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South Coast Architects wins 2012 Gold Nugget Award

Congratulations to a/e ProNet client South Coast Architects of Newport Beach, CA on their Gold Nugget Grand Award for Best Custom Home over 10,000 sq. ft.

The winning design was the McKeever Residence (La Quinta, CA). South Coast Architects shares this acknowledgement with the Builder (Discovery), the Land Planner (SJA Landscape Architects), and the Interior Designer (McKeever & Company)

Judges’ Statement:

This home was built to evoke an ancient Roman village evolving through time. The Signature of this home is expansive courtyard that allows for interaction and indoor/ outdoor living from the majority of rooms in the home. These include the great room, dining area, kitchen, entry foyer, owner’s bedroom suite and second floor game room and guest suite. The home is uncompromising, both in its classic Italian architecture with Tuscan farmhouse influence and functional considerations to desert/golf lifestyle. A defined, three-level tower anchors the courtyard along with an inspiring, multiple-arched open air bridge flanked by two exterior stair cases linking the two distinct wings of this home. The classic designed pool becomes the central focal point of the courtyard. The result of the interaction of rooms with the courtyard creates the feeling of an ancient Italian village where the central courtyard becomes the gathering place. But this is only half the story, once you enter the home you are greeted by a breathtaking view of the golf course and picturesque desert mountains beyond the courtyard. The homes central living area is
uncompromising in its indoor/outdoor lifestyle, accentuated by a series of disappearing doors. With the drama of the courtyard, the indoor/outdoor living provided by the floor plan, the attention to uncompromising architectural detailing, this home has optimized golf/desert lifestyle living with a old world philosophy.

The 49th annual Gold Nugget Awards were handed out at the Pacific Coast Builders Conference (PCBC) late last month at San Francisco’s Moscone Center. The conference,  according to the organization’s website, is a “gathering of America’s most prominent residential builders, developers, architects,” etc. The Gold Nugget Awards “honor creative achievements in architectural design and land use planning for residential, commercial and industrial projects.” You can download the full booklet of 2012 Gold Nugget Award winners at the PCBC website.