Pulte pulled out all the stops on this 5,600-square-foot home, which is available in English (shown), Spanish, or traditional elevations. There's a circular stairway topped with a Juliet balcony in the two-story entry; fireplaces in expected (family room) and unexpected (inglenook) places; and a courtyard that looks like it's straight out of a period BBC production. The price: just under $2 million.

It's fitting that Kerrigan Ranch has its own equestrian center and an extensive system of trails. If you're living the estate life then horses need to be somewhere in the picture, right?

Category: Single-family production home, more than 3,000 square feet; Entrant/Architect: William Hezmalhalch Architects, Santa Ana, Calif.; Builder/Developer: Pulte Homes, Irvine, Calif.; Land Planner: Forma, Irvine; Landscape Architect: Land Concern, Santa Ana; Interior Designer: Pacific Dimensions, El Segundo, Calif.

Learn more about markets featured in this article: Los Angeles, CA.