This ground-up residence sits on a beautiful bluff with panoramic distant ocean views in Carlsbad, California. The design is a simple, open floor plan in which every room has views to the ocean. It is geared towards outdoor living with the large living, dining and bedrooms with views and access to large adjacent outdoor deck that sits atop a bluff. The house is very light and airy inside due to floor to ceiling windows along the entire west side and the pure white main living area. To further accentuate the openness of the interior, the central stair is a single stringer stair with open treads that allow for greater views towards the ocean from the entry. The design takes advantage of the indoor-outdoor California lifestyle and includes outdoor barbeque areas, large expansive decks off of every room and a spa pool with spectacular views. The landscaping features lush sub-tropical planting to shelter the house from its neighbors and the street and features an entry garden with bamboo and a 9-foot tall water feature. The entry continues the garden theme with rock garden with steps to cross to enter the main living space.


Year Completed: 2013

Size: 3700 square feet

Lot Size: 20,230 square feet

Location: Carlsbad, California

Structural Engineer: Naraghi Engineering

Soils Engineer: GeoSoils

Civil Engineer and Survey: MLB Engineering

General Contractor: Coble Homes

Design Team: Lin, Fox, Chen, Gonzalez

Client: Private Homeowner