Project Description

Ocean-Inspired, Artistic Remodel

This custom remodel is located on a bluff top overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The house combines fine craftsmanship with integral art elements including a domed shell over the master bedroom, a mosaic stained-glass shower and an inlaid stone spa.

Previous remodels had split the home into four residential units, and a fireplace had been installed in a prime view location. Rather than tearing down the house and destroying the previous owner’s extensive beach pebble stonework, we refurbished the home and kept the informal feeling of the neighborhood while adding artistic touches to the interior with sculptural metal, wood, tile, and glass. We also assisted the owners in obtaining a Conditional Use Permit for the project.

Our goal was to bring the spirit of the ocean into the house by framing views, adding mosaic and stained glass inspired by the ocean, and using natural materials that relate to the sea.


Natural Remodeling for the Not-So-Green House. Carol Venolia and Kelly Lerner. New York: Lark Books, 2006. p 55. {Leucadia Beach House}

Earth, Sea and Stone: Inside a Hubbell-Enhanced Leucadia Home.” Debra Lee Baldwin. San Diego Home / Garden Lifestyles June 2004: 88+.

To see more James Hubbell’s artistic details, click here.