Design for LJ Shores home wins award


A custom home planned for La Jolla Shores earned H2A – Hawkins & Hawkins Architects of San Diego a Gold Nugget “Merit Award” for “Best on Boards — Custom Home” from the Pacific Coast Builders Conference in San Francisco.

Work on the 7,300-square-foot custom home, dubbed Casa Belmonte, will begin by the end of the year. The architectural firm describes it as a “modern beach home … designed as a progression of public and private courtyards offering panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean with sustainability and energy conscious design incorporated from the early planning stages.” The stone and plaster massing and warm wood detailing will provide a secluded retreat for its owners.