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Top 10 Homes of 2012

San Diego Magazine’s home editor picks her favorites from this year


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1) Yes, we know the market is saturated with mid-century modern design. But I fell head over heels for this quaint Point Loma abode, with its bright yellow powder room and super-authentic details. 

2) This Balinese dream home in Bird Rock has a pool that rises and falls with the ocean tides. It doesn’t get much cooler than that.

3) This charming guesthouse in Rancho Santa Fe is as nice as any main house I’ve ever seen. 

4) This Coronado stunner was selected for our Best Pools feature. It sits right on the bay, and the view is absolutely incredible.

5) This University City kitchen felt like such a revelation back in January. It previewed some of the trends we’d continue to see all year, like reclaimed wood, DIY chalkboard paint, and mix-and-match textures.

6) The umbrella in this La Jolla backyard reignited my love for all things orange. And sometimes a flamenco ruffle just feels so apropos.

7) The builder of this Poway home has a passion for Spanish Colonial architecture, and it shows in the details. The arched, brick hallway lined with custom wrought-iron fixtures is very special.    

8) This Coronado house had the most beautiful, gray wood flooring. I love that the homeowners transformed it from a dark and heavy Spanish style to a bright and beachy California Coastal feel.

9) The exposed cement beams and floor-to-ceiling windows make this Little Italy penthouse feel so cool and urban. The tenant calls his shag rug “the Lenny Kravitz Carpet.”  

10) This wood and glass house in Rancho Santa Fe was selected for our Dream Homes feature. It’s gorgeous from top to bottom: the infinity pool, clerestory windows, indoor-outdoor layout, and spacious master bath.

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