Virginia Way French Country

La Jolla, CA

Spanning over two original lots near La Jolla Village, the owners commissioned us to design a home reflective of their love for the simple yet elegant French Mediterranean style.

An elliptical stone stair elevates from basement to the second floor, with a large steel window embracing daylight from the rear yard.

Stenciled ceiling with wood trim, plaster walls and stone fireplace surrounds accompany many of the living spaces.  A large historic fireplace was repurposed as the kitchen range hood, and brick arched ceiling treatment enhance the comfortable French County feel for the dine-in kitchen space used extensively during family entertaining.  A complete wood paneled dining room with hidden pantry access opens out to the private rear garden and pool terrace.


La Jolla, CA


8,500 sqft/Custom Home



Emilio & Sons, Inc.

Interior Design:

BE Design

Landscape Design:

Todd Fry, ASLA


Martin Mann Photography


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Utilizing architectural pieces the homeowners curated and shipped from France, the home unites these components with stone corbeling, stucco walls, tile roofing and refined wood detailing to create a classically French Country assemblage.

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A bespoke wine room custom built for client’s extensive wine collection is hidden behind a cork lined curved wall and salvaged wood door.  The private gym, and large club room complete with billiard table and bar comprise the rest of the basement level.