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2021 Award Winners


Single-Family Custom

One-of-a-Kind Custom Home 5,001 - 6,000 sq. ft.


20th Street


Costa Mesa, California

Architect/Designer | Brandon Architects

Builder | Patterson Custom Homes

Landscape Architect/Designer | David A Pedersen

Interior Designer | Brooke Wagner Design

Photographer | Longo Works

This Costa Mesa residence seeks to blend to its context and set a benchmark for thoughtful design within the growing community. The elongated lot provides a communal space for neighbors and friends to gather. The transitional style integrates natural and rustic materials to give the home a weathered timeless look, such as refurbished brick and recycled wood that are complemented by modern steel features.

A challenge faced was scaling the front façade to fit the predominantly single-story neighborhood; the solution was to make the garage and the trellis facing the street single-story elements. The entry in the center of these elements is accentuated by large glazing that daylights the double-height foyer and staircase located at the heart of the house.

The main level has accent brick archways and recycled wood custom doors that connect to the exterior’s materiality. These archways serve to direct one ‘s sight to the common spaces with large pocketing glass doors that open completely to expose the outdoor amenities, such as the sunken firepit with a fireplace and television, sport courts, pool and spa, barbecue, and a courtyard/outdoor dining area between the pool house and the main house.

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