Designed for a professional athlete and his young family, the Balboa Avenue Residence embodies the essence of the casual Southern California lifestyle. The home is centered on an expansive Great Room, which is bound by floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. With far-reaching views of the Pacific Ocean to the west, historic Del Mar Racetrack to the north, and the protected Wetlands to the east, the Great Room is the nucleus from which other indoor and outdoor spaces radiate. In the more private areas of the home, the roof planes extend beyond interior living areas to provide shelter for communal outdoor living.

A mahogany door and protective canopy on the street level, crowned by a rooftop hedge, welcomes guests.

Sliding mahogany doors blur the line between inside and outside.

Board-formed concrete walls and a sliding mahogany door system contribute to the indoor-outdoor flow. Crisp white plaster and teak flooring complete the warm palette of materials.

A range of crisp, white materials complements the mahogany kitchen cabinets and teak flooring.

Board-formed concrete, teak wood and signature furniture enhance the contemporary feel of the home.

The oceanside terrace offers the family multiple opportunities for entertainment. It includes a covered outdoor living room with a fireplace and television, adjacent to the kitchen; the garden and pool deck flow directly into the great room.

In the three-story stair tower, sunlight filters through a skylight, accentuating the texture of the board-formed concrete walls below.

Windows abound in the top-floor master suite; paired with bifold doors, they open onto a private terrace, where the couple can survey the panorama of the town, coastline, and horizon beyond.

Project Details


Balboa Avenue


Del Mar, CA



KAA Services


Landscape Architecture

Interior Design

Mark J. Williams Design

Lighting Design

KGM Architectural Lighting


Wardell Builders


Roger Davies

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