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2018 Award Winners


Single-Family Production

Detached Home Over 5,000 sq. ft., Built for Sale


Rolling Hills Product C, Plan 3


Rolling Hills Estates, Calif.

Architect/Designer | Robert Hidey Architects

Builder | Chadmar Group

Developer | Chadmar Group

Land Planner | Robert Hidey Architects

Landscape Architect/Designer | Hart Howerton

Interior Designer | OBJEKT Designs

Photographer | Damian Tsutsumida

This community sits atop the breathtaking Palos Verde Peninsula with expansive views of the broad Los Angeles Basin and the Pacific Ocean. A fresh take on contemporary ranch, these homes were inspired by the original ranch-style houses of the 50s and 60s.

Vehicular access is hidden from the front elevation through a large autocourt that divides the first floor of the plan. A lock-off guest suite, including kitchenette, is accessed through the breezeway.

The large kitchen boasts chilled wine storage that has a built-in refrigerator, back kitchen, and pantry. The great room is filled with light throughout the day, with opportunity for light and ventilation on three sides and access to the outdoor spaces.

To take advantage of the expansive views, the master bedroom has been placed at the rear of the home with the best exposure. A second-floor bonus room at the top of the stairs provides convenient access for entertainment and relaxation.

From the Judges
From the street, this looks like a smaller house, so it’s such a surprise what’s behind the front door. The autocourt is a very unique feature, and the two-story guest suite is an interesting part of the plan. Judges appreciated the separate office space, catering to the many people who work from home, and commented that the ceilings and stair—including its chandelier—are elegant and beauitful.

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