At Rancharrah, sales of Toll Brothers homes begin

Johnathan L. Wright
Reno Gazette Journal

Latigo has launched.

Home sales recently began at Latigo, the first semi-custom community at the Rancharrah estate in South Reno. Toll Brothers, the nationwide luxury home builder, is fashioning 89 semi-custom homes for Latigo. The initial 24 sites have been released.

Latigo — first syllable, emphasized, rhymes with cat — means “whip” in Spanish, in keeping with Rancharrah’s equestrian history. Reno Land Inc. is developing the 141-acre Rancharrah, former compound of the Harrah gaming family.

The new community features five single-family home plans mingling modern farmhouse and modern mountain design; each plan includes three different elevations to choose from.

The one- or two-story homes range from three to five bedrooms, three to five full bathrooms, and 2,600 to 4,600 square feet.

Base prices begin at about $738,000 and top out around $929,000. Purchasers can add a host of custom options through the Toll Brothers Design Studio.

“Since Chip (Bowlby, president of developer Reno Land Inc.) bought Rancharrah, we’ve been interested in the property,” said John Tolbert, division president of Toll Brothers, who actually grew up in Reno-Sparks. “It’s a very nostalgic piece of property.”

Rancharrah itself and the Latigo community, he added, aligned nicely with the demographics of Toll Brothers buyers.

“Some are considering it as a vacation home, some may consider it a move-up home, some may consider it a downsize. We want to touch on all the reasons people might buy.”

At Latigo, those buyers will find the exteriors of the five home designs variously clad in stucco, stone and rough-sawn wood,

Inside, depending on the home plan, there are vaulted foyers, ceilings that soar to 16 feet, and flexible layouts allowing for additional bedrooms, home offices, upstairs bonus rooms and outdoor entertaining.

The Allure plan, the smallest at 2,600 square feet, features three en suite bedrooms, an optional home office and a 400 square foot great room flowing into an open kitchen.

The Cassana plan at nearly 3,900 square feet offers four en suite bedrooms upstairs, a bonus room on the same level and an optional deck off the master bedroom.

The largest plan, the Kinsey, clocks in at 4,600 square feet, with five en suite bedrooms, a den downstairs, a bar with wine storage in the great room, breakfast and prep islands in the kitchen, and a three-car garage.

The walk-in closet-slash-dressing room in the master bedroom is the size of a suburb.

Across all five home plans in the Latigo community, standard features include solid slab granite and maple cabinets in kitchens, bench seats for walk-in showers, hand-tiled shower pans in master bedrooms, and pavers for outdoor spaces.

At Latigo, members of the Club at Rancharrah who have been qualified by Toll Brothers will have priority for the first 10 days of each home site release to reserve a site, after which sales open to the public.

Sites are still available among the first 24 released at Latigo, Toll Brothers confirmed.

“At this time, we do not have a date for next release,” said Tolbert, the division president. “We look forward to welcoming the first home owners to Latigo at Rancharrah in spring of 2019.”

Home owners at Latigo and other Rancharrah communities automatically receive membership in the Club at Rancharrah. The former Harrah Mansion (30,000 square feet) and its surrounding grounds are being renovated into the club.

Planned amenities include a restaurant and food program directed by chef Colin Smith of Roundabout Catering and Roundabout Grill, a wine lounge and cigar terrace, a spa, lawn and event terrace, family grilling area, pool and cabanas, bocce court, boardrooms, and a fitness lawn and fitness center.

Planned opening for the Club at Rancharrah is spring 2019.

Elsewhere at Rancharrah, at the entrance to the estate off Kietzke Lane, a public retail village with restaurants and other outlets is being developed. Look for a preview of the village exclusively from RGJTaste in the weeks ahead.

Source: Reno Gazette Journal
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