Designed by Norm Applebaum, this beautiful home, "Villa Tyto Alba," was featured in San Diego Home and Garden. Located in the Highland Valley Wine area, it has incredible views of vineyards, San Pasqual Valley and San Diego Safari Park. Located on a very private 2.6 acre lot, this custom home has large windows that let in lots of light and provide views from every room. Two wings separate the Master bedroom suite from the other bedrooms. This home is listed in the book "Pure Luxury, World's Best Houses."
Built in 2010 to replace the previous home built by acclaimed architect Norm Applebaum on this site, "Villa Tyto Alba" was built using green technology. Photovoltaic panels are inlaid in the roof to reduce visibility. In sunny months the panels produce more electricity than is used in the home. There's a geothermal system in the ground that heats and cools the foundation. The roof goes from 8 feet to 18 feet, leaving one to feel that the roof is floating over the house. Soaring windows provide light and incredible views from all rooms. All hallways are wide enough for wheelchair accessibility. Two wings separate the Master bedroom retreat from the guest wing. Master bedroom and office/exercise room off the master bedroom offers beautiful views of San Pasqual Valley. Small library off the guest bedrooms. Back patio is plumbed for gas grill. Ample parking on the property for party guests. Mature drought tolerant landscaping make this a beautiful place to come home to. See Documents for a copy of the San Diego Home and Garden Article.