A New Year, A New Spec Home

We are only 11 days into 2016, and big things are already on the drawing board here at Authentic Custom Homes. In just a few short months we will break ground on an exciting new project: a spec home in Cordillera Ranch. This beautiful Santa Barbara-inspired home will be nestled amongst the large oak trees on a private cul-de-sac in the ranch section of Cordillera Ranch within walking distance of the Swede Creek Park. The lot backs up to a dry creek bed, offering a private natural setting.

The home’s design highlights simple, yet elegant, features. The stucco exterior is smooth and uninterrupted by additional materials, making the structure distinct in its appearance, avoiding unnecessary enrichment. The tile roof punctuates the Santa Barbara style of the home. The interior finishes are unique with vivid modern features. With 4,432 square feet of living space and nearly 1,000 square feet of outdoor space, this home fulfills the practical needs of a modern family. It has a centrally-located open gathering space yet it also provides private retreats on either side of the home.

The home features multiple flexible spaces, offering a variety of uses. There are four or five bedrooms, five bathrooms, and an additional space above the garage that is prepared for a bedroom/ full bathroom installation. The flexible spaces can either host a nursery, an exercise room, an additional home office, or a home theater. The rear sunroom offers additional space for eating or a second office space. The natural light invited into this sun room makes a very comfortable setting for creative work. The kitchen overlooks a spacious outdoor area where young children can play safely. The front courtyard offers a serene and welcoming entry to the home. As you enter the front courtyard, you meet a soft water feature before you are introduced to the entry porch.

It’s always an adventure when we begin a spec home project. They allow us the opportunity to design and build a home that is consistent with current market trends while having some fun in the process! Our team will make all of the design decisions and selections from start to finish. We will take advantage of new materials and techniques that work harmoniously with our design. The best part is, this home could be yours! When it is complete, the buyers can move into this beautiful home, hassle free, knowing that we took care of all the decisions and used the most energy efficient features and technology available.

Stay tuned in the coming months as we chronicle the design and build of this one-of-a-kind spec home in Cordillera Ranch!