For many, a mega-mansion represents the ideal dream home, but for Mike and Shawn McConkey, a shipping container was their ideal. The McConkey Residence, designed by OBR Architecture, is one of San Diego’s first shipping container homes. Three containers form 800 square feet of living space, and floor-to-ceiling windows make the open-air design feel even larger. A retractable garage door next to the kitchen is another thoughtful element (and perfect for those times when the stove gets a bit too smoky). Speaking of smoke, the windows and roof incorporate flame-retardant materials in the event of wildfires.
A contemporary soaker bathtub is set up on a riser to give it maximum views of downtown San Diego. Black-and-white mosaic tiles create a contemporary, graphic backdrop to the bathroom. A small balcony houses a sleek, red chair for relaxing by the bay.
Surrounded by beautiful landscaping and palm trees, this 1935 Spanish Colonial Revival home pairs a stucco exterior and terracotta roof tiles. A stucco fence and iron gate provide privacy to the home, which has beautiful views of the San Diego bay.
The Veranda Fireside Lounge & Restaurant at Rancho Bernardo Inn is just far enough from bustling San Diego to feel like you're in the middle of nowhere. There's no mistaking the pleasant weather, which means guests enjoy the outdoor fire pit all year long.
In Point Loma, Calif., this 7,400-square-foot home was built in 1935 by local architect Ralph Frank. Situated on a large sloping lot, the residence features panoramic views of the downtown San Diego skyline and the San Diego bay.
The front courtyard creates a grand, welcoming entrance to this 7,400-square-foot 1935 Colonial Revival residence. Originally designed by local architect Ralph Frank, the home is situated on a large sloping lot in Point Loma with panoramic views of the downtown San Diego skyline and the San Diego bay.