A balance of contrasts — contemporary alongside traditional, black juxtaposed with white, elegance combined with simplicity — amplifies the appeal of this year’s winning bathrooms.
Ongoing changes result in a made-to-order home
A Mission Hills couple restores a 92-year-old home with dedication to its original integrity
AFTER A WILDFIRE, A RAMONA PROPERTY OWNER REBUILDS TO LEED PLATINUM STATUS AND NAMES HER HOME FOR GOLDEN EAGLES
A designer brings an enchanted Christmas fantasy to life
A La Jolla couple looks for interior touches and multipurpose spaces to complement their townhome’s modern architecture
A couple buys a Coronado property for its lot and then hires professionals to fulfill its potential
An 825-square-foot house in Oceanside exudes quirky charm
Dapper ’20s style and stencil creations are the cat’s meow in a spiffy, ocean-view home
A “modest” reworking of an Ocean Beach home makes a big impression
As daylight turns to dusk, the rooftop aerie comes alive with dramatic lighting and the glow from fire pits that showcase the luminescence of metallic tiles around the pool and spa. An outdoor kitchen on one end of the covered area and a bathroom on the other makes the rooftop an ideal party venue.
Other than the approach to the front door, the La Jolla home remodeled by architect Dustin Hauck bears little resemblance to its previous version. Sand-colored stucco and Western red cedar offset the silver-hued landscaping, while their golden tints are picked up by sunsets reflected in glass.
Accented with arches, the updated pavilion behind the new pool is more in tune with the home’s Spanish style than the previous structure, which had a decidedly Mid-century Modern feel. A storage space to the left was turned into a pool house with a steam shower and a bathroom/changing area.
A low window offers a view of the reflecting pool for those sitting in the living room. The addition of a garage door that raises straight up to join the interior living and exterior dining areas gives Mark Koenig’s remodeled home modern-industrial character. An abstract mural by local artist Nate Schnell provides a colorful backdrop.
Kitchens of the Year: China Doll - Kim Grant, Kim Grant Design, Elizabeth Thiele Barkett, Ross Thiele and Son
By sheer coincidence, this quartet of cooks' spaces all contain little snippets of silver. But happenstance had nothing to do with their being named the shining winners of our 25th anniversary Kitchens of the Year contest