Creating a grand entrance to a home requires forethought and anticipation of what’s to come. When Craig Hoopes designed this 2014 Grand Hacienda Award Winner home, he put careful consideration into the first impression. “We feel that the entrance to a home should always be visible as you drive up,” Hoopes says.
He took care to consider scale and proportion when planning the geometric style of the gate and size of the perimeter wall in relation to the angles created by the pergola in the distance overhead. “We wanted to create a sense of arrival but also a sense of mystery and anticipation of what lies within the home,” he says. “As one moves from the entrance into the living spaces the views from this house are at first hidden and then explode.” Hoopes + Associates Architects, hoopesarchitects.com Frank Yardman Construction, frankyardmanconstruction.com