Thursday, November 1, 2007

Galleries at Turney features

By many standards, the Galleries at Turney is almost a contradiction in terms because it has been designed to be environmentally friendly and opulent at the same time.  With energy efficient construction and appliances, recycled materials and a stylish design, Galleries has quickly become the standard for the 21st century for new homes that dispel the myth that a "green home" is unattractive or that luxury comes at the detriment to the environment around it.  Galleries is neither and offers:

Function.  Galleries provides flexible indoor and outdoor spaces for its residents to experience the a suburban feel in a recycled urban environment.  The first floor opens to a large private courtyard, while second floor provides a spacious living room, kitchen and dining area with open access to a patio to view northern and southern views of the mountains and city.  As one rises to the top of the home, the top-floor brings you to the private realm of the master bedroom suite containing windows to allow you sublime views of Camelback Mountain, Squaw Peak, and Phoenix skyline.

Energy Efficiency.  The design of Galleries incorporates environmentally friendly strategies and materials making the first town home project to achieve Phoenix’s “Advanced” Green Building Rating, the highest rating given by the City of Phoenix.  The Green Building Program encourages a whole-systems approach through design and building techniques to minimize environmental impact and reduce the energy consumption of buildings while contributing to the health of its occupants.  In addition, Galleries is LEED for Homes (LEED-H) certified.  In order to achieve these designations, the buildings utilize passive heating/cooling techniques, numerous innovative and environmentally friendly materials, and efficient home designs that require significantly less energy than typical homes.  The exterior finish materials are reusable and recyclable.  Building materials included corrugated metal siding and fibrous concrete panels that act as a rain screen while creating a thermal barrier that eliminates heat transmission to the building while effectively shading the building from the heat of the desert sun.


  • 2 bedrooms 
  • Living room/lounge
  • Multi-purpose flex room (den/office/bedroom) 
  • 2 1/2 baths
  • Quartz zinc panels – front and sides
  • Cembonit cement panels - rear and sides 
  • Exposed masonry walls – lower level 
  • Limestone floors in main living area 
  • Polished and sealed concrete floors on lower level 
  • State-of-the-art kitchen
  • Italian cabinetry by Maistri la Cucina 
  • CaesarStone® countertops 
  • Kohler® fixtures 
  • Large private balcony
  • Private backyard
  • 12-foot high floor-to-ceiling windows and doors
  • Spectacular views
State-of-the-art green construction
  • LEED for Homes certified 
  • Heat pump – 13 SEER rating
  • Bosch® Energy Star® appliances 
  • Low-E windows
  • Low VOC panes
  • 4-kilowatt photovoltaic (PV) solar panel system for "0" energy costs

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