Customized Family Living in Covenant HillsPosted by Covenant Hills on Friday, November 12th, 2010 at 9:29am
Crowning one of Covenant Hills’ most prestigious homesites stands one of the gated neighborhood’s most breathtaking custom homes. This sunny Italian Revival estate will soon serve as the ideal family home for one Mission Viejo family who selected this naturally beautiful setting to raise their children. As finishing touches are being completed and the homeowners are preparing to move in, they reflected on some of the unique elements which they’ve incorporated into their extraordinary new home.
Encompassing 11,000 square-feet of interior living space, over three levels, the home is one of the largest in Covenant Hills. Located on an outlook, the home’s location provides spectacular mountain and city light views extending out across Ladera Ranch.
Designed by Eric Trabert, the spacious sizing of the home’s 6 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms were a significant element of the homeowners’ plans. “We wanted to incorporate larger bedroom suites, all with private baths to create larger, more comfortable areas.” they share. The generously sized spaces include a great room and library on the main level and continue to the lower level which features a large activity room, a theater, and wine cellar in addition to maid’s quarters. The home’s top floor holds the spacious master suite retreat with its exclusive exercise room, steam room and sauna, all beautifully executed by RST Builders.
One standout element which the owners say garners much attention is the stylishly appointed gourmet kitchen. “The stone work we selected for the kitchen is one thing that people immediately notice and it really makes an impression. There’s a slight metallic shimmer in the stone and it has a bit of a Moroccan flavor which blends very nicely with the home’s overall Mediterranean style.” they explain.
Equally impressive are the home’s elegant outdoor features which optimize enjoyment of Covenant Hills’ exquisite hillside surroundings. Beyond an expansive loggia and fireplace, an outdoor kitchen, bar, and barbeque, are the unique pool and covered cabana. Distinctly stylized with fountains and walking paths across the pool, a Baja shelf for lounging in the shallows, and a separate spa, this family is sure to enjoy as many comforts outside their home as inside it. The result is an amazing outdoor environment including a putting green and basketball court for their son to practice his shots.
At the culmination of designing, building and decorating, the homeowners are hard-pressed to name their their favorite feature in the home. They confess, “It’s hard to single out just one thing since we hand-picked everything ourselves, so it’s all very special to us. The home includes everything we wanted and the design caters to our lifestyle, which is something we think most people can appreciate.”
For more information regarding the custom homesites and custom homes at Covenant Hills, call the Custom Sales Gallery at 888.220.2303 or visit www.covenanthills.com. Covenant Hills’ custom homesites are available in limited release, priced from the $500,000's to over $1 million. A select few completed custom residences, built by some of Southern California’s most prestigious homebuilders, are currently available at Covenant Hills with listings ranging from high $900,000s to high $3 millions. To reach the exclusive, gated village of Covenant Hills, exit Ortega Highway from the I-5 Freeway in South Orange County, and proceed east 2.5 miles to Antonio Parkway. Turn left onto Antonio. Turn left onto Covenant Hills Drive and proceed to the East Gatehouse. Signage will direct you to the Custom Sales Gallery which is located at 63 Bell Pasture Road, Ladera Ranch, CA 92694.