20th StreetCosta Mesa, CA
This home is the personal residence of Brandon Architects president, Chris Brandon. Developed on a rare ½ acre lot in Eastside Costa Mesa, the Transitional French style was chosen for his wife Kaley and because it fit well in the fabric of this traditional and established Southern California neighborhood. The lot is 60’ wide by 300’ deep and most of the structures were kept at the front of the lot, allowing for a maximum amount of open space in the rear yard. The house is appx. 4,600 s.f. with 4 bedrooms, 5 baths, a small wine room and bar, and an upstairs den. Additionally, there is a pool in the back yard with a 600 s.f. pool house which has a vaulted game room, full bath and an indoor/outdoor bar.
The large eat-in kitchen has a “back kitchen” for additional storage, baking, and mud-room functionality.
LIVING AREAS ARE OPEN AND ORIENTED TOWARDS THE YARD AND OUTDOOR AMENITIES. The outside of the home is sheltered from the southern sun with two steel and wood trellises that cover outdoor seating areas.
CHRIS DESIGNED ALL OF THE LANDSCAPing AND ENLISTED THE HELP OF DAVID PEDERSEN AND GARDEN STUDIOS TO SELECT THE PLANT MATERIAL.
THE YARD AND OUTDOOR AMENITIES WERE DESIGNED BY CHRIS FOR MAXIMUM FAMILY FUN AND OUTDOOR ENTERTAINING. ALL OF THE EXTERIOR DOORS ON THE MAIN LEVEL ARE POCKETING DOORS WHICH ALLOW FOR MAXIMUM INDOOR/OUTDOOR FLOW AND ENTERTAINMENT.
The open part of the rear yard has a sport court at the back and a generous lawn for their two kids to run and play.
Size: Appx. 6,154 SF
Architect: Brandon Architects
Builder: Patterson Custom Homes
Interior Designer: Brooke Wagner Design
Landscape Designer: Brandon Architects