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    

Edinburg Spec

Edinburg Spec Gut remodel and 2nd story addition to existing single-story home. Construction Type: Renovation/Addition Location: Cardiff, CA Date Completed: 2016 Contractor: Naylor Construction

RSF Modern

RSF Modern JLC was charged with a major face lift of this one-of-a-kind custom home.  Originally built in 1997, the overall structure of the home allowed for design features that would not otherwise be approved under strict Rancho Santa Fe design guidelines.  Exterior materials include stucco and glass walls, a new aluminum fascia and wood T&G soffits.  The new railings are defined by horizontal steel rods and a wood cap.  The rear courtyard was also renovated with a completely refinished pool, new hardscape and a custom cast-in-place concrete fireplace.   From the homeowner: “Jean-Louis and Tyler are incredibly talented architects and more importantly in my opinion, nice and honest people. They re-designed an adobe house into a modern masterpiece and worked effectively with the RSF art jury to get it approved (which is no small feat). They were readily available, responding quickly to our emails and phone calls. They genuinely felt bad when we had trouble with our contractors, and came to weekly meetings to try to move construction along. We switched contractors for the exterior renovations and they worked well with the new company who they had never worked with previously. They will be “My Architects” for all future […]

Norfolk Spec 4

Norfolk Spec 4 Parcel 4 of a 4-home development. Each home was a unique design, laid out in response to specific site conditions.   Construction Type: New Construction Location: Cardiff, CA Date Completed: 2016 Contractor: Naylor Construction

Norfolk Spec 3

Norfolk Spec 3 Parcel 3 of a 4-home development. Each home was a unique design, laid out in response to specific site conditions.  This particular site was the most exposed to the freeway.  In response, a courtyard space was created between the garage and residence, sheltered by a connecting hallway and two story wall.  From the living space, a long horizontal window curates the view.   Construction Type: New Construction Location: Cardiff, CA Date Completed: 2016 Contractor: Naylor Construction

Norfolk Spec 2

Norfolk Spec 2 Parcel 2 of a 4-home development. Each home was a unique design, laid out in response to specific site conditions.   Construction Type: New Construction Location: Cardiff, CA Date Completed: 2016 Contractor: Naylor Construction

Norfolk Spec 1

Norfolk Spec 1 Parcel 1 of a 4-home development. Each home was a unique design, laid out in response to specific site conditions.   Construction Type: New Construction Location: Cardiff, CA Date Completed: 2016 Contractor: Naylor Construction

South Granados

South Granados Located at a prominent corner on one of the few undeveloped residential sites left in Solana Beach, this project is important not only for the homeowner, but for the community as well. A rigorous site analysis laid the groundwork for a design response which took into account the homeowner’s program, input from the neighbors, and the scale of the project and the character of the neighborhood. The end result is a design that is well set into the existing grade, a move which preserves adjacent views and reduces the visual impact of the structure from the street; all while graciously meeting the desires of the owner.   The plan is broken into six unique floor plates. The bottom four of which tie together along the gradually sloping site. An intentionally long southern exposure implements the basics of passive solar design: large amounts of glass bring in abundant light and warmth in the winter, while deep overhangs protect from unwanted summer heat gain. Ocean views to the west are selectively framed throughout the house without compromising privacy from the busy street corner. Public functions within the house flow seamlessly between indoor and outdoor living spaces. JLC Architecture was responsible […]
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