Sea Haven - Monterey Bay

The Romance Between Pen and Paper with Architect Kurt Donnelly


During a recent conversation with Kurt Donnelly, Senior Partner with Dahlin Architects, he admits that he prefers drawing the plans first by hand, which is considered old school, before migrating them onto a computer.

“I think there still exists a certain romance between pen and paper,” states Donnelly. “I don’t want to lose touch with that feeling, or the intimacy of that experience. Villosa, by Wathen Castanos Homes, focuses on spacious living for large families and represents a one-of-a-kind opportunity in this region. These one- and two-story plans feature unique designs such as L-shaped kitchens, which position it closer to the living room for entertaining, as well as a ‘pop top,’ or single-level living with a loft that provides more space, without the extra land. Buyers will be greeted with porches into dramatic entries to the home. Flex rooms in each plan offer customizable options for families. Owners can retreat to private master suites positioned away from other bedrooms,” said Donnelly.


Plan 1 Highlights:

• One-Story, 2,380 sq. ft.

• Secluded master suite

•L-shaped kitchen with large pantry space opens to living room

• Optional California Room

• Oversized laundry room with additional storage

• Courtyard entry with optional door to living room and den



Plan 2 Highlights:

• One-Story, 2,733 sq. ft.

• Spacious porch entry

• Secluded master suite

• “Pop top” loft with optional 4th bedroom

• Additional nook expanding kitchen and living areas



Plan 3 Highlights: 

• Two-Story, large family living 3,065-3,328 sq. ft.

• Dramatic walk-off from porch to entry

• Secluded master suite

• L-shaped kitchen open to living and dining rooms

• Butler pantry connecting to optional formal dining

• Two-car garage with tandem garage for boat or workshop



Plan 4 Highlights:

• Two-Story, 3,279–3,411 sq. ft.

• Secluded master suite

• Multigenerational suite/ options

• Fun living room option enlarging space

• Two-car garage with tandem garage for boat or workshop Plan 4 Highlights