Location: La Jolla, CA

Objective: Remodel a 1960’s tract home to suit the living needs of a family with three teenagers.

Results: Located in a quiet canyon, the home was purchased as-is. the original kitchen with a 7’ ceiling was too confining for this active family. We created a vaulted ceiling in the kitchen by incorporating an inaccessible attic. Cabinets were custom built by Artistic Freedom Designs, a local green cabinet shop. All wood is FSC certified and is finished with water based lacquer, and the island was topped with FSC walnut finished with hand-rubbed, food-grade, organic linseed oil.

The remodel consisted of every room: new baths, kitchen, flooring, reconfiguring some of the rooms and using eco-friendly products throughout with warm color tones to replace the original, colder blues and whites. Blue carpeting on the main floor was replaced with 18x18 travertine, and the upstairs features vertical bamboo.