Construction Notes from John:
Situated on a down-slope, 7-acre site, at the end of a cul-de-sac street, the lot offered a challenge in designing this home. The clients' requirements were such that a great deal of grading was required.
The end result was a home that appeared to be part of the hillside when completed. The commanding view of the distant, surrounding hills dictated much of the design. The final design was executed in two levels.
The upper level contains 5 bedrooms and 4 baths, with the master bedroom, master bath, grand room, kitchen, and breakfast room all facing the 300° view.
A 1,600 sq. ft. dining patio at the end of the 124-foot, full length, 13-foot wide balcony serves the kitchen, breakfast room, and family room.
An oversized laundry-service room connects to the oversize garage. A motor court of pavers and ornamental slate fronts on the spacious covered entry porch marked by custom columns.
An exterior stair off the service hall leads down to an interior wine cellar, preserves room, bath, poolroom, and mechanical room. There is an equipment room for lawn mowers and equipment for an owner-maintained vineyard, and a tremendous, 6-car garage.
The concrete retaining walls were all waterproofed with solid butane sheets and French drained. I General Contracted this home and with the aid of excellent sub contractors, built this residence in 12 months, giving the project constant supervision, often 6 days week.
||Northern San Luis Obispo County
||7 acres, down slope lot
Interior and exterior concrete columns
10 foot high ceilings, with many furred soffits and arches
Concrete railings and balustrades
10,000 gallon water tank and fire hydrant
3 heating and cooling systems
|Rear Covered Balcony
||Full length of home