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2018 Award Winners


Single-Family Custom

One-of-a-Kind Custom or Spec Home 6,001 - 8,000 sq. ft.




Newport Beach, Calif.

Architect/Designer | Brandon Architects

Builder | RDM General Contractor

Developer | D ZN Engineering / Core Structure Inc.

Landscape Architect/Designer | MDZA Landscape Architecture

Interior Designer | Ultra MOD Design Concepts

Photographer | Manolo Langis

The Pescador residence has one of the most breathtaking views in Newport Beach. This inspired the design process. The design intent of the building was to create an open floor plan to maximize the view opportunities of the home, while connecting indoor/outdoor living spaces to create unique vantage points from view decks, the infinity pool/spa, outdoor kitchen, and balconies.

In consideration of the exterior design, the living spaces were treated as one large glass volume. The function of each space was then carefully considered to layer in structure and mass, where appropriate.

The front elevation of the home draws transparency to the street, while solid massing provides privacy for its occupants. Most notably, an elevated, cast-in-place concrete wall levitates from the exterior through to the interior to shape the entry to the guest suite. In harmony with the floating concrete wall (which took significant engineering), roof eaves extend over fixed panes of glass, as natural wood ceilings carry over and blur the line between interior/exterior.

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