Leucadia, CA - built 2011
This Coastal Beauty typifies the "funky" environment of Leucadia. Its Hawaiian and Polynesian influenced architecture provides the tropical environment desired by the clients. We have transformed a low lying ranch style home into a West Indies/Hawaiian retreat. Indoor/outdoor interaction was key as was capturing the amazing ocean views. Material re-use, design efficiencies and very close project management led to a very cost effective yet high quality home.
Santaluz, CA - built 2012
This 6500 sf home in the community of Santaluz embodies the Santa Barbara styling and lifestyle. Indoor / outdoor interaction is key with disappearing walls and deep loggias. Outdoor fireplaces provide warmth that allow the use year around.
Carlsbad, CA - built 2012
In pursuit of creating a peaceful haven for the client, the concept of the Ritual House follows the ancient Indian principles of Vastu. This Vastu-inspired architecture synthesizes with the idea of the ritual. The ritual not only has ancient overtones as to how we live our daily lives, but also derives purpose from rhythms of nature. Observation of the natural cycles of the light, heat and wind inspires the architecture.
Rancho Santa Fe, CA - built 2003
This Rancho Santa Fe Estate is on the Registry of Historic Landmarks. Special attention was paid to maintaining integrity of details initially put forth by the original architect, Lillian Rice, back in the 1920s. The Christiancy Residence was awarded the Lily Award by the Rancho Santa Fe Association in 2004. Designed and coordinated by Allan Teta, Associate, while at Allard Jansen & Associates. Photography by Phillip Ritterman
The Christiancy Residence is featured in the hardcover The California Casa - authored by Douglas Woods.
Rancho Bernardo, CA - built 2009
Following the devastating wildfires of 2007, this Rancho Bernardo home was left with just a standing chimney. Two years later, this 5,000 sf Tuscan villa rose. This home takes full advantage of its spectacular views to the east. Indoor to outdoor living was a necessity for the clients and achieved with large sliding doors and loggias both shaded and covered. This project takes advantage of the power of the sun with three separate solar power systems in place for the house and the pool. These systems are placed on the south and west facing roofs to maximize efficiency and are oriented away from primary views.
Santaluz, CA - built 2003
This 8500 square foot Adobe Ranch style home was accomplished through extensive research and detailing to help produce its time specific relevance. One of the biggest desires by the clients was to have a comfortable, understated home. As large as this home is, it is very comfortable and manageable. The main core of the home containing the living, entry and kitchen is flanked on all four sides with courtyards. Designed and coordinated by Allan Teta, Associate, while at Allard Jansen & Associates.
Oceanside, CA - built 2011
This circa 1930s home is a great example of French Normandy Eclectic architecture. The home is located just outside the gates of St. Malo. It was originally built by the father of Julia Childs and has been deemed historically significant. The renovation consists of minor building expansion, interior revision and exterior deck expansion. Detailed attention has been paid to maintain consistency with the existing style and detailing. The project allows for expansion while maintaining the architectural intent distinctive of the St. Malo community and surrounding homes.
Calabasas, CA - built 2008
This custom home lies in the hills of Bell Canyon, an exclusive community in the heart of Calabasas. An exterior facelift, interior renovation and moderate additions transformed this home into an updated Mediterranean estate. The material palette and high end finishes added warmth and richness while adding great value to the home.
La Jolla, CA - built 2011
This Mediterranean beauty rose from a wholehouse renovation of a 1971 structure originally designed by Amato Teta. 40 years later, Teta Architecture was engaged for the redux. Exterior simplicity and unique interior detailing were key to the success of this home. Capturing the amazing coastline views with large door assemblies allowed for a wonderful indoor/outdoor interaction.
Oceanside, CA - not yet built
As part of the Del Oro Hills community, Teta Architecture designed 17 single family homes; distinguishable while complementing the hillside and the surrounding architecture. The proposed home facades are designed with a refined architectural style united with colors, materials and shapes inspired from nature and the local vernacular. All of the Vista Pacific homes are proposed to be constructed with the State of California recognized Zero Energy Homes status as a standard feature.