Meyer Condominium San Diego, CA A compact but centrally located vacation condominium in La Jolla was completely renovated for year-round living by an active family. A new and up-to-date kitchen was created with an open connection to the expanded Living Room, and the Master Suite and Master Bath were completely updated to modern tastes. Careful design and planning provided for the maximum use of each space. Interior walls were removed, new lighting and detailed ceiling finishes were designed to enhance the feeling of depth and height, and a new ventilation system makes for year-round enjoyment.
The owner’s desire to have a new and downsized home that embraces her career as an artist as well as her desire to swim and enjoy an intimate and private central garden space became the guiding principal for this home. The site, with a view down a canyon toward the beach, provides a wonderful vantage as well as a wonderful exposure to the ocean breezes from the west. This is a truly modern home with dramatic geometry and elegant features that are drawn from the modernist aesthetic. The plan includes a fully-equipped studio that shares the view toward the setting and the ocean as well. The large spaces are joined with a view access from the guest quarters at the rear, extending the courtyard with the swimming pool, …
Residential Remodel La Jolla, CA The purchase of a new home was driven by the dramatic and sweeping hilltop views, but the existing house was found too small for a growing family and with an inadequate design that did not take advantage of the site. The new owners’ desire for Living Room and Kitchen spaces that embraced the view and were open to the deck and terrace toward the ocean. By using large-scale glass sliding doors that open the exterior wall to the deck, the Living Room is fully expandable to the open deck along the entire frontage of the house.
Beachfront Residence This beach house on three levels had been expanded and remodeled several times, and the new owners purchased it because of the breathtaking views that this house offers. They desired to assemble and normalize the spaces for modern living, and recognized that the house could not be demolished and reconstructed as the new zoning code would not permit this scale of construction. Using careful placement of new structural elements, Alcorn & Benton Architects was able to remove interior walls, expand several spaces, and enlarge window and door openings toward the view. Upgraded materials, including all mahogany windows and doors, polished plank flooring, and a found space for a large wine cellar will support the beachside experience.
La Jolla, California The open floor plan of this new two-story 4,100 square foot home was designed to take advantage of its beachfront location. The breathtaking foyer leads residents and guests upstairs to the main level. Indoor and outdoor spaces merge as the large glass doors slide out of sight and allow for expansive views of one of San Diego’s most popular beaches. Large skylights and high ceilings allow natural light to filter into the spaces throughout the day, while a state-of-the-art lighting system creates a wonderful atmosphere for relaxing or entertaining. Solar panels, tankless water heaters, and renewable materials are just some of the many aspects that make this home environmentally friendly.
La Jolla, California In a beach-loving part of La Jolla, this duplex provides a quiet and tranquil setting for fun under the sun. Taking care to relate to the well-established neighborhood context, the design uses traditional elements in the porch entry, window proportions, and the scale and massing of the projecting rooms. The internal fun begins with dramatic interior stairs, high ceilings in the living rooms, balconies for upper level rooms, and a private roof deck with views to the ocean. The project encompasses two generous units on one lot, each with its own private garden and individual parking and garage areas.
La Jolla, California A modern home situated in the heart of La Jolla, this residence is built to unify the interior and exterior spaces, with simple styling and stunning views. The interior features open, naturally-lit spaces that complements the indoor-outdoor Southern California lifestyle. A lap pool with a built-in spa further enhances the enjoyment of the mild climate.
La Jolla, California This 8,000 square foot residence is home to a highly skilled and successful art collector. The house serves as an art gallery and home. The spaces exhibit oil paintings, photography, watercolor paintings and statuary. The house has a central courtyard plan, high ceilings and extensive detailed stonework. The property also includes a tennis court, a guest house, and a lap pool that doubles as a prominent landscape element and water feature.
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