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Community Highlights

Welcome to University Pointe, an enclave of only 16 highly appointed new homes, located in the heart of the desert within the city boundaries of Palm Desert¸ California. A perfect desert location for all age groups and all lifestyles, with state-of-the-art city services. Whether a second home or your new desert home, University Pointe is a perfect desert oasis for that desiring buyer.

  • Exclusive mid-valley location with views of the Santa Rosa Mountains, San Jacinto Mountains, and the Chocolate Mountains
  • Private cul-de-sac with ideal north and south facing lots
  • Sidewalks and parkways
  • palm springs mountains
  • Underground utilities (no above ground poles or wires)
  • Pool sized rear-yards with side and rear-yard block walls
  • Low HOA fees and property taxes
  • Fee Land - You own the land

Refined Exteriors

Three distinctively different floor plans with artistically designed home elevations and rich exterior color pallets showcasing private front courtyards with wrought iron gated entries.

  • Elegant 8’ tall Therma-Tru® entry door with decorative satin-stainless hardware
  • Designer-selected exterior carriage lights on photo cell
  • Concrete tile roofs
  • Concrete driveways and walkways
  • Landscaped front yards with water saving automatic sprinkler system
  • Custom hand-finished, low-maintenance stucco exteriors with painted accents
  • Covered rear patio with concrete decking, lighting, and pre-wire for ceiling fan
  • Spacious 2- and 3-car garages with finished interiors and direct access to home.
  • 8’ tall sectional roll-up garage doors with automatic opener and 2 remotes
  • Gas stub-out in rear yard for future BBQ
  • Wired for holiday lighting
  • Pre-wired for solar panels

Exceptional Interiors

It’s all about the details, and at University Pointe you will find nothing less than “Exceptional Features” included in all the homes we build. Our homes start with open floor plans connecting the Great Room, Kitchen and Dining Rooms, making the home perfect for family living and entertaining friends.

  • Elegant recessed panel maple cabinets throughout the home with all base cabinets set at 36” at all locations
  • Media niche to accommodate a wide screen TV
  • 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
  • Two-tone interior paint throughout (choice of 2 neutral colors)
  • Voluminous 9’ ceilings in all areas
  • Oversized windows set at 8’ to maximize views
  • 3-7/8” decorative baseboards throughout
  • Decora style rocker light switches throughout Recessed lighting
  • Moen quality plumbing fixtures
  • Powder room – Most Plans
  • Gas burning fireplace with electric starter switch (includes glass doors and log set)
  • 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
  • Convenient interior laundry rooms with storage cabinets and laundry sink
  • Structured wiring system with RG6 television cable and CAT6 data wiring for state-of-the-art communication and networking
  • Rounded drywall corners throughout

Functionally Designed Kitchens

Create those memorable holiday meals, or for the Gourmet cooking is a breeze in the open, free-flowing kitchen nicely appointed with numerous culinary delights, or allow our design team to help you create your dream kitchen.

  • Elegant recessed panel, stained finish maple cabinets (in three finish choices) with concealed hinges and adjustable shelving
  • Stainless Steel Whirlpool® appliance package includes
    • 36” built-in cook top with 5 burners
    • Built-in self-cleaning oven
    • Fully integrated dishwasher with quiet operation feature
    • Built-in microwave/hood combination with carousel
  • Large kitchen island with granite slab top and custom detailing
  • Slab Granite countertops with 6” splash, full splash behind cook top
  • Two-compartment stainless steel sink with pull-out spray faucet and garbage disposal
  • Large walk-in pantries
  • Under cabinet task lighting
  • Recessed lighting
  • Large refrigerator area pre plumbed with recessed box for automatic ice maker

Lavish Master Suites

GHA’s emphasis is on comfort, convenience, and privacy. Your master suite gives you freedom to relax and enjoy all of the features you deserve!

  • Recessed panel maple cabinetry raised to 36” (in three finish choices)
  • Custom slab granite counter tops with a 4” backsplash and under-mount sinks
  • Separate ceramic tile sunken shower
  • Granite Tub Decking, with 6” splash / includes 60” x 32” rectangular soaking tub with tile surround
  • Private water closet room with window for natural light and fresh air
  • Moen EZ-Flo collection plumbing fixtures in satin-stainless throughout
  • Glass shower door, medicine cabinets plus satin-stainless bath accessories
  • Recessed lighting
  • Direct access to rear yard and covered patio
  • Large walk in closet in master suite (double shelf & pole at certain walls, and built in shoe storage)
  • Linen cabinet with shelving

Impressive Secondary Bedrooms and Baths

  • All secondary bathrooms feature solid surface counter tops with a 4” backsplash and molded sink
  • Easy care long-lasting acrylic tub/shower units with glass enclosure at shower units
  • Maple cabinetry raised to 36” (in three finish choices)
  • Recessed lighting
  • Spacious closets with 8’ raised-panel wardrobe doors

Energy Efficient Comforts, Saving You Money

  • All homes built to California Green Building Code
  • Deluxe energy efficient dual glazed Low-E2 vinyl windows throughout (almond frames and clear glass)
  • R-38 roof insulation and R-13 wall insulation
  • Radiant roof barrier – keeps attic cooler by reflecting heat away from attic
  • Natural gas heating and air conditioning with high efficient 14 SEER split system with digital night setback thermostats
  • 50-gallon insulated gas water heater
  • Automatic sprinkler system for early morning irrigation of front yards

Reassuring Security

  • Pre-wired for security system at perimeter doors, windows and sliders
  • Fire sprinklers
  • Wrought iron entry gate at courtyard
  • Smoke detectors
  • Carbon monoxide detectors

GHA Quality Assurance and Warranty

GHA Companies offers over 30 years of experience. Their quality program starts at design inception with the creation of precise construction drawings, specifying high quality material, all the way through to on-site supervision by experienced project managers and construction managers.

GHA Custom Enhancements

Personalize your University Pointe home with a variety of room options, upgrades and built-ins to create the home that best suits your lifestyle – Below are just a few customizing options available to you.

Room conversions (varies by residence)
Extended covered patio options
Multi-slide stacking door
Upgraded appliances packages
Home entertainment system
Custom built-ins
Custom countertop designs

Custom flooring packages
Raised-panel cabinets
Back yard landscape packages
Pool & Spa Packages
Soft water and reverse osmosis systems
Solar Panels
Electrical upgrades