Ocean Crest Rd major addition and remodel


The ranch house above was built in the 1050’s in Cardiff-by-the-Sea. It was 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, situated at the apex of a slight uphill slope on the block. A couple other homes on the block were two-stories. This photo was taken right after the demolition process began.


Having personally designed the project, I had selected this home after careful analysis that after a second story was added with a rooftop deck above it all there would be an ocean view. The home became 4 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms with a large bonus room on the second floor. An exterior door from the bonus room leads to a set of stairs that arrive at the expansive roof deck.


The completed home maintains a few of the original craftsman features while incorporating contemporary elements that give a sense of era to the finished product. A 7 foot cantilevering platform provides cover during rain and communicates entry.


The roof deck occupies nearly all of the second story roof area, above, and features a gas line for a BBQ, a built-in concrete countertop with sink, and several different areas for a variety of activities. At one time there was a seating area with fire pit, a foosball table space, and a jacuzzi tub.

Edward Borlenghi