modern summer home

Image from Matthew Segal via Residential Architect Magazine

In beautiful La Jolla, a coastal enclave in sunny San Diego, summer seems to be a year-round phenomenon. So when it comes to a summer dream home, this beautiful shore-side masterpiece by Jonathan Segal Architect should more than fill my daydreams all year long.

The stark geometries of the built space are echoed in the reflecting pool and accompanying modern outdoor chairs and seating

modern outdoor furniture

Image from Matthew Segal via Residential Architect Magazine

Three fountain jets are installed within the reflecting pool, should the waves crashing 100 meters to the west fail to produce enough coveted cascading water sound. Sleek outdoor fountains in general can add this escapist touch to most outdoor areas.

modern coastal home views

Image from Matthew Segal via Residential Architect Magazine

Between an expansive sun porch and ceiling-to-floor windows, the separation between indoor and outdoor space is delightfully obscured.  

glass and concrete house

Photo by Matthew Segal via Residential Architect Magazine

With world class surfing outside the back door, this isn't just a dream home. It's a California-dreaming home.

In lieu of owning such nicely situated property myself, I can daydream about the furniture at least:

chrome modern chairs

Set of 2 Whitworth Chrome Accent Chairs

gray outdoor ottoman

Zuo Copacabana Modern Gray Outdoor Ottoman

In looking at Segal's exceptional design, it's clear that the key to creating a dream home for summer is creating a home that, like the landscape surrounding it, is wide open, welcoming and fuss-free.

Images: Residential Architect