LA QUINTA, CA
This elegant home appears as an oasis in the desert. The home is uncompromising, both in its classic Spanish architecture with Moorish influence and functional considerations to desert/golf lifestyle. A rich and elegant front elevation welcomes you to the front door. Upon entering the home, the visual drama continues with a progression of architectural events passing from the entry foyer into a dining area surrounded by water, creating a mystical island dining effect. The experience continues as one passes through a series of disappearing doors into a formal entertainment courtyard rich in architectural detailing. The visual drama of the courtyard is enhanced by the symmetrical layering of spaces that extend ultimately to the golf course. This includes a well crafted gallery with bi-fold doors on both sides with allows the interaction between courtyard and covered outdoor living area with a large arch, framing the rear yard/pool and ultimately the golf course view.
Another key feature of the home is the unique sky deck. Traditionally, golf course homes have not maximized viewing opportunity upon a golf course. However, with the addition of a sky deck, accessible from the private courtyard, the homeowner can now view golf play from tee to green, something not possible at grade level. This sky deck in particular offers additional livability with both office and entertaining spaces. With the addition of the sky deck, the layered spaces of indoor/outdoor living, and the perfection of architectural detail, this home's design has optimized golf/desert lifestyle living.