La Jolla’s Ultra-Contemporary Brush Stroke House

This is the front view of the contemporary-style home with lots of glass walls. This view gives us a taste of the juxtaposed modern elements with the natural landscape that surrounds the house. Image courtesy of

There is an ultra-contemporary house in La Jolla, California designed by Wallace Cunningham. This house is now on the market priced at $12.7 million.

The house is measured at 5,000 square feet with three bedrooms, four bathrooms, and lots of natural lighting that comes from its abundance of glass walls. The highlight of the property is the black-bottomed swimming pool shaped in the perfect curve of the tip of an artist’s brush that is why it is named Brush Stroke.

The Contemporary-style estate in La Jolla, California with ocean views is listed under Christie’s International Real Estate.

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San Diego was the first place Europeans landed on the New World’s west coast, first claimed by Spain in the 1500s until Mexico gained its independence from Spain and claimed it for themselves. United States leaders were attracted by its deep water harbor and seized it from Mexico at the end of the Mexican-American War in 1848, pushing the border with Mexico further south to Tijuana.

From its meager beginnings, as the city grew, it was host to the Panama-California Exposition in 1915 and the California Pacific International Exposition in 1935. Many of the Spanish-Baroque style buildings built in Balboa Park where the expositions were held are still standing. Today, San Diego is popular for its beautiful beaches, exciting restaurants and nightlife as well as its world-renowned zoo.

The name Brush Stroke was well chosen for this ultra-contemporary juxtaposed by the natural textures in the landscape. From almost any angle a photograph could easily morph onto a canvas forming a naturally balanced composition that could be hung with pride. The crowning touch is a black-bottomed swimming pool shaped in the perfect curve of the tip of an artist’s brush.

Located in the exclusive La Jolla coastal-front community just north of San Diego, the house sits on 1.3 acres with ocean views. Designed by award-winning architect Wallace Cunningham, the 5,000-square-foot residence has three bedrooms, four baths and was featured in the January 2006 issue of Architectural Digest.

Brushstroke, a Wallace Cunningham designed contemporary with ocean view in La Jolla, California, is priced at $12.7 million.


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