When Bill Davidson of Davidson Communities purchased the Oaks Farms property in San Juan Capistrano in Southern California, he elected to preserve the Oaks Farms equestrian training and boarding center on the property’s southern half and build his community around it, according to Michele Lerner of The Washington Post.
About half of the 32 Oaks Farms houses directly border the facility, providing residents with a view of its activities. Click here for a case study of one of them.
The houses at Oaks Farms, which are priced from $1,599,900, are designed for indoor-outdoor living with open floor plans, courtyards and covered loggias. Many of the houses have walls of glass that can be opened completely to allow for seamless transitions between the outdoors and the interior. The houses are constructed of slate, adobe, brick and polished concrete, often with repurposed wood and rustic elements that nod to the equestrian past of the community.