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Tuscan Cliffs features outdoor kitchens

Dads at Tuscan Cliffs will celebrate Father’s Day Sunday at their outdoor summer kitchens. Fathers can relax by the pool and barbecue in style in Southern Highlands’ master-planned community in the southwest.

“Many of our homeowners say Tuscan Cliffs is the perfect place for fathers to celebrate their special day,” Sales Manager Rob Evon said. “Every home is equipped with an outdoor kitchen and can be customized to each dad’s personal taste.”

Every home at Tuscan Cliffs is offered with an outdoor kitchen that includes a grill, refrigerator and granite countertops. Depending on the design, they may also include a sink, cabinets, condiment station and refrigerator.

“Outdoor kitchens are the perfect place for Dad to spend the day,” Evon said. “He can put some steaks on the grill, enjoy a movie in an outdoor entertainment area or relax in the pool and spa.” Homes at Tuscan Cliffs all include rear patios large enough for entertainment and multi media elements such as flat screen televisions wired for an audio system.

“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,” 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.”

Home sites at Tuscan Cliffs measure one-quarter to one-half acre and are large enough for a pool and spa in addition to a covered patio and outdoor kitchen. All four models in the neighborhood feature design ideas for every lifestyle.

At the Villa de Franchesca model home, a rain shower separates the pool and spa from the covered patio and an adjacent cabana offers seating and entertainment options. The spa includes a stepped waterfall and its stone steps lead directly into the main pool.

In the Villa de Gabriella model, natural stone is used to surround the pool and spa and faux stone boulders complete the look.

“This is one of our most popular water features,” Evon said. “There is a wading pool at one end, a lagoon near the middle and a beautiful backdrop for the spa at the far end.”

Completing builder Pacific Southwest Development’s design for indoor-outdoor living are multiple courtyards incorporated into the designs. Each home includes a front courtyard and three of Tuscan Cliffs’ floor plans include interior courtyards that give residents a quiet sanctuary within the confines of the property. “Interior courtyards provide a nice sitting area to relax and unwind from the demands of the day,” Evon said. “We offer the ability to create water features or outdoor fireplaces in these areas, which makes them even more peaceful.”

More than 50 distinct configurations are available among the four model homes at Tuscan Cliffs. Each offers an extensive rear patio, central courtyard and common areas.

They range from 4,328 to 5,441 square feet in their base configurations and may measure as large as 6,000 square feet with options.

All home sites are at least one-quarter acre. Premium lots, including some with views of the valley and others that are oversized, are available.

Standard amenities include paver stone 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.

Thousands of options are available for nearly every aspect of the home, including structured wiring systems, media networks and swimming pools. The builder also recently added stainless-steel Viking appliances, wrought iron stair railings, and granite countertops and vanities as standard features.

Each Tuscan Cliffs residence qualifies as an Energy Star home. Base prices in the community start at just over $1 million.

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. The sales office phone number is 228-8559.

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