The current mantra in designing homes is “tear down those walls!” Open floorplans are must-haves because they accentuate the casual living environment that consumers crave.
Good design has as many definitions as it does creators.
Good design has as many definitions as it does creators. What is common to all good design - no matter who creates or who beholds it - is it's perfectly appropriate to its site. What the three projects featured on the following pages demonstrate is site-sensitive design at its very best.
These California homes and communities excel in more than just this one area, though. Each demonstrates a well-thought-out and well-executed housing solution for a specific buyer. Each stays true to its architectural theme, be it Tuscan, Craftsman or Spanish Colonial, throughout the house with well-articulated details inside and out.
As you peruse these pages, learn from three leading California architects - the design leaders - how to put together the partnerships to create projects that delight new home buyers, that stand apart from the rest and that create a sense of place by borrowing from the past, and in doing so stand for the future.
An architect, a developer and a builder collaborate to create a Tuscan hillside village in Southern California.
Ponderosa's Legacy reclaims an unheralded but authentic California lifestyle.
A Majestic Family Hacienda
A perfect snapshot of California's evolving Spanish Colonial vernacular