Extraordinary Details of the Signature Series


Welcome to Signature Series, a collection of 15 semi-custom new homes in Palm Desert by GHA Communities. These wonderfully appointed homes are ideal for a sophisticated desert lifestyle, whether a second home or your new desert residence.

  • Mid-valley location with spectacular views of the local mountain ranges
  • Pool and spa included
  • Private cul-de-sac street
  • Average lot size 10,000 sq. ft.
  • Low HOA and property taxes
  • Side and rear-yard block walls
  • You own the land

GHA Communities continues to capture innovative designs with great attention to every detail. We understand the importance of creating a home and street scene that defines "sophisticated" curb appeal. Signature Series will offer two floor plans with artistically designed exteriors with rich exterior color pallets showcasing private front courtyards with gated entries.

  • Custom designed fresh water pool and spa with pebble finish and 4' concrete brush finish decking
  • Pre-wired for solar panels
  • Private front courtyard with entry gate
  • Landscaped front and rear-yards with water saving, automatic sprinkler system and yard lighting to enhance the beauty of your home
  • Elegant 8' tall, two-panel planked, Therma-Tru® entry door with decorative hardware
  • Oversized 2- and 3-car garages with finished interiors and direct access to home
  • Architectural designed 8' tall sectional automatic garage doors
  • Concrete tile roofs
  • Sand or smooth stucco finish with stone or brick exterior accents (per elevation)
  • Recessed lights with photo-cell over garage and entry
  • Wired for holiday lighting (including safety photo cell)
  • Brushed finish concrete driveways, courtyard, rear patio and front and side-yard walkways
  • Gas stub-out in rear yard for future BBQ
  • Covered rear patio with concrete decking, lighting and pre-wiring for ceiling fans

Each Signature Series 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 as you open your expansive multi-stacking glass wall.

  • Voluminous 10' ceilings in all areas with windows set at 8' to maximize views
  • Coffered ceiling at great room and master retreat
  • Elegant 8' tall arched-panel interior doors with Kerve® door jambs, brushed nickel lever door hardware throughout
  • 20" x 20" glazed porcelain tile at entry, hallways, kitchen, dining, master bath, secondary baths, powder and laundry area
  • Wet bar with under-counter beverage center
  • Gas burning fireplace with pre cast surround, electric starter switch, glass doors and log set
  • 16' Glass wall stacking door system in the great room (4 stack)
  • Convenient interior laundry rooms with expansive storage cabinets (upper and lower), laundry sink and pull-out arched faucet
  • Built-in speakers in pre-selected locations
  • Structured wiring system with RG6 cable and CAT6 phone wiring for state-of-the-art communication and networking
  • USB plug ports
  • Pre-wired for ceiling fans in great room, all bedrooms and den options
  • 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
  • Contemporary recessed LED lighting throughout the home
  • 5-1/4" decorative baseboards throughout
  • Two-tone interior paint throughout (choice of 3 preselected designer wall colors)
  • Decora style outlets and light switches throughout
  • Bullnose edge drywall corners throughout (except garages and windows)

The kitchen is always the heart of any home whether you are entertaining family or friends. Even the most discerning connoisseur will enjoy gourmet cooking in the open, free-flowing kitchen, desirably appointed with Kitchen Aid appliances, perfect for the Master Chef in your family.

  • Stainless Steel Kitchen Aid appliances:
    • 36" built-in cook top with 5 burners
    • Built-in self-cleaning double oven (convection upper)
    • Fully integrated dishwasher with quiet operation feature
    • Built-in microwave
    • Canopy exhaust hood
  • Elegant maple cabinets with raised-panel design (in three finish choices) and decorative hardware
  • Self-closing soft touch drawers and roll-out shelves in pre-selected locations
  • Granite countertops with drop miter edge, full splash behind cook top
  • Large kitchen island with counter seating
  • Spacious walk-in storage pantry
  • Recessed ceiling lighting and under cabinet kitchen lighting
  • Two-compartment stainless steel sink with garbage disposal, air switch and pull out faucet
  • Large refrigerator area pre-plumbed with recessed box for automatic ice maker

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

  • Expanded alcove that will enlarge your master retreat and can be used for a reading area, sitting room or workout space
  • Coffered ceiling
  • Large walk-in closet with double-shelving (in pre-selected locations) and shoe rack
  • Maple cabinets with raised-panel design (in three finish choices) and decorative hardware with base cabinets set at a height of 36"
  • Granite countertops with drop miter edge, and 6" splash
  • Frameless shower door
  • Designer selected tile shower
  • Oversized oval soaking tub with tile face and granite deck
  • Satin nickel plumbing fixtures

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.

  • Casitas, with a separate entrance into the home from the front courtyard, have a separate bathroom and walk-in closet (in select plans)
  • Maple cabinets with raised-panel design (in three finish choices) and decorative hardware with base cabinets set at a height of 36"
  • Spacious closets with 8' raised-panel wardrobe doors (in secondary bedrooms)
  • All secondary bathrooms feature granite counter tops with a 4" high backsplash
  • Tub/shower finished with glazed porcelain tile

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 and 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
  • 50-gallon insulated gas water heater with a recirculating hot water system
  • Automatic sprinkler system
  • Prewired 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 Signature Series 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
  • Custom rear yard pool, spa and landscaping designs
  • Electrical upgrades
  • Expansive walk in shower
  • Extended covered patio options
  • Home entertainment system
  • Jetted tubs
  • Oversized wet bar
  • Room conversions (varies by residence)
  • Solar panels
  • Stained interior doors
  • Wide selection of custom counter, flooring and cabinetry

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.

Knightswood 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. 11-11-13