Posted on March 1, 2018
The beauty of home design is its individuality. No longer bound to following one distinct style, homeowners now create custom spaces, incorporating a multitude of influences. Where you find your personal style, you find your sanctuary.
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TUSCAN TREASURE Dubbed “The Crown Jewel of Santaluz,” this sprawling estate was designed by architect Scott M. Grunst and features interior design by Susan Spath of Kern & Co. Perched above the 13th and 14th fairways and greens of the award-winning Rees Jones-designed Santaluz Golf Course, the home’s spacious great room features 20-foot-high ceilings and rough-hewn wood beams. A custom fireplace and expansive disappearing glass doors seamlessly connect to the veranda, infinity edge pool, and views of the lake nearby. The open concept chef’s kitchen is anchored by an island ideally designed for entertaining, while the formal dining room features twin crystal chandeliers, wainscoting, French doors to the front entry courtyard, custom boxed ceilings, and cabinetry. The home is listed with Gloria Silveyra-Shepard and Kathy Lysaught of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. smghomes.com, kerncodesigns.com
SEASIDE SANCTUARY Nestled in a quiet section of Point Loma known as La Playa, this beach-inspired craftsman-style bungalow features incredible gardens and an outdoor entertaining area that exudes sophistication and relaxation. The design/build team at Murfey Company brought the homeowners’ vision to life, welcoming the outdoors in to the master bedroom, as well as the freshly renovated guest cottage. Floor to ceiling glass LaCantina Doors can be found in most rooms, and light colored, coastal-inspired hardwood flooring and polished concrete are present throughout. Meticulous landscaping features a number of fruit trees and vegetable plants, which produce an ample bounty for the homeowners and their family and friends. An open concept great room with a kitchen that blends professional functionality and California coastal design completes this luxury custom home. murfeycompany.com
CALIFORNIA CHIC Located near Black Mountain Ranch Village, the “Encendido Project” features interior design by Tracy Lynn and Shannon Weller of Tracy Lynn Studio. The homeowner wanted to work within the beautiful frames of the property while adding new life with a fresh color palette. Lynn and Weller employed a variety of aesthetics in order to achieve the look of this Mediterranean-inspired yet distinctively Californian residence. With a touch of eclectic Spanish, contemporary notes, coastal influences, and cool tones, the duo created a lighter, brighter home, and the finished work features renovations of the bathrooms, flooring, paint, wallpaper, and cabinetry. They also completely transformed the master bedroom walk-in closet, and converted unused space to include a beautiful gym, wine tasting room/storage area, and entertainment space. The estate now offers an escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life, allowing for complete relaxation and tranquility, but it also provides the option to entertain effortlessly. tracylynnstudio.com
POST-MODERN PROJECT In tandem with interior designer Helene Ziman and J. Walsh Construction, architect Mark D. Lyon took on this project, which consisted of the rehabilitation of the existing 2,015-square-foot first floor and addition of a 1,128-square-foot second floor to a Point Loma house originally designed by master architect Sim Bruce Richards. The homeowner’s intent was to expand the small home while maintaining and honoring its distinctive aesthetic features. The original house and Lyon’s addition consist of ’50s Post Modern design, beam structure, large window systems, exaggerated roof eaves, and a distinct “V” roof that is unique to Richards. mdla.net
Seaside Sanctuary: Photography by John Cocozza California Chic: Photography by Ryan Garvin Post-Modern Project: Photography by Jon Upson