La Jolla Shores home is up for HGTV award
A La Jolla Shores home is a finalist in the 2022 HGTV Ultimate Outdoor Awards competition.
The home at 8144 Paseo del Ocaso will be considered for Editors’ Pick and People’s Choice awards in the Curb Appeal category. Voting is open until Tuesday April 12 at 2 p.m. bit.ly/CurbAppeal2022. The winners will be announced on hgtv.com.
The home, remodeled in a farmhouse style, was designed by senior interior designer Jen Pinto and residential designer David Hall of San Diego-based Jackson Design & Remodeling.
“It’s not a typical style that you see, especially in La Jolla Shores,” Pinto said. “This one definitely stands out. There’s something very striking about that black and white contrast and that warmth of the wood accents and that beautiful Dutch door.
The house also has “a very coastal charm,” she said, and as one of the few two-story houses on her street, “it also looks a lot bigger than the rest of the houses but without look like a big giant box.
Given its location a few blocks from the beach, the house received a lot of attention from passers-by, Pinto said. “It’s also a very trendy style with certain elements of the house”, such as the siding and the light fixtures.
The house won Jackson Design the regional 2022 Contractor of the Year award in the Whole House category from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. The national award will be announced in April.
“The original architectural style was a bit more modern but dated,” Hall said. “Clients wanted to go for a farmhouse-style home, which is a little difficult on a narrow lot like ours, which is only 50 feet wide.”
“If you…look at different farmhouse style homes, [they’re] really spread out,” he added. “They have a lot of ground to capture that…the overall mass of the house. … It was a challenge, but I think we rose to it.
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The house was a “huge transformation” from the original, Pinto said. “We struggled to get construction started” as local planning groups objected to the design.
“We ended up working with the city [of San Diego], and the city agreed that we were in compliance with the regulations,” Hall said. “So we were able to get approval and then go ahead with construction.”
He added that they wanted to avoid the need for a coastal development permit, which meant the design had to maintain at least 50% of the existing walls while meeting clients’ desire for more bedrooms for their growing families. .
Pinto said it took two years to complete the house.
HGTV’s Ultimate Outdoor Awards honor landscape architects, architects and designers, with entrants competing in five categories: Curb Appeal, Gorgeous Gardens, Outdoor Oasis, Poolside Paradise and Waterside Retreats.
Judges will review the People’s Choice and Editors’ Choice award winners to select an overall winner based on quality of design work, innovation and creativity, relevance to category, and use of available area and materials. ◆