Location: La Quinta, California
Client: RJT Homes

At Palmilla, a bold exploration of form and color demonstrates what can be achieved in high-end production housing. The angular wall planes of one plan contrast the circular forms of another in dynamic harmony. The homes are designed to be flexible in their siting to optimize views and solar orientation. Double corner sliding doors maximize indoor/outdoor living. Detached casitas provide private guest quarters and create scale and definition for the courtyard spaces.


Site Size: 73 acres; Detached Units: 72 units; Paired Units: 87 units; Unit Size: 4,024-4,613 s.f.; Net Density (All Units): 2.2 du/ac.

Design Services: Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture

2002 BALA
2003 Gold Nugget Merit Award
2003 BALA – Two Platinum Awards/Two Silver Awards
2003 Builder’s Choice Award – Best Community
2004 CCASLA – Honor Award