Andalusia_December_2007 by niusheng11


									    DECEMBER 2007                                                                        I N T H I S I SS U E

                                                                                      ANDALUSIA’S WORLD-CLASS
                                                                                           RACQUET CLUB
                                                                                      & FITNESS CENTER OPENS
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                                                                                         PHOTO GALLERY OF
                                                                                      RACQUET CLUB AMENITIES
                                                                                         PAGES TWO & THREE

                                                                                           RACQUET CLUB
                                                                                          GRAND OPENING
                                                                                          PAGES FOUR & FIVE

ANDALUSIA'S WORLD-CLASS RACQUET CLUB                                                  HAND-CRAFTED IRON DOORS
                                                                                      AND GATES WELCOME WITH
& FITNESS CENTER OPENS                                                                   OLD-WORLD CHARM
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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
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                                                                                         ANDALUSIA LADIES
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                                             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

             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.)


         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,


          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

‘‘      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 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     
                                                                                         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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