Legacy Apartments at Dove Mountain 2011 Gold Award Winner!
The design concept of Legacy at Dove Mountain was driven by a desire to capitalize on the natural beauty of the location and create a village feel with purposely arranged buildings with as many units as possible facing outwards to capture the desert mountain views as well as distant vistas of mountains and city lights.
Since the project is located in the Sonoran Desert, it sought to be a part of the desert and therefore a native landscaping theme was incorporated. The property was studded with numerous native plants and cacti which were harvested and reused in a xeriscape landscaping strategy that minimizes water usage and blends into the native landscape.
The buildings are located away from major traffic and a beautiful, towering entry feature greets residents and guests and is visually linked to the recreation center with warm stone accents. Residential buildings were purposely limited to two stories to create an intimate community atmosphere. Garage and storage spaces were detached in order to cater to residents storage needs and limit associated noise while still nurturing a sense of community.
Legacy at Dove Mountain's design was accentuated by subtle variations in color and the use of stone veneer characteristic of the varied earth tones of the desert surroundings. The result is a richness of texture and color that varies though the day with the changing orientations of the sun. This contributes to Legacy at Dove Mountain's appearance of a relaxing desert oasis resort, a step above the typical multi-family living experience.