SOLEDAD | Pacific Beach

Our challenges were higher than normal noise level, an irregular and difficult lot on which to engineer a site, a constraint budget and quality that had to permeate without compromises.  Spelling success in a project that was forever to follow our future meant having the right team.


The house was designed based on passive solar design techniques. Almost all the windows opening to the busy street are double glazed and fixed to keep the inside quiet. Out of 42 windows only 8 of them are operable which they open to the alley or side street. With the help of the third floor small operable window located on the roof stair landing, we have created cross and stack ventilation which reduces the energy consumption during the summer.