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Location: Solana Beach, CA

Size: 3,380 S.F. interior + 850 S.F. entertaining terraces

The Solana Beach View Residence comprises 3,380 square feet of open living and 850 square feet of exterior terrace entertaining space. Designed for a professional couple with a very active work life, the client’s vision was to create a relaxed lifestyle without distraction and to be able to easily entertain at a moment’s notice. Their desire was to create a modern, clean lined, home with uncluttered furnishings that opens to the exterior. The home sits on a somewhat difficult 5,000 square foot sloping property upon which all the owners needs, wants and desires had to be integrated. 

BGI Architecture designed the residence to take advantage of ocean views by placing the living and entertaining spaces on the upper floor, while placing the support spaces and garage in the lower level. The open plan focusses on a central “core” great room entertaining area thru which all the other areas are connected. The design intent for the upper floor was to have every space directed towards either the central great room, or the ocean views.

Upper Floor:

West of the great room is the “Sunset Terrace” with fabulous ocean views for evening entertaining.  To the East of the great room is the “Private Garden” for dining and general quiet relaxation around the pool.   With large sliding glass walls on either side of the great room the terrace, garden and great room open up to create a generous entertaining venue.

On the north side of the Great room is the entry and an office with ocean views.  The media area is just off the “Sunset Terrace” also with sweeping ocean views.  The media room contains the conditioned wine vault, and the open kitchen leads to the laundry room.  Adjacent to the kitchen a powder room and private bedroom suite provide access and views towards the garden and pool.

South of the great room, on either side of the fireplace, are two private bedroom suites as well. The east guest bedroom suite provides access and views of the private garden and pool.  The west master suite contains a private balcony with a large sliding glass door providing further ocean views.

Lower Floor:

The lower floor contains a multi-purpose area complete with bath and storage.  A three-car garage, shop and storage area, and mechanical systems area complete the space.

After moving in, the owners new home provides the relaxed and simpler lifestyle they have long desired away from their work life.

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