SOURCE: Talking Rock

August 28, 2007 16:45 ET

Talking Rock, a Prescott, Arizona Community, Unveils Ranch Compound

Clubhouse Style Facility Features 32,000 Square Feet of Dining, Recreation and Relaxation

PRESCOTT, AZ--(Marketwire - August 28, 2007) - Talking Rock, a luxury master planned community Northwest of Prescott recently unveiled the Ranch Compound, a 32,000 square foot multi-use, clubhouse type facility. Serving as the hub of the community, the Compound offers various recreation and dining options all contained within several rustic buildings, which are connected by covered breezeways and meandering pathways. Designed by award-winning Scottsdale-based architectural firm, Swaback Partners and Swaback's interior design firm, Studio V, the Ranch Compound marries the charm and structural elements of old grand ranch headquarters of Central Arizona with modern day indulgences.

"Every component of the Ranch Compound offers the best in luxury, high country living," said Jim Leisenring, general manager of the Ranch Compound. "We created spaces like the Ranch House, Barn Fitness Center, and Coops so that Talking Rock residents and their guests can relax, rejuvenate and take in the stunning natural beauty of Prescott."

Each amenity within the Ranch Compound is named after historical or symbolic elements found within Talking Rock, including the Ranch House, Coops, the Barn Fitness Center and the Tack House. The Ranch House, the dining component of the Compound, boasts several dining options for residents. Morgan's Bar and Grill is the perfect place to have a casual meal or glass of wine from the restaurant's collection of 1,000 bottles. The horseshoe shaped juniper bar, cozy high-backed booths, hickory floors and a spacious lounge area provide an inviting atmosphere. Situated next to Morgan's, residents can venture to Horseshoe Hall for a more formal dining experience. While enjoying upscale cuisine created by executive chef, Jeff Kincaid, diners can catch a glimpse of the excitement in the exhibition kitchen. For private dining, the Windmill Room is available for meetings and events and offers stunning views of the Talking Rock golf course. In addition to more than 4,500 square feet of indoor culinary space, the Ranch Compound contains approximately 6,000 square feet of outdoor lounging and dining space.

Residents who live within the Prescott, AZ property can take advantage of many recreation and relaxation options available in Talking Rock. The Barn Fitness Center is a health and wellness facility that boasts state-of-the-art exercise equipment and a wide variety of services, including personal training, massage therapy, a steam room and luxurious locker rooms. Adjacent to the Fitness Center are tennis courts and a regulation sized lap pool and wade pool. The Ranch Compound serves as the trailhead to 25 miles of hiking and running trails that meander throughout the community. For residents that take advantage of the Jay Morrish designed 7,350-yard championship golf course within Talking Rock, the Tack House holds member golf lockers for 250 men and 100 women. To round out the Prescott, Arizona golf experience, players can stop by the Pro Shop to purchase apparel and equipment.

Coops, a unique amenity within the Ranch Compound, is a quaint coffee shop that serves custom beverages, smoothies, pastries and more. A casual gathering spot, Coops houses the Prescott, Arizona home community's mailboxes and also carries a small selection of unique items such as homemade muffin mix, gourmet pasta sauce, wine and imported beer.

About Talking Rock:

Located in a peaceful, rural setting, just minutes from Prescott, Talking Rock is a 3,600-acre private, luxury home community with a casual western lifestyle and the amenities of an exclusive country club. The Jay Morrish-designed 7,350-yard championship golf course intertwines through more than 1,000 acres of preserved open space, presenting residents with the spaciousness of Arizona's high country. Talking Rock offers spacious Prescott area custom home sites, as well as Ranch Cottages, Ranch Homes and custom homes in Prescott, AZ designed in an authentic ranch style and built by the area's finest craftsmen. Talking Rock is a development of Harvard Investments, a Scottsdale, Ariz. based real estate development company respected for its high quality, residential projects throughout the Southwest. The Talking Rock golf course and Ranch Compound are professionally managed by OB Sports. More information on Talking Rock and Harvard Investments, Inc. can be reached at 877-922-4440 or http://www.talkingrockranch.com.

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