This custom spec home is like no other. The main house comprises 5500 SF of heated space, 1500 SF of portals, an 864 SF oversized two-car attached garage, and an impressive beamed 565 SF porte-cochere. A detached Casita/Studio/Workshop of 1499 s.f., also has three additional parking spaces. The total of both buildings is approximately 10,000 s.f. under roof.
Designed by the husband-and-wife team, of Gabriel and Litsa Folse, their sensibilities are focused on color, texture, and functionality.
Local builders were hired and the project was off and running. the site manager, Paul Marcus, created and maintained a speedy and fluid schedule.
The carefully designed casita/workshop/studio/garage structure offers an additional 1400 SF, another three parking bays, a garden shed, three-piece bath and custom designed cabinetry.
The design team has also permitted an additional detached casita of almost 1000 SF with septic and utilities already in place. Plans include a footbridge across the arroyo, and parking allowing for private entry off of Camino Del Norte.
Grand Master suite with Sitting Room
2 other Master Suites with ensuite baths
Gym/Spa with dual sauna, hot rock and infrared
Interior Courtyard with 300 year-old French olive pot water fountain
Kolbe windows and doors
Rocky Mountain hardware - sand cast white bronze
Brizo, Newport Brass, Grohe, Hansgrohe low-flow plumbing fixtures
Wolf, Sub-Zero appliances, wine chiller, Scottsman ice maker
Electrolux high-efficiency washer and dryer
Asko dishwashers - 2
4.5 KW photo-voltaic system, privately owned
Multiple surge protectors
Security alarm system
Privacy fencing surrounding the entire lot
2 private automated entry gates (north and east)
HERS-rated Home Efficiency Rating System - 43
Fire sprinkler system
Crestron Stage lighting systems
SONOS sound system
Custom diamond plaster and stucco
Coyote fencing (private gated compound)
7 fireplaces: 4 wood burning, 3 natural gas
Custom interior/exterior doors, one-of-a-kind handmade front entry door, custom designed and fabricated barn doors
Radiant heat and zoned HVAC high-efficiency systems
Low-flow Toto toilets, Kohler bidets in Master Bath , His and Hers
North gated courtyard with French limestone fountain
Pristine mechanical room
Rain water harvesting system with cisterns and drip irrigation
280 degree views
Elegant Materials: Belgian Bluestone, French Limestone, Italian Marble, Thassos Marble Hand Painted Concrete Tiles
Pre-wired for Electrical Shades in Living Room