The La Quinta Griffin Ranch Community as we know it today, was first envisioned by entertainment icon Merv Griffin. Mr. Griffin decision to take a large portion of his estate and turn it into a luxury equestrian community in 2005. Sadly Mr. Griffin died in August 2007 just as his dream community opens and the first grouping of homes become available.
This is also the same year that the economy takes a turn for the worse, so all homes are put on hold, including the ones that are already ordered. For the sixty homeowners that have already moved into Griffin Ranch, they are left wondering what will happen next?
In 2013, the construction company Lennar purchased the La Quinta Griffin Ranch Community and takes charge of finishing Mr. Griffin dream. They saw the potential that Griffin Ranch would bring to La Quinta.
The first thing they do is finish out all “standing orders”. The next thing is they hold extensive talks with all parties to change the original design of the community from an equestrian community to one that is only equestrian friendly. This means that instead of having stables inside the community as planned, now there is not but you can still ride horses on the already laid out trails around the community.
The Griffin Ranch Club is the heart of this community. The club center is a 15,000 square foot, at the center of Griffin Ranch and offers residents a full equipped fitness center, pool, tennis courts, pickleball courts, scenic hiking trails, and plenty of areas to just relax for the day. There is even an area just for the kids, Splash Park, so the adults can relax.
La Quinta Griffin Ranch Homes For Sale
Buyers interested in moving to the La Quinta Griffin Ranch Community will have several floor plans to choose from and lot sizes. Each home features 3-4 bedrooms, great room, a fireplace, and chef kitchen. The homes have a Modern Spanish, Tuscan, and Mexican influence to them, which match the original home place of Mr. Griffin.
La Quinta Griffin Ranch Featured Home
The home located at 81095 Giacomo Way La Quinta, CA 92253 is our featured home in La Quinta Griffin Ranch Community. With this home you will enjoy panoramic views of the mountains from the well-appointed large south facing yard.
As you enter the home, you will walk into a bright and open living room. The kitchen is directly off this room making entertaining more of a social event with the person in the kitchen not being cut off from everyone else.
The chef's kitchen has high-end stainless-steel appliances, granite slab counter tops, plus a large island. You will enjoy the super high ceiling, custom built in, fireplace, and mountain views while in the living room.
Just down the hall, you will find three en-suites bedrooms plus a larger den with wet bar and office. Should you need a fourth bedroom, you can make either one of these rooms into that needed bedroom. With the exceptions of the bedrooms and office, which have high end designer carpets, you will find Travertine floors throughout the home. Plantation shutters are also in all rooms except the living room and kitchen.
Once you step outside, you will see the large landscaped front and back yard. The backyard has a large covered patio for you to relax under while your barbecue on the built in barbecue island.
Or cool off in the custom pool and spa. With the home located on a private street and the top notch landscaping, you will have privacy while you relax and enjoy the panoramic views of the mountains.