The southern section of the Ocean Beach community of San Diego extends along Point Loma, which creates the northerly entrance point to San Diego Harbor.  The cliffs along this area experience some of the greatest surfing on the west coast.  At one point in my life, I moved to San Diego to both pursue an education and to surf.  My brother did the same.  He and his family eventually settled in this area and purchased a property with a pair of older, somewhat dilapidated homes in need of full redevelopment.  The Pescadero house is actually two homes in one.  Both  homes share the lot and are integrated with the use of a common roof design which continues unabated across the entire site.  From the distance, it appears as one continual roof form, rising and falling with a familiar residential pitch.  The irregular undulating roof is a study in wood frame construction technique.  The home models itself on the history of articulate wood frame construction and wood finishing, in deference to my brother's and my history as wood workers. The home, like the Marquette House, is, in the best use of the term, handcrafted.  The site is long and narrow, with views from the second story.  The ground level is designed to create and focus on an active courtyard.  Exterior and interior materials are  dominated by the modern crafted use of wood, both as a structure and finish.

1733 s. La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles, CA. 90035

(310) 280-0193