VITAE – Planet Home Living and KTGY Collaborate on California Project


May 9, 2017

The first phase of Planet Home Living’s VITAE community, a collection of 20 new single-family homes in Costa Mesa, Calif., designed by KTGY Architecture + Planning, is near completion, with tours open “by appointment only” for interested buyers.

All VITAE residences are detached single-family homes ranging from 1,620 to 1,700 square feet in size, with two to three levels, two to three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms and an attached two-car garage. Each home includes flexible space, private yards, and upper level decks, which “enhance the indoor-outdoor relationship,” according to Alan Scales, AIA, principal with KTGY.

VITAE’s architecture is founded on clean lines and simple forms, with warm, contemporary interiors, stucco exteriors, lapped siding and oversized windows. “The homes are very striking and blend the contemporary with traditional architectural elements. Gable end roof lines are emphasized with a framework that brings attention to the geometry of the house,” says Scales. “The 20 homes maximize their square footage with open kitchen and living spaces and indoor-outdoor experiences.”

VITAE is located a quarter-mile from The Triangle in Costa Mesa, which offers restaurants, bars, movies, retail, and a nightclub and bowling alley within walking distance for residents. The nearby oceanfront offers entertainment, restaurants, and beachfront within two miles, and UC Irvine, Orange Coast College, and many more education centers have campuses nearby.

The VITAE enclave is the latest of many collaborations between KTGY and Planet Home Living, which have created approximately 150 small lot homes together. Their next most recent project is COVO, a 10-home project in Los Angeles’ Silver Lake neighborhood. COVO opened for sales on April 22nd, and seven of the ten homes had been sold by the end of the grand opening.

“Planet Home Living is a forward-thinking builder that understands the complexities of urban infill development and contextual design principles as well as the needs and lifestyles of today’s buyers who want to own a single-family home but also live in an urban, amenity-rich walkable and established neighborhood,” says Scales.