Tuscan Cliffs offers summer kitchens

This holiday weekend, thousands of Southern Nevadans are enjoying the spring weather with their families. At Tuscan Cliffs, four semi-custom home designs offer multiple places for families to gather and reconnect.

"Tuscan Cliffs is a perfect place for families of all ages," said Michael Goeth, sales associate for the Pacific Southwest Development community in Southern Highlands. "From our expansive gourmet kitchens to indoor and outdoor gathering spaces, there is a place for everyone to enjoy in our homes."

The neighborhood features four model homes that can be architecturally designed up to more than 6,000 square feet. Among the more popular features in the homes are gourmet kitchens.

Standard kitchens at Tuscan Cliffs include 42-inch handcrafted, maple cabinetry, granite kitchen countertops and islands, Viking stainless-steel appliances, Kohler cast-iron sinks with pull-out faucets, and walk-in pantries.

Each kitchen is designed to comply with the builder's philosophy of indoor-outdoor living by offering views to the outdoors and interior courtyards.

"One of my favorite kitchens at Tuscan Cliffs is in the Villa de Giovanni model home," Goeth said. "It has a large nook that overlooks a front courtyard which can be designed with water or fire features, creating a beautiful view during the day or night. It has direct access to a covered porch off another side that is perfect for quiet contemplation and relaxation. And it is open to view the foyer, dining room and great room, which makes it ideal for big family gatherings."

Standard amenities in all the homes include paverstone driveways, sand-finished stucco exteriors, stainless-steel appliances, exterior stone veneer, 42-inch maple cabinets, granite countertops, 6-foot garden tubs, wood-clad Andersen windows and Kohler plumbing fixtures.

Base prices at Tuscan Cliffs start at just over $1 million.

Residents will receive a one-year social membership to the Southern Highlands Golf Club, upon application approval, Goeth said.

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

Office hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., except Monday when it opens at 1 p.m. For more information, call 228-8559.