Project Description

La Jolla Adobe Style Beach Home

Our clients bought a 4 level Spanish colonial revival style home in the La Jolla Dunes neighborhood a block away from the ocean sporting sea-views from the West facing rooms. The owners also own a boat-dock residence in Florida so contrast living oceanside between East and West Coasts.

The home had undergone several stages and layers of remodel in its history and presented a warren of rooms on the Entry level without sense of continuity into the other areas of the home and upper levels. The kitchen level was also in need of major re-space planning to provide flow to adjacent Family and Dining areas. The master level was a maze of unconnected small spaces that we were unsure how they could have been used.

The owners bravely bought the home with a vision of connecting spaces with logical purpose and called in a referred contractor for advice of where to start. The contractor was as puzzled with the layout as everyone had been and recommended they use our services to re- design the interiors of the home. We had been able to provide solutions to challenging space planning issues on prior projects we had collaborated on.

The mission seemed intimidating to transform the conditions into a livable home, but we engaged to start “our magic”. There were considerations of budget, minimum de- construction and working around structural parameters. An intensive site survey and measurements of existing conditions was performed, and optional design solutions offered to the owners. Once we could see the vision could be a possibility we decided that the remodel would be best to tackle in phases.

The first phase was to provide a solution for the Kitchen/ Living Level as well as the upper Master level, so the owners could occupy the home sooner and live in the spaces that suit their needs. The lower Entry level was the second phase where a suite of Guest rooms, storage area and joint owner’s office were to be contained. Last phase was the surfacing and layout design of the roof top decks where maximum ocean views and breezes could be taken advantage of. The last phase was put on fast track as their daughter planned a wedding reception for the roof deck areas.

Major work ensued over several years and these photos of the project reflect the success of creating a comfortable, flowing family home incapsulating Pacific Ocean views from every vantage point whilst using materials, surfaces and simple furnishings to nod to the Spanish colonial revival home style.