Check Out This Vintage Post-and-Beam Near San Diego Asking $760K

Check Out This Vintage Post-and-Beam Near San Diego Asking $760K

By Kathryn M.
Located in the up-and-coming enclave of La Mesa, the midcentury-modern abode will likely go fast.

A classic post-and-beam retreat in the hills of San Diego County is one of the decade's first new listings. Offering a warm wood interior, cozy outdoor spaces, and nearly seamless glass walls, the Beverly House embraces the quintessential midcentury-modern aesthetic. The current architect-and-artist homeowners have even outfitted the space in vintage, period furniture to complete the look.

Nestled in the Windsor Hills neighborhood of La Mesa, California, the Beverly House hides behind an unassuming black facade. The home's post-and-beam design was inspired by architect Lloyd Ruocco's work in nearby San Diego.

The journey to this three-bedroom, three-bathroom abode begins with a winding journey into the hills behind La Mesa, an increasingly popular town about 11 miles from downtown San Diego. An understated street-level facade greets visitors, with a walkway leading up to the entrance and into the canopy of surrounding trees.

The home's main living spaces are located on the top level, offering a perch from which to look out on the surrounding landscape. Here, a cozy family room features a corner window with views of the Laguna Mountains in the distance.

Inside, the top level provides a treetop-like views of La Mesa and the Laguna Mountains from the open-concept kitchen and living room. The middle level houses the second bedroom and two bathrooms while a separate unit is set up as a fully-contained in-law suite. Several detached structures are scattered around the property, offering additional studio or multi-purpose areas.

The classic post-and-beam style defines the home's interior. Exposed wood ceilings and lightly colored hardwood floors run throughout the open concept living area.

Throughout the home, vintage furniture mixes with eclectic finishes, including a stained-glass window in a bathroom and an original Preway Malm freestanding fireplace in the master bedroom. Keep scrolling to see more of this unique property, currently listed for $760,000.

Several stairs lead up to the kitchen while a spiral staircase leads down to a covered patio area. The wooden beams draw the eye past the island to clerestory windows and sliding glass doors on the other side.

The modern kitchen features professional-grade appliances and a large island with waterfall countertops. Natural light pours in from a wall of glass stretching across the living room.

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The large living area is filled with midcentury furniture and artwork. Tall pines surrounding the home create a treehouse-like atmosphere across the top level.

A solarium-style corner protrudes into the rear garden, providing a unique spot for dining under the canopy of trees.

The master bedroom is located just off the living area. An original Preway Malm freestanding fireplace—in the rarely-found 'ball' shape—sets the tone and adds warmth to the space. 

A wood-clad bathroom on the lower level features another solarium-like corner, topped with stained glass and surrounded by a private rock garden.

Here, the second bedroom was divided to accommodate an en-suite bathroom Stretching across the rear wall, a small balcony and floor-to-ceiling windows look out onto the treetops.

The home also offers a large office and craft space. Large sliding doors and windows brighten the space with natural light.

Down the spiral staircase, a covered outdoor area provides an intimate spot for entertaining. 

Another lush patio area just off the kitchen offers a pergola-topped outdoor kitchen and bar. Other features of the backyard include a fire pit, raised-bed gardens, and matured fruit trees.

Lastly, a rooftop deck flanks an open-air studio. Designed to mimic the post-and-beam style, the unique workshop features accordion doors on one side and a custom-built, bi-fold garage door along another.

A stand-alone shed provides additional storage or studio space. The property also comes with a 20-foot by 20-foot unit that was originally built as an in-law suite and houses the third bedroom.

The Beverly House in La Mesa, CA, is currently listed for $760,000 by Daniel Vachon of Navigation Realty.

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Photographer: Jeremiah Evans Media

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