Go Behind the Design at Victory

At long last, Bay Meadows is offering brand, new single-family homes to meet the high demand on the San Francisco Peninsula! Shea Homes of Northern California introduces Victory, 24 homes (only 2 remaining) thoughtfully designed with open concept interiors fitted with the finest finishes and amenities (hello, spa baths!) that stretch wide onto jewel box terraces for indoor/outdoor entertaining. Victory is surrounded by a thriving neighborhood alive with eateries, shops, acres of parks, miles of biking trails, even a community garden. For a behind the scenes look at the design-work and details, we caught up with the design source herself –  Julie Ann Stark, Principal and President of Design at CDC Designs.


What do you feel makes the design at Victory a stand out winner?
Classic exterior architecture with a unique and distinct curated street scene, semi-custom feel with designer appointed affluent finishes and materials, plus unique floor plans with a variety of exterior outdoor spaces offered.

Which is your favorite room design at Victory and why?
The kitchens. You’ll find luxe cabinet design and fabrication with quartz counters and a variety of metal finishes offered to complement each design style.

In what ways will the design of Victory appeal to the…

Tech Savvy:  The homes at Victory include soft close cabinets and drawers and Lyric thermostats. Homeowners will also be able to control the oven from their cell phone. The homes all come pre-wired for surround sound in the living room for homeowners wanting a multimedia experience.

Growing Family: Victory offers open concept and multi-bedroom floor plans (3-5 Bedrooms, 3.5-4.5 Bathrooms and ~2,542-3,079 Square Feet), walkability and the surrounding neighborhood lifestyle full of amenities and specialty parks to play, picnic or garden at Bay Meadows.

Jet Setter:  At Victory, we’ve taken your busy schedules into account –  there is an ease of making a decision on home designs by simply selecting from one of the three designer packages to complete your home.

From a design standpoint, in what ways do you feel Victory will offer a Mid-urban experience?

The Walkability of the product with a nearby urban setting meets an exterior suburban street scene with unique and thoughtful architecture. You’ll find plug and play at an affluent level.  Buyers will enjoy a semi-custom home approach with sales office and a personalization studio to showcase finishes to help with the ease of selection process.

What are 4 must-haves in every home for 2018?
Quartz Counter Tops
Decorative Lighting at Kitchen Islands
Automated Security/Integrated Home Connectivity and Lighting and Shades
Hardwood Floors (Tactile Textures/Authentic Natural Surfaces)

3 addictive go-to design magazines – Luxe, Veranda, and Interior Design
My must follow on Instagram: CDC Designs
Mineral is the new black.
Celebrity I’d most like to design for: Hmmm. So many to choose. Lady Gaga comes to mind having just watched her five foot two documentary, Gaga: Five Foot Two

Julie began her career with CDC Designs in 1986 after graduating with Honors from the Fashion Institute of Design + Merchandising in Los Angeles. She became a Principal in the firm in 2003 and is currently the hands-on leader of a dynamic team of over 70 employees. Julie works closely with our extensive client base to develop the conceptual design vision for model homes, sales environments, clubhouses and apartment communities throughout the U.S. She collaborates with architects and project consultants to stay on the forefront of trends in design, products, lifestyle and sustainability while overseeing the design process through to final installation. Julie is an Allied Member of the American Society of Interior Designers and the Color Marketing Group. Those seeking her expertise invite her frequently to speak at industry events and judge product and design competitions. When she is not designing inspiring interiors, Julie enjoys traveling and spending time with her family.

An ideally located community, Bay Meadows is only 10 minutes from Palo Alto, 20 minutes from San Francisco, and has 3 airports (SFO, OAK, SJC) within 30 miles. Bay Meadows is also located on Caltrain, which makes travel and commutes that much easier. Talk about convenient! Bay Meadows is the centralized place to reduce commutes, meet friends and play.  Looking for ideas of where to ride? Check out our bike map here.