The Jaska Nolan Residence

Encinitas, California

This 3-story remodel sits atop a hill overlooking a community park with beautiful views of Moonlight Beach down the road. The owners wanted a healthy home where they could raise their two children, equipped with the most innovative and efficient products on the market to maximize air quality, energy and water efficiency, durability, and aesthetic design.

They decided to do a "gut remodel" and build a new home upon the original studs for cost efficiency, environmental purposes, and to remain grandfathered in to its existing height.
By maintaining the original structural components of the building, we reduced the energy- and resource-intensive manufacturing of new materials. All of the materials that could be reused (doors, windows, plumbing fixtures, scrap wood etc) were either donated or recycled. The tax write-off for donating reusable material helps lower reconstruction costs and kept items out of the landfill.

The project achieved GreenPoint RATED Gold Certification through Build It Green, which is a program that signifies an environmental consciousness throughout every aspect of the project. Some sustainable features of the project include an 8.12 kW roof-mounted solar PV system, water efficient landscaping and plumbing fixtures, an 81% waste diversion, and low/zero VOC paints and sealants. With a hidden spiral staircase and second-story deck connecting the main house and roof of the garage, this property has tons of cool architectural features as well.

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Drought tolerant and native landscaping for water-consciousness in the drought-prone area of San Diego. A rain chain is visible to the right of the chimney. Photo  of The Jaska Nolan Residence modern home

Drought tolerant and native landscaping for water-consciousness in the drought-prone area of San Diego. A rain chain is visible to the right of the chimney.

Steps leading to the entryway of the home Photo 2 of The Jaska Nolan Residence modern home

Steps leading to the entryway of the home

A spiral staircase leads from the backyard to the 3rd story deck. A mix of permeable pavers, gravel, and mulch create an eye-catching pattern and also serve as filtration for stormwater. The backyard also features a jacuzzi and firepit. Photo 4 of The Jaska Nolan Residence modern home

A spiral staircase leads from the backyard to the 3rd story deck. A mix of permeable pavers, gravel, and mulch create an eye-catching pattern and also serve as filtration for stormwater. The backyard also features a jacuzzi and firepit.

A spiral staircase leads from the backyard to the 3rd story deck. A mix of permeable pavers, gravel, and mulch create an eye-catching pattern and also serve as filtration for stormwater. The backyard also features a jacuzzi and firepit. Photo 5 of The Jaska Nolan Residence modern home

A spiral staircase leads from the backyard to the 3rd story deck. A mix of permeable pavers, gravel, and mulch create an eye-catching pattern and also serve as filtration for stormwater. The backyard also features a jacuzzi and firepit.

Energy efficient lighting and appliances in the kitchen and throughout the home. Photo 6 of The Jaska Nolan Residence modern home

Energy efficient lighting and appliances in the kitchen and throughout the home.

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