The Vintage Club - Diversity in Residential Design
Offering five distinct types of residences has allowed The Vintage Club to curate a cohesive community comprised of many shapes, sizes, and styles of residential living. Potential new Members find a range of opportunities in effortless condominiums, timeless homes, and spectacular estates. Long-time Members often move from one home to another as personal lifestyle changes dictate. This flexibility allows the Member to continue in the comradery of their social sphere when desiring a change in their residential living environment.
The Vintage Club has continued to provide the perfect lifestyle canvas since its inception in 1980. This ever-evolving community has taken shape in meticulously orchestrated phases via a passionate group of architects, builders, and interior designers. These creative mavens – associated with the most captivating homes in the Coachella Valley and beyond – cite their work surrounding the Mountain and Desert golf courses amongst the highlights of their careers.
“The original developer created a timeless and award-winning Clubhouse with strong and unique architecture, setting the bar very high for future development within the community.” says Thomas Jakway, architect of a collection of timeless Mediterranean and transitional contemporary homes within the community. Jakway appreciates that while HOA review committees must approve all plans, the parameters are not overly restrictive, so each design team can create a unique project reflecting the quality and integrity the guidelines require. The result is a cohesive yet intriguing balance of original homes and new builds, all adhering to set guidelines while exuding freedom of expression.”
This devoted focus on excellence in diverse residential design began over 40 years ago. From a defining foundation with mid-century architectural influences seen in the Patio Homes and Desert Homes designed by architect Frank Urrutia & Associates, to the collective of distinctive newly built or rejuvenated custom homes conceived by a variety of highly acclaimed residential architects. This collective of singular perspectives is represented across 712 acres, matching Members with commanding residences that instantly feel like home.
For imagined vision to reach constructive fruition, this elite group of architects rely upon exacting execution by a truly select group of local builders many of which have given decades of dedication to the Club’s Members. An equally exclusive group of imaginative interior designers often join the team from the outset, shaping the shell into a personal haven that beckons an elegant yet relaxed lifestyle to suit.
The Club’s diversity in living environments began with the charming clay tile roofs and tranquil courtyard settings of the single-level Cottages that capture the essence of carefree living. Architect Patrick Evan Sheehy designed the attached units to reflect early California Haciendas, masterfully citing them for lake, greenbelt, or fairway views. Enjoy the easy elegance of step-down living rooms and private patios off multiple bedrooms coupled with more than 2,000-square feet of living space. A two-car garage, plus one for the golf cart, complete the homes which lie within easy walking distance of the community pools, spas, and the Club’s pickleball and tennis courts, the wellness center, and a variety of dining venues.
Many speak of “the resort lifestyle,” but Members at The Terraces actually live it! They wake to panoramic views from their south or west-facing patio, then step out to a resort-style pool, two outdoor kitchens, and cabanas with dressing rooms. A dedicated Terraces concierge staff is on call daily to render a wide range of essential services – an ideal convenience for the part-time homeowner. Just 53 exclusive units in two buildings offer 2,190 to 4,380 square feet on one of three levels. A subterranean garage provides secure parking and additional storage. Tucked into a mountain cove and bordered by two fairways, the view-driven residences by Architects McLarand, Vasquez and Partners are five-time award winners from several builder’s associations.
A contemporary canvas for modern living, the Patio Homes were hailed as an instant classic when they took the prestigious 1984 Golden Nugget award for “Detached Home of the Year.” Ever desirable, these generous retreats combine 2,800 to 5,000-plus square feet and up to 4 bedrooms with the best elements of mid-century modern design. High ceilings, clerestory windows and expansive glass let living spaces glow with natural light as they face views of lakes or fairways against a majestic mountain backdrop.
Elevated lots of nearly a half-acre or more welcome indoor-outdoor entertaining at the Desert Homes. Sweeping patios, a full-size pool and spa, and al fresco areas for dining and lounging encapsulate a relaxed desert lifestyle. Interiors average 5,000 square feet plus and feature three or more-bedroom ensuites. Desert classic-contemporary architecture with mid-century influences blends natural stone, granite, and marble with views of the endless fairways or meandering lakes and waterfalls enhanced by landscaped islets.
The Club’s Custom Homes exemplify the pinnacle of luxury and sense of place. Architectural ideals are met in the warm, Mediterranean comforts of Italian Villas and Spanish Haciendas as well as in modern contemporary homes and transitional estates with mid-century angles. Beyond the exterior, smart home technologies are often integrated through the home’s rejuvenation. Many residences boast a legacy of architectural and interior design awards coupled with the elegance and grace of sophisticated living.
While no vacant homesites remain, discerning homeowners opt to create one. The sites hosting the Club’s earliest homes retain their value in premium views and location. If you fall in love with a certain view or perhaps the way the desert sun rises or sets across the property, a remodel introduces a multitude of possibilities. Whether taking a home down to the studs or commissioning a custom build, every wish on the homeowner’s list is achieved. Landscapes encompass water-conserving desertscapes, colorful gardens, and at times even the lush layers of a tropical paradise amid waterfalls tumbling down a carefully created rock formation.
So often these talented artisans of architecture, construction and design have turned something that may have been outdated into something new and modern by utilizing new materials and fresh ideas. With clean, timeless designs, they are bringing the outdoors in, developing protected and private courtyards, framing mountain vistas, taking advantage of the soft, natural desert light and the use of natural materials. Always embracing a shared commitment to create a casually elegant and cohesive environment for member enjoyment with family and friends.
Members at The Vintage Club, where ownership of real estate within the community is a requirement of membership, have a prominent level of sophistication and they respect both quality and mindfulness in design and implementation. For those resolute artisans and craftsmen who have given their time, creativity, and talent to this community for years, the common thread of sentiment is that it is a privilege to work within this discriminating environment.
For information regarding real estate and membership contact onsite office: Vintage Club Sales (DRE#02091034)