The 2023 San Diego Modern Home Tour
10am - 4pm

How It Works

02 Watch For Your Tour Map

About 48 hours before Tour Day, watch your email for a printable PDF map and info packet, as well as links to a dynamic online map for easy navigation.

03 Preview The Homes Below!

04 Visit the Homes on Tour Day

Travel at your own pace as you visit the homes in any order you wish between 10 AM and 4 PM on Saturday only. Enjoy the opportunity to explore at your own pace, meet the architects, designers, and builders, ask questions and get inspired!

Explore The 2023 Tour Homes

Showcasing Amazing Examples of Today's Best Architecture & Design!

Nakhshab Development & Design - 3 complementary homes

Three Unique Homes, individually designed

The Retreat:  The first house on the row is an understated, calming retreat designed for the eldest members of the tight-knit family. With soothing colors, thoughtful design, and just enough flair to provide a distinct personality, this 2600 sf home offers spaces to entertain, unwind and get artistic. 

images: Darren Bradley

Nakhshab Development & Design - 3 complementary homes

Three Unique Homes, individually designed

The Showstopper: Created for the social butterfly of the family, this residence boasts spaces for entertaining and stealing away. An entire level of the home is dedicated to having a good time, complete with flamingo pink bar and tropical décor that blends into the exquisitely decked out pool, patio, and deck space that evokes Miami Beach. Alternately, the home also features a fully sound-proofed music room and a private sauna and spa retreats for when the owners are ready to relax and unwind. 

images: Darren Bradley

Nakhshab Development & Design - 3 complementary homes

Three Unique Homes, individually designed

The Work of Art: The final house on the private row belongs to Soheil, the CEO of Nakhshab Development and Design. A true craftsman, the home exudes a style and sophistication while remaining supremely functional for everyday family life. Intricate tile work, bold color schemes, and elegant wood built-ins anchor the eclectic décor that defines Nakhshab’s personal style. Outside, a large outdoor kitchen and private pool retreat offer the perfect escape after a long day spent crafting away in his home office. 

images: Darren Bradley

Eucalyptus House

This is a new build, completed in 2019. The owner acted as the general contractor on the build. The lot is approximately 60 feet wide at its narrowest point and over 300 ft long. 

The house is L-shaped, just under 3000 square feet with 3 bedrooms, an office, and a loft overlooking the great room. Technically, it is a “1-story house” even though it spans 3 levels. The garage is considered the basement, not a “story”. The main living space, consisting of 2600 sq. ft, is the 1-story, and the 350 sq. ft loft is considered a mezzanine, not a second story. 

The final floorplan was designed by the owner, with guidance from architect Matthew Ellis. Matthew designed the rooflines, architectural features, and finishes around the floorplan. It is a simple house with a design goal to look majestic on a modest budget using standard “stick” framing techniques. 

Exterior images provided by owner. Interior and detail images by James Leasure/MA+DS

J Walsh Construction
& Blythe Interiors

When the homeowner enlisted Blythe Interiors & J Walsh Construction to remodel their Mission Beach home, the design team aimed to transform the 2,300 square foot, three bedroom, two-and-a-half-bath Victorian house, which was originally constructed in 1994, into a modern, coastal oasis. After a two-and-a-half­year full interior and exterior renovation, the design team successfully achieved a modern, masculine aesthetic with an open floor plan that maximizes the gorgeous coastal views.

The homeowner desired a minimalist, warm home that is easy to tidy up and suitable for hosting. This is exemplified in the open-concept space and comfortable custom furniture. The design team relocated the fireplace from the east wall to the south wall and added a floor-to-ceiling retractable La Cantina door, to allow better flow in the main living area and to maximize indoor/outdoor living.

The primary bedroom’s minimal, modern look was designed around the expansive ocean views. The space also features iconic pieces such as the Eames chair, a custom bed and commissioned art by Alicia Dunn & John Rodley.

The powder room is designed with an eye­catching 1970’s – inspired tile that holds the color palette for the entire project.

The primary bath is characterized by bold floor-to-ceiling geometric tile and a sleek, custom walnut vanity. A unique addition to the third floor was made after the design team learned of the homeowner’s love for red wine. With prime access to the viewing patio, this space was transformed into a moody wine lounge feautring a rich gold & onyx wallpapered ceiling.

images: Natalia Robert

Let's Go On A Journey To Find Inspiration!

Tour the homes. Meet the architects and designers, and Get Inspired!  The 2023 San Diego Modern Home Tour takes you inside of the coolest modern homes, and face-to-face with the creative geniuses that make them a reality!

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