La Jolla, California - 4,500 s.f.
Home of The Year – Décor & Style
Professional Builder Best of American Remodels Merit Award
Located above Windansea Beach this residence was transformed into a contemporary multi-level beach cottage. The owner’s lifestyle encouraged a casual, open plan that would promote a comfortable, livable beach home. Art, music and lighting gave direction to the design and plan. Outdoor terraces and pool areas became living areas connecting to the indoors.
The architecture incorporates traditional materials of wood lapped siding, painted brick and cedar shingles blended in a “white on white” palate familiar in the beach community. Pyramid shaped trellised flagstone terraced encourages the indoor/outdoor living. Skylights bring in natural light and an aquarium suggests images of the ocean.
The interior design takes advantage of a soft background palate and a sculptured architectural space. A combination of white textures was added along with the repetition of the exterior floral jewel tones. Individual furniture items were influenced by the owner’s art collection, which was whimsical yet sophisticated. The ocean became the ultimate focal point and all incorporating the ever-changing horizon.