Brandon Architects

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  • Costa Mesa, CA

Located in the community of Eastside Costa Mesa in southern California a mile from the beach, this home brings a modest contemporary touch to what was once a dated traditional single story home. The existing home was of a scaled down 2 bedroom 1 bath traditional design of the 1930’s. We envisioned retaining some of its character and charm while updating it into the 21st century. We added 1000 sf to the existing 1200 sf home. The newly designed home opened up the floor plan and was designed with an indoor outdoor theme that allows spaces to blend into one another and create an overall spacious feel.

The home has added curb appeal with its symmetric traditional front elevation and spacious patio that opens onto a large front yard. The exterior is primarily smooth white stucco with wood paneled columns, traditional details, and a contemporary metal standing seam roof.

The new design included skylights so that every bathroom and bedroom had access to natural light. The home also combined scissor trusses with conventional framing which added value to important areas with vaulted ceilings and economy to areas with flat lids.


Project Stats:
Size: Appx. 2,843 S.F.
Location: Costa Mesa, CA
Architect: Brandon Architects
Builder: Spinnaker Development
Landscape: Dale Waldo
Awards: 2016 Gold Nugget - Award of Merit