Situated in a thriving neighborhood in Tustin, Calif., this contemporary three-story model features an expansive great room to maximize the use of the covered deck and options, including alternative room uses and expansive stacking doors. The plan includes a first-floor standard den/office to benefit those who choose to work from home or serve as a flex space to offer easy access to the yard. The living space at the second floor efficiently connects to the third-floor bedrooms with views toward the historic Marine Corps Air Base Hangar beyond.
Exterior material variations and the occasional pop of color help differentiate the elevations within the community. A neutral color palette and natural materials, such as wood and stucco, define the “village” concept throughout the Cira neighborhood, and modern touches enhance the timeless design.
Metal detail elements along with deeply recessed windows create depth and richness while offering shade at the glazing. The dark tone on the base performs as a grounding element to anchor the elevation to the lively street and create an eye-level connection along each block. With intentional restraint, the design brings a new energy to Tustin and an exciting future for the community.
Architect/Designer | Robert Hidey Architects
Builder | Brookfield Residential
Developer | Brookfield Residential
Land Planner | Robert Hidey Architects
Landscape Architect/Designer | C2 Collaborative
Interior Designer | CDC Designs
Photographer | Christopher Mayer
Judges’ Comments | The exterior is an awesome example of clean, modern architecture that feels fresh and innovative. For example, gunslot windows add visual interest while providing functional interior light in tricky spaces, such as above kitchen cabinets and in bathrooms. And the design effectively uses every bit of its tight sight.