This Spanish Hacienda style residence employs semi-formal masses arranged around a rear Courtyard with a low key Entry. The Owners wanted an authentically styled and scaled home that would appear natural in the landscape as though it had been built many years ago. The residence employs a variety of exterior spaces including Loggias, Trellises and open Terraces stepped into the landscape.
The home seems to unfold as one proceeds up the driveway and continues to reveal itself as one proceeds around and into the rear Courtyard to the Entry. Generous use of finely shaped “dry-stack” Carmel stone retaining walls nestle the home into the site framed by many oak trees. The interior rooms are carefully proportioned to feel spacious but not excessive. The Owners wished to “live in” all of the rooms of their home, such that superfluous or gratuitous rooms or room sizes was eliminated. The result is a home rich in character which fits their lifestyle beautifully.