PLATINUM | Casa de Vistas
San Clemente, Calif.
Photography by Don Rousseau
Design Statement | This home is perched on a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, with unprecedented 180-degree views. The team transformed this Spanish Revival residence built in 1985 to capture all the Pacific Ocean has to offer. The goal was to create an open floor plan which focuses on lifestyle, energy efficiency, low maintenance, and multigenerational use. Adding an elevator and making doorways handicap accessible ensures that owners can live in the house for years to come.
The rear of the home opens to expansive decks, which bring the outside in. The four-stall garage is equipped with a car turner, making it easier to come and go. The biggest challenge was having the house located within 300 yards of a historical home; to comply with the style and influence of the missions built in 1925, the team incorporated red roofs, stucco, and wrought iron.
GOLD | North Hills Home Kitchen
Photography by Shutterbug Studios
Design Statement | Envisioned with flexibility in mind, the original galley kitchen was transformed from a gloomy, uninspiring layout into an open, modern, soft contemporary design. It effectively accommodates the needs of any home owner, while delivering visual and physical connections to all public spaces, including the outdoors. Oversized cabinets that visually frame the kitchen sink provide abundant storage along with full ceiling-height cabinetry and a spacious pantry. This remodel magnificently embodies modern architectural concepts of functionality and movement within contemporary, minimalist style.