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  Private Residence, Page 34Private Residence

313 Luzon Avenue, Del Mar, CA 92014

La Jolla, California
Total Square Feet: 3,832
Construction Period: Apr 2004 to April 2005

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER: Delta Engineering - 8736 Production Avenue, San Diego, CA 92121
GENERAL CONTRACTOR: Steigerwald-Dougherty - P.O. Box 884, Solana Beach, CA 92075
MECHANICAL ENGINEER: Action Air Conditioning & Heating - 2750 South Santa Fe Avenue, San Marcos, CA 92069
ELECTRICAL ENGINEER: Leucadia Electric, Inc. - 133 2nd Street, Encinitas, CA 92024

The architect's clients purchased this property with a 1950's one-story track home for its location and proximity to the University of California, San Diego campus and Science Park where they are employed.

The site is located to the south of the UCSD campus and was originally known as "The Professor Area" (neighborhood).

The clients wanted a new home with a contemporary/modern character that included open, high, and sloping ceilings, and an open informal plan with a strong relation to the outdoors to accommodate them, their pets, and their sports equipment.

During construction, it was discovered that the soil had not been compacted properly resulting in numerous cracks and settling in the original slab. The existing home, including the concrete slab except for where the new garage/shop/sport area was to be built, was demolished. The garage area had steel caissons installed years earlier to stabilize the slab and therefore was retained. The area where the slab was removed, an engineered matt of soil 5-feet thick was installed. A new slab was poured on top of the slab that was retained for the garage. The majority of the lot had a steep slope and the new home was designed to occupy the existing footprint plus the additional existing flat area of the site.

The home is oriented diagonally to the street to take advantage of the primary views to the east and northeast from the living areas and a southeast view from the second floor master bedroom. This enabled the master bedroom, the guest bedroom, and the kitchen to capture more sunlight in the morning, especially during the winter months. This plan also allowed maximum privacy from the adjacent neighbors.

A spiral stair to the master bedroom allows access to the rear yard for the owners. A trellised patio off the great room and den opens to a large lawn area with wonderful views.

Skylights and clerestories were designed for maximum ventilation and natural light. Two electric skylights in the sloping roof over the open stair provide natural ventilation. Windows in the adjacent wall of the master bedroom allow morning light to flood the bedroom. Clerestory windows adjacent to the stair on the east allow light into the stair and adjacent areas. Ceiling fans are incorporated into all the bedrooms and library. The home is designed to receive future air conditioning. Two gas fired forced air units heat the home when weather requires.

DIV 07:
Shingles: Certainteed; Skylights: Leslie.
DIV 08: Windows: Marvin.
DIV 09: Stucco: Expo.

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