This home is designed in a Spanish Colonial Revival character commonly associated with homes in San Marino, Beverly Hills and Santa Barbara, California. The exterior is treated with a historically authentic pallet of materials including smooth-finished plaster, a fired mission clay-tile roof, stained entry door with glass insert and decorative iron grill, custom garage doors and pedestrian gates. Private patio spaces adorned with accents consistent with the architectural intent — all of which contribute to create a home that looks handcrafted and built over time. Expansive covered loggias and colonnades all connect components of a home that spreads across a one acre flat pad surrounded by 6 acres of private property.
The floor plan of the home is approximately 6,800 square feet of air-conditioned space and approximately 9,600 square feet “under roof” including covered entry, loggias, balconies and more. The plan is spread into living zones, offering distinct and separated functions, with formal entertaining areas separated from rooms used every day. The beauty of the home is its openness and flexibility with separate areas enjoying their own identity, while at the same time borrowing space, light and ambiance from adjoining rooms. Virtually every space of the home is utilized and functional.
Given the comfortable year-round Southern California climate, indoor/outdoor relationships are considered crucial. Every room is designed to capture maximum sunlight and views to outdoor living spaces. The homes entry and living rooms relate to an expansive entry courtyard … an inviting sitting and entertaining area enhancing a visitor’s journey to the inner residence. Upon entry, the home opens to the first of many outdoor courtyards, an immediate opportunity to welcome guests to the outdoor living rooms that are essential to the lifestyle the architecture affords.
In a home this size, getting from room to room is half the fun. The home itself is a destination for the whole family. Within the home is a series of wonderful surprises with breezeways and galleries that lead to several cores of comfort throughout the house. In this way, the home reveals itself in small comfortable pieces and the story of the design subtly unfolds. We hope you enjoy this Structure Home.
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