design et al are delighted to announce that Lucas Design Associates have been shortlisted for Living Space – Americas Award in The International Design & Architecture Awards 2019.
Located on the La Jolla coast and inspired by our client’s 160-foot private yacht, Lucas Design Associates created a home with multiple outdoor living spaces perfect for private entertaining. Centred around a 50-foot wall that opens up the entire main floor of the home to breathtaking oceanfront views, the spacious residence acts as a sanctuary for the client. Lucas Design Associates incorporated a sunken seating entry area, an outdoor dining terrace and a lowered oceanfront pool and seating area to maximise exterior space and create seamless indoor/outdoor living within this coastal, modern home. The 8,500 square foot home has four bedrooms and seven bathrooms. Simple, bold lines, textural materials and custom furniture create a warm, inviting and causal yet sophisticated living experience.
One of the most successful elements of the design is how the home takes full advantage of the site by focusing on indoor/outdoor living. While in the neighbourhood setting, the house maintains an elevated sense of privacy both when you’re inside of the residence and when you’re enjoying the outdoor areas due to thoughtful architecture and design decisions.
The design is successful because of it’s disciplined to a limited palette. For a home of its size, it maintains unity through a restrained use of material changes and an emphasis on quality of materials and construction detailing. The blurring of lines between furniture and architecture creates a more interesting and dynamic use of spaces as well.
Two defining design elements of this project include the 50-foot sliding glass wall and the teak built-ins inspired by the client’s yacht. These features, along with the various outdoor living spaces and pool overlooking the ocean, offer a connection to the coastal setting.