Gehan Homes, a Dallas-based homebuilder, announced the grand opening of its third community in Arizona, Palazzo at The Bridges, in the new Bridges at Gilbert master-planned community located at the southeast corner of Higley and Queen Creek roads. Two model homes are open at 3625 E. Cassia Lane in Gilbert, where move-up homebuyers can see the six new Palazzo floor plans and 18 new front elevations that are exclusive to Gehan Homes’ Gilbert community.

Homebuyers can choose from 72 homesites with energy-efficient floor plans ranging from 2,397 to 4,312 sq. ft. Each modern home will feature 10-foot ceilings, eight-foot interior doors, maple kitchen cabinetry, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, great rooms, flex rooms and three-car split or four-car garages with a variety of options, including snail showers, game rooms, pocket offices, media rooms, walk decks and outdoor kitchens. In addition, energy-saving construction, such as R-38 attic insulation and radiant barrier roofing makes owning a Gehan Home a luxurious and smart choice. Architectural styles include Ranch, Spanish and Prairie. Prices start at $349,000.

“We knew early on that our expansion to Arizona would include a community in metro Phoenix’s East Valley,” said Tim Gehan, CEO of Gehan Homes. “It’s exciting to see how the East Valley’s housing market has rebounded and discerning homebuyers are reinvigorated by the variety of lifestyle features they find at The Bridges at Gilbert. It’s really the perfect fit for our Palazzo designs, which provide open floor plans, flexible spaces, family-friendly amenities and stylish exteriors.”

Located within the highly-rated Higley Unified School District, The Bridges at Gilbert master-planned community is already receiving accolades for its features, which include a lake, community splash pad, amphitheaters, play structures, parks, trails and waterfalls. The growing mecca of San Tan Village is only minutes away, offering premier shopping, dining and nightlife. In addition, living at The Bridges means easy access to the Loop 202 and Loop 101 Freeways and Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport.

One of the top 30 builders in the U.S., Gehan Homes first entered the Arizona market in April, with the grand opening of its Hacienda at Greer Ranch community in Surprise. The Texas homebuilder opened its second Valley community, Vista Pointe in The Village at Vistancia, in Peoria in August. Similar upscale homes will be built in the Palm Valley community by the end of 2013.

For information about Gehan Homes’ Palazzo at the Bridges, call (480) 621-8786 or visit