Wrought iron for Quaint Campanile
Quaint Campanile set to grow
A second-story patio can be found on many homes in Campanile
by Amelia Hadley
The one- and two-story homes are a bit of Tuscany with smooth stucco, arches, stacked stone and wrought-iron detailing.
Many of the homes boast second-story covered patios, shutters and French doors.
Water-friendly landscaping — mesquite trees, sage and oleanders — create shade, color and curb appeal.
Currently, there are 142 homes in Campanile. About half of the lots have yet to be developed.
Once construction is complete, the number of homes will double.
Most of the houses in the community range from 1,600 square feet to 2,700 square feet. The largest model is 3,400 square feet.
“There were two floor plans I really loved,” said Richard Yett, 49. “I knew I wanted one of those and waited it out until one was available.”
Yett, who is the president of the homeowners association, purchased his home in Campanile two years ago.
He said he considered midcentury modern homes in Palm Springs but wanted something that would require less work.
That’s when he came across Campanile.
“What I like most is the architecture,” Yett said. “It’s also central, and I like that.”
Jimmy Main purchased his home almost six years ago and said he moved to the valley from Corona to downsize.
“I like everything about Campanile,” said Main, 70.
“Things are great now. It’s a safe and comfortable neighborhood.”
Campanile has a large community pool, fitness facility, community room and playground.
The neighborhood was built for walking, Main said. Sidewalks surround the homes that sit on the outer perimeter.
The existing homes in Campanile were built in phases in 2006 and 2007.
The original developer for the community was Wessman Gonzales and GHA Communities.
The current owner of the undeveloped lots is Global Investment and Development of Los Angeles, Yett said.
Currently, there is not a timeline for completion of the final phases of the community, Yett said.
There are grocery and drug stores, restaurants and fast-food establishments less than 1 mile from Campanile.
The Cathedral City post office and library are less than 2 miles from the community.
Big League Dreams and Cathedral City High School are also less than 2 miles from Campanile.
Palm Springs International Airport is 4 miles away, with Interstate 10 access about 3 miles from the main gate.