Hacienda del Sol; a New Home

Last week Casas del Oso Luxury Homes turned over one of the homes that has been under construction for the past year.  Turn over’s bitter sweet; we are excited to be completing a home that we have worked on for several years yet we are sad to see it come to an end.  We began design on this home “Hacienda del Sol in March of 2010.

Our clients who love Mexican architecture directed us to build them a “jewel box”.  They were intimately involved all the way in all the decisions; even when they were at sea.  We all walked the home together and asked them if they got the jewel box they asked for; they replied yes and more.

This is a short picture tour of the home on the day they took possession.  In a few months we will photograph it again after they work their magic with furniture & accessories.

1.  Curbing 2-1-12

Hacienda del Sol; a New Home


This home will sit on the top of the rise.  The design has taken into account the house you see in the background – it’s presence will be mitigated.

2.  Homeowners

Custom Homeowners


Our excited home owners arriving to take possession of their new home.

3.  Exterior


This home has “Old Adobe” stucco which is deliberately designed to look 100 years old; mottled, lumpy and bumpy.  The color is integral through out the stucco never – needs to be painted.

4.  Courtyard Gate

Courtyard Gate

Looking into the front courtyard through the iron gate.  Tile surrounding gate is Talavera.  The bottom of the iron gate is solid to keep the critters out.

5.  Hacienda del Sol

Hacienda Del Sol


Custom tile plaque.  We do these on almost every house.

6.  Foyer

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Custom shelving to accommodate homeowner’s pots.  Niche in center is designed to accommodate owner’s art.  Entry foyer floor is Saltillo tile with Canterra inset on the diagonal and Talavera deco tiles.

7.  Master Shower

Talavera tiles - Custom Homes


Standing in the shower looking out into the bathroom.  All of the tile is Talavera. Counter top & tub deck are stone slabs.