Terra Vista
Location:
Ranco Palos Verdes, CA
Client:
Cal-Coast
Size:
1.24 acres
28 units
Density:
22.58 du/ac
Type:
3-story Type V over
1 level Type 1 subterranean parking
Completion:
2015

Set atop a hillside in Rancho Palos Verdes the 24 single-level condominiums and four two-level townhomes are designed to fit elegantly into the affluent suburban community. The Mediterranean architecture, rendered with simplicity of detail and careful attention to scale and quality, is at home in its Southern California context. Graceful arches, trellis, and balconies add articulation and texture to the familiar white stucco buildings with terra cotta tile roofs, while details such as pot shelves and wrought iron add sophisticated finishes.

The two and three bedroom townhomes and stacked flats are scaled to create the feeling a spacious home rather than a large multifamily community. Interior details including fireplaces, open arches, high quality finishes, oversized private balconies and valley views across the Los Angeles basin, the Santa Monica Bay and the Port of Long Beach lend a boutique hotel sensibility to the units. The architectural plan exploits the hillside site to conveniently bury the parking and create a lower level, landscaped courtyard and pool.