Solana Beach House

McCulley Design Lab was enlisted to bring this 1962 post-and-beam residence into the modern-day moment while retaining its midcentury focus in Solana Beach, California.

  • area / size 5,500 sqft
  • Type House,
  • The result is an entirely rebuilt residence that offers an innovative reinterpretation of midcentury design. Set within an acre-plus wooded reserve populated with mature Torrey Pines, the home connects with the outside from every room.

    To create a warm environment scaled to the client’s lifestyle that honors the original structure’s mid-century modern heritage while updating it in ways that make it appear that the home has never been “remodeled.”

    Key to the renovation was to continue with the original mid-century philosophy of blending interior and exterior living spaces while keeping ornamentation to a minimum.

    To achieve this, certain zones were rebuilt, including the original kitchen, dining room, foyer, private office, library, decks, pool and other areas, while other elements were maintained. The renovation expanded the footprint of the home with a new master bedroom suite, pool room, guest house, fitness room and other areas.

    Design: McCulley Design Lab
    Photography: courtesy of McCulley Design Lab