JMA mediterranean staircase


Home built by JMA (Jim Murphy and Associates); designed by Sara Woodfield. Photo credit, Tim Maloney, Technical Imagery Studios.

Building this home on a steep hill began with skillfully carving a winding driveway up to a level area where the main residence stands with its infinity edge swimming pool and pool house.

Built in the French Mediterranean style, the 7200 square foot, two-story house is constructed of Rastra block for all its walls with clay tiles on the roof. The home's interior gets its warm appearance from the plaster walls and the reclaimed wood on its ceilings and beams. Radiant heating in the antique French stone floors helps to provide additional warmth.

What Houzz contributors are saying:

Another great heating option that you never really see is radiant heating that's bulit into the floors of a home. This allows the home to heat from the bottom up without taking away from the total design of the rest of the room. You can't even tell that the tiles of this gorgeous space are all heated up!

What Houzzers are commenting on:

barefootbungalow added this to house- outdoor
March 30, 2014
Front doors
kdieffenbach added this to kdieffenbach's Ideas
January 26, 2014
High windows
morgtastic16 added this to open
November 25, 2013
dcbaskind added this to House
October 25, 2013
open stairway vs closed wall
tanyadenises added this to tanyadenises's Ideas
September 12, 2013
position of stairway
markschuur added this to staircases
June 9, 2013
concrete stair (spanish)
Leo Monk added this to Front Door
May 4, 2013
simple metal front door
Ying- LeCaill added this to Lotus
March 5, 2013
stairs and door
kurthickam added this to kurthickam's ideas
January 29, 2013
windows on above stairs
debbiemiki added this to debbiemiki's ideas
January 6, 2013
just beautiful entrance hall
arm76 added this to Back entrance/foyer
January 2, 2013
Back staircase "curly" rails
avilahouse added this to avilahouse's ideas
October 4, 2012
stair top design
michellehed added this to Doors
July 13, 2012
Like 3 panel interior solid door
jonezy added this to PAG Foyer-Stairs-Entry
May 20, 2012
balcony over foyer
Tom Zachary added this to tom_zachary's Favorites
March 24, 2012
carolaabancens added this to carolaabancens's ideas
March 15, 2012
Baranda zig zag
jilly146 added this to WINDOW/DOORS
March 12, 2012
jilly146 added this to CEILING DESIGNS
March 12, 2012
bomdesign added this to bomdesign's ideas
March 11, 2012
volume, side mount,
Liliana added this to lilianagretzer's ideas
February 10, 2012
Amanda Robinson added this to entrance
January 18, 2012
redohouse added this to redohouse's ideas
January 6, 2012
simple iron door with wavy iron staircase balustrades
galli added this to galli's ideas
January 5, 2012
simple, straight edges, cieling
Yvonne Tucker added this to toucanlady's Favorites
November 11, 2011
Love the windows, colors and ceiling
vadimkurin added this to vadimkurin's stairway
October 30, 2011
nice stairway and entrance
annabellittle added this to annabellittle's ideas
October 25, 2011
Ethan Allen - Centennial added this to frostdeigns's ideas
September 17, 2011
Reed and beam ceiling great for Sheilla Follett
novide added this to novide's Favorites
August 27, 2011
Kijk, ook mooi plafond
cdskief added this to cdskief's ideas
August 19, 2011
love this
kamericka added this to kamericka's Favorites
July 31, 2011
homedesigner added this to homedesigner's ideas
July 24, 2011
up one side to landing
Francine Crae added this to FBC Spanish Colonial
July 14, 2011
Nice entry
meruvia added this to meruvia's ideas
July 14, 2011
nikitom added this to nikitom's Favorites
July 9, 2011
gorgeous! help!
Michele Reeves added this to chelereeves's ideas
July 4, 2011
debbradrogers added this to debbradrogers's Favorites
July 4, 2011
pommywog added this to my kitchen wishlist
June 5, 2011
love the door
hungrylab added this to hungrylab's ideas
June 2, 2011
rail, different doors next to eachother
rmgonzales added this to rmgonzales's ideas
April 18, 2011
grillworks on the stairs and door
jnjcendan added this to jnjcendan's ideas
April 17, 2011
very interesting ceiling material
sprintermike added this to sprintermike's ideas
February 22, 2011
Wall color with dark window frames. Also, nice small door under stairs
Kirstye added this to kirstye4's Favorites
February 17, 2011
Alice Abler added this to Upstairs
February 16, 2011
Ceiling - cover with reed instead of shiplap? Note different colors of woods
uncledragon added this to Walls & Doors
February 4, 2011
Roof Texture is amazing!!!
cypressplace added this to Camino de Cruces
January 31, 2011
iron double door
forman49 added this to Modern Tuscan
January 10, 2011
Iron work
madeinmaui added this to madeinmaui's ideas
January 7, 2011
tayermak added this to tayermak's ideas
November 10, 2010
a staircase!!
rere added this to rere's Favorites
November 6, 2010
tiffanydr added this to tiffanydr's ideas
October 15, 2010
jm_felix added this to Tanauan Ideas
September 30, 2010
Main Door
kellyackerman added this to kellyackerman's ideas
September 5, 2010
stair case
yael278 added this to yael278
August 26, 2010
msbertrand added this to Favorite stairs
July 5, 2010
This railing is the best I have seen. It is simple. The challeng is the treads are light. How can we get this look?
mmckimm added this to mmckimm's ideas
May 12, 2010
open structure
Reign Britton added this to staircases
April 23, 2010
full wrought iron railings
kirkdonna4ever added this to kirkdonna4ever's ideas
April 13, 2010
over door stair
guleray added this to guleray
April 8, 2010
mcgoldm added this to mcgoldm's ideas
March 23, 2010
Barna Furus added this to eurocustom's ideas
March 15, 2010
ms_pickie added this to ms_pickie's ideas
March 13, 2010
Cheramie Garbutt, Interior Designer added this to Santa Maria
February 28, 2010
stair and balcony
deniseory added this to kitchen
February 17, 2010
ceiling idea where there is no need to scrap it
mfgray added this to mfgray's ideas
January 24, 2010
irazeke added this to irazeke's ideas
January 2, 2010
railing design
heatherannkenny added this to heatherannkenny's ideas
December 6, 2009
Beautiful stairway.
keyblue added this to Entry Way
August 23, 2009
spanish style stairs
swalch added this to swalch's ideas
August 10, 2009
47ranchdressing added this to 47ranchdressing's ideas
June 28, 2009
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