Across the country—particularly in areas like Southern California—builders and architects have been developing new floor plans that blur the lines between interior and exterior spaces. Pardee Homes’ Beacon Plan 1, in particular, was recently recognized as Home of the Year at the Gold Nugget Awards for its unique design that emphasizes seamless indoor–outdoor connectivity through two central courtyards.
With lot sizes ranging from 10,000 to 13,000 square feet, the builder was offered a rare opportunity in its Beacon neighborhood in Beaumont, Calif., to create a dual-courtyard, single-story luxury home priced from the upper $400s. The design includes three to four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a three-bay tandem garage.
Upon entrance to the H-shaped floor plan by Newport Beach, Calif.–based Bassenian Lagoni Architects, owners are welcomed with an expansive arrival court that flows into the front horizontal foyer. The home’s layout divides the interior into four distinct wings, with the landscaped atrium and covered patio completing the central spaces.
“This jewel of a design gives you an efficiently designed floor plan that does not compromise the strength of indoor–outdoor living, transparency, unfolding, layering, and simplicity of construction,” notes one Gold Nugget judge.
A beamed vault unifies the great room, dining area, and kitchen in one backside wing, while a complete owner’s suite takes over the other. The secondary bedrooms and tandem garage are housed in the parallel front wings, with dens, game rooms, offices, or a multi-gen suite offered as alternative uses for the bedroom spaces.
Architect/Designer: Bassenian Lagoni
Builder: Pardee Homes
Size: 3,029 square feet
Cost: From $467,000