Custom Hillside Residence
Spanish style home with quality details, courtyard and ample patio
3 bed, 2 bath, study and parlour
Contractor - Owner/builder with
Mark Slaughter, Contractor, finish carpentry
These Ventura hillside residents aspired to remodel their 1960’s Spanish-like house into an authentic Spanish home with character and presence. Shaped rafter tails and barge corbels support a mortared and boosted color-blend clay tile roof. Wood doors and windows are deeply inset to provide cover from sun exposure, suggesting adobe brick wall construction.
On approach, thick plaster finished walls define a private courtyard with landscaping, bench seating and a fountain. The court and driveway are surfaced with a tile product that provides the aesthetic of terra cotta and the durability of concrete. Wood corbels support a pop-out with an arch top casement window and signature plaster impression. Once inside, stained decorative ceiling beams and corbels give rhythm to an open plan that affords hillside vistas from all spaces in the core of the house. Multi-panel french doors and eight foot wide arch top picture windows with ventilating sidelites frame these views, and provide defining character when seen from the streets below.
A wood trellis extends off the rear of the house, protecting glass and shading the patio. The patio features an outdoor kitchen and bar, gas fire pit with bench seating. A large deck reaches off the side of the hill. Support posts for the deck sit atop multiple 25 foot deep concrete pilings which are concealed by a custom wood slat screen wall forming an arcade.