McCulley Design Lab was enlisted to bring this 1962 post-and-beam residence back into the modern-day moment while retaining its midcentury focus on organic materials, indoor/outdoor flow, and exceptional views.
The result is an entirely rebuilt residence that offers an innovative reinterpretation of midcentury design. Set within an acre-plus wooded reserve populated with mature Torrey Pines, the home connects with the nature and the outdoors from every room and utilizes a passive energy system.
We focused on creating a warm environment scaled to the client’s lifestyle that honors the original structure’s mid-century modern heritage while updating it in ways that make it appear that the home has never been “remodeled.” Teak walls and ceiling, walnut cabinetry, and ipe wood decking, along with plenty of glass bring an inviting and warm, organic vibe to the residence.
Key to the renovation was to continue with the original mid-century philosophy of blending interior and exterior living spaces while keeping ornamentation to a minimum. To achieve this, certain zones were rebuilt, including the original kitchen, dining room, foyer, private office, library, decks, pool, and other areas, while other elements were maintained. The renovation expanded the footprint of the home with a new master bedroom suite, pool room, guest house, fitness room, laundry room, office, and media room.
Read more about this project in Dwell Magazine.