Casual Bar-Top Dining


Architect: Alex Miller

Designer: Owner

Builder: J. Walsh Construction


Location: San Diego, CA


This Tierrasanta kitchen and dining room had been untouched by the previous original owner over the course of nearly 50 years. As a result, the dated fixtures, surfaces and appliances seemed to beg for replacement. But the biggest opportunity for transformation came from simple math: first, the deletion of a wall between the kitchen and dining rooms which had been awkwardly placed to make the kitchen too big and the dining room too small. And second, the addition of one short wall which provided a buffer from the entry parlor and just enough space for a walk-in pantry. Throw in custom cabinets, a hardwood floor, a sliding door to the remodeled backyard, and a hickory bar-top custom made by Jon Walsh – and this Tierrasanta kitchen became the recipient of new life.