Instead of squirrels, chipmunks, or rabbits, residents of Oaks Farms in San Juan Capistrano in Southern California can look out their back windows and see horses.
The Washington Post reports that nearly half of the new homes at the gated development connect to or overlook an equestrian facility. Bill Davidson, president of Davidson Communities, preserved the barns, stables and riding grounds.
The community consists of 32 new houses, which include appropriate modern farmhouse and adobe ranch architecture. Indoor-outdoor living is stressed, with open floor plans, courtyards, covered loggias, and glass walls that can be opened and closed. Exteriors are made of materials like slate, adobe, brick, polished concrete, and repurposed wood.
The one- and two-story houses range from 3,415 to 4,408 square feet and start at $1.6 million.