Incredible Craftsman Mansion in Poway, CA

Sometimes the opportunity arises to create the truly original and, in many ways, magical. This Craftsman Mansion in the back-country of Poway, California was one such opportunity.

The design and execution of this project was a constant evolution created by the close cooperation between our team at Expanding Horizons, our client and Joseph McCarter with his incredibly talented team at J.W. McCarter & Associates

 

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Massive Outdoor Fireplace and Flagstone patio overlooks the Tennis Court

 

The exterior walls of the mansion were faced with boulders at the base, then progressively smaller natural rock that was all sourced from the site when the basement was excavated.

 

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Here is the front of the Outdoor Fireplace at night as seen from the Central Courtyard

 

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Front Entry illuminated at night

 

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Looking out from the house at the Outdoor Fireplace Area

 

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Reminiscent of a Medieval Castle, a massive Flying Buttress was added to the side of the Carriage House

 

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Details of the interior Courtyard.

 

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This Wine Cellar was located in the basement. Expanding Horizons did the Castle Walls, the Idaho Quartzite Floors and the exposed aggregate Vaulter Ceilings.

 

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Closeup of the Castle Walls

 

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This restroom in the basement also included the Castle Wall Finish

 

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Castle Walls surround spiral staircase from basement up to the Dining Room

 

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Undulating inlaid pebble-work simulates the wave motion of the ocean

 

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Up to 6′ diameter boulders anchor the walls of the front of the Carriage House

 

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Massive rock and brick pillars support a trellis off over a bedroom patio. The paving was a combination of Idaho Quartzite and inlaid pebble work

 

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Built-in Bench seat of  curving, 3″ thick Red Mountain Flagstone with bull-nosed face

 

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Bench flows up out of the Landscaping and then back down on the other side

 

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Gate pillar is almost eight feet across at the base and over ten feet high

 

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Primary Entrance into the Foyer from the Courtyard

 

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Stylized Oak Tree inlaid into the brick wainscoting on the back of the mansion was created from Beach Pebbles, Cobalt Glass and Amethyst (for the leaves of the tree)

 

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Windswept Tree inlaid into back-rest of bench near fire-pit.

 

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Fire-pit of various natural materials overlooks swimming pool and the San Pasqual Valley beyond

 

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Swimming Pool with Nautilus detail in pool floor and more as seen illuminated in the evening

 

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This solid rock building with a Green Roof houses the Swimming Pool Equipment and survived the October 2017 wildfire that burned right up to it unscathed.

 

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This Stylistic ‘Tree of Life’ Was carved into the brick face of this fountain and created from Amethyst, Jade and Petrified Wood

 

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Closeup of the undulating Pebble-work on the face of the landing

 

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Courtyard Fountain flows water out of another Flying Buttress

 

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Closeup of Bench shows details of the backrest and cap

 

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One-of-a-kind Custom Made Tiles face these steps to the second floor

 

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Close up of the Front of the Carriage House

 

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Outdoor Kitchen and Pizza Oven and swimming pool in background

 

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Curving bench with Tennis Court in the background

 

 

 

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