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Property Featurecs & Amenities:

  • 3050 SF
  • 4 bedrooms, 4.5 baths
  • Indoor and outdoor living dining rooms with fireplaces
  • Media Room
  • Multi-level landscaped grounds
  • Swimming pool and spa
  • Vaulted ceilings
  • Expansive terraces for outdoor living
  • Panoramic ocean views from all major rooms

Three Arch Bay Residence

THREE ARCH BAY, LAGUNA BEACH, CALIFORNIA

The architectural style that the Hanson family has chosen for their home in Three Arch Bay is best known as a Cotswold Cottage. The picturesque Cotswold Cottage is usually asymmetrical in plan and elevation with a steep, complex roofline including cross gables. Dormers are often included in the roof design. Roof materials are slate or cedar shingles. The materials for the exterior are typically brick, stone, and stucco. A prominent brick or stone chimney, often at the front near the entry door or to the side adjacent to a gable end is a common feature. Windows are typically multi-paned casement style. The entry door is commonly arched or accented with an arched cover. We have incorporated these features described to develop a unique and individual design for the Hanson’s home.

Integral to a solution was consideration of the neighborhood context. During the design development process we surveyed the neighboring homes and took into consideration floor area, site area, number of stories, building massing, architectural style, architectural response to steeply sloping hillsides, and the suitability of our chosen style within the overall neighborhood context. It was a challenge to design a home to address the needs of the Hanson family with five growing children and a large extended family and an allowable living area of just over 3000 sq. ft. To that effect we have utilized the site to enhance the livability of the home and compliment the architecture with extensive gardens. The site solution nestles the home into the hillside preserving the views of neighboring properties and while providing privacy for the family and neighboring properties.