SOURCE: Front Porch - Luma

December 03, 2007 15:00 ET

Luma Model Home Opens at Active Adult Beachfront Community in Mexico

Celebrating the Unveiling of Its Upscale Casual Style, Luma Kicks Off 'Design Your Days' Promotion

BURBANK, CA--(Marketwire - December 3, 2007) - Luma, the first American developed, full-ownership, active adult beachfront community in Mexico, announces the opening of its fully furnished model home. Located just north of Puerto Vallarta in the Paradise Village Resort area, Luma will be a warm, inviting community for those 50 and over and feature over 400 stunning residences, 264 of which will be beachfront. In celebration of the model opening, buyers are eligible for Luma's Design Your Days promotion running December 2007 through January 2008.

"Our model shows all the advantages of a truly exquisite and exciting beachfront home," said Bill Jennings, president of the Burbank-based Front Porch Development Company. "With the model complete, interested new home buyers can see the uniqueness of the Luma community. We are fortunate to have partnered and work with some of the best architects and designers in Mexico. Visitors will undoubtedly notice the quality craftsmanship and attention to detail."

The model home is a three-bedroom, three and a half bath condominium with sweeping ocean and mountain views. The striking eclectic interiors are the work of renowned interior design architect, Joaquin Homs of Colectivo Arquitectos in Guadalajara, Mexico. "Through a blend of textures and sensations along with refined furniture and accessories, guests experience 'mestizo Mexico,' or the diversity of Mexico, as characterized by its indigenous origins and Spanish heritage. Elements from the Huichol culture, baroque carvings, Moorish and Asian influences are woven together to create a vibrant yet relaxed home with soul," explained Homs.

Spanning over 3,465 square feet, the condominium model home features a spacious, open concept floor plan with a foyer, living room with a natural stone wall, dining area, floor-to-ceiling glass walls, and wrap-around terraces. Finishes include maple cabinetry, tile floors, marble-lined showers, and a slate countertop on the terrace bar. The designer kitchen shows a generous center island and is complete with GE Profile stainless appliances, undermount sinks, granite countertops, tile floors, and an adjacent laundry room/pantry with GE washer and dryer.

The master bedroom offers a prime relaxation spot and features include 'his and her' closets, dressing area, a separate oversized shower, and an outdoor Jacuzzi located on the adjoining terrace. The secondary bedrooms feature separate full bathrooms, dressing areas, and sliding doors opening onto large terraces.

To celebrate the model opening, Luma is launching a two-month 'Design Your Days' rewards promotion. Those who purchase between December 2007 and the end of January 2008 are automatically entered for the grand reward, which is $25,000 worth of custom interior design services for their new home at Luma. Interested buyers are invited to visit Luma during this event and receive their choice of a Luma-inspired gift for touring the model home. Special rates at nearby hotels are available, as well as a travel consultant to plan the trip.

Luma is located along the beach of the Bay of Banderas at Paseo de los Cocoteros 56 Sur in Nuevo Vallarta, which is 15 minutes north of Puerto Vallarta Airport. Pricing ranges from the low $400,000s to $1.8 million. HOA fees will include a social membership at Paradise Village with discounts at the world-renowned golf course, El Tigre. For more information, the Luma sales team is available at the on-site sales studio or by calling 1-866-554-LUMA from the U.S. and Canada, 322-226-7290 from within Mexico, or by visiting

Luma's first phase is set to open in spring/summer 2009. When completed, Luma will showcase bold contemporary Mexican architecture by the distinguished Ernesto Del Castillo Marquez Architecture firm. Luma's beachfront common spaces include a beach bar and bistro, ocean view fitness center, massage, Pilates and yoga center, saltwater infinity pools, bocce court, sports/game room, library, large meeting room, and panoramic ocean view terrace. A private marina is planned for a later phase. The blending of Luma's setting, style and range of services, including its Lifestyle Concierge Program, promise "active adult living reimagined."

A Front Porch Development Company project, Luma will be built in partnership with Mexico-based Grupo Krone. Front Porch Development Company is the real estate development partner of Front Porch, California's largest non-profit provider of senior living communities. The Burbank, California-based organization offers 13 retirement communities in California, Louisiana and Florida. Dedicated to enhancing the lives and lifestyles of seniors, Front Porch creates communities that "celebrate the art of the individual." Each community offers a unique style with a broad range of choice and service, offering residents the opportunity to "live life their way."

Editor's Note: Photos and a fly-through video are available upon request.

Contact Information

  • For more information contact:
    Graham & Associates
    Kate Rapson or Erika Frazier
    Email Contact
    (415) 986-7212