Southern California home features an elegant contemporary design

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Designed by Christian Rice Architects, this elegant contemporary home is positioned next to a small public park on Coronado, a resort city in San Diego County, California. This striking project was named, Maison du Parc, designed to provide an open, airy, and bright place of respite for a busy couple. The homeowners requested the architects to create a home with simple, clean lines that embraced the idyllic temperatures of Southern California.

From the front exterior facade, the home interacts with the outdoors through an elevated front porch with expansive sliding glass doors. Additionally, two walk-out balconies on the second level offers an indoor-outdoor connection. Both outdoor spaces are covered by a series of cantilevering roof projections. At the back of the residence, a pocketing glass door spills out onto a covered outdoor living area.

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The dwelling also features a splash pool with decorative fountains, which offers a visually attractive focal point at the back of the property. A spacious backyard offers the homes inhabitants plenty of space to entertain friends and family. Natural materials have been integrated throughout, infusing warmth into the contemporary design. These material elements include mahogany-clad roof eaves, natural limestone tile, and stained oak flooring, cabinetry and slatted partition wall.

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What We Love: This elegant contemporary home design features sumptuous details at every turn. With clean lines and modern furnishings, spaces feel open and airy. The indoor-outdoor connection is quintessential California living, which is ideal with their perfect temperate climate all-year round. Overall a beautiful design in a fabulous location. What are your thoughts, would this be your ideal home design? Let us know in the comments below.

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Photos: Courtesy of Christian Rice Architects

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7 years ago

contemporary and comfortable, modern design well done. i like the idea of putting the toilet behind a frosted glass door. the knife holder in the kitchen is *really* creepy, though, but that was undoubtedly the choice of the homeowners.