Petra Eigl gives a long awaited “Dusty Shoe” on Saturday
This highly anticipated community of 63 luxury single-family homes is fully underway and “Dusty Shoe” previews are now available by appointment!
Nestled in the rolling hills of North County San Diego, thoughtful architecture and exceptional detailing are embodied in these gracious homes. Residences will feature 3 to 6 bedrooms and offer 3 and 4 car garages with plans ranging from 3,288 to 4,384 sq. ft. Preliminary floor plans are now available on the Arterro page for your review.
Our three Model Homes (Plan 1 will not be modeled) are fully under construction in anticipation of our Grand Opening in mid-January 2014. “Dusty Shoe” previews are now available by appointment only. Due to overwhelming interest in the community we are currently requesting that “Dusty Shoes” are limited to those home buyers that are able to purchase their new Arterro home on a non-contingent basis.
Construction is also underway for our first eight (8) homes in Phase 1. This phase will offer Plans 2, 2X, 3, 3X and Plan 4X (sorry, no Plan 1’s) floor plans and lot sizes will range from 7,600 up to 13,900 square feet. Pricing anticipated to start in the high $900′s.
In order to schedule your “Dusty Shoe” preview please contact us at email@example.com.
On behalf of Davidson Communities, we look forward to sharing this exciting new neighborhood and welcoming you and your family to your new Davidson home - Arterro in La Costa!
Arterro Plan 1
Arterro Plan 2
Arterro Plan 3
Arterro Plan 4
“Well, it’s a moveable feast, really… you’re walking through my history, the antiques, the paintings, all of it…” -Pat Hasbrook
In an interview conducted in her back courtyard, Pat Hasbrook, a Davidson Communities homeowner and resident of Kensington at Del Sur spoke with us about the creative process of making the newly constructed Davidson home she and her husband Dan purchased in 2009, into the gracefully appointed, peaceful retreat they now inhabit.
Pat Hasbrook in front of her Kensington home at Del Sur
After nearly three decades of running one of the most highly regarded interior design firms in Scottsdale, Arizona, Pat slowed down in 1992 and relocated to a farm in Woodstock, Vermont. Moving into a rather large farmhouse was a seamless transition after years of collecting furniture, antiques and art and it would appear as though her downsizing and relocation to California has been as well. After living in their new home for just three years, it has the feeling of a much older home. While Davidson Communities is known for building homes of great character, there is undeniably an art to making a newly constructed house into a home of your very own. A way of creating an impression upon entering, that this home has been in your family for generations. Here is how she did it:
“Well, it’s a moveable feast, really… you’re walking through my history, the antiques, the paintings, all of it. My father was a dairy farmer and these paintings you see, they are my Dad’s Durham Oxen [circa 1840]. The collection I have, started when I was in college- I bought my first antique when I was 17. I have every single antique I’ve ever owned. I’ve down-scaled certainly, given away or sold a lot of things throughout the years, but not the antiques… not the art.”
The Hasbrook’s living room, adorned with family heirlooms.
When asked if she knew where everything would go before she moved in, without pause she replies, “Absolutely. I knew where everything would go before we bought the house. I had a schematic provided to me by Davidson’s sweet and wonderful Marga. She measured the whole thing and was so accommodating…” Pat says, referring to Marga Morgan, a long-time Davidson team member.
A lover of books, and being one who still cherishes the feeling of a book in her hands, Pat kept all of her design and cookbooks, which now cover an entire wall in her dining room. Choosing the dining area as the room in which to showcase her books was an obvious conclusion for Pat, creating a dramatically literary backdrop for her exquisite dining room furnishings.
The family dining room table, upon which countless meals have been shared.
With regard to her choice in flooring, Pat admittedly went all out deciding on 3/4 inch thick, solid Eastern White Pine by Carlisle, explaining, “… it is a floor that continually gets better with age.”
On the exterior of the home:
“I can remember Bill coming up to the house when it was being built (she whispers, ‘he is the sweetest man alive’) and saying, ‘see that wall over there, we’re going to change it. I don’t like it.’ ” He subsequently had the wall changed to accommodate the courtyard, separating it from the other outdoor living space. “Bill is a visionary. What he did changed the entire scheme of what would become our back garden. I can sense this about Bill Davidson, If he tells me to change something, I’m changing it. He told me where to put the courtyard and that was it. I did it and now look at it!”
Side courtyard and dining area
On creating her magical garden:
“I had a collection of 17th century Staddle Stones, which I scaled back on considerably, but you still see some of them placed around the garden.” Pat explains referring to the mushroom shaped antiquities positioned strategically throughout her garden. Another optical illusion Pat loves is the use of outdoor mirrors. In her garden she surrounded the mirrors with a green wall of Ficus Netituda, which reflects back, giving the appearance of a secret garden that goes on indefinitely. “When you look out of your window, a well tended garden will look like arms reaching out to you. It’s better than any painting you can imagine, in that it changes becoming more beautiful every day.” With three separate seating areas, there is a space for every occasion. “When the boys are visiting they usually sit in the front seating area.” Pat says, referring two her two sons. “Dan and I usually sit on the bench in the back garden and we eat our outdoor meals in the side courtyard.”
A garden mirror creates the illusion of depth
From the mouldings, to the beams to the over-the-top floors, this home, like the pine floors, will continue to grow better with time.
Collect things you love, that are authentic to you, and your house becomes your story…
~ The End
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