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Wednesday, March 9, 2016


Masterpiece San Diego area residence on the market: The Lotus House, designed 1978 by Legendary Organic Modern Architect Kendrick Bangs Kellogg.

Profiled on the ultra hip HGTV Architecture series Extreme Homes and published Internationally, this masterful design includes undulating laminated wood roof trusses, sculptural poured formed concrete, hypnotic geometric tile and a helical staircase of glass three stories high, which contribute to an original and creative living experience.

The home is also referred to as the Yen Residence in honor of the visionary Dr. Samuel Yen, the internationally acclaimed Reproductive Endocrinologist who originally commissioned the house, a client who clearly believed in Kellogg’s expertise and incredible no holds barred approach.

Kellogg himself commented, "To realize truly creative architecture you need clients with the vision and imagination to make the most of any site. Great clients are those who allow an architect the latitude to give them what they didn't know they wanted until they have it!”

This masterful juxtaposition of art, light and function is sited on a near private acre on a canyon rim at the end of a quiet cut de sac above La Jolla, one of the leading coastal enclaves in California.

Expansive walls of glass frame panoramic ocean and sunset views to the West and bucolic vistas of historic La Jolla hillsides.

The flawless integration of interior and exterior space continues with a central atrium and clerestory windows that flood the house with natural light.

Price: $3,888,000
3 bedrooms;  2 full baths; 1 half bath; family room; library; office; sauna and three viewing decks. 3,379 square feet on a 0.91 acre lot.

Offered by Elizabeth Courtier, Historic & Architectural Specialist
Willis Allen Real Estate
La Jolla CA 92037




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