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 […]

Fay Residence

Fay Residence This project got its start when a proud homeowner built his residence a number of decades back on a beautiful site in Solana Beach. The new design proposed a complete reconfiguration of the interior layout and a new gallery walkway. These changes would tie together the existing house and detached garage.  Simple and well executed framing made this work relatively simple, keeping the existing exterior walls and roof in place. New interior and exterior finishes were applied throughout the house. In addition to reusing most of the existing structure, sustainable features include abundant natural light and ventilation, radiant heating, solar hot water and a PV system.   From the homeowner: “I retained JLC in early 2011 to completely re-design and significantly expand my home in Solana Beach. JLC executed the re-design in carefully planned phases with us fully involved in moving through the stages JLC was keenly cognizant and in control of cost, practicalty and scheduling factors throughout the design including primary emphasis on the aesthetics. What resulted was a beautiful home completed in late 2013 that fully met our expectations. It has been a constant pleasure to live in the house since that time.”   Construction Type: Renovation/Addition […]

Three Steps Residence

Three Steps Residence This new build for a young family responds to the desire for a modern, comfortable, and sustainable home. The single-story structure holds three distinct levels – each connected by 3 steps. These levels are designed to graciously work with the gently sloping site to provide multiple connection points to the outdoors along the way. Public areas of the home open up to engage the outdoor living spaces, while bedrooms along the north side of the home preserve privacy. The mass of the home is sited along the northern portion of the lot to take full advantage of natural light throughout the entire year. Overhangs are proportioned to keep the house cool in the summer, while taking in the sun’s warmth during the winter months.   Construction Type: New Construction Location: Solana Beach, CA Date Completed: 2013 Contractor: Naylor Construction

1914 Residence

1914 Residence Named from its original date of construction, the remodel of this San Diego Craftsman increases functionality and enjoyment of the house, yet preserves the essence of the original structure. A modest expansion was added at the kitchen along with a new back porch. The interior was selectively gutted – converting individual rooms to an open plan that allows fluidity from one space to the next. Original wood floors and coffered ceilings were maintained and restored. New materials include a troweled concrete floor finish, custom milled soapstone countertop alongside integral sinks, exposed wood and custom casework. New windows and doors were designed to complement the originals. The front porch was overhauled as well. Original hardware, interior doors and other small pieces of the original house were restored, reused and repurposed throughout.   From the homeowner: “After a lifetime of dreams of creating my own home one day, I had no idea where to begin to remodel my childhood home. I didn’t know if the nearly 100-year-old structure would be able to survive. The quality of work was excellent through every step of the process. It was a great adventure!”   Construction Type: Renovation/Addition Location: San Diego, CA Date Completed: 2012 […]
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