- Name: The Cresta
- Type: Modern Contemporary
- Price: $5,750,000 USD – (July 15, 2015)
- Bedrooms: 4
- Bathrooms: 5
- Size: 5,480 sq. ft.
- Lot: 7,501 sq. ft.
- Built: 2013
The Cresta is an internationally recognized 5,480 sq. ft. 3-level masterpiece of luxury single-family residential architecture constructed entirely out of cast in place concrete on a 7,501 sq. ft. lot in the Lower Hermosa region of La Jolla, CA. The stunning minimalistic home’s three stories, one below and two above grade, were constructed with an eroded box theme that is accentuated by large floor to ceiling walls of glass that invite the exterior inside, taking full advantage of the wonderful outdoor ocean view sights and sounds both day and night.
Designed from a solid form with voids, the final concrete shell structure still maintains the exterior edifice through roof planes and vertical walls that establish both the interior and exterior volumes of the residence. The exterior lounge area was a key element in creating a home that exudes a larger private atmosphere that would otherwise have felt small and constricted. While this space creates openness, the buildings overall form is kept intact with all four corners remaining in place with walls and roof planes to define the original box of the residence.
The permanent textures and mass of the residence are offset with vast volumes of space with the private indoor areas blending seamlessly to an outdoor lounge area with a reflecting lap pool, courtyard and a distinctive mote water feature that delineates the house from its urban setting. This trophy property truly defines how a strategically designed modern minimalistic home can create an invigorating living environment where the key role of the house is to elevate your quality of life.
- Architect: Jonathan Segal FAIA
- Photography: Matthew Segal
- Location: 6005 Avenida Cresta, San Diego, CA 92037, USA