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Yearly Archives: 2011

/2011

The Smaller and Smarter Luxury Home

The key elements of functionality, flexibility and value are all addressed in this design.  The first floor offers an open concept living space with subtle definition of the kitchen, family and dining areas by the use of columns and ceiling height variations.  Views of the courtyard and optional pool area are available form [...]

By |August 17th, 2011|Building Green, Casitas, Drop Zone|0 Comments

Focus On Kitchens

If there’s one lesson we’ve all learned by now, it’s the fact that the kitchen functions as the hub of the home.  From spacious luxury designs to compact starter plans, this area becomes the focal point of every house. If you still question the necessity of a large, open kitchen, just observe what happens the [...]

By |July 26th, 2011|Home Decor, House Plans, Kitchens|0 Comments

Outdoor Living Spaces

We've realized the importance of outdoor living spaces for years; creating an “indoor/outdoor” relationship is certainly nothing new.  However, as we continue to adjust the size of the new homes we build and search for ways to add value to our designs, extending living space outdoors becomes a critical design component. The design [...]

By |July 25th, 2011|House Plans, Outdoor Spaces, Swimming Pools|0 Comments

Expandable Design

Imagine a young couple buying an affordable house in a neighborhood with the comfort of knowing that their home could grow along with their family and their finances.  Consider a couple of aging “baby boomers” who would like to downsize to an efficiently designed two bedroom cottage – with the peace of mind that for [...]

Narrow-Lot Housing

One result of escalating development costs has been the downsizing of lots. With construction dollars directly tied to the linear footage of roads and utilities, it stands to reason that lot widths continue to decrease. It's not unusual to see lots in both infill areas and newly planned developments ranging from 30 to 55 [...]

Infill Housing Solution

Responding to the concern for privacy in high-density environments has resulted in the creation of secluded side courtyards on several of the designs. Particular attention has been paid to the proper proportions, massing, roof forms, and scale of each exterior design. These considerations - along with the appropriate selection of materials - ensure [...]

By |February 14th, 2011|Building Green, House Plans, Infill Housing|0 Comments