Architect incorporates outdoor access, ground-floor living into Frame+Focus

by Shea Homes San Diego on August 28, 2013


Our San Diego office is a buzz of activity as our newest projects – Frame + Focus – begin to take shape.

The two townhomes are situated on a hill in the master-planned community of Citiva, overlooking beautiful Mission Valley.

These outdoor-oriented attached homes are the work of architect Mike Woodley, who designed Shea Homes’ first, award-winning community in Civita called Origen.

However, in his latest work, Woodley distinguishes Frame+Focus from Origen by utilizing horizontal lines and placing the living spaces on the ground level.

Woodley partly drew from modern and mid-century design when creating Frame+Focus, but his principal inspiration came from the desires of buyers: what people need in a home today.

Customers wanted more indoor-outdoor interaction, so he laid the Frame townhomes around a common courtyard, while Focus homes have a shared front yard and recreational area.

Check out the video to hear directly from Woodley about his Frame+Focus design.


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