Smith Residence
Solana Beach, California |
This residential remodel sees a 1950ís beach cottage transformed by a sun-filled second floor on a new addition, allowing a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean. The old house was fitted with a massive supporting beam, allowing the four small original rooms conversion into an open kitchen/living/dining area. Bedrooms, bath and playroom are now part of the 2 story addition. The structure has a first floor of custom concrete block, ground and polished to expose the black and red aggregates. This honed concrete base supports a glass-lined room oriented to the Pacific. Exterior details include pressure-treated redwood decking and an outdoor shower for the beach going, surf oriented young family.

Published in Dwell Magazine (August 2002), San Diego Home/Garden (January 2002), and James Grayson Trulove's "25 Houses Under 2500 Square Feet" (Harper Design International, 2002)

Photography by David Harrison