Falcon Crest
Palm Desert, California (Gold Award)

Description: The distinctive aspect of the Falcon Crest Project's application is the quality of the project in utilizing Energy-Star materials to achieve a superb Energy-Star home rating reducing the utility consumption and impact of the environment; water conservation and minimized construction waste by utilizing panel construction; excellence in quality of the design included efficiency in layout, providing universal design although not required, and aesthetic excellence in the unit itself as well as in the context of the existing neighborhood.

The project targets homebuyers in the 70 to 120 percent of AMI. The home was offered at $199,000, which is well below the median home price of the MSA of $380,000. Twenty of the 93 homes in the development were available at this price. The project received a Gold Award for innovation in both technology and design.

 2007 Awards Winners