Gilroy Today 2007 05 May/April - Page 10

You can’s help but be impressed by this 6006 square foot home as you walk through the two sets of large custom glass doors and into the spacious living room dominated by a sliding glass wall that invites in the outside patio, the infinity pool and Gilroy, along with the east foothills. Steve Costa worked with local builder Jim Hoey on the original design, which was presented to Rick Holden of Holden & Johnson in Palm Desert. The architect came back with a design that only needed minor modifications before it was built. The house is “very livable” says Steve. Much of the homes warmth comes from the personal touches Steve and Theresa added — the colors, and many personal photos that accompany family art, beautiful sculptures and wonderful lighted alcoves. The large open floor plan make this home perfect for entertaining. And entertaining is something the Costas do very well. They have hosted many social events for the community. A fully equipped barbeque, outdoor living space complete with fireplace and water treatment, and an amazing infinity pool make outdoor activities sizzle. And for indoor entertaining, there’s a kitchen that would delight even the greatest of chefs and enough dining space to accommodate fifty for a formal sit-down dinner. 10 MAY/JUNE 2007 GILROY TODAY