The architectural firm Smith & Others makes the most of a property that has the Pacific on one side and Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve on the other.
The new home in Del Mar owned by David and Linda Weinman has banks of windows up to 20 feet high that show a spectacular view of the ocean to the west and the Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve to the South.
Smith & Others consists of two Architects, Ted Smith and Kathy McCormick. In this project they provide a beautiful connection between both the ocean and the natural park.
The architects positioned the new house close to the property’s rear boundary in order to open up the view to the Torrey Pines. This was not easy given that the house is on a slope with large homes to both sides.
The home is a three-bedroom, 3,500-square-foot. McCormick designed every room with a different ceiling height, ranging from 20 feet in the living room to a mere 7 feet in the master bedroom.
According to an article written by the LA Times, “The main living room, with walls of glass on opposing sides, opens to a small patio and gravel courtyard. Beyond is the reserve, home of the stately, wind-swept tree that is the nation’s rare native pine. With the teak veneer ceiling high above and sunlight streaming in, the room makes it easy to feel as though you’re sitting in the middle of coastal chaparral.”
Smith & Others: Torrey Pines house truly is a beautiful California Home.
Photo credit: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times