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2023 Award Winners


Single-Family Production

Detached Home 2,501 - 3,000 sq. ft., Built for Sale


Stratus at Solis Park


Irvine, California

Architect/Designer | SDK Atelier

Builder | Taylor Morrison

Photographer | Chad Davies Imaging

Deliberately planned for its purpose to be plotted on corner lots and end rows, this home’s greatest attribute lies in the attention given to its three-sided exposure. Rarely has such a challenge been more properly applied or an outcome more perfectly executed.

Each and every primary room in this home has exposure, orientation and view to the front, where neighborhood paseos connect the community, as well as to the left or entry side of the home. The front left corner of the home is given further importance with the inclusion of a covered patio on the first floor and corresponding open deck on the second floor.

The third floor is carefully restrained and thoughtfully positioned to allow for a second deck to take advantage of the overlook and distant vistas of this strategic location. This intrinsic and fundamental characteristic contributes greatly to the satisfying massing expressed in the exterior of this home. Where many three-story homes exhibit a straight-up verticality, this home is layered at each level, with varying textures and colors being applied to each separate building mass for variety and character.

From the Judges
In looking at the street scene, this home fits well and you can see the attempts to differentiate it among other homes within the tight lot constraints. It also utilizes great outdoor spaces on multiple levels, including a killer upstairs bonus room. 

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