Oct. 14, 2017

The 2017 San Diego Modern Home Tour

Visit the homes, and meet the architects and homeowners behind stunning examples of cutting-edge private residences.

San Diego

It's "that" house - you know the one.  The one you always drive by and wonder what it must be like to visit it, design it, or even live in it.  Now is your chance to find out! 

Join us for the 2017 San Diego Modern Home Tour and get "up close and personal" with stunning modern homes, the architects who created these modern masterpieces and the people who call these masterpieces "home."

VIP Architects Reception

Join us Thursday night, October 12, for our VIP Architects and Homeowners reception! Mix + mingle with the architects, curators, and homeowners of the 2017 Tour in a casual, fun setting.

  • Limited Tickets Available!
  • Light food and drinks provided!

The Homes

Presented by Nakhshab Development and Design

Preview Home

Presented by LC Fisher, Architect

Preview Home

Presented by Karina's Group

Preview Home

Presented by Pacific Sothebys

Preview Home

Presented by Nakhshab Development and Design

Preview Home

Presented by Christopher Lee Home

Preview Home

15th Street, San Diego

While most developers would shy away from the narrow 2,500 square foot lot where the Mitra Lofts are now located, the design-build firm of Nakhshab Development & Design (NDD) embraced the constraints set by the downtown San Diego site to create a medium-density, mixed-use building featuring open spaces with a modern aesthetic.

Instead of overcrowding the building by maximizing the density at 36 units, NDD focused on creating 10 boutique units that would give each tenant a more private, luxurious lifestyle. This approach allowed for a multitude of unit configurations, encouraging multigenerational living. Tenants range from young professionals living in the studios to a small family in the 2 bedroom unit to a retired couple living in the private penthouse level. Mitra Lofts has triggered a revitalization shockwave within the East Village neighborhood, causing multiple surrounding sites to follow suit with their developments and bringing family and the community together.

27th Street, Del Mar

This new one-story home, located in Del Mar, California, is only blocks from the beach. Since the tight lot has no real views to take advantage of, getting light into the living space was a paramount concern. Continuous, operable clerestory windows provide much-needed daylight and air. Being located in the floodplain requires the habitable portion of the structure to be elevated seven feet above existing grade.

The design is a modern reflection of traditional Southern California vernacular. The exposed rafters of the split gable remind us of the homes we grew up in, contemporary yet familiar.

Even though it is a relatively small home (approx. 1,500 habitable SF) on a tight lot, there will be comfortable sleeping space for as many as six guests. Four outdoor patios - two in front and two in the rear - give multiple options for guests to have private outdoor time.

Titus St, San Diego

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Camino del Mar, Del Mar

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Front St, San Diego

Located in the historic Banker’s Hill neighborhood, the Hangar 5 condo building was built in 2017 by Pujji Development. The Hangar 5 project is an ultra modern and sleekly designed building that sits at Front Street with predominantly west and south facing views. The location is unsurpassed in the heart of Bankers Hill, close in proximity to Balboa Park, Downtown, Beaches, Airport, Sailing, Biking & so much more.

The architect, Nakhshab Development & Design Inc., created amazing spaces with soaring ceilings and sweeping walls of glass that open up to give the indoor-outdoor feeling to the living spaces. Hangar 5 offers an innovative approach to loft living in one of San Diego’s most coveted urban locations. Secured parking & storage, multiple outdoor spaces and an elevator to each of the three levels add convenience to everyday life.

Hawley Blvd, San Diego

Built in 1909, this historically designated Craftsman home has benefited from a completely modern transformation, while maintaining the architectural integrity of the original structure. Design firm Christopher Lee Home set out to give their client the charming Craftsman he always dreamed of, but with all the conveniences of a fully-customized modern home. With the the help of Duende Design+Construction, many of the new design elements in the home are actually made of materials taken from the original structure. All of the interior and exterior wood doors have been upcycled from original Redwood studs and beams. Cabinets and vanities in both bathrooms were also fabricated from the same Redwood supply.

"It was always our goal to maintain as much of the original Craftsman character as possible." explains Chris Hallisey, lead designer and owner of Christopher Lee Home. After submitting plans and breaking ground on the project, Chris and his team were faced with several permitting challenges. The most significant of which was a potentially historic designation from the city. "...we had a completed design in place, and had actually ordered all of the cabinetry and major appliances for the project. Then, we were told that we couldn't move or alter any of the existing window or door openings. We had to get creative with the layout and alter some of our original plans." We'd say that Chris and his team definitely made it work - the home is beautiful inside and out!

Modernization of the exterior elements comes by way of James Fahy and Deep Rooted Designs. Custom sliders disappear into the wall to create an expansive opening between the kitchen and the stunning drought-tolerant oasis outside. Complete with a built-in grilling station, gas firepit, and expansive Mangaris wood deck, the outdoor space feels like a seamless continuation of the modern interior. The epitome of California Living!


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