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.”
All ticketbuyers are invited to our exclusive afterparty in Del Mar!
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.
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.
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Upon entering the private gate of this notable Midcentury style Sim Bruce Richards designed home, you can’t help but exhale as the gable of its cedar pitched roof comes into view. A trellised arbor leads you past a 1BD/1BA guest house, leaving you in the expansive, tranquil garden courtyard complete with a pool & spa at its heart. Enter the main 3BD/4BA home complete with incredible living spaces including a 2nd family room/office loft with spectacular front row ocean views! Impressive natural layers of wood, brick, stained glass, stone masonry, beams & floor to ceiling windows frame the 60′ waterfront deck & vast blue Pacific. The essence of this gorgeous half acre plus property rests in the award winning design, materials used & remarkable location. A rare California Coastal Connection – where the land and home are one.
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.
This historically designated Craftsman home, built in 1909, underwent a completely modern transformation, without compromising the architectural integrity of the original structure. Design firm Balboa Design Group sought to create the charming Craftsman the client had always dreamed of, while adding all the conveniences of a fully-customized modern home. With the help of Duende Design + Construction, materials taken from the original structure were repurposed to create many of the new design elements in the home. 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 crafted from the same Redwood supply.
Modernization of the exterior elements was handled by 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!
“It was always our goal to maintain as much of the original Craftsman character as possible,” explains Chris Hallisey, lead designer and owner of Balboa Design Group. After submitting plans and breaking ground on the project, Chris and his team faced several permitting challenges. The most significant of these was a potential historic designation from the city. “…we had a completed design in place, and had actually started demo on the house. Cabinetry and all appliances had been ordered for the kitchen and baths. Then, we were told that we couldn’t move or alter any of the existing windows 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!