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 Nautilus St, La Jolla, CA 92037

The owner of this cherished childhood home had always dreamt of transforming its architectural style. With a deep appreciation for Cape Cod aesthetics, she envisioned a coastal-inspired haven in the heart of La Jolla. However, in this coastal area, we faced stringent regulations that required us to preserve over 50% of the existing structure to gain waver from the coastal review board.

Undeterred, we embarked on a journey to reimagine the home's architecture. I incorporated Cape Cod elements, infusing the property with a timeless coastal charm.   

This project was a testament to the owner's dedication to preserving the essence of her childhood home while infusing it with the coastal elegance she had always admired. The result is a beautiful fusion of tradition and aspiration, a home that now stands as a testament to both the past and the future.


Transforming an old Spanish house into a modern Cape Cod style residence involves a complete overhaul of architectural elements. The distinctive features of a Cape Cod style home include:

Exterior Siding: Replace the stucco or terracotta exterior with traditional Cape Cod siding materials such as clapboard, shingles, or weathered wood.

Color Scheme: Choose a muted color palette for the siding, typically whites, grays, or pastel shades, to achieve the classic Cape Cod look.

Roof: Replace or reconfigure the roof to incorporate a steeply pitched gable roof with dormer windows. Dark shingles or cedar shakes are commonly used.

  double-hung windows with white frames and shutters to enhance the timeless aesthetic.

Front Porch:   front porch or expand the existing one, typically adorned with white columns and railings.



3d floor plan by rummy dechner - la joll
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