By BUILDER Magazine Staff.
DaVinci at Southern Highlands Golf Club, Las Vegas
Why it worked: Empty-nesters and frequent entertainers love DaVinci's generous zones for party space, and its flexible indoor/outdoor spaces.
Large, move-up luxury home for Las Vegas buyers, second-home buyers, and empty-nesters with annual incomes of $400,000 plus.
Upscale production home competes head-to-head with luxury custom offerings.
Tuscan architecture harmonizes with the desert landscape while reflecting a more opulent European environment demanded by the target buyers.
At 5,016 square feet, the DaVinci accommodates the needs of extended family or frequent guests. All living areas open to a private courtyard.
The second-floor covered terrace and the below-grade wine room proved popular and helped the plan become the top seller in the collection.
Project: DaVinci at Southern Highlands Golf Club, Las Vegas.; Sales started: November 2000; Sales through April 2002: 66; Units planned: 98; Price: $659,900 plus; Unit size: 5,016 square feet; Builder/Developer: Christopher Homes, Las Vegas; Architect: Scheurer Architects, Newport Beach, Calif.; Landscape designer: Nuvis, Costa Mesa, Calif.