Welcome to San Clemente, California, The Spanish Village by the Sea. Approaching this home, you are overcome with a sense of peace and tranquility. Your heart rate begins to ease as you approach the entry courtyard. There’s something here, but you can’t quite put your finger on it. What is it? The pivoting of the iron front door? The “boardwalk” style flooring? The beautiful staircase?
You notice an obsessive focus on symmetry and balance. Natural light abounds. Materials, lines, and textures so fundamental, you don’t see them, but you feel it. The perfect fit…like an intricate puzzle.
Above: Precise open stairs; bakery center with pocket doors; custom cabinetry by Crystal Cabinets; counter-level transom windows providing natural light at the workspace.
Above: Wet-room with dual shower heads; Master Vanity with oversized sink.
Below: Watch our video below to tour this San Clemente gem.
Each month in OCTOBER 5 STORIES, we publish an illuminating article on one of the many facets of designing and building a fine home. Choose from the articles below.
Every project has two clients: the homeowner and the building. Recognizing that both parties possess unspoken expectations of our Design/Build team, you may ask, “When does October 5’s focus shift from one client to the other?“
While Guaranteed Maximum Price Contracts have always been our go-to method of engagement, there are times when circumstances require a different solution.
The proper use of balance and symmetry turns ordinary projects into extraordinary homes. Learn what steps all fine home builders should take to reduce the unbearable noise generated by imperfection.
Learn more about the practical, real-world improvements the process of subtraction can lend to your remodel or fine home construction. We’ll look at lighting, textures, and much more.
Incorporating subtractive thinking into the design process enables fine home builders to create a home imbued with a sense of calm and purpose from the start.
There’s a healthier process for designing, budgeting, and building your dream home. It’s called Design-Build and it’s revolutionizing how fine home construction and remodels achieve success.