, so the outdoor-indoor living and the lifestyle that provides is amazing. It really brings the outdoors in,” Gallitto said.

Revelle at Clancy Lane won a Gold Nugget Grand Award for its Residence One design, a modern contemporary ranch.  John Greenwood / provided by Cord Media

 

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Many similar elements appear in the 4,000-square-foot home that Mark Bradshaw’s company built for the Schumacher family.

Bradshaw’s company primarily builds custom homes in La Quinta and Palm Desert golf clubs. Most are twice the size of this weekend getaway, which features strong horizontal lines, an open floor plan and expansive indoor-outdoor spaces.

“This is actually the smallest house I’ve ever done,” said Mark Bradshaw, whose construction company built the Schumacher home that took a Grand Award. His group primarily builds custom homes in La Quinta and Palm Desert golf clubs, and most are twice the size of this weekend getaway.

“His vision for this house was a place to get away for the weekend, him and his guy friends, to play golf,” Bradshaw said.

The Gold Nugget awards, given annually by homebuilding tradeshow PCBC (once the “Pacific Coast Builders Conference”), have recognized commercial, industrial and residential design and construction up and down the west coast for more than 50 years.

The bulk of this year’s winners were in California, though some awards also went to projects in Colorado, Washington, Oregon and China.

Gallitto said his team has released 12 lots at Revelle and closed six sales. Homes range from $1.2 million to $1.6 million and buyers have access to the gated Clancy Lane, Gallitto said.

Merit Awards, or second-place prizes, went to four Coachella Valley projects:

  • For rehabilitated commercial or industrial projects, architects Allen Sanborn and Chris Pardo and developer Wessman Development took home a prize for Il Corso, a Palm Desert restaurant.
  • Villa Hermosa Apartmentsin Indio was recognized among affordable housing communities. The project was designed and built by Sun Country Builders working with the Coachella Valley Housing Coalition.
  • For single-family homes under 2,000 square feet, Toll Brothers and RFT won a merit award for the Avant Contemporary model at Escenain Palm Springs.
  • Andalusia at Coral Mountain, a development in La Quinta, won a prize among single-family homes larger than 5,000 square feet for its Santa Rosa design. Pekarek Crandell Inc. designed the home and TD Desert Development built the neighborhood.

Rosalie Murphy covers real estate and business at The Desert Sun. Reach her at rosalie.murphy@desertsun.com or on Twitter @rozmurph.

 




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