The basic design challenge for Socorro Shores was to provide minimum 4,000 sq. ft. market-sensitive plans which maximize the positive attributes of the property and provide design features that separate the project from the nearby product offerings… ocean views being paramount.
As a diversion from the respected Ole Hansen Spanish Colonial architecture of San Clemente, we chose to reflect the established character of the adjacent Shorecliffs neighborhood while embracing the charm of San Clemente as being a true Village by the Sea. A coastal inspired palette was conceived in an effort to offer a sophisticated blend of architectural styles brought current… albeit, reminiscent of 3 different regions: Eastern Seaboard (New England), Modern Sea Ranch (Sea Ranch, CA) and Seaside Bungalow (Seaside, FL). In an effort to take advantage of every water view opportunity, all residences enjoy incredible panoramas from second floor Catalina Sunset Decks. Additionally, and in keeping with the coastal theme, unique third floor Captain’s Walks (optional) provide 360 degree distant views. Individual lots are terraced in tiered theatre seating fashion, allowing each home’s Captain’s Walk to capture a completely unobstructed ocean view featuring the entire lengths of both Catalina and San Clemente Islands. Master Bedrooms are positioned forward to also capitalize on the premium water view corridors, including Catalina Island views. Although a maximum-allowable building height of only 25’ certainly added to the design challenge, the building envelope restrictions were viewed as a positive influence and played a prominent role in the design of the overall project.