Welcome to Encore New Homes in Palm Springs

Model homes

Features of Encore Homes

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The success continues! Welcome to Encore, another opportunity to purchase a GHA home in Palm Desert. Encore is a neighborhood of only 32 homes and designed with a perfect blend of modern architecture, elegantly appointed interiors and tranquil surroundings. Majestic mountain views will draw you to Encore -- a place to create memories that will last a lifetime. Perfect for families leading an active desert lifestyle who enjoy evening breezes and beautiful views of the mountains and sunsets.

  • Mid-valley location with spectacular views of the local mountain ranges
  • Private cul-de-sac streets
  • Low HOA and property taxes
  • Pool sized rear-yards with side and rear-yard block walls
  • You own the land
model homes

Two distinctively different floor plans with artistically designed house exteriors accented with rich exterior color pallets showcasing private front courtyards with wrought iron gated entries.

  • Front court yard with wrought iron entry gate
  • Pre-wired for solar panels
  • Landscaped front yards with water saving, automatic sprinkler system
  • Concrete tile roofs
  • Sand stucco finish with stone exterior accents (pre-selected)
  • Brushed finish concrete driveways, courtyard, rear patio and front and side-yard walkways
  • Elegant 8’ tall Therma-Tru® entry door with decorative satin-stainless hardware
  • Designer-selected exterior carriage lights on photo cell
  • Gas stub-out in rear yard for future BBQ
  • Spacious 2- and 3-car garages with finished interiors and direct access to home
  • 8’ tall sectional automatic garage doors
  • Wired for holiday lighting (including safety photo cell)
  • Expansive covered outdoor living area with recessed lights and pre-wiring for ceiling fans and speakers

Each Encore 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.

  • Voluminous 10’ ceilings in all areas with windows set at 8’ to maximize views
  • Attached casita (Residence 2X)
  • 18” x 18” ceramic tile at entry, kitchen, dining, master bath, secondary baths, powder, and service area
  • Elegant 8’ tall raised-panel interior doors with satin-stainless lever set door hardware throughout
  • Gas burning fireplace with electric starter switch, granite surround, glass doors and log set
  • Interior laundry rooms include storage cabinets and laundry sink
  • Structured wiring system with RG6 cable and CAT6 phone wiring for state-of-the-art communication and networking
  • 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
  • Recessed lighting throughout the home
  • Upgraded 3-7/8” decorative baseboards throughout
  • Decora outlets and rocker-style light switches
  • Bullnose/rounded drywall corners throughout (except garages and windows)

The kitchen is always the heart of any home whether you are entertaining family or friends. The Master 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
    • Built-in self-cleaning single oven
    • Fully integrated dishwasher with quiet operation feature
    • Built-in microwave/hood combination with carousel
  • Elegant maple cabinets (choice of 3 designer-selected stain choices)
  • Granite countertops with drop miter edge, 6” splash and full splash behind cook top
  • Large kitchen island with counter seating
  • Large walk-in pantries
  • Two-compartment stainless steel sink with garbage disposal and quality pull out faucet
  • Recessed ceiling lighting and under cabinet kitchen lighting
  • Large refrigerator area pre plumbed with recessed box for automatic ice maker
master retreat

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

  • Elegant maple cabinets (choice of 3 designer-selected stain choices)
  • Granite countertops with a 6” splash
  • Separate ceramic tile shower, tiled with 13” x 13” ceramic tile
  • Oversized oval soaking tub with tile face and granite deck
  • Frameless glass enclosure
  • Spacious walk-in closets with double wood shelf, pole and shoe rack
  • Direct access to rear yard and covered patio
  • Satin-stainless bath trim and accessories

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

  • All secondary bathrooms feature Piedrafina® counter tops with a 4” high backsplash
  • Easy care long lasting fiberglass tub/shower units
  • Elegant maple cabinets (choice of 3 designer-selected stain choices)
  • 8’ Raised panel wardrobe doors

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 conditioners 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
  • Pilotless gas cook top
  • Locking entry gate at front courtyard
  • Pre-wired for security system
  • Fire sprinklers
  • Carbon monoxide detectors
  • Smoke detectors

Personalize your Encore 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.

  • Appliance upgrade packages
  • Electrical upgrades
  • Expansive walk in shower
  • Extended Covered Patio Options
  • Home entertainment system
  • Multi slide stacking door
  • Rear yard pool, spa and custom landscape designs
  • Room conversions (varies by residence)
  • Solar Panels
  • Soft water and reverse osmosis systems
  • Wide selection of custom counters, flooring and cabinetry