LADERA RANCH, CA
Reminiscent of a Spanish Village perched on a hilltop, this magnificent villa overlooks the city lights and the far reaching ocean view. The unusual site configuration was a driving factor in the homes design, with the floor plan maximized for view opportunities from all major interior spaces. Similar to a Spanish villa, the entrance to the home is located deep in a courtyard, enabling one to experience a series of architectural elements as one proceeds to the front door. The elegant, understated front elevation, limited by the with of the site, draws one through a porte-cochere into the courtyard which is crafted with rich architectural details. Upon entering the home, visual drama is created by a series of architectural spaces designed to optimize the view experience from each space. Lastly, the home's strong proportions and composition are highlighted by two vertical towers standing as a viewing symbol to the community below.