Altevers Architectural and Interior Design Companies Unveil Casual Dining, Pool and Sport Pavilion at Exclusive Toscana Country Club Season Opening
Altevers Associates, (www.Altevers.com ) announced today the completion of the newest phase of Club facilities at the prestigious Toscana Country Club in Indian Wells, California. The multi-million-dollar expansion includes: La Cucina – a casual open-air restaurant, Il Caffè – an Italian-inspired coffee bar, a new sports club pavilion with a movement studio and a Pilates studio, a junior Olympic resort pool with pavilion, an event lawn and new tennis, pickleball and bocce ball courts.
“We were going for a fresh, contemporary look that was harmonious with the Italian-inspired architecture indoor-outdoor experience, and stunning views”
The Tuscan lifestyle, aptly referred to by the Toscana Country Club as “la dolce vita” (the sweet life) is found throughout the club. “Bill’s vision (William Bone, founder and chairman of the board, Sunrise Company) was to add a casual, contemporary environment and dining options to Toscana’s unique Italian-inspired, lifestyle experience,” explains Toscana architect Robert J. Altevers, founder and managing principal, Altevers Associates. The spacious new restaurant, La Cucina, with its display chef’s kitchen complete with pizza oven, overlooks the expansive view of the resort pool and one of the Club’s two Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Courses, does just that. “We like to create environments within environments,” continues Altevers. “Members can easily go from golf, to the spa, relax by the pool, play some tennis, pickleball, bocce ball or workout without leaving their own slice of Italy.”
La Cucina, Toscana’s newest casual restaurant offers multiple settings that include a lounge, a large wraparound bar, complete with hanging flat screen TVs. Dining is available at the bar as well as high and low top tables throughout the lounge and restaurant. Disappearing pocket doors open to a covered terrace and an outdoor garden terrace where members can dine, enjoy cocktails and watch the setting sun over the Santa Rosa mountains at the long linear fire feature. Il Caffè is the new Italian-inspired coffee bar where members find a friendly barista serving coffee, specialty drinks, juices and pastries.
“I have worked with Bob (Robert J. Altevers) for more than four decades,” says Toscana visionary and real estate developer William “Bill” Bone. “His ability to understand my vision and add to it, creates a dynamic that is at once creative, expansive and enjoyable,” he continues. “This most recent phase of our desert jewel captures the heart of what I always envisioned for Toscana – an integrated lifestyle community, rich with activities, two signature golf courses, fine and casual dining options and an unparalleled spa experience. The culmination of this unique relaxing atmosphere allows members with their families and guests to unwind and enjoy themselves in what is for many, their home away from home.”
The excitement among the members was palatable during opening weekend. This newest phase brings a resort feel to this highly sought after, prestigious club. The interiors, designed by Altevers International, created a positive buzz that built to its own crescendo by the end of the opening weekend festivities. “We were going for a fresh, contemporary look that was harmonious with the Italian-inspired open architecture and stunning views,” explains Aimee Altevers, director of interior design, Altevers International. “From the light-colored flooring, walls and high ceilings to the choice of furniture, artwork, finishes and the stunning floating glass wine refrigerator, each detail was meticulously chosen and placed to complement the environment and set the stage for the member indoor/outdoor experience,” she continues.
Internationally acclaimed Altevers Associates and Altevers International (www.Altevers.com) have provided award winning architecture, planning and interior design services for the luxury commercial and residential marketplaces for more than 43 years. With a global portfolio of notable projects to include resort hotels, country clubs, retail, restaurant, spa, fitness studios, and luxury residential, the Altevers name is synonymous with quality and luxury. Known for their meticulous attention to detail, fresh inspired design and commitment to excellence, each project begins with their client’s vision, and is grounded in a thorough understanding of site, lifestyle objectives, architectural influences, environment and sustainability. The high-quality design solutions the firm is known for are achieved by the thoroughness in the initial planning phase, with attention to the finest details. For many large commercial projects, years may pass from initial concept to completion, but that initial vision is immediately recognizable in the final walkthrough.
Toscana County Club is a private equity Club and luxury residential community with 632 homes and estate home sites. Both Equity Golf and Sports Club and Spa Memberships are available including Invitational and Young Professional (non-resident) memberships. Equity Golf Memberships are limited to 275 for each of the two private 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Courses and golf members enjoy unrivaled walk-on golf access. The Spa Bella Vita and adjoining Sports Club comprise a 28,000-square-foot state of the art spa and fitness center and Sports Club Pavilion, with luxurious treatment suites and expansive fitness facilities with the latest equipment, fitness classes, personal training, tennis, pickleball and bocce. Homes at Toscana are offered from $1,300,000 to over $5.4 million with a limited number of estate home sites available from $850,000. For more information, please call Toscana Country Club Home and Membership Sales, (760) 772-7000 or visit online at www.toscanacc.com.
In 1963, William Bone founded Sunrise Company. In the decades since, Sunrise has developed and built over 16,000 homes and condominiums, a fractional ownership resort and developed 22 resort communities, numerous apartment buildings, office buildings, shopping centers and commercial hotels along with co-developing two resort hotels. Today, Sunrise Company is one of the nation’s most respected developers, with communities ranging from multi-family apartments to fractional residence clubs to luxury private residential resort/club communities to primary home communities. Sunrise Company is continually pursuing new opportunities in some of the country’s fastest growing markets. www.sunriseco.com.