Presenting Casa de Lavanda


Introducing Rustic Elegance - Possibilities with Room to Grow

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. 

Features Include:

Grand Master suite with Sitting Room

2 other Master Suites with ensuite baths 


Butler's Pantry

Laundry Room


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 cameras 

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

WIFI repeaters

Custom diamond plaster and stucco

Coyote fencing (private gated compound)

7  fireplaces: 4 wood burning, 3 natural gas

28 skylights

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

Extensive storage  

North gated courtyard with French limestone fountain

Pristine mechanical room

Rain water harvesting system with cisterns and drip irrigation 

Observation deck

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