A Majestic Italian Villa


Point Loma, California

The Italian Villa residence with multiple low-pitched tile roofs and floor level changes is situated with prominent formalism on the hillside. The heavily landscaped retaining walls screen all but the tallest portions of the residence from public view, masking its imposing scale. This new single and two story, 9,200 square foot custom residence is situated on an acre site with a pool and semi-detached three-car garage. The steeply sloping hillside offers views of the San Diego Bay , downtown skyline and distant mountains.

The house pays homage to the great early twentieth century Californian Architectural traditions of Richard Requa and is situated to frame different views from every room. Long shaded verandas and prefect alignment of French doors and windows harmoniously blend interior and exterior spaces while allowing gentle ocean breezes and light to fill the house.

Details include arches and distressed wooden beams. A few steps lead up to the family room with fourteen foot vaulted ceilings. A wine cellar is situated below the kitchen. The second family area is the wing devoted to the home library/media entertainment room, exercise room, kids play room and laundry/crafts room. The library was designed so that its use as a media entertainment area can be completely hidden away. The second floor bedrooms consist of a master suite and children’s bedrooms.