Nestled into the picturesque hillside of Point Loma near San Diego sits a 1970’s rambler that underwent a stunning transformation into a reimagined Mid-Century style home. The team at Borelli Design + Cabinetry, led by Donna Tran, collaborated with the property owners, Karl Gobel and Christopher Olstad in creating a modernist masterpiece that expands into its beautiful California surroundings at every turn. DXV and American Standard products were used throughout the home, making us especially proud when the home’s kitchen was featured as San Diego Home and Garden magazines “Kitchen of the Year 2015”.
“The original home was entirely clad in redwood paneling which made it too dark”, explains Donna Tran in San Diego Home and Garden, “and we removed all of it except for the ceiling beams and painted the walls a light color”. The team then reintroduced the reddish wood tones in the Sapele veneered custom cabinets to stay true to the homes original feel. DXV’s Contemporary Pot Filler is featured above the cooktop.
The team removed nearly all the walls to create an open flow between dining area, kitchen and living room and even integrated the outdoor living space by removing exterior walls and replacing them with sliding glass doors. The result: A generous, modern space that blurs the boundaries between indoors and out and makes star gazing a nightly event.
The horizontal lines found throughout the house repeat in the master bathroom’s Sapele wood vanities, this time however accentuated with soft curves in the above counter sinks and DXV’s Percy Single Lever Faucet with Loop Handle (top) and the luxurious Cadet Freestanding Soaking Tub by American Standard (bottom).
The generously sized second bathroom features American Standard’s Town Square Faucets with square spout that perfectly accentuate the horizontal lines in the stone counter tops and shower surround, further emphasizing the home’s clean, modernist lines.
Owners Karl Gobel and Christopher Olstad acted as developers on the project in collaboration with the design team at Borelli Design + Cabinetry, Vne Capital and photographer Martin Mann. For more details on the Kitchen of the Year please visit San Diego Home and Design.