The home is roughly 20’ wide and situated on a slender 4,000 SF lot. Working within the tight constraints we wanted to make the house feel bigger. We did this by opening it up to the exterior with sliding glass walls which allowed the trees and ventilation to enter the home and the interior spaces to slip out to the garden of the home. The concept helped utilize the side yards extending the living spaces outward to essentially live between the trees. Another feature of the home incorporates some sliding walls that permits the upstairs spaces more flexibility (not shown in the images). Initially, when interviewing my clients they were unsure if they would have another child or not, which made it a bit challenging to know if to allocate additional space, etc., so to keep it flexible, we incorporated sliding bedroom walls to break up the kids area into either 1 play room / yoga studio space with a study or slide the walls into position and transform it into 2 bedrooms with a study

When in the initial design phase of the project, we received opposition from the neighborhood stating they did not want modern in their community with petitions signed 100+ deep, which forced us to meet with the San Diego Planning Commission. After our meeting and receiving a landslide decision to proceed with the project we started construction and since completion, the house has been very well received in the neighborhood. All went well...!

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Modern home with Living Room, Chair, Ottomans, and Recessed Lighting. living room view Photo  of HLJHView Photos

living room view

Modern home with Bath Room, Porcelain Tile Floor, Wood Counter, Vessel Sink, Open Shower, Accent Lighting, and Porcelain Tile Wall. guest bathroom shower Photo 2 of HLJHView Photos

guest bathroom shower

Modern home with Bath Room, Open Shower, Accent Lighting, and Porcelain Tile Wall. master shower sky portal Photo 3 of HLJHView Photos

master shower sky portal

Modern home with Outdoor, Front Yard, Trees, Grass, and Concrete Patio, Porch, Deck. front of home cmu block Photo 4 of HLJHView Photos

front of home cmu block

Modern home with Outdoor, Front Yard, Trees, Shrubs, Grass, Walkways, Concrete Patio, Porch, Deck, Concrete Fences, Wall, Metal Fences, Wall, and Wire Fences, Wall. stairs up to outdoor living Photo 5 of HLJHView Photos

stairs up to outdoor living

Modern home with Doors, Exterior, Metal, and Swing Door Type. front entry Photo 6 of HLJHView Photos

front entry

Modern home with Outdoor, Side Yard, Garden, Trees, Shrubs, Hardscapes, Walkways, Wood Patio, Porch, Deck, and Concrete Patio, Porch, Deck. cast in place concrete grill Photo 7 of HLJHView Photos

cast in place concrete grill

Modern home with Storage Room, Closet Storage Type, Cabinet Storage Type, and Shelves Storage Type. master closet Photo 8 of HLJHView Photos

master closet

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Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Style
  • Modern