HOUSE 3: QUONSET-AIRSTREAM 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