Here are some photographs and drawings that provide a glimpse of our new surroundings in Anthem.


The Entrance to Anthem

The Anthem Parkway leads you into the community by way of this beautifully landscaped entrance.


The House

2875 Scotts Valley Drive

This is our new home. The model is called "The Concord" and the exterior that we chose has a very Spanish look.

This is a closeup of the front entrance and the courtyard. The windows on the right are in the guest bedroom. The landscaping has a desert flavor with cactus, rock and boulders. (Note the absence of grass! - by design!)

and in the Spring, Nancy gets red flowers

A closer look at the courtyard


Moving around the right side of the house toward the back yard, there is a continuation of the desert look (natural and landscaped) and a view of the Black Mountains.

Here's a closer look ...

and one showing the yuccas in bloom in Spring

The next few photos show views of the patio area behind the house.

before ...

and after the addition of stamped concrete area

a chiminea, bistro table and the neighboring houses

When we added the barbeque, there was no house next door

now we have some really nice neighbors there

Now, let's go inside...

the big picture

the foyer

(and a closer look at the Venetian Mask)

the great room

the great room view

the bar

hall leading to MBR

the Master Bedroom - bed ...

... seating area ...

... and view from bay window

the Den (or maybe the Library)

the kitchen (Nancy's favorite room)


the garage (George's favorite room)

These next two pictures were taken from the golf course.


our house (and neighbors) as viewed from 3rd fairway

Sunset is one of our favorite times. Mother Nature puts on a spectacular show as we watch from our patio. Here are some examples.



The Community Recreation Center

An artist's rendition of the 75,000 sq. ft. Anthem Center, our new community center which opened May 1, 2000. It features an indoor and an outdoor pool, a large restaurant called Trumpets, a full-size exercise gym, bocci, volleyball, horseshoe and basketball courts, an indoor jogging track and lots of activity rooms. Below are pictures taken shortly after it opened.

Anthem Center - front entrance (left) and rear view (right)

The indoor pool (left) and the outdoor pool

Trumpets - bar and restaurant

Billiard tables and outdoor spa

The Location

The brown dot just above the 3rd fairway shows the approximate location of our house. The golf course (see below) is built into a ravine and our house backs up to the edge of that ravine, overlooking the course.


The Golf Course

The Revere at Anthem
The Lexington

The Revere at Anthem now features 2 golf courses, the Lexington and the Concord, both designed by PGA professional Billy Casper and golf architect Greg Nash. We live above the 3rd fairway on the Lexington.  It was created as a revolutionary golf experience for players of all skill and capability levels. The course was built into the natural canyon landscape to provide players with an intimate, secluded golf experience. It features multiple tee areas and strategic hazards to make the course capable of testing even the best players abilities while providing others (like George) with a fun, manageable challenge.

The Lexington at Revere provides a dramatic setting with unobstructed city and mountain views. The sloping terrain allows the home sites to sit above from the golf course on the canyon rims. The course is enshrouded with clusters of desert trees and natural vegetation to further enhance the feeling of desert golf. At the same time, it also features several dramatic waterfalls around the golf complexes that add to the stunning beauty of the landscape. The canyons demand players to hit a variety of shots throughout the golf course. Significant elevation changes and holes that follow the natural curvature of the canyons create a feeling that each hole is one-of-a-kind.

This is an actual picture of the waterfall at the 7th green (Lexington's signature hole), taken on July 26, 1999 as George was approaching. He managed to stay out of the water -- but also missed the green.

Here's what it looks like from above the waterfall ...

The 16th and 17th holes are shown below with the Anthem Center (under construction) as seen from the 16th fairway and the par-3 17th green surrounded by water and sand.


And from in front of the Anthem Center, this majestic view of the 16th

The View

Standing at the rear of our lot and looking off to the left, you get a great view of the Black Mountains and the 2nd and 3rd holes of The Revere's Lexington Golf Course.


Here's the view looking straight ahead. There will be houses on that terraced ridge, but they won't interfere with the view of the mountains.


This view is looking to the right. You can see the 3rd fairway directly below and more of the golf course in the distance (not to mention the mountains). And when night falls ...

aahhh ...


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