Esencia Planned Community
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Introducing the Backyard of the Future

Location Orange County, CA, United States

Client Rancho Mission Viejo, LLC

Scope Planning

Size 8 acres

With its dedicated shared backyards, this forward-thinking new development deconstructs the traditional suburban home to envision a community that thrives within shared open space. SWA’s concept infuses an existing open space corridor with a variety of programmed topography to promote areas for active recreation, learning, and play. Taking into consideration the type of families and households occupying the development, the corridor is divided into four “rooms”: The Ruckus Room (for play), Great Room (for gatherings), Dining Room (entertaining), and Library (for work). A Yard Collection, located at the core of the entire open space corridor, emphasizes the historical use of the American backyard while promoting community interaction.

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