There is so much mystery and intrigue around the concept of a Disney-inspired community that any time more news pops up about the progress of the Contino Storyliving project in Rancho Mirage, California, we can’t wait to share it with you. Previously, we’ve shared details and concept art for community spaces and parks, as well as the most recent update on the Artisan Club. Today, we’ve got a first look at the new housing that will be available in the area, with architecture inspired by the elements Walt Disney loved most about the Coachella Valley.
“It seems fitting that Cotino, the first Storyliving by Disney community, would have a similar setting as the one that Walt loved so much,” explained Walt Disney Archives Director Becky Cline. “Walt enjoyed the Palm Springs area as a creative, rejuvenating retreat, and our hope is that it will inspire future homeowners and guests just like it did him.”
The first homes will be built by award-winning builder Shea Homes with floorplans available only in the Cotino community. From spacious kitchens with walk-in pantries to large dining rooms perfect for family gatherings, the homes in Cotino community will offer future residents the flexibility to choose an option that works best for them. Open floorplans seamlessly connect indoor space to outdoor courtyards, wrap-around patios and covered terraces designed to truly immerse residents in the beauty of the region.Disney Parks Blog
Homes will fall within four distinct design collections – Cotino Coachella Collection, Cotino Agrarian Collection, Cotino Oasis Collection and Cotino Aspiron Collection – representing the rich history and landscape of the Palm Springs area. From options reflecting the beauty and agricultural origins of the Coachella Valley and nods to the region’s mid-century modern legacy to more contemporary styles, Walt Disney Imagineering brought a touch of magic to the Cotino community by providing the architectural and aesthetic inspiration for each design collection.Learn More
The new home designs have been released as part of the pre-sales appointments, which are now available for registration. Cotino™ community will feature single-family homes anticipated to start from the upper $1 millions.
Zoë Wood is a travel writer from Sydney, Australia. Since her first visit to Disneyland at the age of 6, she has spent her years frequently visiting Disney Parks and traveling around the world.
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