DECEMBER 2007 I N T H I S I SS U E ANDALUSIA’S WORLD-CLASS RACQUET CLUB & FITNESS CENTER OPENS PAGE ONE PHOTO GALLERY OF RACQUET CLUB AMENITIES PAGES TWO & THREE RACQUET CLUB GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION PAGES FOUR & FIVE ANDALUSIA'S WORLD-CLASS RACQUET CLUB HAND-CRAFTED IRON DOORS AND GATES WELCOME WITH & FITNESS CENTER OPENS OLD-WORLD CHARM PAGE SIX It's only been open two months and artwork and large hand-painted murals already the Racquet Club & Fitness throughout the center. While the facility Center at Andalusia has a rich history. was designed to appear as though guests HOMEOWNER FINDS DREAM This is partly due to its old-world have stepped back in time, they are LIFESTYLE AT ANDALUSIA design, as well as the stories behind quickly introduced to the latest and PAGE SEVEN many of the exquisite furnishings, most luxurious amenities available today. ANDALUSIA SHOWCASES READY-TO-MOVE-IN HOMES PAGE EIGHT ANDALUSIA LADIES LUNCHEON PAGE EIGHT TWO THE RACQUET CLUB & FITNESS CENTER THREE A MAGNIFICENTLY GRAND ENTRANCE WITH PRESENCE FOUR RACQUET CLUB & FITNESS CENTER GRAND OPENING Mark and Gina McGuire (left) with Gina's parents, Emmy and John Vuksic Grady Sparks, Marianne Magnano (center) and Sherrill Petite John Cummings, General Manager, Andalusia Country Club, Rees Jones, Golf Course Architect for Andalusia's courses, Grady Sparks, President, T.D. Desert Development and Tom Kirk, Vice President Development/California, T.D. Desert Development FIVE Gerard and Christine Valcarenghi (left) and Mary and Ira Meisler Robert and Carole Warburton Tony and Abbie Coppola Sarah Catterson-Nielsen and Lou Nielsen Sharon and Dick Hughes Don and Nuala Steinke Bob and Pam Kelly Cindy Williams (right) and her daughter, Blake Haddock, Vice President of Sales and Danielle Williams, and her fiancee Marketing, T.D. Desert Development, Sandy and Bill Gsand (right) and their son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Maureen Gsand Donnie Dumani and his wife, Kristine (The couple plan to be married at Andalusia May 3, 2008.) SIX HAND-CRAFTED IRON DOORS AND GATES WELCOME WITH OLD-WORLD CHARM he stately iron entry doors homeowners can choose from 16 to each home at Andalusia different decorative iron insert at Coral Mountain are a designs ranging from simple testimony to the authenticity of to ornate. The inserts may be the old-world design of this com- purchased through Andalusia's munity. Opening them leads to an on-site Design Center. enchanting surprise, the latest and Aladdin Door and Gate most luxurious amenities, both Company also created the 13-foot inside the homes and among the tall decorative entry door to unparalleled recreational facilities Andalusia's world-class Racquet at this upscale golf community in Club & Fitness Center. It took south La Quinta. artisan blacksmith Duane Wheeler, “We elected to provide castle an industry veteran, four entire style iron artisan doors as a weeks to complete the door and standard feature in all our homes,” ornamental trim on this door. comments Blake Haddock, an Additionally, Aladdin designed Andalusia homeowner himself, the massive entry gate system at and Vice President of Sales and the main entrance to Andalusia, Marketing. “They give a long- which according to Tremblay lasting impression, figuratively features an impressive 12-inch and literally, as well as set the by 5-inch metal frame whereas standard for the high quality of Brian Tremblay stands at the main entry door to the Racquet Club which his typically gate frames are only craftsmanship at Andalusia.” company crafted for Andalusia. 2 inches square. The custom iron doors were start from ground zero with ideas feel too heavy. The doors are The doors and gates produced handcrafted for Andalusia by and raw materials and it ends up hand rubbed with a copper patina by Aladdin cover the full spectrum locally-owned Aladdin Door and as a gorgeous looking entry system.” faux finish and clear coated for of instrumentation from the Gate Company, Inc. “There's a The double doors stand 8 feet protection. Door styles include hammer, anvil and forge which lot of craftsmanship and creativity tall and measure 6 feet wide rectangle, half arch and full arch blacksmiths have used for centuries that goes into this trade,” explains together, with each door weighing openings at the top, depending to the high-tech plasma cutting Brian Tremblay, owner of Aladdin approximately 200 pounds. on the model of the home. machine which creates the arches Door and Gate Company. “We According to Tremblay, the hinges To complement the entry doors for the Andalusia entry doors. don't take other people's products have a 600-pound load rating, so which feature iron frames with and make them our own. We they glide open easily and never dual pane, tempered glass panels, SEVEN HOMEOWNER FINDS DREAM LIFESTYLE AT ANDALUSIA om Downie found more Seattle where his two daughters, lots and better views. I'm here three-car garage which accommodates than his dream home Austyn, 14, and Lexi, 8, attend for life,” states Tom. his Bentley GT Continental and at Andalusia at Coral school. Both Austyn and Lexi agree a Bentley Azure Convertible. He Mountain. He found his dream Tom, now 45, says he's been the best thing about their new parks his zoomy Ferarri 599 at lifestyle. coming to the desert for the past home is the pool. They also like one of his other Andalusia homes. Tom didn't purchase just one wonderful home at Andalusia, he bought four of them! One of the homes is currently in use as one of the six luxuriously furnished model homes at Andalusia's Sales Pavilion; two of the houses he uses for entertaining family and friends during winter break, spring break and other extended stays throughout the year. Tom closed escrow this past May on the home he personally will enjoy for the winter months and he worked with the on-site Andalusia Design Center to get Tom Downie relaxes in his custom pool with his two daughters, Austyn (left) and Lexi. his home ready for the fall. “I dreamed of doing something 20 years. His most recent residence the community hiking/biking trail While it's easy to find satisfied like this where we could bring was at an upscale country club in where they join Dad for walks or homeowners at Andalusia, it down four or five families during Indian Wells. “I like this 100 ride their twin pink cruiser style might be hard to find one more school breaks and holidays and times better,” comments Tom. bicycles around. enthusiastic or grateful than now it has become reality at “Andalusia is apples to oranges Besides the friendly atmosphere Tom Downie. “I am so content Andalusia. We are grateful and to any of the other communities and the many amenities at and happy here and now that the very happy to be here. It's a great we've lived in here in the desert,” Andalusia, Tom likes that the 12- Racquet Club & Fitness Center investment, but the lifestyle is he exclaims. “The people at foot glass sliding doors open with is open, I have no desire to even unsurpassed,” Tom comments. Andalusia are welcoming, a touch of a button for easy access go outside the gate!” During the rest of the year, friendly and not at all stuffy. The to the covered patio and pool area. he lives on Lake Washington in homes are way nicer with bigger He also appreciates the spacious EIGHT ANDALUSIA SHOWCASES READY-TO-MOVE-IN HOMES ‘‘ t was awesome! We didn't have to do anything, just moved right they added to their 2,895-square-foot Almeria model were draperies, shutters – those who want the convenience of a new home with everything all done in!” states Andalusia at Coral and a custom rock ledger wall in the in advance which provides an instant Mountain new resident Vickie move-in time frame and those Kramer. She and her husband, detail oriented folks who want to David, moved to Andalusia be more involved in the selection early this November and have of all of their new home's finishes,” “When we see already started enjoying life at he explains. this luxury golf community in Andalusia's move-in-ready land as a community south La Quinta. “We're avid Showcase Homes feature designer selected items including: dramatic to which we belong, we may golfers so we joined the golf club right away. We have four pool and spa, built-in barbecue, begin to use it with grown children and four grand- lush landscaping, fireplace children and our sons and surrounds and natural stone love and respect.” daughter golf as well, so this is going great room. They worked with Andalusia's flooring with carpeted bedrooms and to be a great place to enjoy our family.” on-site Design Center to help them closets. “We currently have a variety with these items. of Showcase Homes ready for this -Aldo Leopold The Kramers are two of many homeowners who have taken advantage “Our move-in-ready Showcase season's customers wanting to move in of Andalusia's Showcase Homes to Homes are very popular and have been immediately. Right now we have one enjoy immediate occupancy. The couple extremely well received,” comments or two available in all six floor plans who also have a home in Orange Blake Haddock, Vice President of Sales we offer,” adds Haddock. County plan to spend weekends and and Marketing. “Now Andalusia appeals holidays at Andalusia. The only touches to both types of prospective homebuyers ANDALUSIA LADIES LUNCHEON Andalusia ladies enjoyed a special culinary event this past summer at the home of Mrs. Connie Sparks. Top Row (L-R) Cindy Williams, Jennifer Evans, Carla Lehman, Cappie Drummond, Executive Chef Frederic Nail, Connie Sparks, Kristine Haddock, Rae Cushing, Barbara Moulin and Betty Norcross. Bottom Row (L-R) Judy Blue, Diana www.AndalusiaAtCoralMountain.com Perrotta, Nancy Bianchi, Joanna Torresy, 81-565 Carboneras La Quinta, CA 92253 Autumn Flowers (Kristine's daughter) 800-773-9310 or 760-777-1000 and Michelle Schaffer.
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