Casa de Vistas
San Clemente, Calif.
Architect/Designer | Creative Building Corporation
Builder | Creative Building Corporation
Interior Designer | Jane Shorma
Photographer | Don Rousseau
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.