Custom Home With A View


Architect: Alex Miller

Designer: Owner & Jon Walsh

Engineer: Lovelace Engineering

Builder: J. Walsh Construction


Location: Point Loma, SD, CA


J. Walsh Construction Inc was hired for this remodel in order to completely transform an existing “Sears” kit home which had been delivered to the site in two pieces nearly 50 years earlier. Demolition involved stripping the roof, stucco and drywall as well as half of the exterior walls and subfloor system. JWC added 120 linear feet of concrete foundation in the existing crawl space and used a synthesis of conventional and post and beam framing due to many walls intersecting at unusual angles. Considering the proximity of the house to the ocean (half-mile) the homeowner elected wisely to use low-maintenance exterior materials without sacrificing quality. The house features both stucco and natural stone and all exterior trim is made from cellular PVC that is completely resistant to moisture, termites, sunlight and salt air. The lone exceptions are two wooden handrails and two side-yard gates which Jon Walsh personally crafted from African teak in order to handle the elements. The interior of the home features oak floors and handrails and an extensive array of white-lacquered cabinets and shelving built on-site by J Walsh Construction in order to allow greater quality control and efficiency in supervising the project and to eliminate wasted space caused by approximate measurements. One of the home’s more spectacular touches is a 12’ x 5’ 500 pound window positioned to gain the best available ocean view and provide a fantastic place of repose.