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A golf course community converts into an agrihood with 1,150 homes and a working olive grove

August 21st, 2017

Freehold Communities has designed a new master planned community that takes a completed but never used 18-hole golf course and reworks it into olive groves, community gardens, and walking trails.

The new community, dubbed Miralon, will offer 1,150 residences across its 300 acres in Palm Springs, Calif. The units will be a mix of for-sale single family and attached residences inspired by a Mid-Century Modern design that will harmonize with the Coachella Valley’s architectural heritage, according to the developer. The homes will feature open floorplans and expansive kitchens.

The new community will provide residents with an amenity center that will include pools, a spa, outdoor recreation space, a health club, a coffee bar, and a full-service bar and lounge.

The working olive groves will occupy 70 acres while the parks and gardens will occupy another 27 acres. Temecula Olive Oil Company will cultivate the olive trees and olive oil from the orchard will be pressed on-site.

Former golf cart paths will become about 6.5 miles of hiking trails. Tee boxes and greens are being repurposed into smaller groves, dog parks, exercise stations, and social areas with fire pits and WiFi. Produce grown on-site will go directly to residents’ tables.

The community’s homes and amenities will break ground in Q4, 2017.

Robert Hidey Architects is designing the central clubhouse and writing the design guidelines. C2 Collaborative Landscape Architecture is repurposing the golf course and creating the open-space plan. Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners is the interior designer for the amenity buildings.

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