Armonico by Centex Homes
Armonico consists of 195 homes and was developed by the Centex Corporation. It is located in the northeast corner of The Ranch close to the foothills of the McDowell Mountains.
There were nine different floor plans, which ranged in size from 2,409 square feet to 3,527 square feet. Three of the nine were 2-story homes. Each model was offered in three different exterior "elevations" and also had a number of customizable exterior options, which gave the community a more varied and attractive look.
The 2-story homes all have dramatic curved stairways and two of them had optional bonus rooms, which, if chosen, could, for example, increase the size of the Ladera model to as much as 3,833 square feet.
One of the six single story models, the Tierra, had a great room plan. All of the homes are graced with a custom carved oak entry door and have a 3-car garage as a standard feature.
In October of 1997, which is the date of the earliest builder price list that I have in my files, the pricing began at $269,700 for the 2,409 square foot Tierra model and went as high as $330,500 for the 3,527 Ladera model. At present, prices range from the mid $400's to about $700,000 with the highest values going to those homes with the most attractive settings and views.