Hunter Street Residence

Hunter Street Residence This remodel to an existing home updates the interior, creating contemporary spatial features and new materiality.  The existing home has a unique style that was used to inspire the forms that define the spaces.  The new finishes cater to the homeowners distinct taste in elegant textures.  The project scope was limited to the most commonly used spaces: kitchen, living room and main entry corridor.  The inclusion of a large multi-slide door and interior glass railing emphasize the tranquil canyon views and flow between rooms.  This project is a great example of how limited updates can transform the feel of an existing home while still keeping the overall character intact. Construction Type: Addition/Remodel Location: San Diego, CA Date Completed: 2018


Neuhaus JLC was charged with transforming a 35 year old home which had suffered a remodel or two into a cohesive and modern home. Sustainable design principles were placed at the forefront of the design process alongside functionality and aesthetics. The end result is a roughly 3,000 sf home that is both comfortable and beautiful. The exterior palette is defined by Resysta siding and decking, acrylic stucco, a standing seam metal roof and black aluminum windows and doors. At the interiors white oak and walnut cabinetry throughout bring natural warmth to the clean, white interior. The home achieved LEED Platinum in 2017 and was featured on the San Diego Green Building Council’s 2017 Green Homes Tour. Project website:   Construction Type: Addition/Remodel Location: Encinitas, CA Date Completed: 2017 Contractor: Alliance Green Builders Interior Designer: Doro Pirino

Irons Residence

Irons Residence Gut-remodel of an existing single family home. In keeping with the coastal climate, large multi-slide doors connect indoor and outdoor spaces. Porcelain tile, stucco and metal trim work completed the exterior palette.   From the homeowner: “Jean-Louis and staff were awesome to work with on the modern inspired design. The remodel design required keeping the majority of the existing small 1950’s beach bungalow while incorporating an additional 2000 sq. feet of living space. The goal was to create a modern home with open living space and needs of a growing family. In addition, the design would be seamless incorporating the old and new structure. Jean-Louis and team worked very hard with us to accomplish this goal. I felt they really listened and cared about the project. I would highly recommend JLC.”   Construction Type: Addition/Remodel Location: Cardiff, CA Date Completed: 2018 Contractor: KR Building Photos: Roberto Zeballos

Stabb Residence

Stabb Residence A duplex in its previous life, the design for this single family home took the existing structure down to the studs and added a small amount of square footage to the front and back of the home.  Stucco, engineered bamboo siding and aluminum windows and doors define the exterior palette.  Oak flooring and porcelain tile provide a neutral backdrop for bright maple cabinetry and selective tile accents.  JLC provided a complete design package including architecture, interiors and exterior hardscape.   From the homeowner: “A year and half ago I purchased a small duplex that I wanted to convert into a single family house. The location was great, with an existing ocean view, but the building was pretty spartan. Working closely with Tyler Van Stright at JLC, we came up with a great design that took maximum advantage of the existing structure, while creating a very modern/contemporary house. Since the property is in a view assessment area, we were limited in what could be done without triggering an extensive additional review and permitting process. Tyler was awesome at working through the design to maximize the use of the existing view and not requiring what would have been a great […]

Lam Residence

Lam Residence This gut remodel/addition created two distinct spaces for a couple and their parents to live together.  A second floor addition opens up the living space to create a large inviting space for entertaining, and the second floor master suite opens to mountain views.  White stucco with aluminum windows combine with cedar accents for a warm contemporary home in the country.   Construction Type: Remodel / Addition Location: Poway, CA Date Completed: 2018

Stevens Spec 2

Stevens Spec 2 This gut remodel / addition features an an open plan living space and 2nd floor master bedroom.  Multi-slide doors open to significant outdoor spaces including a large roof deck with views to the Pacific.  Smooth stucco, corrugated sheet metal, aluminum windows and doors and a custom steel entry door round out the material palette.  This is the second spec home completed with this particular developer.   Construction Type: Renovation/Addition Location: La Jolla, CA Date Completed: 2017

Newport Spec

Newport Spec Executed as a remodel/addition to an existing residence, the design for this home captures 360 degree views from the coast line to downtown San Diego.  The modern style, with corner windows and pocketing doors enhances the connection between indoor and outdoor spaces by creating seamless transitions from living space to functional exterior spaces.  The great room opens up to an infinity pool further enhancing the relationship to the outdoor and the ocean beyond.   A detached garage and bonus flex space take full advantage of available height and square footage allowances.  The end result is a contemporary design that any family can enjoy.   Construction Type: Renovation/Addition Location: San Diego, CA Date Completed: 2017

N Rios Spec

N Rios Spec One part of a two-house development on mirrored pan-handle lots.  Exterior palette consists of stucco and horizontal cedar siding, black aluminum windows and doors complete the look.  Relationship to patio and yard on this generously sized lot is maintained from all living spaces and the 2nd level master suite.   Construction Type: New Construction Location: Solana Beach, CA Date Completed: 2018

Orchard Spec

Orchard Spec Gut remodel and 2nd story addition.  Inverted plan places the main living spaces and master bedroom at the upper level to take advantage of expansive views of the Ocean Beach neighborhood and Pacific Ocean beyond.   Construction Type: New Construction Location: San Diego, CA Date Completed: 2017 Contractor: Naylor Construction

Stevens Spec

Stevens Spec The complete renovation of this existing single-family home took the existing structure down to the studs.  The addition of a new wood-clad box and cantilevered roof mark the entrance.  Smooth stucco, large-format tile, a standing-seam metal roof and black aluminum windows and doors complete the material palette.  The challenge of a receding ground plane at the rear of the house is met with a stadium-seating style deck which graciously engages with the large back yard.   Construction Type: Renovation/Addition Location: Encinitas, CA Date Completed: 2015