The 80-acre site known as Desert Wind was acquired in January 1994. Located in the extreme north Phoenix area, Desert Wind was platted for two distinct and non-competing product types. The subdivision is set amidst the natural vegetation of the Sonoran desert at 52nd Street and Lone Mountain Road with home-sites ranging from 6,800 to 7,700 square feet and 6,200 to 10,800 square feet. Lined with arroyos and hundreds of native saguaro cacti and desert vegetation, the project was slated to maximize the amount of undisturbed open desert area. In April 1996 the subject was purchased as platted and engineered lots by Richmond American Homes.