Exceptional Features…designed to enhance your living lifestyle


Welcome to Darby Estates in La Quinta, "The Gem of the Desert". GHA Communities and Adom Ventures LLC offers a collection 19 family homes designed with a perfect blend of modern architecture and elegantly appointed interiors. Darby Estates is perfect for families leading an active desert lifestyle who enjoy evening breezes and beautiful views of the Santa Rosa Mountains and sunsets.

  • Spectacular mountain views and sunsets
  • Low homeowners association fees and property taxes
  • Pool sized rear-yards with side and rear-yard block walls
  • Close to Old Town La Quinta
  • Close to exclusive resorts, golf courses and hiking trails
  • Desert Sands Unified School District


One and two story floor plans with artistically designed house exteriors accented with rich exterior color pallets showcasing private front courtyards with wrought iron gated entries.

  • Front courtyard with wrought iron entry gate
  • Elegant 8' tall Therma-Tru® 2 panel entry door with decorative polished chrome hardware
  • Landscaped front yards with water saving, automatic sprinkler system
  • Concrete tile roofs
  • Pre-wired for solar system
  • Designed-selected sand stucco finish with stone exterior accents (B Elevations)
  • Brushed finish concrete driveways and courtyard walkway
  • 2 Car and separate single car garage (Plan One) and 3 car garage (Plan Two)
  • 8' tall sectional garage doors with automatic openers
  • Wired for holiday lighting
  • Covered patio with recessed lights and pre-wiring for ceiling fans
  • Gas stub-out in rear yard for future BBQ


Each Darby Estates home showcases an open floor plan connecting the Great Room, Kitchen and Dining Room making the home perfect for family living and entertaining. Delight in the ability to bring outdoor and indoor living together.

  • One and two story plans with up to six bedrooms and four baths
  • Voluminous 10' ceilings in all areas with windows set at 8' to maximize views
  • Attached casita with private entrance (Plan 1X)
  • Two-tone interior paint throughout (choice of 3 designer selected wall colors)
  • Recessed lighting throughout the home
  • Long lasting, highly efficient, LED recessed can lighting in main living areas
  • Bullnose drywall corners throughout (except garages and windows)
  • 18" x 18" Bristol ceramic tile at entry, kitchen, dining, master bath, secondary baths, powder, and service area (choice of 3 colors)
  • 5¼" Baseboard throughout
  • 8' Modern 2 panel interior doors with contemporary polished chrome lever hardware
  • Gas burning, direct-vent fireplace with electric starter switch, granite surround, glass doors and log set
  • State-of-the-art structured wiring system with RG6 cable and CAT5 phone wiring for communication and networking
  • Decora outlets and rocker-style light switches
  • Interior laundry rooms include upper and lower cabinets and laundry sink
  • Pre-wired for cable-television in great room, all bedrooms and den options
  • Pre-wired for telephone in kitchen, great room, all bedrooms and den options
  • Pre-wired for ceiling fans in great room, all bedrooms and den option
  • Floor plug in Great Room


The kitchen is always the heart of any home whether you are entertaining family or friends. The Chef in your family will enjoy gourmet cooking in the open, free-flowing kitchen, desirably appointed.

  • Stainless Steel Whirlpool® appliance package includes
    • 36" built-in cook top with 5 burners
    • 30" built-in self-cleaning single oven below cooktop
    • Microwave/Hood combination
    • Dishwasher with quiet operation feature
  • Refrigerator area pre plumbed with recessed box for automatic ice maker
  • Single compartment stainless steel sink with garbage disposal and Moen Align Pull Down Spray Faucet
  • Granite countertops with drop miter edge, 6" splash and full splash behind cook top
  • Kitchen island with counter seating
  • Elegant shaker style maple cabinets (choice of 3 designer-selected stain choices)
  • Under cabinet kitchen lighting
  • Roll out shelves in base cabinets either side of cooktop
  • Spacious walk-in pantries


You will discover a private master suite designed for comfort and convenience. Your suite is an impressive place to relax while soaking in your private sanctuary.

  • Elegant shaker style maple cabinets (choice of 3 designer-selected stain choices)
  • Granite countertops with a 4" splash
  • Separate ceramic tile shower, tiled with 13" x 13" Bristol ceramic tile (choice of 3 colors)
  • Oversized rectangular soaking tub with 13" X 13" Bristol ceramic tile face and granite tub deck
  • Frameless clear glass shower enclosure
  • Spacious walk-in closets with double wood shelf, pole and shoe rack
  • Direct access to rear yard and covered patio
  • Rectangular undermount sinks
  • Moen Voss contemporary style faucets and fixtures


Your secondary bathrooms and bedrooms feature several amenities typically only found in the master suite. We want your family and guests to feel relaxed and at home.

  • Junior Master Suite (Plan Two)
  • All secondary bathrooms feature Piedrafina® counter tops with a 4" high backsplash
  • Oval undermount sinks with contemporary Moen Voss single lever faucets in polished chrome
  • 13"X 13" Bristol ceramic tile tub and shower surrounds
  • Elegant shaker style maple cabinets (choice of 3 designer-selected stain choices)
  • 8' Raised panel wardrobe doors
  • Optional 4th Bedroom in lieu of Den (Plan One) and 5th Bedroom in lieu of loft (Plan Two)


GHA Communities prides itself as being an environmentally friendly builder. We follow the strictest guidelines to provide a home that is both environmentally friendly and energy efficient.

  • All plans developed to current California Green Building Code standards and specifications
  • R-38 roof insulation and R-13 wall insulation
  • Natural gas heating
  • Air conditioner with high efficient 14 SEER split system with digital night setback thermostats
  • Deluxe energy efficient dual glazed Low-E2 vinyl windows throughout
  • Radiant roof barrier – keeps attic cooler by reflecting heat away from attic
  • Title 24 approved 50-gallon insulated gas water heater
  • Automatic sprinkler system
  • Pre-wired for solar system


  • Locking entry gate at front courtyard
  • Pre-wired for security system
  • Fire sprinklers
  • Carbon monoxide detectors
  • Smoke detectors


Offering over 30 years of experience, our quality program starts at design inception, with the creation of precise construction drawings, specifying high quality materials, all the way through to on-site supervision by experienced project managers and construction managers. Commitment to quality and detail is what separates GHA from other developers. Building homes with "smart" floor plans means that state-of-the-art, energy-efficient design is a given. What puts GHA above the rest is their commitment to unparalleled included features. By providing premium options as standard fare, GHA allows homeowners to upgrade because they want to not because they have to. This commitment to excellence has been a major part of their success. GHA's commitment doesn't stop there. They also provide homes buyers with a detailed owner's manual, periodic inspections and a final walk-though. This way, qualified GHA staff members can answer questions throughout the process-assuring buyers of a complete and thorough understanding of their home investment. From the start of construction, until long after the home buyer has settled into their new home, GHA remains committed to quality customer service.


Personalize your Darby Estates home with a variety of room options and upgrades to create the home that best suits your lifestyle. Below are just a few customizing options available to you. Your design consultant will be happy to provide you with a complete list of options.

  • Floor plan that best fits your lifestyle
  • Double Oven Appliance upgrade packages
  • Extended covered patio options
  • Multi slide stacking door
  • Expansive walk in shower in Master
  • Extended tile flooring
  • Precast fireplace surround upgrade
  • Home entertainment system
  • Variety of electrical upgrades
  • Lighting Packages
  • Wet Bar in Great Room
  • Custom built in cabinetry
  • Rear yard pool, spa and custom landscape designs
  • Solar system panels
  • Wide selection of custom counters, flooring and cabinetry
  • Custom paint and texture
  • Smooth finish interior walls
  • Rear outdoor living area fireplace
  • Other enhancing options (see design consultant)

Adom Ventures LLC, reserves the right to modify plans, features, specifications and prices without notice or obligation, including any of the features listed above. All square footages and dimensions are approximates only and may vary per plan and elevation or from the actual home constructed. All renderings, brochures and marketing materials are concepts only, not intended to depict actual homes and are subject to change. BRE#01455275