Concept and Design Philosophy
Desert Highlands, from its inception, was destined to become one of the most naturally beautiful, environmentally sensitive, private residential club communities anywhere. Desert Highlands caters to the lifestyle requirements of modern, active families, providing opportunities for beautiful, comfortable homes in a dramatically scenic, natural and secure environment, with abundant recreational and related facilities and opportunities.
The Sonoran Desert where Desert Highlands is located is unique amongst all of the deserts in the world because of the abundance and variety of the plant and animal life that thrive in its environs. The sensitively planned 850 acres that comprise Desert Highlands are especially unusual by virtue of being located directly on the south slope that rises up to the top of Pinnacle Peak, which is the most prominent landmark formation in the whole region.
The concept for Desert Highlands, and its design philosophy, evolved out of comprehensive studies that included all important environmental aspects, geological conditions, soils, slopes, hydrology, vegetation and wildlife, integrated with visual observations made throughout the site. The driving objective of this arduous work was to achieve a subtle blending of people, structures, the existing desert and the highly varied terrain into a uniquely distinguished, harmonious, aesthetically uplifting residential community that has been the recipient of various Architectural and Design Awards.