Although this home has spaces large enough for over 100 people to accommodate the homeowners' love for throwing parties, they wanted to maintain smaller, more intimate spaces for family gatherings such as this lovely living room with plenty of comfortable seating and a fireplace for warmth.
To make this home feel as if it were floating on the water, the main floor of the home is built up twelve feet off the ground. This way, as guests look out from the kitchen or outdoor eating space, all they can see is a magnificent ocean view.
This home was designed to be grand enough to impress, but low-key enough to make people feel at home. The underlying theme of this home was to make it so wonderful that when the clients' extended family came to visit they would never want to leave, and with the home's flowing spaces large enough for over 100 people while maintaining more intimate spaces for 10 people or less, designers have achieved their goal.
Since the main level is elevated roughly 12′ off the ground, it appears as though the house is actually sitting directly on the water. With several windows surrounding the space, the kitchen area has a lovely view of the ocean from any seat in the space.
This beautiful Mediterranean home has a spacious kitchen with eating areas to accommodate the homeowners' love for entertaining. With four separate eat-in spaces, this kitchen can be used to prepare and serve meals to a large party; however, with the intimacy each space provides, the kitchen is still comfortable for a smaller gathering of family and friends.
To accommodate this large home and all its guests, a spacious laundry room is necessary to keep all the home's spaces clean and bright, and with the colorful arabesque tile backsplash, the useful space becomes a stylish addition to this Mediterranean home.
This home's pool is designed in such a way to give the effect that the house is actually resting on top of a plinth, as the "boulders" of the pool run right up to the building. These "boulders" contain water slides that are accessible from different levels of the home.
Mediterranean architectural themes are seen everywhere in this impressive yet very casual home. The half-round Spanish arches are seen throughout the interior and exterior and really tie the building together, defining spaces such as this elegant front entrance.