Category Archives: Single Family Homes

Arista is a new neighborhood located in the master-planned community of Aliento, a gated enclave in Santa Clarita. These homes are perched atop hillsides, allowing residents to enjoy miles of trails connecting to sunset overlooks. This community offers a modern interpretation on resort-style living, with a central clubhouse featuring pools, splash pad, and fitness center […]

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The city of Tracy, California emerged when the Western Pacific Railroad was completed in the mid-1800s.  Located along the line connecting Sacramento, Stockton and San Francisco, Tracy has become a desired suburb to those cities.  More recently, the city has experienced growth due largely to the influx of Hi-Tech jobs in the Silicon Valley which […]

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Perched atop the sun-drenched hills of San Marcos in north San Diego County is a project by Richmond American Homes (RAH) and WHA, aptly called The Summit. The site is unique and breathtaking, as if resting on the crest of a wave giving vantage to the sea of hills and the ocean of water beyond. […]

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The process by which we design our homes and communities has been growing and evolving for centuries. Although this lifestyle evolution seems to happen slowly, every so often we come across a project that is a game changer. With lot sizes as small as 45′ x 70′, Parkview for Pardee Homes, has created luxury living […]

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Golf course country clubs have been around for over 100 years. Their sculptured landscapes and romantic vistas provide the setting, not just for the game, but for the surrounding homes, in perfect harmony with relaxed living. This kind of interest-based neighborhood planning seems to be gaining momentum and branching out to a wider range of […]

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Hillsdale at College Park, by Standard Pacific Homes is a new development in the city of Chino. Three floor plans are organized in a cluster concept at a net density of 11.7 units/acre and range from 1,747 to 2,099 square feet. Thoughtfully designed, these unique residences provide owners with a surprisingly spacious lifestyle environment. 

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What inspires you? Where do you look for architectural inspiration? Ask architecture students and you’ll likely hear the names of all the famous “Star-chitects:” Thom Mayne, Zaha Hadid, Bjarke Ingels, etc. But inspiration can be found elsewhere, in more modest scales of work. Australian architect and 2002 Pritzker Prize winner, Glenn Murcutt, comes to mind.

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