The home's front entrance leads through multiple interior levels to a series of side and rear terraces.
Continuous travertine floors and a butt-joined glass corner help unite the home's interiors and exteriors.
Rear terraces coalesce around a multi-part pool and an outdoor kitchen.
Steel cross-bracing adds extra support to the studio without detracting from its delicate appearance.
Ricardo Rabines and Taal Safdie excel at designing outdoor rooms, such as the terraces and pool deck at this residence in Encinitas, Calif.
When the windows of this San Diego remodel are open, palm fronds from surrounding trees poke into the living room.
A sensitive response to site distinguishes every Safdie Rabines effort, including these San Diego projects: a canyonside house (top); the Otay Mesa-Nestor Branch Library (above, left); and the North Torrey Pines Road Bridge (above, right), on which the firm collaborated with design engineer T.Y. Lin International.
North Torrey Pines Road Bridge, on which the firm collaborated with design engineer T.Y. Lin International.
Sophisticated detailing, efficient use of space, and an openness to its wooded site help this house seem larger than its 1,400 square feet.