Construction / Design
The hallmark architectural styling of RidgeWalk is uniquely distinct from the familiar wood cottage and Mediterranean style stucco dwellings common to the area. Inspired by clean lines of transitional architecture and matched with the warmth of a coastal French cottage, the homes of RidgeWalk combine the comfort of a vacation retreat with thoughtful modern technological features that make everyday life easier for today’s busy families. Specifically tailored low common front brick garden walls are characteristic of homes. Courtyards, either front or rear, offer harmony with the architecture and provide intimate, relaxed natural outdoor living areas.
Energy efficient, sturdy brick home facades are painted in a fresh white palette trimmed with Old World shutters and romantic gas lit entries offering a subtle grace that radiates warmth. The homes’ simple charm comes from a clever mix of exterior materials with a sense of form and function. Wooden brackets accent the peaked gables while additional detailing adds the crowning touches. Homes are surrounded by mostly native plant landscaping perfectly adapted to local conditions.
One of RidgeWalk’s most visible features is the distinctive 8’ mahogany entry doors and designer roof shingles lauded on the coast for their longevity, weather resistance, and energy efficiency. Fully anchored air and moisture barriers combined with spray foam insulation keeps homes cool in summer and warm in winter.
The well-appointed interiors display architectural beamed ceiling detailing with warm hardwood flooring elements, both beautifully refined and casually elegant. Sustainability and durability are essential elements to the homes construction. Designer’s selection of timeless materials combine the latest in home technology with the best of classic style creating homes that feel like a haven and operate like a charm.
In the kitchen, the design team focused on details to achieve a classic coastal cottage look, choosing a one bowl sink, classic square trim, pendant lights, and engineered hickory floors with a two tone wire brush finish. Streamlined flat panel cabinet doors have 3’ stiles which offer clean profiles while adding a modern yet warm look enhancing the villa appeal. Countertops of three centimeter Quartz, or granite throughout combine well with the cutting-edge sleek stainless steel appliances which include counter depth French door refrigerator, 36’ gas cooktops, 36’ hood, 30’ wall oven, and a microwave.