New Hillside Custom Home-Whittier, California

Rear view-custom hillside home Design-Whittier, California.

At Myles Nelson McKenzie Design, we are excited about the new hillside custom home design in Whittier, California.

A few design features for our hillside custom home.

Our clients wanted a clean modern presentation of the traditional Mediterranean home style. So we developed the exterior design of the new home with clean simple lines and traditional detail elements for the building structure. The main entry tower was really the only element that was designed with additional stuccoed quoin styled columns. Which also reflects a French Provencal design element.

The front view of the Mediterranean home style of the new hillside custom home. Designed by Myles Nelson McKenzie Design.
The front view of the Mediterranean home style of the new hillside custom home.

The Building Site

The hillside building lot in Whittier has a dramatic property slope from the front of the property to the rear property line. The view though, is spectacular with weeping willow trees, and to the valley beyond. With these hillside grade conditions, Myles McKenzie designed the new residence with large lower Garage and a circular driveway approach.

The Proposed Floor Plans

Lower Floor

The inhabitable square footage of the lower level is 327 sf. The space is info the continuous staircase for all floors of the new residence. Additionally, there will be storage room space and an elevator that will travel for all three floors. The garage space is a spacious 1080 sf. Large enough to housed 4 cars total with 2 cars by tandem style parking.

First Floor

On the first floor level, which is the main floor level that can be entered from the street has a grand hall entry with a double radius staircases. The grand hall presentation is very traditional. Additionally, there also two large bedrooms with their own baths and walk-in closets. Access to kitchen number one and living room is also accessible from the grand hall.

The grand hall lower view for the new hillside custom home. Designed by Myles Nelson McKenzie Design.
The grand hall lower view for the new hillside custom home.

A very large open living space is were the open secondary kitchen, dining area, and great room is located. Also, we have designed a large two-way wet bar with under cabinet coolers. The wet bar accordion window system opens up to a large 8 foot wide opening with exterior seating at the wet bar.

As illustrated, a large corner door system, which allows and opens up for an indoor-outdoor living environment, that is so applicable to the Southern California lifestyle.

Modern industrial kitchen number two, designed by Myles Nelson McKenzie Design.
Kitchen number two with a modern industrial feel. View our design plans for the main 1st floor layout.

Additionally, this space opens to a large open deck space that wraps around a beach deck entry to the infinity edge half-round pool. The half round pool will have spectacular valley views from within the infinity pool space. Additionally, the pool structure is elevated quite high off of natural grade by a series of multi-wall terraces.

The inhabitable space of the first floor is 3294 sf.

The rear view of the new hillside custom home in Whittier, California. Designed by Myles Nelson McKenzie Design.
The rear view of the new hillside custom home in Whittier, California.

Second Floor

For the upper second floor level of our hillside custom home design, we have designed a large master bedroom suite with multiple open upper deck with climbing vines for natural coverage. Along with a smaller deck and a Juliette balcony, which off the master bath. All of which, is right off the grand hall and it’s double radius staircase.

Additionally, there is a secondary master suite that is oriented with spectacular valley views. The second floor’s great room has it’s own balcony deck, that overlooks the pool and deck area below, also beyond to the valley views as well.

The inhabitable space of the second floor is 2547 sf.

Hillside custom home design-Interior second floor loft master suite.

The new residence was designed for one family. But the family has a son with his own family that also will reside there. So each level provides great space and privacy for each individual group of the family.

Design Plans

Hillside Custom Home Concept Designs

We would enjoy designing and developing new hillside custom home that would suit your lifestyle of living for your family.

Contact us at Myles Nelson McKenzie Design today. We are located on the east coast in Bluffton, South Carolina and of course, located on the west coast in Newport Beach, California.

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