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Great Homes: Jonathan Segal’s The Cresta

For this edition of Inside The Great Homes of San Diego presented by Willis Allen Real Estate, we have the privilege to take you to La Jolla to tour an award-winning home designed and built by nationally known, local architect Jonathan Segal and his son, Matthew. The property is known as The Cresta.

The strong concrete shapes and lines make the home feel as it is suspended above an open and inviting lower living space. Note how the open sky draws you back into an outdoor lounge space.  Entertaining here makes you feel like you are in a modern luxury boutique hotel.

Inside, water and art interplay to turn living spaces into comfortable and inspiring art spaces.  The concrete and glass is softened by textures like leather, wood and plush fur throws in the décor. The continual interplay of concrete and intricate metal designs both defines spaces and unifies the home at the same time.

The kitchen and dining area blend the indoor and outdoors with artistic metal and water features. Downstairs, the polished concrete contrasts with the oriental rug, wood and the crystal chandler to make a potentially cold space much more warm and enticing. The media area offers plush carpet and an inviting couch to lounge with friends and family to watch movies or the big game.

Upstairs in the bedroom areas, glass walls create a truly open feel.  And again, the woods warm the spaces. The rooftop deck offers ocean views and again bringing the sky into the home design. In the evening, The Cresta is just as amazing as in the daylight. This La Jolla jewel shines clearly and brightly at any time of day.

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