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2021 Award Winners


Single-Family Custom

One-of-a-Kind Custom Home 4,001 - 5,000 sq. ft.




Costa Mesa, California

Architect/Designer | Brandon Architects

Builder | KRS Development Inc.

Landscape Architect/Designer | SA Hartman Co.

Interior Designer | Railica Interior Design

Photographer | David Tsay Photography

This single-story residence is unique in that it is the only double wide lot in its neighborhood. The design challenge became a balance between maximizing the expansive lot while developing a massing that naturally integrates into existing neighborhood context. Rather than appear as a single monolithic structure, the home presents itself as an assemblage of traditional farmhouse styles that were constructed over a period of time.

The central building is a limewashed brick with wooden dormers, styled as the original home. The bedroom wing appears as an addition, styled with white siding and traditional eave-and-rake detailing. On the opposite side, a wooden barn addition functions as the garage. Contemporary elements, in the form of metal siding and porches, were introduced to tie the structures together. The rear elevation leans more heavily on the contemporary elements, such as pocketing glass doors to introduce ample light and open up the living spaces to the entertaining spaces in the back yard.

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