HOUSE 3: QUONSET-STREAM HOUSE, DEL MAR CA

Airstream trailers and Quonset huts inspired the design for this house docked against a gentle slope near San Diego. The design pits hard-edged industrial materials—concrete block, galvanized siding, steel columns, stainless steel cable and welded I-beams—against softer residential elements, such as stained-wood siding and a grid of exposed wood framing that supports the roof.

The home is replete with custom details such as copper bar stock and found objects inlaid into the polished concrete floors, a stainless steel Cheng custom kitchen hood that resonates with the curved roof of the house, and custom concrete countertops and walls. Built on a modest budget, the modern home set in a lush, tropical landscape is truly a nod to a more timeless sensibility.


Project Scope: Design new, custom home
Project Size: 2,700 s.f.
Location: Del Mar, CA

PROJECT ARTICLES + AWARDS

September 2014
Modern Home Tours, San Diego
Benefitting the San Diego Architectural Foundation

March 2005
Rivier
Falling for Pavement

September 2004
Interior Design
Concrete Expressionist

January 2001
The Oregonian
One for the Ages

November 2000
The Kitchen Designer
A Family Affair

May 1999
Kitchen & Bath Business
Cheng’s Forward Vision

April 1998
Architectural Record’s Record Houses

January 1998
Global Architecture (GA) Houses #54

January 1998
Metal Architecture
1997 MCA Merit Awards – Presentation of Winners

December 1997
Deutsche Bauzeitschrift (DBZ)
Edler Schuppen

October 1997
Sunset Magazine
Tropical Zen

1997
Metal Construction Association Merit Awards
Scholarship Award

1997
Sunset Magazine/AIA Western Home Awards
Honor Award

1997
Metal Architecture Magazine Design Awards
Honorable Mention

January 1997
San Diego Home/Garden
New Spirit: A boldly original home in Del Mar