The client purchased an oceanfront beach cottage in La Jolla’s Bird Rock neighborhood. They challenged GDC and Marengo Morton Architects to utilize the land to create a modern home with indoor-outdoor living. The modernist look was continued with unique building materials and cutting edge construction techniques.
The existing home was taken down to its foundation and new caissons were erected to support a new oceanfront deck. Numerous engineering challenges were overcome by GDC to support the new structure and maximize the property’s extensive views. Exterior grout line drainage and Fry Reglet recessed baseboards throughout the home exemplify the intricate craftsmanship performed by GDC Construction.