Client Need

The family wanted to bring Cape Cod charm to La Jolla, while also incorporating modern twists on the classic Cape Cod design. In addition to building a custom home from scratch, an important element of this project was creating a structure that was harmonious with the vision of Los Angeles interior design firm Amber Interiors, who worked hand-in-hand with GDC from the outset.

Our Solution

Constant communication was essential in bringing this project to completion. The slight bohemian vibe envisioned by Amber for the interior of the home was complemented by the clean lines and classic elegance of a Cape Cod-style design for the exterior. Three types of wooden siding, a metal standing-seam roof and a beautiful hardwood deck complement the simple white finish of the exterior. Inside, every room showcases traditional crafts with modern flourishes, from the tongue and groove paneling to the large-plank oil-finished hardwood floors.


The refined interior of the home mirrors the simple, clean white of the exterior.
Custom shaker-style cabinets bring character to storage spaces.
The kitchen features high-end appliances and recessed LED lighting.
Beautiful large-plank, oil-finished hardwood floors flow throughout the living space.
A bespoke island provides a focus for the large kitchen.
The interior designers created a warm, sunny feel for the home, accented with quirky flourishes.
A breakfast nook showcases the marriage of interior design with master craftsmanship.
GDC created display spaces for the family’s extensive collection of objets d’art.
The master bedroom has high, vaulted ceilings, accentuating the light and space of the design.
In a separate office, the focus is again on warmth and light.
Floor-to ceiling glass tiles and a floating sink in one of the bathrooms marry with bohemian fixtures.
A custom designed and built bunk-bed in the children’s room shows the versatility of GCD’s craftsmen.
The master bathroom combines clean lines with brilliant design flourishes.
Subtle design touches like this corner shower illustrate how the homes floor-plan complements the interior designers’ vision.
All the cabinets in this home are custom built by our experts.
The back garden features drought-resistant landscaping and a fire-pit.
A hardwood deck runs around most of the home.
The exterior features three types of all-white cladding.

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