Family Feathers Their Nest In Covenant Hills

Posted by Surterre Properties on Monday, December 5th, 2011 at 3:24pm


Roger and Kaarina De Coster have recently completed building a beautiful custom home in Covenant Hills to serve as their almost-empty nest as their son begins his college career. However, since he’s attending UCI, his visits home with friends are sure to be frequent. With that reality in mind, the De Costers are currently fine-tuning their home to be perfectly suited for relaxing and casual entertaining for both generations.

Moving from Coto de Caza, the De Costers found the peaceful feeling at Covenant Hills immensely attractive. The natural, open setting of this Ladera Ranch neighborhood is one that Kaarina found truly welcoming. She loves hiking the local trails, many which feature views to the ocean.

This ideal location provided not only a shorter work commute for Roger, but also the perfect outlet for Kaarina’s love of projects. In this case, it was four bedrooms and five baths full of projects that commanded her attention. Kaarina was closely involved in the everyday progress of specifying all the finishes for their home and working with craftsmen to complete their stone-walled, Tuscan style residence.

The De Costers now have an array of options in utilizing their home’s living areas that include a sun drenched breakfast room, and a pair of loggias, one featuring an outside fireplace. Kaarina’s plans to furnish the protected area with an oversized dining table and draperies to frame the outdoor enclave and give it the feel of an interior dining room. The billiards, gaming, and work out rooms perfectly fit this physically active family’s lifestyle. Kaarina’s office is a room whose function will not change, as she confesses it’s her favorite room in the house, with its light and airy ambiance and views in every direction.  

Their landscaping plans include a hot tub, a current pool for workouts, a barbeque area and fire pit, and possibly a vegetable garden. The home’s indoor/outdoor ambiance is created by glass doors opening to outside areas in all the first floor rooms, and balconies featured in every upstairs room. The result is bringing the ocean views and sparkling city light views into prime focus.

Preferring not to rush, the De Costers are allowing themselves time to think creatively as they consider the options that their home’s floor plan offers. As they evaluate ideas to suit their evolving needs, they are enjoying the selections they’ve already made in making their family home in Covenant Hills.

Recognized as one of the most unique and exclusive family-oriented communities in southern Orange County, homeowners are drawn to Covenant Hills for its open space and natural beauty. This extraordinary environment for relaxed family living is exemplified in the community’s numerous parks, private recreation facilities, and hiking trails.

Surrounded by more than 1,600 acres of pristine, protected ridgelines, many are surprised by how easily accessible Covenant Hill’s Ladera Ranch location is to Orange County’s beaches and shopping destinations. This combination of unparalleled lifestyle in such a panoramic setting is a true distinction of living in Covenant Hills at Ladera Ranch.

Covenant Hills’ custom homesites are available in limited release, priced from the high $200,000s to over $1 million. For more information regarding the custom homesites and custom homes at Covenant Hills, call the Custom Sales Gallery at 888.220.2303 or visit

To reach Covenant Hills in Ladera Ranch from the I-5 Freeway in south Orange County, exit Crown Valley Parkway and proceed east approximately 2.5 miles to Antonio Parkway. Turn right onto Antonio. Turn right onto Covenant Hills Drive and proceed to the East Gatehouse. Signage will direct you to the Custom Sales Gallery, which is located at 63 Bell Pasture Road, Ladera Ranch, CA  92694.

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