This private residence and studio is located on a triangular 7,200 ft2 site in La Jolla, California and was designed by architect and developer Jonathan Segal for himself and his family. The ground level has large glazed openings that allow the interior of the house to freely flow to the manicured landscape. The volume of the upper floor is a large stucco box with Corten steel details and has minimal fenestration, some with deep recesses, to restrict views from the outside in. The house is fully divorced from the grid with electricity provided by an array of solar panels mounted on the roof of the house.

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