Tuscan Cliffs offers new technologies

Pacific Southwest Development is using the latest advances in residential technology, both indoors and outdoors, in the construction of its semi-custom Tuscan Cliffs homes at Southern Highlands.

From the moment of arrival, Tuscan Cliffs' technology makes it easy for residents and their guests to enter the community while maintaining privacy, sales agent Rob Evon said.

With a technologically advanced vehicle identification system, the Tuscan Cliffs security team can track all vehicles in the community at any given time, he said.

"It is of utmost importance that we make each guest feel not only welcome, but also secure," Evon said.

"Residents can update their guest list online without having to call the guards or fill out paperwork," he said. "When their visitors arrive, we are able to verify their identity quickly and even print out directions to the home they are visiting."

Inside the four model homes at Tuscan Cliffs, high-tech options such as automated lights and a central media system database are featured.

"For most modern homeowners, connectivity extends well beyond prewiring for cable, phone, Internet and ceiling fans," Evon said. "While these are all standard features at Tuscan Cliffs, it is our New Millennium Home philosophy that sets this community apart from any other in Southern Nevada."

Each home is available with a Crestron system, which provides homeowners the option of using remote-control technology for heating and air conditioning, lighting and audio-visual equipment.

"The Crestron system is incredible," Evon said. "It can activate appliances, such as a coffee maker or espresso machine downstairs, turn on lights when someone approaches a door at night, or turn music on and off in different areas of the home, according to schedule."

Tuscan Cliffs residents can watch movies with a home theater, which is showcased in the Villa de Gabriella model home. It features tiered seating, a theater-quality sound system and wall-size screen. Media rooms also are featured in all floor plans and can be designed with Kaleidoscape, a server-based system that stores thousands of music and movie files.

"The Kaleidoscape system stores all of your entertainment files at one place in the home," Evon said. "Once it's in the system, you can play multiple files in both video and audio applications. Not only is it convenient and space effective, but it allows residents to have music playing on the patio while different movies are showing in the home theater and media rooms."

Tuscan Cliffs' four model homes showcase the developer's commitment to providing technological capabilities. Ranging in size from 4,328 to 6,001 square feet, the semi-custom homes provide the ability to design a custom home without the inconveniences and delays usually associated with custom home building, Evon said.

More than 50 configurations are available among the four base models. Each offers a master suite with separate retreat, rear patio, central courtyard and common areas.

All Tuscan Cliffs home sites measure at least one-quarter acre. Premium lots, including some with views of the valley, are available.

Among the available options at every home are theater systems, elevators, wine cellars, grottos, custom ceiling treatments, pools, outdoor fireplaces and water features.

In addition, each residence qualifies as an Energy Star home, saving owners on heating and cooling expenses, he said.

Base prices start at just over $1 million.

Residents will receive a one-year social membership to the Southern Highlands Golf Club, upon application approval, Evon said. The club includes a spa, pool and other facilities.

To visit, take Interstate 15 to the St. Rose Parkway exit and go west. Drive north on Southern Highlands Parkway to Stonewater Lane, then turn left and follow the signs.

Office hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., except Monday when it opens at 1 p.m. For more information, call 228-8559.

Pacific Southwest Development has been building homes in the Las Vegas area for nearly 20 years. For more information, visit pacificsouthwest.com.