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Qualities of a Custom Designed Home

McCullough Design Development (MDD) is the single source for an integrated Custom Estate Design-Build experience in San Diego County. While implementing all services in-house, from concept planning through construction, they efficiently allow for budgets and schedules to be met with ease.

Families are spending more time at home, providing the opportunity for many to re-evaluate what “home” encompasses, delving into priorities and aspirations when it comes to living authentically. MDD excels at taking those ideas and lifestyles and translating them into beautiful homes that evoke an emotional connection while remaining within budget. The epitome of MDD’s philosophy of a well-crafted home is built on thoughtfully considering how design can meet function and longevity.

Its latest telling in luxe architecture, The Novel Farmhouse, exemplifies this streamlined sensibility. Nestled on a pinnacle point in Del Mar Mesa overlooking a serene coastal valley, ideal living is created. At a time when homes are repurposed as a beloved restaurant, fitness center, place of employment, and classroom, designated areas have become vital in maintaining a harmonious living atmosphere. Versatility abounds in this 4 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom, and 4-car garage residence featuring a workout studio, home office, TV cavern, private spa patio, and 2-room flex space pre-planned for a future guest house. A true estate displaying energy efficiency with a Tesla Powerwall, photovoltaic solar, UV air purification filter, and drip irrigation system.

Designed to coalesce as one, the indoor-outdoor living dynamic blends nature’s palate with hand-picked, custom selections of crisp ivories, sandy beiges, and solstice blues, evolving this residence into a place of peaceful recreation and relaxation. The calm expansiveness of the great room maximizes both natural light and unending views juxtaposed with the glass-encased wine wall completing the space with opulent sophistication. Adorned in light wood cabinets and black modernist appliances the entertainment kitchen affixes a full-service prep-kitchen and dry pantry fitting for all culinary goals.

The great room, primary bedroom, and workout studio occupy a direct connection to the outside through panoramic sliding glass doors. Once opened, your senses become immersed in the delightful medley of idyllic coastal breezes, boundless scenery, and harmony of nature quietly growing around you under the covered veranda, creating every opportunity for indulgence of SoCal living.

Barbecue favorite meals in the al fresco kitchen then revel in delicious food around the veranda island while friends and family gather to watch movies by the fireplace. In ultimate connection with the landscape beyond, dive, float, or wade in the property’s impressive infinity pool completed by an illuminating fire bowl, beach entry, and Baja shelf.

As the first and last place one finds themselves each day, the primary retreat presents as an exclusive experience. Room to bask in a quiet morning coffee or evening glass of wine as the backyard’s cinematic views beckon. Displaying high-end cabinetry and a hidden secret/safe area, the refined dressing room provides beautiful closet storage. A large soaking tub peers out to the private spa patio affording restful solitude and the melody of a waterfall fountain.

Lead architect, Monty McCullough, has developed an affinity for learning new techniques, discovering that one individual creation always leads to the next. MDD wholeheartedly believes in the mantra of quality over quantity, and the timeless aspects of architecture that will endure for generations to come. Today and everyday “home” should be synonymous with a personal oasis; a place where you not only live but become alive.

Call, text, or email us today to set an appointment for a personal tour of the home! Masks and signed P.E.A.D. are required. Lori McCullough, Coldwell Banker, lori@mddhomes.com or (858)-431-9622.