Chances are, there's not a single home in Stevenson Ranch that resembles the Young family's Southern Oaks space - and that's just how homeowners Heather and Brad like it.
The custom Country French home sits proudly among its peers in the Westridge Estates, infusing the community with a sense of timeless permanence thanks to its stone-flanked facade, Old European rock walls and dramatic entry.
Steve and Mendy Cruse's home in Westridge is the "fun" house on the street, especially during the summer. The enviable title was earned thanks to the family's expansive, coastal-themed yard, which is complete with a sandy bank, rockslide lagoon-shaded pool, slotted pergola, comfortable outdoor furniture and more.
In the early '80s, the landscape of the town called Valencia was rapidly changing. In the onion fields near McBean Parkway, a little suburb called "The Bungalows" was taking shape. Cape Cod houses with welcoming porches in colors of pastel blue, green and yellow were springing up.
I'll admit it - I'm a Pinterest addict. I gain great joy searching the site for ideas on how to improve my home, my parties, my parenting. I have recipe boards and fitness boards. In fact, I spend so much time on Pinterest, I find myself looking at real-world situations as "Pinterest worthy." That great outfit on the mannequin at the mall? Pinterest worthy. The inspirational quote in the book I'm reading? Pinterest worthy.
This lovely three-bedroom, two-bath Valencia home had great bones in a very quaint neighborhood. But the interior needed "love" and the client was looking for a hybrid of an industrial look with an old-school feel - a "transitional meets vintage" style.
The Tunnicliffe family's Westridge estate is where Tom, wife Loretta and children Roxanne and Gwen reside - and during the holidays, it's also home to refined holiday splendor.
Shannon Myers shares her Valencia home with her husband and three daughters - and style to spare. The house, which the family purchased in 2013 and spent eight months renovating, is filled to the brim with exquisite abstract art pieces procured from a Los Angeles dealer.
Stephanie Laney, the lead designer for Surfaces USA, calls Santa Clarita's Woodlands community home - and she has made it her own, fusing contemporary accents with the house's Spanish architecture and dramatic archways.
These dreamy photos will make you wish this Westridge estate was yours to call home.
The Tunnicliffe home in the Westridge Estates may be new to the family of four, but the Spanish Colonial - though only completed in 2012 - conveys a sense of historic stability to guests and residents alike.
We want to extend a special "thank you" to all of the homeowners who have invited us into their inspiring exterior spaces over the last 10 years. We always left better than when we arrived after a "staycation" in your exquisite yards. It has been a great honor to share your gathering places with our readers.
Ten years and over 75 home shoots later, we still can't get enough of seeing - and sharing - the best Santa Clarita has to offer. Here's a look into our very favorite SCV home interiors - plus behind-the-scenes commentary.
Stephanie Laney's Woodlands home exemplifies a transitional Spanish style - an aesthetic that the professional interior designer carried throughout the house.
Mark Justice's Robinson Ranch home is shared with daughter Molly and dog Cooper, but come mid November, you'd think that he also housed a handful of Santa's elves.
For many, buying a model home would mean that the normal "decorating and designing" stage could be skipped, if not in its entirety, than at least in part. But when the Fender family purchased their Westridge model home, only one thing would remain from the builder's original concept: the Chinese slate flooring.
The home of Don and Jamie Miod can be found in a tract, but there's nothing cookie-cutter about their backyard.
Sometimes I walk into a client's home and feel a profound sense of grace and warmth because the house is a true reflection of the family that inhabits the space. Such is the case with two of my favorite clients, Molly and Kevin McCarthy. A walk through the McCarthy's enchanting home is a treat for the eyes and food for the soul. Molly and Kevin's Southern hospitality totally charmed me.
When homeowners Doug and Pat Green designed their home, they intended it to be a family refuge where loved ones could gather and celebrate. Pat Green takes pride in making their loving home an oasis, ideal for all functions and parties.
photography by Ted Dayton
Good cheer and tidings of the season will abound during Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital's 32nd-annual Holiday Home Tour festivities on November 30 and December 1. The "Holiday Surprise and Delight" themed events will benefit Henry Mayo's neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), which opened in June of this year.