Designed by San Diego native Kendrick Bangs Kellogg, whose organic modern style has been described as “an architecture so full of life that it seems to breathe,” the “Lotus House” on a La Jolla hillside has been listed for $2.5 million.
Perched on a .9-acre canyon rim lot, the three-bedroom, two-and-a-half-bathroom home at 7799 Starlight Drive, built in 1978, is famed for its undulating laminated wood roof trusses, sculptural poured formed concrete, hypnotic geometric tile, and helical three-story glass staircase. The one-of-a-kind house also features a sauna, central atrium, walls of glass, two home offices, and four decks that encompass panoramic ocean and canyon views.
Seamless indoor-outdoor integration
With its seamless integration of indoor-outdoor space, the home’s other amenities include a custom-tiled shower, central atrium with clerestory windows, flexible floorplan, family room, library, office, sauna, teak wood built-in cabinetry, and curved Douglas fir beamed ceilings throughout.
Ideally located at the end of a private cul-de-sac, in a coveted enclave of La Jolla Heights homes, the site was carefully chosen for its natural beauty and tranquility. The stunning residence was once featured on HGTV’s “Extreme Homes” series.
Kellogg designed Chart House restaurant chain
Kellogg, 84, is the pioneering architect behind many iconic homes and buildings, and the Chart House restaurant chain. He designed the “Lotus House” for internationally renowned reproductive endocrinologist Samuel Yen.