The client wanted to completely renovate this home, designed by renowned midcentury San Diego architect Henry Hester, without losing the structural integrity and aesthetic elements of Hester’s original design. Some of the unique features of the home include a copper fascia that runs around the exterior of the residence and full-height doors, with no jambs, throughout the home’s interior.
GDC Construction completely renovated the home, updating it extensively while protecting the integrity of the original design. We replaced all the existing glass with tempered glass panels for safety, which were craned in, and redesigned the home’s lighting, installing ambient LED lighting in strategic locations to enhance the residence’s excellent natural light. We also overcame a tricky design challenge in the kitchen, where the client requested a skylight above a central island. We built the skylight at an angle from ceiling to roof, giving the illusion of a central island while working within the structural framework of the home.