La Jolla, CA
The La Jolla Residence is located in the La Jolla Mesa area of San Diego, California. The property features spectacular southern and western views spanning from the Pacific Ocean to the downtown San Diego skyline. The project involved the renovation of an existing 1970s era single-level home. The existing home was unremarkable in design with flat, low ceilings and antiquated windows and doors. The homeowners desired a contemporary home featuring grand spaces infused with natural materials and a stronger relationship to the exterior. To accomplish these goals, we incorporated several new indoor-outdoor relationships into the home, including the addition of two large, sliding and pocketing door systems towards the south and west to maximize the water views. Ceilings were vaulted in all primary spaces, lending an incredible sense of space to the home. A soft materials palette of white oak flooring, white oak-clad decorative beam work, and natural stone bring a great sense of warmth into the home. A new lap pool with a negative edge was added at the rear to strengthen the visual connection to the ocean beyond.